This is almost brand new. It was fitted to my LP12 for just 2 months before I decided to take the plunge with some other upgrades (Lingo 4) which made this a spare part. It is in as new condition and full working order as you can see from the picture. The Hercules sits over the mountings already present on the chassis if you have a Valhalla (if you have an older, basic power supply, you need to obtain a cross brace to mount the board onto). The Hercules II replaces the Valhalla board completely and can be fitted in a very short time, merely requiring the mains lead and motor wires to be disconnected and refitted to the new board once in place.Full instructions are available on line, or your local Linn dealer can do this very quickly. The new on/off switch that replaces the LP12s original has two LEDs fitted rather than the one to show the selected speed as the Hercules II offers 33 and 45 rpm. Even handier is the fact that both speeds are selected through this single button - from standby mode you simply press to switch on at 33 and light the red light, or press for 5 seconds to switch to 45 rpm and light the blue LED. Manufactured to a high standard, the heart of the Hercules II is a pair of low noise, high precision crystal oscillator circuits that have their frequencies divided to generate a clean AC sine wave which drives the motor at either 50HZ (for 33rpm) or 67.5 Hz (for 45rpm). Build quality is superb, using superb components resulting in an extremely reliable upgarde for your Linn LP12.
The Hercules II will work with 230/240v or 110v just by switching the fuse on the board to the correct housing. Still works but its a bit long in the tooth now! The item "Hercules Mk2 Motor Speed Control for Linn LP12" is in sale since Thursday, November 8, 2018.This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\TV & Home Audio Parts\Record Player/Turntable Parts". The seller is "clarkschofield" and is located in Bourne End. This item can be shipped to European Union member countries.