The LP12 might be the only thing they ever made that I think sounds good. They have made so much market filling mid-fi junk, but the LP12 is stellar (I have owned one for 10 years).
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Well for the ones of us who do like the LP12 this is huge. I sold mine to buy a VPI Scout because of the upgrade cost of the Cirkus. (which I did not have) I did not care for the VPI Scout so bought another LP12 but would have just bought new if this was available. I mean $1200 for a old Ittok valhalla LP12 old bearing or a little more than 3k for a new table likely better power supply and already cirkus'ed including the $500 cartridge. Almost the same cost so new would be much better in my mind. I think most would rather a new bearing than a 30 year old one! Now Linn is comparable in price to a Scout Master. Linn includes the cartridge $500 and interconnects. The Scout Master is $2500 plus cartridge and interconnects. Glad to see Linn back at the entry level high end. Linn will never get the crowd that is looking for a sexy turntable but I prefer the suspended liveliness and energy.