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Product info

  • Product Name: Selekt DSM
  • Date of Introduction: September 2018
  • Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier
  • Versions:
    • Selekt DSM with Line-level analogue outputs module (SK ALBB)
    • Selekt DSM with internal power ampliifer module (SK APBB)
    • Selekt DSM with KATALYST Line-level analogue outputs (SK ARBB)
    • Selekt DSM with KATALYST internal power ampliifer module (SK AGBB)
The version currently fitted can be checked HERE

Support

Linn Support Site

Latest software

Latest software releases

Latest Firmware releases

Manuals

Kazoo control User Guide

Remote Control manual

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright


Network Setup

DS Budget System Setup

DS Entry Level System Setup

DS High End System Setup

Front Panel

1. PIN BUTTONS - Personalised media selection Pins 1-6

Creation on PINS can be found in the Kazoo Manuals for
Windows 8/10,
MAC OSX 10.11+ ,
iPad/iPhone IOS 8+ and
Android 4.1+

2. CONTROL DIAL - Main control dial and switch interface

  • GO INTO SLEEP:
Press the dial CENTRE and continue to press the CENTRE (approx 2seconds) until the volume indicator dial starts to decrease.
  • BRING OUT OF SLEEP:
Press any of the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT or CENTRE of the dial.
  • SOURCE SELECT
  1. Press the dial DOWN to list the inputs available menu
  2. Scroll UP/DOWN the selection.
  3. Press RIGHT to select source or LEFT to cancel selection menu
  • PLAY/STOP/PAUSE
A quick press of the dial CENTRE will toggle between PLAY and STOP/PAUSE
(Radio-PLAY/STOP, Playlist-PLAY-PAUSE).
  • TRACK/PRESET PREV/NEXT
A quick press of the dial LEFT/RIGHT jump to Playlist tracks or Radio stations.
  • Volume
Rotate dial clockwise to increase volume, anti-clockwise to reduce volume. The dial indicators will tell you the present volume.


SELEKT INFORMATION
  • Software version
  1. With the Selekt DSM out of Sleep mode
  2. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
  3. Scroll UP/DOWN to highlight "Software Update"
  4. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Service menu
  • Selekt "Properties" (Room name, device name, IP address etc)
  1. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
  2. Scroll DOWN to highlight "Properties"
  3. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Service menu

Note: Cancel any previous menus by pressing LEFT key.


Back Panel Connections

Selekt DSM

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming).
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network. (100base-T)
  4. HDMI ARC (HDMI)5 - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  5. USB - To connect to a PC/MAC for USB Audio playback
  6. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink)5 - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  7. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCAline level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUTS/OUTPUT (Spdif)5 - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUTS(RCA, MM/MC)2 & 3 - To connect a turntable with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices
  11. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  12. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (XLR & RCA,variable level)4 - To connect to a power amplifier.
  13. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 RCA MM/MC:

MM input impedance 47k, 100pf
MM max voltage (1kHz): 67mV rms.
MC input impedance 100Ω 470p
MC max voltage (1kHz): 5.5mV rms

4 Analogue Output:

RCA - 2V rms, 300Ω
XLR - 4V rms, 600Ω

5 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Selekt DSM with integrated amplifier

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming).
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network. (100Base-T)
  4. HDMI ARC (HDMI)5 - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  5. USB - To connect to a PC/MAC for USB Audio playback
  6. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink)5 - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  7. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCAline level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUTS/OUPUT (Spdif)5 - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA, MM/MC)2 & 3 - To connect a turntable with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II)
  11. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  12. POWER AMPLIFIER OUTPUTS6 & 7 - To connect directly to a pair of loudspeakers.
  13. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, 10kΩ impedance
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 RCA MM/MC:

MM input impedance 47k, 100pf
MM max voltage (1kHz): 67mV rms.
MC input impedance 100Ω 470p
MC max voltage (1kHz): 5.5mV rms

5 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
6 Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
7 Power Amplifier outputs: Max 100W/4Ω, 50W/8Ω per channel

Installation

Please read the following carefully before installing the unit in your system – your unit may need to be reconfigured by your Linn retailer.

For further assistance, try our customer support pages .

Exakt options

Exakt usage with the Selekt DSM can be found in Akurate_Exakt_System

FAQ's

General operation

How do I find out if my Selekt module(s) have a KATALYST DAC?
Open the KONFIG app:
  1. Select you Linn Selekt DSM,
  2. Click in the "Speakers" tab
  3. Click on the image:IntegrateQuestion.jpg‎ beside the "integrated" text.
This will show the board information with DAC type and the module type in that slot. As well as the software versions & compilers used within this module:
I have put two or three cartridges in my Selekt DSM and it doesn't work
The initial releases the Selekt DSM firmware are only designed to work with one cartridge in slot-1,(closest to the corner). If you add more cartridges (from another Selekt DSM..), or move the cartridge to a different slot then the Selekt will probably not work.

