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    Default Sole VII to be discontinued and price increase to Sole VIII

    Sole VII to be discontinued. We have one left at 525 including armboard for Linn arms..

    First come first served - there will be no more Sole VII's once this one has sold.

    Price increase..

    Next batch of Sole VIII's will be subject to a price increase to 800 after 1st August 2017 but still awesome value for LP12 owners.

    We have a few left at 725 with Linn Rega or Aro arm board - again first come first served basis applies.


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    John R.
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    The final Sole VII we had in stock has now gone.

    Only Sole version VIII will be available from now on. We now only have two VIII's left at current price 725.

    The next batch available soon will be 800 with choice of arm board - Linn, Rega, Naim Aro & Moerch. As those who know, it's a performance match to the Keel, and that incidentally costs 2,000 more for a screen printed name.


    John R.
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    nice !!!
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    Yes indeedy j7, Thank you!

    Sole VIII's are moving along just nicely.

    Da Sole Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John R View Post
    The final Sole VII we had in stock has now gone. . . .


    John R.
    Me thinks it went to a good home, John.

    And I wish you continued success with Sole VIII.
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    Hello Tubey.

    Indeed it has Sir!

    My sincere apologies for not responding to your last email. I had intended to earlier this week but I've had so much going on I still have to got to it. I promise to write on the W/E

    Kind Regards

    John.

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    Hi John,

    No problem at all if you've fallen a bit behind in your correspondence! I'm sure you're busy dreaming up new products, or torture testing and tweaking others for the benefit of man kind.

    ;-)

    My record player is playing spectacularly, by the way, as I think I might have mentioned to you before. I'm certain I can hear the improvements of the latest Sole over the earlier Sole I'd installed years ago.
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    Thanks Tubey, good news.

    The trouble with many enthusiasts is that they don't get the chance to hear how well our products perform but when they do, boy do they realise that their LP12 is way behind what it's capable of at a realistic price point..

    One of the TCN members here sold his Radical Keel LP12 as he much favoured the musical presentation of the "Soled" LP12 he also had.


    Best wishes

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    Well I've had a bit of bad news that will possibly transcend into good news for potential customers.

    My machinist input incorrect program and produced another batch of Sole VII's instead of Sole VIII's. If he does that again he'll be taking a walk!

    Will calculate a commercial price for them and post it soon as.


    John R

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    How many in a batch?

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    Maybe i should have one in my NO LINN with the in sole.
    Will wait for the price and see where it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    How many in a batch?
    Thankfully only 10 this time Gary.

    Quote Originally Posted by SME V View Post
    Maybe i should have one in my NO LINN with the in sole.
    Will wait for the price and see where it goes.

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    That'll be interesting Lennart.

    Fully black anodised with partnering arm-board for Linn arms. I'm able to price these at 575 each plus P&P.

    John R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John R View Post
    Thankfully only 10 this time Gary.




    That'll be interesting Lennart.

    Fully black anodised with partnering arm-board for Linn arms. I'm able to price these at 575 each plus P&P.

    John R.
    Hi John
    Thanks for price.
    I think this NO LINN going to have an SME 309 GD and this arm is suited wery good on this one, but lets see maybe an PU 7 in that case its suits with Linn config.

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    Mmmm a PU7 - awesome arm. matches very well with the Sole as many members here will attest.

    John R.

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    If you dont mind me asking John, what is the difference between sole VII and VIII ?

    Much obliged, Stu.
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    Hello Stu.

    Sole VII follows the shape of the earlier Linn standard Cirkus sub-chasssis but in pocketed anodised aluminium with a cunning interface between the anodised aluminium armb-oard that is bolted and torqued with three M4 machine screws.

    Sole VIII follows the shape of the Keel but with our own dimensioned pocketing, also in anodised aluminium, the arm-board has the same cunning interface with the sub ass the VII but with the benefit of five M4 machine screws. Sole VIII to my ears is just that bit better in the bass than Sole VIII

    Some churlish individual had commented on the price hike but the small minded individual does not understand the cost of design, drawings, testing and ongoing development. Yet it still priced at less than a third of the cost of Linn's Keel.

    Much is made of Linn one piece structure being more rigid but in reality this is just marketing talk. I wonder how a one piece bridge would fair over a triangulated structure? As far I'm concerned the Sole is every bit as good as a Keel or any other LP12 sub-chassis 3rd party or not.

    Trouble with Linn is the bullshit has worn thin nowadays but the blind still follow.


    Sole VIII top view with Ai Rega arm-board.

    http://www.analogueinnovation.com/us...s/P1010531.JPG


    Best wishes.

    John R

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    Thanks John.

    I typed out a long rambling reply which my son somehow wiped off whilst i was out of the room. Will have to redo it again tomorrow.

    Been reading lots about TT's. Some of it is probably BS but i know i can rely on you to cut to the chase and give the facts.

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    Thanks Stu.

    We do our best to tell the truth of what we hear with respect to our products within our very revealing audio system.

    I look forward to your rambling reply in due course.

    Best wishes

    John R.

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    Well i have read so much stuff on here, VE, PFM etc etc that my head hurts now. I even ended up on the Linn forum but never again

    One pfm thread went on for 18 pages about how green street had put the aro mounting hole 1.5mm in the "wrong" place. Apart from your input and a couple of others it was a ridiculous thread. Manufacturers and vested interests trying to put each other down at every opportunity. BS and testosterone everywhere, not far off a mine's better than yours slagfest.

    Also i have read the DQ my hifi is a disaster thread, again. Some interesting stuff it there about his PTA. You have to applaud his willingness to have a go enthusiasm. Subchasis springs changed for bolts, rubber washers and nuts. Not a million miles away from your in sole concept but a bit agricultural. DQ was sure it was beter to his ears and so it stayed like that. That is proper thinking outside the box. Then a new maxon motor and his home made psu without servo ! Putting the motor on the subchasis was a bold move by PT but seems to have paid off.

    That was the essence of my long rambling reply, just a bit shorter.

    Stu
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    Hello Stu..

    Ah the Linn forum. Don't ya just love em, they certainly don't like robust argument for an alternative way, or even a view do they?

    My chassis alternative began around late 2007/ early 2008 when after having purchased an LP12, a TT I had mistakenly believed (and lusted after) was the holy grail, only to find when I received it that I was appalled with its construction! Being a process and mech engineer by profession, I believed I could improve it and I did. My wife confirmed this when we both listened to numerous other worthy TT's when she said your LP12 is better than the others we'd listened to after I'd installed the prototype Sole, including a Michell Orbe. Incidentally, these listening sessions were conducted through the exact same carts, amplification and speakers.

    There's much to be said for mounting a "belters" motor on the sub-chassis, as indeed did PT and Pioneer with the PL12 AC and also the later PL12D..

    They both used rubber mounts and system the works very well in isolating motor noise from getting to the performance and of course it avoids suspension induced wow. Of course some will say it's not good but my ears tell me different. The PL12 AC low cost deck is surprisingly good at vinyl replay. Had one here for my sister in Law and it was a great little TT.

    The In Sole system works well to my (and my wife's ears) but some who have tried them dislike what they do as the polymer removes some of the LP12 "sound". I'm fine with this view, alternatively many others love what In Soles do for the LP12 - personal likes and dislikes of course.

    Best wishes

    John R
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