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Linn Selekt Edition Hub Streaming amplifier Ex-demonstration

£9,950.00 £7,500.00

Linn Selekt Edition Hub. Mint condition with all packaging and accessories. Silver Finish with full warranty. This is the bare Hub, cartridges will need to be added depending on the user requirements.

What we Say:

The brand new Linn Selekt Edition Hub has just arrived. This new Streaming platform advances performance and modularity in the Linn range on yet further. The new Linn Selekt Edition replaces the Akurate DSM and old Klimax DSM easily outperforming both of these models.

The new Selekt Edition features the same modularity of the Selekt but now in near Klimax quality casework. The new Selekt edition features a brand new power supply called Utopik. This is available as an upgrade for all existing Linn Selekt customers. The new product can be configured for a variety of performance levels thanks to some new modules being available. It also brings Organik DAC technology to the Selekt platform. This can be as easy as adding the DAC module to your existing Selekt. This is not where it stops. Linn have also developed a dual mono Organik DAC and line output modules. This gives the ultimate performance.

 

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General Introductions to Selekt DSM
Every so often, a new product comes along that redefines expectations and revolutionises
standards; forging its own path in the name of innovation and ingenuity.
Think Model-T Ford… Think Smartphone… Think Sondek LP12… And now, think Selekt DSM –
the world’s first, fully customisable and future-proof digital source for hi-fi enthusiasts; a highperformance offering unlike anything else on the market.
Selekt DSM is the most configurable digital music player ever. It is versatile, upgradeable and,
crucially, sounds exceptional.
This digital music player was conceived with the intent for it to accommodate Linn’s latest
technological advancements — and those of the future — by virtue of its ingenious, modular
design.
Embarking on a journey through the Selekt DSM product ecosystem is a sound investment; one
that delivers both musical pleasure and enduring value, today and tomorrow. Your Selekt DSM
can evolve with you as your desires and requirements change.
Choose your enclosure model, your preferred starting performance level, and then set Selekt
DSM to work in your choice of application — all from one box — with the ability to upgrade
easily at any time.
Selekt DSM Ecosystem
The process of making Selekt DSM your own is simple. First, pick your chassis design: either
Classic Hub, or the deluxe, higher-performance Edition Hub.
There is then a choice between three, distinct, digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) performance
tiers: Standard, higher-performing Katalyst, or reference-level Organik.
Selekt DSM can be adapted to suit your chosen application, so you can truly make it your own.
Will you use your Selekt DSM source-only, as part of your existing hi-fi separates system? Or
would you prefer the elegant, one-box simplicity of integrated amplification? Will you connect
your TV, to achieve the best possible sound from all of your entertainment sources; or will your
Selekt DSM fulfil the role of a fully amplified, 5.1 home cinema receiver?
Classic Hub
Classic Hub features powder-coated, folded aluminium casework mounted atop an 8mm-thick,
machined-aluminium base.
It possesses a tactile central control dial, and an array of six programmable ‘smart’ buttons for
convenient, one-touch access to favourite playlists, artists, albums, or inputs. With their intuitive
operation, these interfaces encourage physical interaction with your system.
A broad range of connections on Classic Hub’s back panel ensures that it can receive and
deliver audio from any source imaginable; with a high-performance, integrated, analogue-todigital conversion stage accepting anything from turntables to CD players, and a host of digital
connections allowing connection to video streaming devices, games consoles, and Blu-ray
players — ensuring you get tremendous sound quality from anything you connect to your Selekt
DSM.
Classic Hub features Linn’s groundbreaking room-correction software – Space Optimisation – as
standard. We will configure this for you to ensure that you only hear your system’s true sound
and capability, and not the distortions caused by your room’s unique dimensions and
construction.
