Bits'n'pieces of info regarding various Linn product histories

Most of this was originally collected from the linn @ topica mailing list which was then collated by Daniel on his site. Most comments are from "real people", not Linn employees. I then ripped this data with Daniel's permission. Since then it has been updated by me.

Regarding this data please consider it as a "it's nice to know", especially when deciding between two versions of the same product, i.e. "is the newer one really worth that much more money?", but don't necessarily turn down a good offer on a piece of Linn gear just because there happens to be a later version of that product available. Early examples of Linn products are far from useless; in many cases the differences can even be considered academic.

Note: I'm not responsible for this information, I'm just collating it. It was done because I think the information provided is really useful when considering used Linn gear. 

Note2: I have no information apart from what is entered here. I promise.

Note3: See note 2.


Quicklinks

Sources: [ LP12 || Klimax NG DSM || Klimax DS & DSM || Akurate DS & DSM || Majik DS & DSM || Selekt DSM || Sekrit DS & DSM || CD12 || Unidisk [1.1/2.1/SC] || Akurate CD || Majik CD || Ikemi || Genki || Karik || Numerik || Mimik || Mimik/Karik spares || Discread Mimik/Karik Mod || Akurate Tuner || Pekin || Kremlin || Classik || Classik Movie ]
Control: [ Klimax Kontrol || Akurate Kontrol || Majik || Exotik || Kisto || Kinos|| AV5103 || Kairn/Kairn-Pro || Kolektor || Wakonda || Intek ]
Power amplifiers: [ Klimax || Akurate || Majik || AV2250 || AV5125 || AV5105 || LK85/LK140 || LK100 || LK240 || LK280 || Klout || LK2 ]
Speakers: [ Klimax / Artikulat 350/320/340/345 || Akubarik || Akudorik || Series 5 || Majik 109/112/126/140 || Akurate 242/212/225/221 || Komponent || Sizmik || Unik || Afekt || Komri || Trikan || Ninka || Katan || Keosa || AV5110/5120/5140/5150 (Ekwal/Espek/Melodik) || Diskreet || Sekrit || Tukan || Keilidh || Keltik || Centrik || Kaber || Helix || Nexus || Index || Kan || Sara || Isobarik ]
Other: [ Digital Crossovers (Exakt) || Aktiv || Cables || Misc ]

LP12

Price:
Klimax:
GBP 17220 (2015), 18670 (2016,2017), 18870 (2018 to 2021), 21795 (Sep2021), 23300 (Jan2022), 23296 (Apr2022)
USD 30150 (2022)
CAN 37350 (2022)
EURO 22600 (2017), 22840 (2018 to 2021), 28220 (2022)

Selekt:
GBP 10570 (2022)
USD 14350 (2022)
EURO 12860 (2022)

Akurate: Discontinued 2022
GBP 6000 (2015), 6880 (2016,2017), 7010 (2018 to 2021), 8125 (2022)
USD 11930 (2022)
CAN 13630 (2022)
EURO 8555 (2017), 8715 (2018 to 2021), 10110 (2022)

Majik MM:
GBP 2350 (2012), 2700 (2015), 2930 (2016 to 2020), 3450 (2021,2022)
USD 3750 (2009), 4995 (2022)
CAN 47500 (2022)
EURO 2963 (2010), 3267 (2012,2013), 3545 (2017 to 2019), 4175 (2020 to 2022)

Majik MC:
GBP 3675 (2022)
USD 5180 (2022)
EURO 4430 (2022)


See the LP12 FAQ (based on the original Analogue Addicts info.) for more info, options and prices.

Introduced 1972
[LP12 picture]
change when serial
Main bearing liner changed to white 1974 2,000
Sub-chassis strengthened 1974 3,000
Motor control and mains switch changed. 1974 4,000
Top plate modified (Linn claim Nirvana kit available this year) 1978 23,000
Lid and hinges changed. 1979 27,000
Nirvana mechanical components. This consisted of 1 new spring kit (3 springs and 6 grommets), 3 large locknuts, 6 small locknuts, 5 black chassis bolts, 2 motor mounting screws, domes, and nuts allowing it to be positioned with better accuracy. 1 motor thrust bearing kit (endcap, spring, ball bearing). 1 new drive belt. The springs changed from zinc coloured to black. Feb 1981 31,826
Valhalla crystal driven electronic power supply made standard. 1982 May 38,794
Enlarged plinth corner bracing. 1984 53,000
Sub-chassis strengthening bar epoxy glued instead of spot welded. Jun 1984 54,101
Strengthening blocks on corners of plinth. 1985 n/a
Cap head screws on bearing housing. Aug 1985 60,383
Diode modification to Valhalla. Sep 1985 61,090
Suspension springs improved. 1986 n/a
New clear lid. May 1986 n/a
New Formica and MDF armboard. Mar 1987 69,161
New bearing housing. Mar 1987 n/a
New springs. Apr 1987 69,591
Bearing improved with better lining material and tighter tolerances. Change to black oil. Suspension springs improved. Arm board composition improved. 1987 70,000
New MDF armboard. n/a 79,160
Motor thrust pad changed. Valhalla surge guard modification. PCB mains lead (UK). 1989 79,700
Harder suspension grommets fitted. 1989 81,000
Lingo power supply available as add-on. 1990 n/a
Valhalla with 45. 1991 87,047
motor thrust pad cap added to Lingo models. n/a 87,047
motor thrust pad cap added to Valhalla models. n/a 87,206
Introduction of LP12 Basik, Trampolin available. n/a 87,672
Solid base board replaces hardboard. n/a 87,672
Improved top plate fixing. 1992 88,950
Linn LP12 Basik introduced. n/a n/a
Cirkus upgrade fitted as standard. 1993 90,582
a limited edition commemorative LP12 was created to mark the 25th anniversary of the LP12. Amongst other features, it bears a plaque etched with the signature of Linn's founder Ivor Tiefenbrun. 1997 n/a
4th bolt added near motor on top plate, fitted as standard. Required extra cross beam on plinth. 2000 n/a
New motor used (first new motor since original 1972). 2001 n/a
Maple plinth introduced adding to existing black, walnut, rosewood and afromosia options. 2002 n/a

