Selekt DSM Cartridges

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SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - 2Ch LINE OUT

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Description:

This is a cartridge with 2off line-level audio channels.
Each channel has both XLR & RCA outputs that can be used simultaneously.



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


Option 1: Standard (Level-1) THD+N: 0.0002%



Dynamic Range       114dB



Option 2: Katalyst (Level-2) THD+N: 0.0002%



Dynamic Range       117dB



Line Output:

RCA:

Output Level: 2V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance: 300Ω


XLR

Output Level: 4V rms @volume 80

Output Impedance:       600Ω




Note:

  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) DAC is the standard DAC.
or
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM. This will change the audio performance of that cartridge only.
  • A DAC MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.



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 - 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)



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 Selekt 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, (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.
  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) DAC is the standard DAC.
or
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM. This will change the audio performance of that cartridge only.
  • A DAC MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.



SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - 1.1 ( Combined 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 - 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)



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 Selekt 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, (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.
  • Different DAC's modules can be used with each Selekt Cartridge.
Either
  • Standard (Level-1) DAC is the standard DAC.
or
  • These Standard and Katalyst DAC modules are interchangeable in different cartridges in the same Selekt DSM. This will change the audio performance of that cartridge only.
  • A DAC MUST be fitted to the the cartridge to get audio from this cartridge.



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.







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.






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.





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

Linn Surround Module
This is a hardware upgrade for some Linn DS/DSM products to allow Surround options on external Linn DS/DSM inputs

Direct decoding of surround streams from HDMI / HDMI-ARC / TOSLINK / SPDIF is supported with the addition of a Linn Surround module mounted onto the HDMI-2 board within the DSM.

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The Linn Surround module is sold only as an upgrade to any:

Selekt or Akurate or Klimax DSM


The full list of supported devices is:

Selekt Products
Akurate Products
Klimax Products


  • The HDMI-2 boards have been fitted as standard since September 2016 and are available as an upgrade to all Akurate and Klimax DSM's.


Sneaky/Sekrit/Kiko & Majik Products
This Linn Surround Module upgrade is either not available or is not supported in these products.


Supported Surround formats in the Linn Surround Module

  • Supported codecs on HDMI, HDMI-ARC, TOSLINK and SPDIF connections

  • Dolby Digital,
  • Dolby Digital Plus,
  • Dolby TrueHD,
  • DTS,
  • DTS-HD Master Audio,
  • DTS-HD,
  • DTS Neo:6....

Dolby Atmos and DTS-X are not supported.


  • Available from the Konfig > Dolby/DTS tab are Neo:6 mode selection, and ‘Dynamic Range Compression’ (formerly known as Midnight Movie Mode on earlier Linn products).


  • Speaker positioning should be achieved through Space Optimisation, however if Space Optimisation is disabled, the speaker distances may be configured from the Konfig > Dolby/DTS tab.


Surround Songcast:
Surround audio is NOT Songcasted to other rooms. Songcast will only support Stereo audio, if you DSM front panel is showing a Surround mode then this audio is not shared via Songcast.


Speaker configurations:
To reduce the Exakt hardware requirements for extra channels, it is possible to configure an ExaktBox or ExaktBox-I to drive one non-Exakt speaker per channel, up to a maximum of 8 channels, using either a 6 x channel passthrough or 8 x channel passthrough Exakt filter.
Space Optimization will be supported for this configuration, but not Space Optimisation+ (for Exakt speakers).

  • Speakers can be driven from any combination of:
  • Direct analogue output from the DSM;
  • Exakt Speaker;
  • Exaktbox configured with crossovers for one or two speakers;
  • Exaktbox configured as passthrough for up to 6 or 8 surround speakers.
  • Linn Selekt DSM cartridge(s);
Examples of speaker setups can be found HERE


Some information for setup in Konfig can be found HERE


Trim the speaker levels
You can trim the Speakers levels using an inbuilt Pink noise generator within the Linn DSM. But Space Optimisation will need to be setup first to get the correct speaker positioning and timing.
After Space Optimisation has been setup you can adjust the trim, more details are listed HERE


Setup via IR handset:

  • Use the left/right handset joystick control to adjust the Lipsync. (make sure that in Konfid the "delay mode" for that source is set for "Video Sync"


  • Press the Up/Down buttons to adjust the LFE (sub-woofer) settings.



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