Linn Ekstatik cartridge

$12,000.00

The all-new, flagship moving coil cartridge from Linn.

Description

In order to make its best cartridge ever, Linn needed to look further afield, and at more varied materials. They 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.

Setting a new bar for arm/cartridge synergy; Ekstatik’s unique construction forges an harmonious synergy with the Ekos SE tonearm; wicking away more unwanted resonances along the arm, and out through the suspended sub-chassis.

In the search for ever better materials, Linn’s experiments led them to the implementation of aluminium-bronze inserts. Now a feature of Ekstatik, these inserts allow listeners to reap the sonic benefits this alloy possesses.

With a custom honeycomb cut into the cartridge body, Ekstatik is skeletonised so that overall mass is reduced to Linn’s preferred sweet spot of close to 7g.

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

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

Want to know more? Just see the Linn website…

  • Linn’s highest-performance cartridge
  • Aluminium-bronze inserts
  • Micro-ridge stylus on sapphire cantilever
  • Machined honeycomb 7075 aluminium body
  • Triple-point mounting system for accurate geometry
  • Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated chassis

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