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Linn Setup Guide:
How to set up the Linn Klimax DSM

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Contents


Product info

Product Name:

KLIMAX DSM/3

Date of Introduction: March 2021

Digital music player with Organik

Type:



Hardware Upgrades

Linn Surround Module for bitstream Surround sound decoding


Note: It should be noted that this upgrade information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what upgrades are available.


Initial Configuration

Considerations before installation, make sure that you have
  • A mains power socket
Stable mains supply
100-120V rms 50~60Hz,
220-240V rms 50~60Hz
  • An Ethernet/LAN connection to your broadband Router. (You may need to connect it to a wired network connection to allow setup and configuration. Then you can use the Wifi capabilities of your network to control and stream music to the Klimax DSM/3)
  • The HDMI connection from you TV is not too long and is the correct specification cables. Certifiied HDMI cables to ensure all HDMI capabilities
  • The product has adequate ventilation for operation.
  • Positioning Information



Hardware Upgrades

Linn Surround Module for bitstream Surround sound decoding


Note: It should be noted that this upgrade information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what upgrades are available.

Unpacking

  1. Remove the Klimax DSM from the packing and check you have all of the accessories.


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Wiring

BACKPANEL

Klimax DSM (AV variant)

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View Klimax DSM (AV) detail - 1,2,3,4.......
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T / 1000Base-T)
  3. USB-A socket: for Service Use only This socket does not accept USB sticks / USB-Drives
  4. FIBRE ETHERNET - SFP module socket to connect to a fibre network
  5. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  6. USB-B socket - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM USB Audio playback6
  7. OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT (TOSLINK)5 - To connect sources with TOSLINK (optical) digital outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT (SPDIF)5 - To connect sources with SPDIF(BNC) digital outputs or use as an SPDIF digital output.
  9. DIGITAL INPUT (SPDIF)5 - To connect sources with SPDIF(BNC) digital outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA-Line level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  12. BALANCED INPUTS'(XLR-Line level)1 & 2 -- To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  13. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  14. ANALOGUE OUTPUT (RCA,variable level)3 & 4 - To connect to a power amplifier, headphones etc..
  15. ANALOGUE OUTPUT (XLR,variable level)4 - To connect to a power amplifier, headphones etc...
  16. HDMI INPUTS' & HDMI OUTPUT with ARC/eARC (HDMI)7 - To connect sources with 1.4 & 2.07 HDMI output and TV with ARC capability.


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 RCA Output Audio Transformer option
4 Independently switchable allowing either RCA or XLR, RCA and XLR outputs. Check HERE
5 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
6 USB Supported Sample rates: 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k, 384k
7HDMI 2.0 Supports HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD. We recommend using Certifiied HDMI cables to ensure all HDMI capabilities




Klimax DSM (Music variant)

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View Klimax DSM (Music) detail - 1,2,3,4.......
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T / 1000Base-T)
  3. USB-A socket: for Service Use only This socket does not accept USB sticks / USB-Drives
  4. FIBRE ETHERNET - SFP module socket to connect to a fibre network
  5. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  6. USB-B socket - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM USB Audio playback6
  7. OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT (TOSLINK)5 - To connect sources with TOSLINK (optical) digital outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT (SPDIF)'5 - To connect sources with SPDIF(BNC) digital outputs or use as an SPDIF digital output.
  9. DIGITAL INPUTS (SPDIF)5 - To connect sources with SPDIF(BNC) digital outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA-Line level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  12. BALANCED INPUTS'(XLR-Line level)1 & 2 -- To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  13. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  14. ANALOGUE OUTPUT (RCA,variable level)3 & 4 - To connect to a power amplifier, headphones etc..
  15. ANALOGUE OUTPUT (XLR,variable level)4 - To connect to a power amplifier, headphones etc...



Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 RCA Output transformer option
4 Independently switchable allowing either RCA or XLR, RCA and XLR outputs. Check HERE
5 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
6 USB Supported Sample rates: 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k, 384k





Klimax DSM (Hub variant)

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View Klimax DSM (Hub) detail - 1,2,3,4.......
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T / 1000Base-T)
  3. USB-A socket: for Service Use only This socket does not accept USB sticks / USB-Drives
  4. FIBRE ETHERNET - SFP module socket to connect to a fibre network
  5. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  6. USB-B socket - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM USB Audio playback4
  7. OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT (TOSLINK)3 - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT (SPDIF)3 - To connect sources with SPDIF(BNC) digital outputs or use as a SPDIF digital output.
  9. DIGITAL INPUTS (SPDIF)3 - To connect sources with SPDIF(BNC) digital outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA-Line level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  12. BALANCED INPUTS'(XLR-Line level)1 & 2 -- To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  13. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
16 HDMI INPUTS' & HDMI OUTPUT with ARC/eARC (HDMI)5 - To connect sources with 1.4 & 2.05 HDMI output and TV with ARC capability.


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
4 USB Supported Sample rates: 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k, 384k
5 HDMI 2.0 Supports HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD. We recommend using Certifiied HDMI cables to ensure all HDMI capabilities






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Surround examples

7.1ch Surround using all Exakt loudspeakers and Exaktboxes

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7.1ch Surround using analogue output and Exakt productse

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More Surround options can be seen in the Surround section




Download App

Control of the Linn DS/DSM using a PC/MAC/Tablets & Phones

Initial installation

Linn App
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The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.

The name of this control App/software is Linn App

Linn App control App is available for
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.(IOS10 and above)
You can download the Apps from Apple iStore



Kazoo
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The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.

The name of this control App/software is KAZOO..

Kazoo control App/software is available for
  • Windows PC's,
  • MAC computers,
  • Android phones/tablets and
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.
You can download the Apps from: www.Linn.co.uk > Menu > The Linn control App - Kazoo



Using the Linn DS/DSM control software

For full operation of Kustom DSM you will need to use Linn App and/or Kazoo 4.13.64 >

As you can see from the above section there are multiple software/Apps for different control devices. Although Kazoo has the same style of control in each device, there are minor differences depending on what your control device is. This is why we have different Manuals.
These manuals should only be used as a basic guide for what the buttons can do. We would recommend just using the App/Software and only using the guide if you are having difficulty or want to see what more features are available.

