SERENE Base Boards for LP12

The original LP12 base board is made from 3mm hardboard that does nothing to isolate the LP12 from vibration. Its purpose is for safety and to protect the power supply. More recent LP12s feature metal base boards with the more expensive Trampolin version using adjustable feet that are more effective at isolating the turntable from external vibrations.​.

Stack Audio Approach

Stack Audio took a different approach to the base board design. We focussed on combining sonic improvements with making it simple to keep your LP12 set up to sound its best.​ Both the SERENE and ULTIMATE Base Boards share these features. They differ in the level of vibration dissipation. Our SERENE is very good, the ULTIMATE is simply the best. As with all the Stack Audio SERENE components, our aim has been to enhance the sound quality but not change the essential character of the Linn Sondek.​

The SERENE Base Board

The all new SERENE Base Board is constructed from 2 layers of precision cut aluminium, joined together with a layer AVDC for vibration dissipation. With 3 height adjustable turned aluminium and Sorbothane feet, the SERENE Base Board is a rigid and effective upgrade over standard LP12 base boards.

Key Features

  1. Precision cut anodised aluminum/AVDC laminate effectively dissipates vibration
  2. Cut out holes for easy access to the springs and arm board
  3. Fits flush with all existing plinths
  4. Three height adjustable aluminum/ Sorbothane feet

Testimonial from Rick Becker, USA:​:

"The effect of the SERENE Base Board was immediately noticed in the clapping of the audience leading into the first song when I lowered the tonearm, even though I was positioned behind the right speaker. Further listening through the evening into Valentine's Day confirmed my instantaneous impression that you've got a real winner. "Click here to read more

The ULTIMATE Base Board

The ULIMATE Base Board is machined from Solid Surface and polished to the same high standard as the SERENE Arm Board and Sub-Chassis. A 12mm thick base board could have altered the aesthetics profile of the LP12. To avoid this, the ULTIMATE Base Board is recessed to sit flush with the bottom of the plinth and has machined sections to fit around an internal power supply and DC motor positions. ​.

The ULTIMATE feet are made from a 6 layer construction of machined aluminium, wood and Sorbothane, plus 4 layers of AVDC. The ULTIMATE Base Board and feet provide the highest level of isolation for your LP12

Key Features

  1. High mass Solid Surface reduces internal and external vibrations
  2. Cut out holes for easy access to the springs, arm board holes
  3. Fits flush with all existing plinths
  4. Three height adjustable ULTIMATE feet

Testimonial from Ross B, Wales:​:

"The ULTIMATE Base Board improves focus and soundstage and gives a solidity to the sound not heard with the original Linn Trampolin I had on my LP12. Fitting is straightforward enough and once all 12 screws are in it feels really like the plinth and baseboard are all one piece. It's useful having adjustable feet for levelling if needed and the Ultimate feet are excellent and well worth the extra."Click here to read more

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