chris harban
turntable plinths

my passion

Born from a life-long passion for Hi-Fi, Art, and Old World Craftsmanship, tempered with an eye for detail and a constant striving for perfection.

My introduction into the audio world began when I was about 5 years old with a Fisher-Price turntable (red and blue plastic plinth). My first records were Leo Kottke 6 and 12 String Guitar, The Beatles Yellow Submarine, and a handful of Mother Goose records. By the time I was a teenager, I had a decent hi-fi, and had already begun experimenting with building speakers. The sounds of The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, or Black Sabbath could regularly be heard throughout the house. I have always been an artist, a tinker, descendent of multiple generations of engineers and artisans. I have been around finishing and design for most of my working career, spending many years as a contractor, and then as a cabinet maker/ furniture builder.

More recently, my love of the audio world was re-kindled through a developing love for the art of DJ’ing (vinyl) and by being gifted an old Linn Sondek LP12 and a pair of the classic old Snell Type AII loudspeakers by my uncle. The LP12 was mint, vintage 1982, with a Koetsu Black cartridge, Koetsu SA-1100D tonearm, and a Mitchell Cotter step-up… Yes, this sounded good to me, very good! Better than I had ever heard before… I was hooked.

(enter Woodsong Audio)

Woodsong Audio is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality plinths available for the Linn Sondek LP12, the Garrard 301/401, the Thorens TD-124, the Technics SP10 MKII and III, as well as other decks. Full turntable restoration, and setup is available. The Linn Sondek LP12, and Garrard 301/401, are my specialty. I can provide you with a plinth, a fully set up turntable, or refurbish your deck, and occasionally have decks for sale.

I also welcome custom projects such as building audio equipment racks, speaker cabinets to your specifications ( audiophile and pro-sound), record storage, and am available to give you a quote for your specific needs.

Thank you for visiting the Woodsong Audio website, and let me know how I can help you to achieve your audio dreams. Feel free to email me for current available plinths or custom projects.

Chris Harban
Woodsong Audio

linn sondek lp12
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