Rather excited by this, since the Kandid proved to be so … delicious! The price level is good too at under £1200 inc VAT. For now, let’s quote:
“This February we welcome our latest LP12 upgrade – Krystal – the essential cartridge upgrade for Majik and Akurate LP12 owners.
The result of two years development, Krystal uses the design principles of our leading moving coil cartridge, Kandid, to capture the minute changes in the record groove, letting you hear every musical detail.
It features a similar approach to minimising mass as Kandid, employing a nude design to give the cartridge less inertia so it can react more quickly to the changes in the groove.
It also uses the triple-point mounting system for a solid connection to the tonearm headshell, while the aircraft grade 7075 aluminium chassis provides a lightweight, stiff and stable platform for the generator.
Even the adhesive used on Krystal was painstakingly selected to provide the most rigid bond possible to avoid any dampening effects.
This lighter design philosophy has resulted in a cartridge that not only looks great but delivers performance that outclasses all the competition in its price range.
It’s the perfect cartridge upgrade for most turntable customers and ideal for targeting current owners of Klyde, Majik LP12 and Akurate LP12.
Changes to Akurate LP12 & Klyde EOL
Krystal will now be specified on all Akurate LP12 orders and the pricing will reflect this change. As Krystal replaces Klyde in our range of Akurate upgrades, Klyde will no longer be available with immediate effect.
Special Launch Offer – 15% off any LP12 upgrade purchased with Krystal
When a customer buys a Krystal, they receive 15% discount off another LP12 upgrade bought at the same time. This offer is available until 29th February 2016.”