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Think I'll keep it all Linn.......so this gets the Karousel..  

Out with the "All LInn" in with "The Vectors"......   The Univector/XV1s/Superline+Supercap DR combo has always impressed me with its wide open sound in a holographic kind of fashion regardl

Took all of 2 tracks to realise the Karousel leaves the Cirkus/Tranq in its wake......Both Harry and myself were GOBSMACKED... Had another top spec LP12 with cirkus/tranq for comparison.....diffe

I have to admit that when the Cirkus came out I was somewhat skeptical, but hey, happy to admit that I was wrong, big, big time. I still kick myself for ignoring it for the time I did. However, in these days of a three tiered Linn hierarchy, where and when do you draw the line?

Some time ago I chose the Kore over the Keel, simply on a cost basis. Do I now have to change to the Keel to get the most from the Karousel?

Ivor might not be at the helm any more but his spirit lives on.

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2 hours ago, Tasebass said:

https://www.stereo.net.au/news/linn-launches-karousel-bearing-upgrade-for-lp12

 

Wonder if the bearing only works with the latest inner platter as Karousel is not sold as an independent item.....

 

Tase.

 

That is a problem for me, Tase - as I ain't giving up my Edmund Chan composite inner platter!  :)

 

Andy

 

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I considered it.... but then I lost hours at work so have to cut a lot of my spending. Plus, I'd probably go for the Lingo 4 kit before upgrading the bearing. 

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On 05/03/2020 at 8:18 PM, JukKluk2 said:

 

. Do I now have to change to the Keel to get the most from the Karousel?

 

All decks sold now feature the Karousel so no........I'd say you need a Karousel to get the best out of a Keel.....

When i spoke to Harry at Audio Genesis He said stocks should arrive around mid April....covid pending...

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On 08/04/2020 at 12:37 PM, Capone said:

Anyone here taking the plunge on this Karousel?

...when stocks arrive I'll get one for my Klimax.....

 

Tase.

 

 

 

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It’s on my acquisition list, but later this year.  I am about to go Atmos, so a few dollars down on that one.   
 

Tase, will be interested I your review....

 

Cheers,

Steve

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2 hours ago, Tasebass said:

...when stocks arrive I'll get one for my Klimax.....

 

Tase.

 

 

 

Keep us updated ?

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On 11/04/2020 at 9:30 AM, Capone said:

Keep us updated ?

Spoke to Harry at Audio Genesis today.......not due till mid May.....:unsure:

Linn are running a promo...if you purchase certain Klimax LP12 products...eg an Ekos SE tonearm you'll get the Karuosel at no charge.....

 

Tase. 

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32 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

Spoke to Harry at Audio Genesis today.......not due till mid May.....:unsure:

Linn are running a promo...if you purchase certain Klimax LP12 products...eg an Ekos SE tonearm you'll get the Karuosel at no charge.....

 

Tase. 

Anything over £3000 , so $6000 Aud?

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On 05/03/2020 at 8:02 PM, Juzbear said:

I might have to keep my eye out for a cirkus bearing for my old deck when someone else upgrades!

Im about to upgrade from a Cirkus / Lingo-1 to a Karousel / Lingo4.

...if you are keen on either or both them items.

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On 17/04/2020 at 7:53 PM, JC. said:

Im about to upgrade from a Cirkus / Lingo-1 to a Karousel / Lingo4.

...if you are keen on either or both them items.

Let us know the outcome ?

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On 17/04/2020 at 7:53 PM, JC. said:

Im about to upgrade from a Cirkus / Lingo-1 to a Karousel / Lingo4.

...if you are keen on either or both them items.

My LP12 is a Cirkus/Lingo 1 as well, I'm very keen to hear your thoughts once they're installed. 

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2 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

Received an email from Harry @ Audio Genesis........The Karousel has landed.....:thumbsup:

 

 

awesome.  Is Harry installing it or yourself?

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3 minutes ago, metal beat said:

 

awesome.  Is Harry installing it or yourself?

He's offered to post it out ....I'll call Him tomorrow see if we can do install on Saturday....

 

which deck's gonna get the honours........mmmmmmm....