These guides may show some features that are not available, or not have not be configured to work in your system. If you required more information then please contact your Retailer or Linn Support Site


iPad/iPhone Linn App
Windows Kazoo
MAC/MACBook Kazoo
up to Yosemite (OSX 10.10)]
El Capitan (10.11 >)


iPad/iPhone Kazoo


Android Kazoo

Setup and changes

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Bluetooth & Wifi

Bluetooth and Wifi features are available on Klimax DSM/3
Specs:

Wifi.png Wifi Specification
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PSK/CCMP 1-CH

[ 2.4G (b/g) & 5G (n) Standards]

Bluetooth-icon.pngBluetooth Specification
Series 3, Selekt DSM, Majik DSM (2020 variant) & Klimax DSM (2020 variant) implements Bluetooth v4.2
  • Audio is transferred using SBC encoding
  • This is not natively compatible with Googlecast.

Quick setup can be done using the Pin buttons or the Klimax dial

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Setting up Bluetooth using the Pin buttons

1. Select the Bluetooth menu on your device for pairing
2. Press and hold Pins 3 & 4 on the Klimax DSM until "Bluetooth: Pairing..." appears on the front panel display
3. Select the Klimax DSM from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your device for pairing




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Setting up Wifi using the Pin buttons

1. Press the WPS button on your internet router
2. Press and hold Pins 2 & 5 on the Klimax DSM until "WPS: Connecting..." appears on the front panel display
3. The Klimax DSM should now automatically connect to the Wifi network
  • Press and hold Pins 1, 2 & 5 to forget the Wifi network




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Setting up Bluetooth or Wifi using the Klimax dial

1. With the Klimax DSM out of Sleep mode
2. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
3. Scroll UP/DOWN to highlight "Connect"
4. Press RIGHT to select this menu
5. Scroll UP/DOWN to highlight the desired option and RIGHT to select
Wifi (WPS): put your router into WPS discovery mode for auto pairing of the Klimax DSM
WIfi (Reset): to clear any previous Wifi settings
Bluetooth Pair: configure you Bluetooth device for pairing before selecting
Press LEFT to cancel Service menu


Alternative Wifi Setup Method via Web Browser

1. With the Klimax DSM out of Sleep mode
2. Go to the Wireless settings on your device (e.g. iPad)
3. Find the Klimax DSM on the list of available networks. It will be called Klimax DSM - <serial number>
4. Select this as the wireless network
5. Now open a web browser on your device and type "https://setup.linn.co.uk" in the address bar
6. The Klimax DSM Wifi Setup page should now be displayed
7. Select the Wifi network you want to connect to
8. Enter the passkey for the Wifi network
9. Click on 'Set Network'




Wifi can also be setup using the Konfig App below

Konfig / Manage Systems

There are two ways to configure, (if required), your Linn DS/DSM player/Speakers etc:

1. Windows 10 PC or MAC OSX app called Konfig:
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This Konfig App can be downloaded from KONFIG App

This will allow to change the Room name, Kiko name, input name and other settings. This can be changes by yourself and/or your Linn Retailer.

Details of most of the options are listed in the Konfig Manual, this covers a lot of options




2. Web-browser App called Manage systems that can also be used on your Tablet:
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This does not have as many features as the Konfig App, above, but will allow you to do most of your changes.
Before you do anything you will need to have a Linn Account. This is a simple process and can only be performed using the Kazoo App.
Details on how to create your Linn Account and how to use Manage systems can be found in the Manage Systems page.



Space Optimisation

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for ALL Linn DS/DSM products
Linn Account Space Optimisation
Linn Account Space Optimisation
from Davaar64 =>
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Linn Konfig Space Optimisation
& Space Optimisation+

Linn Space Optimisation is currently configurable using either the Konfig app or the Linn Account Manage systems.

Click the above picture/icon for more information of that version of Space Optimisation.

More details of what Space Optimisation is can be found at www.Linn.co.uk

What is the difference between Space Optimisation & Space Optimisation+?

Space Optimisation is for NON-Exakt systems. This uses the direct analogue outputs of the Linn DS/DSM
Space Optimisation+ is for Exakt speaker. This is used for loudspeakers fed via the Exakt-link AND used with as a digital crossover. The "plus" is to signify the more detail that is capable within the Exakt system and Space Optimisation.

Is the Linn Account Manage systems only available for the new LInn DSM's

Both Applications can be used for ALL Linn Products.
The only limitation is that the Linn DS/DSM must have Davaar64 to run Linn Account Manage systems]

Why don't you use a Microphone in Space Optimisation?

Check this link for more detail.

Can I use "Linn Account Space Optimisation" with my Exakt system?

From November 2019 you can now use Linn Account Space Optimisation with Stereo and Surround Exakt systems.

What are the differences between the Konfig Space Optimisation and Linn Account Space Optimisation?

The differences are explained HERE




Analogue Output Mode

From Davaar firmware 4.81.396 (Apr 2021), you now have the ability to enable/disable the XLR and RCA analogue outputs on the Klimax DSM/3 (AV) & (Music).
For example:
This will allow you to have say, Loudspeakers on the XLR outputs and a headphone amplifier on the RCA outputs.(The Exakt outputs are unaffected in this setup.)




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To select the Analogue Output mode using the IR Handset
1. To switch between inputs press and hold * button on the REM022 handset
This will then switch to the other analogue output. If currently on XLR then it will switch to RCA. If currently RCA then it switch to XLR
2. Press and hold * button on the REM022 handset to switch back to the other output.
Konfig and Dial selection will allow you to have both XLR & RCA operational at the same time.







