Urika II (Exakt)


The digital version of Linn’s reference moving coil phono preamplifier, Urika II is designed for use in Linn Exakt systems, implementing the RIAA equalisation stage in the digital domain and thereby eliminating the need for an analogue filter and resulting in lower distortion and more accurate reproduction of the signal. It also allows cartridge and phono stage to be more accurately matched. The signal stays in the digital domain all the way to the loudspeakers using the Linn Exact Link system.

Urika II delvers unparalleled performance in a Linn Exakt system and like Urika, fits snugly inside your LP12, minimising vibration and cable length, and thus signal loss and noise.

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.

Urika II – Internal digital phono stage
A breakthrough in phono stage design, Urika II uses Linn cutting-edge digital signal processing technology to implement the RIAA curve in the digital domain. This brings you lower distortion, lower noise and more music.

Transported over Exakt Link, the musical information that Urika II delivers is perfectly preserved until the moment it reaches your ears, delivering a musical experience like never before.

That’s not all. Linn takes the same approach with Urika II that it does with Exakt-enabled loudspeakers. This means Linn can optimise each and every individual device, correcting the variations inherent in the analogue stage to ensure outstanding performance every time.

Urika II can be optimised to work with your preferred cartridge load values. Simply choose from our list of popular cartridges or enter your own, and easily change when you next upgrade your cartridge.

Urika II is powered by Radikal power supply and is mounted on the integrated Trampolin base board within the plinth of your Sondek LP12 to maintain phono stage isolation and improve deck suspension.

The perfect upgrade from Urika, we’ve tested Urika II in incredible detail to measure the difference it makes, and most importantly of all we used our ears to listen.

Linn Urika II

Linn Urika II

Urika II
Key features

  • Moving coil (MC) internal phono stage for LP12
  • The most precise implementation of the RIAA curve
  • Converts music signal to digital at the earliest point possible
  • Lossless digital output over Exakt Link (requires an Exakt-enabled Linn DS or Linn DSM player in the system)
  • Component manufacturing tolerances measured and corrected
  • Optimised for your chosen cartridge

Supported Cartridges
Linn: Akiva, Kandid, Klyde, Krystal

Non-Linn: Benz Micro Ace S, Denon DL103, Dynavector DV20x, Dynavector XV1S, Dynavector XX2 Mk2, EMT JSD 5, EMT TSD 15 SFL, Lyra Argo, Lyra Delos, Sumiko Celebration Pearlwood II, Van den Hul ‘The Frog’