Series 5 Speakers

Our Series 5 speakers turn conventional speaker design on its head. Not only do they outperform every other speaker of this size, but every one can be customised to match your decor or make a bold design statement. However you choose to personalise the look, we've made sure the music will always take centre stage.

Featuring Linn Fabrik, every speaker can be uniquely tailored to your taste. And with Linn's ground-breaking Exakt technology on board, you will always hear a performance that's optimised for you and your home.

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Two Models

530 System

Isobarik Bass and full Exakt

530 Speakers

Featuring Linn Fabrik that lets you customise the look without compromising performance, the 530 uses Exakt technology and a powerful Isobarik bass system to ensure the music makes as big an impression as the design.

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520 System

Hyper-customisation and impecable sound

520 Speakers

With the same customisation options and integrated Exakt technology as its big sister, the compact 520 exudes style and musicality.

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Linn Fabrik

Acoustic tailoring

To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, our designers came up with a new way to finish the speakers that would not only allow you to create your own look, but also protect the drive units, while preserving the integrity of the performance.

We created a collection of Linn Fabrik coverings using specially designed, light and open weave patterns that allow the music through, while offering a wide choice of contemporary and classic colours and designs.

But the material itself is only half the story. No other speaker can offer such a variety of covering options without detrimentally affecting the sound. Series 5 speakers use Exakt technology to model the effects of each Fabrik’s characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit. Exakt's digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breathtaking performance we designed here in the factory.

530

Exquisite tailoring and powerful sound

From crisp, clean highs all the way down to the deepest bass, the 530 lets you experience incredible musical accuracy with an energy that really lets the music flow.

Underneath that stylish exterior is a speaker packed with technology. The 530 integrates Exakt electronics, 300 W of power amps and an incredible Isobarik bass system — not that you’d know it from the elegant curves and discreet size.

Customise the look and place them where they fit best in your room — Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimising the sound for your room's characteristics and chosen speaker location.

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530 Speakers
  • Exakt technology built in
  • Connects via Exakt Link to any Exakt-enabled Linn networked music player
  • Aktiv Isobarik Bass system for powerful accurate bass
  • Fully Aktiv integrated Chakra power amplification
  • Choice of 6 standard Fabrik covers plus special designer collections
  • Cut glass stand and top plate in choice of three finishes

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520

Compact and customisable

Enjoy all the musicality and finesse of an integrated Linn speaker packed with technology, in our most compact design yet. Designed to be personalised for you and your home, the size and styling are subtle but the performance will stand out.

Customise the look and place them where they fit best in your room — Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimising the sound for your room's characteristics and chosen speaker location.

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520 Speakers


  • Exakt technology built in
  • Connects via Exakt Link to any Exakt-enabled Linn networked music player
  • Fully Aktiv integrated Chakra power amplification
  • Choice of 6 standard Fabrik covers plus special designer collections
  • Cut glass stand and top plate in choice of three finishes

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Customise

Create your own look

Select your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand to personalise your speakers. With so many colours and textiles to choose from, and designer collections like Timorous Beasties, there's a look to complement any interior.

Fancy a change? All Linn Fabrik covers, tops and stands are available separately so you can refresh the look as often as you like.

Grey Base Black Base White Base
Blueberry Linn Fabrik Aubergine Linn Fabrik Paprika Linn Fabrik Butterscotch Linn Fabrik Black Linn Fabrik White Moth Linn Fabrik Birds n Bees Linn Fabrik Topical Tropical Linn Fabrik Kaleido Splatt Linn Fabrik Indie Wood Linn Fabrik Thistle Linn Fabrik Ex Libris Linn Fabrik Birdbranch Linn Fabrik Grand Blotch Damask Linn Fabrik Omni Splatt Linn Fabrik Granite Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Peat Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Spruce Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Grouse Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Barley Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik
Badge

Blueberry

Linn Collection

Aubergine

Linn Collection

Paprika

Linn Collection

Butterscotch

Linn Collection

Black

Linn Collection

White Moth

Timorous Beasties Collection

Birds n Bees

Timorous Beasties Collection

Topical Tropical

Timorous Beasties Collection

Kaleido Splatt

Timorous Beasties Collection

Indie Wood

Timorous Beasties Collection

Thistle (Hand Screen Print)

