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    Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    My editor, Robert Harley, recently asked if I'd be interested in reviewing the Linn Klimax DAC/Streamer for TAS, so of course, I said, "Yes." Doh! :p

    It arrived today, and it's a real beast. Feels like it weighs at least 30-35 lbs. Absolutely beautifully constructed and engineered, wowza, just cray-cray.

    Just listening to it this evening as with Roon; have dig into the manual and downlowd the software. It's quite the device.



    Stay tuned for first impressions as it settles over the next coupla three days.

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    I'm interested in your impressions. I was disappointed in soud quality offered by previous Klimax DS/1/2 players. They were just not competitive with the upper etchelon DACs. The build quality was impressive though.
    Adam

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    She’s a beauty for sure. Let us know the pros and cons.

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    My editor, Robert Harley, recently asked if I'd be interested in reviewing the Linn Klimax DAC/Streamer for TAS, so of course, I said, "Yes." Doh! :p

    It arrived today, and it's a real beast. Feels like it weighs at least 30-35 lbs. Absolutely beautifully constructed and engineered, wowza, just cray-cray.

    Just listening to it this evening as with Roon; have dig into the manual and downlowd the software. It's quite the device.



    Stay tuned for first impressions as it settles over the next coupla three days.
    Sincerely,

    Calvin

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    She’s a beauty for sure. Let us know the pros and cons.
    Pro: It sounds really good.

    Con: The "manual" if you can actually find it, is awful. Numerous grammatical, syntax, and usage errors.

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    I spent this afternoon carefully measuring the shape and dimensions of my main room. With lasers.

    I input the room shape, dimensions, and attributes (e.g. windows and doors) into the LINN Space Optimizer web page, and the Space Optimizer computer built a model for my specific room in a few minutes.

    Compared to not using it, the LINN Space Optimizer function in the LINN Klimax DSM/3 DAC/Streamer frickin' kicks *ss.

    Very, very impressive.

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    Sounds like a pain and also sounds cool .
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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Sounds like a pain and also sounds cool .
    It was a lot of work, but definitely worth it.

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    Nice... it sounds pretty cool. I saw some pictures where it looks like the front panel displays what's playing and settings, etc.

    At almost $40,000 I believe it would be a tad out of my budget ....
    Amplifiers: Hattor AMRG Trans, Tube Active Stage | MBL 8006 B | McIntosh MP100
    Vinyl: Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird | Technics SL-1500C | AT VM740ML
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon NW PC | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 | Roon & HQPlayer
    Headphones: Woo Audio WA22 (2nd Gen) | Abyss Diana Phi | Focal Clear MG
    Portable: Astell & Kern SE-200 | Audeze Euclid
    Speakers: KEF LS50 Meta w/S2 | Rythmik L12 (x2)
    Other: Oppo BDP-105 | Magnum Dynalab FT-101A, ST-2

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    Re: Linn Klimax DSM/3 in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Nice... it sounds pretty cool. I saw some pictures where it looks like the front panel displays what's playing and settings, etc.

    At almost $40,000 I believe it would be a tad out of my budget ....
    Uh, yeah...mine, too!

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