Linn Set Up


New member
Aug 10, 2019
Having viewed some various forums from this site I've recently purchased some Linn Kit from ebay. First on the hit list was to purchase a Wakonda with an LK100, I then decided to purchase a later model Linn Axis turntable and Linn Karik III cd player.

Sounds good so far eh? Well read on...

Having eagerly unpacked the turntable I was gutted to find out there was no power. Rang up a Linn specialist and was told the problem could be a fuse which is located in the deck might be out of place (a common problem during delivery?!?!)

As if this were'nt bad enough, the Linn Karik III cd player which I brought has recently started skipping whilst listening to music, it's very random.. i could be listening 85% of an album then all of a sudden it will skip.

Can anyone tell me whether these are ‘real' problemd and whether my expected bargains are gonna be dents to my wallet..?!?!


I believe Linn have a reasonably chunky minimum charge for repairs, and some CD mechs aren't available anymore... :(


New member
Jul 20, 2007
Don't know about the Axis as I haven't got a Linn turntable, but my Linn Ikemi is really fussy about scratches on CDs, I have actually had to copy some just so I can play them in the Ikemi and relegate the originals to the car.

There used to be a website with a list of LInn products and their problems/update solutions, but I can't find it at the moment, you could also try posting a message on Linn's own forum or contacting Linn customer support @

John Duncan

Well-known member
Jan 8, 2008
Start by cleaning the CD with a £3 cleaner from HMV. Sorted out my Primare - you can often get condensation first time a player comes into a house........


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