Classic Hub now ships with Linn’s all-new, exceptionally efficient, highly responsive, and
precision-regulated power supply design — their best yet – Utopik.
Classic Hub now ships with up to 24bit/384kHz and DSD256 streaming capability.
Edition Hub
Construction
Edition Hub is a superior-quality enclosure, featuring an all-machined construction for improved
rigidity, interior isolation, and elevated aesthetic appeal — with sleek sight lines, concealed joins
and understated luxury at the fore.
The Edition Hub chassis consists of four plates, rigidly bolted together. The side pieces are
flawlessly aligned with the base using pins, with four long bolts subsequently torqued-in for an
exceptionally rigid fix, with a pleasing, precision fit and finish.
Providing both requisite heat management and high design appeal, the primary vent of Edition
Hub is precision-cut into its aluminium plate lid. The vent itself is evocative of a wave, with each
aperture cut at an angle, and only every second one machined all the way through. When viewed
from different angles, this wave motif morphs and ripples — with myriad reflections projected
from its various finishes and surfaces.
Control Dial
Edition Hub features a much-improved, eye-catching control dial. Its precision, turnedstainless-steel bearing ensures silky, tactile rotation when adjusting volume; and the photoetched steel halo around its edge allows cool, sharp light to emanate from the one hundred
individual LEDs beneath.
The dial proudly exhibits Linn’s “Clyde Built” epithet — a reverential nod to their Glasgow
home’s industrial river, and the world-leading engineering which has emanated from its shores.
Smart Buttons / Display / Feet
Edition Hub features an array of six, extruded anodised-aluminium ‘smart’ buttons, providing
convenient, one-touch access to favourite playlists, artists, albums, or inputs. The buttons’
gratifying actuation encourages haptic interaction with your Selekt DSM.
The all-glass fascia of Edition Hub is composed of mirrored spy glass; with the large-format
display concealed behind it displaying crisp, clear information when necessary, and fading to
total invisibility when not.
Selekt DSM: Edition Hub possesses three stainless-steel feet, each impressed with a silicon ‘O’-
ring which aids in decoupling from the surface on which they sit.
Upon approach, an array of sensors rouse Selekt DSM: Edition Hub from its unobtrusive sleep;
illuminating functional information through its mirrored glass fascia as one reaches for the
gently glowing dial.
Miscellaneous Additional Features
A broad range of connections on Edition Hub’s back panel ensures that it can receive, process
and expertly deliver audio from any source imaginable; with a high-performance, integrated,
analogue-to-digital conversion stage accepting anything from turntables to CD players, and a
host of digital connections allowing connection from video streaming devices, games consoles,
and Blu-ray players — ensuring you get the best possible sound from anything you connect to
your Selekt DSM.
Additionally, to provide optional bass reinforcement in your system, Edition Hub features stereo
RCA line out connectors designed to feed powered subwoofers.
Conveniently concealed on the enclosure’s left wall is a 1/4” headphone jack — providing Edition
Hub with further welcome versatility, without disrupting the clean design of its frontal aspect.
Edition Hub features, as standard, Linn’s all-new, exceptionally efficient, highly responsive, and
precision-regulated power supply design — their best yet – Utopik.
Edition Hub ships with up to 24bit/384kHz and DSD256 streaming capability.
Edition Hub features Linn’s groundbreaking room-correction software – Space Optimisation – as
standard. We will configure this for you to ensure that you only hear your system’s true sound
and capability, and not the distortions caused by your room’s unique dimensions and
construction.
Selekt DSM: Edition Hub is available in either a natural silver- or black-anodised finish.
DACs
The next choice to consider, is which of the three tiers of digital-to-analogue converter (DAC)
performance you will choose for your Selekt DSM: whether it be the Standard option, upgrading
to high-performance Katalyst, or specifying Linn’s reference-level DAC architecture – Organik.
Standard DAC
The standard option; a stereo DAC module that performs beautifully.
Katalyst DAC
Gain a deeper insight into your music; upgrade to Katalyst for astonishing levels of detail and
musicality in all applications.