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1 hour ago, Brendan Price said:

What sort of plinth is that? I've never seen anything like that.

 

That is a Tasebass special.  (He is a master craftsman.  :thumb: )

 

Andy

 

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22 hours ago, Tasebass said:

Think I'll keep it all Linn.......so this gets the Karousel..

 

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Tase, what are the differences between the two decks besides the plinths?

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38 minutes ago, Capone said:

Tase, what are the differences between the two decks besides the plinths?

without going into plinth details....

The white deck is all Linn Klimax....Klimax Radikal DC motor + PS / Cirkus bearing / Keel sub chassis / Ekos SE arm / Kandid phono cart / Urika phono stage........Plus TP Khan top plate I also had a Tranquillity fitted which has been sold...

 

 

 

This is the other deck...( I'm using the Klimax Radikal on this at present but will be using a Naim Armageddon once i get the other deck up and running  )...

 

Cirkus bearing with TP Tranquillity and Mober Inner Platter / Keel / Univector tonearm / Dynavector XV1s cart .......plus a TP Khan top plate...

Phono is a Naim Superline/Supercap combo...

 

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Tase.

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31 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

without going into plinth details....

The white deck is all Linn Klimax....Klimax Radikal DC motor + PS / Cirkus bearing / Keel sub chassis / Ekos SE arm / Kandid phono cart / Urika phono stage........Plus TP Khan top plate I also had a Tranquillity fitted which has been sold...

 

 

 

This is the other deck...( I'm using the Klimax Radikal on this at present but will be using a Naim Armageddon once i get the other deck up and running  )...

 

Cirkus bearing with TP Tranquillity and Mober Inner Platter / Keel / Univector tonearm / Dynavector XV1s cart .......plus a TP Khan top plate...

Phono is a Naim Superline/Supercap combo...

 

IMG_1671.thumb.jpg.78e4347c35e614f4fa6c5f9f801de273.jpg 

 

Tase.

Both lovely decks ??

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1 hour ago, Brendan Price said:

 

That univector tonearm looks like a Naim Aro.

 

 

Significantly advanced on an Aro, I would suggest, BP!  :lol:

 

@Tasebassmight care to comment?

 

But, alas, like Aros ... new Univectors are no longer available.  :(  (RIP, Duc.)

 

Andy

 

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Took all of 2 tracks to realise the Karousel leaves the Cirkus/Tranq in its wake......Both Harry and myself were GOBSMACKED...

Had another top spec LP12 with cirkus/tranq for comparison.....difference were profound and not supple ......

We used the Joe Cocker album for valuation....

 

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9 hours ago, Tasebass said:

Took all of 2 tracks to realise the Karousel leaves the Cirkus/Tranq in its wake......Both Harry and myself were GOBSMACKED...

Had another top spec LP12 with cirkus/tranq for comparison.....difference were profound and not supple ......

We used the Joe Cocker album for valuation....

 

IMG_1687.thumb.jpg.4b37bc57e7fdc698ad72e89b78c97dc8.jpg

 

So you decided to use the Black plinth instead for the upgrade?

Ps-I’m not colour blind ?

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11 hours ago, Tasebass said:

WHAT IS THIS KAROUSEL VOODOO......:shocked::shocked::shocked:....

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Looks great.

 

Does the Karousel bearing require a new sub-platter or is it just packaged that way like the Cirkus kit used to be?

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58 minutes ago, Telecine said:

Looks great.

 

Does the Karousel bearing require a new sub-platter or is it just packaged that way like the Cirkus kit used to be?

Yes. The Karousel comes with an inner platter new springs grommets screws ...oil etc.

 

...and a new record collection when you get home.....:shocked::thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, Capone said:

So you decided to use the Black plinth instead for the upgrade?

Ps-I’m not colour blind ?

Yeah i decided that it would require less fiddling around by using the Black plinth.....which didn't turn out to be the case...my bad though....

I know I'll get the itch to build the white one again...just a matter of time...:unsure:

 Cheers

Tase.

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15 minutes ago, Brendan Price said:

 Very cool!

thanks for the write up.

looks like I’ll be getting a Karousel in the not too distant future 

Im thinking the same now ?

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