Next Gen Klimax DSM

Price:
NG DSM (Audio or AV):
GBP 30000 (2021,2022)
USD 39000 (2022)
CAN 52060 (2022)
EURO 36300 (2021,2022)

NG DSM System Hub:
GBP 15000 (2021,2022)
EURO 18150 (2021,2022)

There are 3 versions of the NG-DSM:
KDSM/A/3 or NG-DSM/3-AV (2021) Exakt, HDMI 2.0 (4k), Organik
KDSM/M/3 or NG-DSM/3-Music (2021) Exakt, Organik
KDSM/H/3 or NG-DSM/3-Hub (2021) Exakt, HDMI 2.0 (4k)

Pictures left to right are as follows: Klimax DSM Music front then rear, then DSM AV rear which has HDMI sockets, then System hub rear showing the lack of the Analogue out section (rear top right).

[NG Klimas DSM] [NG Klimax DSM Rear] [NG Klimax DSM AV Rear] [NG Klimax System Hub]


Klimax DS & DSM

Price:
DS: Dropped from pricelist Apr 2022
GBP 11650 (2010), 11900 (2011), 13300 (2015), 15800 (2016 to 2021), 18010 (2022)
USD 18500 (2009), 26650 (2022)
CAN 29320 (2022)
EURO 14875 (2010), 16129 (2012,2013), 19120 (2017 to 2021), 21790 (2022)

DSM: Dropped from pricelist Apr 2022
GBP 15850 (2015), 18900 (2016,2017), 15800 (2018 to 2021), 18010 (2022)
USD 26650 (2022)
CAN 29320 (2022)
EURO 18150 (2012,2013), 22870 (2017), 19120 (2018 to 2021), 21790 (2022)

Exakt DSM/System Hub:
GBP 8500 (2015), 9200 (2017 to 2020), 10490 (2022)
USD 19500 (2022)
EURO 11140 (2017 to 2021), 12710 (2022)


Klimax DS Upgrade board (main board upgrade for Klimax DS pre-May 2011, i.e. to KDS/1):
EURO 3388 (2012,2013)
Klimax DS Upgrade board (main board upgrade and Exakt for Klimax DS pre-Mar 2015, i.e. to KDS/2):
GBP 3250 (2015)
Klimax DSM Upgrade board (main board upgrade and Exakt for Klimax DSM pre-Jun 2014 i.e. to KDSM/1):
GBP 3500 (2015)
Klimax DS Katalyst Upgrade (Katalyst upgrade for Klimax DS pre-Sept 2016, i.e. to KDS/3):
GBP 3850 (2016 to 2020), 4385 (2022)
EURO 4660 (2017 to 2021), 5310 (2022)

Klimax DSM Katalyst Upgrade (Katalyst upgrade for Klimax DSM pre-Sept 2016, i.e. to KDSM/2):
GBP 4200 (2016 to 2020), 4790 (2022)
EURO 5080 (2017 to 2021), 5795 (2022)

Klimax DS Organik Upgrade (Katalyst upgrade for Klimax DS, i.e. to KDS/3/O):
GBP 5400 (2022)
Klimax DSM Organik Upgrade (Katalyst upgrade for Klimax DSM, i.e. to KDSM/2/O):
GBP 5400 (2022)
Klimax DS to DSM conversion:
GBP 7400 (2015), 8800 (2016 to 2019)
EURO 10650 (2017)

Klimax DSM Surround Module:
GBP 1200 (2019,2020), 1370 (2022)
EURO 1455 (2019 to 2021), 1660 (2022)

Klimax DSM HDMI 2.0 Module:
GBP 600 (2019,2020), 684 (2022)
EURO 726 (2017 to 2021), 828 (2022)

[Klimas DSM] [Klimax DSM] [Klimax Exakt DSM]

There are a few versions:
Klimax DS
KDS/0 (2007) Original
KDS/1 (2011) audio board upgrade
KDS/2 (2015) Exakt
KDS/3 (2016,2018) Exakt, Katalyst
KDS/3/O (2022) Exakt, Organik
Klimax DSM
KDSM/0 (2011) Original (HDMI 2.0 available as an upgrade)
KDSM/1 (2014) HDMI 1.4, Exakt (Surround module and HDMI 2.0 available as upgrades)
KDSM/2 (2016) HDMI 2.0 (4k), Exakt, Katalyst (Surround module available as an upgrade)
KDSM/2/O (2022) HDMI 2.0 (4k), Exakt, Organik (Surround module available as an upgrade)
Klimax Exakt DSM These have Exakt only outputs, no onboard DAC
KEDSM/0 (2013) HDMI 1.4 (HDMI 2.0 available as an upgrade)
KEDSM/1 (2016) HDMI 2.0 (4k) (Surround module available as an upgrade)
Klimax System Hub (same as the KEDSM/1)
KSH (2018) HDMI 2.0 (4K) (Surround module available as an upgrade) (see far right picture).
change when serial
Dynamik PSU ? Serial numbers prior to 1189823 need to be returned to Linn for re-machining the casework.
New Audio Board (KDS/1) ? Serial numbers prior to 1189823 need to be returned to Linn for re-machining the casework.
Power switch moved to the front. Not a audio upgrade but to comply with newer regulations 2013 ?
KDS/2 (aka KDS/E as it includes Exakt outputs) Improved clocking and improved audio circuitry layouts have led to a reduction of components, shorter signal paths and reduced jitter. 2015 ?

