I would welcome any feedback on the following, particularly from users who have had listening experiences of the matters I’m interested in.
My current spec LP 12, Lingo 3, Trampolin 2, Cirkus, Ekos 1, Dynavector 17D3, Prefix - Olive Hicap.
I am very happy with the above and not itching to go the full SE upgrade path, tbh I baulk at the cost of Keel and Ekos SE. I am however considering the possibility of adding a Tiger Paw Kahn, Akula or Kore and maybe even a Javelin once I have added the Kahn etc and able to compare Ekos to Javelin on the same.
With the introduction of the Lingo 4 it probably makes sense to upgrade to that first, I could also perhaps stretch to a Radikal.
However, getting a direct comparitive demo of Lingo 4 vs Radikal on otherwise equally matched LPI2’s I suspect might be difficult as Radikal is part of the overall Klimax LP12 package with Lingo 4 part of the Akurate package and A/B comparisons of each package is what most Linn dealers would probably be prepared to demonstrate.
My understanding is that Lingo 4 shares the same speed management technology as Radikal, the fundamental remaining difference appears to be the use of A/C and D/C motors respectively. So theoretically at least they appear very close, therefore is the sound of the Radikal still significantly better than Lingo 4. Considering the law of diminishing returns and allowing for sale or trade in of my Lingo 3, the extra outlay for L4 is around £950 rising to around £2500 for Radikal ie does 2.5 times more outlay equal 2.5 times better sound? And in the context of a Tiger Paw spec LP12 as outlined above.