Linn Klimax DS (Katalyst)
Experience digital music in unprecedented quality, from Studio Master recordings to the latest streaming services. Engineered without compromise, Klimax DS is the best dedicated digital source available. First introduced in 2007, this was the world’s first truly high-end network music player, setting a benchmark that has stood the test of time. Now completely re-engineered with our Katalyst DAC Architecture, Klimax DS has raised the bar still further. Every detail has been designed to optimize performance. The machined-from-solid aluminum enclosure has separate rooms for the circuit boards inside to protect the signal at every stage, while the analogue outputs are isolated from noise by dedicated, high quality transformers.
When Linn launched their first DS player in 2007, it turned the whole concept of music streaming on its head. Designed by Linn from the ground up, this was the highest quality ever heard from digital music and let you play the original Studio Master recording in your own home. But this was only ever the beginning.
Continuous innovation has delivered ever-improving performance, along with new features and numerous awards. But they are not going to stop innovating any time soon. And as any Linn DS owner will tell you, every new development has been provided as an upgrade to existing customers, from new formats to their incredible Space Optimisation technology.
Linn’s unique alliance of world-class audio engineering to an open and flexible networked design means that any music source—whether stored or streamed, connected or wireless—sounds better through a Linn DS player.
All Linn’s network players use a standard home network, so whether you’ve ripped all your CDs onto your PC, or want to AirPlay from your iPad, they have it all covered.
What’s more you can listen to music from the cloud too, such as Spotify or the lossless streaming services Qobuz and TIDAL.