Upgrade your LP-12 in easy steps all the way to the full VP-12
We design and manufacture every component for your LP-12 from the finest materials available to the very highest standards.
All our upgrades can be fitted at our premises or one of our approved Vinyl Passion retailers or supplied as a kit for DIY or to your local Linn specialist.
For DIY, you will find a select range of our products in our eBay store, please see the link at the top of the page, all products can be orderd direct.
Alternatively you can buy a new VP-12 from our turntable section or we can supply a secondhand donor LP-12 and build the VP-12 of your dreams with great savings.
New Revolution Motor for the LP-12 VP-12
New exciting product for your LP-12 This motor offers a small but worthwhile improvement in performance at an affordable price £165
This motor has 3 main advantages over the standard LP-12 Motor
1 high precision ground pulley less the 20 microns of runout
2 pulley is directly freez fitted to motor shaft to ensure extreme accuracy
3 Precision machined nylon 66 thrush cap...
This motor offer unmatched precision for your LP-12 VP-12 Turntable
this will work in all countries with Valhalla Hercules Lingo 1/2/3 or Vinyl Passion Revolution
with basik wave or Magic or armageddon this will only work in countries with 50hz mains frequency
New 2 Speed Revolution Power Supply for the LP-12 VP-12
Launch Date Second half Novembre 2019
Now in Stock
The new 2 speed Revolution power supply for the LP-12 Unsatisfied with the performance of other internal power supplies on the market like the hercules that is simply a direct copy of the valhalla with second oscillator added that was designed in 1982 37 years ago power supplies based on this design have distorted output and bad phase balance.
I have also worked with maxton on the latest DC motors i was convinced that the amount of noise and vibration created by the very best DC motors that the 24 pole AC Motor could still be superior just listen to any dc powered turntable closely with your ear you will hear it and this is no good.. when the original 24 pole motor was driven by the correct supply that had a good phase voltage balance and a true low distortion sinusoidal wave form plus the ability to program the supply to reduce running voltage once the platter was up to speed eliminating motor vibration and noise an greatly reducing RFI & EMI at the same time.. the same as the idea incorporated in a a lingo 3 but with the latest in microprocessor controlled electronics a more accurate less distorted wave form could be produced than ever before and i also know that this could be achieved at a reasonable cost, at the same time as out performing other supplies this video shows our very first prototype out performing our expectations on the bench and in the listening room.... we hope to have 100 units ready for market for autumn this year it will be on display at the cranage hall hi fi show so you can hear just how good this is... with a stethoscope on the top plate while running it is totally silent when at running voltage something we have never encountered before very exciting times for LP-12 users without the expense.. The retail price will be £395 although we may do an introductory limited offer and we will be offering generous trade in prices on the old Hercules valhalla and linn majik power supplies.... more news on this exciting product as we Progress and the listening tests were outstanding & the finished version will be even better trade enquiries will be welcome on launch
Revolutionary New product for your LP-12 Now in stock that offers a huge improvement in performance at an affordable price The Vinyl Passion microprocessor controlled 2 speed power supply launch price £395 £50 px on Valhalla Power supplies £120 px on Hercules power supplies £180 px on Mose power supplies & £130 px on Linn Magik
& £200 against Lingo one Power supplies. trade inquiries welcome this project has taken 3 years and development with the latest technology to produce the finest supply possible
VP-1 Armboard Upgrade For Your LP-12
.VP-1 Carbon Acrylic arm board available for Linn Rega & SME £69 Naim Aro £95
Unity Aerospace Subchassis
VP Unity-1 Subchassis only + VP bearing clamp Ideal for existing VP-1 armboard owners £399
Vinyl Passion - Unity Subchasiss Only
The standard LP-12 chassis is often distorted making perfect alignment impossible. The unusual shape of the Unity has been designed using computer finite element modelling techniques
The VP Unity has main bearing and arm-board seats milled to be exactingly flat guaranteeing perfect alignment of the stylus to the record groove.
The unique shape, with its non uniform cross section and carefully sculpted curves ensures a totally stiff structure that eliminates all ringing
Vinyl Passion - Unity One Subchasiss
VP- Unity-One Kit includes Subchassis + VP Blue Springs & VP bearing clamp with precision torque fitted VP-1 Carbon Acrylic Armboard Linn/Rega/SME £489
Naim Aro £515
Vinyl Passion - Unity Two Subchasiss
VP- Unity-Two kit includes Subchassis + VP Blue Springs & VP bearing clamp with precision torque fitted CNC Alloy Armboard Linn/Rega/SME £609
Naim Aro £633
Kit includes all new Stainless fasteners including corner bolt fixing and is pre formed for a perfect fit
This can also be fitted at our premises or one of our approved fitting centres or supplied to your local specialist
Brushed Stainless £125 inclusive of UK post
Silk Black £150 inclusive of UK post
The Orpheus Upgrade kit
The Orpheus Top Plate can be futher upgraded as it is designed to work in unity with the Apollo energy Drain and also the Foundation Baseboard and both are pre machined so this can be purchased at the same time or fitted at a later date
There are several aftermarket LP-12 Top plates available milled from Aluminium and whilst these are superior to the A2 stainless steel top plate, the material is considerably softer and still only 1.5mm thick at the point where the top plate joins the plinth.
