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=====<u>is the output level of the Majik DSM different from other Linn DS/DSM's? </u>=====
 
The Line RCA output on the is the same has the same output gain as other Linn DS/DSM products.<br>
 
However the Power amplifier is approx. 6dB, (6 volume step), quieter than the Chakra amplifiers;<br>
 
 
=====<u>Can I add a sub-woofer directly to the Power amplifier outputs on the Linn MAJIK DSM?</u>=====
 
:'''No''',The Majik DSM power amplifier is a Class-D amplifier and the negative terminal on the power amplifier is NOT connected to earth.<br />
 
:On most sub-woofer ""High Level" inputs this is connected to earth and connecting their ground to Majik 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.
 
 
 
=====<u>Can I connect Electrostatic loudspeakers, such as Martin Logan,  to the Majik DSM?</u>=====
 
As the Majik DSM uses [[Amplifier_classes#Class_D| <u>Class-D</u> power amplfiers]]  then the Majik power amplifier is dependant on the inductive/capative load then the usual loading of Electrostatic loudspeakers may cause poor sounding instability. <br>
 
<b>Check with your speaker manufacturer for any solutions.</b>
 
  
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Revision as of 12:00, 9 April 2021

Input/Ouputs

is the output level of the Majik DSM different from other Linn DS/DSM's?
The Line RCA output on the Majik 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 Majik DSM?
No,The Majik 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 Majik 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 Majik DSM?
As the Majik DSM uses Class-D power amplfiers then the Majik 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.



General operation

How to get my Alexa to Play on the Majik DSM
You need to setup the Majik DSM as Bluetooth speakers for the Majik DSM. Check Setup on how to configure this.
This will then allow you to select your Music to play back on the Majik DSM as well as the volume of the Music.
Can I plug my Exakt speakers or Linn Exaktbox into this Majik DSM
No, this 2020 variant of the Majik DSM has no Exakt capabilities
Why does the Majik DSM/4 should quieter than other Majik DSM's with the same volume level?
The new Majik DSM/4 has a lower gain than other Linn Power Amplfiers, e.g. Majik C2100, 20dB against 28dB. This means that you have to raise the new Majik DSM by 8 volume steps to have the same output levels.


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

Type: USB-B 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 or MAC and be a Sound card for these computers.
• DSD audio will typically be transcoded to PCM, by the PC/MAC, before transporting down the USB cable to the Linn DSM
Can configure the Majik DSM to have a Moving Coil (MC) input?
No, the internal circuitry is only configurable for Moving Magnet (MM) and Line Level.
(The earlier Majik DSM's had the option of an upgrade board to allow this, But this is not possible as the circuitry is all on the main circuit board to give the best quality sound.)
Can I connect Electrostatic loudspeakers, such as Martin Logan, to the Majik DSM/4?

As the Majik DSM/4 uses Class-D power amplfiers then the Majik DSM/4 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 using Class-D amplifiers