Reviews & Awards: May 2009 Archives

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Top German hi-fi magazines, Audio, Stereoplay and Stereo, are unanimous in naming the new LP12 SE with Radikal and Urika as the new reference standard for analogue record players.

Here’s what they had to say:

Audio: ‘…World-class sound from a record player that actually looks like a turntable, that sports legendary reliability and will be serviced in decades to come - the LP12 is all you can wish for, and don’t you pay more…Radically ingenious - it marks the very top of all turntables we have ever test…’

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Following our recent nomination, Linn are delighted to announce that we have won the Critics’ Award at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards for ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41’, recorded by Sir Charles Mackerras with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The Critics’ Award, which was decided by a panel of distinguished media figures, was presented to Sir Charles by Classic FM’s David Mellor.

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Linn recently received fantastic coverage in the FT How to Spend it magazine, in an article about high quality downloads.

David Cheal writes, ‘And for audiophiles, many of whom have hitherto taken refuge in the warm glow of vinyl, there is now the prospect of music that is better than CD quality, but which, tantalisingly, has the breadth and depth and detail of a studio master tape. The superior download has arrived.’

‘Of course, this music must be heard on proper equipment to get the benefit of all this extra digital information…

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Linn were recognised in the WEKA (formerly Motorpresse) Awards Ceremony in Munich this year with Product of the Year Awards for Sneaky Music DS and Classik Movie.

Sneaky Music DS picked up the Most Innovative Product of the Year (Audio) and Classik Movie won 1st prize in the integrated cd/dvd player category (Stereoplay).

These awards were voted for by readers of German specialist magazines Audio, Stereoplay and Video/HomeVision, with over 40,000 votes received in total.

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