Klimax Solo Silver Front WR Klimax Solo Black Front WR
Silver Anodised

Defying conventional thinking, Linn ditched the bulk and inefficiency of traditional amps in favour of a fresh approach when we developed this compact monoblock amplifier — and over two decades of further development have maintained Klimax Solo 500’s enduring popularity.

The discrete bipolar design is unique to Solo 500, and uses Linn's Dynamik switch mode power supply to deliver 500 W of effortless, instant power across the audible band.

Use a pair of Solos for a passive stereo set-up, and add more to multi-amp your speakers or upgrade to a fully Aktiv or Exakt set-up, in conjunction with Klimax Exaktbox.


Klimax Solo 500

Key features

  • Single channel power amp
  • 500 W output power (into 4 Ω)
  • Discrete bipolar design developed specifically for Klimax Solo 500
  • Dynamik Power Supply
  • Precision-engineered enclosure machined from solid aluminium
  • Separate 'rooms' for power and audio circuit boards provide electrical and mechanical isolation
  • Energy saving automatic signal-sensing circuitry
  • Fault detection and protection against excessive loads
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Klimax amps feature Dynamik Power Supply
Machined fins aid cooling
Machined casework acts as a heat exchanger

Chakra Technology

Patented amp technology combines the speed and precision of monolithic chip with the robustness and smoothness of bi-polar transistors.

Chakra constantly adapts by using a monolithic at low currents and bi-polar transistors at higher levels. It's a unique approach to transition between these technologies, guaranteeing precisely-controlled clean, silent power at all listening levels.

Powered by Linn Dynamik

We have been creating our own switch-mode power supplies for decades – to generate stable, low noise power in a compact, cool-running package. This electrical cleanliness is critical to amplifier performance.

Dynamik ensures superb isolation from mains-borne noise, formidable power and responsiveness; clearly outperforming bulky and noisy traditional power supplies.

Sound Sense

All Linn power amps are designed to be efficient even when not in use. Auto signal-sensing detects the presence of an audio signal and minimises power consumption by reverting to sleep mode when inactive, while fault detection and protection mechanisms help safeguard your system against short circuit or excessive load damage.

Klimax Solo 800

Superior-performance, reference mono amplifier

Up to 1.2kW of pure, unadulterated power that demonstrably outperforms its larger rivals.

Technical Specifications

Compact and efficient mono power amp

Number of Channels One
Max Output 500 W into 4 Ω
290 W into 8 Ω
Max Input 1000 W
Amp Technology Linn Bipolar
Power Supply Linn Dynamik Switch Mode
Inputs RCA phono (WBT) x1
Balanced XLR x1
Line Outputs RCA phono (WBT) x1
Speaker Outputs Banana/Binding posts (WBT) x2
Finishes Silver or Black anodised
Width 350 mm
Height 60 mm
Depth 355 mm
Weight 9 kg