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To select the Analogue Output mode using the top dial
1. With the Klimax DSM out of Sleep mode
2. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
3. Scroll UP/DOWN to highlight "Settings"
4. Press RIGHT to select this menu
5. Scroll DOWN to highlight the "Analog Output" and RIGHT to select
6. Use the UP/DOWN keys to select
RCA Only: to only output on the RCA sockets
XLR Only: to only output on the XLR sockets
Dual (XLR & RCA): to have both RCA and XLR sockets live.
Off: to disable these analogue outputs.
Press LEFT to cancel Service menu




Lip Sync

Lip-sync can be set with a default setting in the Konfig:Device page
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To trim these using the IR handset or top dial
1. With the Klimax DSM out of Sleep mode
2. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
3. Scroll UP/DOWN to highlight "Settings"
4. Press RIGHT to select this menu
5. Scroll DOWN to highlight the "Lip-Sync" and RIGHT to select
6. Use the UP/DOWN keys to select trim the lip-sync timing up/down
7. Press LEFT to cancel Service menu










Using the Linn Klimax DSM

Top dial and front panel operation

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1. PIN BUTTONS - Personalised media selection Pins 1-6
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* Press the button gently, turned as a "half press" to check what the button will do.
* Fully press the press to button to action/select this PIN operation.


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
Click for more....
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  • 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.
  • SURROUND TRIM
  1. With the Klimax DSM out of Sleep mode
  2. Press dial UP to enter Settings menu
  3. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Settings menu
  4. Scroll UP/DOWN to highlight "Surround"
  5. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Surround menu
  6. Select a the channel and trim with UP/DOWN


Klimax DSM INFORMATION
  • Software version
  1. With the Klimax 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
  • Klimax DSM "Properties" (Room name, device name, IP address etc)
  1. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
  2. Scroll DOWN to highlight "Device" or 'Network"
  3. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Properties menu
  • Klimax "Settings" (|Balance, Lipsync, Surround volumes, Connect (Blutooth/Wifi) etc)
  1. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
  2. Scroll DOWN to highlight "Settings"
  3. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Settings menu

Note: Cancel any previous menus by pressing LEFT key.

3. Volume level & Mute indicators
Click for more....
To show the current volume value and mute condition.
4. Software update available
Click for more....
This is your Klimax DSM telling you that a software update is available.
The update is not compulsary, just an indication that an update is available.
A Software update is performed by the Konfig software or Linn App. Instructions on how to do this update are listed HERE
5. Media information - This will show the source name/track name/Radio station that you are on.
Click for more....
Using the IR handset i button to wake up and further presses allow you to scroll throught the display available.
  • On the Playlist this is typically Artist, Album & codec information. The lower bar will show the track position information
  • On a Radio source this will show the information provided by the radio station and the codec information
......
6. Transport information
Click for more....
Show the Play/Stop/Pause/Buffering symbol to show the current transport state.
7. Mains Power button
Click for more....
Main Power switch totally power off the Klimax DSM


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Controlling your Linn DS/DSM using and infrared handset

To control your Linn DS/DSM you can you the infra-red handset supplied with product as well as the Linn App, Kazoo. This can be downloaded & installed

The infra-red handset supplied has;-

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  * Volume control, Mute
  * Input control with PIN selection
  * Radio station selection using the handset joystick,
  * Playlist navigation using the handset joystick,
  * Transport control (Play, Stop, Pause, Skip & Search) &
  * Music information.



The Technical Specifications of the IR handset can be found HERE


Control of the Linn DS/DSM using a PC/MAC/Tablets & Phones

Initial installation

Linn App
Linn App Searc.png

The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.

The name of this control App/software is Linn App

Linn App control App is available for
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.(IOS10 and above)
You can download the Apps from Apple iStore



Kazoo
Kazoo Playlist iPad.jpg

The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.

The name of this control App/software is KAZOO..

Kazoo control App/software is available for
  • Windows PC's,
  • MAC computers,
  • Android phones/tablets and
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.
You can download the Apps from: www.Linn.co.uk > Menu > The Linn control App - Kazoo



Using the Linn DS/DSM control software

For full operation of Kustom DSM you will need to use Linn App and/or Kazoo 4.13.64 >

As you can see from the above section there are multiple software/Apps for different control devices. Although Kazoo has the same style of control in each device, there are minor differences depending on what your control device is. This is why we have different Manuals.
These manuals should only be used as a basic guide for what the buttons can do. We would recommend just using the App/Software and only using the guide if you are having difficulty or want to see what more features are available.

These guides may show some features that are not available, or not have not be configured to work in your system. If you required more information then please contact your Retailer or Linn Support Site


iPad/iPhone Linn App
Windows Kazoo
MAC/MACBook Kazoo
up to Yosemite (OSX 10.10)]
El Capitan (10.11 >)


iPad/iPhone Kazoo


Android Kazoo




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USB stream

Type: USB-B socket

USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 384k on Klimax DSM
Connect you PC/MAC to this socket via a USB cable and select LINN DSM as your Audio Device.
PC/MAC will typically transcode the audio into PCM format before feeding down the USB cable to the 384k on Klimax DSM

Spotify Connect

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Spotify Connect can now be used on Linn products using firmware Davaar59 (Aug 2017) or later firmware. (That is, if your Linn Klimax DSM has had a software update after Aug 2017 then you can use Spotify connect)

This allows you to select and Play your Spotify music on your Linn DS/DSM players and use the internal volume control on the Linn DS/DSM.

To connect up your Spotify account to the Linn Klimax DSM :

  1. On your control device, iPad/Android/PC/MAC etc, connect to the same computer network as you Linn DS/DSM
  2. Start your Spotify app, (if it is already open then close the App, wait a few seconds, and open the App)
  3. Now check the Spotify Speakers icon to find your Linn DS. (In some cases you may have to power cycle your Linn Klimax DSM before this is seen)
  4. Select you Linn product and you can now play to the Linn Klimax DSM from the Spotify account and control the Linn Klimax DSM volume.

