Linn Lp12 Servicing & Upgrades Scroll down for all the upgarde information, available at Martins Hi-Fi

The Linn Lp12 Performance Upgrade has 5 major elements, each element improves your listening experience.

You can choose any element of this pathway at any time, although we do recommend to follow the set pathway to get the best upgrade to your LP12's performance

Linn Radikal with Klimax Enclosure

The first performance upgrade is to your power supply, unless you have a older deck with a pre-cirkus bearing, in which case this element would be you first upgrade.

Upgrade to the Radikal, Lingo or the MajiK power supplys

The next upgrade for your LP12 is to the Sub Chasis. The Linn Keel integrated sub-chassis, armboard and tonearm collar—will give your turntable a significant leap in performance, helping to retrieve even more music from your vinyl records.

You have 3 choices for the sub chasis element of the upgrade path. The Linn Keel, the Kore and the standard, all machined from solid aliuminum, bringing you increased performance for your LP12 and more pleasure from your vinyl collection.

Linn Kore Sub Chasis

One of the most popular upgrades is to the tonearm. The Ekos SE is the flagship tonearm, Ekos SE features advanced materials carefully selected for their sound performance and low resonance properties. These minimise interference, resonance and microphony, meaning you’ll hear even more from your vinyl collection

Ekos SE tonearm

The second tonearm is the very popular Akito, it encorporate some of the technologies from the Ekos SE

Akito Tonearm

A strong die-cast headshell is bonded to the main arm tube using advanced adhesives and together they provide a stable platform for supporting a wide range of cartridges. Precision bearings, accurate static tracking and precision-spring bias adjustment protect your cherished vinyl recordings and maximise your enjoyment of the music.

The Moving Coil Cartridge forms a critical part of the performance upgrade path. Linn has three Mc Cartridges the Kandid which is the flagship model, the Krystal and the Adikt

Linn Kandid MC Cartridge

The Kandid is Linn's flagship MC Cartridge, with a instantly recognisable design, the clear cartridge housing removes potential sources of resonance, resulting in purer, cleaner soundand truely sublime performance.

Another notable innovation in Kandid is the angle of the mechanical body and the tracking angle of the cantilever which have also been moved from 23° to 20°. This means that when it’s placed under tracking force on the LP surface, the flux lines remain symmetrical, ensuring that mechanical forces on the coils and iron core remain equal in all directions, avoiding any deformation

Linn Krystal MC Cartridge

Krystal features a similar approach to minimising mass as Kandid, using a nude design to give the cartridge less inertia so it can react more quickly to the changes in the groove. It also uses the triple-point mounting system for a solid connection to the tonearm headshell, while the aircraft grade 7075 aluminium chassis provides a lightweight, stiff and stable platform for the generator. Even the adhesive used on Krystal was painstakingly selected to provide the most rigid bond possible to avoid any dampening effects.

Linn Adikt MC Cartridge

Designed to retrieve an incredible level of musical detail from the groove of a record, Adikt uses an efficient and affordable moving magnet (MM) configuration. This makes it an ideal starting point for any quality vinyl playback system and its performance is more than a match for many expensive moving coil (MC) designs.

The Adikt cartridge features a rigid body and Gyger II replaceable stylus, both of which help to achieve a finely detailed and dynamic sound. It is easily mounted on a wide range of tonearms, including Linn’s Akito.

The last upgrade of the performance pathway is the Phono Stage. You can upgrade your LP12 Phonostage at any point, but on this site we are concentrating on following Linns recommended Performance Pathway.

Linn Urika 2

Using Linn's cutting-edge digital signal processing technology, Urika II now carries out the key process of implementing the RIAA curve in the digital domain. This brings you lower distortion, lower noise and more music.

Transported over Exakt Link, the musical information that Urika II delivers is perfectly preserved until the moment it reaches your ears, delivering a musical experience like never before. The Urika 2 can optimise each and every individual device, correcting the variations inherent in the analogue stage to ensure outstanding performance every time.

Urika II can also be optimised to work with your preferred cartridge load values. Simply choose from our list of popular cartridges or enter your own, and easily change when you next upgrade your cartridge.

Linn Urika

Urika delivers an impressive level of clarity and detail thanks to its location within the plinth itself which brings it as close as possible to the tonearm, minimising cable length and therefore signal loss and noise. Mounted on its own integrated Trampolin base board, the phono stage is also isolated from unwanted vibrations.

To ensure consistent and faithful reproduction of the music, Urika features a dual mono design that banishes any potential crosstalk.

Direct-coupled RCA and transformer-coupled XLR outputs allow you to choose the best connection option for your system and guarantee exceptional performance in all conditions.

Linn Uphorik

Sharing the same dual mono topology and fully screened differential input as with Urika, the Uphorik phono stage offers both versatility and exceptional performance.

As the most flexible phono stage available, the Uphorik features separate dedicated inputs and circuits for moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) cartridges, and has a full range of adjustments which allows you to easily optimise its settings to any cartridge, should you wish to upgrade in the future.

Uphorik's flexibility also extends to connections. With a choice of balanced or unbalanced outputs, and RCA or XLR inputs, Uphorik is guaranteed to always meet your requirements, no matter how the rest of your system evolves.

We offer a full Linn Lp12 upgrade service, we also offer fully comprehensive Linn Sondek Lp12 Servicing.

Based in Norwich and have been selling and servicing high-end hi-fi for over 50 years. Our in-house technicians are fully Linn trained and accredited, and all work is covered under our full warranty, guaranteeing you only receive the best service from our team. Click the button below to contact us and we can ring or email you back to talk about your next Linn Lp12 upgrade, or to book your current deck in for a full, mini or inspection service.

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