Linn Klimax DS
Developed with a single aim—the best musical performance possible—a Klimax network music player will preserve every last musical detail. Every aspect of its design has been optimised for performance, from the class-leading electronics inside to the clamshell enclosure, machined from a solid billet of aluminium.
Klimax DS is our best dedicated network music player, while Klimax DSM combines the best streaming quality with the flexibility to connect other music sources. Simply select the model that suits you best.
The world’s best dedicated digital streaming source
Experience digital music in unprecedented quality, from Studio Master recordings to the latest streaming services. Engineered without compromise, Klimax DS is the best dedicated digital source available.
First introduced in 2007, this was the world’s first truly high-end network music player, setting a benchmark that has stood the test of time. Now completely re-engineered with our Katalyst DAC Architecture, Klimax DS has raised the bar still further.
Every detail has been designed to optimise performance. The machined-from-solid aluminium enclosure has separate rooms for the circuit boards inside to protect the signal at every stage, while the analogue outputs are isolated from noise by dedicated, high quality transformers.
Add Klimax DS as an additional source to your separates system, or use it stand-alone using its on-board volume control. With Exakt Link on board, it’s also ready for connection to a Linn integrated speaker or Exaktbox for the ultimate upgrade.
- Streams virtually any digital source over a standard network
- Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
- Plays Internet radio via TuneIn
- On-board volume control for direct connection to a power amp
- Space Optimisation built-in
Katalyst DAC Architecture
Our new Katalyst DAC Architecture performs digital-to-analogue conversion with greater precision than ever.
Katalyst takes an unprecedented level of control over the critical elements that lie at the heart of the analogue signal’s creation; offering improved Data Optimisation, superior Master Clock, independent Power Supplies, a new ultra-low distortion Output Driver and crucially, for the first time, a high-stability input Reference Level.
The latter is vitally important because, at the point of creation, the analogue audio signal is particularly vulnerable even to miniscule variations in the Reference Level, which cause irreversible damage.
Katalyst’s high-stability input Reference Level eliminates variations during analogue signal creation, giving you a deeper insight into your music.