Linn Akurate DSM/0 Streamer / Preamp (Original version)Linn Akurate DSM/0 Streamer / Preamp (Original version)

Linn Akurate DSM/0 Streamer / Preamp (Original version)

This is a preowned item which has been traded in by one of our customers. It is in excellent condition and we have the original packaging.

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Description

The DSM/0 variant is the original version of the Akurate DSM. It was available from 2011 to 2014. It can be upgraded by Linn to the latest Katalyst version for £1800 if wanted.

The Akurate DSM is a really great sounding preamplifier with built in streaming from Linn. They have long been one of the best companies on the market for streaming product and their reputation stems from this original range.

Audiophile Style reviewed this model upon release and concluded

“It’s clear Linn has put tens of thousands of R&D hours into its network audio players. Perhaps more than any other manufacturer specializing in high end network audio. The fruits of its labor are the DS and DSM series of components. The Akurate DSM with its Linn signature Ethernet interface not only works very good but also sounds very good. Gapless playback of high resolution sample rates through 24/192 is nearly perfect. As an added feature the Akurate DSM supports AirPlay and works just as well accepting streams from an iPhone as it does from high resolution sources. The Kinsky iPad interface is simple to use. It doesn’t offer any revolutionary features but what it does offer works every time. The same can’t be said for some of the competition’s applications. Most importantly the very good sound quality from the Akurate DSM enables the listener to virtually escape to that concert hall or recording studio and forget about the interfaces, NAS drives, and components reproducing the music. That’s what being a music aficionado is all about.

Overview
Product Name
AKURATE DSM (Variant 2011)

Date of Introduction
November 2011 – May 2014
Replaced by the Akurate DSM/1 in June 2014

Type
Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Dimensions
(H) 90 mm x (W) 379 mm x (D) 378 mm
(H) 3.54inches x (W) 14.0 inches x (D) 14.9 inches

Weight
5.84 kg / 12.8 lb

Mains supply voltage (auto ranging)
100–120 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz
200–240 V ac (±10%) 50–60 Hz

Power consumption Sleep
8 W

Power continuous
32W max

Supported file types
FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF/AIFC, ALAC, OGG/VORBIS, WMA, DSD (DSF and DFF)

Audio sample rates
7.35 k, 8 k, 11.025 k, 12 k, 14.7 k, 16 k, 22.05 k, 24 k,29.4 k, 32 k, 44.1 k, 48 k, 88.2 k, 96 k, 176.4 k, 192 k

Word depths
16–24 bits

Control protocol
Compatible with UPnP™ media servers, UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points

Ethernet
100Base-T RJ45

EXAKT
None

Volume Control
Analog Attenuation Selectable: 0 / -12 / -24 dB

Digital Gain Range
-80db to +20dB Digital Gain Resolution 1dB

Inputs
1off Ethernet
1off XLR Balanced Line Level
Input sensitivity
Selectable: 1 / 2 / 4 Vrms
Input impedance
– 7.8 kΩ

2off RCA Unbalanced Line level,
One RCA input is dealer configurable as either line-level or phono. Phono stage can be either MM or MC.
Line Level
Input sensitivity Selectable: 1 / 2 / 4 Vrms
Input impedance – 10 kΩ

RCA input (MC phono stage) :
Input Impedance 180Ω / 10nF
Max. Input Voltage 5.0 mV @ 1 kHz (high gain setting)
Gain +64 dB @ 1 kHz (high gain setting)
+54 dB @ 1 kHz (low gain setting)
Signal-to-noise ratio Better than 90 dB

RCA input (MM phono stage) :
nput Impedance 47kΩ / 68pF
Max. Input Voltage 70.0 mV @ 1 kHz
Gain +40 dB @ 1 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio Better than 90 dB

1off Aux Input (front panel) 3.5mm socket
Input sensitivity Selectable: 1 / 2 / 4 Vrms
Input impedance – 10 kΩ

3off Toslink
Support sample rates 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

3off SPDIF
Support sample rates 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Min. Input Voltage: 0.3V (when terminated with 75 ohms)
Nominal input voltage 0.5 V peak

4off HDMI
HDMI 1.4 Repeater

Sources
LAN
Internet radio
Tidal
Qobuz
Calm Radio
Spotify Connect
NetAux
Roon

Outputs
1off XLR Output
Max. Output Voltage 4Vrms (0dBFS, vol. 80)
Output Impedance 600Ω

2off RCA Outputs
Max. Output Voltage 2Vrms (0dBFS, vol. 80)
Output Impedance 300Ω

1off 3.5mm Headphone Output :
Max. Output Voltage 2Vrms (0dBFS, vol. 80)
Output Impedance <2Ω
Output current 40mA in Class-A

1off SPDIF Output :(Line level . NO volume control)
Output Voltage 0.5V (when terminated with 75 ohms)
Output Impedance 75 Ohms

1 x TOSLINK :(Line level . NO volume control)

1 x HDMI
HDMI 1.4 Repeater