Glossary of Linn terms

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A

Aktiv
Speaker crossover type. Alternatives available from Linn Products are Passive and Exakt.
AUSKERRY
The first in-built major Operating System/Firmware software version for Linn DS players.

B

Bi-Amp
These are two amplifiers per loudspeaker. Each power amplifier drives an independent speaker drive unit within the loudspeaker. This will allow the amplifier to output to the drive unit without any interference from any other speaker. You must make sure that loudspeaker bridgeing strips are removed.
Bi-Wire
A single amplfier will output to the loudspeaker using 2 cables. This will reduce audio distortion that can be caused by the loudspeaker cable resistance/impedance. You must make sure that loudspeaker bridgeing strips are removed.
BUTE
The second major in-built Operating System/Firmware software version for Linn DS players.

C

CARA
The third major in-built Operating System/Firmware software version for Linn DS players.
CHAKRA
This is a Class of power Amplfier. More information HERE
Class A-B
This is a Class of power Amplfier. More information HERE
Class D
This is a Class of power Amplfier. More information |HERE

D

Davaar
The fourth and current major inbuilt Operating System/Firmware software version installed in your Linn DS/DSM. This includes features of Multi-room audio and Exakt Technology


Digital Volume control
The volume is controlled in one processes wtih Space Optimisation
Drive unit
This is a speaker drive unit within a loudspeaker. This can be a "Woofer"/Bass, Mid or treble/tweeter speaker within the loudspeaker cabinet.
DS/DSM
This reference to the general products type of DS or DSM.
Linn DS: This is a Media renderer or media player.
Linn DSM: This is a Linn DS with the addition of Multimedia inputs. Typically HDMI, Analogue, Toslink and SPDIF input(s)
The Linn is normally replaced with its family name, e.g.Klimax, Akurate..


E

EXAKT
Exakt Technology is the Linn technology for digital audio transfer between Linn products. This allow music to be transported with no loss in quality to loudspeakers, Digital to audio convertors and from analogue sources, such as Urika-II
EXAKTBOX
This is an electronic crossover that provides Line-Level, (RCA 2V RMS), audio channels to directly drive loudspeaker drive units bypassing their internal crossover.
Recent software update allows to be used in Surround channel line-level feed to directly supply Surround Audio channels.
EXAKTBOX-I
Same as Exaktbox above, but also has Power Amplfier outputs.
EXAKT-ONLY
This describes products WITHOUT any analogue audio outputs. The only outputs are EXAKT-LINK and digital outputs e.g.Akurate System Hub and Klimax Exakt DSM.
EXAKT-LINK
Exakt link transport is the data cable that feeds the digital audio between Linn products. T


F

FALLBACK
FALLBACK is the state of a Linn DS/DSM when it is waiting/in process of doing a software update.


Firmware
Firmware is the operating system of a product.

G

H

HUB
This is the Hub for all inputs and output connections. Previous variations include Exakt DSM

I

Internet Radio
Also known as TuneIn Radio
ISOBARIK
The isobaric loading principle used by some Linn loudspeakers

J

K

Katalyst
This is the Technology used in the Katalyst DAC. More information can be found HERE
Kazoo control software
Linn DS/DSM control software to allow you to control the Linn DS from a PC, MacBook or Android/Apple tablet/phone.
Kazoo server
Kazoo Server is a UPnP Media Server to share music from your local collection and also works controlling Linn DS/DSM from Crestron and Control4
Kinsky control software
Kinsky is an earlier version of control software that was replaced by Kazoo
Kontrol
This is the Linn term for a Pre-amplifier.


L

Linn DS/DSM
This reference to the general products type of DS or DSM.
Linn DS: This is a Media renderer or media player.
Linn DSM: This is a Linn DS with the addition of Multimedia inputs. Typically HDMI, Analogue, Toslink and SPDIF input(s)
The Linn is normally replaced with its family name, e.g.Klimax, Akurate..

M

Media Server
A Media Server commonly known as a UPnP media server, shares Music using UPnP protocol
Manage systems
Manage Systems will allow you to change the configuration of the your Linn DS/DSM via a web-page
MM
Moving Magnet turntable cartridge
MC
Moving Coil turntable cartridge

N

Network Player
The name used in the configuration software to describe a Linn DS/DSM.

O

Open Source Software
OSS is software where the source code is publically available.

P

Playlist
This is the list of tracks that are queued for playback on Linn DS/DSM.
These tracks can be reselected/replayed by using the Linn DS/DSM front panel, Infra-red remote control & control software

Q

R

Ripping
Ripping is CD ripping. Extracting the digital audio from a CD and creating digital music files for each track.
REM 019
Linn Remote control
REM 020
Linn Remote control
REM 022
Linn Remote control

S

Series 5
Family name for 520 & 530 loudspeakers
Single wired
This is a single speaker cable going from one pair (positive & negative), of power amplifier to one pair of loudspeaker (Check Bi-wire, Bi-Amp, Tri-wire and Tri-wire....)
Songcast
Songcast is the sharing of the Music from one room to other rooms.
Space Optimisation
Here the Music not the room. Space Optimisation will process your room and remove the distortion, sometimes called "boominess" from your room.
System HUB
This is the System Hub for all inputs and output connections. Previous variations include Exakt DSM

T

Tri-Amp
These are three amplifiers per loudspeaker. Each power amplifier drives an independent speaker drive unit within the loudspeaker. This will allow the amplifier to output to the drive unit without any interference from any other speaker. You must make sure that loudspeaker bridgeing strips are removed.
Tri-Wire
A single amplfier will output to the loudspeaker using 3pairs of cables. This will reduce audio distortion that can be caused by the loudspeaker cable resistance/impedance. You must make sure that loudspeaker bridgeing strips are removed.

U

Unity Gain
The term used in configuration software to turn OFF the voume control on an input. "What come in, goes out untouched". That is, any audio signal that comes in, is output with no volume control.

V

Volume offset
This allows different external inputs on the Linn DSM to have different volume levels. A CD player may sound quite loud, but when you change to a turntable this may seem quiet when the Linn DSM is has the same volume setting. Adjust the volume offset allow you to change the effective volume level by some many steps when this input is selected.

W

Wiring
Structured Wiring - preparing/future proofing your home wiring]

X

Y

Z

Zone volume
Used with Songcast. If you have a group of rooms the volume can be controlled as a zone/group, or a as a sub-zone - single room.