This is web controlled and if your Linn Klimax DSM has already been paired with your Spotify account you will be able to control even if you are not on the same ethernet network.(So be careful that if you accidentally select the Linn Klimax DSM as a Spotify speaker and put the volume up high and you are not at home)

ROON

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"Roon Tested"

The Linn DS/DSM IS a ROON CERTIFIED device
The Linn DS/DSM requires Davaar63 (May 2018) or later firmware to work with Roon V1.5 and above.(That is, if your Linn DS/DS/HUB has had a software update after May 2018 then you can use Roon)
The Linn DS/DSM is a "Roon Tested network player"
This allows full hi-res audio, (192k/24bit) playback controlled by the Roon system
Songcast is used to share audio between Linn Products when using Roon. It does not use RAAT (Roon Advanced Audio Transport) for sharing Music so cannot be setup as a Roon-Ready sharer.

Setup
On Linn DS proxy setups, Linn DS with Linn Kontrol preamplifer connected with RS232, the Roon volume control will not control the Linn Kontrol volume. This will only work with Linn DSM or Linn DS with internal volume control disabled.
A Roon HUB is required in your network system to allow Roon to control your Linn DS/DSM.
ENABLE the Linn DS/DSM player in the Roon - Settings - Audio - NETWORKED section.

Control
Primary control is through Roon.
:Transport IR is disabled on the Linn DS/DSM when the Roon input is selected from Linn DS firmware release Davaar80 (Nov 2020)

Issues
Roon uses the Linn DS/DSM as a media player, the control interface IS Roon.

• I am only getting Airplay quality audio from the Linn DS using Roon
In Roon Audio setup, you will have a similar setup with Roon tested devices with the ENABLE button:
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The Linn DS/DSM products have to be declared as "Roon Tested", Networked devices in the Roon Core settings. (The "AIRPLAY" option for the Linn DS/DSM must be disabled within the Roon Core).
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Click on the Roon Ready - Enable and give a name to the Linn DS/DSM. (In the example below this has been named Merlin Lounge)
• I press STOP and the Roon starts playing again...
Transport (play / pause / stop) and Volume can be controlled using Kazoo or Ir handset. Although later versions of Roon will counteract these commands. Only use the Roon controller software to control what is playing.
Linn DS Firware Davaar80 onwards will disable transport controls whilst on the Roon input of the LInn DS/DSM
• If I select an external source whilst playing Roon, I need to reselect the source to get it Playing.
This can be due to a confusion as the Roon will send a Stop command to the Linn DSM as you exit the Roon source. However, as the Linn DSM will probably have changed to this new source, then this new source is stopped by Roon. On external sources this can only be recovered by selecting another source and going back to originally selected source.
The solution is to Stop or Pause the Roon source BEFORE you change to the a different input on the Selekt DSM.

AIRPLAY

AirPlay is a Apple protocol that allows wireless streaming media.
The Linn DS/DSM/HUB can take the audio stream via the "Netlink" input.

Check <HERE> for any issues with Airplay



General products manuals and information

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Controlling the product User Guide

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright


FAQs

Linn Klimax DSM (2021 variant) FAQs

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Inputs/Outputs

Can I use both the RCA and XLR outputs at the same time?

This all depandent on the varaint of Klimax DS/DSM

All Klimax DS & Klimax DSM 2011/2014/2016/2018 variants:
We advice that you only use the XLR)output OR the RCA(connector #9) output. Never use both outputs as the RCA will degrade the XLR output audio.(When the output is set to RCA in Konfig this will ground part of the signal from the XLR-COLD connection.


Klimax DSM 2020 variant:
Yes, you can use both RCA and XLR outputs at the same time. You also have the option in this variant to disable XLR or RCA sockets using the Konfig App.


How can I connect my headphones to the Klimax DSM?
From firware release Davaar 81 (Apr 2021) You can switch on/off the backpanel XLR and RCA analogue outputs. This can allow you to connect your headphone amplifier to one set of sockets and your loudspeaker power amplfier to the other set of output sockets.


Is there a TAPE OUT on the Klimax DSM?

No, all Klimax analogue outputs are share the same common Volume control.


Can I plug a USB stick into the USB socket of the Klimax DSM

Type: USB-B socket

USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 384k on Klimax DSM

The Linn DSM is a USB stream player. It does not recognise a USB hard drive/USB stick as a Music STREAMING source.

Connect this USB socket into a Windows7,8,10 PC or MAC and be a Sound card for these computers.
• DSD audio will typically be transcoded to PCM, by the PC/MAC, before transporting down the USB cable to the Linn DSM
How can I play my Computer Music on the Klimax DSM?
You can connect the Linn Klimax USB socket, (USB Type-B) to connect to your PC/MAC USB socket. You can then set your sound card to output to the Klimax DSM.
On the Klimax 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 Klimax 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 Klimax DSM. We would advise leaving the PC/MAC volume at 100% and only adjusting the Klimax DSM volume. This will stop any surprises when you change the Klimax DSM to another input such as Radio and suddenly get an extremely loud radio station.
Is there a DIGITAL/SPDIF output?
You can configure SPDIF1 socket to be an DIGITAL SPDIF output using the Konfig software.



Klimax display questions

Putting my hand towards the Klimax DSM is not waking up the display, why not?
The Klimax DSM has a proximity sensor, (that can be disable in Konfig > Display). This will only work if you move your hand to the front panel display.
(The Selekt DSM has a similar sensor that will also wake the display if you move your hand to the dial. But due to the machined casing on the Klimax DSM this proximity sensor is only operational on the front panel display.)


I get a flashing volume bars on the volume dial, what does this mean?
link =#I get a flashing volume bars on the volume dial, what does this mean? This is stating that the Klimax DSM is in MUTE.



