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Product info

  • Product Name: 520
  • Date of Introduction: September 2015
  • Type: Customisable floorstanding speaker system with Exakt technology and Akurate Electronics



Safety Information

Warranty Terms & Conditions

Linn Support Site


We recommend that your Series 5 loudspeakers are unpacked, installed and adjusted by an authorised Linn retailer. To get the best from your Series 5 loudspeakers, it is important that they are positioned and levelled correctly.

As this is an Exakt speaker, the initial setup must be performed with a Local Area Network that has Internet access. Otherwise, Konfig cannot set the speaker channel and Space Optimisation of these products


IMPORTANT: The Series-5 speakers are heavy; take great care when moving them.
When unpacking, lifting or moving them, we recommend using two people to avoid personal injury.


  • Do not lift your Series 5 speaker using the amplifier module, this will cause damage to your loudspeaker.
  • Do not lay the loudspeakers on their front face or the amplifier on the rear as this will damage the loudspeaker.
  • We recommend that you retain the packaging in case you need to transport your loudspeaker(s) at a later date.
  • Loudspeakers are packed individually, with a separate package containing both speaker stands.
  • Take care when unpacking to avoid damage to the cabinets.

Move the (boxed) loudspeaker to an uncluttered, flat area adjacent to its eventual position (this will avoid any excessive moving and carrying of unpacked loudspeakers).

Stand the loudspeaker box on its base.

Remove the plastic clips holding the box together (four from the base and one from the sleeve).

Remove the cardboard sleeve by lifting it straight up until it clears the top of the cabinet

Place soft material on the floor to protect the loudspeaker and turn the 520 speaker upside down.

Remove the bottom end caps to allow the spikes and Anti-tilt bar (520 only) to be fitted (see below).


Once the spikes have been fitted, carefully rotate the speaker onto the stand. ALWAYS LIFT BY THE METAL BASE NOT BY THE GLASS PANEL


Remove the transit screw from the power module…

Series5 Transit screw.jpg

Fitting fabrics

For a video of what to do check: www.linn.co.uk/guide

  • Lift the cardboard former from the fabric, taking care to clear the array trim
  • Position the array trim to the bottom of the speaker drive unit and pivot on to the speaker to snap into place.
  • HOLD THE FABRIC IN PLACE around the speaker drive units whilst pulling the fabric over the speaker.

  • Pull the fabric down and attach to the Velcro on the lower section of the speaker
  • Fully close the zip
  • On the top of the speaker, press the fabric into the corners and fit the top plate

Removing the fabric


Finding Fabrik number

Fabrik px440.jpg

Setting up your Linn DS system in Konfig will ask for the Fabrik number of your 520/530 speaker.
This can be found on the inside of the zip of the Fabrik cover

Example: Harris Tweed - FABRIK4

The complete Linn Fabrik range is available to view on the Linn website

Repacking products

The reverse of unpacking making sure the following has been actioned:

  • Remove and pack Glass lid
  • Remove and pack Fabrik into a shipping box
  • Fit the transit screw to the speaker and tighten to a maximum of 0.5Nm
  • Re-bag in protection bag
  • Fit Velcro packing band around the middle of the speaker
  • Re-box


As with any stereo loudspeaker, there are some fundamental principles which should be observed to get the best sound from your loudspeakers.

  • The loudspeakers should be placed at an equal distance from the wall behind the loudspeakers.
  • The speakers should be a similar (not the same) distance from the walls to the outside of each loudspeaker.
  • Any toe-in applied should be the same for each loudspeaker.
  • The loudspeakers should be level with all four spikes in contact with the floor. Use Linn Skeets for hard floors.

For further assistance, try our customer support pages


Lower Back Panel


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. EXAKT LINK - From Exakt Master OR from an Exakt Slave connected to the Exakt master
  3. EXAKT LINK - To Exakt Slave product
  4. FALLBACK - Primarily for Linn service use only, to put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).

EXAKT LINK connection

Check HERE for information of Exakt link connection



Series5 Exakt Link Leds.jpg





Flash / Blink

0 Master Port No Link Link Discovered Link Activity
1 Audio Clock No Clock Clock locked Clock not locked
2 Slave Port No Link Link Enabled Link Activity
3 Software Status Not Configured Running Hardware Fault

Back Panel


Speaker status LED 2





OFF OFF OFF No Power (Speaker OFF)
ON OFF OFF No Mains Power (Speaker trying to switch ON)
OFF OFF ON Active (Speaker ON)
OFF ON OFF Standby (Not implemented)
OFF ON ON Invalid state
OFF OFF Slow flash Discovering
OFF OFF Fast flash Configuring
OFF Fast flash OFF Hardware fault
OFF Slow Alternating flash Slow Alternating flash Fallback mode
OFF Fast Alternating flash Fast Alternating flash Reflashing

Technical Specifications

Linn Series 5-520

  • Product Name: 520
  • Date of Introduction: September 2015
  • Type: Customisable floorstanding speaker system with Exakt technology and Akurate Electronics
(H) 892 mm x (W) 224 mm x (D) 218 mm
(H) 35.1 inches x (W) 8.9 inches x (D) 8.6 inches
19 kg / 29 lb
Mains supply voltage (auto ranging)
90–135 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
180–265 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
Drive Units
Tweeter: Silk dome with anti-resonant chamber
Midrange: Doped 2-layer sliced
Operating volume
20 litres
1off Exakt IN
1off Exakt OUT
108 dB continuous
Frequency response
48 Hz to >22 kHz +/- 3 dB