Linn K9 stylus replacement
The Linn K9 stylus is no longer being manufactured, so I looked
about the internet for ways round the problem. After finding out
that the Audio Technica AT95E stylus would fit, I decided to give
it a go...
As you can see from the photos, the bodies of the styli are not
the same shape. However, they are the same dimensions in all the
right places, and so the Audio Technica AT95E stylus fits onto the
Linn K9 body fine. When fitted to the K9 body there is a gap at
the upper tip - Shown below - that makes it look slightly botched.
The Audio Technica stylus is also about 0.2 gramms lighter due to
less plastic being used on the body.
The sound quality of the replacement Audio Technica AT95E stylus
I have to say that I think the quality of these 2 styli on the
K9 body are very similar. I'll be quite happy to run the K9 with
the AT95E stylus until I can afford a new cartridge altogether.
From what I can see, the stylus / cantilever assembly is identical
on the two versions. I'm not sure whether the Linn stylus had modifications
to the materials of either part, or the shape of the stylus itself,
but I imagine they are identical.
I would be really interested in any feedback about this cartridge
and this stopgap stylus replacement, please email me by pressing
the envelope icon top right...