Thank you for buying the Linn BASIK turntable. We are sure it will provide you with musical pleasure for many years to come. Linn Products have always stated that the turntable is the most important part of a high fidelity system. If you do not get a good signal from the record then the potential of the rest of your system will never be realised as neither the amplifier nor the speakers can improve the quality of the signal they receive.
If your deck is fitted with a Linn AKITO tonearm, set the Tracking Weight as follows:- NOTE – the cartridge should be fitted to the arm prior to this procedure – remove the arm from the turntable when fitting the cartridge to the arm to prevent damaging the tonearm bearing during fitting.
Turn the counterweight to the position which balances the arm, i.e: where the stylus is floating at about record height. Clip the arm back into its rest. Turn the tracking dial while holding the counterweight until '0' is aligned with the line on top of the arm. Check the arm is still balanced.
Ensure the surface on which the turntable is to be used is level. For best results we recommend the following:- FLOOR MOUNTING Place deck on a small, light, rigid table e.g. small coffee table. Ensure the table is sitting firmly on the floor and not rocking.
OPERATION The power switch is on the underside of the plinth at the front left-hand side. A label indicates direction for ON and OFF. This label is removable. Lift and lower the lid carefully as it is coupled to the suspended plinth. If dropped or roughly handled it may cause the arm to jump.
SPEED SELECTION To change the speed of the BASIK turntable, switch off, remove the mat and outer platter and move the belt to the other level on the stepped pulley. The larger diameter will give 45rpm, the smaller will give 33rpm.
The BASIK is designed for a long operational life. To preserve the appearance and maintain the performance of your dock, you should note the following points: OUTER PLATTER Clean with a soft, dry cloth. DO NOT use any abrasive cleaner as this will remove the protective lacquer and cause corrosion.
STYLUS CLEANING It is important that the stylus is kept scrupulously clean. We have found that dry vibrating pad cleaners work well. Alternatively, Linn dealers can supply cleaning paper which is easy to use and gives excellent results. CLEAN CONTACTS Electrical contacts in a hi-fi system must be kept mechanically sound and clean.
Keep a copy of the sales receipt, as this will establish the purchase date of the turntable. Refer all enquiries to authorised dealers only. For information on your nearest dealer, contact the Linn factory in the UK or an overseas distributor.