The Klimax system reads like a designer wishlist: sound quality beyond compare; stunning looks and build quality; one discreet unit machined from a single block of aluminium and flanked by a pair of gorgeous loudspeakers. This isn’t just the last music system you’ll ever need — it’s the last system you’ll ever want.
Featuring Klimax DSM, our best digital music player with inputs, and Klimax 350A, our highest-performing speakers with built-in power amplification, this an incredibly simple system which will make anything you listen to at home sound better.TRY THIS SYSTEM
The best way to listen to music at home, Klimax DSM is a digital music player which plays everything and sounds amazing.
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.
With analogue and digital inputs, you can also connect any movie, games or audio source and make it sound incredible.
Any sources you connect to your DSM System via HDMI will sound better as they will benefit from the superior DAC and custom Linn up-sampling of the audio. Any video content on the HDMI signal will be passed through to the TV or output device connected via the HDMI out. Audio content will also be automatically passed through if the DSM is in Sleep mode.
With HDMI inputs, you can now play back SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-A (DVD Audio) discs by connecting the disc player to your DSM System. SACD content will be down-sampled to 176.4 K or 88.2 k and multi-channel audio down-mixed to stereo but this does allow high-quality playback of discs which cannot currently be ripped for streaming.
Analogue and digital sources use their own dedicated and isolated volume control circuits. Analogue volume control is used for analogue sources; digital volume control is used for digital sources. This shortens the signal path and reduces any potential effects that an analogue volume control circuit might have on the audio quality of digital playback, and vice versa.
|Date of introduction||October 2011|
|Type||Multi-source digital stream player with built in pre-amplifier|
(H) 60 mm x (W) 350 mm x (D) 355 mm
|Weight||8.6 kg / 19 lb|
|Mains supply voltage (auto ranging)||100–120 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz 200–240 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz|
|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,
|Audio sample rates||7.35 k, 8 k, 11.025 k, 12 k, 14.7 k, 16 k, 22.05 k, 24 k,
29.4 k, 32 k, 44.1 k, 48 k, 88.2 k, 96 k, 176.4 k, 192 k
|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)|
|Analog outputs||1 x Balanced XLR (pair)
1 x Unbalanced RCA (pair)
All outputs are volume controlled (i.e. suitable for direct connection to a power amplifier or active loudspeaker)
|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)|
|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
|Analog line outputs||Max output voltage 2 V RMS (0 dBFS at vol. 80)
Output impedance 300 Ω
|Line inputs||THD+N < 0.002 %
Dynamik range > 110 dB
|Pre-amplifier|| Gain range - 80 dB to + 20 dB
Gain resolution 1 dB
Unity gain volume 0 dB = vol. 80
Uncompromising in every conceivable aspect, Klimax 350A is the perfect pair of speakers for listening to music.
Klimax 350A features our unique 3K Driver Array technology, a beautifully machined die-cast array which improves high frequency performance and ensures the same exceptional level of audio quality throughout the room.
Klimax 350A is a fully integrated Aktiv loudspeaker, with six channels of Linn's patented Chakra amplification expertly housed within the sculpted cabinet and an Aktiv Servo Bass system which precisely measures and auto-corrects the output to produce extremely accurate and musical bass performance.
Delivering an unprecedented level of clarity and detail, Linn’s highest performing fully integrated multi-channel loudspeaker range is the ultimate stereo or surround sound playback solution for music and movies.
The range comprises three fully integrated Aktiv models with built-in power amplification: 350A Floor-stander, 340A Centre Channel and 345 Bass Re-inforcement loudspeaker (345). A passive variant of the Floor-stander (350) is also available.
The 3K Driver Array gives outstanding high frequency reproduction and allows greater flexibility when positioning the loudspeakers. The precision machined die-cast array houses the mid-range, high-frequency and super high-frequency drive units for wider dispersion, precise high-frequency response and single point source accuracy, delivering a consistently natural sound.
The Aktiv Servo-Driven Bass System powers the bass drive units. The precise motion of each unit is measured, compared against the original input signal, and immediately corrected to ensure that the output perfectly matches the input, resulting in an extremely accurate and musical bass performance.
All Aktiv models benefit from Linn’s ‘Silent Power’ amplification technology, Chakra, which offers significantly increased power, reliability and efficiency, whilst producing less heat and distortion.
Advanced pressure-formed natural laminate cabinets provide an exceptionally rigid construction with ultra-low resonance properties. High grade real wood veneers are used throughout and are available in special high gloss finishes and bespoke colours to perfectly complement any living space.
|Type||6-way floor-standing loudspeaker with Aktiv bass|
|Drive units||13 mm (0.5”)
25 mm (1”)
75 mm (3”) domes
165 mm (6.5”) upper bass
2 x 200 mm (8”) servo lower bass
|Operating volume||50 litres|
|Crossover options||Fully Aktiv (internal modules)|
|Crossover points||105 Hz, 392 Hz, 3.8 kHz, 10.9 kHz|
|Bass roll-on||19 Hz, 40 Hz, 60 Hz|
|Nominal impedance||4 Ω|
|Frequency range||20 Hz - 33 kHz|
|Mains supply frequency||50-60 Hz|
|Mains input voltage (auto-sensing)||90-135 V
|Connection options||Balanced XLR|
|Weight (excluding stand)||54 kg / 119 lb|
|Dimensions||1130 mm (H) x 312 mm (W) x 430 mm (D)|
|Standard finishes||Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White|
|High gloss finishes||Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White
+ 208 RAL Classic
|High gloss colours||All 213 RAL Classic Gloss colours are available (except luminous colours: RAL 3026, 3024, 2007, 2005 and 1026).|
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 Klimax 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.Find a shop
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