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Linn Krystal MC Cartridge Like New In Box - Nude Stylus!

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Linn Krystal Mc Cartridge Like New In Box - Nude Stylus! Phono

Linn Krystal MC Cartridge Like New In Box - Nude Stylus!

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Linn Krystal MC (Moving-Coil) Phono Cartridge

A perfect match to your Linn LP12 or other models.

New in box with no signs of use. Includes cover and tools

"Krystal features a similar approach to minimising mass as Kandid, using a nude design to give the cartridge less inertia so it can react more quickly to the changes in the groove.

It also uses the triple-point mounting system for a solid connection to the tonearm headshell, while the aircraft grade 7075 aluminium chassis provides a lightweight, stiff and stable platform for the generator.

Even the adhesive used on Krystal was painstakingly selected to provide the most rigid bond possible to avoid any dampening effects."

Brand New

General Sound:
Accurate to the recording

Cosmetic Condition:
9/10 = Excellent. Perfect physical condition, gently used.. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested in our lab.

Exactly as pictured and described above.

Original Manufacturers Packing

Original MSRP:

Cartridge Type : Moving coil
Stylus Type : Vital fine line
Cantilever : Aluminium tube
Armature : Cross
Pin Connection Type : 1.2mm gold pin
Mounting Points : 3
Channel Balance @ 1kHz : +/- 1dB
Channel Separation @ 1kHz : Better than 30dB
Output : 0.25mV +/- 1dB @ 1kHz
Load Resistance : 100?
Load Capacitance : 100 - 1000pF
Tracking Force : 1.5 - 2.0g (nominal 1.75g)
Cartridge Mass : 7.0g

1 lbs.

Testing Process:
We start by doing a detailed physical inspection under light magnification to asses the cantilever condition, its position in the cartridge body and the condition of the suspension. We also inspect any coil wires and the output connections to make sure it hasn’t been strained. We then perform a light cleaning with specialized agents and blow it dry with compressed air.

We then perform a more detailed inspection with our Wild Heerbrugg professional microscope. From there we can asses the wear and quality of the stylus and determine how much use it has had and if there are any mechanical issues. We can also identify if it needs further cleaning or care.

We then move the cartridge to a digital microscope where we take photo os the cantilever for future reference.

We then move to the test bench where we can check for continuity of each channel and resistance.

On certain cartridges and it the technician feels necessary we install the unit on a turntable and run a few test records to ascertain tacking ability, distortion and compliance.

SKU: 105028