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Linn Selekt DSM
Edition Hub

Integrated digital music player with selektable pre-amplifier and power amplifiers

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Product Name:

Selekt DSM Edition

Date of Introduction: October 2022


Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Versions:

• Selekt DSM Edition with NO cartridges
• Selekt DSM with Line-level analogue outputs cartridge
• Selekt DSM with internal power amplifer cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Katalyst-text.png Stereo Line-level analogue cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Katalyst-text.png Stereo power amplifier cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Stereo Line-level analogue cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Stereo power amplifier cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Mono Line-level analogue cartridge
• The version currently fitted can be checked HERE

If using Organik DAC's then ALL cartridges MUST use the Organik DAC


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Using the Linn Selekt DSM
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Headphone socketSelekt Edition_DSM Cartridges/Upgrades Surround Sound Organik KatalystUtopik Power SupplyDSD Playback Turntable playback Mono/Stereo SubwooferEXAKT HDMI-2....


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Product info

Product Name:

Selekt DSM Edition

Date of Introduction: October 2022


Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Versions:

• Selekt DSM Edition with NO cartridges
• Selekt DSM with Line-level analogue outputs cartridge
• Selekt DSM with internal power amplifer cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Katalyst-text.png Stereo Line-level analogue cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Katalyst-text.png Stereo power amplifier cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Stereo Line-level analogue cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Stereo power amplifier cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Mono Line-level analogue cartridge
• The version currently fitted can be checked HERE

If using Organik DAC's then ALL cartridges MUST use the Organik DAC


  • Features

Initial Configuration

The Selekt DSM Edition is a product that can take multiple cartridges and modules to allow it to be configured to your requirements. This can be changed and expanded in the future but please ensure that you have informed your Linn Retailer of your initial requirements before purchase.

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 will 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 Selekt DSM)
  • The HDMI connection from you TV, (and any HDMI source if you have the Selekt HDMI switching module) is not too long and is the correct specification cables.HDMI Premium certification.pngLinn recommend using Premium High Speed Certifiied HDMI cables for an optimal experience.
  • The product has adequate ventilation for operation.
  • The required Cartridge and Modules have been supplied.
  • Positioning Information


Cartridge description

As the Selekt DSM Edition is modular then these have to be fitted to the Selekt DSM Edition or Selekt DSM. Some of these cartridges/modules are fitted when you order the Selekt product, but check what you have installed first using the Manage Systems webpage


*Selekt single-channel line-out cartridge - Single channel pre-amplifier line level audio cartridge that can be used in Mono playback.Must be used in pairs. However, these can be used in a Surround sound channel setup. Only using a pair of Mono cartidges in the Selekt DSM and the remaining surround channels must be assigned to Exaktbox(es) and/or Exakt speakers.
*Selekt 2-channel line-out cartridge - 2 channel pre-amplifier line level audio cartridge that can be used in Stereo or assigned a Surround sound channel setup.
*Selekt 2-channel power amplifier cartridge - 2 channel Power amplifier cartridge that can be used in Stereo, Bi-Amp, Tri-Amp or assigned a Surround sound channel setup
*Selekt combined/hybrid power amplifier and line-out cartridge - 2 channel cartrdige with:
* One channel for Line-level playback (for Sub-Woofer) and
* One channel for Power Amplifier Centre Channel playback. (This is designed to be used with other Selekt Power Amplfier cartridges.)
*Selekt Standard DAC module - DAC module using the standard DAC
*Selekt Katalyst DAC module - DAC module using the Katalyst DAC
*Selekt Organik DAC module - DAC module using the Organik DAC
*Selekt HDMI Switching module & Linn Surround module - This allows the addition of HDMI switching and a further upgrade to Surround sound

Note:

  • It should be noted that information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what is upgrades available.
  • Adding more than one cartridge and/or an HDMI switching module on early Selekt DSM's may require a power supply upgrade. Please information can be found by your Linn Retailer at time of ordering.
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.

Unpacking

  1. Remove the Selekt DSM Editionfrom the packing and check you have all of the accessories.
  2. If you purchased any extra module/cartridge then please make sure that these have been installed correctly BEFORE placing your Selekt DSM Edition into its final location.


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System design

The core of the Selekt Edition DSM is the Selekt Edition DSM Hub.
If the Selekt Edition DSM is only to be used with Exakt loudpeakers/Exakboxes you do not require any other modules. (Unless you wish to use the Selekt DSM Edition as a HDMI switcher.

Wiring

This is all dependent on cartridges and modules that are installed in your Selekt DSM Edition.

Note:

  • An upgrade to the Selekt Power supply may be requried to use any new modules.
  • Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
  • Some Electrostatic speakers may require a modification to work with Linn Class-D amplifier. Please refer to the speaker manufacturers website for information.
  • The Selekt power amplfiers have a slightly lower gain than other Linn power amplifiers, (original Majik/Akurate..). If you are going to Bi-Amp a pair of speakers then we would recommend either ALL Selekt Power amplifier cartridges or ALL Selekt Line level cartridges with external amplifiers.

BACKPANELS

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Cartridge(s) must be fitted on the order;
Slot#1 the first cartridge,
Slot#2 for the second cartridge, if required and
Slot#3 for the third cartridge, if required.





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These channel assigments apply to all two/stereo output cartridges:
Power amplifier, Line Out and Hybrid.


The Organiik MONO cartrdige use the slot number as declared above.






Selekt DSM with two Mono ORGANIK Line-level cartridge backpanel

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Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors

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  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  3. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch
  4. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  5. HDMI ARC - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  6. USB-B socket - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM Asynchronous USB Audio playback 6
  7. TOSLINK DIGITAL INPUTS 5- To connect sources with Toslink digital outputs.
  8. SPDIF DIGITAL INPUTS/OUTPUT 5 - To connect sources with SPDIF (RCA) digital outputs or input.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCAline level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  10. SUB OUT OUTPUTS (RCAline level) - For Stereo Bass Reinforcement or Redirect when used with Selekt Cartridges
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA MM/MC)2 & 3 - To connect a turntable with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  12. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II)
  13. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
14 & 15 MONO RCA/XLR LINE OUTPUTS - (XLR & RCA, variable level)4 - To connect to a power amplifier.


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V RMS, 10kΩ impedance
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 RCA MM/MC:

MM input impedance 47k, 100pf
MM max voltage (1kHz): 67mV RMS. (Gain +40dB)
MC input impedance 100Ω 470p
MC max voltage (1kHz): 5.5mV RMS (Gain +54dB)

4 Analogue Output:

RCA - 2V RMS, 300Ω
XLR - 4V RMS, 600Ω

5 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

SPDIF1 can be converted to an SPDIF output 2channel audio that will support up to 192KHz.
  • This output is a fixed volume control output, unless you have configured the DSM for Digital Out speakers.
  • Only supports FL/FR channel output. (even if playing Surround audio)

6 USB Supported Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz 96kHz, 176.6kHz, 192kHz




Selekt DSM with one Power Amplifier cartridge

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View Selekt Power Amplifier connection detail
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors

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  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  3. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch
  4. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  5. HDMI ARC - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  6. USB-B socket - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM Asynchronous USB Audio playback 9
  7. TOSLINK DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif) - To connect sources with Toslink digital outputs.
  8. SPDIF DIGITAL INPUTS/OUTPUT 5 - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCAline level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  10. SUB OUT OUTPUTS (RCAline level) - For Stereo Bass Reinforcement or Redirect when used with Selekt Cartridges
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA MM/MC)2 & 3 - To connect a turntable with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  12. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II)
  13. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  14. POWER AMPLIFIER OUTPUTS6 ,7 & 8 - To connect directly to a pair of loudspeakers.


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V RMS, 10kΩ impedance
2 with ADC of 192kHz/24bit
3 RCA MM/MC:

MM input impedance 47k, 100pf
MM max voltage (1kHz): 67mV RMS. (Gain +40dB)
MC input impedance 100Ω 470p
MC max voltage (1kHz): 5.5mV RMS (Gain +54dB)

5 Digital inputs: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

SPDIF1 can be converted to an SPDIF output 2channel audio that will support up to 192KHz.
  • This output is a fixed volume control output, unless you have configured the DSM for Digital Out speakers.
  • Only supports FL/FR channel output. (even if playing Surround audio)

6 Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
7 Power Amplifier outputs: Max 100W/4Ω, 50W/8Ω per channel, Gain 20dB

The Selekt power amplifiers have a slightly lower gain than other Linn power amplifiers, (Majik/Akurate..). If you are going to Bi-Amp a pair of speakers, then we would recommend either ALL Selekt Power amplifier cartridges or ALL Selekt Line level cartridges with external amplifiers.

8 Some Electrostatic speakers may require a modification to work with Linn Selekt Class-D amplifier. Please refer to the speaker manufacturer's website for information.
9 USB Supported Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192





Sub-Woofer operation

This will ONLY work in Stereo configurations. This cannot be used in Surround Playback.

These outputs are to give Stereo music enhancement on the Selekt DSM Edition using the Selekt cartridges for L+R feed and using generic filters for the Sub Output.
Examples

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In Manage Systems - Output options
This is for use with Stereo playback only. If you have a Selekt cartridge configured for LFE Surround and your Subwoofer has two inputs, you can fed one input from the LFE output and the other Sub-woofer input from the SUBOUT output.
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Subwoofer
Options:
* ENABLED to enable these back panel outputs.
* DISABLED to disable these back panel outputs.


