Linn Products was founded in 1973 by Ivor Tiefenbrun to produce the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable. A modular, upgradeable and expandable system architecture fostered sustainable long-term relationships with customers and enabled the LP12 to have the longest possible model life. It is in fact still in production at Linn today, although virtually every part has been improved and upgraded from the original design. In 2012, Linn received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the most prestigious accolade available to a British business. Approved by Her Majesty The Queen following the recommendation of the Prime Minister, this award recognised the engineering prowess and passion for music embodied within Linn’s industry-leading range of DS players.