After several experiments with different materials and, due to the constraints of the LP-12 plinth dimensions, we have found the best solution is to use a harder grade of Stainless Steel in 2mm thickness.
This is 100% stronger than the standard A2 1.5mm plate and gives a much stronger bond to the plinth than is possible with alloys.
The resultant Orpheus top plate is more difficult to excite at audio frequencies than other alternatives and provides a much improved structure from which to suspend the sub chassis assembly and can be futher improved with the addition of the Apollo and Foundation Baseboard making and unbeatable combination
Vinyl Passion Master Crasftsman Plinth
Beauty & Performance for your LP-12 From £400 for our standard Light Oak, Black Oak or Walnut finish as pictured, also Our Autumn Fire Range of Custom VP-Reference plinths are available in a wide range of exotic woods from £600. Pictured below is a unique Olive wood reference plinth made from 200 year old stock bringing a rare beauty to match the sonic performance of your turntable to be enjoyed for a lifetime
Orpheus Top Plate Brushed Stainless
Orpheus Top Plate Silk Black
We are pleased to announce our own range of affordable Quality Vinyl Passion Master Craftsman Plinths for the Linn LP-12 & VP-12
It has taken several years to find a craftsman who can work to the exacting tolerance and finish we require
All of our exquisite plinths are made from ethically sourced well seasoned stable hard woods picked specifically for their grain.
Our new range of Master Craftsman LP-12 Plinths are available from stock in Black Ebony polished Oak - Light Oak - Walnut & Cherry at our standard price of £400 ..
We can also obtain many special woods and finishes to special order please contact for a quote...
We offer a full rebuild and fitting service at our premises or we are happy to supply direct or to your local specialist Linn dealer
The Vinyl Passion Master Craftsman plinths are a hand made work of art that will make your turntable look as good as it sounds and when matched with one of our Vinyl Passion Orpheus top plates will give your LP-12 that brand new look as well as an improved performance..
Vinyl Passion Plinth Refurbishment
Restore the Beauty & Performance for your old LP-12 plinth From £120 if you are looking to restore the looks of you existing plinth we can change the colour or bring back the original finish and also upgrade your plinth to latest spec
VP 10mm Foundation Acrylic baseboard
with solid brass adjustable feet £145
With Solid Brass feet and receiver cups, energy is effectively drained from the LP-12 .
This simple upgrade yield huge improvements over any of the original design of LP-12 baseboard's..
The Foundation is designed to work in unity with the Apollo energy Drain and also the Orpheus top plate and both are pre machined so this can be purchased at the same time or fitted at a later date
The Apollo Exploits the Design of the Unity Sub chassis by giving the top plate better support and drains unwanted energy created by the motor into the high mass ultra stiff foundation base board this is then dissipated harmlessly through the solid brass feet with the benefit of reducing vibration in the top plate making a much more stable platform from which to suspend the sub chassis with each part working harmoniously bringing true Unity to this design to get the very best results giving you a more coherent picture of the original recording
Your LP-12 will take a quantum leap forward as soon as it is properly fastened to a stiff non resonant base.
Apollo prevents sag in the top plate adjacent to the arm board but also acts as an "energy drain" by transferring deleterious vibrations in to the Foundation baseplate where they are converted to heat energy.
Music is more focussed, impulse response is much improved and the sound is the most realistic reproduction we have ever heard from and LP-12 type turntable.
Apollo Bringing it all Together £95
Please Note to use Use the Apollo you will need The Unity Sub-Chassis Orpheus top plate & Foundation Baseboard
High-quality Black Vinyl Passion Carbon Acrylic 3mm platter mat...
We have managed to keep the thickness down to only 3mm while maintaining the perfect performance and resonance control by using a special type of Acrylic
This has the following benefits for your turntable
The Vinyl Passion Mat will replace most standard platter mats without the need to alter the tonearm VTA or suspension balance due to the weight being only 230 grams unlike like some of the thicker alternatives on the market this will; also give a superior impedance match to your vinyl giving a better overall sound and improved dynamics. Polymer platter mats are advised by Vinyl Passion to be used in conjunction with our range of record care products and turntable upgrades due to the fact Polymer mats do not hold dust or debris as is often the case with other mat types that can contaminate your cherished vinyl.
Vinyl Passion Platter Mat
Suitable for All Turntables in Black £30
Also Available in Purple Green Blue White yellow & Pink £35
Latest specification high quality LP-12 Cross Brace & PSU mounting hardware full Kit
Manufactured by Vinyl Passion in the UK from extremely stiff High Carbon steel
Comes with 6 new nylon clips 4 stainless steel wood screws to prevent reaction with hard woods 2 stainless fixing washers & 2 new stainless nylock nuts
Cable tie also for fastening mains cable.. everything you need to fit to your LP-12
This also has free UK recorded delivery included in the price...
Used for mounting Valhalla / Lingo / Hercules/ Vinyl passion Revolution & no doubt many other power supplies inside the LP-12 turntable...
