Klimax DSM

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Getting Started


Product info

  • Product Name: Klimax DSM
  • Date of Introduction: October 2011 - May 2014
Replaced by Klimax DSM/1
  • Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier


Linn Support Site

Latest software

Latest software releases

Open source software


Quickstart Guide

Space Optimisation+

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Konfig manual

Kinsky Desktop manual

DSM Remote control manual

Kinsky Jukebox manual

Safety Information

Warranty Terms & Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

HDMI Setup

HDMI Setup

DSM Audio Latencies Explained

Network Setup

DS Budget System Setup

DS Entry Level System Setup

DS High End System Setup

Back Panel Connections


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).
  3. TOSLINK IN- To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  4. ETHERNET - To connect to a network.
  5. SPDIF IN - To connect sources with Spdif digital outputs.
  6. BALANCED IN RIGHT, LEFT - To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.1 2
  7. BALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with balanced (XLR) analogue inputs.2
  8. UNBALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.
  9. EARTH GROUND - For connecting the unit to an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available or for joining the earths of other products in the system to improve perfromance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.
  10. HDMI IN 1, 2, 3 - To connect sources with HDMI outputs.
  11. HDMI OUT - To connect to a display device with HDMI inputs.

1 XLR to RCA adaptors are supplied for connecting sources with unbalanced outputs.
2 Set to DELAY mode > DIRECT to pass through an Analogue volume control to the Analogue out.

Front Panel




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

For further assistance, try our customer support pages or the Linn Forum.