Series 3 Setup

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Linn Setup Guide:
How to set up the Linn Series 3 loudspeaker

Series 3 System Stereo Pair.png


Product info

  • Product Name: Series 3 Loudspeaker
301 - All-In-One Wireless speaker & digital Music player
302 (partner) - Exakt speaker
  • Date of Introduction: October 2019
  • Type: Integrated digital music player, pre-amplifier and power amplifier
  • Versions: None
  • Features
Digital streaming via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & Airplay
Connect TV via HDMI ARC
Exakt Technology
On-board Amplification
Connect a partner speaker via Exakt Link to create a stereo system

Initial Setup

If you have just received this Linn product then you will be eager to listen to the Music. This section will show you how to unpack it, wire it up, position it and get Music playing...

The Series-3 301 speaker can be used alone for Mono playback or with the Series-3 302 speaker wired, using a CAT-5 Exakt-Link cable, for Stereo playback.

Unpacking

Remove the Series-3 (301) from the packing and check you have all of the accessories.
Now place the product you want it to be.

REQUIRED CONNECTION
1. A mains power socket


Wiring

Series3-301 back panel

Series3-301 backpanel-400px.png
View Series3-301 connection detail
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
Click for more....
  1. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)- Not required if you are only using Bluetooth and/or Wifi connections
  2. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc) - to Partner with a Series3-302
  3. HDMI ARC (HDMI) - To connect to a TV Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection
  4. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  5. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  6. POWER SWITCH - Mains power switch



Series3-302 partner backpanel

Series3-302 backpanel-400px.png
View Series3-302 partner speaker connection detail
Information of what each connector is and a basic specification of these connectors
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  1. EXAKT-LINK - connection to Series3-301 speaker
  2. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc) - connection to other Exakt-link applicable products
  3. SERVICE PORT For Linn service only
  4. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  5. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.


Bluetooth only setup

Bluetooth only

This setup will allow:
  • The Series3-301 as a Mono Bluetooth loudspeaker.
Series3-wiring-1Sp bluetooth.png
      Bt-scan-125px.gif‎ Bluetooth Setup procedure:
1. On the Series3-301, press and HOLD buttons PIN-3.png & PIN-4.png, until the volume indicator display starts it scan display
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
2. On your Bluetooth device, setup this up for pairing and look for Linn Series 3.
3. This Bluetooth pairing process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup


Bluetooth only with Stereo playback

This setup will allow:
  • The Series3-301 & Series3-302 as Stereo Bluetooth loudspeakers.
Series3-wiring-2Sp bluetooth.png

Configure for Bluetooth pairing

      Bt-scan-125px.gif‎ Bluetooth Setup procedure:
1. On the Series3-301, press and HOLD buttons PIN-3.png & PIN-4.png, until the volume indicator display starts it scan display
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
2. On your Bluetooth device, setup this up for pairing and look for Linn Series 3.
3. This Bluetooth pairing process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup Configure for use with Series3-302 partner speaker

      Series3-Configure-125px.gif‎ Add/Remove a Partner speaker setup procedure

(This will change the Series3-301 from MONO to STEREO and use the Series3-302 as the other STEREO channel) :

1. Connect or remove the Series3-302 speaker as required:
     * Stereo mode:Connect the Series3-302 using an Exakt-link cable to the Series3-302
     * Single (mono) mode: Disconnect the Series3-302 Exakt-link from the Series3-302
2. Press and HOLD both buttons PIN-1.png & PIN-6.png on the Series3-301 until half of the Volume indicator lights illuminate
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup

Note
if you disconnect the Exakt-link or do not have the Mains power going to the Series3-302 speaker and have the previously setup the Series3-301 for Stereo operation then you will only get one channel playback, (left channel only). The Series3-301 will assume that the other speaker still exists and has to be "'configured'" for Mono playback.

Wifi wiring & setup

Basic Wifi operation

This setup will allow:

  • Stream Music, using Wifi, to the Series3 speaker(s).
  • Optional Bluetooth loudspeaker operation is still available by initial setup of Bluetooth
Series3-wiring-Wifi.png
This is to setup the Wifi connection using the front panel buttons.
      Wifi-Scan-125px.gif WPS WIFI Setup procedure:
1. On your ISP Router, press the WPS button to start the connection process.
     * Check your Router manual on how start WPS pairing.
2. On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png until the volume indicators start moving to show a scan.
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup In the Alternative Wifi Setup this will show you how to setup Wifi from your Web-Browser

Note: To CLEAR/REMOVE any Wifi settings On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-1.png, PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png for 2 seconds and this will forget your Wifi settings.


Wifi operation with TV audio and streaming

This setup will allow:

  • Mono TV audio from the TV HDMI-ARC socket
  • Stream Music, using cable ethernet, to the Series3 speaker(s).
  • Optional Bluetooth loudspeaker operation is still available by initial setup of Bluetooth
Series3-wiring-1Sp Wifi ARC.png


This is to setup the Wifi connection using the front panel buttons.
      Wifi-Scan-125px.gif WPS WIFI Setup procedure:
1. On your ISP Router, press the WPS button to start the connection process.
     * Check your Router manual on how start WPS pairing.
2. On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png until the volume indicators start moving to show a scan.
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup In the Alternative Wifi Setup this will show you how to setup Wifi from your Web-Browser

Note: To CLEAR/REMOVE any Wifi settings On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-1.png, PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png for 2 seconds and this will forget your Wifi settings.