Subwoofer Filter
  • Enabled SUBOUT L+R set by crossover frequency 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz .
  • Disabled SUBOUT L+R crossover frequency 1kHz, the LHC/RHC audio is flat.


Subwoofer Crossover Frequency
If Subwoofer filter is enabled:
  • 60 Crossover frequency 60Hz
  • 80 Crossover frequency 80Hz
  • 1200 Crossover frequency 120Hz


Subwoofer Crossover Type
  • Bass redirect Audio above the Subwoofer Crossover Frequency frequency is sent to the F+R cartridge(s) and Exakt speakers. (Audio below this frequency is redirected to the SUBOUT outputs.)
  • Bass Reinforcement Audio to the F+R cartridge(s) and Exakt speakers is flat response..


Subwoofer Channels
  • Mono L+R subwoofer combined into one output.
  • Stereo separate LHC and RHC subwoofer outputs


Notes
  • Only works with Stereo playback
  • Does NOT work with DSD playback


Option for Subwoofer operation in both Stereo and Surround Playback

If you have a Subwoofer with TWO Line inputs, you can:
1. Set up the Selekt Cartridge, or Exaktbox, for Surround LFE channel.
2. Then set up the Selekt Edition Subwoofer Output
3. Connect the Surround LFE channel to one input of the Subwoofer
4. Connect the Selekt Edition Subwoofer SubOut, L or R, to another input of the Subwoofer.
This will give you the subwoofer operation in Stereo playback and Surround LFE channel playback playing surround.

Example:

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Single Amp, Bi-Amp and Tri-Amp configurations

These are examples of wiring a PASSIVE system in different Amplifier configurations:
In Linn Account Manage systems go into the GENERAL tab and open the "Network Player" page. Finally go to Change Configuration and select the STEREO PASS-THROUGH loudspeaker;

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Any shorting links/bridging strip across the loudspeaker back panel MUST be removed according to the amplifier/speaker wiring. Please refer to a Linn Retailer to ensure that this is done correctly



Single Amp
With Single power amplifier cartirdge (with required DAC module) and single wired speakers
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Bi-Amp
With two Selekt Power amplfier cartridges in a Bi-Amp configuration.
The speakers bridging links have to be removed to all one amplifier to directly drive the loudspeaker drive unit.
If no HDMI cartridge is fitted then the Selekt DSM will automatically setup each amplfiier with a Left + Right channel on each Amplfiier cartridge.
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Any shorting links/bridging strip across the loudspeaker back panel MUST be removed according to the amplifier/speaker wiring. Please refer to a Linn Retailer to ensure that this is done correctly

Tri-Amp
With three Selekt Power amplfier cartridges in a Tri-Amp configuration.
The speakers bridging links have to be removed to all one amplifier to directly drive the loudspeaker drive unit.
If no HDMI cartridge is fitted then the Selekt DSM will automatically setup each amplfiier with a Left + Right channel on each Amplfiier cartridge.
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Any shorting links/bridging strip across the loudspeaker back panel MUST be removed according to the amplifier/speaker wiring. Please refer to a Linn Retailer to ensure that this is done correctly

Notes:

  • This is NOT an Exakt digital crossover. All Selekt Power Amplifier/Line-level outputs are FULL range.
  • No HDMI Switching module is required for this setup.
  • In ALL setups, each Selekt Power Amplifier/Line-level Cartridge requires it OWN DAC module.
That is,
Two Selekt Power amplifier cartridges require TWO DAC modules,
Three Selekt Power Amplifier cartridges require THREE DAC modiles.
  • Do NOT mix Selekt power amplifier cartridges and Selekt Line-Level cartridges for Bi-Amp/Tri-Amp/Quad-Amp... system This is due to the Selekt intergrated power amplifier having a lower gain than any other Linn amplifier. Therefore the feeds to loudspeaker inputs from the Selekt power amplifier and external power amplifier will be mis-matched in volume.





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Exakt crossover for Aktiv 2-way and 3-way speakers using Selekt cartridges

The Selekt DSM has Stereo 3-Way Exakt Engine. This allows you to use the Selekt DSM as 2-way or 3-way Exakt Crossover
In Linn Account Manage systems go into the GENERAL tab and open the "Network Player" page. Finally go to Change Configuration and select the required loudspeaker;
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These are examples of wiring a Exakt Crossover system in different Amplifier configurations:
The loudspeaker must be made Externally Aktiv and any shorting links/bridging strip across the loudspeaker back panel MUST be removed according to the amplifier/speaker wiring. Please refer to a Linn Retailer to ensure that this is done correctly
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Notes:

  • The loudspeakers MUST be configured for Aktiv operation.
  • Check the Manage Systems - General for the connection information, >
  • This will work with both Line Level and Power Amplifier Selekt cartridges.(Check the cartridge notes on mixing both types of cartridges in the same Selekt DSM)
  • No HDMI Switching module is required for this setup.
  • Do NOT mix Selekt power amplifier cartridges and Selekt Line-Level cartridges for Bi-Amp/Tri-Amp/Quad-Amp... system This is due to the Selekt power amplifier having a lower gain than other Linn amplifier. Therefore the feeds to loudspeaker inputs from the Selekt power amplifier and external power amplifier will be mis-matched in volume.




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Selekt DSM with 5.1ch Surround integrated amplifier and an HDMI module with Linn Surround module

This is an example of use in a Surround system (check next point for more information of use):
  • All loudspeaker are driven by the Selekt power amplifier cartridges.
    • Select Configuration - Surround Pass-through in Manage Systems. (Check Manage Systems Mnaual for more details)
  • The Sub-woofer(s) are fed from the RCA output.The Linn Surround Module is fitted to the HDMI Switching module.
Note: The Sub-woofer output on the Selekt Edition back panel, NOT the Cartridges, can only be used in Stereo playback configuration.
The advised cartridge setup is
Slot 1 (outer) – Half & Half cartridge configured for Centre speaker and Subwoofer.
Slot 2 (middle) – Power Amplifier cartridge configured for Surround Left / Right speakers
Slot 3 (inner) – Power Amplifier cartridge configured for Front Left / Right Speakers


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In Manage systems setup:

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Selekt DSM with 5.1ch Surround with mixed cartridges and an HDMI module with Linn Surround module

  • This shows you that up to three cartridges can be fitted to a Selekt DSM.
  • These cartridges types can be mixed within the same Selekt DSM.
  • For the BEST performance in a Surround setup with mixed modules then we suggest:
Slot 1 (outer)HALF & HALF cartridge configured for Centre speaker and Subwoofer.
Slot 2 (middle)POWER AMPLIFIER cartridge configured for Left / Right, Surround or Front, speakers
Slot 3 (inner)ANALOGUE OUTPUT cartridge configured for Left / Right, Front or Surround, Speakers
Selekt DSM & Selekt DS Classic
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Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors

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  1. COMBINED OUTPUT Cartridge (RCA & 4mm)1,2,4,5 & 6 - To connect to a Centre loudspeaker and two RCA socket to connect to Subwoofer(s)
  2. POWER AMPLIFIER OUTPUT Cartridge 1,2,4 & 6 - To connect directly to a pair of loudspeakers.
  3. ANALOGUE OUTPUT Cartridge (XLR & RCA)1,2,3 - To connect to a power amplifier.
  4. HDMI SWITCHING MODULE7-Add HDMI switching to the Selekt DSM.
  5. HDMI ARC - THIS CONNECTION IS NOT USED WHEN AN HDMI SWITCHING MODULE HAS BEEN FITTED.
    The HDMI ARC has been moved to the HDMI Switching module HDMI OUT socket
  6. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc). This means that you not limited to only use these cartidges to output to speakers. You can also use Exakt speakers and/or Exakboxes.



Notes:
1 Each cartridge can be run with Standard or Katalyst DAC Module. (These are fitted internally to the cartridge.)
2 Each cartridge shares the same volume control. That is, change the Selekt DSM volume and all cartridges outputs change to this volume.
3 Analogue Output:

RCA - 2V rms, 300Ω
XLR - 4V rms, 600Ω

4 Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
5 Power Amplifier outputs: Max 100W/4Ω, 50W/8Ω per channel, Gain 20dB

The Selekt power amplfiers have a slightly lower gain than other Linn power amplifiers, (Majik/Akurate..).
  • If you are going to Bi-Amp a pair of speakers then we would recommend either ALL Selekt Power amplifier cartridges or ALL Selekt Line level cartridges with external amplifiers.
  • In Surround mode the gain offset can be adjusted on seperate channels to adjust for this offset.

