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Linn Kendo

Elite Moving coil cartirdge

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Kendo Cartridge

An elite performance moving coil cartridge.

Kendo is a modern martial art form; translated from the Japanese it means “way of the sword”. At Linn however, the word has different connotations. Our sword is forged of boron, with a super-fine-line tip. Our armour is anodised, 7075-grade aluminium. Kendo is the eager apprentice to its master, Ekstatik; sharing the same values, and learning many of its tricks along the way.

The Kendo is the outcome of our engineers’ efforts to capitalise on the elements of Ekstatik which work so well; using our tried-and-true, trickle-down development methodology to produce a more affordable, high-performance cartridge which retains the same core design principles and acoustic fingerprint


Key Points

  • Moving coil (MC)
  • Rigid, nickel-coated, 7075-grade aluminium body
  • Low-mass and stiff boron cantilever
  • Super-fine-line stylus
  • Aluminium-bronze threaded inserts
  • Perfectly paired with Arko tonearm


Technical Specifications

Kendo 72dpi.png Introduction: 2022
Type : Moving Coil Tracking
Impedance: 12 Ω
Recommend capacitance: 1 nF
Recommended Load: 42Ω ~ 1kΩ (determine optimum by listening)
Output voltage: 0.45mV @ 3.54 cm/s
Stylus: Super Fine Line
Cantilever Boron
Weight: 7.6 grams
Crosstalk: > 28dB
Channel balance at 1kHz: < 1dB
Tracking force: 2.0 gram