Due to a financial crisis about 10 years ago, I lost a Linn LP12/ Ittok/ Audio Technica AT0C5. I have cut my cloth since and am currently enjoying a nad turntable that appears to be virtually the same as a rega 2, especially now i have added the rega2 platter. I have also added a decent audio technica mm cart . This makes beautiful music and i enjoy it. Rest of system, recapped audiolab 8000c, rotel rb850 power, epos es14 speakers , 1990s rotel cd, ifi zen blue tooth streamer. All of this gear makes lovely music. I did have an upgrade plan but this has been disrupted by a bombshell. I have been offered an lp12, ekos, arkiv for 500 pounds. Its 1980s and was on the end of a lingo. If I cannot get the lingo, will the lp12 work or has it been internally adapted and cannot go back to its former lingo-less state. I always assumed the lingo did some mains altering and its only connection to the record player was the mains plug, but googling suggests it replaces the old power supply internally. Im aware its a risk getting this Linn, I know the source and I know it was loved and surrounded by 2 nap 250s and assorted control and power supplies of the chrome bumper era...I wont be going down that road and theyre not available. I am aware the Linn will need a bit of tlc. Should I go there and will it work minus the lingo? One final thing , if that cartridge is bust, it would be hobsons choice and id fit my audio technica mm to the ekos. Would that be criminal? No worse than a k9 on an ittok surely. AsI type im on a train and cannot remember the cartridge model but i bought it new a few months ago for a deal at around 100 quid and it totally transformed that nad deck, honestly it was breath takingly better. Any thoughts and advice ?