FAQ - Turntables

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What upgrades are available for the Sondek LP12?
Depending on the age of your LP12 there may be various upgrade options available and your Linn retailer will be able to advise you further. For further details on our turntable range please click here.

What is the best way to transport my turntable?
We recommend that your LP12 be transported in its original packaging. The outer platter must be removed and placed in the bottom packing tray and the inner platter removed and placed in the top tray. The counterweight should also be removed from the arm. The deck should then be placed in its original packing, with the arm and cartridge removed. Under no circumstances should the deck be shipped with the arm fitted to the turntable. The red bearing cap should be fitted to prevent oil spillage. Please note: when re-packing the turntable, remove the two bottom cover screws which are located between the turntable feet. If these screws are left in position during shipping, they will damage the rim of the platter.

What is the correct tracking weight for my Linn cartridge?
The optimum tracking weight for Linn cartridges (at 20 degrees centigrade) ranges between 1.5 and 2.0g – see the list below for specific cartridge ranges. Bias should be set the same as the tracking weight. Please note that temperatures between 0 and 40 degrees centigrade can affect tracking weight by as much as +/-0.2g. Listening tests should be conducted at normal room temperature to determine the optimum weight. We strongly advise that the fitting and adjustment of a tonearm and cartridge should be carried out by your Linn retailer. There is much more to this procedure than simply adjusting the weight and if improperly done will at best reduce sonic performance and at worst may permanently damage your equipment (tonearm, cartridge, turntable etc).

Arkiv (original) = 1.55 - 1.75g
Arkiv B = 1.8 - 2.0g
Asaka = 1.5 - 1.7g
K5, K9, K18 = 1.5 - 2.0g
Karma = 1.5 - 1.7g
Klyde = 1.55 - 1.75g
Trak = 1.5 - 1.7g
Troika = 1.5 - 1.7g