Linn Krane tonearm coming 23rd November

7 November 2020

Linn had to do some pretty fast re-engineering after the sad demise of Jelco earlier this year, who had been manufacturing the Majik LP12 tonearm. Project complete, Linn is now ready to launch the Krane tonearm.

Developed in partnership with Clearaudio, Krane will be included as standard on all new Majik LP12s from 23rd November 2020. This new specification Majik LP12 is £3450 which also includes the game-changing Karousel bearing. Orders are being taken now for delivery before Christmas.

The new higher performance Krane arm has been designed for Linn effective length and offset angle to ensure complete congruity with all Linn cartridges and other related LP12 components and accessories. The static-balanced design is hand assembled with high quality, precision aluminium and stainless steel components. It features a polished Tungsten and Sapphire vertical bearing with dual ceramic horizontal bearing assembly, both of which are long-lasting and provide very low friction/rotational mass.

Set up is easy thanks to a range of adjustments, including a laser etched scale for accurate and repeatable VTA adjustment as well as azimuth adjustment combined with a fixed offset angle to ensure perfect alignment of the cartridge and stylus. It also features an adjustable headshell design to ensure effective length is absolutely precise for proper cartridge alignment and performance.


Key Features:

  • Designed & built to Linn geometry and effective length
  • Static-balanced design featuring bearings designed for longevity and low friction/rotational mass
  • Anti-skating control via an easily accessible magnetic mechanism on the side of the tonearm
  • Easy, accurate set-up via a range of adjustments
  • 3-point headshell for correct Linn alignment geometry and compatibility with all Linn cartridges and most third-party designs
  • 5-Pin DIN cable connection for use with all current Linn tonearm cables including Urika
  • Linn-designed arm collar to fit standard, Kore and Keel sub-chassis
  • Supplied with a stylus force gauge


Specifications:

  • Effective Length 229mm
  • Overhang 18mm
  • Offset Angle 24˚
  • Pivot to Spindle Distance 211mm

 

NB Krane is only available at the moment on new, complete Majik LP12s but will be purchasable as a standalone upgrade in 2021.