The Klimax System is a revolution in hi-fi, putting the source in the speaker. Exakt technology builds on Linn DS to radically improve the performance of music systems by pushing the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker, keeping the signal digital and only converting to analogue at the last possible stage.

Comprising Klimax Exakt DSM digital music player and Klimax Exakt 350 speakers, the Klimax system produces the most direct connection ever made between you and the artist, working together to produce the most faithful sound yet.

The Klimax System also features Space Optimisation+ technology to optimise performance for your unique listening environment, so every system is personalised for you.

‘…a highly refined, upbeat and involving sound system with quite exceptionally informative, deep and powerful bass, calibrated to your room and your seating location therein.’
HiFi Critic, June 2014

Klimax System

Klimax Exakt DSM

The Klimax System is the best way to listen to music at home. It comprises a Klimax Exakt DSM network music player which lets you connect all your sources and make everything you listen to sound better. Partnered with Klimax Exakt 350 speakers, this system produces the most direct connection ever made between you and the artist.

Browse your music library using an iPad for the best experience, choosing albums by cover and creating playlists with your favourite songs or tracks. Get instant access to new music via internet radio and listen to any online music services on a music player which puts quality first.

Anything connected to an Exakt DSM is transmitted perfectly to an Exakt speaker via the Exakt Link, using a single digital cable. With analogue and digital inputs, you can connect any movie, games or audio source and make it sound incredible.

Klimax Exakt DSM
  • Streams any connected source losslessly to Klimax Exakt 350 speakers via Exakt Link
  • Plays audio from your network, or via the 9 additional inputs
  • Controllable from your smartphone (iPhone / Android), tablet, laptop, PC or Mac
  • 7 digital inputs (HDMI, S/PDIF, Toslink)
  • 2 analogue inputs (XLR, RCA)
  • Digitises analogue sources via extremely high quality analogue to digital converters
  • 4 Exakt Link connections for connection to Klimax Exakt 350 speakers, Klimax Exakt Tuneboxes and future system expansion
  • Decodes FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC and OGG audio formats with up to 24-bit 192 kHz native sample rate
  • Streams internet radio, podcasts and 'listen again' broadcasts
  • Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home
  • Powered by Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
  • Acoustic enclosure machined from a single billet of aluminium
  • Available in silver or black
Date of introduction September 2013
Type Multi-source digital stream player with Exakt Link

(H) 60 mm x (W) 350 mm x (D) 355 mm
(H) 2.3 inches x (W) 15 inches x (D) 14.2 inches

Weight 8.6 kg / 19 lb
Finishes Silver, Black
Power Supply Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
Mains supply frequency 50–60 Hz
Mains input voltage (auto-ranging) 100-120 V a.c.
200-240 V a.c.
Fuse 250 V, T1.6 A (not user replaceable)
Power consumption Sleep 9 W (HDMI disabled)
Sleep 10 W (HDMI enabled)
Active 22 W
Supported file types FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Audio sample rates 7.35k, 8k, 11.025k, 12k, 14.7k, 16k, 22.05k, 24k,
29.4k, 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k
Word depths 16–24 bits
Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers,
UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
Back Panel Connectors  
Analog inputs 1 x Balanced XLR (pair), 1 x RCA phono (pair)
Digital outputs 4 x RJ45 (Exakt Link)
HDMI in 3 x HDMI Type A
HDMI out 1 x HDMI Type A
S/PDIF In 2 x RCA phono
Optical In 2 x TOSLINK (JIS F05)
Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45
Input Electrical  
Analog line input Input sensitivity: can be selected from 2 / 4 / 8 V RMS
Input impedance 7.8 k Ω
S/PDIF digital input Min. input voltage 0.3 V (when terminated with 75 Ω)
Input impedance 75 Ω

Klimax Exakt 350 Loudspeakers

The Klimax system combines Klimax Exakt DSM and Klimax Exakt 350 speakers via an Exakt Link for the most direct connection ever made between you and the artist.