Akurate DS & DSM

Price:
DS:
GBP 3985 (2010), 4500 (2011), 4750 (2015), 5150 (2016,2017), 6300 (2019), 6600 (2020,2021), 7525 (2022)
USD 6850 (2009), 10170 (2022)
CAN 12570 (2022)
EURO 5117 (2010), 5590 (2012), 6230 (2017), 8005 (2019 to 2021), 9125 (2022)

DSM:
GBP 5850 (2015), 6350 (2016,2017), 7500 (2018 to 2021), 8550 (2022)
USD 10250 (2022)
CAN 14420 (2022)
EURO 6534 (2012), 7670 (2017), 9075 (2018 to 2021), 10350 (2022)

Exakt DSM/System Hub:
GBP 2500 (2015), 2700 (2016 to 2021), 3510 (2022)
USD 5200 (2022)
EURO 3280 (2017 to 2021), 4265 (2022)


Akurate DS Upgrade (audio board upgrade for Akurate DS pre-Oct 2010, i.e. to ADS/1):
EURO 1815 (2012,2013)
Akurate DS Upgrade (audio board upgrade and Exakt for Akurate DS pre-Mar 2015, i.e. to ADS/2):
GBP 1850 (2015), 2000 (2016,2017)
EURO 2430 (2017)

Akurate DSM Upgrade (audio board upgrade and Exakt for Akurate DSM pre-Jun 2014):
GBP 2000 (2015), 2400 (2016,2017)
EURO 2905 (2017)

Akurate DS Katalyst Upgrade (Katalyst upgrade for Akurate DS pre-Mar 2018, i.e. to ADS/3):
GBP 1800 (2018 to 2021), 2050 (2022)
EURO 2180 (2018 to 2021), 2480 (2022)

Akurate DSM Katalyst Upgrade (Katalyst upgrade for Akurate DSM pre-Mar 2018, i.e. to ADSM/3):
GBP 1800 (2018 to 2021), 2050 (2022)
EURO 2180 (2018 to 2021), 2480 (2022)

Akurate DS to DSM conversion:
GBP 2950 (2015), 3400 (2016,2017), 3000 (2019)
EURO 4115 (2017)

Akurate DSM Surround Module:
GBP 1200 (2019 to 2021), 1370 (2022)
EURO 1455 (2019 to 2021), 1660 (2022)

Akurate DSM HDMI 2.0 Module:
GBP 600 (2019 to 2021), 684 (2022)
EURO 726 (2017 to 2021), 828 (2022)

[Akurate DSM] [Akurate DSM rear] [Akurate DSM System Hub rear]
There are a few versions:
Akurate DS
ADS/0 (2007) Original
ADS/1 (2010) audio board upgrade
ADS/2 (2015) Exakt
ADS/3 (2018) Exakt, Katalyst
Akurate DSM
ADSM/0 (2011) Original
ADSM/1 (2014) HDMI 1.4, Exakt (Surround module and HDMI 2.0 available as upgrades)
ADSM/2 (2016) HDMI 2.0 (4k), Exakt (Surround module available as an upgrade)
ADSM/3 (2018) HDMI 2.0 (4k), Exakt, Katalyst (Surround module available as an upgrade)
Akurate Exakt DSM These have Exakt only outputs, no onboard DAC
AEDSM/0 (2014) HDMI 1.4 (Surround module and HDMI 2.0 available as upgrades)
AEDSM/1 (2016) HDMI 2.0 (4k) (Surround module available as an upgrade)
Akurate System Hub (same as the AEDSM/1)
ASH (2018) HDMI 2.0 (4K) (Surround module available as an upgrade) (see far right picture).

Majik DS & DSM

Price:
DS:
GBP 1840 (2010), 1880 (2011), 1990 (2015 to 2017)
USD 3500 (2009)
EURO 2408 (2012), 1890 (2017)

DSM:
GBP 2965 (2015 to 2017), 2495 (2018,2019), 2950 (2020,2021), 3155 (2022)
USD 4105 (2022)
CAN 5480 (2022)
EURO 3025 (2012), 3170 (2017 to 2020), 3570 (2021)

DS-I:
GBP 2600 (2011)
EURO 2975 (2010)


Majik DS Exakt upgrade (Upgrade with Exakt Link for Majik DS pre-Mar 2015, i.e. to MDS/2):
GBP 800 (2016 to 2018)
EURO 968 (2017,2018)

Majik DSM Exakt upgrade (Upgrade with Exakt Link for Majik DSM/1 Apr 2012-Mar 2015, i.e. to MDSM/2):
GBP 1000 (2016,2017), 800 (2019,2020)
Majik DSM HDMI upgrade (Upgrade with HDMI 2.0 for Majik DSM/2):
GBP 600 (2019,2020,2021), 684 (2022)
EURO 726 (2017,2018)

Majik DSM Phono upgrade (Upgrade with Internal MM/MC Phono Stage module):
GBP 330 (2020,2021), 377 (2022)
Majik DS-I upgrade (Upgrade for Majik DS-I or Majik DSM pre-Apr 2012):
GBP 1650 (2016 to 2019)
EURO 1755 (2017,2018)

[Majik DSM 2020] [Majik DSM] [Majik DSM]
The DS, introduced in June 2008, is a digital music source.
The DS-I, introduced in 2009 and renamed DSM in November 2011, is a digital music source, preamp and a Chakra integrated power amp (2x 90W into 4 ohms).
The latest MDSM/4 has an input that is electronically switchable between MM phono and analog line in. It does not have any option for MC support or any internal upgrade to support it. The earlier MDSM models use a plug in board that can be plugged in two ways giving a MM or line input. That board can be replaced by the board that comes in the Akurate DSM which can be plugged in three ways, for MM or MC phono or line input.

