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Adikt stylus guard
2018-07-10, 14:28
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Adikt stylus guard
Hi

Just wondered if anyone had a Linn Adikt stylus guard kicking around (perhaps from a stylus change or something) they didn't want and I could buy them a beer for?

They are £20 from Linn which for a TINY piece of plastic which does not change the sound seems extortionate even with Linn Tax!

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2018-07-10, 18:49
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
£20??? That's really disappointing. If someone's spent that much (isn't it around £400?) on a cartridge, the least Linn could do is send a replacement guard out for free on request. It's not like they'd be sold on for big bucks on the black market!
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2018-07-10, 21:53
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Unfathomable....perhaps they will become our post Brexit currency?

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2018-07-11, 09:44
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
(2018-07-10 18:49)Hartley_hare Wrote:  £20??? That's really disappointing. If someone's spent that much (isn't it around £400?) on a cartridge, the least Linn could do is send a replacement guard out for free on request. It's not like they'd be sold on for big bucks on the black market!

Agreed! I found one for £10 in the end from a chap, better safe than sorry (although its still daylight robbery ;-) !

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2018-07-11, 10:15
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
Did you phone our service helpline guys?
They might have been able to help you.

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2018-07-11, 12:41
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
(2018-07-11 10:15)David Williamson Wrote:  Did you phone our service helpline guys?
They might have been able to help you.

Regards,

David

No I didn't know about that! Just called a dealer who looked up the price from Linn

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2018-07-11, 14:53 (This post was last modified: 2018-07-11 15:06 by What You See and Hear.)
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
Hi

At least an Adikt stylus cover is available which is more than can be said of a recent experience when we had an LP12 here with a Transfiguration Axia cartridge. As well as servicing and updating the deck and having the previously "upgraded" Ekos repaired and brought back to correct working order by Linn, the owner asked us to obtain a new stylus guard as he was worried about the deck being transported without. Called the Transfiguration importer with a request and then chased a week later but was told that there was no chance of obtaining one. Seems they could only obtain the complete boxed cartridge from Japan but not the guard on its own.

Best not to lose in the first place.

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Colin Macey. WYSAH Beaconsfield.

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2018-07-11, 17:14
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
Had the same experience with my Transfiguration Temper - no protector available.

But the thing sounds spectacular after a rebuild by Soundsmith in New York. The rebuild was necessary after the cantilever snapped off without provocation.

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2018-07-11, 17:55
Post: #9
RE: Adikt stylus guard
(2018-07-11 17:14)John Hirsch Wrote:  Had the same experience with my Transfiguration Temper - no protector available.

But the thing sounds spectacular after a rebuild by Soundsmith in New York. The rebuild was necessary after the cantilever snapped off without provocation.

John Hirsch

If it snapped off without provocation I would want a full refund, dreadful!
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2018-07-11, 22:08
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RE: Adikt stylus guard
(2018-07-10 18:49)Hartley_hare Wrote:  £20??? That's really disappointing. If someone's spent that much (isn't it around £400?) on a cartridge, the least Linn could do is send a replacement guard out for free on request. It's not like they'd be sold on for big bucks on the black market!

£400 on a £250 Goldring with a fancy logo.

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