Majik DSM /2 (2015 Variant)

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Linn Majik DSM
(2015 Variant) with Exakt Technology

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Product info

  • Product Name: Majik DSM/2 (2015 Variant)
Other variants of this product can be found at Majik DSM Variants
  • Date of Introduction: April 2015 - Sept 2016
Replaced by Majik DSM/3 (2016 / 2018 Variant) with HDMI 2.0 in 2016
  • Type: Integrated digital music player, preamplifier and power amplifier

Hardware Upgrades

HDMI 2.0 Upgrade


  • The Linn Surround module is NOT Supported in this product.
  • It should be noted that information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what upgrades are available.


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Quickstart Guide

Using the Linn DS/DSM/HUB with IR handset, PC, MAC, Android tablet, iPad/iPhone...

Remote Control manual

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Surround Sound with Exakt systems

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

Network Setup

Back Panel Connections


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with 1.4 HDMI outputs
  3. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with 1.4 HDMI inputs.
  4. EARTH GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal, or an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available, or to join to the earths of other products in the system to improve performance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.
  5. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif) - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  6. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Spdif) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has an Spdif digital input.
  7. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink) - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  8. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Toslink) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has a Toslink (optical) digital input.
  9. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T).
  10. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA, line level) - To connect sources with unbalanced (RCA) analogue outputs 3,5. Input 4 4' is a configurable input, which is factory set as a moving magnet phono input for connection to turntables. It can be changed by a Linn dealer to a line-level input or a moving coil phono input (moving coil is an optional upgrade).
  12. PRE OUT/PWR IN (RCA, configurable in Konfig)
    • PRE OUT
      1. Variable Connect to a power amplifier with unbalanced (RCA) inputs (default)
      2. Fixed (line level) Connect to a preamplifier with unbalanced (RCA) input

    • PWR IN: Use as a direct input to the internal Majik DSM power amplifer for use with an Exakt setup (ie system with an Akurate Exaktbox 6 and an existing 4 channel amp. This allows you to make use of the Majik DSM's internal power amp for an additional 2 amplified channels).



      Exakt Channel Allocation

      Internal Volume Control

      Pre Out/Power In Connector Mode

      DUAL Analogue/Exakt Stereo


      Preout/Variable (Default) None Enabled PRE OUT1 Disabled Analogue out to power amp
      Preout/Variable Left, Right Enabled PRE OUT1 Enabled Exakt out and analogue out but out of sync
      Preout/Fixed None Disabled PRE OUT1 Disabled Analogue out to preamp, poweramp disabled
      Preout/Fixed (Invalid) Left, Right (N/A) Disabled PRE OUT1 Enabled No Exakt out when volume control is disabled
      PwrIn None Enabled PWR IN2 Disabled Use case: Akurate DS, Majik DSM as power amp only
      PwrIn Left, Right Enabled PWR IN2 Enabled Example use case: AK ExaktBox, Majik 4100
      PwrIn (Invalid) None Disabled PWR IN2 Disabled Power amp disabled when volume control disabled
      PwrIn(Invalid) Left, Right Disabled PWR IN2 Enabled Power amp disabled when volume control disabled

  13. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (RCA, fixed level) - To connect to an analogue recording device with unbalanced (RCA) inputs.
  14. SPEAKER OUTPUTS - To connect to loudspeakers
  15. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices

1 'PRE OUT' option formerly labelled (incorrectly) as 'Input' in Konfig
2 'PWR IN' option formerly labelled (incorrectly) as 'Output' in Konfig
3 With ADC of 96kHz/24bit
4 MM Phono stage. Max input voltage 50mV rms 47k&#937, 68pF
5 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ

EXAKT LINK connection

Check HERE for information of Exakt link connection

Front Panel Connections

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  1. MUTE BUTTON - Mutes/unmutes the audio
  3. SLEEP BUTTON - Brings the unit in/out of sleep mode
  4. VOLUME ADJUST BUTTONS - Changes the volume up/down
  5. HEADPHONE OUTPUT (3.5mm stereo) - To connect to headphones
  6. AUXILIARY SOURCE INPUT (3.5mm stereo) - To connect to an analogue stereo audio source
  7. SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS - Changes to the previous/next source
  8. POWER SWITCH- Switches the power on/off.


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



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