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New Karousel Bearing Upgrade & Colour Personalisation For Your Linn Sondek LP12

Posted: 18th May 2020

Linn have announced some fantastic new upgrade and personalisation options for the Linn Sondek LP12 record player.

New Karousel bearing upgrade - FREE when you spend £3,000 on Linn products in a single transaction.

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

If you spend £3,000 or more on Linn products you can receive the Karousel upgrade worth £750 FREE of charge. Offer ends 30th June 2020. T&Cs apply - see below.

Colour personalisation for your LP12 plinth.
Create a turntable that’s truly unique to you with two exquisite new personalisation options.

Match any colour!
All Sondek LP12 turntables can be made in any high gloss colour finish. Inspiration could come from anywhere. Whether it’s the colour of your favourite shirt or a shade from your best-loved album, you’ll receive a beautifully hand-crafted product that’s personal to you.
All Linn speakers can be finished in the same high gloss colour, so you can even match your speakers to your deck for a co-ordinated look across your system.
If bold colours aren’t to your taste, all of Linn’s standard wood finishes are now also available in high gloss, along with Piano Black and High Gloss White.
Make it your own
For the ultimate in bespoke, you can now monogram your LP12 with up to 4 letters, precision laser-etched onto your armboard*, to make it truly yours forever.
You can preview Linn personalisation options here 
*available for Keel only.
Contact your nearest Audio T Linn dealer for more information and a demo. 



1. This offer runs until 30th June 2020 inclusive. Only orders placed during this period will be eligible for this promotion.

2. Only one order per customer.
3. This offer is only valid for one free Karousel bearing kit, the value of the promotion cannot be substituted to offer any other product.
4. £3,000 inc. VAT must be spent in a single transaction. Multiple bearings cannot be claimed for higher value sales, for example, a sale at £6,000 would not be eligible for two free bearings.
5. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion, special discount or demonstration discount other than the offer described above.

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