Linn Ittok LVII
Japanese built tonearm with straight arm tube, fixed headshell and calibrated tracking force and bias controls. Linns top tonearm in the 1980's.
The brief was to design a tone arm that performs to the same standard as the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable.
The result is the Linn Ittok LVII pick-up arm which has been acknowledged as a significant advance in disc playing equipment.
The Linn Ittok LVII was designed with several performance features in mind.
First, stability. It it a coherent mechanical system designed to maintain a precise relationship between the cartridge and turntable.
This us due in part to a bearing system that minimises intermittent or continuous loss of dynamic accuracy.
Second, simplicity. Dials for both tracking weight and bias force enables easy and highly accurate adjustment, making the Ittok simple to install and convenient to use.
Effective mass: 11.5g
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Cartridge weight: 3 to 9g
Effective length: 229mm
Mounting distance: 211mm
Lateral friction: <20mg
Horizontal friction: <20mg
In its price category the Ittok remains an outstanding design with a fine combination of technical performance, sound quality and finish - HiFi Choice 1983
In our view the Ittok's strengths lie in its subjective speed of response to transients, it's fine transparency and it's ability to reveal atmosphere, depth and detail - £253 HiFi Choice 1984
The ultimate arm bar none. Dynamic, detailed and controlled, gets the best from any cartridge - £285 The Flat Response 1984
mounting template (scan) (en) - rockdove
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The first true superarm - still competative today. If buying just watch out for the bearings.
9/10 by PMBroadhurst
Very balance and musical in partnership with Linn LP12. Also, reliable and simple design for long service in use.
8/10 by kennethyuen
Even after all these years the Ittok can still hold its ground. Simple to set up, very easy and accurate VTA adjustment. Solid authoritive sonics. Allows cartridges to perform at their best.
Great match for the Oracle TT
9/10 by satanfriendly
Nice arm for lp12 good trade lot of pluses for the money ,not the last word in clarity but very musical
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