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Linn Klimax DS / 1

Digital music player

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Product Name:

Klimax DS/1

Date of Introduction: April 2011 - April 2015

Replaced by Klimax DS (Exakt variant) in 2015

Type: Digital music player






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Get Started
Back panel connections

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Using the Linn DS/DSM product

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Features





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Product info

Product Name:

Klimax DS/1

Date of Introduction: April 2011 - April 2015

Replaced by Klimax DS (Exakt variant) in 2015

Type: Digital music player


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
  • a local LAN/Ethernet connection for this product


Installation notes

Please read the following carefully before installing the unit in your system – your unit may need to be reconfigured by your Linn retailer.




Back Panel connections

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  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. POWER SWITCH- For switching the power to the unit on and off
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  4. RS232 PORTS - For connection to Linn source products without ethernet ports.
  5. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  6. EARTH GROUND - For connecting the unit to an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available or for joining the earths of other products in the system to improve perfromance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.
  7. UNBALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.
  8. BALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with balanced (XLR) analogue inputs.


Front Panel Connections

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Download App

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 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 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



Setup and changes

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



General products manuals and information

Controlling the product User Guide

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

Installation basics

Please read the following carefully before installing the unit in your system – your unit may need to be reconfigured by your Linn retailer.

FEATURES

Tidal

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Tidal
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Tidal This will work with Linn DS/DSM products running Davaar23 firmware. This can be updated using the Konfig software.

To create and add Tidal tracks to a Linn DS/DSM playlist you require Kazoo or Linn App
Tidal is supported in countries listed HERE on the Tidal website
Check for Tidal FAQ's with LInn DS/DSM

Qobuz

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Qobuz
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Qobuz Streaming CD or Hi-REs quality music
To create and add Qobuz tracks to a Linn DS/DSM playlist you require Kazoo or Linn App
Check for Qobuz FAQ's with LInn DS/DSM

Calm Radio

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Calm Radio
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Calm Radio "Music that helps you get through the day "
To create and add Calm Radio tracks to a Linn DS/DSM playlist you require Kazoo or Linn App
Check for Calm Radio FAQ's with LInn DS/DSM

Spotify Connect

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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 DS/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 DS/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 DS/DSM before this is seen)
  4. Select you Linn product and you can now play to the Linn DS/DSM from the Spotify account and control the Linn DS/DSM volume.

This is web controlled and if your Linn DS/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 DS/DSM as a Spotify speaker and put the volume up high and you are not at home)

Check FAQ SpotifyConnect for more information.

Roon

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"Roon Tested"
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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.

Deezer

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This can now be used on Linn products using firmware Davaar82 (July 2021) or later firmware.
To create and add Deezer tracks to a Linn DS/DSM playlist you require the Linn App (This does not work the Kazoo or Kinsky software).
The Deezer is broadcast from the Internet straight to the Linn DS/DSM and you use the Deezer App to select and play the Music on the Linn DS/DSM.

AIRPLAY

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Airplay
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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

FAQ's

Check: