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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by dan steel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:55 pm

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Looks like a Linn COP OUT !!!
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by Coyote Jim » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:59 pm

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Looks like a Linn COP OUT !!!
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That's him in this film too :smt036
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by evil_C » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 pm

This sign selling quite well in Glasgow:

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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by Coyote Jim » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm

If it is fluid based corrosion perhaps it was a freudian slip bringing out the Katalyst updates. :smt005
Sorry only trying to lighten the atmosphere until mine breaks. :oops:
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by dan steel » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Coyote Jim wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm
If it is fluid based corrosion perhaps it was a freudian slip bringing out the Katalyst updates. :smt005
Sorry only trying to lighten the atmosphere until mine breaks. :oops:

What's the odds Jim :smt005
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by Coyote Jim » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:32 pm

dan steel wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:47 pm
Coyote Jim wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm
If it is fluid based corrosion perhaps it was a freudian slip bringing out the Katalyst updates. :smt005
Sorry only trying to lighten the atmosphere until mine breaks. :oops:

What's the odds Jim :smt005

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I don't lube mine no desensitised modulation for me. :shock:
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by LD100 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:44 am

The latest from Linn staff---


David Williamson Linn Staff
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

RE: Krystal Cleaning Advice. Please Read and Share
Gentlemen, to set the record straight, as this thread appears to have unnecessarily caused panic, and to re-iterate what I said earlier on this post.

The Krystal is made by Armour, therefore it is their advice we should heed. The cantilever is an aluminium tube which has a flattened end to insert the stylus into.
They recommend that “Liquid stylus cleaners must be used sparingly if at all”. They state this in some of their own cartridge manuals.

Armour have also already investigated these failures and attributed them to the overuse of wet cleaning, not material flaws or anything else. They have seen the same failure mode before with customers using wet cleaning fluids.
The cantilever used in the Krystal is the same one as we used in the Klyde, so we have some 22 years of reliability data on this part.
These 2 failures are the only ones we can find due to cleaning fluid.

There is no issue with using SPT fluid on Arkiv, Akiva, or Kandid as were/are all made for us by Lyra and have solid boron cantilevers.

Furthermore Lyra also read our forum, and have been in touch with me directly to advise that they will be changing the wording of their manuals and website to:-
“clearly spell out that this product should not be used with any cartridges where the manufacturer recommends that liquid cleaners be avoided”

Regards,

David
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by Coyote Jim » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:08 pm

LD100 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:44 am
The latest from Linn staff---
David Williamson Linn Staff
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

RE: Krystal Cleaning Advice.

The Krystal is made by Armour, therefore it is their advice we should heed. The cantilever is an aluminium tube which has a flattened end to insert the stylus into.
They recommend that “Liquid stylus cleaners must be used sparingly if at all”. They state this in some of their own cartridge manuals.

Regards,

David
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:smt017 "Well, if LINN supplied instruction manuals then people would follow them" :roll: :smt018
By the way I've never used any fluid on my Stylus. :smt009
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by Mr Onion » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:07 pm

Well, thats very clear how you should clean (or not) the cantilever :roll:
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Re: Krystal Klub

Post by Derosa » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:25 pm

:lol: good job on the box it tells you it is made by Goldring and what their company policy is on what is safe to use
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