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Linn Ittok LVII

Japanese Built Tonearm

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Linn Ittok LVII


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.

Features a straight arm tube, fixed headshell and calibrated tracking force and bias controls. Linns top Tonearm in the 1980's.


Effective mass: 11.5g

Tracking force: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight: 3 to 9g

Effective length: 229mm

Overhang: 18mm

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


flyer  English

flyer  Francais

instruction/owners manual  English

mounting template (scan)  English - rockdove

mounting template/protractor  English

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