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.
Their sword is forged of boron, with a super-fine-line diamond tip.
Their 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 their engineers’ efforts to capitalise on the elements of Ekstatik which work so well.
Using their 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.
- 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
Linn Kendo possesses a rigid, nickel-coated 7075-grade aluminium body.
This specific grade of aluminium matches that of their 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.
Specifications Linn Kendo
High-performance moving coil cartridge
|Stylus Type||Super Fine Line|
|Coil Wire||Copper 4N|
|Pin Connection Type||1.2mm gold pin|
|Output Voltage||0.45mV @3.54cm/s|
|Channel Balance at 1 kHz||<1dB|
|Channel Separation at 1kHz||Better than 28dB|
|Cartridge Mass||7.6 g|