Specialist seller of pre-owned Linn LP12 parts.
Lovely example of a late Mark 1 Ekos.
Both dials move freely and both vertical and horizontal bearings are very smooth.
Arm sweeps smoothly over horizontal plane when a small bias is applied.
70 on the swing test.
Very slight blemishes on the underside of the tube near the yoke but these are hidden.
The VTF is slightly preloaded so the actual force is more than indicated by the dial, so you'll need to use a scale for cartridge setup.
No original packaging.
Cable not included
Ekos Product History
Two variants unofficially referred to as Mark 1 & Mark 2
1988 Mark 1 Introduced
Mark II with improved bearings introduced (S/N 6200)
1991 Slot less pillar introduced (S/N 6490)
2007 Production ceased (around S/N 10634)
Note: Some Mark 1’s may have been returned to the factory for the bearing upgrade.
Ekos Mark 2 Description
A precision tonearm manufactured to sub-micron tolerances to get the most music from the cartridge.
Ekos Mark 2 Specification
Effective Mass: 11.5 g
Cartridge Weight Range: 4-9g
Pivot to Stylus: 211 mm
Stylus Overhang: 18 mm
Tracking down force: Adjustable by precision spring
Bias Force: Adjustable by precision spring
Source: Linn Hi-Fi music for life (1993)