Linn Klimax DSM
Klimax DSM is a network music player with inputs that plays everything and sounds amazing.
With analogue and digital inputs you can connect any movie, games or audio source and make it sound incredible. Connect Klimax speakers and control it all with a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Get instant access to new music and listen to any music apps, internet radio or online content.
- Plays digital music over a standard Ethernet network
- Built-in pre-amplifier with separate analogue and digital volume control circuits for each type of source
- 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
- Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home 8 inputs (Balanced (XLR), HDMI, S/PDIF, Toslink) for connection and up-sampling of additional sources
- Dual mono analogue volume control circuit separates left and right channels, ensuring significantly reduced harmonic distortion and lower noise floor
- Balanced (XLR) input, plus balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs
- HDMI, S/PDIF and TOSLINK inputs, plus HDMI pass-thru
- Dual mono analogue volume control circuit
- Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
- Acoustic enclosure machined from a single billet of aluminium
- Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
Any sources you connect to your DSM System via HDMI will sound better as they will benefit from the superior DAC and custom Linn up-sampling of the audio. Any video content on the HDMI signal will be passed through to the TV or output device connected via the HDMI out. Audio content will also be automatically passed through if the DSM is in Sleep mode.
With HDMI inputs, you can now play back SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-A (DVD Audio) discs by connecting the disc player to your DSM System. SACD content will be down-sampled to 176.4 K or 88.2 k and multi-channel audio down-mixed to stereo but this does allow high-quality playback of discs which cannot currently be ripped for streaming.
Signal paths have been reduced to a minimum by providing separate volume controls for analogue and digital sources. Analogue sources follow a pure analogue path through a conventional high-quality analogue volume control. Digital sources use a digital volume control that provides optimum performance over a wide range of volume settings thanks to its exceptionally low noise floor.