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Linn Classik CD Receiver, Kan Speakers

Linn Classik System

“Over the past few years Linn has become increasingly system-oriented, this trend accelerated by their strong move into high end home theatre. It was inevitable, therefore, that they would introduce an entry-level high end audio system, and here it is. Very cleverly, the product designers at the Glasgow company have combined a CD player based on the Mimik with an integrated amplifier based on the Magik I, and redesigned the Kann speakers to go with this new component…”

Linn Linto Phono Preamplifier

Linn Linto Phono Preamplifier

“Outboard phono preamplifiers are becoming a necessity for vinyl lovers trading up their systems because few current preamplifiers contain phono stages. Virtually all of these take the signal from its beginning right to line level, unlike many moving coil stepup devices, and the Linto is no exception, with 64 dB of gain. Cutting an internal wire reduces this to 54 dB in cases where the MC output is unusually high, and lights the Linto’s red front panel LED on peaks…”

Linn 5103 Surround Processor/Preamp

Linn 5103 Surround Processor/Preamp

“Suffering from sticker shock at the price above? As the Eagles would say, get over it. In a FAX memo, the Linn distributor took pains to call the AV 5103 a “Controller” rather than a processor because it does so much more than your normal surround box…”


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