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The myth of the "slavish cult"...

I appreciate your opinion, but you're basing it on second hand, longstanding, Linn bashing cliches--you haven't owned an LP12 nor have you ever heard an LP12.

That said, sure it was cultish years ago, it was based on former designs, and the constant parade of upgrades is expensive, BUT at the end of the day it's just a turntable and a musical one at that. Forget all the BS that surrounds it.

I bought mine in 1986 for $895 and soon after put a very lightly used Ittok on it for $595. That $1500 table has lasted 37 years and the only upgrade I've done is add an Origin Live DC motor. Does it need the dreaded constant adjustments? Not really. Some LP12s may, but mine is pretty much set and forget. (It's mounted on a Target wall shelf.) I've probably adjusted mine about 4 times over the years and changed the springs twice. All simple tasks.

Are there better tables today? Sure. But there are thousands of LP12 users out there who bought their tables years ago, and it's proved to be an outstanding value even at original spec.

Personally, I'd give it 5 stars for practicality. But the myths persist...

Edits: 03/06/23 03/06/23

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