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Linn launches Selekt DSM Network Player

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Music streaming pioneer, Linn, today announces the launch of Selekt DSM, an all-new Linn network music player that promises to bring the feeling back to digital audio.

Delivering a tactile and beautiful musical experience, Selekt DSM will make any system sound better and help you fall in love with music all over again.

Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn Managing Director said, ‘We love the clarity of digital music, but we also love the tactility of physical records. It’s easy to feel we’ve lost touch with the immersive experience of playing a vinyl record – the LP selection, the lift-lower, the anticipation during those first pops and clicks – and that playing music requires only a swipe and a tap.

Selekt DSM revolutionises our physical interaction with digital music; every aspect is precision engineered for a tactile and enriched listening experience.

 

Bringing the feeling back

Selekt DSM’s jewel-like dial and smart buttons are ready to be personalised to your wishes, providing instant access to your favourite music by making it possible to operate the product without the need for an app.

The cut-glass dial begins to glow when approached and turns with watch-like precision in response to a touch.

The customisable smart buttons, which have been crafted to feel like piano keys, respond instantly with the detailed music information appearing on the onyx-black OLED display.

 

The best for every music lover

Available through Linn Specialists, Selekt DSM fits with any system. It’s available as a dedicated streaming source to drive any separates system, or you can include an integrated amplifier to streamline your system: just add speakers.

Either way, there’s an option to push the performance even further with Katalyst, Linn’s cutting-edge DAC architecture.

Selekt DSM’s on-board pre-amplifier enables all sources to be connected, including a turntable, for better sound, instantly.

 

Sound uniquely tailored for you

Selekt DSM includes the new version of Linn’s ground-breaking Space Optimisation technology. Space Optimisation uses Linn’s unique digital signal processing to ensure you get the best possible sound from any Linn DSM network music player, removing the distorting effects of your room.

Now everyone can place their speakers exactly where they want them and still enjoy the best performance possible.

 

Beauty you can hear

Selekt DSM is as stunning to look at as it is to listen to. Every element is precision engineered for the most authentic musical performance possible.

Machined vents flow across the sleeve, tracing a path along the heat sources for natural cooling. Chromed feet anchor it to the shelf, with a plaque celebrating its unique origin: every Selekt DSM is handbuilt with pride in the Linn factory in Glasgow.

 

Products and pricing

Selekt DSM is modular and upgradeable, designed to allow a customer to configure exactly what is important to them based on how it will be used in their home.

The below configurations are selected at the point of purchase or can be upgraded to at a later date, enhancing performance or function, or both.

 

Selekt DSM $5,200 / $CAD 6,999
Selekt DSM with integrated power amp $6,825 / $CAD 8,999
Selekt DSM with Katalyst $7,150 / $CAD 9,499
Selekt DSM with integrated amp and Katalyst $8,755 / $CAD 11,999

 

Upgrades come in the form of removable cartridges so that a Linn Specialist can carry out an upgrade in a customer’s home quickly and simply.

Selekt DSM is available in black finish.

 

Availability

Selekt DSM is available through Linn Specialists worldwide. To find out more, to book a listening session or attend a launch event, visit the Linn website:

https://www.linn.co.uk

Orders can be placed immediately with delivery from October 2018.

 

Linn network music player range simplification

From 1st October 2018, every Linn network music player will come as standard with digital and analogue inputs. This means every new Linn network music player can have external sources connected, from TVs to turntables, ensuring every last musical detail is preserved.

The Linn network music player range now consists of:

 

Majik DSM $2,999 / $CAD 4,249
Selekt DSM $5,200 / $CAD 6,999
Selekt DSM with integrated amps $6,825 / $CAD 8,999
Selekt DSM with Katalyst $7,150/ $CAD 9,499
Selekt DSM with integrated amps and Katalyst $8,755 / $CAD 11,999
Akurate DSM $10,250 / $CAD 12,650
Klimax DSM $23,380 / $CAD 25,720

 

The last order date for Linn DS network music players is 30th September 2018.

 

Linn Contact

Andrena McBain – Andrena.mcbain@linn.co.uk – +44 (0) 141 303 5777

 

About Linn

Linn designs and makes the world’s best music systems. We have just one goal in mind: to bring you ever closer to the music you love, for you to feel every note and experience your music with a clarity and power unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Every Linn system is precision engineered just outside Glasgow and signed with pride by the person who made it.