6 Some Electrostatic speakers may require a modification to work with Linn Selekt Class-D amplifier. Please refer to the speaker manufacturers website for information.
7 Adding the HDMI Switching module will DISABLE the onboard HDMI-ARC socket. HDMI-ARC will now work from the HDMI Switch module HDMI OUT socket


Selekt DSM Edition
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View Selekt Edition 5.1ch Surround connection detail
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors

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  1. COMBINED OUTPUT Cartridge (RCA & 4mm)1,2,4,5 & 6 - To connect to a Centre loudspeaker and two RCA socket to connect to Subwoofer(s)
  2. POWER AMPLIFIER OUTPUT Cartridge 1,2,4 & 6 - To connect directly to a pair of loudspeakers.
  3. ANALOGUE OUTPUT Cartridge (XLR & RCA)1,2,3 - To connect to a power amplifier.
  4. HDMI SWITCHING MODULE7-Add HDMI switching to the Selekt DSM.
  5. HDMI ARC - THIS CONNECTION IS NOT USED WHEN AN HDMI SWITCHING MODULE HAS BEEN FITTED.
    The HDMI ARC has been moved to the HDMI Switching module HDMI OUT socket
  6. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc). This means that you not limited to only use these cartidges to output to speakers. You can also use Exakt speakers and/or Exakboxes.
  7. SUB OUT THIS CONNECTION IS ONLY USED IS STEREO PLAYBACK. IT DOES NOT WORK IN SURROUND FORMATS



Notes:
1 Each cartridge can be run with Organik, Standard and or Katalyst DAC Module. (If using Organik DAC then ALL Selekt Modules MUST have Organik DAC cartidges)
2 Each cartridge shares the same volume control. That is, change the Selekt DSM volume and all cartridges outputs change to this volume.
3 Analogue Output:

RCA - 2V rms, 300Ω
XLR - 4V rms, 600Ω

4 Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
5 Power Amplifier outputs: Max 100W/4Ω, 50W/8Ω per channel, Gain 20dB

The Selekt power amplfiers have a slightly lower gain than other Linn power amplifiers, (Majik/Akurate..).
  • If you are going to Bi-Amp a pair of speakers then we would recommend either ALL Selekt Power amplifier cartridges or ALL Selekt Line level cartridges with external amplifiers.
  • In Surround mode the gain offset can be adjusted on seperate channels to adjust for this offset.

6 Some Electrostatic speakers may require a modification to work with Linn Selekt Class-D amplifier. Please refer to the speaker manufacturers website for information.
7 Adding the HDMI Switching module will DISABLE the onboard HDMI-ARC socket. HDMI-ARC will now work from the HDMI Switch module HDMI OUT socket




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More Surround options can be seen in the Surround section

Example1: 5.1ch Surround using three Line-level modules

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Example2: 5.1ch Surround using Power Amplifier modules and 1.1 module

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Example3: 6.0ch Surround using Power Amplifier modules

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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 - iPhone/iPad Apple App store - Linn App for iPhone / iPad
        or
Linn App - Google Play for Phone/Tablet Google Play - Linn App for Android Phone/Tablet


Kazoo
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The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.
Note: from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

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

Kazoo control App/software is available for
Windows Kazoo software download

| Windows Kazoo download
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

OSX Kazoo download

MAC OSX Kazoo download
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

Kazoo App - Google Play for Phone/Tablet Android Kazoo for Android Phone/Tablet download
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)



Setup and changes

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Bluetooth & Wifi

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

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 Selekt DSM until "Bluetooth: Pairing..." appears on the front panel display
3. Select the Selekt DSM from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your device for pairing

Setting up Wifi using the Pin buttons

1. Remove/disconnect any cable LAN connections from the Selekt DSM
2. Press the WPS button on your internet router
3. Press and hold Pins 2 & 5 on the Selekt DSM until "WPS: Connecting..." appears on the front panel display
4. The Selekt 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 Selekt dial

1. With the Selekt 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 Selekt DSM
WIfi (Reset): to clear any previous Wifi settings
Bluetooth Pair: configure you Bluetooh device for pairing before selecting
Press LEFT to cancel Service menu


Alternative Wifi Setup Method via Web Browser

1. With the Selekt DSM out of Sleep mode and cable/LAN connections disconnected.
2. Go to the Wireless settings on your device (e.g. iPad)
3. Find the Selekt DSM on the list of available networks. It will be called Selekt 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 Selekt 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

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

1. Web-browser App called Manage systems that can also be used on your Tablet:
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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 or Linn App.
Details on how to create your Linn Account and how to use Manage systems can be found in the Manage Systems page.



2. 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 changing the Room name, Linn DS/DSM 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 many options

Konfig has been deprecated and replaced by Manage Systems.



Note: Manage Systems has taken over from Konfig and we would prefer you to use Manage Systems to setup an configure your Linn products.


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 can be found can be found at www.Linn.co.uk

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

The new version of Space Optimisation uses highly sophisticated acoustic modelling to model the interactions between your speakers and the room; this acoustic modelling is based on the finite-difference time-domain method. A simple two-dimensional analogy to this method of acoustic modelling is of a fishing net laid over a pond; each knot in the net defines a discrete measurement location, so that when a stone is thrown into the pond, we can track the resulting ripple by measuring its height at each knot.
The spatial discretisation employed by this method of acoustic modelling allows the new version of Space Optimisation to correctly consider the effects of:
  • non-rectangular rooms;
  • the placement of features like doors and windows;
  • And the location and rotation of your speakers.
Furthermore, the time-domain formulation of this method of acoustic modelling means that the new version of Space Optimisation can now reduce both the energy and decay time of any artificial distortions caused by the interactions between your speakers and the room, resulting in both a flat frequency response and a uniform decay time. :Finally, the new version of Space Optimisation has been designed to give a better balance of low- and mid-frequency energy.

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

This is applicable to both Linn Konfig and Manage System/Kloud Konfig
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 musical detail that is capable within the Exakt system and Space Optimisation due to timing control of each individual drive unit etc. (This is not possible with non-Exakt systems as the loudspeaker is only driven by one common audio feed per channel.)

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?

The aim of Space Optimisation is to remove the effects of your room, to uncover the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers; after all, this is what you fell in love with when buying your speakers. To achieve this, Space Optimisation needs to understand both the interactions between your speakers and the room and the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers; the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers are then subtracted from the interactions between your speakers and the room, leaving only the effects of your room.

An acoustic measurement of the interactions between your speakers and room can have many sources of error which may affect the accuracy and repeat-ability of the measurement, including the choice of measurement stimulus, such as MLS or a log chirp; external noise, such as traffic noise and vibration; quality and calibration of the microphone, which can introduce distortion; and the microphone location, which can be sensitive to within a few centimetres. The use of acoustic modelling removes these sources of error: the model can apply an ideal impulse as stimulus; the modelling domain is free from noise; the model can use an ideal microphone; and the listening location is well-defined. It can thus be seen that acoustic modelling has a clear advantage over acoustic measurement in understanding the interactions between your speaker and the room.

The unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers depend on many factors, including the shape and size of the drive units and ports; the constructive and destructive interference between the drive units, ports and any cabinet-edge diffraction sources; and the angle between the listening location and your speakers. Therefore, a simple on-axis anechoic measurement of your speakers is insufficient information; what is actually required is an anechoic measurement with your speakers in the same configuration as you have them in your home. While some manufacturers do publish anechoic measurements of their speakers, both on- and off-axis, it is extremely unlikely that they will have performed an anechoic measurement of your speakers in the same configuration as you have them in your home. The acoustic modelling of such a scenario is, however, straightforward; the model can simply turn your room into an anechoic chamber to obtain the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers in the same configuration as you have them in your home. It can thus be seen that acoustic modelling once again has a clear advantage over acoustic measurement in understanding the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers.


From the above, it is clear that acoustic modelling is the best approach to Space Optimisation.



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.






Using the Linn Selekt 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 8/10/11,
MAC OSX 10.11+ ,
iPad/iPhone IOS 8+ and
Android 4.1+
2. CONTROL DIAL - Main control dial and switch interface
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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- MUTE/UNMUTE
A quick press of the dial CENTRE will toggle between PLAY and STOP/PAUSE
(Radio-PLAY/STOP, Playlist-PLAY-PAUSE).
(Other sources-Mute/Unmute).
  • 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 Selekt 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


SELEKT INFORMATION
  • Software version
  1. With the Selekt 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
  • Selekt "Properties" (Room name, device name, IP address etc)
  1. Press dial UP to enter Service menu
  2. Scroll DOWN to highlight "Properties"
  3. Press RIGHT to select or LEFT to cancel Properties menu


  • Selekt "Settings" (|Balance, Lipsync, Surround volumes 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.

My Selekt DSM has a RED Linn symbol on the dial, what does this mean?
RED-LINN.jpg If you do not have a live network/LAN connection on the Selekt 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 (#3 on the back panel diagram) and NOT the Exakt socket (#10 back panel diagram).


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I get a flashing Linn icon on the volume dial, what does this mean?
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This means that the Selekt 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 Selekt DSM to startup for approximately 1min.
or
  • Use the Linn App to upload software in to the Linn Selekt DSM. Check >HERE< for more information.
What does the shimmering dial mean?
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This is to show that the Selekt DSM is starting up after a mains power on. It will typically do this in 30–45 seconds, but if the Linn Selekt DSM is performing a software update, this may take a little longer.





What does a dim/bright dial mean?
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This is to show when the Selekt DSM is in Mute mode.






3. Volume level & Mute indicators
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To show the current volume value and mute condition.
4. Software update available
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This is your Selekt 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 Manage Systems - Software Updates, IR handset 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.
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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
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6. Transport information
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Show the Play/Stop/Pause/Buffering symbol to show the current transport state.
7. Headphone socket
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1/4in - 6.3mm Stereo headphone socket. This socket is mounted on the side of the Selekt DSM Edition.
When a plug is inserted into this socket then this will mute the loudspeakers. However you can also use the IR handset * key, press and hold, to re-enable the speakers even with the headphones still plugged in.


