Linn Ekstatik flagship MC cartridge


Linn Ekstatik flagship MC cartridge

Linn Ekstatik flagship MC cartridge

Linn Ekstatik flagship MC cartridge

Linn conducted extensive experiments; auditioning different materials and configurations for the body, inserts, cantilever, suspension, windings and leads.

The result is Ekstatik – the new jewel in the crown of the Linn cartridge range.

This new flagship cartridge sets a new bar for arm/cartridge synergy; its unique construction forges an harmonious synergy with Ekos SE; wicking away more unwanted resonances along the arm, and out through the sub-chassis.

Linn's search for ever better materials, their experiments led them to the implementation of aluminium-bronze inserts. Now a feature of Ekstatik, these inserts  reap the sonic benefits this alloy to possess.

A micro-ridge stylus on a sapphire cantilever makes for an extraordinarily responsive cartridge. The sapphire is far stiffer than boron or aluminium, eliciting less loss between the stylus and the generator.

The result is an agile, responsive cartridge, with the added performance yielded from specifying these materials; masterfully matched in unique configurations.

With a bespoke honeycomb machined into the cartridge body, Linn have skeletonised Ekstatik, so that overall mass is reduced to the preferred sweet spot of close to 7g.

Stylus Type Micro-ridge
Cantilever Sapphire
Pin Connection Type Flying wire with termination clips - 1.2mm, gold
Mounting Points 3
Coil Wire Copper 4N
Output Voltage 0.45V @ 3.54cm/s
Recommended Load 100 Ω
Recommended Capacitance 1nF
Tracking Force 2.0g
Cartridge Mass 7g

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