18.03.15

Linn Launches New DS Players

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Linn has introduced new Klimax DS, Akurate DS, Majik DS and Majik DSM players that feature a new approach to clocking architecture and im...

Linn has introduced new Klimax DS, Akurate DS, Majik DS and Majik DSM players that feature a new approach to clocking architecture and improved audio circuitry layouts, which has led to a reduction in the number of components, shorter signal paths, and reduced jitter. From 16 March, every Linn DS player will feature SPACE Optimisation technology – Speaker, Placement and Custom Environment Optimisation. Adapted from the optimisation technology developed in their Exakt systems, this technology builds an acoustic model of the complete listening environment based on the choice of loudspeaker, the placement of the speakers and the unique characteristics of the listening room, regardless of the speaker manufacturer and type. [caption id="attachment_8461" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Linn's Kiimax DS Linn's Kiimax DS[/caption] Linn has also launched Exaktbox support for Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond model. According to the company, Exakt enables a wide range of performance and personalisation-enhancing capabilities in design, in manufacture and in the home. Sources of noise and distortion that exist in the traditional analogue hi-fi chain are eliminated so what is heard is a more faithful reproduction of the music as it was recorded. In a system using Akurate Exaktbox, the loudspeakers are run actively, with separate amplifiers for each drive unit. The original analogue crossover in the loudspeaker is bypassed and instead, the Akurate Exaktbox performs the crossover digitally, while applying Linn’s Exakt technology to eliminate distortion, correct for drive unit variation and optimise the loudspeaker’s performance for the room. Products and pricing Available from Monday 16th March, Klimax DS is priced at £13,300, Akurate DS is £4,750, Majik DS is £1,990 and Majik DSM is £2,965. www.linn.co.uk