Setting up your LP12: Volume I

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I started a thread on the LP12 Section of the Linn Forum when it was in existence some years ago in response to a growing number of requests from owners, who perhaps live a long way from their Linn Specialist Turntable Retailers or wish to learn more about setting up and ensuring they were getting great results with their LP12. The set-up guide proved very popular there and the thread was promoted to a sticky status at the top of the first page on the Forum by Linn themselves!

Many readers asked if I could make a downloadable version of the thread postings I made at that time. So, in response to these requests the guide was produced back in 2014.

Since then, there have been a number of new products launched by Linn for the LP12 and so I have attempted to incorporate these in this new 2020 version of the guide.

It is my opinion that it is better for you to have your Linn Retailer set up your LP12 whenever possible, as there is no substitute for good hands-on training and a lot of set-up experience.

It follows that I do not accept any liability whatsoever for works attempted following your reading of any information contained here. As I said, hopefully you will see this as a useful, general guide, and you will gain a better understanding of the setting up process, consequently a better idea of why retailers need to charge a little for the time and expertise they use while setting up your LP12 and also why they are the best people to set-up and get the best sounds from your LP12.

Care, experience, expertise and attention to detail are paramount.

With this guide, I’ve tried to keep it to the point and as possible and used photographs to illustrate the points made wherever I can, as I hope this will make it more readable for anyone interested in using it as a guide for reference in future. However, it’s not completely all encompassing, so if having read it, you have any questions, please just email me at

Kind regards,

Peter Swain


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