There are a few versions:
Majik DS
MDS/0 (2008) Original
MDS/1 (2012) cosmetic changes
MDS/2 (2015) Exakt
Majik DSM
MDSM/0 (2009) no HDMI, no Exakt
MDSM/1 (2012) HDMI 1.4, no Exakt
MDSM/2 (2015) HDMI 1,4, Exakt
MDSM/3 (2016/2018) HDMI 2.0 (4k), Exakt
MDSM/4 (2020) HDMI 2.0, no Exakt, new case and Class D Amps (2x 100W into 4 ohms)

Selekt DSM

Price:
Selekt System Hub:
GBP 3650 (2020,2021). 4000 (Sep2021,2022)
USD 5200 (2022)
CAN 6940 (2022)
EURO 4840 (2018 to 2022)


Modules: as purchased with:
Line Out Module (requires Standard or Katalyst DAC):
GBP 400 (2021,2022)
EURO 484 (2021,2022)

Power Out Module (requires Standard or Katalyst DAC):
GBP 800 (2021,2022)
EURO 968 (2021,2022)

Hybrid Module (requires Standard or Katalyst DAC):
GBP 600 (2021,2022)
EURO 726 (2021,2022)

Standard DAC:
GBP 200 (2021,2022)
EURO 242 (2021,2022)

Katalyst DAC:
GBP 1200 (2021,2022)
EURO 1455 (2021,2022)

HDMI Module:
GBP 480 (2021,2022)
EURO 581 (2021,2022)

Surround Module:
GBP 960 (2021), 1095 (2022)
EURO 1160 (2021), 1320 (2022)


Modules: as purchased as upgrades later:
Line Out Module (requires Standard or Katalyst DAC):
GBP 750 (2019 to 2021), 500 (Sep2021,2022)
EURO 908 (2019), 605 (2021,2022)

Power Out Module (requires Standard or Katalyst DAC):
GBP 1500 (2019 to 2021), 1000 (Sep2021,2022)
EURO 1815 (2019,2020), 1210 (2021,2022)
Hybrid Module (requires Standard or Katalyst DAC):
GBP 750 (2021,2022)
EURO 908 (2021,2022)

Standard DAC:
GBP 600 (2019 to 2021), 250 (Sep2021,2022)
EURO 726 (2019,2020), 302 (2021,2022)

Katalyst DAC:
GBP 1800 (2019 to 2021), 1500 (Sep2021,2022)
EURO 2180 (2019,2020), 1815 (2021,2022)

HDMI Module:
GBP 600 (2019 to 2022)
EURO 726 (2019 to 2022)

Surround Module:
GBP 1200 (2019 to 2021), 1370 (2022)
EURO 1455 (2019 to 2021), 1660 (2022)

Combined Power Amp and Subwoofer Line Out Module:
GBP 1125 (2019,2020
EURO 1360 (2019,2020)


[Selekt DSM] [Selekt DSM rear]

Sneaky & Sekrit DS & DSM

Price:
Sneaky DS:
GBP 995 (2010), 1015 (2011 to 2017)
EURO 1404 (2010), 1428 (2012,2013)

Sneaky DSM:
GBP 1750 (2015 to 2017)
USD 2450 (2009)
EURO 1997 (2013)

Sekrit DS-1:
GBP 1700 (2010)
Sekrit DSM:
GBP 1750 (2017 to 2020)
EURO 2120 (2017 to 2020)

Sekrit DS:
GBP 1200 (2017 to 2020)
EURO 1450 (2017 to 2020)

[Sekrit DS] [Sekrit DSM] [Sekrit DS-I] [Sekrit DS-I rear] [Sneaky DSM]
Sneaky DS introduced March 2008, discontinued June 2017.
Sneaky DSM introduced February 2013, discontinued September 2017.
Sekrit DS-1 introduced October 2009, discontinued 2013.
Sekrit DSM introduced December 2012, discontinued July 2021.
Sekrit DS introduced July 2017, discontinued January 2021.

These are integrated devices, not just streamers, but including amps.
They are Class D amps. which interestingly Linn has previously gone on record saying Class D amps lack sublety and suffer performance issues.
They do however have the benefit of cool running, low cost and high power output with minimal power consumption.
My presumption is that the amplification here is intended as something just to get you going until you can replace it with something better.

All these have the following:
Outputs: 1 pair phono
Inputs: 1 pair phono, 1 TOSLINK, 1 SPDIF
Network: 100Mb/s ethernet, no Wi-Fi.
Supported audio formats: MP3, FLAC, WAV, ALAC and AIFF up to 24-bit/192kHz quality.

Sneaky DS: 20W amp.
Sekrit DS-1: 70W RMS per channel into 4 ohms. Additional supported audio formats are WMA (not lossless), AAC and OGG.
Sekrit DSM: 50W amp. Additional supported audio formats are WMA (not lossless), AAC and OGG.
Sneaky DSM: 2x 33W or 4x 33W RMS into 4 ohms for 1 pair of speakers (i.e. either in single amp mode or bi-amp mode). Additional supported audio formats are WMA (not lossless), AAC and OGG.

