This legendary Linn Sondek LP-12 has been in a non-smoking, pet-less, in dedicated audio room, and newly serviced. Does not include Klyde cartridge or dust cover, but has the following upgrades and additions:
- Linn Ittok LVII
- Valhalla Power Supply Board
- Upgrade 4 capacitors with Nichicon VX Series 47uf @ 450VDC. Prevents overheating and burning out capacitors.
- Custom built maple stand
- Extra belts
Ittok LVII Tone Arm:
The brief was to design a tone arm that performs to the same standard as the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable.
The result is the Linn Ittok LVII pick-up arm which has been acknowledged as a significant advance in disc playing equipment.
The Linn Ittok LVII was designed with several performance features in mind.
First, stability. It it a coherent mechanical system designed to maintain a precise relationship between the cartridge and turntable.
This us due in part to a bearing system that minimises intermittent or continuous loss of dynamic accuracy.
Second, simplicity. Dials for both tracking weight and bias force enables easy and highly accurate adjustment, making the Ittok simple to install and convenient to use.
Features a straight arm tube, fixed headshell and calibrated tracking force and bias controls. Linns top Tonearm in the 1980's.
Effective mass: 11.5g
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Cartridge weight: 3 to 9g
Effective length: 229mm
Mounting distance: 211mm
Lateral friction: <20mg
Horizontal friction: <20mg
In its price category the Ittok remains an outstanding design with a fine combination of technical performance, sound quality and finish - HiFi Choice 1983
In our view the Ittok's strengths lie in its subjective speed of response to transients, it's fine transparency and it's ability to reveal atmosphere, depth and detail