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Introduction

The Linn Manage systems will allow you to setup and re-Konfigure you Linn DS/DSM from a webpage. This can work in conjunction with the Linn Konfig app with the exception of Space Optimisation.

The options are only a summary what MAY be available on your Linn DS/DSM. (Due to software improvements and hardware improvements these may change at any time.)

Installation

Linn Account creation and adding/removing Linn DS/DSM from your account

The Linn Account Manage system requires your Linn DS/DSM to be attached to a “Linn Account”. You can do this by using the Kazoo App:

  1. Go into the latest version of Kazoo and select Settings
  2. Select the Linn Account tab
  3. If you do not have a Linn Account then you can instantly register for one.
  4. After registration and Log-in you will see the Linn DS players on your network. ADD or REMOVE the Linn DS/DSM players from your Linn account.


Accessing the Linn DS/DSM in your account

After adding the Linn DS/DSM players to your Linn Account:

  1. go to www.Linn.co.uk
  2. Select the Full Menu (top right) and go down to “My Account”
  3. Within the “My Account” select Manage systems.
    1. This will enter you into the System management page and “Edit Settings” or your Linn DS/DSM
    2. If you have just registered and added these to your Account it may take a couple of minutes to show you Linn DS/DSM setup. If nothing changes then try refreshing your web-browser page, (typically function key F5 or CTRL-F5 in the browser).
    3. The Space tab will not appear until you have assigned speakers to your Linn DS/DSM in the “GENERAL” tab. Note: currently Exakt systems are not currently supported by this page and you cannot assign Exakt speaker in setup.
  4. with the speakers setup you will now be able to create/update/delete/rename your Space Optimisation settings created by this application.

Operation

When you first open the Manage systems page you will be give a list of Rooms assigned to your account.

Click on EDIT SETTINGS or the room picture to Konfigure this room.

If the Linn DS has mains power and has internet access then this Linn DS/DSM will be shown "Status: Online"











GENERAL

  • System Name to change Room name

DEVICES

  • Network Player: to get the details of your Linn DS/DSM Model name, Serial number, MAC Address, Software version (also known as Firmware) & BOARDS. (These are the circuit boards and their identification numbers.)
  • Speaker: to add/remove your speaker definition.
    (You will need to REMOVE your existing speakers first before you can change these to a different speaker


START-UP MODE
A number of different settings can be applied to customise the way your device starts up

  • Startup Mode: normally your device will power up in Sleep (aka standby). Select Active to skip sleep mode and go straight to playback mode on power up
  • Auto Play: normally you must press play to start playing audio. Change this setting to On to make your device play audio immediately when a source is selected (only relevant to Playlist, Radio, and Songcast)
  • Startup Source: normally your device will startup on the last source you were listening to. You can change this setting to make sure the device starts up on a specific source instead






SPACE

This tab will only appear if you have speakers assigned in the GENERAL tab.

Detail of how to use this is covered with Linn Account Space Optimisation User Guide in this section



DISPLAY

The options are only a review what MAY be available on your Linn DS/DSM.


  • Brightness: If Auto-Brightness is turned off then this will allow you to set the brightness of the Linn DS/DSM display.
  • Auto-Brightness: Enabled will allow the Linn DS/DSM detect the external brightness via it front panel sensor and adjust the display brightness accordingly.


  • Scroll Text: When enabled this will scroll the text on the front panel when media changes.
  • Sleep Mode: Put the display to sleep if there are no display updates after certain amount of time.
  • Front Panel Buttons: This will stop ALL front panel buttons working, including SLEEP. This is to stop kids from playing with tbe buttons and turning up your volume when you are not there.

SOURCES

This section will allow to rename the inputs and make the inputs invisible. These Source are dependant on the model of Linn DS/DSM.

Click on the image:LAMS_Sources_Visible_tab.jpg‎ icon to make the input invisible from the front panel selection and the Kazoo app.

On sources with the image:LAMS_Sources_Expand.jpg icon click on this to expand the settings.
Some of these settings cane be:

  • Unity Gain: Turn OFF the volume control on this input.
  • Volume Offset: this to raise or lower the comparative volume level on this input compared to other inputs. E.g. an LP12 may require a +5dB offset, but CD player may be -8db
  • INPUT LEVEL: to define the incoming source input level.
  • Digitise: When enabled this source is Space optimised and shared to other Rooms with Songcast. Otherwise no digital processing is carried out.
  • Delay mode: to define the Songcast delays to other rooms.