CD12

Price:
GBP 12000 (2002 to 2004)
USD 20000 (2004)

Introduced Jan 1999. Discontinued Aug 2004
[CD12 picture]
There is an upgrade/modification which includes a hardware and software update to correct some early bugs, and a new cd engine. This allowed quicker track access, and improves the CD12 sonically. The latest CD12 have a new DAC, this eliminates the jitter setting on the user options. Someone commented on the above: "I do not think the engine changes are worth worrying about, the software change is straight forwards, but imagine the chip change is a new circuit board, and probably not warranties as an upgrade."
change when serial
CD Engine upgraded. Jul 1999 331
PIC (U3 on main board) software upgraded to eliminate a very intermittent fault that caused the sound to occasionally 'drop out'. Sep 1999 379
Interconnect leads upgraded from standard (black) to silver interconnect leads. Jan 2000 445
Change of processor from 20 to 24-bit due to Linn not being able to get the original part anymore. ? 496

Unidisk [1.1, 2.1, SC]

Price:
1.1:
GBP 6500 (2004), 8470 (2010)
USD 11950 (2009)
EURO 10853 (2010)

2.1:
GBP 4500 (2004)
SC:
GBP 2995 (2004), 3880 (2011)
USD 5510 (2009)
EURO 4998 (2010)

[Unidisk 1.1/2.1 picture] [Unidisk 1.1/2.1 rear picture] [Unidisk SC picture]
Introduced 2003 (SC in April 2004). Dropped from Linn support in Sep 2017.

Supported Disk Types: CD, SACD (Super Audio CD), DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, VCD and SVCD, Data discs containing MP3 and JPEG Files, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW.
software update when change
V1 - SP029V1 6th June 2003 1) Corrections to RS232 command protocol as follows (see RS232 comms spec for more detail):
  • $LAYER ?$ command now implemented correctly
  • Corrected spelling errors in stream types DTS->DSD, LCPM->LPCM
  • Upstream message timeouts improved
  • Help text added for RS232 commands
    2) Direct transitions from fast scan modes to a fast search resulted in the wrong fast search speed being used - now fixed.
    3) Occasionally the skip and search symbols could be left on the display while playing - this has now been improved.
    4) S/PDIF outputs are now been properly muted while playing SACDs and DVD-Audio MLP tracks.
  • Improvements
  • 1) RS232 command protocol now supports backspace and delete to allow easier manual use with a terminal program.
  • V2 - SP029V2, changes between P1520136 and P1520142 22nd July 2003
  • Support added for HDCP video output.
  • Resolved audio drop-out errors on DVD-Video.
  • Fixed LPCM DVD-Audio white noise when doing play/pause/play or play/ff/play sequences.
  • Selection of CD layer on SACD could occasionally skip the first 22 seconds - Fixed.
  • Fixed incorrect disc remaining and total times with a program active on an SACD.
  • SACD scan mode could turn into track skip on occasions - Fixed
  • SACD now supports 255 tracks & 255 mins
  • SACD layer switch has been changed to improve speed of layer change.
  • After loading SACD the hand icon was shown - Fixed
  • After stopping a DVD via a menu, play/stop/play now updates the front panel display.
  • Display mode (time remaining/elapsed) is now displayed correctly for data discs and also reports the text as 'file' rather than 'chapter'.
  • Display fixed for exclusive program mode
    1) S/PDIF outputs (TOSLINK and COAX):
    When skipping tracks, searching, selecting Title and Main Menus on DVD Video discs, during loading of audio CDs, and during power-up; some AV receivers connected to the S/PDIF outputs could produce pops or other noises. The S/PDIF output has been improved so that it idles or mutes correctly during these operations.
    2) Video adjust (PAL / NTSC / Native selection):
  • The video adjust button didnít always work when the tray was ejected. This has been corrected.
  • The video adjust button was incorrectly processed while in SETUP mode, this has now been suppressed.
  • The video adjust button cannot work while a data disc (MP3, JPG etc) is loaded. A message is now displayed to inform the user.
    3) SACD related:
  • Track numbers and totals for SACDs having more than 99 tracks are now displayed correctly (SACDs may have up to 255 tracks)
    4) DVD Audio related:
  • DVD Audio displays now refer to "Groups" and "Tracks" rather than "Titles" and "Chapters".
    4) DVD Video related:
  • Problems caused by entering a Title or Main Menu while a DVD was paused have been fixed.
  • When in a menu, the PLAY button performed a PLAY operation instead of a select. It now performs the select operation.
    5) Data disc related:
  • Total time display was not updated correctly when loading a data disc (it used the time of the last disc loaded). This has now been corrected.
    6) General front-panel-display related:
  • If the STOP button was pressed whilst already stopped, and then the PLAY button pressed, the Unidisk would start playing; but the STOP icon would still be shown.
  • Pressing the OPEN button on the front panel didnít always display the eject symbol. It now displays the symbol.
  • The disc information was not always updated correctly after going into SETUP mode or using the video adjust button. This has been corrected. ,br> 7) Programming:
  • The OPEN button was not always processed after entering a program.
  • If PLAY was pressed to start a program when no tracks had been selected, the disc would not play. The unit now assumes it should play a one-track program.
  • There was a problem when trying to select a track after clearing a program. This has now been corrected.
    8) RS232 Control:
  • Product ID and start-up message changed from UNIDISC to UNIDISK.
  • $PLAY$ command is now accepted while the tray is open so that DVD Audio discs can be auto-played.
  • $PLAY$ command was ignored on DVDs after a STOP operation. Playback now resumes on issuing the command.
  • $LAYER$ command (performs layer changes on SACDs) is now implemented. The $LAYER ?$ command is now supported while a disc is playing.
  • $INIT$ command now implemented - initialises user options to defaults.
  • Error responses to incorrect or unsupported commands improved.
    Improvements:
    1) Sleep-mode implemented. A new user option has been added, giving the option of a sleep display after an adjustable time period.
    2) Direct track selection is now possible when the tray is open (direct track selection only effective on SACDs and CDs).
    3) The Unidisk now differentiates between "NO DISC" and "UNKNOWN DISC" on its front-panel-display.
    4) Data discs now show "FILE ELAPSED" on the front-panel-display rather than "TRACK ELAPSED".
    5) Front panel shows "INITIALISING" during power-up instead of a blank status.
  • V3 - SP029V3 22nd August 2003 This software pack contains the following changes for the Unidisk 2.1. There are no changes for the Unidisk 1.1: the software pack is functionally identical to SP029V2 for the Unidisk 1.1.
  • 1) A workaround has been introduced for the phase problems experienced when playing DSD streams (from SACD) on a Unidisk 2.1.
  • V4 - SP029V4 17th September 2003
  • Eject command from handset brought in line with eject button on front panel. This means the eject happens more often than not from the remote.
  • SACD eject command produces a flashing eject symbol if a layer change is in progress.
  • Fixed problem when cancelling a program meant the user cannot change the layer on an SACD.
  • Fixed problem where ejecting a disc during layer selection could lead to the layer selection failing the next time the disc was loaded.
  • Added a couple of FLASH upload status messages for messages from the ESS DVD engine.
  • Fixed problem where tray is open and the user pushes it to close it, which it does, but then it opens again. This happened just after play.
  • Changed user options definitions and settings in an effort to make them clearer.
  • Code now requires ESS version S1520140 or greater for changes to SACD layer selection.
  • V5 - SP029V5, changes between P1520143 and P1520145 13th October 2003 Fix for problem where Unidisk would drop out of menu on change of video type (NTSC, PAL)
    Issues fixed:
  • Scanning forward on CD, when play selected the time jumps forwards 30 seconds before playing.
  • Scanning back on CD and the time still goes forward.
  • Scanning back on CD over track boundary skips to start or end if disk.
  • Scanning back on SACD over track boundary skips to start or end if disk or play will freeze.
  • Time display when playing CD sometimes skips a second.
  • When searching on CD's there is no audio.
  • Display of 'KOREAN' language option on DVD subtitle selection.
  • Too few lines displayed in progressive video mode.
  • V6 - SP029V6, Software version S1150151 19th March 2004 Fixes for RS232 control. Updates were not always made to the display when sending an RS232 search command followed by a pause or play.
  • Skip, skip, play on handset no longer leaves skip symbol on display.
  • Fix to direct chapter selection code. (Affects Knekt, front panel IR and RS232 on DVDs)
  • Fixes for bugs in RS232 TIME and PROGRAM commands.
  • RS232: TV type MULTI changed to NATIVE.
  • RS232: DISC_CD is now "DISC_CDDA" and "CD" is now "CDDA". $PAUSE$ event is now $PAUSED$.
  • RS232: Changes to video format (PAL/NTSC and INTERLACED/PROGRESSIVE) are now disallowed when a disc is playing or a data disc is loaded. This is now as the remote handset worked.
  • V7? - SP029V7?, Software version S1150223 ?? Not sure what the fixes are but this is the version running on my Unidisk 1.1 (E3S Software version S1520231, H8S Software version S1150223).
    I should also mention that my Unidisk 1.1 used to get quite warm and after it went back to the factory it came back with a vented case.

