The Hercules Power Supply Upgrade for Linn, Rega, Thorens...
The Hercules PSU is a crystal oscillator referenced, power supply upgrade for turntables that use AC synchronous motors (EG 'Airpax,' 'Premotec'). This includes the Linn Sondek LP12, Axis and Basik turntables, as well as models from Rega, Thorens, Systemdek, and others.*
Briefly, the Hercules generates (or 're-generates') a purer AC sine wave signal; this cleaner signal lowers motor vibration, which leads to improved sound quality. That seems reasonable, but what does it actually mean, sound wise?
Since the Hercules was introduced, in 2006, users have described gains in clarity, detail, bass, tonal nuance, and stereo imaging. People have described their experiences on various message boards and websites, and the Hercules has also been favourably mentioned in Hi-Fi World (compared to the Linn "Valhalla" in the October 2007 issue).
- For Linn, Rega, Thorens, and others using AC synchronous motors*
- Choice of configurations to suit different turntables (please see right).
- Installation is quick and easy in most turntables.
- 33 and 45.
- 12 month warranty.
*Please state make and model of your turntable when ordering.