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What's Linn's big secret?

Does anyone have any idea what Linn's big secret is?

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

CraigDS wrote:

Does anyone have any idea what Linn's big secret is?

Ivor Tiefenbrun is going to be cryogenically preserved in a cocktail of single malt and bearing lubricant so that he can re-invent the LP12 after the Apocalypse?

 

 

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

Do any dealers have any clues or ideas? 

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

A factory in china with slave labour.

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CraigDS wrote: Does anyone

CraigDS wrote:

Does anyone have any idea what Linn's big secret is?


Yes
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RE: CraigDS wrote:Does anyone

michael hoy wrote:
CraigDS wrote:

Does anyone have any idea what Linn's big secret is?

Yes

...and?  :grin:

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

She used to be a man.

 

Sorry.

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

Let me guess.... horrendus margins on electronic that cost 1/4 to produce ?

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

Like every sound and vision electronic device. 

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

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A factory in china with slave labour.

Nope, all manufactured and assembled in-house as far as possible.

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

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Let me guess.... horrendus margins on electronic that cost 1/4 to produce ?

Nope, while making healthy profits their margins are actually not that excessive.

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RE: What's Linn's big secret?

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Like every sound and vision electronic device. 

How so? The only thing I'll shoot Linn down for is their technologically anachronistic LP12, when they admitted a new direct-drive design would be better. But they'll alienate current customers because they'd have wasted upgrades that could have bought each of their teenage ingrates a new small car.

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Bullsh*t?

Bullsh*t?

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Bullsh*t?

That's all you can respond to a company which arguably made the first and best hifi streamer ever? The first streamer to allow an open control interface - (which I still am against). (Sorry the Transporter was there before but was rare and marketed to being a nonentity and really didn't compare). Not speaking as a Linn fanboy, but the Linn Klimax DS, although incomplete when launched 6 years ago, was more revolutionary than the LP12 ever was.

You can accuse Linn of many things, but give them due where credit is due.

And I maintain all hifi streamers are still incomplete experiments sold to the consumer - no matter who makes them, no matter what the technology, architecture or topology.

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RE: Bullsh*t?

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busb wrote:
Bullsh*t?

That's all you can respond to a company which arguably made the first and best hifi streamer ever? The first streamer to allow an open control interface - (which I still am against). (Sorry the Transporter was there before but was rare and marketed to being a nonentity and really didn't compare). Not speaking as a Linn fanboy, but the Linn Klimax DS, although incomplete when launched 6 years ago, was more revolutionary than the LP12 ever was.

You can accuse Linn of many things, but give them due where credit is due.

And I maintain all hifi streamers are still incomplete experiments sold to the consumer - no matter who makes them, no matter what the technology, architecture or topology.

I'm going back far longer ago than streamers to all the damaging bull that some still believe (that the source is the most important part of any system) which is rubbish. My comment is far less fatuous than you think - I remember the times when Ivor T was spinning more bull than discs. I don't doubt that Linn have designed some great products since the LP12 - I have a long memory & sh*t sticks. I tend to support companies with smaller marketing budgets!

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