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2004 CES Coverage: Part 6

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Bellagio Suite 34055
New Products Preview: Jan 8 – 10, 4pm to 6pm

The unique 3-K Driver Array is a precision machined
die-cast component housing an optimized and acoustically matched grouping of the mid-range, high-frequency and super high-frequency drive units. It is designed and manufactured to ensure an exceptionally wide horizontal and vertical dispersion, precise high-frequency response and single point source accuracy. The superbly balanced soundstage is wonderfully natural and open for perfectly stable stereo and seamless surround sound performance.
350A

A fully active five-way floor-standing
loudspeaker featuring an enhanced Linn 3-K
Driver Array, sandwich cone upper bass driver,
two multi-bias, long throw servo-driven bass
drive units and 1750 watts of integrated Linn
CHAKRA hum and buzz-free, efficient,
cool-running ‘Silent-Power’ amplification.

320A

A fullty active 4-way stand-mountable compact
loudspeaker featuring the enhanced 3-K Driver
Array and 750 watts of integrated Linn
Chakra amplification.

340A

A fully active 5-way center-channel
loudspeaker featuring the 3-K
Driver Array, sandwich-cone upper
bass driver unit, active
servo-driven bass drive unit and
1250 watts of integrated Linn
CHAKRA amplification.

345

Servo-conrolled 500
watt bass
reinforcement sealed
loudspeaker
enclosure, featuring
12″ drive unit.

UNIDISK SC

Precision-engineered, high-fidelity audio and video source component with integrated surround-sound processing and control. The latest product to
feature Linn’s SILVER DISK ENGINE™ universal disc playing technology, the UNIDISK SC player is designed to facilitate access to all the new high-definition music and movie formats and deliver superb high-quality multi-channel playback.

Klimax Chakra 500 Twin

Offering significantly improved sonic performance, along with cooler running temperature, the highly efficient KLIMAX CHAKRA 500 Twin is more accurate and even more robust than its award-winning predecessor, and is simply the finest stereo power amplifier Linn has ever made.

Linn’s latest CHAKRA topology is the result of more than 5 years of continuous development of Linn’s high-power monolithic amplifier audio
circuits. The CHAKRA topology uses an array of large bi-polar transistors as “boosters” around a single monolithic. While this in itself is not a new idea, Linn’s execution of the monolithic to bi-polar transition is unique, and a patent application for the design has been submitted. When output current is less than a few amps, all of the power output comes from the monolithic, maximizing the speed and linearity properties of this design. At higher output currents, the bi-polars provide the majority of the output current, leaving the monolithic to operate well within its capability, able to correct any error instantaneously. Even under extreme overload conditions, like short circuit, the monolithic never delivers more than a fraction of its safe output, while separate circuitry protects the bi-polars, and so with safe current output virtually unlimited, CHAKRA offers low-frequency response down to near DC. It is also highly efficient, running cooler than any previous Linn amplifier design.

The result is an innovative design which perfectly combines the speed and precision of integrated monolithic technology with the smoothness and ruggedness of discrete ultra-linear bi-polar delivering precisely-controlled pure power at all listening levels.

The power supply is an integral part of any power amplifier, contributing as much to the overall performance as the direct signal path circuitry. Linn’s compact proprietary, audio-optimised Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) technology generates stable, low noise power rails for the audio circuitry, with higher mains noise isolation and efficiency than bulky conventional power supplies. The combination of SMPS and CHAKRA technologies with a new range of directly connected active crossover modules creates new high performance, efficient power amplifiers with active, single-ended and balanced bridge configurations.

The CHAKRA topology will be integrated into a number of new products that Linn will introduce in the future and all products containing this technology will sport the discrete CHAKRA symbol.

KINOS Multi-Channel AV System Controller uses the proven and reliable technology first seen in the Linn flagship KISTO system controller. Kinos offers intuitive control and user-friendly, menu-driven set-up for high performance AV systems.

Enhanced Kontrol Platform (EKP) and VEKTO Network Translator.

The EKP controller is designed to offer an intuitive, portable control solution built to run on open platforms to provide fast and responsive access to entertainment equipment throughout a home.

EKP enables control, visibility and simple direct access for comprehensive multi-zone control, making a handheld unit unique and exceptionally easy to use. VEKTO is a a small, discreet and reliable gateway device, designed to convert TCP/IP to RC-5 commands, providing an interface between EKP and Linn KNEKT multi-room system.

VEKTO can be hidden easily in any room, to provide control using the chosen handset for the EKP.

Contact:

Brian Morris, PR Manager
Linn Products Limited.

Tel: +44 (0) 161 766 1021
Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 520170
Fax: +44 (0) 161 280 5115
www.linn.co.uk

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