Klimax DSM 2021


Loud & Clear Glasgow was lucky enough to receive the very first next generation Klimax DSM to leave Linn HQ, and we have been experiencing the sheer joy of it since. The ultimate music streamer? So far, yes. The game-changer in new KDSM is Linn’s completely home-grown new DAC architecture, Organik, which takes this player to a whole new level. Available in Audio and AV versions, as well as System Hub for use in Linn Exakt systems. The ‘old’ Klimax DSM was certainly one of the best streamers we’ve heard, next generation KDSM simply blows it out the water.

Read our full verdict: loud-clear.co.uk/glasgow/next-generation-klimax-dsm-the-verdict

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.
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New Klimax DSM – The ultimate streamer

Next generation Klimax DSM is the best yet, applying decades of audio innovation and digital technology learnings. With its extreme engineering and breathtaking sound, Klimax DSM is the closest you’ll get to streaming audio perfection.

Designed from the ground up, Klimax DSM is housed in an exquisite precision-machined new enclosure, providing vital acoustic isolation along with visual and tactile luxury.

On the inside, the beating heart is the ground-breaking home-grown Linn Organik DAC, enabling Linn’s most natural sound ever.

New Klimax DSM – Key features

  • Features Organik DAC, enabling our most natural sound ever
  • Available in two variants: Audio for music source connection; AV with the addition of HDMI connectivity for movie sources
  • Streams virtually any digital source over a standard network
  • Supports formats up to 24-bit 384kHz with the addition of DSD256
  • Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
  • Plays Internet radio via TuneIn & Calm Radio
  • Analogue, digital and wireless connectivity for performance and convenience
  • HDMI 2.0 connections (4K compatible) including eARC for Smart TV connection – AV variant only
  • New lowest distortion ADC gets the most from connected analogue sources
  • Exakt Links for connection of Klimax LP12, Urika II, Exaktbox or integrated Exakt speakers
  • Distortion-free digital volume control
  • Surround Sound Processing available with upgrade – AV variant only
  • Space Optimisation built-in (requires configuration by Linn Specialist)

Next-generation Klimax DSM contains features and technology developed by our engineers across years of industry-leading research and development, including the groundbreaking new Organik DAC.

Organik DAC: the beating heart of Klimax DSM
Designed without compromise and manufactured entirely in-house, the home-grown all-Linn Organik DAC combines FPGA processing with a discrete conversion stage, enabling us to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.

Your space. The final frontier.
Any music system risks being compromised by the shape of the room it lives in. Until now. Our pioneering Space Optimisation technology removes the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment to reveal the true sound of the music.

Until now, no speaker system has ever been able to synchronise all the elements that make up every note, including all the harmonics. Exakt ensures the perfect time alignment of every part of every note, so now you can enjoy the same sound that was recorded by the artist.

Next-generation Klimax DSM
The closest you’ll get to streaming audio perfection.

  • Each product is assembled by a highly skilled engineer, signing their name on it at the final stage as a mark of pride and quality
  • Klimax DSM reproduces music to an unprecedented standard from any sound source
  • New lowest distortion ADC gets the most from connected analogue sources
  • The dial is a badge of pride, a visible reflection of the attention to detail and incredible engineering that lies inside this extraordinary enclosure
  • Connect your movie sources to Klimax DSM for a truly immersive movie experience, in stereo or surround
  • A series of stainless-steel programmable smart buttons restore the physical, instantaneous connection between you and your music
  • From soundtracks and sound effects to dialogue, accurately reproduced sound brings the magic of movies to life
Next generation Linn Klimax DSM

Next generation Linn Klimax DSM

Klimax DSM Technical Specification
Network music player and integrated pre-amplifier with inputs for additional digital and analogue sources

Toslink x1
SPDIF x2 (one configurable as an output)
Balanced XLR x1
RCA Phono x2 pairs
USB Type B x1
HDMI (AV variant only) x4
HDMI ARC / eARC (AV variant only) x1 (via HDMI output)

Balanced XLR x1 pair
RCA Phono x1 pair
HDMI (AV variant only) x1

Audio Formats – FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, DSD (64/128/256), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Resolution – Up to 24-bit 384 kHz
Integrated Services – Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Airplay, Roon, TuneIn, Calm Radio
HDMI Spec (AV variant only) – HDMI 2.0 – Supports: 4k resolution @ 60 Hz 4;4;4 HDCP 2;2; HDR; ARC; eARC; CEC
Ethernet x1
Optical Ethernet x1 (SFP socket)
Exakt Link x2
WiFi – Yes (802.11ac)
Bluetooth – Yes (4.2)
Construction – Machined from solid aluminium
Finish – Silver or Black anodised
Width 350 mm
Height 126 mm
Depth 350 mm
Weight 16.4 kg