    Akurate CD

    Price: USD 7495 (2009)
    Introduced May 2007

    Supported Disk Types: CD, SACD (Super Audio CD), DVD-Audio, DTS Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW.
    5.1 Analogue Audio Outputs, 1x SPDIF, 1x TOSLINK.
    [Akurate CD picture]

    Majik CD

    Price: USD 3500 (2009)

    Supported Disk Types: CD, HDCD, DTS Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3.
    Analogue Audio Outputs, 1x SPDIF, 1x TOSLINK.
    [Majik CD picture]

    Ikemi

    Price: GBP 1950 (2002), 2200 (2004)
    Introduced: Jan 1999.
    Key features include: 24bit Delta-Sigma DAC, Brilliant PSU, Balanced & Unbalanced Analogue outputs, AES/EBU, SPDIF & Toslink digital outputs
    There have been two revisions:
    [Ikemi front picture] [Ikemi back picture]
    change when serial
    Mekk transport software changed. Oct 1999 1892
    EFM adjustment pot was added to allow fine tuning of the laser. Jan 2001 617218

    Genki

    Price: GBP 1000 (2002), 1100 (2004)
    Introduced: Jan 1999.
    Key features include: 24bit Delta-Sigma DAC, Brilliant PSU, Unbalanced Analogue outputs, SPDIF digital outputs
    [Genki front picture] [Genki back picture]