MUSIC

This section is to define the desired audio quality from the streaming services. (Internet radio streams).

Spotify Audio Quality

Within the Konfig app and Linn Account Manage systems section you can change the audio quality of Spotify.


Options available are: You can adjust these settings to control the quality of your incoming stream if you have internet issues. If any of these settings are changed then the next Spotify track played will be at the newly selected streaming rate.

  • Low(96 kbit/s)
  • Medium(160 kbit/s)
  • High (320kbit/s)
Note: The highest streaming can also be controlled by your Spotify subscription and will limit you on the free service.


  • Songcast Sync: Due to the response timing required by Spotify, Linn DS sharing this Spotify to other rooms via Songcast may not be in perfect sync with this Spotify receiving room. Switch this ON put all Songcast rooms in sync with the Spotify room.





Tidal Audio Quality

Within the Konfig app and Linn Account Manage systems section you can change the audio quality of Tidal.

Options available are:

  • Enabled: To make this Tidal input visible/invisible in Kazoo.


You can adjust these settings to control the quality of your incoming stream if you have internet issues. If any of these settings are changed then the next Tidal track played will be at the newly selected streaming rate.

  • Low(96 kbit/s)
  • High(320 kbit/s)
  • Lossless (CD quality)
Note: The highest streaming can also be controlled by your Tidal subscription and may only limit you to HIGH(320 kbit/s) on the standard service.





Qobuz Audio Quality

Within the Konfig app and Linn Account Manage systems section you can change the audio quality of Qobuz.

Options available are:

  • Enabled: To make this Qobuz stream visible/invisible in Kazoo.


You can adjust these settings to control the quality of your incoming stream if you have internet issues. If any of these settings are changed then the next Qobuz track played will be at the newly selected streaming rate.

  • Low(320 kbit/s)
  • Lossless(44.1 kHz kbit/s)
  • Lossless(96 kHz kbit/s)
  • Lossless(192 kHz kbit/s)
Note: The highest streaming can also be controlled by your Qobuz subscription and may only limit you to HIGH(320 kbit/s) on the premium service.





TUNEIN RADIO

  • Scroll to TuneIn Radio
  • Enabled this service
  • Enter/rename your TuneIn Username into the "TuneIn Username" field.




CALM RADIO

Switch this ON to enable Calm Radio

OUTPUTS

The options are only a review what MAY be available on your Linn DS/DSM.

DIGITAL OUTPUT MODE
This refers to the Digital output (if fitted/enabled) what outgoing sample rate will be. There is NO volume control on this output.

  • Raw: Digital output is the original bit rate.
  • 88/96kHz: Digital output is the either 88.2k or 96k.
  • 176/192kHz:Digital output is the either 176/2k or 192k.
  • Disabled: No Digital output.

Analogue output
When Exakt speakers are setup on this Exakt DSM then the analogue output is disabled as this audio will NOT be in sync with the Exakt audio. If you want to have both analogue and Exakr front L/R outputs this must be enabled. (Default: DISABLED)

VOLUME

The options are only a review what MAY be available on your Linn DS/DSM.



  • Volume Control: To enable/disable the volume control on ALL inputs. This will also disable your Exakt speakers.



  • Startup Volume(dB): Volume settings when you bring the Linn DS/DSM out od Sleep/Standby.
  • Balance: Left/right balance setting



  • Max Volume(%): The highest volume level the user can go to.

Note: Volume 80 is unity gain, (what comes in goes out) any higher volume may distort the audio.

HEADPHONES This can make your headphone output quieter or louder for that volume setting. This can be adjusted so that with quiet headphones if you unplug them the speaker volume is not too loud at the same volume setting.

LOWER ANALOG OUTPUT This is done to provide a finer volume control. That is, the audio output is attenuated but you will have a smaller change in audio volume for each step in the Volume control.





PRIVACY

Send Anonymous Usage Stats Enable to allow your Linn DS/DSM to send usage data to Linn. This will help us decide where to allocate time for new features or improvements.

