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Linn Setup Guide:
How to set up the Linn Selekt DSM

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Contents

Product info

* Product Name:

Selekt DSM

* Date of Introduction: September 2018

* Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Versions:

• Selekt DSM with Line-level analogue outputs cartridge
• Selekt DSM with internal power amplifer cartridge
• Selekt DSM with KATALYST Line-level analogue outputs
• Selekt DSM with KATALYST internal power amplifier cartridge
The version currently fitted can be checked HERE

Initial Configuration

The Selekt DSM 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 HDMI certified cables.
  • The product has adequate ventilation for operation.
  • The required Cartridge and Modules have been supplied.
  • Positioning Information


Cartridge description

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

*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 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 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.
  • The cartridges are NOT HOT swappable and the Selekt DSM MUST be disconnected from the Mains power before these cartridges are removed/Inserted

Unpacking

  1. Remove the Selekt DSM from 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 in to its final location.


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Wiring

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

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.


Selekt DSM with one Line-level cartridge

Selekt Phono backpanel.jpg
View Selekt Phono connection detail - 1,2,3,4.......
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  4. HDMI ARC (HDMI) - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  5. USB6 - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM USB Audio playback
  6. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink)5 - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  7. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCAline level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif)5 - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA MM/MC)2 & 3 - To connect a turntable with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  11. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  12. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (XLR & RCA,variable level)4 - To connect to a power amplifier.
  13. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch


Notes:
1 Analogue inputs: Input range adjustable 1V-4V rms, impedance 10kΩ
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
6 USB Supported Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192





Selekt DSM with one Power Amplifier cartridge

Power Amp Selekt backpanel.jpg
View Selekt Power Amplifier connection detail
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  4. HDMI ARC - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  5. USB 9 - To connect to a PC/MAC for Class 2.0 PCM USB Audio playback
  6. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink)5 - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  7. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCAline level)1 & 2 - To connect sources with RCA analogue outputs.
  8. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif)5 - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  9. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA MM/MC)2 & 3 - To connect a turntable with unbalanced (RCA) outputs.
  10. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II)
  11. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  12. POWER AMPLIFIER OUTPUTS6 ,7 & 8 - To connect directly to a pair of loudspeakers.
  13. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch


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
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 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.

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





Single Amp, Bi-Amp and Tri-Amp configurations

These are examples of wiring a PASSIVE system in different Amplifier configurations:
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


View connections options
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....

Single Amp
With Single power amplifier cartirdge (with required DAC module) and single wired speakers
Single-Amp-Selekt DSM.png

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.
Bi-Amp-Selekt DSM.png

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.
Tri-Amp-Selekt DSM.jpg

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.
  • 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

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
Tri-Amp-Selekt DSM.jpg

Notes:

  • The loudspeakers MUST be configured for Aktiv operation.
  • Check the Konfig - Connection Help for the connection information e.g Selekt:Majik 109 Exakt crossover wiring
  • 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.
  • The Sub-woofer(s) are fed from the RCA output.The Linn Surround Module is fitted to the HDMI Switching module.
Selekt DSM 5.1ch Surround with Power Amps.jpg




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.
Selekt DSM 5.1ch Surround with mixed modules.jpg
View Selekt 5.1ch Surround connection detail
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  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




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More Surround options can be seen in the Surround section

5.1ch Surround using three Line-level modules

Selekt Surround All LL modules.png

5.1ch Surround using Power Amplifier modules and 1.1 module

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Download 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 KAZOO..

Kazoo control App/software is available for
  • Windows PC's,
  • MAC computers,
  • Android phones/tablets and
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.
You can download the Apps from: www.Linn.co.uk > Menu > The Linn control App - Kazoo



Setup and changes

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After you have wired up your Linn system this may require some electronic setup.
There are two ways to configure your Linn DS/DSM player/Speakers etc:

1. The first way is using a Windows 7/10 PC or MAC OSX app called Konfig:
Configuration.png

This Konfig App can be downloaded from KONFIG App

This will allow to change the Room name, Kiko 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 a lot of options



2. The second way is using a web-page called Manage systems that can also be used on your Tablet:
Product page.jpg

This does not have as many features as the Konfig App, above, but will allow you to do most of your changes.
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.
Details on how to create your Linn Account and how to use Manage systems can be found in theManage Systems page.


