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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:09 am 
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Anybody else got any experience with this turntable? Just got 'er hooked-up & wow...this table sounds exceptional. And for a 35 year old machine it still operates as new. Probably because nobody ever used this one methinks. Beautiful design as well, no?
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The tonearm bearings can be tightened or adjusted easily. Almost all older budget turntables need it and 100% of all older Duals require it. it's written right into the Dual service manuals.

Heavy platter, relatively speaking. the big drawback is the budget platter motor, which is a cassette deck unit. Works fine, though. But look to obtain a second motor as they do indeed wear.


Look to cutting new foam damping inserts for the footers, to kill the resonance of dampened springs. The foam inserts damp the spring in the footers. The foam has aged and is either powdered or on it's way to being powdered.

The lids and the hinges are a drop on for an Lin LP12 turntable.

Probably the cheapest way to get a cover for a Linn LP 12---buy a marginal or non working Harmon Kardon turntable from this series..there are about a dozen, over the years...and the cover and hinges (even the hinge inserts on the body proper!) will drop right onto a LP12, perfectly.

And yes, good turntable. Turntable, not record player. Good enough for the proper name.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Teo Audio wrote:
The tonearm bearings can be tightened or adjusted easily. Almost all older budget turntables need it and 100% of all older Duals require it. it's written right into the Dual service manuals.

Heavy platter, relatively speaking. the big drawback is the budget platter motor, which is a cassette deck unit. Works fine, though. But look to obtain a second motor as they do indeed wear.


Look to cutting new foam damping inserts for the footers, to kill the resonance of dampened springs. The foam inserts damp the spring in the footers. The foam has aged and is either powdered or on it's way to being powdered.

The lids and the hinges are a drop on for an Lin LP12 turntable.

Probably the cheapest way to get a cover for a Linn LP 12---buy a marginal or non working Harmon Kardon turntable from this series..there are about a dozen, over the years...and the cover and hinges (even the hinge inserts on the body proper!) will drop right onto a LP12, perfectly.

And yes, good turntable. Turntable, not record player. Good enough for the proper name.


Groovy & thanks for the tips. The thing I noticed most about this table is how 'quiet' it is. By that I mean just how dead-silent it is between songs on an LP. I believe the term used by audiophiles is 'inky-black background'. No rumble, no hum, nothing. And when a well recorded & mastered LP is played on this thing the resulting sound is beautifully detailed and huge, yet lush & alluring. Gonna keep this thing spinning in the main-rig for a while yet...
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Looks awesome or should I say wicked O. R. Enjoy!!


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Really nice!!! I always wanted one - with a matching HK amp...But my fishsticks budget would not allow it...


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Really nice, indeed. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. And whatever you play on it tends to sound so realistic it's almost spooky. In particular jazz LPs. So 'alive & in-the-room' it's crazy. To wit:


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Nice acquisition Rusty! Iirc those HK tables were referred to as the "poor-man's LP12" back in the day and for good reason. A helluva lot of value and performance for a fraction of the price. I'll wager that you hold on to this one for awhile.

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Poor-man's LP-12... I can live with that. Are LP-12's finicky? Because so far this Harman Kardon is bulletproof-reliable, set it & forget it, ya dig? Cannot believe how exquisite jazz LPs sound on this thing...
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Old Rusty wrote:
Are LP-12's finicky?


Hmmm does a wild bear sh*t in the woods? :lol:

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hifijones wrote:
Old Rusty wrote:
Are LP-12's finicky?


Hmmm does a wild bear sh*t in the woods? :lol:


Wicked. Perhap's the HK T45C is the 'Utilitarian Man's LP-12'...
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