What to do with a noisy Lingo 4

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Ah :).
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I got the Lingo 4 back in today. Not much to report -- I've already done a detailed installation guide -- except that I now understand how to use the little tacho-mounting bits that were supplied with my Khan top plate. Definitely much, much neater than anything I've managed with a tacho before. I'll let the pictures do the talking:

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Everything is now working properly. The power LEDs on the switch start out bright red (33.3) or green (45) and then go dim once they've gotten to speed. Cleaning the record with a brush does make the LEDs light back up, so the tacho is definitely working.

Most importantly, this Lingo 4 is *dead quiet*. I think it's quieter than the Mober. I can't hear any noise at all with the "naked ear," and with my ear pressed to the plinth the noise is very quiet. (This is *without* the Elusive Audio sorbothane motor pad, which seems like it won't quite fit.)

I listened to a couple of track, which definitely sounded good, though a think a bit behind the Mober in terms of finesse and timbral rightness. I'll do a bunch more listening tomorrow (and I'll leave the motor running overnight).
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Looks good
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Yes, does look very neat :).
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Ah, so, you removed the Linn mounting plate and installed it directly on the khan top plate (in a different location)?
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Yes that’s right. The Khan has two threaded holes in the top plate, and those little bits obviate the need for the Linn tacho mounting plate (which I always disliked!) This system gets the tacho in a slightly different position but it seems absolutely ideal: very close to them inner rim of the platter, and just the right height. A very nice solution engineered by Roger! (Though this all would have been much simpler if Roger had made an instruction manual!)

I was thinking that if I end up liking the Lingo I could always house the electronics externally. That would be a very simple DIY job.

Mark, do you think a Lingo would work with your heavy oil? Or does that require the ability to adjust torque, and this the Meldano software?

Si and Mark, I wish you could give the Lingo a try, would be interesting to see how it compares in terms of noise to the Meldano/Rega 24v setup.
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I think the heavy oil would confuse the Lingo and result in the LEDs being permanently brightly lit.
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Gotcha :)

I’m looking forward to lots of listening tonight (Christmas in lockdown will be a bit lonely but more time with music is some compensation!) — I’m really amazed at how quietly the Lingo runs.
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I think you could probably up the viscosity a bit. I run the mober dc with a blend of 1k and 5k viscosity which comes out at 3.5k.

5k was too thick and sent it whappy. With the meldano I ran straight 10k, no issues.

And 3.5k is better than standard linn oil, obviously so with the mober.

Worth a punt.
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hifiaf wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:27 pm Gotcha :)
I’m looking forward to lots of listening tonight (Christmas in lockdown will be a bit lonely but more time with music is some compensation!) — I’m really amazed at how quietly the Lingo runs.
Well, you've got all your friends on this forum! :)
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