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Old 4th June 2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Rega Planar 3, RB300 & Linn Kx(?), Q!

Hi,

as the subject states that's the setup of my TT.

The only thing I don't know for sure about is the Linn cartridge, it's many years ago I bought this TT and a weak memmory tells me it's an K7 or K9...?
The "housing" of the cartridge is partially of yellow/orange plastic.
Does anybody know anything about Linn cartridges and how I can identify my cartridge?
Search didn't gave anything.

The sound is kind of a full bodied and engaging, It's quite good but sometimes of some reasons something feels annoying with the sound, I guess I would make an upgrade of the cartridge so I would also like to hear from you "pro's" what would you suggest for my Rega.

Another thing I wonder about is the re-wiring of the RB300, I have searched and red some threads, is it really worth to do it on a RB300, what's the gains in sound quality?

Bear with me, I'm not a TT pro!

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Old 4th June 2004, 07:21 PM   #2
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To my knowledge there was never a K7, so its probably a K9.

My recommended cartridge for the P3 is the Denon DL110, 80.

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Thanks Sreten for your tip!

Well, I must probably have a K9 then ... I'm pretty shure it is Not a two figure cartridge modell, but one, meaning something below K1x anyhow!

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Thanks Sreten for your tip! Well, I must probably have a K9 then ... I'm pretty shure it is Not a two figure cartridge modell, but one, meaning something below K1x anyhow! /M
K9 is right... i had one, I also had the Denon 110, liked that better. Liked the Grado Signature best thou.

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Isn't the K9 a rebadged AT95E, or is my memory playing it's usual tricks?
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Thanks Dave,

how did your setup look like at the time you used Linn K9?

How was your sound impression of that setup, if you remember?

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Isn't the K9 a rebadged AT95E, or is my memory playing it's usual tricks?
The "yellow" model in the Linn Basic, which is a very apt description.
A basic Audio Technica cartridge.

Somewhat worse than the excellent Audio Technica AT95E,
23 from Mantra Audio in the UK.

There were two better models, the K5 and K9, pretty similar
except the K9 has a better stylus, both have metal bodies
as opposed to the usual plastic, made by Audio Technica.

Somewhat better than an AT95E, one would hope.

An Audio Technica AT120E/T is an excellent budget alternative
to the the K5 and K9, the nude stylus is K9 quality level.
(Buy a spare stylus with the cartridge - its very cheap)

http://www.garage-a-records.com/atcart.html

Apparently the AT95E stylus fits the K body,
but with a gap at the front I think.

The Grado Prestiges are are a good choice if you like
a richer sound with restrained treble, worth importing
from the states, the Black is a $35 bargain.

There are a lot of good cartridges that will work well in a P3.

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Thanks Dave,how did your setup look like at the time you used Linn K9?How was your sound impression of that setup, if you remember? /Michael
All 3 carts used in both a Basik arm & an Ittok, on an LP12/Valahha with NAIT II as pre into a large number of different rest of it.

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The "yellow" model in the Linn Basic, which is a very apt description.
A basic Audio Technica cartridge.

sreten.

Sreten,

your post made me unsure if I really have a Linn cartridge, as I wrote my cartridge is partilly of Yellow plastic, actually it's the front end, as in your attached picture.
I guess that's the stylus which is sitting in the yellow plastic part whatever it's called, the cartridge body is metal.

So do I have still a K9 or could it be something else, as it's probably 15 years ago I bought it I don't remember very well but the seller talked about Linn.

My cartridge looks like the one on the picture you attached except the blue collored part is on my cartridge yellow, there is no text but on the front end is a "K" laying down inside a circle.

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http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...Product_ID/189

AFAIK the yellow Linn is this spherical tipped Audio Technica.

Click the image to open in full size.

It its not, that is stylus mounting does not have the
"hook", then checkout to see if the AT95E stylus fits.

Click the image to open in full size.

If it does have the "hook" the AT110E stylus should fit.

Click the image to open in full size.

Both of these will be an upgrade (for a 15 ! year old stylus).

Try mantra audio UK for the styli.

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