Linn Krystal MC cartridge
Linn Krystal MC cartridge

Krystal MC Cartridge

Krystal uses the design principles of Linn’s leading moving coil cartridge Kandid to capture the minute changes in the record groove, letting you hear every musical detail.

1 Year

£1,535In-store purchase only.



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.

Whether you specify Krystal on your current turntable or buy it as part of an Akurate LP12, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a more musical performance from all your vinyl.

Cartridge Type
Moving Coil

Stylus Type
Vital Fine Line

Aluminium Tube


Pin Connection Type
12mm Gold Pin

Mounting Points

Channel Balance at 1kHz
+/- 1dB

Channel Separation at 1kHz
Better than 30dB

Load Resistance

Load Capacitance
100-1000 pF

Tracking Force

Cartridge Mass