In a world of planned obsolescence, we do the opposite. Our hardware is modular, our software upgradeable, our eyes firmly on the future. We believe that music makes life better, and we know that our systems make music sound better.

Selekt DSM Technical Document

Selekt DSM is a new, high performance network music player that is configurable at the point of purchase to suit a customers’ needs, with scope to:

  • further increase the performance with Katalyst DAC upgrade
  • provide a single box solution by integrating a power amp
  • add both of these options together

 

Selekt DSM Features

Dial and buttons

Selekt DSM’s dial is much more than a simple volume control. Contextual tilt and press controls enable the user to start and stop a stream, cycle through a play queue or list of radio stations, and even switch to any connected sources.

Using Linn’s new Pins feature, each button can be assigned to activate a playlist, genre, or artist from a local collection or streaming service like Tidal and Qobuz. They can also be set to a radio station or even a physical source. The ability to personalise the device makes it easier than ever to start listening to music instantly.

 

Connectivity and compatibility

Selekt DSM has all the analogue and digital connectivity expected from a Linn DSM, including a built-in phono stage with dedicated inputs for either a MM or MC cartridge.

It streams virtually any digital source over a standard network and integrates seamlessly with Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify Connect streaming services, plays internet radio via TuneIn and is compatible with Roon.

 

USB

A new USB port supports up to 192 kHz and offers a higher performance alternative to a standalone USB DAC solution for those users who stream directly from their computer.

 

HDMI ARC

HDMI ARC provides a simple way to get audio from all of the AV sources in the system via the TV. One HDMI cable connects the TV to Selekt DSM which will automatically play everything that’s connected through the TV without the need for source switching.


Selekt DSM Technical Specification

DAC

Type:  Switched-capacitor DAC  with low-noise reference voltage.
THD+N :  0.0002% (1kHz 0dBFS at volume 80)
Dynamic Range:  114dB (Measured at Line-out module XLR output with AES17 measurement filter)

 

Katalyst DAC upgrade

Type:  Katalyst DAC architecture
THD+N :  0.0002% (1kHz 0dBFS at volume 80)
Dynamic Range:  117dB (Measured at Line-out module XLR output with AES17 measurement filter)

 

Digital inputs

Type:  FPGA based SPDIF receiver with digital PLL.
SPDIF x2 | Toslink x2 | HDMI ARC x1
Supported sample rates (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

 

USB input

Type:  USB Audio Class 2 endpoint.
Supported sample rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

 

Analogue inputs

Type:  Digitizing analogue input stage with independent analogue phono preamps for MM and MC cartridges.

ADC Sample rate/resolution: 192kHz/24 bits

Line-in (RCA): Max input voltage: 4.25Vrms
MM Phono (RCA): Max input voltage (1kHz): 67mVrms

MC Phono (RCA): Max input voltage (1kHz): 5.5mVrms

 

Audio processing

Space Optimisation |Exakt crossover filtering (option) | Upsampling to 768kHz/32 bits |

Digital Volume Control

 

Line-out module

Type:  Direct-coupled output stage with balanced and unbalanced outputs.
Output Level:  2Vrms (RCA), 4Vrms (XLR) @volume 80
Output Impedance: 300 Ohms (RCA), 600 Ohms (XLR)

 

Power amplifier upgrade

Type:  Bridged Class-D amplifier with post-filter feedback.A bespoke design that provides maximum performance in minimum space and with minimum heat dissipation. Applies an additional feedback loop around the low-pass filter to significantly improve performance.

 

Max output power: 100W/channel into 4 Ohms,   50W/channel into 8 Ohms
THD+N (Measured with AES17 measurement filter):
<0.01% (1kHz, 100W into 4 Ohms)
<0.001% (1kHz, 12.5W into 4 Ohms)
<0.005% (1kHz, 50W into 8 Ohms)
<0.001% (1kHz, 6.25W into 8 Ohms)

 

Exakt Link

2 Exakt Link ports to allow connection to:
Exakt speakers | Exaktboxes | Urika II

 

Ethernet

10/100 Base-T RJ45 Socket

 

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