Linn Kinos – The Heart Of Your System
Derived from Linn’s flagship Kisto System Controller, the Linn Kinos gives outstanding audio performance from stereo or surround-sound music, making the most of your CD collection and bringing you the benefit of improved sound quality from high-resolution formats such as Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio.
With the Linn Kinos System Controller at the heart of your home entertainment system, controlling your system is simple. Partner Kinos with Linn’s latest Kinik control interface and you can operate your system wirelessly from your Pocket PC. The simplicity of this rich graphical touchscreen interface helps you to access and control your audio and video sources from the comfort of your armchair.
Supporting stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 processing, Kinos is also the perfect solution for the finest home-theatre systems. It precisely decodes and processes a comprehensive range of surround-sound formats.
Linn’s Kinos supports both PAL and NTSC and Composite, Component (YPbPr), RGB and S-Video.
When the Linn Kinos is used with Linn’s Unidisk range of multi-format disc players, an RS232 link can be used to enable automatic pre-selection of the most appropriate decoding algorithm or analogue channels, determined by the disk type being played and the signal received.
Linn’s Kinos can also be programmed to control other elements of your system for the complete home-theatre experience. Your projector powers up, your cinema sized screen drops into place, the light dim for that theatre like experiance and even your popcorm maker can spring into action.
Concealed sockets on the front panel of the Linn Kinos provide a user-friendly, quick access solution for less frequently used products increasing the range of uses of the Kinos. For example, a games console, video camera or headphones can easily be connected.
The Kinos from Linn also benefits from ‘silent power’ delivered by a Linn Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS). Where conventional power supplies operate through the standard audio bandwidth, Linn high-frequency Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) instead convert power at frequencies well outside the audio bandwidth ensuring the audio signal is unaffected by this conversion and all you hear is the music.
Like all Linn pre-amplifiers, Kinos incorporates Knekt technology which means you can also enjoy music throughout your home as part of a Linn Knekt multi-room system.
The Kinos system controller is designed and precision-engineered to complement other Linn components and makes a perfect partner for Linn’s Unidisk multi-format disc players, Akurate power-amplifier range and the Akurate loudspeaker system. Add more power amplifiers with internal Aktiv cards to enjoy the improved performance of an Aktiv system.