How to service a Linn Lingo (mk1)

Recapping and calibrating a power supply for the iconic Linn LP12 turntable.

A running Lingo with the 33rpm signal phases showing on an oscilloscope. You only need a voltmeter to calibrate the Lingo! The scope is totally optional. This just looks cool.

Linn’s Lingo, the first outboard power supply for the , was introduced in 1990 and sold in its original form for about a decade. Because of their (relatively!) compact form factor and first-party branding, early Lingos (“version 1” or “mk1”) remain popular on the used market. These power supplies have now reached…