NOTE: No personal information is sent to Linn as a result of this option being checked.

Send Crash Reports Enable to allow your Linn DS/DSM to send crash data to Linn in the event of a failure. This will help us in diagnosing and fixing existing issues. This is used by the Linn Helpline and Service department to check and what has caused the Linn DS/DSM to reboot itself.

If you select No this makes it more difficult to help diagnose remotely what has happened to your product.

NOTE: No personal information is sent to Linn as a result of this option being checked.

REMOTE CONTROL

BUTTONS This is for use with the REM020 Remote control and select which button on this remote control will select which source.


ACCEPTED COMMANDS The Linn DS/DSM use Philips RC5 remote control protocol. This will mean that some other manufacturers remote control may also control the Linn DS/DSM. This option will tell the Linn DS/DSM what commands to accept.


HDMI

The options are only a review what MAY be available on your Linn DS/DSM.

"HDMI 1.4" Products

HDMI

  • Totally disable HDMI sockets from operation


Pass-Through (Sleep)

  • When the Linn DSM is in Sleep mode the last HDMI audio/video is passed through to TV/Projector.


"HDMI 2.0"/"ARC only" Products

Turn HDMI Off in Sleep

  • When enabled this will stop HDMI connection to the TV/Projector when the Linn DSM in in Sleep.


CEC

  • Enable Consumer Electronics Control of the Linn DSM


CEC Source Select

  • Enable to auto switch to TV ARC connection if CEC commands are available.




ADVANCED

The options are only a review what MAY be available on your Linn DS/DSM.



  • Video Sync Delay(ms): When a source/input has "Video Sync" delay this is the delay used. This can also be adjusted by the IR handset.

REAR LEDS

  • Ethernet LEDs: When disabled these ethernet sockets will turn OFF after intial boot-up/power ON.
  • Exakt LEDs: When disabled these Exakt sockets on the rear of the Linn DS/DSM will turn OFF after intial boot-up/power ON.

SONGCAST

  • Songcast: Turned OFF the Linn DS/DSM will no longer share its Music to other Rooms.

Protocol

  • Multicast: This is a network dependant setting and should only be changed if the network/LAN can support this.
  • Unicast': Default setting. This allows this Linn DS/DSM audio to be shared with up to FIVE Songcast rooms.
  • Songcast Port: This should NOT be adjusted and only used for reference to network used.

REMOVE MUSIC SYSTEM

This will remove the Linn DS/DSM from your Linn Account and allow to be attached to another Linn Account.

DEVELOPER

Ignore this section, this is for software development.

FAQ's

My Linn DS/DSM will only shows offline even though it is power on

This can be caused by a loss of internet access on the Linn DS/DSM.
Try the following:

  1. Power cycle the Linn DS/DSM. That is, remove mains power from the Linn DS/DSM for a minimum of 30seconds and reapply mains.
  2. Wait for approx 5minutes for the Linn DS/DSM to power on and do house-keeping.
  3. On the manage systems web-browser press F5 ot SHFT-F5 to refresh screen.


I cannot set up my Exakt speakers here

Currently Exakt speaker configuration is only possible with Konfig.


How do I remove a Linn DS/DSM from my Linn Account

There are THREE ways to do this:
1. If you are on the same network as the Linn DS/DSM then:

a) go into Kazoo Settings > Linn Account and log in to the Linn Account that currently has the Linn DS/DSM
b) This will give a list of Linn DS/DSM on this network and REMOVE the required Linn DS/DSM.
c) Complete


2. If you do not have access the Linn Account that the Linn DS/DSM is linked to:

a) Open Konfig
b) Goto the ADVANCED tab
c) Select the Linn DS/DSM to be unlinked from the Linn Account and hit the <RESTORE>. This will do a factory reset on the Linn DS/DSM and remove this from the Linn Account.


3. If the Linn DS powered off and is on your Linn Account and you want unlink it from your Account:

a) Open Manage account
b) Select the Linn DS/DSM you want to remove. If the room is OFF (that is, no mains power), the web-page will state that the Room is offline. This page will also give you the option to REMOVE MUSIC ROOM. Select this option to unlink this Linn DS/DSM from your Linn Account.


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