My Klimax DSM has a RED Linn symbol on the dial, what does this mean?
KDSM-Network-Dial-200px.gif If you do not have a live network/LAN connection on the Klimax DSM the Linn symbol on the dial will 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 the LAN socket,

Klimax DSM 2021 Dial-Normal 200px.png After a live network/LAN connection is made the LINN symbol on the dial will turn white after 5-10 seconds.



I get a flashing Linn icon on the volume dial, what does this mean?
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This means that the Klimax DSM is in :
  • Searching for Exakt speakers after being woken from Standby (typically only flashes for a couple of seconds after waking from Standby)
or
  • FALLBACK mode : Fallback is a state that means that the product is waiting for a software update. To stop this flashing either:
  • Power cycle (Switch Mains Off for 10seconds and then switch mains On) and leave the Klimax DSM to startup for approximately 1min.
or
  • Use the Konfig software to upload software in to the Linn Klimax DSM
Display is showing this icon beside the Volume indicator. What does this mean?
Update Available.jpg Firmware update is available.
The update is not compulsary, just an indication that an update is available.
A Software update is performed by the Konfig software or Linn App. Instructions on how to do this update are listed HERE



Is it normal that the Klimax DSM display cannot always stay on? Can I adjust the display timeout?
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 Klimax DSM front panel display , activating its proximity sensor.

What does the shimmering dial mean?
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This is to show that the Klimax DSM is starting up after a mains power on.
It will typically do this for 30-45 seconds, but if the Linn Klimax DSM is performing a software update this may take a little longer.






IP Network

How do I find the IP address of my Klimax DSM?
When the front panel display is asleep, looking on the top of the Klimax 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 Klimax display will now show the Klimax Properties and IP Address.
The above action can also be performed using the Linn IR handset joystick controls.



Reseting the Klimax DSM

How do I do a FACTORY reset on the Klimax DSM?
You will need to have the Konfig running to do the Factory Reset, plus internet access for the Klimax DSM
This will do a reset all setting to default setting. This action may take a short time, typically 60seconds, to perform this action.
  1. Make sure that your Klimax DSM is powered on and your LAN network has Ethernet access
  2. In Konfig go into the Advanced and find your Klimax DSM
  3. Press the RESTORE and leave it to do the update.
  4. After approx 60seconds your Klimax DSM will have been set back to Factory setting.
  5. All Done
How do I RECOVER on the Klimax DSM?
You will need to have the Konfig running to do the full RECOVER, plus internet access for the Klimax DSM
This will do a fresh reload of Software and reset all setting to default setting. This action may take some time to perform as it need to download new software packages and install them. Typically this maycan take one hour to perform.(The is dependant on your Internet speed and how many software versions need to be installed).
  1. Make sure that your Klimax DSM is powered on and your LAN network has Ethernet access
  2. In Konfig, go into the Advanced and find your Klimax DSM
    1. If you cannot see you Klimax DSM double check the power connections and network connection.
    2. if you still don't have the Selket DSM listed in Konfig press the FALLBACK ( #2 in the image below) and repeat checking Konfig>Advanced tab
  3. Press the RECOVER and leave it to do the update.
  4. After approx 60minutes go to the Klimax and using the Dial what Software Version is installed.
  5. All Done

General operation

What is the difference between Klimax DSM (2020 variant) and earlier versions?
Exakt Devices
• Ultra-low jitter clock with improved clock distribution circuitry and new low-noise power supply
• This clock is used as the Exakt master clock and is distributed to all Exakt devices in the system
• Improving the clock in the Klimax DSM (AV / Music / Hub) improves the performance of all Exakt devices in the system
• Klimax Exakt DSM has 4off Exakt sockets, the Klimax DSM HUB only has 2off.
Analogue Inputs
• Brand new, high-performance ADC (analogue to digital converter) which now has its own circuit board and dedicated power supply
• New design has lower noise and lower distortion which benefits all analogue sources
Digital Inputs
• New Linn-designed SPDIF receiver implemented in an FPGA
• Improved clock recovery algorithm for reduced jitter
• SPDIF inputs support up to 192kHz/24-bit audio
• One SPDIF digital input can be configured as an output - This is also possible in the Klimax DSM/2 (2016/208 variant)
• The addition of a USB (type B) input allows connection to a computer as an audio device
USB input supports up to 384kHz/24-bit audio
Streaming
• 384kHz/24-bit streaming support
DSD256 audio format support
Connectivity
• The optical Ethernet connection improves audio performance by providing complete isolation from noisy network components
• WiFi and Bluetooth (4.2) connectivity
• Audio can be streamed from devices such as mobile phones, Alexa, Google Home
HDMI
HDMI eARC support


Differences between the previous version of Klimax DSM and Klimax System Hub
Klimax DSM/3 and Klimax DSM/2 (2016-2018 variant)
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  1. Addition of Service-Use socket
  2. Addition of Optical Ethernet connection
  3. Addition of USB socket for connection to PC/MAC
  4. Removal of TOSLINK socket from 2off to 1off
  5. Addition of another SPDIF Input. (One socket can still be configured as a digital Input or Output)
  6. Addition of another HDMI-2 input
  7. Addition of third analogue input. (RCA type)




Klimax DSM/3 and Klimax Exakt DSM/Klimax System Hub
KDSM Black Rear Panel AV-Diff KEDSM2 606px.png
  1. Addition of Service-Use socket
  2. Addition of Optical Ethernet connection
  3. Addition of USB socket for connection to PC/MAC
  4. Removal of TOSLINK socket from 2off to 1off.
  5. Removal of 2off EXAKT-LINK sockets from 4off to 2off.
  6. Addition of another HDMI-2 input
  7. Addition of third analogue input. (RCA type)


How to get my Alexa to Play on the Klimax DSM
You need to setup the Linn DSM as Bluetooth speakers for your Alexa
This will then allow you to select your Music to play back on the Klimax DSM as well as the volume of the Music.


