Linn has announced this week the launch of Selekt DSM, an all new streaming network music player, that comes with or without an integrated amplifier (to step on Naim’s toes) and the option of taking Linn’s cutting edge DAC architecture, Katalyst. The pictures look glorious I have to say, I’ll hope to get my hands on one of these. Based on my experience of the Katalyst launch last year, the sound we can expect will seek to breathe life into the digital format, it sounds like the Managing Director gets this idea, see blow. The balanced output at the back offers seamless integration to other or existing systems. Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn Managing Director said, ‘We love the clarity of digital music, but we also love the tactility of physical records. It’s easy to feel we’ve lost touch with the immersive experience of playing a vinyl record – the LP selection, the lift-lower, the anticipation during those first pops and clicks – and that playing music requires only a swipe and a tap. Selekt DSM revolutionises our physical interaction with digital music; every aspect is precision engineered for a tactile and enriched listening experience.’
The Linn Selekt DSM is available through Linn specialist suppliers from October. Prices are as follows:
Linn Selekt DSM £4,000
Linn Selekt DSM with integrated power amp £5,250
Linn Selekt DSM with Katalyst £5500
Linn Selekt DSM with integrated amp and Katalyst £6750
Upgrades come in the form of removable cartridges so that a Linn Specialist can carry out an upgrade in a customer’s home quickly and simply.
Linn Selekt DSM is available in black finish.