The solution is leave the Selekt DSM as it is until the firmware within the Selekt DSM is available to support these changes.


Music formats

Can the Selekt DSM play DSD music?
  • On initial release with Davaar firmware 65 DSD playback is unsupported. However later versions of Davaar firmware (Davaar 66 onwards, Nov 2018) does support DSD playback.
  • All four playback modules (Line-level/Power Amplifier, Katalyst/non-Katalyst) will support DSD playback with Davaar66+ firmware
  • USB playback is limited to PCM due to PC/MAC operating system transport.


Inputs/Outputs

Can I have both a Line level and Power amplifier module in the Linn Selekt?
No, this is not a currently supported configuration.


If I play a turntable (MM or MC) why do I see "192kHz 24bit PCM" on display ?
All audio that is passed through the Selekt DSM is digitised to allow for Space Optimisation, Soncast to another Linn DS/DSM, Exakt transmission to speaker etc. The 192kHz, 24bit is the sample rate and bit rate used to convert this into the digital domain.
Note: 192K/24bit is the highest quality audio that the Linn DS/DSM supports.
Can I plug a USB stick into the USB socket of the Selekt DSM
No, this is only as another streaming source input.
Connect this USB socket into a Windows7,8,10 PC or MAC and be a Sound card for these computers.
The Selekt DSM is a USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 192k.
How can I play my Computer Music on the Selekt DSM?
You can connect the Linn Selekt USB socket, (USB Type-B) to connect to your PC/MAC USB socket. You can then set you Sound card to output to the Selekt DSM.
On the Selekt DSM select the "USB" input. On the PC/MAC click on the Volume icon on the notification bar and select Linn DSM. The audio from your PC/MAC is now directed to the Selekt DSM as a USB Audio Class 2 endpoint


You have two volume controls for this input: one on the PC/MAC and the other on the Linn Selekt DSM. We would advice leaving the PC/MAC volume at 100% and only adjust the Selekt DSM volume. This will stop any surprises when you change the Selekt DSM to another input such as Radio and suddenly get an extremely loud radio station!.


Is there a DIGITAL/SPDIF output?
Yes, one of the SPDIF inputs can be configured as a DIGITAL output. This will only be implemented in a later Davaar firmware.


My Selekt power amplifier is not working?
If you have the Volume control disabled in Konfig or Manage systems, then this will disable the power amplifier on the Selekt DSM.


Selekt display questions

My Selekt DSM has a RED Linn symbol on the dial, what does this mean?
If you do not have a live network/LAN connection on the Selekt DSM the Linn symbol with go red.


If your network cable is plugged in and your network/LAN is alive then check that you have the network/LAN cable plugged into LAN socket (#3 on the back panel diagram) and NOT the Exakt socket (#10 back panel diagram).


After a live network/LAN connection is made then the dial LINN symbol will turn white after 5-10seconds.



Is it normal that the selekt DSM screen cannot always on, can I adjust this time?
We aimed for a display that was unobtrusive when idle. The display automatically activates, drawing the user's attention, when there is a change in DSM state to communicate. E.g. Changes to volume, source or track would all cause the display to activate. It is also possible to manually activate the display at any other time by pressing the 'i' (information) button on the handset or by moving towards the Linn DSM, activating its proximity sensor.

The selection of an OLED display helps enable the beautiful appearance of Selekt, where the entire front panel appears as a single uninterrupted expanse. Use of OLED technology does impose some restrictions on use however. Displays will very gradually fade while activated. If any static content is left visible on screen, such as the volume value or source name, this can burn into the display, leaving a shadow of that content constantly visible. Carefully designing a user experience that limits the time the display is active allows us to achieve a product that is beautiful on the day of purchase and remains beautiful while delivering an intuitive user experience over the long lifetime you'd expect from a Linn DSM.



What does the shimmering dial mean?

This is to show that the Sekrit DSM is starting up after a mains power on. It will typically do this for 30-45seconds, but if the Linn Selekt DSM is doing a software update this may take a little longer.




IP Network

How do I find the IP address of my Selekt DSM?
When the front panel display is asleep, looking on the top of the Selekt DSM:
  1. Press the UPPER part of the dial. The front panel display will now show System options.
  2. Press the LOWER part of the dial to highlight "PROPERTIES"
  3. Press the RIGHT part of the dial to select this option.
This Selekt display will now show the Selekt Properties and IP Address.
The above action can also be performed using the Linn IR handset joystick controls.



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