Can I plug my USB drive/stick into the USB socket to play Music

Type: USB-B socket

USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 384k

The Linn DSM is a USB stream player. It does not recognise a USB hard drive/USB stick as a Music STREAMING source.

Connect this USB socket into a Windows7,8,10 PC or MAC and be a Sound card for these computers.
• DSD audio will typically be transcoded to PCM, by the PC/MAC, before transporting down the USB cable to the Linn DSM

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General Linn DS/DSM/HUB Wifi Wifi.png

The Wifi module used with the Linn DS/DSM/HUB supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PSK/CCMP 1-CH

this supports both 2.4G & 5G communications.

Wifi History

2.4G

This was the first Wifi defined in 1997, 802.11b, generally used with 11, or 13 channels depending on your country. Each channel could each supply a data rate of 11MBit/s .
This data rate was then expanded to 54MBit/s in 2003, with the 802.11g. However, this still used 2.4G and instead of using 1channel to communicate it now uses 3-channels to communicate.This reduced your number of usable channels as other device communicating on a channel next door would now encroach into your channel(s).
This means that 2.4G band can have a lot of noise and interference. Coupled with fact that this same frequncy is used by DECT phones, Microwave ovens, Baby mointors, Taxi Radio, Bluetooth.... These can inject a lot if noise and interfere with Wifi streaming link to the Linn DS/DSM/HUB as it may force the LInn product off the Wifi network and it will have to retry the connection, this takes time and may cause your Linn product to keeping muting the Music

5G

A newer standard, 802.11n, allows usage of both 2.4G and 5G to give an even bigger data rate of up to 600Mbit/s.
As standards improve the 802.11ac that the Linn DSM/Series3 supports is a data rato of up to 1,300MBit/s.
5GHz is a much cleaner radio space with a lot less interence compare with 2.4G. The only negative is a slightly reduced range.
Some Wireless-Access-Points, WAPs and Router allow you to setup a seperate SSID, (Service Set IDintifier. this is name for a Wi-Fi network.)

Advice on use

We recommend that you configure your Wifi network to have seperate SSID for 2.4G and a different SSID for 5G wifi. Then configure the Linn DSM/Series-3 to only use the 5G network.
This will then allow the music stream to work on a cleaner transport/Wifi and stop any device from interfering with the music that you are listening to.

There are Apps available to show you what is on your Wifi and your network

Disable Wifi

To totally disable the Wifi, go into the Konfig:About tab and disable the Wi-Fi option.

  • NOTE: In the Konfig:WIFI tab, setting to NONE will only disconnect it from any Wifi network. The DSM will still broadcast its presence on the Wifi network.

Wired LAN connections

If you have connected a LAN cable to your Linn DS/DSM/HUB/SERIES3 then this take priority over the Wifi connection. This means that the Wifi connection is still on but ignored when a there is a live connection on the products LAN socket. When the LAN connection is removed then the connection returns to Wifi. Top Of Page Index

Common FAQ's

Music formats

What audio formats do the DS players support?
DS products support
  • FLAC Up to 192k 24bit
  • WAV
  • AIFF
  • AIFC
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • WMA (lossy)
  • OGG VORBIS
  • OGG FLAC
  • ALAC (Apple Lossless) upto 192K 24bit (If these ALAC files were generated by an early version of dBpowerAmp the Linn DS will not recognise these. Transcode these files to ALAC using the latest version of dBPowerAmp to fix this.)
  • DSD - limited to some products in a certain configuration. Check DSD Support for more informaiton


Linn recommends FLAC.
DRM protected files cannot be played on the DS products


Why does Linn recommend FLAC?
  1. FLAC is a free open format. It is non-proprietary, which means your music collection is safeguarded for the future, can be played through any open digital music player, and is not tied to a particular manufacturer or product. The specification is published for all to see. In contrast, SACD has failed to achieve significant success because it requires proprietary music content and disc players with proprietary hardware inside.
  2. FLAC allows even better than CD quality encoding and decoding. Linn Records provides studio master quality downloads in FLAC, at the same quality as SACD.
  3. FLAC supports metadata, or tags, so that useful information about a piece of music can be stored with the music; for example, album, artist, genre, cover art, sleeve notes, etc. User interfaces can make good use of these tags. Two examples of applications that support tag editing are: Mp3tag (Windows) and Tag (Mac)
  4. Because it is open and free, there are an extensive set of players, tools, transcoders (to convert between other formats and FLAC), tag editors, and other programs for FLAC.


Can the Linn DS/DSM play DSD music?
Products that will play DSD audio
  • Linn DS/DSM players with Katalyst DAC's, from firmware Davaar 60, can play DSD audio files. This is performed by passing the native DSD stream directly to the Katalyst DAC and letting the DAC do the processing and volume control.
  • All ORGANIK DAC's fitted within the Linn DSM can play DSD audio files.
  • New Klimax DSM (2020 variant)
  • Selekt DSM both "Standard" and "Katalyst" DAC's
  • New Majik DSM (2020 variant)



Some important points on DSD playback on the Linn DS/DSM:

  • The DSD audio is ONLY available on the Linn DS/DSM analogue outputs.
The DSD audio stream is NOT supported on Exakt-Link

  • Exakt-link to Exakt speakers or Exaktbox. That is, DSD files will NOT play on Exakt speakers or Exaktboxes.
  • digital outputs. (TOSLINK, SPDIF)
  • Songcast to other Linn DS/DSM players



  • Supports DSD64 (2.8224MHz) and DSD128 (5.6448MHz) sample rates.DSD256 is only supported on Klimax DSM (2020 variant).
These in the following formats:
  • DSF - Sony format that supports ID3 tags
  • DFF - old Philips mastering format (aka DSDIFF)


On non-ORGANIK DAC's:

  • No digital signal processing is possible. This will:
    • No balance control is possible to DSD audio file playback.
    • No Space Optimisation is applied to DSD audio file playback
    • Maximum volume is restricted to 80 (unity gain) on DSD audio file playback. However if you have raised to volume to a higher level e.g. 90, this higher volume is applied to any tracks that are NOT DSD audio files.


