Linn Audio Sondek Akurate LP12 Turntable

Loaded with upgrades including a separate dedicated power supply, machined armboard, Krystal cartridge and Linn Akito tonearm, this deck delivers a stunningly musical performance that will get more from your favourite vinyl records.

$13,995.00

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Product Description

Key Features

    • Sondek LP12 turntable
    • Kore sub-chassis and machined armboard
    • Lingo power supply and motor control unit
    • AC motor
    • ]Akito tonearm
    • Krystal moving coil (MC) cartridge

Kore
Following the same design philosophy as our flagship Keel, the Kore sub-chassis and armboard is an essential upgrade step for anyone looking to improve their LP12 and bring it up to Akurate-level performance.

Strengthened by a multi-layer, box construction of 1.5mm thick aluminium, the Kore’s sub-chassis is designed for extra rigidity and removal of unwanted damping, ensuring a more faithful reproduction of your vinyl. Three layers are bonded together using a unique Linn-specified adhesive to form an incredibly stiff structure, while keeping the weight low.

The Kore armboard is precisely machined from solid aluminium and further strengthened with ribs on the underside to provide the ultimate rigidity. This is then bonded to the sub-chassis so that the assembly mirrors the valuable properties of a single piece; as the arm collar is bolted directly to the sub-chassis, the arm has a direct connection to the bearing.

    • Aluminium subchassis
    • Machined-from-solid armboard
    • Compatible with Linn Ekos SE, Ekos, Akito, and Ittok tonearms
    • Versions also available for Rega, SME & Naim tonearms

Trampolin
Made from high quality aluminium, the Trampolin base board is the best performance choice and can be fixed directly to the wooden plinth of your turntable.

Its expertly-designed suspended feet provide any Sondek LP12 turntable with additional isolation from vibration, using acoustic dampening material to minimise interference for improved audio performance.

Build up your own custom-spec deck using this base board as a foundation, or upgrade your existing Sondek LP12 — even if it’s an original from 1973!

    • Aluminium base board
    • Suspended feet isolate deck from vibration
    • Retro-fittable to any LP12

Lingo
Lingo has received a major upgrade to deliver even better sound from your vinyl, thanks to the addition of ground-breaking technology derived from the extraordinary Radikal power supply.

New Lingo incorporates a motor speed management system and uses digital processing technology to make the platter spin more accurately and more consistently. What’s more, it auto-calibrates the motor when the Sondek LP12 is powered on to ensure this accuracy and consistency every time. That’s crucial for music, of course: even the slightest speed variation affects the pitch, and a turntable that isn’t accurate is like a musical instrument that hasn’t been tuned properly.

With on-board circuitry that fits inside the deck and a new external slimline power supply which can be easily concealed, the new model is neater, more compact and cleverer than ever.

The source of the audio source, Lingo is the first improvement to make to your LP12, providing a clear upgrade from the internal Majik power supply and previous Lingo models.

    • Power supply for LP12 with on-board circuitry which is externally powered
    • Supplied with 12v AC motor for LP12
    • Speed management system checks speed on every rotation
    • Dual speed: 33/45 rpm

Akito
Incorporating technologies developed for Linn’s class-leading Ekos SE, the Akito tonearm will get more from your vinyl collection.

Precision bearings, accurate static tracking and precision-spring bias adjustment protect your cherished vinyl recordings and maximise your enjoyment of the music.

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.

The Akito tonearm is the perfect partner for Linn’s Krystal moving coil or Adikt moving magnet cartridges.

    • Aluminium arm tube
    • Precision bearings
    • Die-cast rigid headshell

Krystal
Two years in development, Krystal uses the design principles of our leading moving coil cartridge Kandid to capture the minute changes in the record groove, letting you hear every musical detail.

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.

  • Moving coil (MC)
  • Precision machined 7075 aluminium body
  • Triple-point mounting system
  • Nude diamond stylus
  • Physical Dimensions
    Width: 445mm
    Height: 140mm
    Depth: 356

    Available in Cherry,Black Ash,Walnut,Rosenut and Oak