Wifi operation with Stereo TV audio and streaming

This setup will allow:

  • Stereo TV audio from the TV HDMI-ARC socket
  • Stereo streaming Music, using cable ethernet, to the Series3 speaker(s).
  • Optional Stereo Bluetooth loudspeaker operation is still available by initial setup of Bluetooth
Series3-wiring-2Sp ARC Wifi.png
This is to setup the Wifi connection using the front panel buttons.
      Wifi-Scan-125px.gif WPS WIFI Setup procedure:
1. On your ISP Router, press the WPS button to start the connection process.
     * Check your Router manual on how start WPS pairing.
2. On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png until the volume indicators start moving to show a scan.
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup In the Alternative Wifi Setup this will show you how to setup Wifi from your Web-Browser

Note: To CLEAR/REMOVE any Wifi settings On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-1.png, PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png for 2 seconds and this will forget your Wifi settings.
Configure for use with Series3-302 partner speaker

      Series3-Configure-125px.gif‎ Add/Remove a Partner speaker setup procedure

(This will change the Series3-301 from MONO to STEREO and use the Series3-302 as the other STEREO channel) :

1. Connect or remove the Series3-302 speaker as required:
     * Stereo mode:Connect the Series3-302 using an Exakt-link cable to the Series3-302
     * Single (mono) mode: Disconnect the Series3-302 Exakt-link from the Series3-302
2. Press and HOLD both buttons PIN-1.png & PIN-6.png on the Series3-301 until half of the Volume indicator lights illuminate
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup


Cable network wiring & setup

Wired network operation

This setup will allow:

  • Stream Music, using cable ethernet, to the Series3 speaker(s).
  • Optional Bluetooth loudspeaker operation is still available by initial setup of Bluetooth
Series3-wiring-LAN.png
No top plate setup required

Wired network operation with TV audio and streaming

This setup will allow:

  • Mono TV audio from the TV HDMI-ARC socket
  • Stream Music, using cable ethernet, to the Series3 speaker(s).
  • Optional Bluetooth loudspeaker operation is still available by initial setup of Bluetooth
Series3-wiring-1Sp ARC.png
No top plate setup required




Wired network operation with Stereo TV audio and streaming

This setup will allow:

  • Stereo TV audio from the TV HDMI-ARC socket
  • Stereo streaming Music, using cable ethernet, to the Series3 speaker(s).
  • Optional Stereo Bluetooth loudspeaker operation is still available by initial setup of Bluetooth
Series3-wiring-2sp-LAN-ARC.png

Configure for use with Series3-302 partner speaker

      Series3-Configure-125px.gif‎ Add/Remove a Partner speaker setup procedure

(This will change the Series3-301 from MONO to STEREO and use the Series3-302 as the other STEREO channel) :

1. Connect or remove the Series3-302 speaker as required:
     * Stereo mode:Connect the Series3-302 using an Exakt-link cable to the Series3-302
     * Single (mono) mode: Disconnect the Series3-302 Exakt-link from the Series3-302
2. Press and HOLD both buttons PIN-1.png & PIN-6.png on the Series3-301 until half of the Volume indicator lights illuminate
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup


Positioning

Review the advised Positioning guide to ensure safe and cool operation of the Series3 speakers

Configure for use with a Series3-302

      Series3-Configure-125px.gif‎ Add/Remove a Partner speaker setup procedure

(This will change the Series3-301 from MONO to STEREO and use the Series3-302 as the other STEREO channel) :

1. Connect or remove the Series3-302 speaker as required:
     * Stereo mode:Connect the Series3-302 using an Exakt-link cable to the Series3-302
     * Single (mono) mode: Disconnect the Series3-302 Exakt-link from the Series3-302
2. Press and HOLD both buttons PIN-1.png & PIN-6.png on the Series3-301 until half of the Volume indicator lights illuminate
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup


Configure for Wifi

This is to setup the Wifi connection using the front panel buttons.
      Wifi-Scan-125px.gif WPS WIFI Setup procedure:
1. On your ISP Router, press the WPS button to start the connection process.
     * Check your Router manual on how start WPS pairing.
2. On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png until the volume indicators start moving to show a scan.
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
3. This process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup In the Alternative Wifi Setup this will show you how to setup Wifi from your Web-Browser

Note: To CLEAR/REMOVE any Wifi settings On the Series3-301 , press and HOLD buttons PIN-1.png, PIN-2.png & PIN-5.png for 2 seconds and this will forget your Wifi settings.


Configure for Bluetooth speaker operation

Series 3 currently implements Bluetooth v4.2.

      Bt-scan-125px.gif‎ Bluetooth Setup procedure:
1. On the Series3-301, press and HOLD buttons PIN-3.png & PIN-4.png, until the volume indicator display starts it scan display
(More detail of the buttons and location can be found HERE
2. On your Bluetooth device, setup this up for pairing and look for Linn Series 3.
3. This Bluetooth pairing process is complete when the Series3-301 volume indicators are all illuminated for a few seconds and return back to volume level display.

The On-line setup guide can be found https://www.linn.co.uk/setup

Download App

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



Setup and changes

There are two ways to configure, (if required), your Linn DS/DSM player/Speakers etc:

1. Windows 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. Web-browser Appe called Manage systems that can also be used on your Tablet:
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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
from Davaar64 =>
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Linn Konfig Space Optimisation
& Space Optimisation+

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]

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

Check this link for more detail.

Can I use "Linn Account Space Optimisation" with my Exakt system?

From November 2019 you can now use Linn Account Space Optimisation with Stereo and Surround Exakt systems.

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

The differences are explained HERE




Controling your Linn 301 speaker using a PC/MAC or Tablet

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

Initial installation

Linn App
Linn App Searc.png

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

The name of this control App/software is Linn App

Linn App control App is available for
  • Apple iPhone/iPads.(IOS10 and above)
You can download the Apps from Apple iStore



Kazoo
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

For full operation of Kustom DSM you will need to use Linn App and/or Kazoo 4.13.64 >

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


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


iPad/iPhone Kazoo


Android Kazoo

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