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1973
Sondek LP12 turntable starts production and Linn is born
1974
Isobarik loudspeakers, our first 'Aktiv' speaker system
1975
New product research and development continues
1976
Further improvements made to Isobarik loudspeakers
1977
Linn starts exporting worldwide
1978
Asak, our first moving-coil cartridge
1979
Ittok LVII, our first direct coupled tonearm; Kan bookshelf speakers
1980
Basik moving magnet cartridge
1981
Nirvana kit upgrade for Sondek LP12
1982
Valhalla power supply for Sondek LP12
1983
Karma MC cartridge for Sondek LP12
1984
Axis turntable
1985
LK1 & LK2 pre- & power amplifiers complete the offering across the full hifi chain
1986
Troika metal-bodied cartridge with a triple-point mounting
1987
Nexus speakers, floorstanding & stand mounted
1988
Ekos tonearm, developed and built in Glasgow, sets a new benchmark
1989
Akito tonearm first launched and still in production today
1990
Lingo, our first external power supply for Sondek LP12
1991
Kremlin FM Tuner, Kairn pre-amplifier & Keltik loudpspeakers
1992
Keilidh loudspeakers; Karik / Numerik CD player, incorporating Linn's first DAC architecture
1993
Klout power amplifier upgraded with the brilliant switch-mode power supply, along with all Linn products
1994
Knekt - an advanced multiroom audio system and the first to allow multi-user operation
1995
AV51 system launched, pioneering the emerging world of multi-channel audio & video
1996
AV5103, the first specialist multi-channel processor
1997
Sondek CD12 sets a new benchmark in CD player performance and build standards
1998
Classik, our first integrated product, combining CD player, pre- and power amp in one box
1999
Klimax 500 Solo power amplifier sets a new standard in audio performance
2000
Kaber Aktiv Tunebox crossover launched to make Kaber speakers Aktiv
2001
Kivor, the world’s first full bandwidth music server capable of ripping, storing and streaming CDs losslessly
2002
Komri loudspeakers, introducing a new array technology
2003
Unidisk universal disc player for all competing disc formats
2004
Chakra, groundbreaking power amplification technology
2005
Artikulat 350A, our first fully-integrated Aktiv loudspeaker, later upgraded and renamed Klimax 350A
2006
Ekos SE tonearm and Keel sub-chassis launched for Sondek LP12
2007
Klimax DS, the first specialist network music player
2008
Klimax loudspeakers introduced, significantly outperforming Artikulat predecessors
2009
Radikal power supply & Urika internal phono stage launched for Sondek LP12
2010
Majik DS-I, the first Linn DS player to combine a pre- and power amplifier in one box
2011
Linn DSM players launched to combine source and pre-amplifier in one box
2012
Akubarik 5-way integrated Aktiv loudspeaker development nears completion
2013
Exakt technology launched in Klimax 350 speakers, creating the most direct connection between the listener & artist
2014
Akudorik system featuring Exakt technology & Akurate Exaktbox launched
2015
Krystal MC cartridge introduced, applying design principles from flagship Kandid cartridge
2016
Katalyst, our 4th generation DAC technology, first introduced in Klimax DS & DSM players
2017
Katalyst added to Klimax 350, Akubarik and Akudorik speakers
2018
Urika II and new Lingo launched and Katalyst added to Akurate range