About Linn's New DS digital network players.
"Teenagers cannot help but be distracted by digital
streaming audio technicalities: PC audio file types and conversions, Internet downloads,
proprietary rights and restrictions, hard disk sizes, computer operating systems, music
library software, network distribution, transfer to portable digital devices, and more.
They lose sight of the end objective - to enjoy listening to the music. In contrast their
parents, who just place a CD into their CD player and press the play
button, appreciate why audiophile equipment exists.
Only when you are able to enjoy listening to your music, do you really benefit from
easily accessing your own extensive music playlist. Young digital audio enthusiasts are
- The benefits of using lossless audio files such as WAV and FLAC, helped in large
part by the decreasing cost of hard disk and solid state memory capacity. No longer need
they tolerate inferior lossy MP3 files.
- That there is more to reproducing music nicely than considering the number of bits
used by a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) or its highest supported conversion rate. Many
other factors come into play, including temporal jitter, the quality of the analog stages
and components, and much more.
With its new range of DS (Digital Stream) music players, Linn is making available
to the digital generation the joy and emotional involvement that comes from seriously good
music reproduction. Linn's new DS players are achieving such new heights in audio
reproduction that audiophiles are turning to them simply to enjoy accessing the new
standards of music playback that these DS players support. You may currently choose from
the following Linn DS digital network players:
- The Linn Klimax DS
for the highest quality digital reproduction available, regardless of price.
- The Linn Akurate DS
for those who appreciate audiophile reproduction and also seek excellent value.
- The Linn Sneaky Music DS and room amplifier, which is for the
masses. The Sneaky Music DS finally provides you with a superb quality digital network
audio source and also a quality stereo room power amp - and all for little more than you
would pay for PC-oriented devices that offer relatively poor digital audio reproduction. A
sneaky offering indeed!
Linn's new range of DS digital network players offer you exceptional musical
reproduction, and the convenience and flexibility of hard-disk based networked audio. What
else could you ask for?"
Dr Brendan Rogers (PhD BEng IEEE), Director, Clever Home Pty