Linn Kendo Moving Coil cartridge Ex-demonstration

£3,080.00 £1,950.00

Linn Kendo Moving Coil Cartridge. Mint and not even run in.  A great sounding MC cartridge.

What we Say:

The new Linn Kendo cartridge is a high end Moving Coil design. It looks similar in design to the range topping Ekstatik. It sits between the Krystal and Kandid in the Linn range. The body of the Kendo is made from Nickel coated aluminium. The cantilever is made from Boron and is fitted with a Super Fine Line Diamond tip. The Kendo is designed to be the perfect complement for the new Arko Tonearm. The two form part of the new Selekt LP12 package.

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What they say:

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

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.

Kendo possesses a rigid, nickel-coated 7075-grade aluminium body. This specific grade of aluminium matches that of our Arko tonearm, for which Kendo was designed to be the perfect partner. This facilitates superb material synergy throughout the tonearm system, and effectively banishes unwanted resonances away from the delicate generator, along the arm, and out through the sub-chassis.


Key features

  • 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

High-performance moving coil cartridge

Stylus Type Super Fine Line
Cantilever Boron
Coil Wire Copper 4N
Pin Connection Type 1.2mm gold pin
Mounting Points 3
Output Voltage 0.45mV @3.54cm/s
Channel Balance at 1 kHz < 1dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz > 28dB
Load Resistance 100Ω
Load Capacitance` 1nF
Tracking Force 2.0g
Cartridge Mass 7.6 g