The Zeus controller is a drop-in replacement for the Valhalla or Hercules and fits on a standard Linn cross brace and simply needs the mains and motor connections made. Main power and motor connections are made using screw terminals. There is also an OLED display that provides information on rotation speed and WOW percentage. The display can be set to turn off after a few minutes to avoid distraction in dark rooms or can be omitted entirely. The Zeus is supplied with its own square switch and dual LED indication that fits in the standard Linn power switch cut-out.
Each phase of the motor has its own independent ultra-pure and stable sine wave to extract maximum performance from the AC synchronous motor. To eliminate motor vibration and noise, characteristics such as frequency, phase angle and amplitude are all adjustable via software if desired. (The Zeus is supplied with recommended default LP12 values). Additional innovative features are Stylus and bearing run time wear tracking counters.
A fully illustrated, installation guide is provided and the Zeus will perform an automatic sensor calibration cycle at initial power on to ensure everything is set up perfectly.
The sensor is hidden away under the platter and is very easy to install. No drilling or modification of the top plate is necessary. The cables for the sensor are ultra-flat and flexible and simply fit through the Linn bearing hole. The ultra-flat sensor cable attaches to the Zeus controller without any soldering and is held in place with a locking mechanism in the connector housing on the printed circuit board. A black marker is fixed to the platter’s inside to register the sensor’s rotation. The sensor or the marker is not visible once the platter is installed on the turntable.
Internal units – Zeus OLED and Power Switch
For internal units, there is also a combined black anodized aluminium switch and an OLED display that provides information on rotation speed and WOW percentage. The display can be set to turn off after a few minutes to avoid distraction in dark rooms. No drilling or modification of the top plate is necessary as it fits in the existing square Linn power switch cut out. An ultra-flat flexible cable connects without any soldering to the main Zeus controller PCB.
External units – Zeus Power Switch
The external Zeus is supplied with a black anodized aluminium square switch with red and green LED indication that fits in the standard power switch cut-out. The red LED indicates power and the green LED illuminates for 45 rpm. The OLED display is mounted on the front panel of the external case. A small adaptor board fits on the Linn cross brace and is cabled to the rear of the external unit case. External units are available in either silver or black anodized aluminium.
You can try the Zeus for up to 30 days at home – if you don’t love it, simply return it for a full refund.