LINN AXIS TurnTables

4/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $1500.00

Product Description

The Linn Axis is a belt drive manual turntable for extracting superb sound from vinyl LP records. Comes with the Linn Akito tonearm, which itself is worth several hundred dollars. Metal split platter, felt mat, nice dust cover.

Linn introduced the Axis as a less expensive and more straightforward alternative to the Sondek LP-12. the Axis is a phenomenal "budget audiophile" table. ** the speeds can be easily switched (b/w 33 and 45 rpm) by use of the on-off switch.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Raja Ram a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Well, let's see. Beats every digital media I own, including my superb SACDs, Audio DVDs and everything else I got in the believe having bought the best sounding Audiophile digital media available. The good old black, dusty, plastic platter proved me wrong. Of course it needed a Linn Axis to tickle out the essence and full potential of the good old vinyl.

I'm an enthusiastic newcomer to analogue audio. This is my first turntable at all. I bought it more or less a year ago and made some minor upgrades to it. The Linn K5 cartridge that came with it was a piece of crap. Changed it to a K18 mkII, which was much better, but the Dynavector overshadows them with ease. I rounded up my initial upgrade challenge with the Audio Analogue pre and the vdH Cables. In terms of performance enhancement achieved by adding these, it equals the boost a biker on the tour the France would feel after taking everyone's doping ration at once...lucky me the sound quality boost is permanent and reliable unlike the boost these overpaid biotech athletes collapse of after every stage. Ok, so much for this little detour into the world of healthy sports... I use my Axis with the Akito + Dynavector 10x4 MkII + Audio Analogue Aria phono stage + van den Hul First Ultimate cables on my DENON AVR3805 + SAC monos + Tannoy S8 + all vdH conn. home theatre setup. I know that there are 100 times more expensive turntables out there, which sound even better for sure. But having experienced mines mind-blowing sound permanently sending shivers up and down mine spine, I'm getting a little concerned what would the experience be like with a 20.000€ Clearaudio phono setup with reference grade Mark Levinson or Burmester components for many 10.000s of €s. Considering the monstrous price gap between my units for a few 1000€ and the shiny ultra high-end setups costing sometimes over 100.000€, I have to admit I can't imagine what sound must be coming out of them after I was convinced that the listening experience given by the Axis is already only a hair's breadth away from absolute perfect. After all the shivers and emotional "woooha" reactions that have already overcome me thanks to my Axis...I probably would break out in tears in front of a 100.000€ audiophile reference system... I think I better go now and google for the next high-end show coming to town ;)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   eBay (above is Eu

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