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I have a similar LP12 set up, incuding the Ekos arm. Hafve used Linn K18 and Klyde. While the Linn cartridges are def. easy to set up on the Ekos/LP12, I am not altogether convinced. My biggest issue is how they track mono or older stereo LP's. The rig is awesome with good audiophile vinyl and most cheap pressings, but I have a lot of problems with some mono LP's (even a couple of JVC MoFi's), and the noise level on some vintage Shaded Dogs and Mercury's is distracting (I use a Linto phono pre, so the gain SHOULD be adequate to the cartridge. BTW, my LP's are scrupulously clean (VPI 17 F) and the cartridge is correctly set up. Net, I am shopping around for a higher output cartidge (the Klyde puts out 0.4 mV) with potentially a different stylus geometry