Linn Klimax DSM System

Call for price

The Klimax system reads like a designer wishlist: sound quality beyond compare; stunning looks and build quality; one discreet unit machined from a single block of aluminium and flanked by a pair of gorgeous loudspeakers. This isn’t just the last music system you’ll ever need — it’s the last system you’ll ever want.

Featuring Klimax DSM, our best digital music player with inputs, and Klimax 350A, our highest-performing speakers with built-in power amplification, this an incredibly simple system which will make anything you listen to at home sound better.


Klimax DSM

The best way to listen to music at home, Klimax DSM is a digital music player which plays everything and sounds amazing.

Browse your music library using an iPad for the best experience, choosing albums by cover and creating playlists with your favourite songs or tracks. Get instant access to new music via internet radio and listen to any online music services on a music player which puts quality first.

With analogue and digital inputs, you can also connect any movie, games or audio source and make it sound incredible.

Klimax DSM

  • Streams any connected source losslessly to Klimax Exakt 350 speakers via Exakt Link
  • Plays audio from your network, or via the 9 additional inputs
  • Controllable from your smartphone (iPhone / Android), tablet, laptop, PC or Mac
  • 7 digital inputs (HDMI, S/PDIF, Toslink)
  • 2 analogue inputs (XLR, RCA)
  • Digitises analogue sources via extremely high quality analogue to digital converters
  • 4 Exakt Link connections for connection to Klimax Exakt 350 speakers, Klimax Exakt Tuneboxes and future system expansion
  • Decodes FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC and OGG audio formats with up to 24-bit 192 kHz native sample rate
  • Streams internet radio, podcasts and ‘listen again’ broadcasts
  • Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home
  • Powered by Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
  • Acoustic enclosure machined from a single billet of aluminium
  • Available in silver or black
Date of introduction September 2013
Type Multi-source digital stream player with Exakt Link
Dimensions (H) 60 mm x (W) 350 mm x (D) 355 mm
(H) 2.3 inches x (W) 15 inches x (D) 14.2 inches
Weight 8.6 kg / 19 lb
Finishes Silver, Black
Power Supply Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
Mains supply frequency 50–60 Hz
Mains input voltage (auto-ranging) 100-120 V a.c.
200-240 V a.c.
Fuse 250 V, T1.6 A (not user replaceable)
Power consumption Sleep 9 W (HDMI disabled)Sleep 10 W (HDMI enabled)

Active 22 W

Supported file types FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Audio sample rates 7.35k, 8k, 11.025k, 12k, 14.7k, 16k, 22.05k, 24k,29.4k, 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k
Word depths 16–24 bits
Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers,UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
Back Panel Connectors
Analog inputs 1 x Balanced XLR (pair), 1 x RCA phono (pair)
Digital outputs 4 x RJ45 (Exakt Link)
HDMI in 3 x HDMI Type A
HDMI out 1 x HDMI Type A
S/PDIF In 2 x RCA phono
Optical In 2 x TOSLINK (JIS F05)
Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45
Input Electrical
Analog line input Input sensitivity: can be selected from 2 / 4 / 8 V RMSInput impedance 7.8 k Ω
S/PDIF digital input Min. input voltage 0.3 V (when terminated with 75 Ω)Input impedance 75 Ω

Klimax 350 Loudspeakers

Klimax SystemThe Klimax system combines Klimax Exakt DSM and Klimax Exakt 350 speakers via an Exakt Link for the most direct connection ever made between you and the artist.

Klimax Exakt 350 takes integrated Aktiv to the next level — now the source is in the speaker. Fed by a single digital input, the on-board digital crossover in each Klimax Exakt 350 delivers six independently controllable channels, each with its own volume control, DAC and power amplifier.

Exakt technology enables us to completely eliminate magnitude and phase distortion, correct for drive unit variation, and optimise your speakers for your room.

  • Intelligent, integrated Aktiv, 6-way floor-standing loudspeakers
  • Connects to Klimax Exakt DSM via Exakt Link
  • Can be daisy-chained to additional Exakt speakers
  • Digital crossovers eliminate phase and magnitude distortion
  • On-board Exakt Engine corrects for drive unit variation, guaranteeing perfect performance from every speaker
  • Space Optimisation+ combines your speakers’ drive unit response data with your unique room characteristics and speaker placement to optimise performance for your listening environment
  • Independent digital volume control, digital to analogue converter and power amplifier for every channel (six per speaker)
  • Linn-designed 3K Driver Array serves the mid to high frequencies, for wider dispersion, precise high frequency response and single-point source accuracy
  • Aktiv Servo-Driven Bass system for more accurate, musical bass
  • High-performance integrated Chakra power amplification with Dynamik power supplies
  • Advanced pressure-formed natural laminate cabinets provide an exceptionally rigid construction with ultra-low resonance properties
  • Plasma-cut ‘armour-grade’ steel plate loudspeaker stand provides rock-solid stability
  • Choose from standard or high gloss real wood veneers or specify virtually any bespoke RAL colour finish
Introduced September 2013
Type 6-way floor-standing fully integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with Exakt technology
Drive units 13 mm (0.5”) silk dome super-tweeter25 mm (1”) PU dome tweeter

75 mm (3”) PU dome midrange

165 mm (6.5”) glass fibre composite upper bass

2 * 200 mm (8”) servo lower bass

Operating volume 50 litres
Crossover options Fully Aktiv Exakt (integrated modules)
Crossover points 85 Hz, 340 Hz, 2.96 kHz, 8.18 kHz
Frequency range 20 Hz – 33 kHz
Connection options Exakt Link
Magnetic shielding Yes
Dimensions (including stand) 1130 mm (H) x 404 mm (W) x 482 mm (D)44.5 inches (H) x 15.9 inches (W) x 19.0 inches (D)
Dimensions (excluding stand) 1104mm (H) x 312mm (W) x 430mm (D)43.5 inches (H) 12.3 inches (W) x 16.9 inches (D)
Weight (including stands) 71.2kg / 157lb
Weight (excluding stands) 55.2 kg / 121.5 lb
Standard finishes Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White
High gloss finishes Piano Black, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White and over 200 RAL Classic colours
Amplifier Power 2 x 1000W (4Ω), 2 x 400W (4Ω) & 2 x 100W (4Ω)
Input Power (Sleep Mode) <5mW
Input Power (Playback Muted) 69W
Continuous Rated Input Power 250W
Power Supplies 2 x Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supplies
Mains supply frequency 50-60 Hz
Mains input voltage (auto-sensing) 100-120 V a.c.200-240 V a.c.


Works with what you’ve already got

It’s easy to get started with a Linn system because it works with the products you already use every day. You’ll get better sound from your existing sources and you’ll be able to control your Linn using the mobile devices you already own.

Blu-ray, DVD, digital or satellite TV, Xbox, PS3 or Wii — connect them all and make everything sound better. Use your laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android device to browse your music library, choose albums and create playlists.