Linn ProductsSondek LP12 (1973)
Founded in 1973 by Ivor Tiefenbrun to produce the Sondek LP12 turntable, Linn is a manufacturer of hi-fi, home theatre, and multi-room audio systems. Linn didn’t invent the turntable, but understood that there was more information on an LP record than people were capable of accessing. So they engineered the best transcription machine, with a suspended sub-chassis design and a patented tightly-toleranced single-point bearing, for extracting it.
From its introduction in 1973, there have not been any radical changes to the turntable design, which remains in production today. However, the LP12’s sound quality has been improved through retrofittable upgrade kits. Its name is derived from the 12″ vinyl LP (long play gramophone record). As of 1 January 2002, Linn Products Ltd has been awarded The Royal Warrant of Appointment as a Tradesman to His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, as a provider of Entertainment Systems.
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