Back to Basics with the Linn Basik Turntable
Spartan and sleek in its design, the Linn Basik turntable had been created to give vinyl lovers a less expensive, yet quality sound reproduction from their records. Fitted with the Linn Akito tonarm, the subtle nuances this simple turntable can extract from records will surprise. Linn Basik turntables can be found aplenty on eBay.How should the turntable be positioned?
As with all record players, it’s highly important that the turntable is placed on a solid, even surface. Sturdy surfaces reduce the amount of interference which could impede the quality of the music. The Linn Basik can, however, even be wall- or shelf mounted. This is a great option if small children or pets are abound in the home. For wall mounting and assembly advice, please check the manufacturer’s instructions.What maintenance is important?
As with any Linn turntable, the Linn Basik needs some careful maintenance to ensure the manufacturer’s quality is maintained. There are some basic, yet important things to watch out for:
- The belt: Make sure the belt is kept clean at all times, and be careful to ensure no oil gets on it. Be especially careful when changing the speed.
- The motor: Every once in a while, give the motor a quick clean using a cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol. You will need to remove the outer platter and the belt to do this.
- The plinth: This can be easily cleaned using a simple duster or cloth.
- The mat: As the mat is made from felt, the most effective way to keep it fuzz-free is by using masking tape to keep it clean.
With new purchases, the Linn Basik comes with a phial of oil to be used in the bearing housing, which should be applied before assembling the Linn Akito tonarm. If the oil is lost or not supplied, it’s important to use factory-supplied replacements. A Linn Basik turntable should not be operated without sufficient oil.What are the main features of the Linn Basik?
Unlike other Linn turntables, the Basik truely offers a more basic design. Easily assembled, the most notable feature is the Linn Akito tonarm, which comes fitted as standard. This turntable has two speeds - 45rpm and 33rpm.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Linn.