Linn Klimax DSM integrated streamer and pre-amplifier.
Linn Klimax DSM integrated streamer and pre-amplifier with Organik technology.
What we Say:
The brand new Linn Klimax DSM is a true reference streaming pre-amplifer. Klimax DSM now features an even wider range of analogue inputs (2 x single ended and one balanced) and digital inputs including HDMI, optical, analogue and electrical SPDIF. It is the top model in the Linn DSM range offering stunning performance and build quality. The Klimax DSM has been part of the Linn range for some time now, regular updates have made it sound better than ever. This latest version is redesigned from the ground up. All casework is new and separates analogue and digital to an even greater extent than before.
It now features the 5th generation DAC architecture from Linn called Organik. This is the first completely in house DAC design from Linn and moves performance on significantly from Katalyst. Organik has 20dB lower distortion than it’s pre-decessor. This results in a significant uplift in performance. This Organik DAC will eventually become available as an upgrade for the 350A loudspeakers and no doubt benefit products further down the line at a later date.
As with all Linn products the Klimax range features stunning build quality inside and out. This is because Linn manufacture all casework in the factory in Glasgow using the latest CNC equipment. Milled from solid metalwork gives the Klimax range equisite build quality. This latest version takes around 8 1/2 hours in the CNC machining centre and uses a staggering 80 different cutting tools. New Klimax DSM now weighs a substantial 16.5kg.
The new casework also provides excellent screening and mechanical isolation for delicate audio circuitry inside. The casework features a stunning panoramic monochrome display hidden behind a float glass fascia. The units are flexibility without it being at the expense of performance. Klimax DSM comes with space optimisation as standard. This corrects room effects from speakers that are not in ideal positions within the room. Because of this unwanted room effects(usually bass peaks) will no longer be an issue. New klimax DSM comes in three versions, System hub (no analogue outputs), AV (full range of analogue and digital inputs and outputs) and auio only (AV version but without the HDMI switching board).
Klimax DSM is available in either silver or black finishes. You can connect it directly to a pair of active speakers. If you wish to connect passive speakers add a power amplifier from the Klimax range such as the Klimax twin or a pair of Klimax Solo amplifiers.
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What they say:
New Klimax DSM
The ultimate streamer
Next generation Klimax DSM is the best yet, applying decades of audio innovation and digital technology learnings. With its extreme engineering and breathtaking sound, Klimax DSM is the closest you’ll get to streaming audio perfection.
Designed from the ground up, Klimax DSM is housed in an exquisite precision-machined new enclosure, providing vital acoustic isolation along with visual and tactile luxury.
On the inside, the beating heart is the ground-breaking home-grown Linn Organik DAC, enabling our most natural sound ever.
Next-generation Klimax DSM contains features and technology developed by our engineers across years of industry-leading research and development, including the groundbreaking new Organik DAC.
Organik DAC: the beating heart of Klimax DSM
Designed without compromise and manufactured entirely in-house, the home-grown all-Linn Organik DAC combines FPGA processing with a discrete conversion stage, enabling us to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.
Our home-grown Organik DAC enables our most natural sounding products ever
The first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter
Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, Organik DAC is the first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter.
With Organik DAC, Linn handles every element of the digital to analogue conversion process using a combination of FPGA processing and a discrete conversion stage.
These are designed to work together in perfect harmony. They’re precisely controlled and relentlessly optimised for exceptional audio performance.
A full order of magnitude better
Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than anything we’ve achieved before.
The Making of Next-generation Klimax DSM
Hear the unique story of next-generation Klimax DSM directly from its creators.
Klimax DSM Technical Specification
Network music player and integrated pre-amplifier with inputs for additional digital and analogue sources
|SPDIF||x2 (one configurable as an output)|
|RCA Phono||x2 pairs|
|USB Type B||x1|
|HDMI (AV variant only)||x4|
|HDMI ARC / eARC (AV variant only)||x1 (via HDMI output)|
|Balanced XLR||x1 pair|
|RCA Phono||x1 pair|
|HDMI (AV variant only)||x1|
|Audio Formats||FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, DSD (64/128/256), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG|
|Resolution||Up to 24-bit 384 kHz|
|Integrated Services||Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Airplay, Roon, TuneIn, Calm Radio|
|HDMI Spec (AV variant only)||HDMI 2.0 – Supports: 4k resolution @ 60 Hz 4;4;4 HDCP 2;2; HDR; ARC; eARC; CEC|
|Optical Ethernet||x1 (SFP socket)|
|Construction||Machined from solid aluminium|
|Finish||Silver or Black anodised|