Linn Basik LVX
Japanese built stereo tonearm
The LVX is the forerunner to the popular Akito tonearm.
The original arm features a straight arm tube with detachable headshell and calibrated tracking force and bias controls.
The updated LVX Plus has a fixed headshell for greater rigidity and reduced electrical connections, improved bearing housing and more rigidly coupled counterweight.
Effective mass: 10g
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Cartridge weight: 2 to 10g
Effective length: 229mm
Mounting distance: 211mm
Lateral friction: <50mg
Horizontal friction: <50mg
In my opinion the LVX has remained the best sounding arm at this price available - £75 LVX The Flat Response
The overall tonal balance was very satisfactory, and as a whole the stereo image was well defined with both depth and ambience - £85 LVX Plus (including Basik cartridge) HiFI Choice 1983
No doubt that this arm is a bargain at the price, offering a level of performance that many £200 arms cannot match. Best with moving magnet cartridges - £85 LVX Plus The Flat Response 1984
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Stick to sensibly priced MM cartridges and this improved version of the LVX can sound appealing. Well suited to Linn's own decks.
8/10 by JaS
Surprisingly good,a little brash at times but otherwise well controlled and tight.
7/10 by abril