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Linn Sondek state-of-the-art hi-fi turntable

First introduced: 1972
Belt drive transcription turntable platter
Speed: 33.3 (45 rpm with optional adaptor)
Choice of tone-arm (shown here with Syrinx PU2)
Choice of cartridge
Detachable perspex lid
Anti-vibration sprung floating sub-chassis
Speed accuracy:
      Valhalla / Lingo: 0.03%
      Basik: 0.1% (mains Tolerance)
Power requirements:
      Valhalla / Basik: 90-132, 198-264V AC
      Lingo: 100/120/220/240V AC
Power consumption: 13W (max.)
Dimensions: 445 (w) x 140 (h) x 356mm (d)
Weight: 3.75kg


 Linn Sondek LP12 transcription turntable
The reference transcription turntable for optimum reproduction of LP records - over 30 years of world leadership. Available with three different standards of power supply. Patented, low-noise, single-point bearing to eliminate noise and optimise information retrieval.

High mass, perfectly balanced, belt-driven platter to maintain speed stability

Solid wood plinth, stainless steel chassis, suspended sub-chassis and stable arm platform to provide freedom from vibration and acoustic feedback, and reliable, consistent performance.

Upgradeable from Basik version in steps to Lingo version for ultra-precise motor control and the finest musical detail. (The Lingo drives the LP12 motor with two low distortion sine waves separated by 90 degrees from two high voltage amplifiers. The sine waves are derived from a low noise crystal oscillator. A unique circuit monitors the motor and during start up drives the motor hard until it stabilises at the correct speed.
Turntable replacement neoprene rubber belt

How to replace a drive belt

Replacement drive belts (BELT29) available for £8.50 + 1.50 (UK p&p) = £10.00

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"Thank you for your reply, but the drive belts arrived Saturday morning. All is well with a turntable which has not been used for 30 odd years. Already played a couple of albums. Thank you for your prompt service. Very Best Regards" R EBBS (16/03/2020)

"I found gb audio's web site on Google but contacted them by phone the man I spoke to was most helpful,the drive belt I ordered arrived the next day,works perfectly.excellent service wouldn't hesitate to use for any products and would recommend to anyone.thanks again". R Pearson (14/05/2019)

"Hi,belt came today,fitted it and the hi Fi turntable is working once again.Many thanks for your help and assistance". Alan. (03/05/2019)

"Hello. Belt received and perfect fit. Thank you for your excellent service. Regards" ANNA (21/01/2014)

"Hello... I would like to say thank you for helping me get the right belt for my turntable and the stylus as well. It is a pleasure to put my lp's on again and listen to music I thought would be lost. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year." M Albus  (16/12/2013)


"Hi GB Audio person! Just quick note to say thanks very much for the drive belt which arrived safely today. Iím not sure which one of you Iíve been dealing with, but the service has been top class. You correctly predicted that a BELT29 would be the one for my deck (it was) when I couldnít figure it out from the chart ... and then got the belt here in just a couple of days. As I write, Iím sitting here listening to vinyl that hasnít had a needle through the grooves in years Ė all thanks to you". G Brown (15/03/2010)

"Found your excellent website whilst searching for a turntable drive belt for my Pioneer system. Unlike most on-line sales places your way of explaining about belt sizes and how to measure the turntable seems very logical and fool-proof". (09/03/2010)

"Hi there, The belt arrived yesterday - overnight delivery first class post. It fits a treat and works perfectly. What can I say but great service and thank you". Paul B (14/01/2010)

"I would just like to say that when I did a uk google search (drive belt), your site was the easiest to use and understand, with good, clear insructions. I especially liked the link to Pi, it made me smile". Best wishes, Ben UK (26/03/2009)

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