Linn Klimax DS/1 in the Test

Linn Klimax DS/1 in the Test

The best digital player AUDIO knows, has received a successor: the Klimax DS is the Klimax DS/1 (15850 euros), and as always, Linn offers an upgrade for the old players (3350 euro). The special thing about it: From the organs removed during the renovation another player can be for more 1850 euro.

  1. Linn Klimax DS/1 in the test
  2. Data sheet

As good as the Linn Klimax DS a challenge must have been to make that sound even better – but the old climax showed in numerous listening space missions that he has almost supernatural skills. So he made it for example easily, even then still to humiliate other players when he however, as digital handicap, which had to play MP3extract of same CD get into this lossless FLAC data.

In practice is likely the climax material that he like all DS players with up to 192 kHz sampling rate stream are rare with data reduced music contact, rather with HighRes. Of course gapless, so on through albums without interruptions between each track, and now huge number of different file formats.

Future-proof designed

The DS processor Department the Linngenieure had oversized, from the outset, that the player can learn continuously since its birth in 2007. This practice behavior, but also the sound improves with each generation of firmware.

So also with the recent OS Davaar: “Songcast” now Unlimited DS spread to the House can be Ms exactly sync, which is great for parties. Purists are more delighted in the new digital filter algorithms, which provide higher Overdrive reserves at high Controlled, compressed material.

Already the old climax sounds understandable accurate through the Software Update and more relaxed than before. That held the Scots but not at the same time to introduce a new climax with profoundly revised PCB layout, but outwardly only in the placement of the power switch that is visible: the Klimax DS/1.

Whose converter chips are, after all, remained the same (Wolfson 8741), otherwise the recognition inside not only because of the changed Board color is low. Most notable are the changes in the clock area, and in the output stages. Still sitting here two outrageously expensive Lundahl transformer – but there are other types, powered by a significantly more complex circuit, including the output resistance of the player on now almost halved and also less-shattering 150 ohms .

Hearing test

For comparison also an Original climax was equipped present, both with identical firmware and same cables, of course. First, the low sound relationship between the two players was amazing.

The Klimax DS/1 played not like a slightly improved version of its predecessor, but like a completely different device. During the first bars, detail fetishists could prefer probabaly the ur-Klimax who appeared slightly more brilliant and more spectacular. As already in the Akurate DS/1, the first model of the new generation of the DS, the minimal dark timbered sound with each switch turned out to be more clearly than the correct, musically better and emotionally intense approach.

It turned out at a long hearing, that the Klimax DS/1 not about above “missing something”, but that he, simply powerful, melodie – and Physically played at the same volume position and metrologically identical output voltage, and only more naturally included the details that previously seemed a touch exposed. With by the Akurate intimate effect, that the figure had the same opulent Stahe although as before, the musicians now but no longer as 3D projections, but with almost frightening physicality crowded the hearing room.

Upgrade offer

The unspectacular, almost inconspicuous appearance fits to the climax as any great masters. This applies to the sound as for the body: on the cold milled from solid, nothing can be improved. If you already have a climax, can use the probably most attractive upgrade offer of the company’s history: 3350 euro Scotland offer a new motherboard, which turns the DS 100 percent into a DS/1.

But, the actual hammer is equipped with original switching power supply and IR receiver, simple sheet metal housings that absorbs the old board built from for more 1845 Euro . The result a second player is, in addition to the new DS/1 including fresh five-year warranty, in addition: the only available Linn Renew DS – a King in the guise of beggars, the Summit of the understatement, and probably coolest HiFi device of the year.

Conclusion

More convincing, more clearly and more intense than with the Klimax DS/1 we haven’t heard digital music in our listening room. So the new Network King could live, the old must not even die: he emits although his glory garments, has fulfilled future however as renew long another DS,.

Linn Klimax DS/1

Manufacturer Linn
Price €15850.00
Rating 148.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

 

 

Technical data and test results

General
Dimension 35.0 x 6.0 x 35.5 cm
Weight 10.0 kg
Sound
Input RCA (number)
Output RCA (number) (1)
Input of digital opt. / coax / HDMI / /
Digital output opt. / coax /
Sound via HDMI
Balanced outputs
Image music Server
Output video (number)
Output S-video (number) (
YUV output / HDMI /
Network
Ethernet
Wi-FI / Wi-FI encryption /
USB (number)
Memory card slot
Type of memory card
required server UPnP
Facilities
Display
Display / color display /
Resolution
Remote control / Adaptive /
Display / system /
Operating modes
Playback album / playlist /
Operation on the device
OSD
Display CD text
Internet radio / Vorgespeicherte stations (Internet radio) /
FM radio / station memory /
CD database
Formats
Data formats FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA, ALAC, AIFF
Video formats
Audio CD / DVD /
maximum sampling frequency 192
Review
Figure stable as a rock, powerful, natural musicality.
CD quality sound 148
Sound data reduced
Image
Operation Very good
Processing outstanding
Facilities Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 148
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 7 / 11

 

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