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Old 27-10-09, 08:17 AM
YNWOAN YNWOAN is offline
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Personally, if I was re-designing the subchassis I'd want to balance the whole thing properly.

Unfortunately, your suggestion is not really a practical proposition with the Linn chassis - not if one intends to use the same geometry for the springs at any rate. The spring that sees by far the most load is the one by the arm - if the others were loaded in a similar manner the stock springs would be in serious danger of being overly compressed. Moving the positioning of the springs would require (at the least) a new top plate and even then stiffer springs would almost certainly be required (this is also likely to impact upon the horizontal compliancy of the system - a very important factor).
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Old 27-10-09, 08:22 AM
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if the others were loaded in a similar manner the stock springs would be in serious danger of being overly compressed.
Yeah - it's probably better that only 33% of the springs are overly compressed ...
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Old 27-10-09, 10:15 AM
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Yeah - it's probably better that only 33% of the springs are overly compressed ...
Plus it has to be a 100% drop in replacement for the Linn original. No other changes should be required.
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Old 27-10-09, 04:33 PM
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Prototype design finalised. Small engineering shop will soon be CNC machining the first few ones.....I'm excited.

Hopefully Keel+ performance with Keel-- price.
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Old 12-11-09, 09:44 AM
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Some folks lined up for prototype evaluation. First reviews in a month (ish).
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Old 12-11-09, 01:51 PM
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I hope 'Rubikon' is not going to be the name.

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Old 12-11-09, 02:52 PM
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I hope 'Rubikon' is not going to be the name.

Paul

I like RubiKon!
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Old 12-11-09, 04:01 PM
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I'm not a big Caesar fan; regardless what I hear is 'Kon', which doesn't seem a totally positive first reaction.

But I'm not a marketeer...

Paul
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Old 16-11-09, 01:50 AM
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DXF files supplied to CNC company.

Hopefully this will get made this week and listened to at the weekend

FWIW the CNC company looked at the Klone/Keel and reckoned they could make those for sub 100 in batches, the RubiKon is more to make! BUT we think that the RubiKon is actualy a more elegent solution to the LP12 subchassis than either of those. If it sounds better than the Keel.................

...............form a queue for the first batch of 20!

The fit and finish will be exemplary and we will supply some nice accessories with the RubiKon to make the buying and owning experience first class. It will be made for Linn mountings first but an Aro mount will follow.

andrew dot popely at audioflat dot co dot uk or PM

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Old 16-11-09, 04:31 AM
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I like RubiKon!
Where does the name come from? A Linnified take of the 1975 TD album perhaps? Their last good one IMO!

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Old 16-11-09, 04:34 AM
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Where does the name come from? A Linnified take of the 1975 TD album perhaps? Their last good one IMO!

Tony.
Well your almost 100% bang on. I always though the name Rubycon sounded great. Add a K and you have RubiKon, almost! (Rubycon)

Last great TD album IMHO was Stratosfear.
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Old 16-11-09, 09:53 AM
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Good luck with your venture Andrew. I'm glad to hear it's not a copy of any other sub-chassis currently available. Interestingly, since I've upgraded my preamp I've found that tighter armboard screws are better with the Sole sub-chassis than with them just nipped up. Strange world innit?

John R.
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Old 16-11-09, 10:12 AM
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Good luck with your venture Andrew. I'm glad to hear it's not a copy of any other sub-chassis currently available. Interestingly, since I've upgraded my preamp I've found that tighter armboard screws are better with the Sole sub-chassis than with them just nipped up. Strange world innit?

John R.
Hi John.

Yes, there is nothing like it on the market. We could have easily copied the Keel but thats a current product of Linns and therefore a bad thing to do from an ethical point of view.

We actually believe it will sound better than a Keel, lets see what the listening this weekend brings!!!

Andrew
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Old 16-11-09, 01:49 PM
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Looking forward to the results!
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Old 16-11-09, 02:01 PM
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Looking forward to the results!

As indeed are we!
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