In 2007 Linn launched Klimax DS, bringing 24-Bit music into the living room for the first time and revolutionising the way music could be listened to in the home.
Quickly following this, Linn released Akurate DS, Majik DS and Sneaky DS in 2008.
Building on their approach, Linn today introduces “a huge leap forward in audio performance that re-defines the DS category”.
These significant enhancements are delivered in the new Klimax DS, Akurate DS, Majik DS and Majik DSM players by an innovative new approach to clocking architecture and improved audio circuitry layouts, leading to a reduction in the number of components, shorter signal paths and reduced jitter.
SPACE Optimisation for all Linn DS owners
From 16th March, every Linn DS player will feature SPACE Optimisation technology – Speaker, Placement and Custom Environment Optimisation.
Adapted from the optimisation technology developed in their Exakt systems, this technology builds an acoustic model of the complete listening environment based on the choice of loudspeaker, the placement of the speakers and the unique characteristics of the listening room, regardless of the speaker manufacturer and type.
“Using this model, performance is optimised, revealing the true sound of the music and offering an unparalleled level of personalisation” says the company’s press release..
Every speaker is unique. The characteristics of the enclosure, drive units, ports and layout all influence the sound that is heard. SPACE Optimisation models the speakers based on all of these elements, to understand how the sound from the speakers interacts with the room.
Whatever speaker a customer chooses to use, their Linn DS player will optimise the sound.
Every room impacts on the sound of a music system. As sound waves reflect off the walls, ceiling and floor, they interact, leading to peaks of increased energy at specific low frequencies. These peaks sound artificially loud, and because their increased energy takes longer to decay, they mask the music that follows. “SPACE Optimisation enables Linn DS players to optimise the sound for a room by identifying these peaks and reducing their energy to reveal the music that would otherwise be hidden”.
The furnishing and construction of a room also affect the sound. Hard surfaces like glass or concrete reflect more sound energy back into the room than absorbent surfaces like curtains or partition walls. “SPACE Optimisation provides Linn specialists with fine-grained control to optimise the system for a room’s unique characteristics.”
Every Linn DS player is Exakt-ready
All Linn DS and Linn DSM players now have Exakt Links to support future upgrade to the performance of Exakt.
Products and pricing
Available from Monday 16th March, Klimax DS is priced at £13,300, Akurate DS is £4,750, Majik DS is £1,990 and Majik DSM is £2,965.