Linn Karousel Bearing Kit
Available in store only
The Linn Karousel bearing is one of the most exciting LP12 upgrades that have arrived in recent years (with the Lingo 4 being a very close second!)
As it's retrofittable to all Cirkus equipped decks we would argue that this upgrade is vital for any LP12 owner interested in getting the most from their vinyl collection.
Superseding the Linn Cirkus bearing kit, this innovative new bearing design has been made possible by technological developments in material science, machining capabilities and mechanical engineering expertise Linn have gained from almost half a century of designing and manufacturing the world’s best turntable. That vital union between the platter, spindle, bearing and sub-chassis is now the strongest they've ever achieved.
A new diamond-like carbon coating inside the bearing reduces friction between the tip of the spindle and the base of the bearing itself. This reduces the ‘noise floor’ of the turntable and greatly improves musical reproduction.
The substantial lock-nut fastening on the stainless steel housing increases rigidity at the critical point where bearing and sub-chassis come together. Enhancements to the base of the bearing include a stronger housing for the thrust pad, combined with a smaller, stiffer coated form, to improve the critical area that supports the platter rotation and mass, meaning your vinyl reproduction is more accurate and detailed than ever before.
With Karousel the reduction in friction means that not only will this critical component have a greater lifespan, but your LP12 will continue to give you incredibly accurate listening pleasure for longer than ever before.
Please note: This upgrade is not compatible with the Valhalla, Nirvana or aftermarket power supplies nor various aftermarket upgrades such as the Tiger Paw Tranquility.