Linn are in celebratory mood at the moment, having launched their first new bearing in decades for the venerable LP12 turntable.

The Karousel is priced at £750 inclusive of installation by us.

You can, however also get it installed completely free of charge if you spend £3000.00 or more (inc VAT) in a single transaction on any new Linn Product! (terms and conditions apply)

The offer is valid for orders placed from 23rd March to 22nd May and will be delivered before 29th May.

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.