Space Optimisation

SPACEOPTIMISATION Logo.jpg
for ALL Linn DS/DSM products
Linn Account Space Optimisation
Linn_Account_Space_Optimisation
Currently for non-Exakt STEREO systems only
from Davaar64 =>
Konfig Space.png
Linn Konfig Space Optimisation
& Space Optimisation+

or EXAKT & Non-Exakt systems

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

FAQ's (click here to view more)


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

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 detail that is capable within the Exakt system and Space Optimisation.

Is the Linn Account Manage systems only available for the new Linn Selekt DSM

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]
  • Currently Linn Account Manage systems Space Optimisation is only available for stereo non-Exakt systems. If you have Exakt speakers or sub-woofers defined in your system then use the Konfig version of Space Optimisation.

Why don't you use a Microphone in Space Optimisation?

Check this link for more detail.


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

The differences are explained HERE






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


Control of the Linn DS/DSM using a PC/MAC/Tablets & Phones

Initial installation

Kazoo Playlist iPad.jpg

The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.

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

Kazoo control App/software is available for
  • Windows PC's,
  • MAC computers,
  • Android phones/tablets and
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.
You can download the Apps from: www.Linn.co.uk > Menu > The Linn control App - Kazoo



Using the Linn DS/DSM control software

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

Windows Kazoo
MAC/MACBook Kazoo
up to Yosemite (OSX 10.10)]
El Capitan (10.11 >)


iPad/iPhone Kazoo


Android Kazoo

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Top dial and front panel operation

Linn Selekt DSM Front.jpg
1. PIN BUTTONS - Personalised media selection Pins 1-6
Click for more....
Creation on PINS can be found in the Kazoo Manuals for
Windows 8/10,
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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Selekt Dial AllPress.jpg
  • 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
A quick press of the dial CENTRE will toggle between PLAY and STOP/PAUSE
(Radio-PLAY/STOP, Playlist-PLAY-PAUSE).
  • 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.

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 Konfig 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
......
6. Transport information
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Show the Play/Stop/Pause/Buffering symbol to show the current transport state.



General products manuals and information

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Controlling the product User Guide

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

FEATURES

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


SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - 2Ch LINE OUT

Selekt-LineOut-Module.jpg

Description:

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



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) 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:

  • 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) DAC is the standard DAC.
or
  • Each DAC module use STEREO DAC IC/chip's. You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or 1.1 module at the same time.
  • 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.



SELEKT DSM CARTRIDGE - POWER OUT

Selekt-PowerOut-Module.jpg

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)



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.
  • 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) DAC is the standard DAC.
or
  • Each DAC module use STEREO DAC IC/chip's. You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or 1.1 module at the same time.
  • 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.



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

Centre-sub.jpg

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)



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.
  • 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) DAC is the standard DAC.
or
  • Each DAC module use STEREO DAC IC/chip's. You CANNOT have a Standard and a Katalyst DAC module installed in the same Line-level, Power-amplifier or 1.1 module at the same time.
  • 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.



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
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



KATALYST DAC Technology

Katalyst

DSD file playback on the Linn DS/DSM

From Davaar60 Linn DS/DSM players with Katalyst DAC's will be able to play DSD audio files. This is performed by passing the native DSD stream directly to the Katalyst DAC's and letting the DAC do the processing and volume control.
Note: Selekt Standard and Katalyst DAC's both support DSD playback.
Some important points on DSD playback on the Linn DS/DSM:

  • If your Linn DS/DSM does not have Katalyst DACs, it will never be able to play DSD audio files directly.
    • The exception to this rule is the Linn Selekt DSM. DSD playback is possible on both the Level 1 & Level 2 DAC versions of the Selekt DSM.

  • The DSD audio is ONLY available on the Linn DS/DSM analogue outputs.
The DSD audio stream is NOT present 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 NOT supported.
These in the following formats:
  • DSF - Sony format that supports ID3 tags
  • DFF - old Philips mastering format (aka DSDIFF)

  • DSD is NOT supported on HDMI inputs


  • No digital signal processing is possible. This will:
    • 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 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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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

How do I find out if my Selekt module(s) have a KATALYST DAC?
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Open the KONFIG app:
  1. Select you Linn Selekt DSM,
  2. Click in the "Speakers" tab
  3. Click on the IntegrateQuestion.jpg beside the "integrated" text.
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:
I have put two or three cartridges in my Selekt DSM and it doesn't work
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.


