Klimax DS was Linn's first DS player and is still the reference by which other separate network music players are judged.
A source-only player, Klimax DS is the best choice if you want to add digital streaming to your existing separates system. Connected using its analogue outputs to a traditional hi-fi system, Klimax DS sets a new benchmark in performance. Exakt Link connections are also provided, ready for the ultimate system upgrade. Klimax DS can be connected in a single-source system, directly to an Exakt speaker or Exaktbox.
Klimax DS also features Space Optimisation technology, giving you a performance that's optimised for your speakers, their placement and your unique listening environment.
- Plays digital music over a standard Ethernet network
- Streams internet radio, podcasts and 'listen again' broadcasts
- Decodes FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, WMA, AIFF, AAC and OGG audio formats with up to 24-bit 192 kHz native sample rate
- Plays computer audio via Linn Songcast app e.g. iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, BBC iPlayer
- Integrates with Tidal's lossless streaming service
- Space Optimisation technology built in
- Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home
- Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs
- Exakt-ready with 2 Exakt Link connections
- Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
- Compatible with UPnP media servers and UPnP AV 1.0 control points
Great sound shouldn't cramp your style. Design your home the way you want to and experience the true sound of the music. Hear your music, not your room. Every room has its own particular sound. When you're investing in a world-class music system, why let your room have such a big say in what you hear? Remove the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment and reveal the true sound of the music. Space Optimisation uses sophisticated acoustic modelling to build up a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear. It then precisely identifies frequencies that are artificially distorted by your environment, and reduces their energy, to reveal the music that would otherwise be hidden. Whatever speakers you use, and however you've designed your room, you'll hear a performance that's optimised uniquely for you. All Linn systems have Space Optimisation built in, and it's available as a free software upgrade to all Linn DS owners too.
Optimised for your chosen speakers
Your speakers play a key role in determining the behaviour of sound in your room. Because every speaker design is different, the sound from your particular speakers has a unique set of interactions with your surroundings. Space Optimisation models these interactions by taking account of the characteristics of your speakers, such as the position of each drive unit and the response of bass reflex ports. Combining this information with the modelling of your room's acoustics enables Space Optimisation to optimise the sound uniquely for your chosen speakers. Designed to work with whatever brand of speakers you choose.
Place your speakers where you want them
The interactions between your speakers and the boundaries of your room can dramatically distort the sound that you hear. For example, placing a speaker near to a wall will add energy to particular low frequencies, masking other areas of the music. Until now, there has been a choice: place your speakers in the ideal location for sound, or choose a more practical location that compromises sound quality. Space Optimisation is able to recreate the sound of the ideal location, from your preferred, practical location to give you the best of both worlds. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.
Optimised for your custom environment
The characteristics of your room affect the sound you hear. Sound waves reflecting off your walls, ceiling and floor create peaks of increased energy at specific frequencies. Construction materials, furnishings and features like doors and windows, also affect how much energy is reflected, and the length of time it takes to decay. Space Optimisation allows your Linn Specialist to identify the precise frequencies affected and reduce their energy by just the right amount, removing the distorting effect of your room to reveal the true sound of the music. Design your home the way you want to and enjoy a performance that's optimised for you.
Linn DS is a new generation of music player. It offers breakthrough specialist performance and convenience, letting you interact with your music in a new, enriching way. Adding Linn DS will transform your hi-fi into a system for the future.
With high quality music downloads now readily available and widespread use of portable mp3 players, more people than ever before are interacting with music on their computer.
Linn DS lets you release this music from your computer to enjoy genuine audiophile performance from stored CDs and music downloads. Linn DS players are the only authentic hi-fi products to access stored digital music and stream it over a home network.
Offering performance that surpasses any CD player and with the convenience of having your entire digital music collection at your fingertips, organised your way, you'll never go back.
Complimentary installation and set-up included
5 Years Parts and Labour Warranty
This is a "special order" item
Despatch of this item is currently 14 days from the date of ordering