Karousel Bearing Kit


Karousel bearing for LP12, released in 2021 and replacing the incumbent Linn Cirkus bearing (standard since 1994) is perhaps the single biggest LP12 evolution in quarter of a Century.

Karousel utterly transforms playback and is an absolute must for all LP12 owners. We can’t really do it justice in a few lines, but here’s a selection of comments from our customers:

Absolutely phenomenal  –  Music is cleaner and sharper  –  There is more depth, tighter bass  –  Everything is just more precise, just better  –  Karousel deadens the noise floor,  there is complete silence between tracks  –  I am loving re-discovering my vinyl!

As with all Linn LP12 upgrades and components, this must be fitted by a qualified LP12 Specialist Retailer (Loud & Clear!). Get in touch to discuss.

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.

Karousel Bearing – Single-point bearing
Karousel, Linn’s new precision-engineered single-point bearing, offers smoother rotation and greater stability for even better sound from your Sondek LP12.

This innovative new take on our original bearing design has been made possible by technological developments in material science, machining capabilities and mechanical engineering expertise gained from almost half a century of designing and manufacturing the world’s best turntable.

That vital union between the platter, spindle, bearing and sub-chassis is now the strongest we’ve ever achieved. The substantial lock-nut fastening on the stainless steel housing increases rigidity at the critical point where bearing and sub-chassis come together.

Enhancements to the base of the bearing include a stronger housing for the thrust pad, and combined with a smaller, stiffer form improves the critical area that supports the platter rotation and mass, meaning your vinyl reproduction is more accurate and detailed than ever before.

Retro-fittable to any LP12*

*Please note that Karousel must not be used with Valhalla, Wakonda PSU or third party power supplies that are fitted within the deck. In addition, older outer platters may need to be replaced to fit with current specification inner platter supplied with Karousel bearing.

Linn Karousel Bearing for LP12

Karousel Bearing
Key features

  • Smoother rotation
  • Stainless Steel Bearing design improves rigidity and stability
  • Stronger, stiffer thrust pad and housing reduces vibration effects on music reproduction