Linn Kazoo Server supports the index and serving of DSD files. Non-indexed DFF files that have no metadata can be browsed by file name using the Kazoo Server Removable drives option.
Asset UPnP server and Minimserver support DSD index and serving to the Linn DS/DSM.


Can I change the audio quality of the Radio
NO, the Linn DS/DSM.HUB only plays the Radio stream provided by Tunein.


Does the Linn DS/DSM players play BBC Radio via TuneIn?
Yes, the Linn DS/DSM/HUB will continue to use TuneIn to access and play the BBC radio stations.
From the 30th September 2019 BBC radio made changes to what can access their Radio stations via TuneIn. This is mainly for devices that can support using the BBC Sounds App. The Linn DS products do not support the Sounds App can will continue to have BBC Radio playback rights using Tunein.
Check the BBC Sounds >HELP< section for more information.
I cannot get any foreign Radio stations, I can only get UK stations
Due to a legal case between TuneIn and Sony Music, Warner Music. on licences. UK radio stations have licences for UK wecasting. However, non-UK based radio stations were not licensed to webcast music within the UK,
This is a TuneIn issue we are waiting for them to resolve.


Does the Linn DS/DSM players play MQA?
No, check this link "MQA is bad for Music" for more information
Can the DS player play multi-channel files?
No, the Klimax DS, Akurate DS, Majik DS, Majik DSI, Sneaky Music DS, Sekrit DS, Sneaky DSM, Sekrit DSM and Sekrit DSi are stereo audio only.

Klimax DSM, Akurate DSM & Majik DSM can play multi-channel audio from their HDMI inputs if they are using Davaar55 or later software.


Upgrading software

How do I upload new software into the Linn DS/DSM
  1. First of all you need a PC or MAC and install the KONFIG app.
  2. After you have installed KONFIG go to the ADVANCED tab. If your Linn DS/DSM requires an update it will be listed here.
  3. If an update is available for that Linn DS/DSM then press the UPDATE' button

More detailed instructions are listed HERE



Physical Input/Outputs

How do I add Music to play on Linn DS
If your Music is on a CD then this must be RIPPED from the CD first.


This can be using a PC or MAC with CD-ROM drive or from a Network attached Storage device/NAS with inbuilt ripper.
If you are using a PC or MAC you can use software listed HERE
The "Ripped" Music can be held on the PC/MAC of on a Network attached Storage device/NAS. The NAS is the better option as this is a low power device that can be left on all of the time.
The PC/MAC/NAS requires UPnP Media Server software to share the Music for the Linn DS/DSM to play.


Will downloaded music play on the DS players?
Yes, so long as it is not protected by Digital Rights Managemant (DRM) restrictions and is in one of the supported formats, or transcoded to such a format.
Can I Airplay from my Android device?
Without ROOTING the android device there is no way to stream to the Linn DS (Airplay AOA Service).
All other apps take the media file and stream it via UPnP.
Streaming local files can be done use Skifta and “Double Twist Player”
Media Applications


After Updating to Davaar55 I can only get audio from my Exakt outputs and not the Analogue Out
Check Konfig > Device > "Dual Analogue/Exakt Stereo Output" has been enabled.
If you have declared your Exakt speakers as 'Front Left'/'Front Right' and the analogue outputs to be 'Front Left'/'Front Right' (Stereo). ensure that this option in Konfig is enabled. The audio in the Exakt outputs will be out of sync by approx 45mS compared to the analogue outputs.



Are the Digital outputs (Toslink/SPDIF) volume controlled?
No, the digital outputs are ALWAYS full line level outputs. They are not Volume controlled or Mute-able from the standard Linn DS/DSM controls.
The Digital outputs will always produce the front Left & Right of the audio source that is playing on the Analogue or Exakt outputs.


General Q's

Can I stop the kids from playing with the front panel buttons?
Yes on of the Majik & Akurate DS/DSM/HUB. If you go into Konfig > Display settings you can define "Front Panel buttons" to be OFF. This will stop the front panel buttons from doing anything. You can still control the Linn DS/DSM by IR handset and the Kazoo App.
(Just remember if you have disabled the front panel buttons and think that the Linn DS/DSM is broken!)


How do I achieve gapless playback for live albums?
To guarantee gapless playback, you will need to rip your music tracks into a lossless format (i.e. FLAC). You must also ensure that you are using ripping software that does not add gaps between tracks when ripping (i.e. DBPoweramp). Most ripping software will offer the option to turn this feature off.
Also make that that you have selected the PLAYLIST input and NOT the UPnPAV input

Linn PINS

What is a PIN, check HERE for more detailed information.

PIN FAQs:

  • We currently support pinning from Kazoo Server (V4.9.8 onwards) , Tidal, Qobuz, TuneIn, CalmRadio, DS radio presets, and Linn DSM external inputs
  • This is only applicable with Linn DS/DSM players with Davaar 64 or higher firmware
  • This currently does NOT support Pins to external pre-amplifier inputs, such as Akurate Kontrol, Kisto etc.
  • PINs use discrete IR codes and are not used with any other Linn Product control.
  • PINS for Radio stations are wrongly created with Kazoo V4.13.21, this has been fixed with next version 4.13.22. If you have created a Radio station PIN and it doesn't work, check you have a later version of Kazoo and re-assign this PIN to the correct radio station.



Linn Songcast

Songcast is the method of transport for streaming STEREO audio data between a Songcast sender, (Linn DS/DSM, Songcast App), and Songcast receivers, (other Linn DS/DSM players listening to that sender DS - multiroom operation.)
The Songcast stream contains the raw unprocessed music stream, the metadata information for the Music playing and timing information.
  • The raw music data is the same data as received by the sending Linn DS. This maintains the same music stream is processed by ALL Linn DS players, (sender and receivers).
    • As this Songcast music stream is untouched this leaves the receiving Linn DS/DSM to do its own volume control.
    • Volume, Space Optimisation and Exakt processing, if used, are all performed as a final process to minimise any digital processing.
  • The timing information is used to ensure that the Linn DS/DSM players are in sync with the music sender.


