Linn Karousel LP12 Bearing Upgrade

Posted on 5th March, 2020

Linn Karousel LP12 Bearing Upgrade

One of the most famous turntables, the Linn Sondek LP12, can now have its bearing upgraded for the first time in 27 years. Linn says the Karousel bearing “will improve the performance of every Sondek LP12 turntable ever made”.

Linn also says that the bearing is central to the stability of the LP12 turntable and that the Karousel bearing is only the third evolution of this design in almost 50 years. 

Linn  Karousel

Founder Ivor Tiefenbrun's unique single-point bearing, combined with the acoustic isolation of the turntable design, were the foundations on which Linn was established in 1973. The design even inspired the Linn company logo.

The 2020 design of the Karousel was only possible due to breakthroughs in material science and machining capabilities, along with what Linn has learned in almost half a century designing and manufacturing turntables.

According to Linn, “Karousel offers a more refined motion and greater stability, allowing an even better sound with a longer lasting design.”

The LP12 has become one of the most cherished turntables of the modern vinyl revival, and the ability to continue upgrading components allows the vinyl enthusiast to own an LP12 for their lifetime.

Linn Karousel Kit

Linn says this latest performance upgrade raises the bar for vinyl reproduction yet again and presents the opportunity for every LP12 owner to elevate the performance of their LP12.

Available from March 23rd, the Linn Karousel bearing upgrade kit sells for £750 RRP.

Plinth personalisation and monogram etching options are available for another £330 each. 

All new LP12s will feature the new bearing as standard. 

For more information, visit Linn.

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