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Ariston RD11 - Jan 19

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Ariston RD11
The 1970's Original


Ariston RD11

The 1970’s Original

This quality turntable is in full working order. 33 speed is accurate and stable, main bearing fine and freshly lubricated, motor smooth & quiet and drive belt is good. The arm-board is cut-out to accommodate any 9” tone-arm with an SME type fitting.

The deck itself is in excellent condition but the acrylic cover is horrible, with scuffs, scrapes and a crack. This is reflected in the price.

Question: When is an Ariston a Linn LP12..?

Answer: When it’s an Ariston RD11

The following information is from the excellent website:-

“Hamish Robertson designed the infamous Ariston RD11 in 1971 with Castle Precision Engineering Ltd machining many of the parts and allegedly having a hand at the design stage.

In 1973 Linn Products was born and marketed their own turntable manufactured by Castle Precision Engineering. The first Linn Sondek LP12 was a carbon copy of the RD11 and many parts are interchangeable.”

Click here for the full Linn/Ariston story.

Currently operating on 220 to 240 volts / 50 cycles mains, converting to 110 volts / 60 cycles is a simple operation and is fully explained in the user manual.

The last picture is from the 1974 Hi-Fi Year Book

Click here for much more information on this excellent deck - also download the user manual (thanks vinylengine). Please note… the picture the Vinylengine page is actually of the later version RD11 ‘Superieur’. The downloadable user manual covers several models, including this RD11.


Payment accepted via PayPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.

Economical worldwide shipping via UPS or FedEx - Expertly packed, tracked and insured.


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
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if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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