    Karik


    Price: USD 3595 (1998)
    Introduced: Jan 1992, discontinued May 1999
    [Karik picture]
    Short Karik story:
    • Karik I No D/A on board. Numerik Mandatory
    • Karik II D/A on board (Delta-Sigma). Brilliant was introduced in -94. The latest (grey) front finish introduced in ~94/95
    • Karik III Entire PC Board changed to Surface Mount. D/A included in main board, not a separate as Karik II
    • Karik IV Brilliant changed to Slimline
    • Karik V Changes to the transport assembly
    Note that "IV" and "V" are terms used by, AFAIK, only one dealer - Stereokompaniet. Stereokompaniet introduced these two notions in order to help people separate the different versions of Kariks, since the last two changes did improve the sound quite a bit.
    As far as Linn is concerned, a Karik III is the latest possible.
    "Personally I think the biggest improvment to Karik was the one acheived between II--> III"
    change when serial
    Introduction of Kyle board (internal D-A converter). Previous to this serial number, the Karik could only be listened to via an external D-A converter. May 1992 3,000
    Fitting of conical spring to laser guide rod as the laser would occasionally fail to engage on the drive cog. Oct 1992 3,238
    Static protection of Kyle board Mar 1993 4,200
    Change to earthing R121 shorted out as it was discovered that the Karik function could be affected by RF interference. Upgrade available see Karik RF Interference Modification Procedure Aug 1993 4,388
    Guide rod spring removed & slipping clutch cog fitted to Mekk improved the reliability of the Mekk. Sep 1993 approx 5,000 approx
    Karik-O introduced whereby the Mekk was replaced by the Optomekk. The main difference was that the mechanical switches were replaced by electronic optical switches (Optical switches are more reliable.) Jun 1993 6,000
    Software upgrade. Improved the reliability of the drawer action, reduced the chance of the drawer jamming. Upgrade also allows the Karik to be used in a Knekt system. Upgrade available. Mar 1994 6,778
    Karik/SPS introduced Brilliant Switch-mode Power Supply (SPS) fitted to the Karik as standard Jun 1994 8,000
    Brilliant enhancement kit fitted as standard (including the small Gizmo board) this improved the sound quality of the Karik/SPS Nov 1994 8,745
    Karik III introduced main board changed from Thru-hole to Surface mount . Also around this serial number, new control board fitted with new type remote receiver, which requires no sensitivity adjustment Dec 1994 9,000
    Modifications to the Line Remote Out drive current. To remedy the problem (found on Karik III only) whereby in multi-room applications, very occasionally the line remote out could not supply sufficient current to drive the other products it is connected to. Upgrade available. Dec 1994 9,619
    Brilliant SPS upgraded to Slimline Brilliant SPS. Upgrade available. Oct 1995 11,000
    Software upgrade fixed the programming bug whereby if a sequence of tracks was programmed, which included a track ending in 0 (e.g. 10, 20 etc), the Karik would not always follow the programmed sequence). Upgrade also allows Karik to respond to the Repeat function from the remote control handset. Upgrade available. Aug 1996 12,226
    Optomekk upgraded to Mekk 4. The main difference is a more reliable laser tray considerable changes were made to the Optomekk to incorporate this. Nov 1996 13,000
    Disc readability mod introduced whereby the ability of the Karik to read poor or damaged CD s was improved by upgrading the cable between the laser and the main board. Upgrade available -- see Discread Modification Procedure. Oct 1997 14,200 approx
    Optomekk upgraded to replace bungees with a mechanical assembly this removed the bungees (which were prone to compression over time) and decreased noise levels when the jack lifted and lowered. Apr 1998 15,400 approx
    Driver IC s (U22 and U23) changed from thru -hole to surface mount type. Sep 1998 15,700 approx

    Numerik

    Price: USD 2595 (1998)
    Introduced 1991, discontinued Sep 1999
    change when serial
    NUKI (Numerik Upgrade Kit) fitted as standard -- DAC ICs upgraded -- sound improvement mod May 1993 1,300 approx
    Brilliant Switch Mode Power Supply fitted as standard. Part no changed to Numerik/SPS May 1994 3,000
    Brilliant SMPS enhancement fitted as standard (sound improvement) Oct 1994 3,307
    Slimline Brilliant SMPS fitted as standard. Power supply upgrade. Oct 1995 4,000
    "According to my knowledge from serial#1354 the Nuki chip upgrade replaced earlier DAC's."
    "The Numerik D/A converter was upgraded with higher spec. DAC chips from serial number 1398 and with the slimline power supply from serial number 4000."

    Mimik

    Introduced 1993
    Mimik II started from S/N 4000 and was introduced in 1998.
    The main difference is the usage of surface mount (SMD) electronics in the Mimik II, and the usage of through hole components in the Mimik I.
    [Mimik picture]

    Mimik/Karik spare availability

    Karik & Mimik * Some spares now unavailable

    Our stock of certain replacement parts * some laser trays & lasers * has now been exhausted (details below). The Linn purchasing team have devoted a considerable amount of time, since the discontinuation of these laser models by the manufacturer, in an attempt to source the parts but have found that they are unavailable for purchase worldwide.

    I am sure you will appreciate that this situation is entirely beyond our control and is a result of changes affecting the consumer electronics industry in general. At Linn, we take great pride in the longevity of our products and in our service backup. Service support for products 10 - 20 (and more) years old is highly unusual in this business but is not uncommon for Linn and therefore this situation is one that, while beyond our control, is also disappointing to us.

    Linn will continue to support these products in every other way and the issue affects only failures requiring laser or laser-tray replacement. Also, in order to demonstrate our commitment to existing customers, anyone affected by this issue will be offered a guaranteed trade-in price for their Karik or Mimik against the purchase of an Ikemi or Genki. If you have a product that you think may be affected, please contact the staff at Linn Service for advice, who can also advise on the trade-in pricing.

    Information * laser trays & lasers
    The laser tray is the small platform that supports and guides the laser & drives the disc. It contains the disc motor (which spins the disc), the sled motor (which drives the laser), the guide rods (which hold & guide the laser) and associated wiring and mechanical parts. The lasers can be replaced on the laser tray; hence the two parts are mentioned as separate entities in this instance. The motors on the tray have been known to fail on occasion.

    Karik / Mimik models & parts affected:

    • Kariks < s/n: 12999 Lasers & laser trays unavailable Linn part no: MCP 584
    • Kariks > s/n: 13000 Laser trays unavailable. Lasers available Linn part no: MCP 812
    • Mimiks (all ser/nos) Laser trays unavailable. Lasers available Linn part no: MCP 812

    Discread Mimik/Karik Modification

    There's an update kit for the Mimik and Karik called "Discread" that involves changing a wiring harness and a surface mount component. This kit may be obtained from the local importer/ditributor or possibly your local retailer, who should be tried first. This kit improves tracking capability and optimises the performance of the transport to a higher degree than previously attained. The kit improves reading of poor or damaged CD's.

