“Within a few short minutes I felt that I had moved into a much more grown up world of sound. The bare LP12 had acquitted itself well, but the Serene-equipped one had a much more solid, three dimensional sound signature. Crucially it drew me into the music far more than the standard one”Chris Kelly, The Ear
“The Serene parts are designed to absorb vibrations and the effect was subtractive, not additive. The noise floor had dropped. The attack of notes became more precise and the decay extended longer in time and was more evident on notes that were deeper in frequency. More room tone or ambient information became evident on recordings that had captured it — especially on live recordings.”Rick Becker, enjoythemusic.com
“Also, I noticed during extended conga playing, the extra air and space around the instrument which aided reverb and enhanced the personality of the instrument. On the Stack Linn, both guitar on the Shankar LP and brass on the Fitzgerald track lost that clinical and claustrophobic upper mid effect at higher volumes. And the higher the volume on the original Linn, the more you tended to wince. That welcome correction by the Stack upgrades meant that more information could flow from these instruments. That is, the ear sought out this area of the soundstage instead of trying to hide from them.”Review file name (already uploaded) Audiophile man
The SERENE LP12 upgrades are designed to enhance the sound of the iconic turntable, not change it.
LP12s are highly musical and vivid. Yet by removing masking vibrations and colourations you can hear so much more music and emotion.
You hear more detail, more focus and a bigger soundstage. It’s easier to follow the tune. Simply put, more musicality.
Stack Audio has engineered components for the LP12 that are strong, durable and dissipate vibration. We make use of materials and techniques unique to us:
- Solid Surface: a composite of acrylic polymer, aluminium and minerals, Solid Surface is inert and stable. It resonates less than metal or wood and is denser than acrylic alone
- AVDC (Advanced Vibration Dissipation Compound): an adhesive lamination film that traps and dissipates vibration
- All metal components are made from dual layers of machined aluminium or steel in conjunction with AVDC
The most interconnected part of the LP12, subject to internal and external vibrations.
Stack Audio LP12 Top Plates are designed to be rigid and stable whilst dissipating vibration.
They are a dual layer construction with a laminate of AVDC and are precision cut to fit flush to the plinth.
The SERENE LP12 Top Plate is a direct replacement for the standard top plate.
Engineered to fit precisely it is machined from brushed stainless steel. Twice as thick and much stiffer than the original it’s a major step in clearer and more musical sound.
The two-piece aluminium ULTIMATE FF Top Plate top plate comes with fixed fixings and attaches to the plinth in multiple locations. It is our best ever top plate and a significant audible upgrade over the standard plates.
Choose from silver or black anodised finish.
The Stack Audio LP12 Baseboards combine sonic improvements with making it simple to keep your LP12 set up to sound its best. Vibration dissipation is the priority with adjustable feet for levelling and easy access to the sub-chassis springs and the arm board. They sit flush with all plinths and are compatible with all internal power supplies and motor positions.
The SERENE Baseboard is constructed from 2 layers of precision cut aluminium, joined together with a layer AVDC for effective vibration dissipation.
With 3 height adjustable turned aluminium and Sorbothane feet, it is a rigid and effective upgrade over standard LP12 base boards.
The ULTIMATE Base Board is machined from high mass Solid Surface for the maximum dissipation of both internal and external vibrations. With 3 height adjustable unique 6 layer feet incorporating AVDC, it provides even more sonic improvement over the SERENE baseboard.
Machined from Solid Surface the underside of the SERENE LP12 Arm Board is hollowed out, ensuring perfect centre of gravity and minimal but secure contact with the sub-chassis. Removal of the vibrations ensures the SERENE Arm Board lets your preferred tonearm reveal more detail and more focus.
SERENE LP12 Arm Boards are polished to a high gloss black finish. They are available in 6 standard fittings for Linn, Linn Ittok, Rega, Rega 3, SME, and Naim Aro.
The sub-chassis is the backbone of the LP12. The SERENE LP12 Sub-Chassis is machined from Solid Surface with a honeycomb structure on the underside for maximum strength and dissipation of vibrations.
The SERENE Sub-Chassis can be fitted to any LP12 and all arm boards. However, the combination of the SERENE Sub-Chassis and Arm Board ensures this vital connection is assured over time – they work at their best when paired together.
It comprises two machined stainless-steel plates bonded with a layer of AVDC lamination to trap vibration and turn it into heat. The SERENE cross-brace stiffens the plinth as well as isolating the oscillators on the power supply from vibration, helping to ensure accurate control of motor timing.
The ULTIMATE Full Set represents our highest level of musical enhancements for your LP12. Contains the ULTIMATE FF Top Plate, ULTIMATE Base Board, Sub-Chassis, Arm Board and Cross-brace.
Removing masking vibrations and colourations you hear more detail, more focus and a bigger soundstage.