So reading through the linn forum everything is now KRYSTAL clear
When I bought the spt I read through the instructions which say
“In addition to highly purified water, SPT contains only very small amounts of organic chemical cleaning agents. SPT has PROVEN to be completely safe to use with all phono cartridges (not only LYRA's). Whatever the cartridge, excessive amounts of liquid should never be applied to the stylus and cantilever.”
So as you can see from my comments above that was what I did
Now Jamie @Linn Service says the advice given was unambiguous:
"I understand that this customer has purchased another Krystal. I would strongly recommend that they avoid using SPT, or any other liquid, on this lest it suffers the same fate. It is worth pointing out that we haven’t recommended using SPT on a Krystal. The customer has chosen to do this on the assumption that the advice from Lyra, which refers only to Lyra cartridges, was applicable either to all cartridges or at least to all Linn cartridges. This is not the case."
Can someone tell where it is stated that it doesn’t apply to linn cartridges I have looked in the instructions and the linn website and it doesn’t appear anywhere
Also I didn’t assume it was safe it said so on the instructions
“SPT has PROVEN to be completely safe to use with all phono cartridges (not only LYRA's). “
So to clarify Jamie’s point you can’t use it on linn cartridges oh wait a minute
David W posted this
“Kandid is fine Steve, as it is a Lyra cartridge and uses boron.
Perhaps Peter should have said as much rather than have everybody panic!
I have to admit I was unaware there was an issue with the Krystal or Adikt, having also seen Lyra recommendations.
“SPT has proven to be completely safe to use with all phono cartridges (not only LYRA’s).”
However it is Armour that make the Krystal, and therefore their advice we should listen too.
Whilst chatting to David last Wednesday evening he seemed unaware of any issues and was endorsing the SPT for the Kandid being made by Lyra/scantech “
“So I think I have got it now
Lyra say it is proven to be ok on all cartridges
But linn say it is not suitable for linn cartridges
Oh no......... that’s only if you know where it is made so if it is a linn cartridge that’s made by armour you must not use it
But it is ok on a linn cartridge if it is made by Lyra how are we supposed to know if it is not written down in the instructions?
as usual it’s left to the poor dealer who is supposed to tell us everything !!
I thought I had bought a Linn Krystal but clearly it’s a Goldring Chrystal and a Linn Kandid is a Lyra candid
So we still don’t know what caused the failure of my mine or Adams cartridge this could be a red herring so more waiting to be done