Organik DAC
Designed without compromise, and engineered entirely in-house, Organik is the culmination of
Linn’s over thirty years of digital technology expertise; it is undisputedly the highest-performing
DAC architecture to ever bear the Linn name.
Organik is now available for Selekt DSM; in either stereo or, for maximum performance, dualmono.
For maximum performance — the highest level of sublime sonic quality achievable from Selekt
DSM – Linn has an exceptional, relentlessly optimised, dual-mono Organik DAC configuration
available, with Line Out connections to feed your desired external amplification.
Selekt DSM: Edition Hub, featuring stereo Organik DAC, comfortably surpasses the performance
benchmark set by previous-generation Klimax DSM with Katalyst. The top-performing, dualmono Organik in Edition Hub raises that bar higher still.
Applications
Once you’ve chosen your desired DAC performance level, you will choose what role you would
like Selekt DSM to perform in your home today — with the option to expand and upgrade its
capabilities in future.
Source-Only
If you’re looking to replace the nucleus of your hi-fi separates system, Selekt DSM in its simplest
form is just the thing for you. It is a superb, high-performance source that will play beautifully
with your external amplification.
Source + Integrated Amplifiers
If you seek the elegant convenience of a one-box system, Selekt DSM – with the addition of
integrated amplifiers — becomes the highest-performing, all-in-one digital source on the
market. Just add speakers.
For the hi-fi enthusiast seeking higher performance, your Selekt DSM can be expanded for biamping, tri-amping, and can even be Exakt-enabled to drive certain 3rd-party loudspeakers —
from one single box!
Connect to your TV
Will Selekt DSM be the centre of your family’s home entertainment? With its comprehensive
array of digital and analogue connectivity, your Selekt DSM will receive, process, and deliver
sumptuous sound, no matter the source. Connect to your television via the in-built HDMI ARC
socket (or opt for the additional HDMI switching module featuring high-resolution eARC) to
render movie, video game, and TV show soundtracks with stunning clarity and power.
Home Cinema
For home cinema devotees, Selekt DSM can be configured to form the high-performance heart
of your multichannel setup. The addition of both a DSP and HDMI switching module facilitates
home theatre output options ranging from 2.1 up to 7.2 Surround Sound – with all the required
connectivity for satellite speakers and subwoofers on-board Selekt DSM.
Misc.
All Selekt DSM owners benefit from regular, free, over-the-air software updates; bringing you
improved features and performance enhancements overnight, directly from Linn.
Summary / Close
The breadth of possibility within the Selekt DSM ecosystem is vast. Start with your choice of
Hub – either Classic, or the deluxe and higher-performance Edition. Then select your desired
DAC level — whether Standard, upgraded to Katalyst, or the peak performance of Organik –
before considering how your Selekt DSM will be tailored to your own specific application.
Whether you’re working your way towards the separates system of your dreams with Selekt
DSM as source-only, the highest-performance all-in-one-box product available with on-board
amps, the heart of your home entertainment in partnership with your TV, or you seek a fully
integrated 5.1 Surround Sound receiver… whether your wish is to bi-amp, or even tri-amp your
loudspeakers from a single, luxurious, silver-anodised or black box – Selekt DSM accomplishes
all with alacrity.
Selekt DSM is the most configurable digital music player ever. It’s a fully customisable and
future-proof product ecosystem for hi-fi enthusiasts; a unique, high-performance offering
unlike anything else on the market. Make it your own…
Call to Action for Akurate owners
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The top-performing new Selekt DSM configurations, featuring both Edition Hub enclosure and
Organik DAC, don’t just comprehensively outperform Akurate streamers of any age — but
previous-generation Klimax DSM with Katalyst too! They’re visually sublime products, with
stratospheric performance to match.
It has to be heard to be believed… Get in touch to arrange a demonstration of Selekt DSM:
Edition Hub with Organik DAC, and to discover options for trading-in your Akurate DS or DSM.
We look forward to guiding you to the next stage of your Linn upgrade journey.