Controlling your Linn DS/DSM using and infrared handset

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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

Lipsync Adjustment

You can set that input having the Video option within the Konfig and define default delays for each type of playback device. (i.e. delays for TV, Projector, Satellite etc) In Konfig/Manage systems this is setup in the

Sources tab,
Select the inputs(s)
"Delay Mode" to "Video Sync"
To select adjust the Lipsync values use the left/right navigation keys to adjust the delay.
The Linn DSM will then show, on its front panel display, the current lipsync delay time
Note:
The minimum lipsync values are governed by the system products.
Analogue/Power Amplifier: 5ms - 2Seconds
Exakt: 60mS - 2Seconds


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 - iPhone/iPad Apple App store - Linn App for iPhone / iPad
        or
Linn App - Google Play for Phone/Tablet Google Play - Linn App for Android Phone/Tablet


Kazoo (Aug 2023 - Ceased all development)
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The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.
Note: from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

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

Kazoo control App/software is available for
Windows Kazoo software download

| Windows Kazoo download
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

OSX Kazoo download

MAC OSX Kazoo download
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

Kazoo App - Google Play for Phone/Tablet Android Kazoo for Android Phone/Tablet download
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)



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 / Android Linn App


Windows Kazoo
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)
MAC/MACBook Kazoo
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)
up to Yosemite (OSX 10.10)]
El Capitan (10.11 >)


iPad/iPhone Kazoo
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)


Android Kazoo
from April 2023 : Tidal have removed support for the Linn Kazoo application on ALL platforms. We recommend trying the new Linn app (available on iOS and Android)

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Features

USB stream

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USB Stream
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Type: USB-B Asynchronous socket

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USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 192k on Selekt DSM
Connect your iPad/iPhone, with USB-C socket, or PC/MAC to this socket via a USB cable and select LINN DSM 'USB' input as your Audio Device.
PC/MAC will typically transcode the audio into PCM format before feeding down the USB cable to the Linn Selekt DSM
This can also be used to connect your iPhone or iPad with USB-C socket to play Apple Music, at full bandwidth and resolution, on the Linn DSM

Check FAQ for more information

Bluetooth Audio

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Bluetooth Audio player
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Bluetooth Specification
Reception of Bluetooth Audio: 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.

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 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 Majik 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 your Spotify account to the Linn Majik DSM :
  1. On your control device, iPad/Android/PC/MAC etc, connect to the same computer network as your 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 Majik DSM before this is seen)
  4. Select your Linn product, and you can now play to the Linn Majik DSM from the Spotify account and control the Linn Majik DSM volume.

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

Check FAQ Spotify Connect for more information.

Roon

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"Roon Tested"
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from Davaar 106 onwards, (March 2024 >), the following products are also Roon Ready and support RAAT audio distribution:


RAAT is also included with Linn DS/DSM's updated to Organik DAC's



Change Roon Protocol to Roon Ready in Manage Systems > Music tab.
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All Linn DS/DSM ARE ROON CERTIFIED devices

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)


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 set up as a Roon-Ready sharer.

Roon Tested Setup
On Linn DS proxy setups, Linn DS with Linn Kontrol preamplifier 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.
In the Settings > Setup make sure that the Subnet of Linn Streaming is the same as the network that the Linn DS is on. Otherwise, they will not show in the Audio

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 cannot see any Linn DS in the Audio list...
If you cannot see any Linn DS product in the Audio list then check that with the setup the correct Linn Streaming subnet (network address range).
E.g. if your Linn DS has IP address 192.168.1.34 then its subnet is 192.168.1.0
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• I am only getting Airplay quality audio from the Linn DS using Roon
In Roon: Settings - Audio setup page, you will have devices listed with "via Linn Streaming" and devices listed with "via Airplay".
Pressing this ENABLE button on "via Linn Streaming" will bring this Linn DS player alive.
When you press ENABLE, this will then allow you to rename this Linn DS, otherwise it will be its default name. E.g. below the "Linn Akurate DSM" - "via Linn Streaming" has been enabled and I have renamed it "Merlin Lounge".
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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 Firmware 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 the originally selected source.
The solution is to Stop or Pause the Roon source BEFORE you change to a different input on the Selekt DSM.
This can also be reduced by going into Konfig or Manage systems and disabling the "AutoPlay" option.

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 function is NOT available on the Kazoo or Kinsky Apps
The Deezer is broadcast from the Internet straight to the Linn DS/DSM and you use the Linn App to select and play the Music on the Linn DS/DSM.


Check for Deezer FAQ's with 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

AIRPLAY2

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AirPlay2
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AirPlay2 is a Apple protocol that allows wireless streaming media available from Linn DS firmware Davaar 92 (Jun 2022)
The Linn DSM/HUB can take the audio stream via the "Netlink" input.
Airplay2 allows you to Group multiple Airplay 2 devices (including Linn DS HomePod, Apple TV) to play in sync using iOS, Siri, Homekit, iTunes desktop (Windows & MacOS)....

Products supporting Airplay2:

HDMI-2

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HDMI ARC

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HDMI Audio Return Channel is the audio returned from the same HDMI cable feeding A/V to the television.
This is only supported on the HDMI-2 board and on the Selekt DSM and on the Series 3.

This input can ONLY be used with a television. If any other HDMI source is connected to this input, then no audio will occur. (The HDMI ARC communication is different to standard HDMI communications)
This HDMI ARC input is declared as a separate input on the Linn DSM/HUB control. This can be set to automatically switch to this HDMI-ARC input when you have just switched on your television. More information on how to set this up are in the Konfig manual

General limitations with ARC are that it doesn't communicate with the playback device, in this case the Linn DSM, what Surround formats that it supports, if any. You need to check within the TV setup that the HDMI-ARC connection will only output in a format/codec that the Linn DSM will support. (2-ch/stereo PCM for a standard Linn DSM/HUB and 5.1ch Surround sound for one with a Linn Surround module).
This does NOT support DSD audio

DSD

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DSD Playback
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Products that will play stereo DSD audio
  • Linn DS/DSM players with Katalyst DAC's, from firmware Davaar 60, can play Stereo 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 with "Organik", "Standard" and "Katalyst" DAC's
> Only supported on SLOT #1 of the Selekt DSM. Selekt DSM slots 2&3 will not play DSD audio/



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 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)


  • DSD is NOT supported on external inputs such as Toslink or USB



  • No digital signal processing is possible. This means:
    • 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 DSM volume control MUST be enabled
    • If the DSM volume control is disabled you will hear "click"s on the loudspeaker when Play/Pause buttons are pressed or a change in bit-rate on change in tracks


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.



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General products manuals and information

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Controlling the product User Guide

Product setup:Manage Systems user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

UPGRADE FEATURES

The Selekt DSM allows you to selekt cartridges to meet your requirements:


SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - 1Ch LINE OUT

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Description:

Each cartridge has ONE line-level audio channel that are sold and fitted in pairs for use in left & right hand channel playback.
Each channel has a XLR and a RCA output. BOTH can be used simultaneously. That is, both XLR and RCA socket are always live and do not effect each others performance.



DAC - Mono Digital to Analogue Convertor module option


Option 3: Organik (Level-3)



Line Output:

RCA:

Output Level: 2V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance: 300Ω


XLR

Output Level: 4V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance:      600Ω


Note:

  • In a Selekt DSM you can ONLY the 1channel cartridges as as a PAIR of cartridges. Slot3 of the Selekt DSM CANNOT be used.
  • DAC's are sold seperately and ONE DAC module MUST be fitted to this cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.



SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - 2Ch LINE OUT

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Description:

This is a cartridge with 2off line-level audio channels.
Each channel has a XLR and a RCA output. BOTH can be used simultaneously. That is, both XLR and RCA socket are always live and do not effect each others performance.



DAC - Stereo Digital to Analogue Convertor module options
This will allow you to select the audio performance of this cartridge.


Option 1: Standard (Level-1)



Option 2: Katalyst (Level-2)



Option 3: Organik (Level-3)



Line Output:

RCA:

Output Level: 2V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance: 300Ω


XLR

Output Level: 4V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance:      600Ω




Note:

  • DAC's are sold seperately and ONE DAC module MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.
  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) Stereo DAC is the standard DAC.
or
or
  • Only one type of DAC module can be installed in each cartridge.
That is, You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or Hybrid 1.1 catridge at the same time.
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM.
However Organik DAC modules CANNOT be used with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in different cartridges, in the same Selekt DSM
  • The Organik MONO DACs can ONLY be used in the Mono Line Out Cartridge
  • You CANNOT mix Organik Stereo cartridges with Organik Mono Line Out Cartridges
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.



SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - POWER OUT

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Description:

This is a module with 2off Class-D Power Amplifier channels
Each channel uses 4mm/Banana/binding post terminals



DAC - Stereo Digital to Analogue Convertor module options
This will allow you to select the audio performance of this cartridge.