Klimax Exakt 350 takes integrated Aktiv to the next level — now the source is in the speaker. Fed by a single digital input, the on-board digital crossover in each Klimax Exakt 350 delivers six independently controllable channels, each with its own volume control, DAC and power amplifier.

Exakt technology enables us to completely eliminate magnitude and phase distortion, correct for drive unit variation, and optimise your speakers for your room.

Klimax System
  • Intelligent, integrated Aktiv, 6-way floor-standing loudspeakers
  • Connects to Klimax Exakt DSM via Exakt Link
  • Can be daisy-chained to additional Exakt speakers
  • Digital crossovers eliminate phase and magnitude distortion
  • On-board Exakt Engine corrects for drive unit variation, guaranteeing perfect performance from every speaker
  • Space Optimisation+ combines your speakers’ drive unit response data with your unique room characteristics and speaker placement to optimise performance for your listening environment
  • Independent digital volume control, digital to analogue converter and power amplifier for every channel (six per speaker)
  • Linn-designed 3K Driver Array serves the mid to high frequencies, for wider dispersion, precise high frequency response and single-point source accuracy
  • Aktiv Servo-Driven Bass system for more accurate, musical bass
  • High-performance integrated Chakra power amplification with Dynamik power supplies
  • Advanced pressure-formed natural laminate cabinets provide an exceptionally rigid construction with ultra-low resonance properties
  • Plasma-cut ‘armour-grade’ steel plate loudspeaker stand provides rock-solid stability
  • Choose from standard or high gloss real wood veneers or specify virtually any bespoke RAL colour finish

Introduced September 2013
Type 6-way floor-standing fully integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with Exakt technology
Drive units 13 mm (0.5”) silk dome super-tweeter
25 mm (1”) PU dome tweeter
75 mm (3”) PU dome midrange
165 mm (6.5”) glass fibre composite upper bass
2 * 200 mm (8”) servo lower bass
Operating volume 50 litres
Crossover options Fully Aktiv Exakt (integrated modules)
Crossover points 85 Hz, 340 Hz, 2.96 kHz, 8.18 kHz
Frequency range 20 Hz - 33 kHz
Connection options Exakt Link
Magnetic shielding Yes
Dimensions (including stand) 1130 mm (H) x 404 mm (W) x 482 mm (D)
44.5 inches (H) x 15.9 inches (W) x 19.0 inches (D)
Dimensions (excluding stand) 1104mm (H) x 312mm (W) x 430mm (D)
43.5 inches (H) 12.3 inches (W) x 16.9 inches (D)
Weight (including stands) 71.2kg / 157lb
Weight (excluding stands) 55.2 kg / 121.5 lb
Standard finishes Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White
High gloss finishes Piano Black, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White and over 200 RAL Classic colours
Amplifier Power 2 x 1000W (4Ω), 2 x 400W (4Ω) & 2 x 100W (4Ω)
Input Power (Sleep Mode) <5mW
Input Power (Playback Muted) 69W
Continuous Rated Input Power 250W
Power Supplies 2 x Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supplies
Mains supply frequency 50-60 Hz
Mains input voltage (auto-sensing) 100-120 V a.c.
200-240 V a.c.

Specifications are stated per speaker

Klimax System

Works with what you’ve already got

it’s easy to get started with a Linn system because it works with the products you already use every day. You’ll get better sound from your existing sources and you’ll be able to control your Linn using the mobile devices you already own.

Blu-ray, DVD, digital or satellite TV, Xbox, PS3 or Wii — connect them all and make everything sound better. Use your laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android device to browse your music library, choose albums and create playlists.


Let an expert take all the hassle out of setup. Get your Linn system discreetly installed in your home and working perfectly with everything else. Put your feet up and let a Linn retailer take care of everything — it’s all part of the service and support is just a call away.

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