Linn Linto MC phono preamp, perfect synergy with Linn LP-12, Ekos or Itok arms and Klyde or Troika cartridges.
Works very well with ANY extremely low output MC cartridge (reason I bought it).
Very low noise, very high gain:
"It is known for musicality and ultra low noise level. It has fixed gain at 64db and is a great match for low output MC cartridges."
"The Linto couples the signal from the cartridge directly into the bases of the transistors rather than into resistors or loading networks—because, Linn maintains, these elements waste valuable signal power and generate more signal and noise than the cartridge.
The power supply is another area that can generate substantial amounts of noise in conventional designs. Rather than using a sizable transformer and multiple capacitors in the power supply, the Linto breaks from tradition by employing Linn's Brilliant Switch-mode Power Supply. This converts incoming power into high-voltage DC, then "chops it up at a high frequency" (to quote from the owner's manual) before routing it to a 30mm-square transformer. This transformer's output is converted back to "very smooth" DC voltage. "
"- Surface mount circuitry minimises interference, noise pick-up, inter component coupling, microphony & radio breakthrough.
- Super silent power supply with Linn Brilliant SMPS technology provides immunity to mains noise or variation.
- Choice of two gains settings so it can be used with both low & higher output moving coil cartridges."
Can not see a mark on it. Works perfectly. Has orginal box and packing. Comes with power cord and manual.
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