Superb Linn LP12 Axis and Lingo Upgrades
We have developed a range of motor controllers to improve the listening pleasure of your Linn equipment.
Zeus motor controller Replacement for Valhalla and Lingo
We all love our music and some formats sound better than others. The Linn LP12 and Valhalla controller are excellent but they can be substantially improved upon. Accurate, stable speed control is essential for extracting the best out of the vinyl format – without getting that right we are building our HiFi listening pleasure on shaky foundations.
After repairing and servicing hundreds of Valhalla and Axis boards I decided I could do better. I was also fed up with having to remove the platter and change the belt every time I wanted to play a half speed mastered LP or 12” single.
Wear of the belt, bearing and stylus drag also have a big impact on speed stability and most Valhalla boards and Premotec/Linn motor combinations actually run slightly off speed from the start and unless you resort to mechanical adjustment there is no way to correct this easily and certainly not frequently as the mechanical and electrical components tolerances drift.
Enter the Zeus controller! The Zeus uses a speed sensor to detect the platter rotation speed and correct the rotation to achieve stunning accuracy down to 0.001Hz. this results in speed stability typically to three decimal places. Variations of belt, bearing, motor, vinyl condition and stylus drag are accounted for every two seconds. The improvement in pitch, rhythm and overall timbre are astounding. Available as internal or external versions.
Minos motor controller Replacement for Valhalla and Hercules
The Minos controller is a replacement for non-speed sensing motor power supplies. Whilst not as feature rich as the Zeus, unlike most other power supplies parameters such motor drive voltage, motor phase and output frequency can be manually trimmed via software to minimise noise and vibration and platter rotation speed. The Minos has the same power saving features as the Zeus and of course electronic switching between 33.33 rpm and 45 rpm. It is supplied with an aluminium Linn style square switch with red and green LED’s.
David Cutter has produced two entertaining and informative video’s where he first discusses and reviews the Zeus controller and in Part 2 of his series he walks through installing a Zeus controller in his LP12 and is well worth a watch if you are installing a Zeus in your own LP12. He highlights a few …
You may have noticed that your Linn Axis has a start problem in that the platter starts spinning as soon as power is switched on at the wall outlet. Does this happen to your Axis? Well now we have a fix – read on but a bit of a story first. Recently a customer contacted …
What makes an Excellent Electrolytic Capacitor? “Electrolytic capacitors determine the lifespan of a power supply” We are often asked what kinds of Capacitors we use in our repairs and upgrade kits. We thought it might be useful to explain some of the factors leading to our decision choices. The first thing to note is that …
Our Featured Products
Zeus LP12 motor speed controller and sensor£445.00
External Zeus LP12 motor speed controller and sensor£645.00
Dual AC synchronous motor or single 3 or 4 phase speed controller and sensor£690.00
Our Happy Customers!
My LP12 has never sounded so good. The timing and clarity of the instruments, especially on sustained notes is much improved. Overall, I am extremely happy with my External Zeus in how it performs and how it sounds. An added bonus is that you can tweak many on-board parameters via the use of the on-board software and a laptop, if you desire to do so. I have not heard a Lingo 4 equipped LP12 but to be honest, I really struggle to believe that it could possibly sound any better.Full Review