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Klimax Network Music Players

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.

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Klimax DSM

Extracts the best performance from every music source

Combining the ground-breaking digital streaming performance of Klimax DS with inputs for your other sources, Klimax DSM offers unrivalled performance and flexibility.

Now featuring our Katalyst DAC Architecture, digital sources are reproduced with greater precision than ever before, giving you greater insight into all of your music. And with transformer isolation for analogue connections, a distortion-free volume control and silent source switching, its performance as a pre-amp is second-to-none.

Like the rest of the Klimax range, Klimax DSM is housed in our machined-from-solid aluminium enclosure, with dedicated rooms for the circuit boards inside isolating the signal from noise at every stage.

With Exakt Link on board, it's also ready for connection to a Linn integrated speaker or Exaktbox for the ultimate upgrade.

Klimax DSM — Silver
Klimax DSM —Black
Klimax DSM — Rear

Klimax DSM

Extracts the best performance from every music source

Combining the ground-breaking digital streaming performance of Klimax DS with inputs for your other sources, Klimax DSM offers unrivalled performance and flexibility.

Now featuring our Katalyst DAC Architecture, digital sources are reproduced with greater precision than ever before, giving you greater insight into all of your music. And with transformer isolation for analogue connections, a distortion-free volume control and silent source switching, its performance as a pre-amp is second-to-none.

Like the rest of the Klimax range, Klimax DSM is housed in our machined-from-solid aluminium enclosure, with dedicated rooms for the circuit boards inside isolating the signal from noise at every stage.

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
  • 7 digital & analogue inputs to connect your other sources
  • Distortion-free digital volume control
  • HDMI 2.0 connections (4K compatible)
  • Surround Sound compatible
  • Space Optimisation built-in

Klimax DSM Technology

Space Optimisation
Space Optimisation

Space Optimisation

Every Linn network music player has Space Optimisation built-in.

Space Optimisation uses sophisticated acoustic modelling to build up a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear. Whatever speakers you use, and however you’ve designed your room, you’ll hear a performance that’s optimised uniquely for you.

Exakt
Exakt

Exakt

Exakt technology preserves the natural sound of every instrument by synchronising the elements that make up every note, including all the harmonics.

Available through the addition of a Linn integrated speaker or Exaktbox to your system, it uses Exakt Link to connect to your Linn DS or DSM player. All current Klimax, Akurate and Majik models have Exakt Link connections on-board, ready for the ultimate system upgrade.

Katalyst
Katalyst

Katalyst

Our new DAC architecture performs digital-to-analogue conversion with greater precision than ever.

Katalyst delivers our best digital-to-analogue-conversion by controlling the critical elements that lie at the heart of the analogue signal's creation.

Klimax DS

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.

Klimax DS — Silver
Klimax DS — Black
Klimax DS — Rear

Klimax DS

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

Klimax DS Technology

Space Optimisation
Space Optimisation

Space Optimisation

Every Linn network music player has Space Optimisation built-in.

Space Optimisation uses sophisticated acoustic modelling to build up a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear. Whatever speakers you use, and however you’ve designed your room, you’ll hear a performance that’s optimised uniquely for you.

Exakt
Exakt

Exakt

Exakt technology preserves the natural sound of every instrument by synchronising the elements that make up every note, including all the harmonics.

Available through the addition of a Linn integrated speaker or Exaktbox to your system, it uses Exakt Link to connect to your Linn DS or DSM player. All current Klimax, Akurate and Majik models have Exakt Link connections on-board, ready for the ultimate system upgrade.

Katalyst
Katalyst

Katalyst

Our new DAC architecture performs digital-to-analogue conversion with greater precision than ever.

Katalyst delivers our best digital-to-analogue-conversion by controlling the critical elements that lie at the heart of the analogue signal's creation.

Silver Linn Klimax DSM network music player
Klimax DSM
Silver Linn Klimax DS network music player
Klimax DS

Overview

Network music player and integrated pre-amp with inputs for additional digital and analogue sources.

Source-only network music player

Main Features

Klimax DSM
Analogue Outputs Yes
External Sources Yes
Surround Compatible Yes
Exakt Ready Yes
Space Optimisation Yes
Klimax DS
Analogue Outputs Yes
External Sources No
Surround Compatible No
Exakt Ready Yes
Space Optimisation Yes

Katalyst DAC Architecture

Yes

Yes

Construction

Machined from solid aluminium

Machined from solid aluminium

Finishes

Silver or Black anodised.

Silver or Black anodised.

Audio Formats

FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG

FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG

Resolution

Up to 24-bit 192 kHz

Up to 24-bit 192 kHz

Inputs

Klimax DSM
Ethernet x 1
HDMI x 3
Toslink x 2
SPDIF x 1
Balanced XLR x 1
RCA Phono No
Klimax DS
Ethernet x 1
HDMI No
Toslink No
SPDIF No
Balanced XLR No
RCA Phono No

Outputs

Klimax DSM
Exakt Link x 2
HDMI x 1
RCA Phono x 1
Balanced XLR x 1
Klimax DS
Exakt Link x 2
HDMI No
RCA Phono x 1
Balanced XLR x 1

HDMI Spec

HDMI 2.0 — Supports: 4K resolution @ 60 Hz 4:4:4; HDCP 2.2; HDR; ARC; CEC

None

Dimensions

Klimax DSM
Width 350 mm
Height 61 mm
Depth 355 mm
Klimax DS
Width 350 mm
Height 60 mm
Depth 355 mm

Weight

8.6 Kg

8.6 Kg