Timorous Beasties Collection

Ex Libris

Timorous Beasties Collection

Birdbranch (Hand Screen Print)

Timorous Beasties Collection

Grand Blotch Damask

Timorous Beasties Collection

Omni Splatt

Timorous Beasties Collection

Granite

Harris Tweed

Peat

Harris Tweed

Spruce

Harris Tweed

Grouse

Harris Tweed

Barley

Harris Tweed

Customise

Create your own look

Select your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand to personalise your speakers. With so many colours and textiles to choose from, and designer collections like Timorous Beasties, there's a look to complement any interior.

Fancy a change? All Linn Fabrik covers, tops and stands are available separately so you can refresh the look as often as you like.

Grey Base Black Base White Base
Blueberry Linn Fabrik Aubergine Linn Fabrik Paprika Linn Fabrik Butterscotch Linn Fabrik Black Linn Fabrik White Moth Linn Fabrik Birds n Bees Linn Fabrik Topical Tropical Linn Fabrik Kaleido Splatt Linn Fabrik Indie Wood Linn Fabrik Thistle Linn Fabrik Ex Libris Linn Fabrik Birdbranch Linn Fabrik Grand Blotch Damask Linn Fabrik Omni Splatt Linn Fabrik Granite Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Peat Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Spruce Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Grouse Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik Barley Harris Tweed Linn Fabrik
Badge

Blueberry

Linn Collection

Aubergine

Linn Collection

Paprika

Linn Collection

Butterscotch

Linn Collection

Black

Linn Collection

White Moth

Timorous Beasties Collection

Birds n Bees

Timorous Beasties Collection

Topical Tropical

Timorous Beasties Collection

Kaleido Splatt

Timorous Beasties Collection

Indie Wood

Timorous Beasties Collection

Thistle

Timorous Beasties Collection

Ex Libris

Timorous Beasties Collection

Birdbranch

Timorous Beasties Collection

Grand Blotch Damask

Timorous Beasties Collection

Omni Splatt

Timorous Beasties Collection

Granite

Harris Tweed

Peat

Harris Tweed

Spruce

Harris Tweed

Grouse

Harris Tweed

Barley

Harris Tweed

Technology

Exakt Technology

Exakt

Exakt

Our systems use Exakt technology to preserve the integrity of the original studio recording all the way to the speakers.

This truly revolutionary technology turns traditional hi-fi on its head, completely removing sources of noise and distortion that affect all other music systems. By keeping the music digital until the last possible stage, Exakt enables a whole host of performance-enhancing capabilities.

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation+

Using sophisticated acoustic modelling, Space Optimisation+ builds a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear.

By removing the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment, it reveals the true sound of the music. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.

Linn Fabrik

Linn Fabrik

Linn Fabrik

To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, without affecting the performance, we came up with a new way to finish speakers — Linn Fabrik.

Linn's unique Exakt technology models the effects of each Fabrik’s characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit in the speakers. Exakt's digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breathtaking performance we designed here in the factory.

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

The foundation of any good speaker design is an enclosure that lets the drive units work with maximum efficiency, without colouring the sound.

For Series 5, we used a layered composite of 3 mm sheets. Using multiple thin layers actually increases the tensile strength and therefore rigidity of the material, while still preserving its acoustically dead properties. Combined with the braced construction, this results in a cabinet that doesn’t add unwanted vibrations and doesn’t ring, but does give the drive units an incredibly stable platform to work from.

Isobarik Bass System

Isobarik Bass System

Isobarik Bass System

Linn’s Isobarik bass system lets you enjoy a depth of bass normally associated with much larger speakers by using two bass drive units working in tandem, positioned face-to-face at the foot of the speaker.

Bass is directed downwards and radiates out from the speaker through a precisely engineered air gap above the base. The 530 produces incredible bass extension using this system in combination with dual bass ports located on the underside of the cabinet to enable additional airflow.

