Meet Karousel , The New Linn Bearing


Karousel Bearing

Karousel, Linn’s new precision-engineered single-point bearing, offers smoother rotation and greater stability for even better sound from your Sondek LP12.

This innovative new take on Linn’s original bearing design has been made possible by technological developments in material science, machining capabilities and mechanical engineering expertise gained from almost half a century of designing and manufacturing the world’s best turntable. That vital union between the platter, spindle, bearing and sub-chassis is now the strongest Linn’s ever achieved.

A new diamond-like carbon coating inside the bearing reduces friction between the tip of the spindle and the base of the bearing itself. This reduces the ‘noise floor’ of the turntable, so improves musical reproduction.

The substantial lock-nut fastening on the stainless steel housing increases rigidity at the critical point where bearing and sub-chassis come together. Enhancements to the base of the bearing include a stronger housing for the thrust pad, combined with a smaller, stiffer coated form, to improve the critical area that supports the platter rotation and mass, meaning your vinyl reproduction is more accurate and detailed than ever before.

With Karousel the reduction in friction means that not only will this critical component have a greater lifespan, but your LP12 will continue to give you incredibly accurate listening pleasure for longer than ever before.

• Diamond-like carbon coating for reduced friction
• Innovative Stainless Steel Bearing design improves rigidity and stability
• Retro-fittable to any LP12

The Karousel comes as part of a kit which comprises of:

Karousel bearing, inner platter and spindle, 3 x springs, 3 x large grommets, 3 x small grommets, 3 x washers, 3 locknuts, earthing wire

Compatibility & Safety Notice:
The Karousel bearing is physically compatible with all current and historic Linn turntable configurations, however it must not be used with Nirvana or Valhalla PSUs or 3rd party clones of these as electrical safety protection issues can carry potential fatal risks.

We will be running a special promotion for a short time, you will be able to receive a FREE Karousel bearing when you spend £3,000 or more on one transaction from Linn.  (Terms and conditions apply)

If you want to treat your ears and enjoy this upgrade option contact one of the team to book your LP12 into the workshop – 01594 540268


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