Option 1: Standard (Level-1)



Option 2: Katalyst (Level-2)



Option 3: Organik (Level-3)



Power Amplifier Output:

Bridged Class-D amplifier with post-filter feedback using 4mm/Banana/binding post terminals.
      Max output power:




100W/channel into 4Ω load,


50W / channel into 8Ω load



THD+N: 0.001%
Dynamic Range      110dB
Gain: 20dB



Note:

  • An upgrade to the Selekt Power supply may be requried to use any new modules.
  • Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
  • Some Electrostatic speakers may require a modification to work with Linn Class-D amplifier. Please refer to the speaker manufacturers website for information.
  • The Selekt power amplfiers have a slightly lower gain than other Linn power amplifiers, (original Majik/Akurate..). If you are going to Bi-Amp a pair of speakers then we would recommend either ALL Selekt Power amplifier cartridges or ALL Selekt Line level cartridges with external amplifiers.
  • DAC's are sold seperately and ONE DAC module MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.
  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) Stereo DAC is the standard DAC.
or
or
  • Only one type of DAC module can be installed in each cartridge.
That is, You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or Hybrid 1.1 catridge at the same time.
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM.
However Organik DAC modules CANNOT be used with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in different cartridges, in the same Selekt DSM
  • The Organik MONO DACs can ONLY be used in the Mono Line Out Cartridge
  • You CANNOT mix Organik Stereo cartridges with Organik Mono Line Out Cartridges
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.



SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - 1.1 ( Hybrid power amp / subwoofer line)

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Description:

This is a module with:
  • single line-level audio channel with 2off RCA sockets sharing the same single feed. (e.g. Subwoofer)
and
  • single Class-D Power Amplifier channel with 4mm/Banana/Binding post terminals. (e.g.Centre channel speaker)
This is designed to work with Selekt Power Amplifer cartridges.



DAC - Stereo Digital to Analogue Convertor module options
This will allow you to select the audio performance of this cartridge.


Option 1: Standard (Level-1)



Option 2: Katalyst (Level-2)



Option 3: Organik (Level-3)



Line Output:

RCA:

Output Level: 2V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance: 300Ω



Power Amplifier Output:

Bridged Class-D amplifier with post-filter feedback using 4mm/Banana/binding post terminals.
      Max output power:




100W/channel into 4Ω load,


50W / channel into 8Ω load



THD+N: 0.001%
Dynamic Range      110dB
Gain: 20dB



Note:

  • An upgrade to the Selekt Power supply may be requried to use any new modules.
  • Power Amplifier outputs: These are CLASS-D amplifier outputs and speakers should ONLY be connected/disconnected when the product in is Sleep state or powered OFF.
  • Some Electrostatic speakers may require a modification to work with Linn Class-D amplifier. Please refer to the speaker manufacturers website for information.
  • The Selekt power amplfiers have a slightly lower gain than other Linn power amplifiers, (original Majik/Akurate..). If you are going to Bi-Amp a pair of speakers then we would recommend either ALL Selekt Power amplifier cartridges or ALL Selekt Line level cartridges with external amplifiers.
  • DAC's are sold seperately and ONE DAC module MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.
  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) Stereo DAC is the standard DAC.
or
or
  • Only one type of DAC module can be installed in each cartridge.
That is, You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or Hybrid 1.1 catridge at the same time.
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM.
However Organik DAC modules CANNOT be used with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in different cartridges, in the same Selekt DSM
  • The Organik MONO DACs can ONLY be used in the Mono Line Out Cartridge
  • You CANNOT mix Organik Stereo cartridges with Organik Mono Line Out Cartridges
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.



SELEKT STANDARD DAC MODULE

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Description:

This is a Digital to Analogue Converter module that fits in Linn Selekt Audio cartridges with a high audio performance level.
Note: Standard DAC modules CANNOT be mixed with Organik DAC modules in the same Selekt DSM





SELEKT KATALYST DAC MODULE

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Description:

This is a Digital to Analogue Converter module that fits in Linn Selekt cartridge and uses the Katalyst DAC for greater precision audio.
Note: Katalyst DAC modules CANNOT be mixed with Organik DAC modules in the same Selekt DSM





SELEKT ORGANIK DAC MODULE

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Description:

This is a Digital to Analogue Converter module that fits in Linn Selekt cartridge and uses the Organik DAC for greater precision audio.
This is available as a Stereo DAC for the Line-level, Power-amplifier or Hybrid 1.1 cartridge or
as a Mono DAC for the Mono Cartridge
The Organik MONO DAC sounds better that the Organik STEREO DAC as the Mono DAC has more Organik flip-flops than the Stereo DAC.
Note: Organik DAC modules CANNOT be mixed with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in the same Selekt DSM





SELEKT HDMI SWITCHING MODULE

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Description:
This is an HDMI-2 switching board with HDMI-ARC connection.
Fitting this module will disable the HDMI-ARC socket that is already inbuilt to the Selekt DSM.
Note: This board was updated in October 2022 and now supports e-ARC.





Linn HDMI 2.0 specification
The HDMI 2.0 specification of products that support this HDMI connection are:

Supports 4k resolution @ 60Hz frame rate, 4:4:4, HDCP 2.2, HDR, ARC, CEC, data rate 18Gbps



SELEKT HDMI Switching Hardware Upgrades

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Linn Surround Module

This is a hardware upgrade for some Linn DS/DSM products to allow Surround options on external Linn DS/DSM inputs
Click HERE to view the Specifications of the Linn Surround Module






Note:

  • After this module has been installed please make sure that you are using the HDMI OUT on the Selekt-HDMI-Switch module and not the socket marked HDMI-ARC.
  • This may require a new power supply to be installed in your Selekt DSM. This will be checked at the time of ordering the Selekt HDMI switching module by your Linn Retailer




SELEKT UTOPIK POWER SUPPLY

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Description:Utopik is our all-new generation of exceptionally efficient and highly responsive switch-mode power supplies for Linn products/

KATALYST DAC Technology

Katalyst Technology

What is a DAC?

A DAC is a Digital to Analogue Convertor.
This takes a digital signal, (1's & 0's) and converts into analogue signal, ( Sinewave.png ). This allows you to feed a digital stream of data and get an analogue signal from it.

DSD file playback on the Linn DS/DSM

Products that will play stereo DSD audio
  • Linn DS/DSM players with Katalyst DAC's, from firmware Davaar 60, can play Stereo 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 with "Organik", "Standard" and "Katalyst" DAC's
> Only supported on SLOT #1 of the Selekt DSM. Selekt DSM slots 2&3 will not play DSD audio/



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 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)


  • DSD is NOT supported on external inputs such as Toslink or USB



  • No digital signal processing is possible. This means:
    • 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 DSM volume control MUST be enabled
    • If the DSM volume control is disabled you will hear "click"s on the loudspeaker when Play/Pause buttons are pressed or a change in bit-rate on change in tracks


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.


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Exakt technology has enabled Linn to completely revolutionise the design and manufacture of music systems. Extending the lossless digital signal path further than ever before, Exakt eliminates sources of noise and distortion that exist in the traditional analogue hi-fi chain.

Exakt turns the loudspeaker into an intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable product. This enables a wide range of performance- and personalisation-enhancing capabilities, guaranteeing a performance that eliminates distortion, corrects for variation and is personalised for your home.

Exakt-links connects the Linn DS/DSM to the Exakt speaker/Tunbox via a single CAT5 cable. This single cable will transport 8 channels of audio and sync information to ensure that all channel playback is in perfect timing.

HDMI-2

Click <HERE> for more information on HDMI-2

FAQ's

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Linn Selekt FAQ's

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General operation

Does each Line or Power Amplifier cartridge require it own DAC Module? Can I share the one DAC module between over cartridges?
Every Line/Power Amplifer cartridges in Mono or Stereo configuration MUST have its own DAC module
When the cartridge plugs into the Selekt hub, ALL of the connections are digital connections. Each cartridge will take this digital data, provided by the Selekt Hub, and convert in to analogue data, using the DAC module. The output of the DAC module is then passed to the power amplifier or line-out circuitry.
If there isn't a DAC module installed within the cartridge then nothing if fed to the power amplifier or line-out circuity.


Can i mix Standard, Katalyst & Organik DAC in the same Selekt DSM?

There are a number of Rules when using different DAC's and cartridges with the Selekt DSM:

  • When using two of these Mono cartridges you CANNOT fit/use another cartridge within this Selekt DSM.
  • DAC's are sold seperately and ONE DAC module MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.
  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) Stereo DAC is the standard DAC.
or
or
  • Only one type of DAC module can be installed in each cartridge.
That is, You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or Hybrid 1.1 catridge at the same time.
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM.
However Organik DAC modules CANNOT be used with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in different cartridges, in the same Selekt DSM
  • The Organik MONO DACs can ONLY be used in the Mono Line Out Cartridge
  • You CANNOT mix Organik Stereo cartridges with Organik Mono Line Out Cartridges
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.


How do I find out if my Selekt module(s) have a ORGANIK or KATALYST DAC?
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Note: The Selekt DSM Edition will show what DAC is installed

Open the Manage Systems app:
  1. Select your Linn Selekt DSM,
  2. Click in the "General" tab
  3. Click on the "Network Player Selekt DSM... >"
  4. Scroll down to almost the bottom of the page and this will list the cartridges and DACS in each Selekt slot.
This will show the board information with DAC type and the module type in that slot. As well as the software versions & compilers used within this module:










Do I need to have a UTOPIK power supply to use with Organik_DAC
No you can use ANY Selekt DSM power supply. (But it will sound better with the UTOPIK Emoji wink.png)


I have put two or three cartridges in my Selekt DSM and it doesn't work
Check what DAC modules are fitted to the cartridges. Organik DAC modules CANNOT be mixed with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in the same Selekt DSM
Update the Selekt DSM to Davaar 69 or higher. This firmware supports multiple cartridge operation
The initial releases the Selekt DSM firmware are only designed to work with one cartridge in slot-1,(closest to the corner). If you add more cartridges (from another Selekt DSM..), or move the cartridge to a different slot then the Selekt will probably not work.

