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Linn Karousel

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Karousel Bearing

Karousel, Linn’s new precision-engineered single-point bearing, offers smoother rotation and greater stability for even better sound from your Sondek LP12.
This innovative new take on our original bearing design has been made possible by technological developments in material science, machining capabilities and mechanical engineering expertise 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 we’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, so 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.

Diamond-like carbon coating for reduced friction
Innovative Stainless Steel Bearing design improves rigidity and stability
Retro-fittable to any LP12
Yippee :oops: :shock:
Turntable - LP12, Cirkus, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Linn Majik I Integrated Dynamik.
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Re: Linn Karousel

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BUGGER!, how much can I get for this kidney? :roll:

Seriously, I am glad that LINN are still improving the LP12. I assume its including a sub chassis as per the accepted maintenance.

Cue lots of second hand bearings appearing on ePay
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Even with the previously current Cirkus bearing a sub chassis was no longer included it was just the bearing ,hub and belt.
I imagine this will be the same as no mention of a different hub spindle.
Oh the price £750 8) :smt023
I was thinking about a new bearing as mine is an original new Cirkus at the time. :shock:
Turntable - LP12, Cirkus, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Linn Majik I Integrated Dynamik.
CD Player - Linn Majik CD.
Speakers - Kudos X3.
Cables - Linn Silvers & K200 Black.
Support - Target TT4.
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More dosh just when I thought it was safe... :wink:
LINN - LP12 - Radikal - Urika - Keel - Karousel - EkosSE/1 - Kandid - Collaro Audio mat, Linn Mat
NAIM - CD5si - Supernait 3, HiCap DR
KUDOS X3 - Speakers
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Me Too :roll: :smt005
Turntable - LP12, Cirkus, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Linn Majik I Integrated Dynamik.
CD Player - Linn Majik CD.
Speakers - Kudos X3.
Cables - Linn Silvers & K200 Black.
Support - Target TT4.
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Well I was going to get a new bearing when I upgrade the cartridge, mine being an original Cirkus from the mid-90s. And only a couple of hundred pounds more than the existing Cirkus bearing, this doesn’t seem too bad. I’ll have to plan a day in Rearsby.

Maybe we should plan a Kabin coach trip...
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evil_C wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:21 pm Well I was going to get a new bearing when I upgrade the cartridge, mine being an original Cirkus from the mid-90s. And only a couple of hundred pounds more than the existing Cirkus bearing, this doesn’t seem too bad. I’ll have to plan a day in Rearsby.

Maybe we should plan a Kabin coach trip...
Great idea Clive
My Cirkus was one of the first from the factory and still in great condition and thought about replacing it when I got the Kandid.
Glad I didn't. :wink:
Turntable - LP12, Cirkus, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Linn Majik I Integrated Dynamik.
CD Player - Linn Majik CD.
Speakers - Kudos X3.
Cables - Linn Silvers & K200 Black.
Support - Target TT4.
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Coyote Jim wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:26 pm
evil_C wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:21 pm Well I was going to get a new bearing when I upgrade the cartridge, mine being an original Cirkus from the mid-90s. And only a couple of hundred pounds more than the existing Cirkus bearing, this doesn’t seem too bad. I’ll have to plan a day in Rearsby.

Maybe we should plan a Kabin coach trip...
Great idea Clive
My Cirkus was one of the first from the factory and still in great condition and thought about replacing it when I got the Kandid.
Glad I didn't. :wink:
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Cirkus grave yard 8)
LINN - LP12 - Radikal - Urika - Keel - Karousel - EkosSE/1 - Kandid - Collaro Audio mat, Linn Mat
NAIM - CD5si - Supernait 3, HiCap DR
KUDOS X3 - Speakers
KUDOS KS-1 - Speaker cable
FOCAL Elegia - Headphones
AKG K-702 - Headphones
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Re: Linn Karousel

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dan steel wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Coyote Jim wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:26 pm
evil_C wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:21 pm Well I was going to get a new bearing when I upgrade the cartridge, mine being an original Cirkus from the mid-90s. And only a couple of hundred pounds more than the existing Cirkus bearing, this doesn’t seem too bad. I’ll have to plan a day in Rearsby.

Maybe we should plan a Kabin coach trip...
Great idea Clive
My Cirkus was one of the first from the factory and still in great condition and thought about replacing it when I got the Kandid.
Glad I didn't. :wink:
Cirkus grave yard 8)
The old Billy Smart's isn't too PC these days.
Everybody enjoys a wee burl though. :smt005
Turntable - LP12, Cirkus, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Linn Majik I Integrated Dynamik.
CD Player - Linn Majik CD.
Speakers - Kudos X3.
Cables - Linn Silvers & K200 Black.
Support - Target TT4.
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Re: Linn Karousel

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I was very impressed when I had my bearing replaced a few years ago so this should be very interesting.

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