LINN Kandid Moving Coil Cartridge

Sale price$6,295.00

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LINN Kandid Moving Coil Cartridge

LINN Kandid Moving Coil Cartridge

Audio Connection

Pickup available, usually ready in 5+ days

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LINN Kandid Moving Coil Cartridge

The first thing you'll notice about Kandid is that it is nude - the generator is exposed. With no cartridge housing, potential sources of resonance are removed which results in purer, cleaner sound, making all your vinyl sound better than ever.

We’ve also kept the weight of the cartridge down by using a plastic front yoke screw rather than metal. As well as allowing the counterweight to be moved closer to the bearing point which gives a quicker reaction to changes in the vinyl, using a plastic screw eliminates any magnetic interference to the delicate coils in the cartridge.

Another notable innovation in Kandid is the angle of the mechanical body and the tracking angle of the cantilever which have also been moved from 23° to 20°. This means that when it’s placed under tracking force on the LP surface, the flux lines remain symmetrical, ensuring that mechanical forces on the coils and iron core remain equal in all directions, avoiding any deformation.

Kandid uses the finest nude diamond Line Contact stylus and benefits from a ceramic boron cantilever for ultra low mass and extremely high rigidity. The suspension mechanism supports hand-wound coils secured in a high-precision rigid assembly, terminated with gold contacts on flying leads for superb signal transmission. The coils in the Kandid also feature an extra winding to increase output.

Key  features

  • Linn's highest performing cartridge
  • Moving coil (MC)
  • Low mass housing and cantilever
  • Precision machined 7075 aluminium body
  • Triple-point mounting system
  • Nude diamond Line Contact stylus

    Specifications

    Stylus Type Nude line contact diamond
    Cantilever Boron
    Armature Square
    Pin Connection Type Flying wire with termination clips
    Mounting Points 3
    Channel Balance at 1 kHz ±0.5 dB
    Channel Separation at 1kHz Better than 35 dB
    Load Resistance 50–200 Ω
    Load Capacitance 100–1000 pF
    Tracking Force 1.72–1.77 g
    Cartridge Mass 5.7 g