If there is NO HDMI switch board installed then it would appear that only one module is fitted and only allow you to define one pair of speakers. This is because the Selekt will be assign ALL cartridges are Left & Right channels and allowing you to Bi-Amp and Tri-Amp these speakers using all of the module attached. (Do the same check as above, to find out what cartridges are installed)


BEFORE an new Selekt cartridges are installed please ensure that the Selekt DSM is brought up to the latest version of firmware BEFORE fitting these cartridges.


Can I swap cartridges or modules with Selekt DSM in Standby
NO
  • Warning: Changing Selekt Cartidge(s) or Module(s).
Applies to: All Selekt DSM variants
To reduce the risk of damage to your Selekt DSM:
  • The Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from Mains power supply by BEFORE any cartridge(s) or module(s) are removed/Inserted.


How do I trim the Surround channel levels?

You need to set up the Space Optimistation for you room first. After this is applied you can then trim each channel with the inbuilt noise generator.

Check Volume Equalisation



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Music formats

Can the Selekt DSM play DSD music?
  • On initial release with Davaar firmware 65 DSD playback is unsupported. However later versions of Davaar firmware (Davaar 66 onwards, Nov 2018) do support DSD playback.
  • Works with STEREO Cartridges (Line-level/Power Amplifier, Katalyst/non-Katalyst/Organik) will support DSD playback with Davaar 66+ firmware.
  • DSD playback will only output on Cartridge #1
  • USB playback is limited to PCM due to PC/MAC operating system transport.


Inputs/Outputs

Does the HDMI-ARC socket on the Selekt DSM support e-ARC?
No, the socket on the back panel of the any Selekt DSM is just ARC.
If you want an e-ARC connection you will need to add the Selekt HDMI switching module. From Oct 2022 they were upgraded to support e-Arc
How can I connect my headphones to the Selekt DSM?
Selekt DSM Edition
Headphone socket on side of the Selekt
Selekt DSM & Selekt DSM Classic
From firware release Davaar 75 (Jan 2020) SPDIF1 can be converted to an SPDIF output that will support up to 192KHz. This will allow you to connect digital headphones to the Selekt DSM. (You may need to change the Selekt Digital output to a fixed sample rate of 88.2k/96k to get Studio Master audio to play on your headphones)
Note
This output is a fixed volume control output, that is, Volume Up/Down had no effect on this output. This will allow you to turn down the speakers, (on Exakt, line or power amplifers modules), and control the volume using your headphone amplifier volume control .
Can I have both a Line level and Power amplifier module in the Linn Selekt?
Yes, when the various modules are released you will be able to mix Line Level and Power Amplifier modules if the correct power supply is installed in the Selekt DSM.
Check that your Selekt DSM has the large power supply fitted, otherwise it will not identify that ANY modules have been fitted. (The small power supply is designed for use with the Line-level modules only. Large power supplies are available as a hardware upgrade)
We would not advise using the Selekt Line-level and Selekt Power Amplifier cartridges for the same audio channels. This is due to the Selekt power amplifier has a lower gain than other Linn amplifiers:
e.g. If you are using the Selekt DSM to Bi-Amp (or Tri-Amp) a pair of speakers and:
  • a Selekt Power Amplifier cartridge to feed one speaker input
  • a Selekt Line level cartridge with external power amplifier to feed another speaker input
This means the Selekt PA fed speaker will be quieter than the external power amplifier fed speaker.

The Manage Systems webpage will assume that with different cartridge types you will be using this in a Surround sound system. This will offer the Exakt software configuration upgrade to allow you to configure these cartridge for Surround channels.


Note:
  • You may also need a new power supply to deal with the new power requirements.
is the output level of the Selekt DSM different from other Linn DS/DSM's?
The Line RCA output on the Selekt DSM is the same has the same output gain as other Linn DS/DSM products.
However the Power amplifier is approx. 8dB, (8 volume step), quieter than the Chakra amplifiers and ealier Majik DSM's;
Can I add a sub-woofer directly to the Power amplifier outputs on the Selekt DSM?
No,The Selekt DSM power amplifier is a Class-D amplifier and the negative terminal on the power amplifier is NOT connected to earth.
On most sub-woofer "High Level" inputs this is connected to earth and connecting their ground to Selekt DSM negative power amplifier connection may cause damage to both products. Check with the sub-woofer manufacturer on how to connect their sub-woofers to Class-D amplifiers.
Can I connect Electrostatic loudspeakers, such as Martin Logan, to the Selekt DSM?
As the Selekt DSM uses Class-D power amplfiers then the Selekt DSM power amplifier is dependant on the inductive/capative load then the usual loading of Electrostatic loudspeakers may cause poor sounding instability.
Check with your speaker manufacturer for any solutions.
Can I fit another module and have a seperate volume control or a unity gain output?
No, all Selekt modules and Exakt speakers/Exaktbox within the one product share a common volume control.

That is, you CANNOT have different volume controls with ANY single Linn DS/DSM product.

However, you can configure the Selekt DSM change this to an SPDIF output. This will allow the Selekt DSM to output the current audio playback at line-level, i.e. no volume controlled output.
Some customers have purchased a low-cost SPDIF to take this digital signal and convert into analogue and feed to their Tape deck.......
Can I fit another Integrated Amplifier module and Bridge these to increase the Selekt Output power?

No, the Selekt Integrated Amplifiers are already bridged Class-D amplifiers


Is there a TAPE OUT on the Selekt DSM?
No, all Selekt outputs are share the same common Volume control.
However, if the Tape deck has an SPDIF input, you can configure the Selekt DSM change this to an SPDIF output. This will allow the Selekt DSM to output the current audio playback at line-level, i.e. no volume controlled output.
Some customers have purchased a low-cost SPDIF to take this digital signal and convert into analogue and feed to their Tape deck.
I have fitted a HDMI cartridge with Surround module, Can I add a second zone on the Selekt DSM?
With or without the HDMI cartridge the Selekt DSM shares the same volume control to all fitted cartirdges and Exakt products connected to it.

Feeding the left and right audio to another room will have a common same volume control with the main Selekt DSM room. (If do wire this up to share to another zone, when you have a surround source playing only the left/right audio is shared with the other zone. The other Surround channels will NOT be shared with this other zone)

You 'CANNOT Songcast this surround audio to another Linn DS. Songcast only supports Stereo audio and will not share any sources that are playing in Surround mode.
How should I set the phono stage input level?
As a general rule of thumb, the phono stage input level should not be less than 4x the specified cartridge output level.
For example, a cartridge with a specified output level of 0.25mV would require a Phono (MC) input setting of 1.2mVrms
If this setting is too low then it can result in audible distortion
If I play a turntable (MM or MC) why do I see "192kHz 24bit PCM" on display ?
All audio that is passed through the Selekt DSM is digitised to allow for Space Optimisation, Songcast to another Linn DS/DSM, Exakt transmission to speakers, etc. The 192kHz, 24bit is the sample rate and bit rate used to convert this into the digital domain.
Note: 192K/24bit is the highest quality audio that the Linn DS/DSM supports.
Can I plug a USB stick into the USB socket of the Selekt DSM

The USB socket on the Linn DSM is ONLY for USB streaming sources:

Type: USB-B Asynchronous socket

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USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 192k

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 Windows7/8/10/11 PC, MAC or USB socket of an iPad/iPhone and be a Sound card for these devices.1.
• DSD audio will typically be transcoded to PCM, by the PC/MAC, before transporting down the USB cable to the Linn DSM

Note:

1: The Linn DSM will playback the audio dictated by the PC/MAC sound driver.
  • On Mac you can go into the Sound Settings, after you select the USB Output, and adjust what audio format is played.
  • On a Windows PC you will need to get an audio driver that supports higher bit-rates. (For example: Adding a PCI card or module into your PC to get these higher bit-rates)
How can I get audio from my Macbook/iPad Airplay video to play on the Linn DSM?
THe simplest way to get audio from your Airplay movies is to use teh HDMI-ARC connection from your television. All you do is:
  1. Select the HDMI-ARC input on the Linn DSM source list.
  2. On you PC/MAC select your TV to Airplay your movies and play.
The audio from your Airplay video will automatically be diverted to playback on your Linn DSM.
If the audio is out of sync then you can use the cursor buttons on the IR handset to trim the lipsync.
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How can I play my Computer Music on the Selekt DSM?
You can connect the Linn Selekt USB socket, (USB Type-B) to connect to your PC/MAC USB socket. You can then set your sound card to output to the Selekt DSM.
On the Selekt 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 Selekt 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 Selekt DSM. We would advise leaving the PC/MAC volume at 100% and only adjusting the Selekt DSM volume. This will stop any surprises when you change the Selekt DSM to another input such as Radio and suddenly get an extremely loud radio station.
Is there a DIGITAL/SPDIF output?
From firmware release Davaar 75 (Jan 2020), the coxial digital output, SPDIF1 ,can be converted to a coxial digital SPDIF output that will support up to 192KHz.
This is fixed line level with no Space Optimisation.
My Selekt power amplifier is not working?
If you have the Volume control disabled in Konfig or Manage systems, then this will disable the power amplifier on the Selekt DSM.


