Linn Tukan produce incredible soundstage and imaging. Famous Linn’s “magic” sound that created cult following among audiophiles.
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This pair is in great condition with signs of normal use, no dents or scratches. Grilles are not removable and have some wear on the corners, not visible though.
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Two-way, reflex-loaded loudspeaker, with internal adjustment of treble level, and single-wire, bi-wire, bi-amplification, and active bi-amplification options. Drive-units: 1" ceramic-dome tweeter, 5.1" cone bass/midrange unit. Frequency response: 70Hz-20kHz, ±3dB (passive); 65Hz-20kHz, ±3dB (active). Impedance: 4 ohms (passive); 6 ohms treble, 4 ohms bass (active). Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m at 1kHz.
Dimensions: 7.4" W by 12" H by 7.2" D. Weight: 12.3 lbs each, net.
I can heartily recommend both the Aerial 5 and Linn Tukan loudspeakers—but for different reasons. Although the two loudspeakers had very different sounds, I found myself enjoying music through both of them.
The Linn Tukans threw a wonderful soundstage from the most unlikely locations; but when positioned optimally, the Tukans produced a stunning soundstage, with transparency, palpability, and pinpoint spatial resolution. The Linn was also very different from the 5 tonally, with a brighter, livelier, more forward rendering. This character heightened the sense of presence and detail, but at the expense of some etch and greater long-term fatigue. Although the Tukan's upper midrange and treble were a little ragged next to the Aerial's, there was something musically engaging about this little speaker. They also work well with an amplifier of moderate power, and are less fussy about location. At $799/pair, the Tukan is a must-audition product, particularly for those listeners for whom space—and placement options—are restricted.
By Robert Harley