Used but in good condition, cartridge is nuded but will include the original shell that can easily be re installed with just ONE screw - it sounds better nuded though.
Description: A moving coil cartridge designed to retrieve the most musical information from the groove and maximise record life.. Top of the range model replacing the Troika but said to be "a very substantial improvement over it". This is the only cartridge that Scan-Tech (now Lyra) designed and builds for Linn.
"Among the other cartridges that Scan-Tech have done, probably the most similar ones in concept (if not in execution) to the Arkiv are the Spectral MCR family and our own Lydian."
"The Arkiv uses a system in which the magnet and generator assembly are bolted directly to a skeletal aluminium block that serves as both chassis and exterior housing. As it does not have a plastic sub-chassis, the Arkiv's generator system suffers from less resonance and less monkey movement than the Troika (although I wouldn't be surprised if the resonance and monkey motion are exactly the things that endear the Troika to its proponents). The clear plastic piece on the front of the Arkiv is a non-structural element designed primarily to protect the internal components of the cartridge."
Date of introduction: 1992
Output: 150 micro V
Compliance: 10 cu
Tracking weight (A): 1.55 - 1.75 g
Tracking weight (B): 1.8 - 2.0 g
Loading: >50 ohms
Weight: 7.4 g
Price: 998 GBP (1994)