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Sondek LP12-50: Celebrating 50 Years of Sonic Excellence and Design Mastery.

To celebrate the Australian release of the LP12-50, a special evening awaited at Rekodo Restaurant and Vinyl Bar in Barangaroo: Gilad Tiefenbrun, Managing Director of Linn, held court in Sydney to present this landmark turntable, accompanied by the Linn 360 loudspeakers and the Klimax DSM.

The unforgettable night of music, conversation, and a first-hand experience of the LP12-50's sonic brilliance commenced with a presentation by Gilad Tiefenbrun at 7:00 PM, followed by an evening of fine food, beverages, and the unparalleled sound of the LP12-50.

Organised by Audio Connection, where the LP12-50 can be ordered, it was not merely an event; it was a celebration of craftsmanship, innovation, and the enduring legacy of the Sondek LP12.

A Sonic Symphony: The Evolution of Excellence

What became apparent from the get go was that the Sondek LP12-50 is more than a turntable; it's a testament to five decades of engineering refinement. Linn has achieved the pinnacle of vinyl playback performance with the LP12-50, thanks to its innovative Bedrok™ plinth technology. Crafted from orthogonal layers of beech under extreme pressure, this ultra-dense wood minimizes resonance, providing an ideal housing for the turntable's mechanism.

Design Elegance by LoveFrom: A Visual and Tactile Marvel

LoveFrom, known for its collaboration with Apple, infuses the LP12-50 with an iconic design language. The precision-machined power/speed control button and hinges, a result of LoveFrom's design expertise, offer delightful and precise interaction with the turntable. Every detail, from the plinth to the acrylic dust cover, reflects a deep respect for the classic Sondek LP12 form while introducing refined aesthetic refinements.

The Art of Upgrade: Modular and Timeless

The Sondek LP12 has been a symbol of modularity and upgradability since its inception. The LP12-50 continues this tradition, incorporating the top components within the Sondek ecosystem. The Ekos SE titanium tonearm, paired with the flagship Ekstatik moving-coil cartridge, ensures top-tier performance. The Keel sub-chassis, machined from solid aluminium, and the latest Radikal external power supply contribute to the turntable's sonic excellence.

A Limited Edition Masterpiece: Unveiling Perfection

Limited to just 250 examples, each LP12-50 is a collector's dream, identified by an embossed aluminium plaque with individual numbering. This full reference-level flagship LP12 represents the culmination of Linn's 50 years of design and engineering prowess. It stands among the elite in the realm of turntables, alongside other distinguished models in the sub-$100,000 category.

This masterpiece not only pays homage to the legacy of the original Sondek LP12 but also elevates the audio experience to unprecedented heights.


Words by AW.

Photo courtesy of Linn Products.


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