Selekt display questions

My Selekt DSM has a RED Linn symbol on the dial, what does this mean?
RED-LINN.jpg If you do not have a live network/LAN connection on the Selekt 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 (#3 on the back panel diagram) and NOT the Exakt socket (#10 back panel diagram).


WHITE-LINN.jpg 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 Selekt 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 Selekt DSM to startup for approximately 1min.
or
  • Use the Linn App to upload software in to the Linn Selekt DSM. Check >HERE< for more information.
What does the shimmering dial mean?
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This is to show that the Selekt DSM is starting up after a mains power on. It will typically do this in 30–45 seconds, but if the Linn Selekt DSM is performing a software update, this may take a little longer.





What does a dim/bright dial mean?
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This is to show when the Selekt DSM is in Mute mode.




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 Manage Systems - Software Updates, IR handset or Linn App. Instructions on how to do this update are listed HERE



Is it normal that the Selekt 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 Linn DSM, activating its proximity sensor.



What does the message "Incompatible hardware" mean?
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You will probably have just fitted an HDMI module to the Linn Selekt DSM. Early Selekt DSMs had power supplies designed to work with specific cartridges only, but as the product has evolved, adding additonal modules may require higher rated power supplies to drive the additional hardware. With the above message, the Selekt DSM has identified that the fitted power supply is not suitable to supply all of the hardware currently fitted to the Selekt DSM and needs to be updated. The power supply is an easily replaced module that can be updated by Linn Retailers.

Note: MCAS 058/059 can be upgraded to SK CPSU1 or SK CPSU2
Please refer to your Linn Retailer to fit the correct power supply.

With the release of Organik DAC you now have some other configuration issue.Namely the DAC's used and Cartridges used:

  • Only one type of DAC module can be installed in each cartridge.
That is, You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or Hybrid 1.1 catridge at the same time.
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM.
However Organik DAC modules CANNOT be used with Standard and Katalyst DAC modules in different cartridges, in the same Selekt DSM
  • The Organik MONO DACs can ONLY be used in the Mono Line Out Cartridge
  • You CANNOT mix Organik Stereo cartridges with Organik Mono Line Out Cartridges



IP Network

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



Reseting the Selekt DSM

How do I do a FACTORY reset on the Selekt DSM?
This will do a reset all setting to default setting. This action may take a short time, typically 5 Minutes, to perform this action.
1. Open the Manage Systems webpage and select you Selekt DSM.
2: Open the General tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.
3: Press the RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULTS and leave it to do the update.
4: This action will have removed the Selekt DSM from your Linn Account and you will have to re-attach to your Linn account using the Linn_app.
5. All done.
How do I RECOVER on the Selekt DSM?
You will need to have the Linn App running to do the full RECOVER, plus internet access for the Selekt 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).

This is only valid for Linn DS/DSM that have already been loaded with Davaar 99, or higher, firmware (from approx April 2023). Otherwise, use the Konfig procedure.

If, for any reason, the update process has failed, (for example, you have left this UPDATE running for 2 hours and the Linn DS appears to be stuck), we would suggest doing the following:
1. Power OFF the Linn DS/DSM
2. Power ON the Linn DS/DSM and press the FALLBACK recessed button on the back of the Linn DS/DSM.
(This sometime has the FB label beside a recessed button near the Linn DS/DSM Ethernet socket.)
This should bring a lightening flash symbol on the Linn DS/DSM display.


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3 Now open Linn App, click on the LinnAppMoreButton.png icon, and you should now see the System Recovery option


4:Press the > and this will open the product list of products awaiting a RECOVERY.
if no product is listed, then either the Linn App is on the wrong network or the Linn DS/DSM is NOT running Davaar99 or higher firmware. Use Konfig software to recover this Linn DS/DSM.





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5: Press the RECOVER button to start the recovery process of this Linn DS/DSM
The button should now state "Recovering" and this may take several minutes to complete.







6.After a few minutes go back to the HOME page, (ignore the recovering button message as this may not have refreshed itself)
Your Linn DS/DSM has been recovered and reset back to factory default setting. I.e. It will be called "Main Room"
Note: Kustom DSM's will not show as a room(s), but are available to be added to your Linn Account in the next step...
7. Within the Linn App, go into the Settings
a) Click on the Linn Account.
b) click on the Add/Remove products.
c) Scroll down the list of products and search for "Main Room" or Kustom DSM. Double check that the serial number listed matches your Linn DS/DSM serial number and hit the + to add it to your Linn account.
8. Proceed to Manage_Systems to rename and set up your Linn DS/DSM




Selekt DSM does not produce any sound from the cartridge(s)

Check Selekt configuration

  • If this is a fresh installation or you have added/changed an Selekt cartridge configuration the check:
DAC Modules:You have NOT using fitted BOTH Organik DACs AND Katalyst or Standard DAC's. The Selekt cartridges can ONLY be:
A mixture of Organik DACs AND Katalyst or Standard DAC's will produce NO sound and give a front panel warning of Configuration error.


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         * Cartridge(s) must be fitted on the order;
        Slot#1 the first cartridge,
        Slot#2 for the second cartridge, if required and
        Slot#3 for the third cartridge, if required.








If you have the correct orientation of DAC's and cartridge position (see above), try the Restore Procedure...

Restore Procedure

Using Konfig App

MAKE SURE YOU ARE RUNNING THE LATEST VERISON OF KONFIG (V4.37.165 or later)
1. Make sure that your Selekt DSM is powered on and connected to a network with internet access.
2. In Konfig, select your DSM and go into the   Exakt   or Speakers tab.
a) In the Speakers configuration box, click on the FALLBACK button. This will put the Selekt backplane into fallback mode.
b) After a few moments, a RESTORE button should appear in the Speakers configuration box. Press this RESTORE button.
i) If the RESTORE button does not appear after 60 seconds then quit Konfig.
ii) Re-open Konfig and go back the   Exakt   or Speakers tab. The RESTORE button should now be visible. Press this RESTORE button.
c) Let it go through the programming steps (there's a progress indicator at the bottom of screen).
3. When it's finished:
a) Power cycle the Selekt (Do NOT use the Reboot option in Konfig).
b) Set up the speaker info and see if normal operation has returned.
c) If not, please contact Linn Helpline.

Using Manage Systems

1. Check that your Selekt DSM is powered on and connected to a network with internet access.
2. In Manage Systems, select your DSM and go into the   GENERAL   tab.
a) Click on "Selekt DSM" text to go into the configuration box,
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b) Scroll down to the bottom of the Network player page and
click on the " RESTORE SPEAKER FACTORY DEFAULTS text
c) After a few moments, a pop-up box will appear, click on the RESTORE
An status box will appear at the bottom of the screen giving you the status of the upgrade.
3. When it's finished:
a) Power cycle the Selekt DSM
b) Set up the speaker info and see if normal operation has returned.
c) If not, please contact Linn Helpline.

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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.

Common FAQ's

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How do I Update, or recover, the software on a Linn DS/DSM

This procedure is not difficult. The first step is finding out which software/firmware you are using to minimise the steps required.

From Software version Davaar 99, Konfig has retired from providing software update AFTER this software/Davaar version.
Up to > Davaar 98, then use Konfig to update the Linn DS/DSM to the latest software…
From Davaar99+ then you will need to use the Linn App or IR handset (See point1 below)


To check what version of Software you are running on your Linn DSM, you can either:
1. Use the IR Handset
On the REM 022 use the SHUFFLE key, Press and HOLD this key for 2 seconds
On the REM 020 use the # key, Press and HOLD for 2 seconds,
On older products: early Majik, Akurate, early Klimax and Kiko:
* If this action states, "Your Software is up-to-date" or "Software update available...." then you are running Davaar99 or higher.
* If there is an update available, you will be able to authorise the Linn DS/DSM by pressing the the joystick UP then joystick RIGHT buttons.
* If this states anything else, then you are on Davaar 97 or lower
On newer products: New Majik, Any Selekt DSM & new Klimax DSM:
This will show "Device" on the front panel display. Hit the RIGHT cursor button and this will show you the product information including the software version. (Check point 2, below, on how to decode this version.)
If there is an update available, you will be able to perform this update by following the instructions on the Linn DS/DSM screen.


2: Use Konfig and select your Linn DS/DSM. The Software version is structured as a Software family(4=Davaar) :
Major Release version, (this is the key number to use) : Minor version of software (Ignore this just now)

4:99.491 relates to 4=Davaar, 99=Major software version, 491=Minor version. Therefore, is Davaar-99

Note: Konfig can still be used for these actions, it must still be used as a stepping stone to the latest Linn DS/DSM software.


3. Open Manage Systems and the Firmware is listed on the product configuration page (top right). The Firmware version is decoded in the same manner as the Konfig setup.
Up to Davaar 97
To update, using Konfig and your current Linn DS/DSM firm is Davaar 97 or lower

1.Start Konfig (after ensuring you have latest version)

a) Go into KONFIG Settings and check that Konfig is set to the same network as your Linn DS/DSM.

2. Click on the UPDATES tab. If there is a software update for your Linn DS/DSM it will be listed after clicking UPDATES. If there is no firmware update available for the Linn DS/DSM then it will not be listed under this tab.

