Linn introduces re-imagined Majik DSM
Linn has reinvented one of its best-selling streaming products of the last decade to deliver a new look, an all-new feature set, and an impressive boost in performance, introducing the new Majik DSM.
“Recent years have seen the rapid expansion of Linn’s product portfolio, both in terms of category and technology, creating exceptional new products that have enabled more an more people to bring Linn quality sound into their lives,” commented Gilad Tiefenbrun, managing director of Linn.
“Now, with the brand-new next generation Majik DSM, we have the perfect one box solution to outperform the competition and offer the ideal first step into authentic hi-fi. It remains a powerful combination of network music player, pre-amp and power amp in a single enclosure, and this update gives it a unique combination of connectivity features to transform the sound from every source.”
Using its 10 years of experience developing network music players, improvements have been made throughout the product to enable new Majik DSM to outperform its predecessor.
A new higher power processing platform has been added to support updates to the DAC implementation, power amplification, and volume control.
The DAC architecture has been taken from the development of Linn’s Katalyst technology, including improved upsampling, a lower noise reference voltage, and an ultra-low jitter clock for greater timing accuracy throughout.
It also features Linn-designed, bespoke Class D power amplifiers which offer better performance thanks to lower noise and distortion as well as more efficient signal conversion. Linn’s Space Optimisation technology is also included to optimise performance for an individual room and speaker.
With analogue, digital and wireless connectivity, Majik DSM can be used as an entertainment hub to connect various sources. It also includes four HDMI 2.0 4K-compatible inputs, allowing it to be the central point for AV sources.
The innovative, flexible analogue input is configurable to either Moving Magnet (for turntables) or Line Level (for other analogue sources). The phono stage has a hybrid architecture, derived from Linn’s reference Urika II phono stage, which combines digital and analogue processing to precisely implement the RIAA curve, resulting in more accurate vinyl reproduction.
The Majik DSM also allows high res audio to be played directly from a PC through its Type-B USB port, enabling the device to function as an audiophile-quality standalone DAC. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is also included.
Taking design inspiration from the Selekt DSM, Majik DSM features six customisable smart buttons that offer personalised and immediate access to pinned content directly from the product, whether that is a favourite song, a particular album, or a music source such as a radio station, streaming service or turntable.
The menu button provides comprehensive control and feedback via a new larger and higher resolution monochromatic display. A Linn remote control is also included, and Linn’s dedicated apps – Linn App and Kazoo – gives full control to the user.
Priced at £7650, customers can now purchase the full Majik System, comprising of the Majik DSM, the Majik LP12 and Majik speakers, in a streamline package that delivers high performance streaming and vinyl playback, as well as a personalised look to suit an individual’s style.
The speakers and LP12 plinth can be ordered in any high gloss colour finish, whether it is a shade from a favourite shirt or from a favourite album cover. Linn will match any colour to give a personalised finish to the speakers.
The new Majik DSM (£2950) and the wider range of Majik products are available now worldwide.