Linn Krystal Moving Coil Cartridge


Krystal uses the design principles of our leading moving coil cartridge Kandid to capture the minute changes in the record groove, letting you hear every musical detail.

Krystal features a similar approach to minimising mass as Kandid, using a nude design to give the cartridge less inertia so it can react more quickly to the changes in the groove. It also uses the triple-point mounting system for a solid connection to the tonearm headshell, while the aircraft grade 7075 aluminium chassis provides a lightweight, stiff and stable platform for the generator. Even the adhesive used on Krystal was painstakingly selected to provide the most rigid bond possible to avoid any dampening effects.

Whether you specify Krystal on your current turntable or buy it as part of an Akurate LP12, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a more musical performance from all your vinyl.

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Technical Specifications
Moving coil cartridge.

Stylus type Vital Fine Line
Cantilever Aluminium tube
Armature Cross
Pin connection type 1.2 mm gold pin
Mounting points 3
Channel Balance at 1 kHz± 1 dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz Better than 30 dB
Load Resistance 50–200 Ω
Load Capacitance 100–1000 pF
Tracking force 1.5–2.0 g
Cartridge Mass 7.0 g