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Exquisite tailoring and precision engineering come together perfectly in this stylish and customisable music system.

The more powerful of the two Series 5 offerings, the 530 System features speakers with Exakt electronics and on-board power amps, combined with incredible Isobarik bass. Together with the Selekt System Hub, the 530 system will stream all your digital music in stunning Linn quality, while also letting you connect all your other music sources.

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Sound tailored to each weave
Precise, seamless Isobarik bass performance
Incredible sound in your own style

530 Speakers

With custom-designed drive units and Isobarik bass system, the 530 Speakers let you experience incredible musical accuracy with an energy that really lets the music flow.

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.

Power and intelligence built-in

Linn's innovative integrated speakers have power and intelligence built-in. A specially designed module, suspension-mounted on the back of each speaker, houses the powerful amps and Exakt electronics that optimise performance. Now you don't need lots of hi-fi separates to make great sound.

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Selekt System Hub

Stream all your favourite music from the cloud or over your own home network and hear it in exceptional quality. Selekt System Hub will handle everything from Studio Master downloads to Tidal streaming or internet radio and includes all the inputs you'll need to connect all your music sources, from TV to turntable, and make them sound better too.

Every element of Selekt System Hub is precision engineered for the most authentic musical performance possible. Designed to be seen as well as heard, the combination of a jewel-like dial and customisable smart buttons will revolutionise your interaction with digital music.

Perfect streaming to your speakers

Featuring Linn's streaming technology and a range of inputs to connect anything in your living room, every musical performance is perfectly transmitted to the speakers using Linn's Exakt Link lossless connection.

Selekt System Hub is designed for use in a Linn system with Exakt technology and is the perfect choice for those seeking an all-Linn performance solution from the outset.

Technology

Each Linn product contains features and technology developed by our engineers across years of industry-leading research and development.

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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.

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Space Optimisation

Sophisticated acoustic modelling

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Exakt

Until now, no speaker system has ever been able to synchronise all the elements that make up every note, including all the harmonics. Exakt ensures the perfect time alignment of every part of every note, so now you can enjoy the same sound that was recorded by the artist.

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Features

Every Linn speaker has been designed and built to include features guaranteeing sound quality of the highest standard without compromising on the style and elegance you expect for your home.

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Integrated Exakt Modules

Each speaker has a module suspension-mounted on the back to acoustically isolate it from the cabinet. Packed inside are all the Exakt electronics and powerful amps needed to deliver the natural, effortless sound. Cooling is performed passively without any noisy fans, via the aluminium heat sink hidden behind the Linn Fabrik. Providing power and precision without any extra boxes, it’s our neatest integrated speaker design to date.

Integrated Exakt Modules

Each speaker has a dedicated digital crossover, volume control, digital-to-analogue converter and amplifier for every drive unit. So where are all the extra boxes and cables? That’s where Linn’s expertise in integrated speaker design comes in.

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Precisely Crafted Cabinets

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.

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.

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Isobarik Bass

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 solid machined base.

Isobarik Bass

A depth of bass normally associated with much larger speakers.

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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.

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.

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Custom-Designed Drive Units

The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models 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. Furthermore, the 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system.

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.

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Technical Specifications

Customisable floorstanding speaker system with Exakt technology and Selekt electronics.

Features
Phono Stage MM/MC (configurable)
Surround Compatible Yes
Exakt Yes
Space Optimisation Space Optimisation+
System Hub Specification
Audio Formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Resolution Up to 24-bit 192 kHz
Integrated Services Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Airplay, Roon, TuneIn, Calm
HDMI Spec HDMI 2.0 - Supports: 4k resolution @ 60 Hz 4;4;4 HDCP 2;2; HDR; ARC; CEC
Ethernet x1
Exakt Link x2
Construction Aluminium
Inputs
WiFi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
HDMI ARC x1
Toslink x2
SPDIF (configurable in / out) x2
USB Type B x1
Line Level Phono (RCA) x1
MM Phono (RCA) x1
MC Phono (RCA) x1
Finishes
System Hub Black
Standard Fabrik Aubergine, Black, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Paprika, Vanilla
Special Fabrik - Harris Tweed Barley, Granite, Grouse, Peat, Spruce
Special Fabrik - Timorous Beasties Birdbranch Blueberry, Birdbranch Butterscotch, Napoleon Bee Blueberry, Napoleon Bee Paprika, Thistle Aubergine, Thistle Butterscotch
Speaker Stand & Top Plate Black, White
Dimensions
530 Speakers
Width 232 mm
Height 954 mm
Depth 325 mm
Weight 30 kg
Selekt System Hub
Width 350 mm
Height 113 mm
Depth 350 mm
Weight 7.2 kg
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