My Karousel bearing arrived today. Took the table to get it installed.
I was amazed at the quality of the workmanship... Now, I can’t wait to -not- hear it. ;-)
Time to start saving to upgrade from Lingo to Lingo 4.
Yes, I've been told the Lingo 4 is a significant upgrade.
The Karousel is an amazing upgrade. the noise level has dropped significantly. IMHO, the bearing upgrade is fundamental to the table as it removes a lot of the vibration from the turntable.
The old saying that the notes "come out of the black" is true. The dynamics, micro and macro, are sooo much better that the imaging is far more accurate. The position of instruments/voices is now accurate front/back and left/right. and low level signals are not lost when the music gets loud.
In the meantime, I upgraded my preamp.... got a CJ ET3SE line stage ( keeping my DIY Super Duper Adjustable DIY Clone Pearl 2 solid state ).
Mostly, I'm on a tear to lower the noise floor. Right now I can play Warner Brothers LPs from the 70s ( after vacuum cleaning ) and the noise floor is as low as playing Tidal 24/96 over a Burson. And THAT is awesome.
Gonna start looking for the Lingo 4 in early '24.
@esporma Nice review of the Karousel. I agree completely with your findings. IMO, the bearing changes over time have really been perhaps the most beneficial of all of the LP12 upgrades.
BTW, if you get a chance, I would ( budget allowing) look at going into the Radikal power supply vs. the Lingo 4. The Lingo 4 is very good, IME the Radikal is even better.