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Klimax LP12 Record Player

The flagship Klimax LP12 turntable offers the pinnacle of vinyl reproduction today, setting the benchmark for turntables worldwide.

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Over 4 decades worth of research and development has gone into this latest evolution of the turntable that turned the hi-fi industry on its head back at the beginning of Linn’s journey to make better sound. Each precision-engineered upgrade has uncovered more music from the depths of the record groove.

It includes the best of Linn’s precision-engineered upgrades, and because it’s modular, you can update it whenever we release a new upgrade. A Klimax LP12 is an investment that will amaze and reward you for years to come.

Even after 45 years, the LP12 is the turntable by which all others are judged, extracting more information from vinyl than any other turntable. The LP12 is considered by many to be the most iconic turntable ever. Seemingly ageless, the design never goes out of style and will be a key piece of the turntable market for years to come.

New Radikal features hyper-accurate speed management technology, which generates sustained, uniform rotation closer to 33⅓rpm than any turntable. It works hard behind the scenes, so that your ears don’t have to. Your discerning customers will experience even more of the music, in perfect pitch, thanks to an FPGA managed motor control unit (MCU), and the latest, precision-engineered motor technology – working in unison to produce ultra-smooth rotation, and our lowest drift measurements ever.

Radikal’s cutting-edge DC motor design generates negligible electromagnetic interference, effectively eliminating it as a source of distortion. To make things mechanically quieter than ever, an all new housing decouples the motor from the deck more effectively.

The motor itself features lowernoise voltage regulators, and smaller components, making everything electrically quieter than ever too.

The improved board design at the heart of new Radikal incorporates whisper quiet power supply rails – yielding our all-time lowest noise floor.

An all-new, 6-layer board facilitates shorter signal paths, smaller componentry, and minimal overall noise, via dedicated ground and power planes.

These quieter, regulated supply rails not only provide impeccably pure power to the motor, but have the added halo effect of making our Urika phono stages sound even better.

Ekstatik – all-new flagship MC cartridge

In order to better Kandid, Linn needed to look further afield, and at more varied materials. They conducted extensive experiments; auditioning different materials and configurations for the body, inserts, cantilever, suspension, windings and leads. The result is Ekstatik – the new jewel in the crown of the Linn cartridge range.

This new flagship cartridge sets a new bar for arm/cartridge synergy; its unique construction forges an harmonious synergy with Ekos SE; wicking away more unwanted resonances along the arm, and out through the sub-chassis.

In their search for ever better materials, Linn’s experiments led us to the implementation of aluminium-bronze inserts. Now a feature of Ekstatik, these inserts allow us to reap the sonic benefits they found this alloy to possess.

A micro-ridge stylus on a sapphire cantilever makes for an extraordinarily responsive cartridge. The sapphire is far stiffer than boron or aluminium, eliciting less loss between the stylus and the generator.

The result is an agile, responsive cartridge, with the added performance yielded from specifying these materials; masterfully matched in unique configurations.

Klimax LP12 Comprises of –
Sondek LP12 turntable with Karousel bearing
Keel machined sub-chassis and armboard
Radikal motor control, motor & power supply
Brushed DC motor in acoustically isolated housing
Ekos SE precision tonearm
Ekstatik flagship moving coil (MC) cartridge
Urika II moving coil phono stage built-in to suspended base

Plinth Options
Style Standard or fluted
Standard Finishes Oak, Cherry, Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut
Special Finishes Piano Black, High Gloss White or match any colour of your choice (high gloss)

Specification
Speed Dual speed 33⅓ & 45 rpm
Motor Type Precious-metal brushed DC motor with moving coil rotor

Dimensions
Width 445 mm
Height 140 mm
Depth 356 mm