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Getting Started

Product info

  • Product Name: Sneaky DSM
  • Date of Introduction: February 2013
  • Type: Integrated digital music player, pre-amplifier, and power amplifier
  • Dimensions: 350 mm (width) x 54.5 mm (height) x 215 mm (depth)


Linn Support Site

Latest software

Latest software releases

Open source software


Konfig manual

Kinsky Desktop manual

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

DSM Remote control manual

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Audio Latency

DSM Audio Latencies Explained

Network Setup

DS Budget System Setup

DS Entry Level System Setup

DS High End System Setup

Back Panel Connections

  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.
  4. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with HDMI inputs.
  5. HDMI INPUTS (3) - To connect sources with HDMI outputs.
  6. ANALOGUE OUTPUT (RCA, variable/fixed level) - To connect to subwoofer or external power amplifier (or pre amplifier when internal volume control is disabled, this will also disable the internal Power amplifier/speaker outputs) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.
  7. DIGITAL INPUT (Toslink) - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUT (Spdif) - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUT (line level) - To connect a turntable or line level source with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  10. SPEAKER OUTPUTS - To connect to loudspeakers, Neutrik 4 pole connector

Front Panel Connections

  1. Front Slot - contains the IR sensor and the Standby LED






Slow Flash

Fast Flash

Device in standby Device active (will also pulse on IR command received) Searching for IP address (boot) Fallback (reprogramme)

Speaker Wiring

The Sneaky DSM has 4 DAC channels and 4 Power Amplifiers. These amplifiers can be configured in stereo mode or bi-amped mode (via Konfig). All speaker outputs (and Analogue Output) share the same common Volume control.

Connections to the speakers are made via Neutrik Speakon connectors, NL4FX. Neutrik Speakon Assembly Instructions

The stereo mode is best suited to connecting to passive one-way speakers. Power output is 33W/channel (2 x 33).

1+ -> Speaker +
1- -> Speaker -
2+ -> Not Connected
2- -> Not Connected

The bi-amped mode is best suited to connecting to passive two-way speakers. Power output is 33W/channel (4 x 33).

1+ -> Speaker 1+
1- -> Speaker 1-
2+ -> Speaker 2+
2- -> Speaker 2-

Differences between Sneaky DSM and Sekrit DSM

Check FAQ's


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 or the Linn Forum.