Integrated Phono Stage
When shipped, LINE INPUT 4 / PHONO of the Majik DS-I and LINE INPUT 6 / PHONO of the Majik -I is factory-set to operate as an MM phono stage.
If you require the input to operate in line-level mode, this requires an internal hardware reconfiguration, which must be carried out by an authorised Linn retailer.
If you require the input to operate in moving-coil (MC) mode, this requires an MC Upgrade Kit (available from your Linn retailer) and an internal hardware reconfiguration, which must be carried out by an authorised Linn retailer.
If you wish to know the current configuration of input, this can be viewed in the Majik-I's setup menus or Majik DS-I's product Portal web-page.
Dismantling or adjustment by persons other than Linn appointed personnel could invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
Unlike line-level inputs, phono stages require to amplify extremely small signal levels, so if they are not treated with great care they can be susceptible to noise and signal degradation. Linn have therefore designed the phono stage as a hard-wired circuit, rather than a switchable or software configurable adjustment.
This has been done in order to optimise audio performance and remove components such as switches, which could potentially degrade the signal in this most precise of circuits. ‘Moving-magnet’ and ‘moving-coil’ are the two types of phono cartridge available. If you have a turntable and are not sure which type of cartridge you have, consult the cartridge packaging, its manufacturer’s published information or the retailer from whom it was purchased. ‘Line-level’ inputs are for connection of line-level (fixed volume) products such as CD players, radio tuners, DVD players, video recorders, etc.