VP-12 Carbon Steel X Brace £30
VP-12 Krown Stainless Steel Patter £495 - £595 in silk black £100 part exchange on your old platter
Made to exacting standards the Krown Platter is the result of 5 years of research. At its heart, it is designed to be inert at audio frequency hence it will not ring like a bell. it is a 2 part design precision engineered from extremely Hard 316 Stainless steel to reduce energy absorption from the stylus tip and a specialised High-density alloy to move more mass to the outer edge thus reducing cogging motion and improving flywheel effect of the platter. Each platter weighs 2600 grams + - 1%. The package includes a Vinyl Passion carbon acrylic platter mat and is also available in Epoxy baked Satin Black £595. We offer a £100 part exchange on your old LP-12 platter that is made from Zamak alloy making this upgrade even more affordable....
VP-12 Blue Spring Set £55
The Vinyl Passion Blue Spring Kit for your LP-12 Turntable with anti harmonic coating
Available for DIY fitting for those confident with the LP-12
We are also happy to fit at our premises or supply direct to your Linn Specialist
Developed for use with our Award winning Unity range of LP-12 Upgrades complete with the new genuine Linn grommets to latest specification...
A Simple Cost Effective upgrade for your LP-12 From a brand you can trust....
Wave Universal Power Supply.... £55
The Vinyl Passion Wave Universal Power supply Thorens TD 125/150/160/166 - Linn all ac motor models LP-12 / Basic / Axis - System deck - Logic DM 101 - Ariston RD 11 - CJ Walker & Many more.. If unsure just ask
Complete with easy to fit instructions... A nice upgrade for Thorens turntables + many more
A cost effective quality supply safely fused This power supply will suit a wide range of turntables.. but especially designed as a quality affordable supply for Thorens & Linn…
The Wave power supply can be configured to run a wide range synchronous motors fitted to most high quality belt drive turntables built between 1960 to present that operate between 70 v to 110 v AC and can run 12 pole / 16 pole & 24 pole motors from mains supply 240v / 230v / 230v / 220v 120v or 110V mains supply's including many of the Thorens turntables System deck Linn Logic and many more…
This power supply is made from very high quality components giving a perfect waveform output utilising a military specification gold plated circuit board it is easy to fit with secure screw edge connectors for 1 mains input... 2 motor output... and 3 the power switch.. it is supplied with 4x scotch 3m mounting pads simply peal the backs off and fit it inside your turntable in a convenient location.. This supply unlike many of the turntables made from the 1960’s to present is also safely fused.. For most turntables the existing switch can be attached to the wave power supply preserving the original looks of your turntable… for those requiring a switch we sell a switch kit separately to suit.. We are also happy to fit this to your turntable at The vinyl Passion music room for a small charge.. This can also be fitted by one of our selected re sellers or supplied to your local dealer for professional fitting if required..
this is a high quality power supply and a very nice upgrade for the Thorens TD-150 160 etc etc
The Wave supply is configured as standard For 240v input to run with Thorens 16 pole motors example TD 125 TD 150 TD 160 TD 166…
The Wave can be supplied for both 240v 230v 120v or 110 v input
In Your Kit you will receive 1x Vinyl Passion Wave power supply 4 x Scotch self adhesive mounting hardware...
Switch kit is an optional extra
The dimensions ensures it is easy to fit..
Height 25mm including stand-offs supplied..
We are Happy to fit at our premises for a small fee or supply to your local specialist if you do want the diy option
LP-12 / VP-12 Drive Belt £30
The Vinyl Passion LP-12 Iso-Drive precision machined Neoprene drive belt
This is a New Vinyl Passion upgraded Belt for your LP-12 Turntable
Made to original Linn dimensions from a high quality grade of Neoprene this will transfer less cogging motion from your motor to your platter and give a smoother overall performance
What you see in the pictures is what you will receive 1x Vinyl Passion LP-12 Iso-drive belt
Oil Sevice Kit Suitable for all Turntables £14
A Quality bearing service Kit for your LP-12 and all other turntables in 2 versions 1 Black or 2 Red
1 Black Oil... Linn Black oil should only be used with Linn turntables fitted with the Black bearings with black Peek liners if you are unsure message us with a description of your main bearing liner colour and we will supply the correct oil...
2 Red Oil All other turntables including Linn...
For early Silver and gold Linn main bearings fitted with white liner please request our Vinyl Passion Red Oil
In your Kit
1x Medical grade syringe fitted with tube to flush your bearing
1x 5ml bearing flush solution this will not react with plastics or polymers
1x medical grade swab to clean inside your bearing housing this will not leave any deposits
( you should never use cotton buds they leave deposits )
1x 5ml bottle of either Linn Black Oil or Vinyl Passion Red oil suitable for all turntables
Method after removing your inner platter use 1.5ml of bearing flush and allow 5 minuets for the flush to de solve any stubborn deposits
use syringe to drain the bearing and then clean the bearing inside with your medical swab
now flush the syringe with clean flush when clean draw 1.2ml of oil for All Linn bearings Except Cirkus the Cirkus requires 1.3ml
All other turntables fill as per manufactures recommendation...
Each bottle of oil contains enough to change your oil 3 times for the LP-12