New Linn Klimax DSM ultimate streamer and Organik DAC

The beating heart of the new (£30,000) Linn Klimax DSM is Organik, the ground-breaking all-Linn DAC. With Organik DAC on-board, Klimax DSM sets a new benchmark in music streaming for the ultimate musical experience. Designed without compromise and manufactured entirely in-house, the home-grown all-Linn DAC combines FPGA processing with a discrete conversion stage, relentlessly optimised to work perfectly together as a system, enabling us to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.

Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than anything we’ve achieved before. It expertly performs the digital to analogue conversion to achieve the most accurate re-creation of the original music signal, revealing even more of the tiny details that provide a closer emotional connection with the music.

Extreme Engineering

Every aspect of the exquisite custom- designed enclosure plays a crucial role in preserving the original musical detail whilst providing visual and tactile luxury.

Machined from solid, special grade aluminium, the striking design takes on a fresh new family look whilst retaining the distinguished and much-loved signature Klimax feel.

The beautiful dial designed for Klimax DSM is a badge of pride, a visible reflection of the attention to detail and incredible engineering that lies inside that extraordinary enclosure.

  • The screen acts like a mirror, clearly displaying key information when active but becoming essentially invisible when not in use.
  • Every product is signed with pride by the highly skilled engineer who built it from start to finish, but only once it’s absolutely perfect.
  • The dial is a thing of beauty in its own right. Rendered in the highest quality materials, from the turned brass bearing celebrating its provenance whilst creating the smooth handling of the precision-cut glass, and the photo etched stainless steel surround that encases each of the 100 status lights.
  • The dial combined with a delightful array of luscious stainless-steel buttons invite your touch, restoring the joy of physical interaction with your product that’s been lost in the digital age.
No holds barred
Klimax DSM is not only beautiful to look at from the outside, when you look inside the detail is second to none.
Every aspect of the enclosure plays a crucial role in preserving the original musical detail.
The sheer mass of the product, coupled with internal damping, isolates the product from vibrations in the room and precision-cut pockets and partitions separate the analogue, digital and digital power stages, fully protecting the electronics from any interference within the product.
This extreme isolation perfectly preserves the delicate signal and cradles the beating heart of Klimax DSM and its most critical component, Organik DAC – the first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter.
Organik DAC
The new all-Linn DAC is the culmination of five decades of audio innovation and over three decades of digital technology expertise. It’s a momentous achievement for Linn.
Organik DAC is the first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter. Every component has been selected, designed and laid out by a Linn engineer and populated on a Linn circuit board, here in our factory.
This cutting-edge design combines our multi-layer PCB design capability with significant investment into the latest Surface Mount machinery.
Our decades of experience in both digital and analogue design has informed the selection of components and design of the circuitry. This is coupled with our experience of optimising circuit board layout for exceptional audio performance, specialising in high speed digital electronics – a skill set that has been essential for the creation of Organik.
Finally, we’ve refined our circuit board population techniques for the production of the highest level of audio equipment. We can surface mount the smallest of components to the tightest tolerances. 
Organik DAC
With Organik DAC, Linn handles every element of every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process using a combination of FPGA processing and a discrete conversion stage, designed to work together in perfect harmony, and precisely controlled and relentlessly optimised for exceptional audio performance.
The powerful FPGA processing stage uses custom-designed algorithms to provide increased upsampling, more precise volume control, and distortion free modulation. Its partnering discrete conversion stage renders the analogue signal with extremely low levels of distortion thanks to a new ultra-low jitter oscillator and carefully designed clock distribution network. These are cleverly combined within a unique double-sided design which reduces signal paths to an absolute minimum. Working together they are relentlessly optimised in every way to expertly perform the digital to analogue conversion.
Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than anything we’ve achieved before.
Organik DAC achieves the most accurate re-creation of the original music signal, revealing even more of the tiny details that provide a closer emotional connection with the music.
A Sound Investment
Only Linn can deliver this decades-strong combination of audio innovation, engineering excellence and proud workmanship. With our R&D, engineering disciplines and manufacturing capability all under one
roof, the seamless link between design and creation ensures everything is optimised.
Recent investments in advanced CNC machining and the latest Surface Mount Manufacturing technology have given our engineers a much broader scope to push the boundaries of innovation further, enabling unprecedented levels of precision and accuracy.
Klimax DSM is the perfect blend of cutting- edge technology and traditional craftsmanship. Extreme care and expert handling at every stage of production ensures the highest possible quality. Each product is assembled by a highly skilled engineer from start to finish, and at the final stage they sign their name on it. A mark of pride that it meets the incredibly high standards that we set ourselves.
Connected for the best possible sound
The exceptional audio performance of Klimax DSM with new Organik DAC, combined with higher performance 24-bit 384khz streaming and DSD256 audio format support, will give all streaming and connected digital, analogue and wireless sound sources a new lease of life.
Connected analogue sources will also enjoy an extra benefit thanks to a brand new higher performance, lower distortion ADC design which has its own circuit board with dedicated power supply, whilst Exakt Link ports enable direct connection of an LP12 with Urika II.
A USB input enables direct connection to a computer for the ultimate performance stand-alone DAC.
Built-in wireless connectivity enables convenient connection of sources via WiFi or Bluetooth.
Movie and gaming fans should opt for the AV variant which offers additional HDMI inputs, again using Organik DAC to enhance the performance of all connected AV sources. This variant also provides eARC for Smart TV support.
Music at the heart
New Klimax DSM is the ultimate embodiment of the passion for music which drives everything we do.
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Delivering a breathtaking musical experience from any sound source is in our DNA. New Klimax DSM is designed to reproduce audio to an unprecedented standard, whether that’s 24-bit music streamed from a personal collection, a high quality online streaming service such as Tidal or Qobuz, vinyl played on an LP12 turntable or the soundtrack from a movie or game, because it’s the quality of sound reproduction that enriches the experience by bringing it to life, no matter what’s being listened to.