Specialist seller of pre-owned Linn LP12 parts.
This is a very late Ekos Mark 2. Probably the best example I've seen.
Cosmetically superb. Usual light cartridge bolt marks and locking screw mark on pillar.
Both dials move freely and both vertical and horizontal bearings are very smooth.
Sweeps across the horizontal plane with only a small anti skate force applied and achieves an impressive 100+ swings.
Silver dot and later armrest lever design as you would expect from a late Ekos.
Cable not included
No original box but will be securely packed.
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)