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.
  • All four playback modules (Line-level/Power Amplifier, Katalyst/non-Katalyst) will support DSD playback with Davaar 66+ firmware
  • USB playback is limited to PCM due to PC/MAC operating system transport.


Inputs/Outputs

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 externalpower amplifierto feed another speaker input
This means the Selekt PA fed speaker will be quieter than the external power amplifier fed speaker.

The Linn Konfig app 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 cartridge output on the is the same has the same output gain as other Linn DS/DSM products.
However the Integrated Power amplifier cartridges are approx. 6dB, (6 volume step), quieter than the Majik DSM.
You may also hear a difference when using different DACs, (Standard or Katalyst). The music from the Katalyst may sound quieter as this is purer than the Standard DAC.

Can I add a sub-woofer directly to the Power amplifier outputs on the Linn Selekt?
No,The Selekt 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 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 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.


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

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 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.

Is there a TAPE OUT on the Selekt DSM?

No, all Selekt outputs are share the same common Volume control.

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.

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
No, this is only as another streaming source input.
Connect this USB socket into a Windows7,8,10 PC or MAC and be a Sound card for these computers.
The Selekt DSM is a USB Audio Class 2 endpoint with supported sample rates from 44.1k to 192k.
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?
There is currently no digital output on the Selekt DSM.
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 Konfig software to upload software in to the Linn Selekt DSM
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 Konfig 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.

The selection of an OLED display helps enable the beautiful appearance of Selekt, where the entire front panel appears as a single uninterrupted expanse. Use of OLED technology does impose some restrictions on use however. Displays will very gradually fade while activated. If any static content is left visible on screen, such as the volume value or source name, this can burn into the display, leaving a shadow of that content constantly visible. Carefully designing a user experience that limits the time that the display is active allows us to achieve a product that is beautiful on the day of purchase and remains beautiful whilst delivering an intuitive user experience over the long lifetime you'd expect from a Linn product.



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 for 30-45 seconds, but if the Linn Selekt DSM is performing a software update this may take a little longer.




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.



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.

Common FAQ's

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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 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.
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?
From Davaar60 Linn DS/DSM players with Katalyst DAC's will be able to play DSD audio files. This is performed by passing the native DSD stream directly to the Katalyst DAC's and letting the DAC do the processing and volume control.
Note: Selekt Standard and Katalyst DAC's both support DSD playback.
Some important points on DSD playback on the Linn DS/DSM:

  • If your Linn DS/DSM does not have Katalyst DACs, it will never be able to play DSD audio files directly.
    • The exception to this rule is the Linn Selekt DSM. DSD playback is possible on both the Level 1 & Level 2 DAC versions of the Selekt DSM.

  • The DSD audio is ONLY available on the Linn DS/DSM analogue outputs.
The DSD audio stream is NOT present 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 NOT supported.
These in the following formats:
  • DSF - Sony format that supports ID3 tags
  • DFF - old Philips mastering format (aka DSDIFF)

  • DSD is NOT supported on HDMI inputs


  • No digital signal processing is possible. This will:
    • 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 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.


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.


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



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?
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.



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.



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Troubleshooting

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For information on: troubleshooting, Surround options, "Ripping" Cd's , Exakt system then this next section will provide the information that you need:



Technical Specifications

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Linn Selekt DSM

Overview
* Product Name:

Selekt DSM

* Date of Introduction: September 2018

* Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Versions:

• Selekt DSM with Line-level analogue outputs cartridge
• Selekt DSM with internal power amplifer cartridge
• Selekt DSM with KATALYST Line-level analogue outputs
• Selekt DSM with KATALYST internal power amplifier cartridge
The version currently fitted can be checked HERE
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 500W
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
Word depths 16–24 bits
Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers, UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
inputs

1off Ethernet

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
Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45
3 x Audio Cartridge slots: 1
DAC's must be installed in each module
2-channel Line level analogue pre-amplifier output cartridge for Linn Selekt DSM 
2-channel power amplifier cartridge for Linn Selekt DSM -
1.1 channel pre and power amplifier cartridge for Linn Selekt DSM 
1 x HDMI Cartridge slot
SELEKT HDMI SWITCHING MODULE
Upgrade options for HDMI Switching module
Linn Surround Module

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