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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 pm 
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I'm going to buy a replacement laser mechanism for my Linn Ikemi while they're still available. Since the original mechanism was made by Sanyo and is no longer manufactured, I'm at the mercy of 2 ebay sellers: Liberty Electronics in Miami and supermanmeliu in Taiwan.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OPTICAL-LAS ... SwQItUEE3k

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Laser-Mechanism ... SwB09YJywH

The one in Taiwan is nearly 4x more expensive than the one from Liberty. Naturally as an audiophool I'm assuming that the more expensive unit is the one I should buy. 8)

So I'm wondering if anyone here has had any positive or negative experiences with either vendor. Even though they are new, I have read on other forums that some of these laser units have a defective rate as high as 40% right out of the box.

Recommendations?

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Not those exact sellers, but I ordered a laser (HOP-1200) from an ebay seller in Florida for my Resolution Audio Opus 21 and it is still working fine. Are you ordering the laser assembly or the entire mechanism? I ordered just the laser and it was a snap to install. Good luck with the fix.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 am 
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I'm buying one as a hedge against the future; the Ikemi is currently working just fine....knock wood.

My Linn guru recommended that I buy the whole transport; the sled with the laser assy. already installed. Both of the units in the links that I posted are complete but I'm wondering if the price disparity between the two is meaningful. Or not.

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