I went from a SOTA Star to a Linn LP 12, to the Orbe. The Orbe is the best fit for my system by a large margin.
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Might I make a suggestion? A non-suspended table with a Ginko Cloud is an amazing combination. ESPECIALLY if you can isolate the motor from the Cloud platform, even more magic. You can get all those black backgrounds that a suspended table has yet all the slam of a non-suspended...or micro/macro dynamics if you wish. Just a thought, really worth checking out.
I liked the LP12 but the Keel upgrade was a deal breaker. The price was too high and at that level I felt and still feel there is better out there. The Linn has a much more smaller sound than some of the competition namely the SME 10 which I really like hence my decision to dump the LP12. I still feel that everyone should have it at least once in their life. Mine was super reliable and well made in direct contrast to the horrible experience I had with Oracle.