Earlier this year, when the world was a very different place, Linn launched their new Karousel bearing for the LP12.

This, we now know, is a very significant upgrade.

As part of the launch, there was an offer that if you spend £3000.00 or more (inc VAT) in a single transaction on any new Linn Product (terms and conditions apply), you could have the £750 Karousel fitted by us free of charge.

And then Covid came along. . .

For those who missed the offer, or even folks who were blissfully unaware, we have an opportunity to turn the clock back for a limited period.

For orders placed with us by 23rd October, we can pretend that it’s spring all over again.

Spend and save. Simples!

Linn Karousel

Linn Karousel Bearing

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.

  • Innovative Stainless Steel Bearing design improves rigidity and stability
  • Retro-fittable to any LP12*

*there are some potential compatibility issues with certain older power supplies. We are happy to advise.