Bristol Show 2015: Booplinth aims to give your Linn LP12 a sonic boost

We came across this intriguing new product in the Quadraspire room: called Booplinth, it's "an innovative and advanced plinth design" machined from a solid bamboo laminate block.

The idea is that you place your Linn LP12 turntable within it (fitting can be done by a qualified Linn specialist) and the result, the maker claims, will be "a more revealing presentation, reduced colouration, greater transparency and dynamics".

The Booplinth can accommodate all the Linn's mechanics, lid, top plate, arm board, base board or Trampolin. It's manufactured by Quadraspire exclusively for the Booplinth company, sells for £1650 and is available from Booplinth ( in natural, cherry, ebony and black finishes.

Also new from Quadraspire is the company's flagship X-Reference hi-fi rack (shown on the left of the picture, with a Booplinth on top) which costs £1000/tier.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.