Product type: Cartridges
Kendo, 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 the Linn engineers’ efforts to capitalise on the elements of the Ekstatik moving coil design which work so well. By utilising trickle-down development, Linn have produced a more affordable, high-performance moving coil cartridge which retains the same core design principles and acoustic characteristics as it's top-of-the-range partner.
Kendo possesses a rigid, nickel-coated 7075-grade aluminium body. This specific grade of aluminium matches that of the Linn 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. Kendo has a boron cantilever, fitted with a super-fine-line diamond stylus, allowing for superbly accurate tracking and music retrieval.