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Linn have today announced their latest streaming product, the Selekt DSM.  Available as both a streamer and an all-in-one streamer / integrated amplifier combination, Selekt DSM is a great way to get high-end streaming into your home. Beautifully precision engineered to catch the eye of anyone who who sees it, Selekt DSM demands to be touched and interacted with. It brings life back into digital music.

Selekt DSM is a product that is upgradable. There are 4 versions available, all of which feature the exact same casework. You can simply switch in and out the cards in the back to add in extra features. The 4 versions available are - streamer / preamp only, streamer / integrated amplifier, streamer / preamp with Klimax DAC architecture and streamers / integrated amplifer with Klimax DAC architecture.

The Streamer / Pre version fixed or variable line-level RCA (2V) and XLR (4V) stereo outputs, and the Integrated all-in-one version adds a bridged Class-D power amplifier (100wpc into 4 ohms / 50wpc into 8 ohms). Both versions have the exakt links to partner with Linn active speakers.

The Selekt features a number of analogue and digital inputs, making it incredibly versatile. This includes RCA in, MM/MC phono input, USB, 2 x toslink, 2 x SPDIF, Exakt links and HDMI arc, It also integrates seamlessly with Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify Connect streaming services, plays internet radio via TuneIn and is compatible with Roon.

The Selekt DSM will use Linn's patented Space Optimisation software to ensure that whatever speakers are used, in whatever room, you will hear a performance that’s optimised uniquely for you.

Design wise the Selekt DSM is very beautiful but also extremely usable. Its key features is a cut-glass dial embellished with 100 individual LEDs, the dial glows when approached and turns with precision in response to a touch.  As well as serving as a volume control, tilt and press gestures can start and stop a stream, cycle through a play queue or list of radio stations, and switch to other connected sources. It is partnered with a row of smart button that lets the user have full control without using a remote or tablet.

We expect to get these in and avialable from October 2018. Get in touch to pre-order one now.

Selekt DSM - £4,000
Selekt DSM w/ Integrated Amp - £5,250
Selekt DSM w/ Katalyst -  £5,500
Selekt DSM w/ Integrated Amp and Katalyst £6,750

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As the London's biggest McIntosh dealer we pride ourselves on having an up-to-date and versatile range of Mac products. As such we have recently received two new products, the MC462 power amplifier and the MA5300 integrated. 

Both these new products are upgraded versions of popular McIntosh amplifiers, replacing the MC452 and MA5200 respectively. 

The MC462 is now McIntosh's most powerful stereo power amplifier.  It features a very respectable output of 450 Watts per channel and with the dedicated Mac autoformer connected to each audio channel, the full wattage is available to your speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. 

There are a number of significant upgrade from the previous MC452 model, most notable the filter capacity has been increased by nearly 50%, which has resulted in a remarkable 66% increase in dynamic headroom from 1.8dB to 3.0dB. This helps easily handle drastic dynamic changes with virtually no distortion. This also improves the bass. Internal wiring and select circuit components have also been upgraded.

The MA5300 Integrated amplifier is the new starting point of the McIntosh amplifier range. Don't be fooled by its size though, it’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per channel into 8 Ohm speakers or 160 Watts per channel into 4 Ohm speakers.

The MA5300’s complement of 12 inputs includes 6 analogue inputs (4 unbalanced, 1 balanced and 1 Moving Magnet input for turntables) and 6 digital inputs (2 each coaxial and optical, 1 USB and 1 proprietary MCT for use with our MCT series of SACD/CD Transports). All digital inputs are housed in our DA1 Digital Audio Module which can be replaced by future modules as new digital audio technologies are developed. The DA1 comes with an 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) used in Quad Balanced mode and supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz for high resolution audio playback.

The price of the MC462 is £12,495 and the MA5300 retails for £6,750.

Both items are now available for demonstration in our showroom located in Marylebone, London. If you are interested please get in touch and arrange an audition. 

 

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