Majik DSM /3 (2016 2018 Variants)

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Linn Majik DSM
(2016 / 2018 Variant) with HDMI-2

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Product info

  • Product Name: Majik DSM/3 (2015 / 2018 Variant)
Other variants of this product can be found at Majik DSM Variants
  • Date of Introduction: Sept 2016 - Aug 2020
Replaced by Majik DSM/4 (2020 Variant) in 2020
  • Type: Integrated digital music player, preamplifier and power amplifier

Hardware Upgrades



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  • It should be noted that information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what is upgrades available.


Linn Support Site

Latest software

Latest software releases

Details of latest Product release software


Quickstart Guide

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

Remote Control manual

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Surround Sound with Exakt systems

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

Network Setup

Back Panel Connections


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with 1.4 & 2.01 HDMI outputs
  3. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with 1.4 & 2.01 HDMI/HDMI ARC inputs.
  4. EARTH GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal, or an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available, or to join to the earths of other products in the system to improve performance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.
  5. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif) - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  6. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Spdif) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has an Spdif digital input.
  7. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink) - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  8. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Toslink) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has a Toslink (optical) digital input.
  9. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T).
  10. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  11. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA, line level)4, 5 & 8 - To connect sources with unbalanced (RCA) analogue outputs. Input 4 is a configurable input, which is factory set as a moving magnet phono input for connection to turntables. It can be changed by a Linn dealer to a line-level input or a moving coil phono input (moving coil is an optional upgrade).
  12. PRE OUT/PWR IN (RCA, configurable in Konfig)
    • PRE OUT
      1. Variable Connect to a power amplifier with unbalanced (RCA) inputs (default)
      2. Fixed (line level) Connect to a preamplifier with unbalanced (RCA) input

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



      Exakt Channel Allocation

      Internal Volume Control

      Pre Out/Power In Connector Mode

      DUAL Analogue/Exakt Stereo


      Preout/Variable (Default) None Enabled PRE OUT2 Disabled Analogue out to power amp
      Preout/Variable Left, Right Enabled PRE OUT2 Enabled Exakt out and analogue out but out of sync
      Preout/Fixed None Disabled PRE OUT2 Disabled Analogue out to preamp, poweramp disabled
      Preout/Fixed (Invalid) Left, Right (N/A) Disabled PRE OUT2 Enabled No Exakt out when volume control is disabled
      PwrIn None Enabled PWR IN3 Disabled Use case: Akurate DS, Majik DSM as power amp only
      PwrIn Left, Right Enabled PWR IN3 Enabled Use case: AEB6, Majik 4100
      PwrIn (Invalid) None Disabled PWR IN3 Disabled Power amp disabled when volume control disabled
      PwrIn(Invalid) Left, Right Disabled PWR IN3 Enabled Power amp disabled when volume control disabled

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

1 Linn recommend using HDMI Premium certification.pngPremium High Speed Certifiied HDMI cables for an optimal experience. (supporting HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD.)
2 'PRE OUT' option formerly labelled (incorrectly) as 'Input' in Konfig
3 'PWR IN' option formerly labelled (incorrectly) as 'Output' in Konfig
4 With ADC of 96kHz/24bit
5 MM Phono stage. Max input voltage 50mV rms 47k&#937, 68pF
8 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ

EXAKT LINK connection

Check HERE for information of Exakt link connection

Front Panel Connections

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  1. MUTE BUTTON - Mutes/unmutes the audio
  3. SLEEP BUTTON - Brings the unit in/out of sleep mode
  4. VOLUME ADJUST BUTTONS - Changes the volume up/down
  5. HEADPHONE OUTPUT (3.5mm stereo)1 - To connect to headphones
  6. AUXILIARY SOURCE INPUT (3.5mm stereo)2 - To connect to an analogue stereo audio source
  7. SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS - Changes to the previous/next source
  8. POWER SWITCH- Switches the power on/off.

1 Max output voltage 6V rms, output impedance 11Ω
2 AUX input: Input range adjustable 0.5/1/2V rms, impedance 10kΩ

Front display information

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Key points

  • "No Network/LAN" indicates that the Linn DS/DSM/HUB does not have a live computer network connection. This can simply be that the cable is loose or that your computer network/LAN is off/not connected.
  • ! indicates that the Linn DS/DSM/HUB is expecting to see all of the pre-configured Exakt devices, (Exakt speakers, Exakrbox.., Urika-II) connected but it cannot see them. This is typically because the Exakt devices are physically disconnected from the Exakt-link network, they physically have no power going to them or the Linn DS/DSM/HUB has prevously been configured for these products but have not been removed from its setup.


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



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