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LINN Klimax DSM: Next generation flagship network player

Scottish company LINN today unveiled the next generation of its flagship network player, the Klimax DSM , combining extreme engineering with reference sound quality. The new Klimax DSM was actually redesigned and received not only a stylish new case, but also the new Organik DAC DAC entirely developed by LINN .

LINN Managing Director Gilad Tiefenbrun noted:“The new Klimax DSM is the embodiment of LINN’s passion for music. It comes very close to the ideal of streaming audio. The company’s engineers have approached every aspect of the streamer with particular care to ensure that the component performs at its best in every way. Since the launch of the Klimax DS in 2007, LINN has invested heavily in talent and manufacturing facilities, and the new Klimax DSM is a worthy result of these efforts. The Organik DAC used here is a proprietary LINN design that gives the next generation Klimax DSM a natural and natural sound. Combined with stunning design and precision machined body parts, this is the epitome of extreme engineering . 

LINN Klimax DSM Network Player

Organik DAC – animate the digital

The Organik DAC , developed and entirely in-house manufactured by LINN , is the culmination of five decades of audio innovation and thirty years of digital experience. It combines the use of programmable logic integrated circuits ( FPGAs ) with a discrete conversion stage, giving LINN complete control and optimization of the D / A conversion process.

The FPGA implemented specially developed algorithms for oversampling the digital stream, a more accurate volume control and modulation distortion. The discrete conversion stage generates an extremely low distortion analog signal thanks to a new generator with extremely low jitter and high clock stability.

LINN Klimax DSM Network Player

The Organik DAC is characterized by significantly lower noise and distortion levels than any similar design in the entire history of LINN . It allows you to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original music signal, bringing out even more subtle details and providing a closer emotional connection with the music. With the use of the Organik DAC , the Klimax DSM sets a new level of music streaming performance.

Extreme engineering

The LINN Klimax DSM network player’s enclosure is crafted from tough, high-quality aluminum to the strictest tolerances, ensuring not only the acoustics required for a component of this high level, but also a stylish look.

LINN Klimax DSM Network Player


The substantial mass of the component, combined with careful internal damping, provide reliable vibration isolation, and the internal baffles reliably shield the analog and digital parts of the circuit and the power supply, completely protecting the electronics from any interference, both external and internal.

Rich connectivity for the best sound quality

The exceptional performance of Klimax DSM with the new Organik DAC , including support for PCM digital streams up to 24-bit / 384 kHz and DSD up to DSD256 , will breathe new life into any digital and analog sources in your system. The proprietary Exakt Link port will provide the best connection quality for the legendary LINN Sondek LP12 turntable with the Urika II module , while the USB-B port allows you to use your desktop or laptop as a digital transport.

LINN Klimax DSM Network Player

The LINN Klimax DSM implemented the ability to integrate into a home network of Wi-Fi access , and direct broadcast music from mobile gadgets on the Bluetooth . In addition, the AV player is equipped with four inputs and one HDMI output with support for the eARC return channel . Analog switching includes two unbalanced and one balanced inputs, as well as balanced on XLR connectors and unbalanced on RCA outputs.

LINN Klimax DSM Network Player

Complete set

The LINN Klimax DSM network player is offered in two configurations – Klimax DSM (Audio) is intended for those who want to connect only music sources, and Klimax DSM (AV) , equipped with HDMI switching , can be seamlessly integrated into a home theater system. In the UK, both versions of the player are offered at the same price of £ 27,500 . In addition, LINN offers the owners of previous generations of Klimax DS, Klimax DSM or Klimax System HUB streamers special conditions for upgrading to the new version. Please contact your local LINN dealer for details .

LINN Klimax DSM Network Player

Read more about the Klimax DSM here. 

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