Custom-designed drive units

Custom-Designed Drive Units

Custom-Designed Drive Units

The ambitious design of Series 5 led to a unique set of requirements for the drive units that couldn’t be met by any existing specification.

The 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system. The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models also required customised drive units. The bass/mid driver uses a unique doped, dual-layer, sliced cone design and an anti-resonant chamber on the back of the high quality tweeter improves high frequency performance when used in conjunction with the familiar Linn ‘skoop’, producing outstanding dispersion characteristics.

Exakt Technology

Exakt

Exakt

Our systems use Exakt technology to preserve the integrity of the original studio recording all the way to the speakers.

This truly revolutionary technology turns traditional hi-fi on its head, completely removing sources of noise and distortion that affect all other music systems. By keeping the music digital until the last possible stage, Exakt enables a whole host of performance-enhancing capabilities.

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation+

Using sophisticated acoustic modelling, Space Optimisation+ builds a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear.

By removing the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment, it reveals the true sound of the music. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.

Linn Fabrik

Linn Fabrik

Linn Fabrik

To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, without affecting the performance, we came up with a new way to finish speakers — Linn Fabrik.

Linn's unique Exakt technology models the effects of each Fabrik’s characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit in the speakers. Exakt's digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breathtaking performance we designed here in the factory.

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

The foundation of any good speaker design is an enclosure that lets the drive units work with maximum efficiency, without colouring the sound.

For Series 5, we used a layered composite of 3 mm sheets. Using multiple thin layers actually increases the tensile strength and therefore rigidity of the material, while still preserving its acoustically dead properties. Combined with the braced construction, this results in a cabinet that doesn’t add unwanted vibrations and doesn’t ring, but does give the drive units an incredibly stable platform to work from.

Custom-designed drive units

Custom-Designed Drive Units

Custom-Designed Drive Units

The ambitious design of Series 5 led to a unique set of requirements for the drive units that couldn’t be met by any existing specification.

The 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system. The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models also required customised drive units. The bass/mid driver uses a unique doped, dual-layer, sliced cone design and an anti-resonant chamber on the back of the high quality tweeter improves high frequency performance when used in conjunction with the familiar Linn ‘skoop’, producing outstanding dispersion characteristics.

530
520

Overview

Fully Integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with built-in Exakt technology

Fully Integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with built-in Exakt technology

Main Features

530
Exakt Yes
On-board Amps Yes
Crossover Exakt
520
Exakt Yes
On-board Amps Yes
Crossover Exakt

Speaker Type

3-way Floorstander

2-way Floorstander

Exakt

Yes

Yes

Space Optimisation

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation+

Connections

530
Exakt Link x 2
Banana/Spade None
520
Exakt Link x 2
Banana/Spade None

On-board Amps

3 x 100 W

2 x 100 W

Crossover

Exakt Digital

Exakt Digital

Bass System

Isobarik

Ported bass reflex

Drive Units

530
Tweeter Silk dome with anti-resonant chamber
Midrange Doped 2-layer sliced
Bass 2 x Isobarik
520
Tweeter Silk dome with anti-resonant chamber
Midrange Doped 2-layer sliced

Standard Fabrik

Aubergine, Black, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Paprika

Aubergine, Black, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Paprika

Special Fabrik

Harris Tweed: Barley, Granite, Grouse, Peat, Spruce.

Timorous Beasties: Birdbranch, Birds n Bees, Ex Libris, Grand Blotch Damask, Indie Wood, Kaleido Splatt, Omni Splatt, Thistle, Topical Tropical, White Moth.

Harris Tweed: Barley, Granite, Grouse, Peat, Spruce.

Timorous Beasties: Birdbranch, Birds n Bees, Ex Libris, Grand Blotch Damask, Indie Wood, Kaleido Splatt, Omni Splatt, Thistle, Topical Tropical, White Moth.

Cabinet Volume

30 litres

20 litres

Size

530
Width 232 mm
Height 954 mm
Depth 325 mm
520
Width 224 mm
Height 892 mm
Depth 218 mm

Weight

30 kg

18 kg

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