There is a ! on the front panel of my Linn DS/DSM

There is a speaker setup issue on the Linn DS/DSM Surround Sound Rules



The front panel of the DS is showing a flashing dot or lightening flash and I cannot see the Linn DS with Kazoo or Konfig

This is the Linn DS either in "startup" mode or in "Waiting for Software" mode.

"Startup": The flashing dot is the startup mode trying to connect to you ethernet network. This mode will typically occur when you first apply power to the Linn DS/DSM. This will typically take 30seconds and go into standard use mode.

"Waiting for Software": The lightening flash is the Linn DS/DSM waiting or getting a software update.

If you have any problems getting the Linn DS on an Ethernet network, (dot continuously flashing), try the following options:- Option1

  • Power off the EVERYTHING connected to the Ethernet system, (PC, Printers, DS, Routers/DHCP servers).
  • Leave everything powered off for at least 10seconds.
  • Switch everything back on.
  • Retry the system

You will find that some of the devices in the system get confused and cause system confusion. The power cycling will do a reset of the system and recover most issues.

Option2

  • Use fresh Ethernet cables, (replace existing cables).
  • If the Linn Ds is more than 3M (10ft) from the DHCP/Server. Move the Linn DS right beside the Router/DHCP server and patch using a short Ethernet cable (1M), the Linn DS to the DHCP server/Router
  • Retry the system

Option3

  • Build a totally separate system with only a DHCP/Server and Linn DS.
  • Retry the system

Some networks only have a limited number of DHCP address’s. if you have already connected some PC’s to this system, your Router/DHCP server can remember these devices, (even though no longer connected) and will not allocated these previously assigned IP addresses to newly connected products. So the case of unplugging one device to free up an IP address for the DS to use will NOT work with most Routers/DHCP servers if there are no free DHCP IP addresses available.

This will give a better idea as to what is causing the problem. (98% of the time, this is due to a local network issue).

If you always get the flashing dot then the lightening flash symbol then the Linn DS/DSM needs to be programmed. Check the Konfig Manual > Updates section or contact your Linn Retailer to get assistance.



FAQ on ALL products link

Click HERE for FAQ on ALL products

Troubleshooting

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For information on: troubleshooting, Surround options, "Ripping" Cd's , Exakt system then this next section will provide the information that you need:



Technical Specifications

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Linn Klimax DSM / 3

Overview
Product Name:

KLIMAX DSM/3

Date of Introduction: March 2021

Digital music player with Organik

Type:

Variants:

• Klimax DSM AV with full capabilities (EXAKT + HDMI)
• Klimax DSM Music with no HDMI capabilities
• Klimax DSM Hub with only Exakt audio outputs
Dimensions

(H) 126 mm x (W) 350 mm x (D) 350 mm
(H) 4.96 inches x (W) 13.8 inches x (D) 13/8 inches

Weight 16.4 kg / 36.1 lb
Mains supply voltage (auto ranging)
100–120 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
200–240 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
Expected energy usage 50-70W
Screen Type 1600 x 480 TFT display
Construction Machined from Solid Aluminium
Finish Silver Anodised, Black Anodised
Supported file types FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF/AIFC, ALAC, OGG/VORBIS, WMA, DSD (DSF and DFF)
Audio sample rates 7.35 k, 8 k, 11.025 k, 12 k, 14.7 k, 16 k, 22.05 k, 24 k,29.4 k, 32 k, 44.1 k, 48 k, 88.2 k, 96 k, 176.4 k, 192 k, 384 k
Word depths 16–24 bits
Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers, UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
Ethernet 1G Base-T RJ45 / SFP Optocal (1G)
EXAKT 2off
inputs
KLIMAX DSM (AV) KLIMAX DSM (MUSIC) KLIMAX DSM (Hub)
4off HDMI 2.0
4off HDMI 2.0
1off HDMI ARC/eARC
1off HDMI ARC/eARC
1off Ethernet
1off Wifi -
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PSK/CCMP 1-CH
1off Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.2
  • Audio is transferred using SBC encoding
  • This is not natively compatible with Googlecast.
2off Unbalanced (RCA) Line level,
Input sensitivity Selectable: 1 / 2 / 4 Vrms
Input impedance - 50 kΩ
1off Balanced (XLR) Line level,
Input sensitivity Selectable: 2 / 4 / 8 Vrms
Input impedance - 50 kΩ
1off Toslink
Supports 16/24-bit audio at 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz,
88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
2off SPDIF
Supports 16/24-bit audio at 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Nominal input voltage 0.5 V peak
1off USB (type B)Audio Class 2
Supports 16/24-bit audio at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352kHz, 384kHz
2off Exakt-Link
Sources

     LAN
     Internet radio
     Tidal
     Qobuz
     Calm Radio
     Spotify Connect
     NetAux

AUDIO OUTPUTS
KLIMAX DSM (AV) KLIMAX DSM (MUSIC) KLIMAX DSM (Hub)
Line Output:
1off RCA:

Output Level: 2V rms @volume 80



Output Impedance: 300Ω



1off XLR:

Output Level: 4V rms @volume 80



Output Impedance: 600Ω

The XLR output can be disabled and RCA output left running and vice-versa. Both Line outputs can be used simultaneously

2off Exakt-Link
1 x SPDIF
(SPDIF1 connector can be configured as an input or a fixed volume stereo digital output)
Video Outputs
KLIMAX DSM (AV) KLIMAX DSM (MUSIC) KLIMAX DSM (Hub)
1off HDMI 1.4/2.0
1off HDMI 1.4/2.0


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