Note: on the Selekt DSM & new Majik DSM they will need to be power cycled and wait appox 30minutes before checking the Konfig UPDATES tab
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3.Select the UPDATE button against the Linn DS/DSM you want to update.

a) A message will appear on the Konfig screen stating the major changes that this software update may incur. (This will be dependant on your present version of software loaded into the Linn DS/DSM)
b) If you want to continue with this update then scroll down to the bottom of the message and select UPDATE.
c) For your Privacy we ask if you agree to collecting Anonymous data on usage of the Linn DS. This will aid any fault reporting and also any activity to help Linn enhance the software and product operation.
d) Select I AGREE or more options to change what information Linn Products Ltd can receive.

4. Konfig will download the firmware update and proceed to updating the selected Linn DS/DSM player.
5.Once complete you will see an Update Completed Successfully message and your DS player will be re-started
6. Update complete

If you encounter any problems, please contact your Linn Specialist or Contact Linn.
From Davaar 99 onwards
To update/recover, using Linn App, and your current Linn DS/DSM is Davaar 99 or higher

Linn Ds/DSM software updates using Linn App

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1.Click on the LinnAppMoreButton.png icon and if there are any updates for your Linn DS/DSM you will see:





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2.Press the > and this will open the product list.
As an update is available, STOP ANY MUSIC PLAYING ON YOUR LINN DS/DSM BEFORE pressing the UPDATE button
Tap the Update All to initiate the update of all Linn DS/DSM products shown in the list.
Please be patient as this can typically take between 5–40 minutes to update depending on the complexity of the update.





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To update, using an IR handset, and your current Linn DS/DSM is Davaar 99 or higher
Use the IR Handset
On older products, early Majik, Akurate, early Klimax and Kiko,
On the REM 022 use the SHUFFLE key, Press and HOLD this key for 2 seconds
On the REM 020 use the # key, Press and HOLD for 2 seconds,
With older products, early Majik, Akurate, early Klimax and Kiko, If there is a software update it will tell you to press the IR handset UP arrow followed by the RIGHT arrow. The update will now start.
On newer products: New Majik, Any Selekt DSM & new Klimax DSM:
On the IR Handset, or Dial, press the UP joystick key. This will open the setup menu
On the IR Handser, or Dial, press the DOWN joystick key a few times and press the RIGHT joystick key. If there are any software updates on this page it will then give you instructions on how to update the product.

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.


Formats NOT supported
  • MQA: Check HERE for more information
  • 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 stereo DSD audio
  • Linn DS/DSM players with Katalyst DAC's, from firmware Davaar 60, can play Stereo 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 with "Organik", "Standard" and "Katalyst" DAC's
> Only supported on SLOT #1 of the Selekt DSM. Selekt DSM slots 2&3 will not play DSD audio/



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 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)


  • DSD is NOT supported on external inputs such as Toslink or USB



  • No digital signal processing is possible. This means:
    • 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 DSM volume control MUST be enabled
    • If the DSM volume control is disabled you will hear "click"s on the loudspeaker when Play/Pause buttons are pressed or a change in bit-rate on change in tracks


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 Tunein Radio

NO, the Linn DS/DSM.HUB only plays the Radio stream provided by Tunein.

I can no longer get Linn radio stream, Linn Jazz, Linn Classical, Linn Radio, station

From June 2022 TuneIn have removed these Linn Radio streams from their supported list.
These stations are now available using the AirAble-Logo-coloured.png radio. click <HERE> for more information on how to change your LInn DS/DSM radio to AirAble-Logo-coloured.png


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.

How do I add BBC Radio stations to my Presets?

  1. Select the TuneIn button in Kazoo /Linn App and find the BBC, or any other Radio station you wish to add in selection tree
  2. Press the three dots on the right hand side of the station and enable/disable the Favourite, (TuneIn > Favourite in Linn App).
  3. Complete

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. The alternative is to configure the Linn DS/DSM with airable internet radio


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?
The newer products with Bluetooth allow Android devices to play on a Bluetooth device, that is, the Linn DSM.

Otherwise 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.



Deezer on the Linn DS/DSM

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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 function is NOT available on the Kazoo or Kinsky Apps
The Deezer is broadcast from the Internet straight to the Linn DS/DSM and you use the Linn App to select and play the Music on the Linn DS/DSM.


Check for Deezer FAQ's with Linn DS/DSM

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

Top Of Page Index
Click HERE for FAQ on ALL products

Troubleshooting

Selekt DSM issues

Selekt DSM does not produce any sound from the cartridge(s)

Check Selekt configuration

  • If this is a fresh installation or you have added/changed an Selekt cartridge configuration the check:
DAC Modules:You have NOT using fitted BOTH Organik DACs AND Katalyst or Standard DAC's. The Selekt cartridges can ONLY be:
A mixture of Organik DACs AND Katalyst or Standard DAC's will produce NO sound and give a front panel warning of Configuration error.


Selekt Cartridge number.png



         * Cartridge(s) must be fitted on the order;
        Slot#1 the first cartridge,
        Slot#2 for the second cartridge, if required and
        Slot#3 for the third cartridge, if required.








If you have the correct orientation of DAC's and cartridge position (see above), try the Restore Procedure...

Restore Procedure

Using Konfig App

MAKE SURE YOU ARE RUNNING THE LATEST VERISON OF KONFIG (V4.37.165 or later)
1. Make sure that your Selekt DSM is powered on and connected to a network with internet access.
2. In Konfig, select your DSM and go into the   Exakt   or Speakers tab.
a) In the Speakers configuration box, click on the FALLBACK button. This will put the Selekt backplane into fallback mode.
b) After a few moments, a RESTORE button should appear in the Speakers configuration box. Press this RESTORE button.
i) If the RESTORE button does not appear after 60 seconds then quit Konfig.
ii) Re-open Konfig and go back the   Exakt   or Speakers tab. The RESTORE button should now be visible. Press this RESTORE button.
c) Let it go through the programming steps (there's a progress indicator at the bottom of screen).
3. When it's finished:
a) Power cycle the Selekt (Do NOT use the Reboot option in Konfig).
b) Set up the speaker info and see if normal operation has returned.
c) If not, please contact Linn Helpline.

Using Manage Systems

1. Check that your Selekt DSM is powered on and connected to a network with internet access.
2. In Manage Systems, select your DSM and go into the   GENERAL   tab.
a) Click on "Selekt DSM" text to go into the configuration box,
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b) Scroll down to the bottom of the Network player page and
click on the " RESTORE SPEAKER FACTORY DEFAULTS text
c) After a few moments, a pop-up box will appear, click on the RESTORE
An status box will appear at the bottom of the screen giving you the status of the upgrade.
3. When it's finished:
a) Power cycle the Selekt DSM
b) Set up the speaker info and see if normal operation has returned.
c) If not, please contact Linn Helpline.




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Technical Specifications

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Linn Selekt DSM Edition

Overview
Product Name:

Selekt DSM Edition

Date of Introduction: October 2022


Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Versions:

• Selekt DSM Edition with NO cartridges
• Selekt DSM with Line-level analogue outputs cartridge
• Selekt DSM with internal power amplifer cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Katalyst-text.png Stereo Line-level analogue cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Katalyst-text.png Stereo power amplifier cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Stereo Line-level analogue cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Stereo power amplifier cartridge
• Selekt DSM with Organik Logo Black 400px.png Mono Line-level analogue cartridge
• The version currently fitted can be checked HERE

If using Organik DAC's then ALL cartridges MUST use the Organik DAC

Dimensions

(H) 113 mm x (W) 350 mm x (D) 350 mm
(H) 4.45 inches x (W) 13.8 inches x (D) 13/8 inches

Weight 7.2 kg / 15.9 lb
Mains supply voltage (auto ranging)
100–120 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
200–240 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
Power consumption Sleep 15 W
Power continuous typically 200W but dependant on cartridges used
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 (Organik only)
Word depths 16–24 bits
Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers, UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45
EXAKT 2off
inputs

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.

1off HDMI ARC

1off RCA Line level,
Input sensitivity Selectable: 1 / 2 / 4 Vrms
Input impedance - 50 kΩ
1off MM Phono,
max voltage (1kHz): 67mV rms. (Gain +40dB),
Input impedance 47kΩ, 100pf
1off MC Phono,
max voltage(1kHz): 5.5mV rms (Gain +54dB),
Input impedance 100Ω 470pf
2off Toslink
Support sample rates 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
2off SPDIF
Support sample rates 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Nominal input voltage 0.5 V peak
1off USB Audio Class 2
Support sample rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
2off Exakt-Link
Sources LAN
Internet radio
Tidal
Qobuz
Calm Radio
Spotify Connect
NetAux
AUDIO OUTPUTS
(3 slots for Line and Power cartridges)
2-channel Line level analogue pre-amplifier output cartridge for Linn Selekt DSM 
A DAC must be installed in this module 
2-channel power amplifier cartridge for Linn Selekt DSM -
A DAC must be installed in this module 
1.1 channel pre and power amplifier cartridge for Linn Selekt DSM 
A DAC must be installed in this module
 2 x Sub-woofer outputs (Only for Stereo playback give 2.1,ch playback)
 (Bass Reinforcement or Redirect)
Exakt-Link
1 x SPDIF (Can be configured as a fixed volume Stereo digital output)
1/4in / 6.3mm headphone jack
1 x HDMI Cartridge slot
SELEKT HDMI SWITCHING MODULE
Upgrade options for HDMI Switching module
Linn Surround Module