Ariston Rd11s Same As Linn Lp12, Price dropped last price!
Time to say goodbye to my beloved table.
Its ARISTON RD11S, it acctually same table as Linn LP12. Robertson who designed and built a legendary Linn LP12 lost license and started selling same table, made from the same parts as Ariston RD11s.
Ariston got heavy solid OAK plinth. Top plate is damped and has some extra fittings fitted to plinth which are visible under the table. Base plate is made out of 10mm acrylic with 3 adjustable spikes.
Stock suspension springs where replaced with Linn LP12 black springs.
I applied most of the modifications available on internet for LP12 because tables are same in fact. As result my Ariston is extremely quiet and heavy (around 15-20kg).Table is reproducting the music extremly well with loads of detail and air. I owned many tables in past and this is the best performer of all I ever heard. Table has SME III series arm with Audio Technica AT140MLB cart. Arm has fitted damping kit and is mounted on 10mm acrylic plate for better sound reproduction. Arm was modified with new damping wood inside the rod and rewired with Lintz cable. Motor also got some modification to lower noise down but the most important is HERCULES II power supply which makes a huge difference in sound reproduction. HERCULES II is electronic power supply for AC motor which makes him very quiet. New belt was fitted in May 2019.
Table can be seen on my YouTube channel :
Sound recored on my videos coming directly from pickup, so you can hear how the table is performing.
Ariston RD 11s:
-Custom heavy OAK plinth
-10mm Acrylic base plate
-10mm Acrylic arm base
-SME III Series with damping kit
-Audio Technica AT 140 MLB cart
-Hercules II power supply
-Linn LP 12 suspension springs
Only seriuos offers. Any tests welcome.