Next-generation Linn Klimax DSM

The Ultimate Streaming DAC

Linn’s next generation Klimax DSM is the best yet. The epitome of extreme engineering, every element has been designed from the ground up, inside and out, applying decades of Linn’s unique audio innovation and digital technology expertise.

The Linn Klimax DSM is housed in an exquisite precision-machined new enclosure, providing vital acoustic isolation along with visual and tactile luxury. On the inside, the beating heart is the ground-breaking home-grown Linn Organik DAC, enabling our most natural sound ever. Setting a new benchmark in the industry, the ultimate digital streaming source is a must-have for the most discerning hi-fi enthusiasts.

Please contact us for special trade-in opportunities for existing Linn Klimax DSMs, and Organik upgrade options for other Linn Klimax components.

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The beating heart of the new Klimax DSM is Organik, the ground-breaking all-Linn DAC. With Organik DAC on-board, Klimax DSM sets a new benchmark in music streaming for the ultimate musical experience.

Designed without compromise and manufactured entirely in-house, the home-grown all-Linn DAC combines FPGA processing with a discrete conversion stage, relentlessly optimised to work perfectly together as a system, enabling us to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.

Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than anything we’ve achieved before. It expertly performs the digital to analogue conversion to achieve the most accurate re-creation of the original music signal, revealing even more of the tiny details that provide a closer emotional connection with the music.

Extreme Engineering

Every aspect of the exquisite custom- designed enclosure plays a crucial role in preserving the original musical detail whilst providing visual and tactile luxury.

Machined from solid, special grade aluminium, the striking design takes on a fresh new family look whilst retaining the distinguished and much-loved signature Klimax feel.

The beautiful dial designed for Klimax DSM is a badge of pride, a visible reflection of the attention to detail and incredible engineering that lies inside that extraordinary enclosure.

Connected for the best possible sound

The exceptional audio performance of Klimax DSM with new Organik DAC, combined with higher performance 24-bit 384khz streaming and DSD256 audio format support, will give all streaming and connected digital, analogue and wireless sound sources a new lease of life.

Connected analogue sources will also enjoy an extra benefit thanks to a brand new higher performance, lower distortion ADC design which has its own circuit board with dedicated power supply, while Exakt Link ports enable direct connection of an LP12 with Urika II.

A USB input enables direct connection to a computer for the ultimate performance stand-alone DAC.

Built-in wireless connectivity enables convenient connection of sources via WiFi or Bluetooth.

Until now, we’ve engineered the best possible results from specially selected third-party DAC chips. With our CD12 DAC design in 1997, we pushed the boundaries by specifying a separate upsampling chip before the DAC chip to improve performance. A similar design was used in our original Klimax DS ten years later. The high point reached by Katalyst DAC marked the limit of what we could achieve using a third-party chip, so for next generation Klimax DSM we designed our own DAC from first principles, and Organik was born.
Phil Budd, Senior Design Engineer

Every design decision was taken with music in mind. At Linn, no detail is too small. Klimax DSM has been built to exacting standards using the highest quality materials, machined to the tightest tolerances.

Adrian Choong, Product Design Engineer

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