New reference power supply: Radikal 2
This will be available as a new product, in both Akurate and Klimax enclosures, or as an upgrade to existing Radikals.
We have had our new Klimax Radikal 2 in the shop for a few weeks now, so we know how good it is, as do quite a few of our customers😊. Here’s the detail:
New Radikal features hyper-accurate speed management technology which generates sustained, uniform rotation closer to 33⅓rpm than any turntable. It works hard behind the scenes, so that your ears don’t have to. You will experience even more of the music, in perfect pitch, thanks to an FPGA managed motor control unit (MCU) and the latest, precision-engineered motor technology – working in unison to produce ultra-smooth rotation and Linn’s lowest drift measurements ever.
Radikal’s cutting-edge DC motor design generates negligible electromagnetic interference, effectively eliminating it as a source of distortion. To make things mechanically quieter than ever, an all-new housing decouples the motor from the deck more effectively. The motor itself features lower noise voltage regulators and smaller components, making everything electrically quieter than ever too.
The improved board design at the heart of new Radikal incorporates whisper-quiet power supply rails – yielding Linn’s all-time lowest noise floor. An all-new, 6-layer board facilitates shorter signal paths, smaller componentry and minimal overall noise via dedicated ground and power planes. These quieter, regulated supply rails not only provide impeccably pure power to the motor, but have the added halo effect of making Linn Urika phono stages sound even better.