Linn - New Benchmark in Streaming for Ultimate Musical Experience



Hi-Fi innovator Linn UK has applied almost five decades of digital technology learning and expertise to manufacture what’s claimed to be the ultimate streaming product and the closest you can get to streaming audio perfection.


The next-generation Klimax DSM is a complete re-imagining of the legendary Scottish firm’s flagship streamer, designed from first principle and fully optimised for the very best musical performance.



Recently launched via a global livecast from Linn’s Glasgow headquarters, it’s a stunning product that combines ground-breaking technical innovation and drop-dead good looks, that sets a new benchmark in audio excellence.




Advanced Digital Technology


An exquisite enclosure provides acoustic isolation with tactile luxury, while cradling the beating heart of Klimax DSM and its most critical component – Organik DAC, the cutting-edge, first-ever all-Linn digital to analogue converter.


Here’s the technical lowdown - Organik combines FPGA (Field Programmable Gateway Array) processing with a discrete conversion stage, enabling Linn to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.



This powerful FPGA processing stage uses custom-designed algorithms to provide increased upsampling, more precise volume control and distortion-free modulation.


Its partnering discrete conversion stage renders the analogue signal with extremely low levels of distortion, thanks to a new ultra-low jitter oscillator and carefully-designed clock distribution network.


They’re all cleverly combined within a unique double-sided design that reduces signal paths to an absolute minimum.


All this means that Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than Linn has ever achieved before.


It expertly performs the digital to analogue conversion to achieve the most accurate re-creation of the original music signal – revealing more of the tiny details that provide closer emotional connection with the music.



Extreme Engineering


All this technological wizardry is entwined with engineering excellence - Klimax DSM’s casework has been precision-engineered to exceptionally unforgiving tolerances by Linn’s advanced new in-house manufacturing technology.


Every aspect of the gorgeous custom-designed enclosure plays a crucial role in preserving original musical detail – and exudes a luxurious look and feel at the same time.



Machined from solid, special-grade aluminium, the striking design takes on a fresh new Linn DSM family look, while retaining the distinguished and much-loved signature Klimax character.



The sheer mass of the product, coupled with internal damping, isolates it from room vibration, while precision-cut pockets and partitions separate analogue, digital and power stages, fully protecting the electronics from any interior interference.


Diamond-cut circles on the upper surface echo the grooves of a record, paying homage to Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable.



The dial is rendered in the highest quality materials, from the turned brass bearing celebrating its provenance while creating the smooth handling of the precision-cut glass, to the photo-etched stainless steel surround that encases each of the 100 status lights.



Connected for Best Possible Sound


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