    Akurate Tuner

    Price:
    GBP 1095 (2010)
    USD 1895 (2009)
    EURO 1607 (2010)

    Introduced 2007

    FM / AM tuner or FM / AM / DAB tuner.
    The DAB version includes extra rear connectors for DAB Aerial and digital outputs of SPDIF and TOSLINK.
    [Akurate Tuner picture]

    Pekin

    Price: GBP 550 (2002), 650 (2004)
    Introduced 2000
    [Pekin front picture] [Pekin back picture]

    Kremlin

    Price: GBP 2800 (2001)
    Introduced 1991, discontinued 2001.
    [Kremlin picture]
    change when serial
    Brilliant PSU fitted Jul 1994 1,000
    Brilliant Enhanced PSU fitted Oct 1994 1,055
    Slimline PSU fitted Feb 1996 2,000

    Classik

    Price: GBP 789 (2002), 995 (2004), 1225 (2010)
    Introduced March 1998
    It seems the Classik-T had a CD Transport upgrade and at least one OS upgrade to prevent static when changing sources.

    The Classik-K (Knekt) (2001):
    * Mains-out socket removed (was included on the Classic-T)
    * It is not possible to upgrade the Classik-T or Classik-v1 to a Classik-K due to changes that affect nearly the whole aspect of the product.
    * Classik-T or Classik-v1 cannot be used in a Connect or Knekt system.
    * The speaker cable & plug kit is no longer included.
    * Cannot be controlled via RS232 and an RS232 module cannot be added
    * Amp section is capable of 75 watts RMS into 4 ohms
    [Classik picture]

    Classik Movie and Movie DI

    Price:
    GBP 2000 (2002), 2500 (2004), 2692 (2010)
    USD 3470 (2009)

    A quite large software update is apparently available for all CMS DI's with serial <975037.
    According to Linn however we only have:
    Classik Movie should be running software version S02220111 (only works for variants made from 2005 from serial number 1103087 onwards).
    [Classik Movie picture] [Classik Movie rear picture] [Classik Movie DI picture]

    Klimax Kontrol

    Price:
    GBP 6000 (2004), 7995 (2010), 8150 (2011 to 2015)
    USD 13500 (2009)
    EURO 10258 (2010), 10430 (2012,2013)

    [Kontrol picture]


    change when serial
    New Dual-Mono Audio Board: Upgraded units are often referred to as Klimax Kontrol/1 or KK/1. It should have sticker underneath stating 'KONTROL/UPG' plus the serial number beneath. Alternatively, inside the unit there will be two volume control chips instead of just one. Standard from Sep 2008 approx. 1168755 onwards
    Power switch moved to the front, Units labelled Klimax Kontrol/2. Not an audio upgrade but to comply with newer regulations ? ?

    Akurate Kontrol

    Price:
    GBP 3950 (2010), 4200 (2011 to 2015)
    USD 5670 (2009)
    EURO 5105 (2010), 5336 (2012,2013)


    Introduced Nov 2010, end of production May 2015.
    [Akurate-Kontrol picture] [Akurate-Kontrol Rear picture]

    Majik & Majik I (integrated)

    Price:
    Majik:
    GBP 695 (2002, +35 in Silver, +150 with Phone stage), 975 (inc phono) (2004)
    Majik Kontrol:
    USD 3100 (2009)
    EURO 2618 (2010)

    Majik I:
    GBP 1595 (2010), 1630 (2011,2015)
    USD 2975 (2009)
    EURO 2261 (2010), 2299 (2012,2013)


    Linn Helpline said in December 2002: "there has been no sonic improvements made to them since its launch"
    Majik I released in 2008, the first integrated amp since the original Majik-I (discontinued in 2001).
    [Majik picture] [Majik I picture] [Majik-Kontrol picture]
    change when serial
    Phono input changed from MM/MC to only MM. At the same time, the variable PSU was exchanged for a single voltage Brilliant PSU. May 1997 7570

    Exotik

    Price: GBP 1750 (2004)

    Digital Audio upgrade module: EURO 1904 (2010), 1936 (2012)
    Phono stage upgrade module: EURO 464 (2010), 472 (2012)

    Introduced 2004, Exotik-DA in 2005
    The Exotik is a stereo pre-amp and the DA is a multi-channel pre-amp.
    [Exotik front picture] [Exotik rear picture]

    Kisto

    Price:
    GBP 7995 (2004), 10200 (2010), 10600 (2011)
    USD 12995 (2005), 14700 (2009)
    EURO 13352 (2010)


    Introduced 2003. Dropped from Linn support in Sep 2017.
    [Kisto picture] [Kisto picture rear]
    software upgrade when changes
    SP034V1 ?? Problems Fixed:
  • Fixes for timings for ACK replies to RCU (Making RCU appear more responsive) and status replied to status requests from RCU (Making RCU appear to see the Kisto and its current settings)
  • Commands implemented to allow the H8 to set the local loop through to be setup on the CPLD. This is used when the Kisto is setup in the main room. This allows the RCU to properly control main room Linn sources when setup using a parallel line driver. (For the Kisto to function correctly with a line driver, the CPLD code must also be updated, ICAS099/L2R1)
  • Change over on type of communications between the H8 and the power PC. The communications used to indicate the start and stop of IR and now all IR bursts are sent to the power PC. Occasionally there was corruption of the communications between the devices which meant that some commands were being missed. (This requires that the H8 be upgraded with SP035V1, it is recommended that the H8 be uploaded after the Kisto).
  • Change the FPGA to bypass the On Screen Graphics clamping to allow HDV (High Density Video) pass through.
  • Change the User interface to support HDV pass through with the addition of a video type "YPrPb-HDV". This requires that the video board be at least revision PCAS 338/L1R5
  • Addition of the Audio Adjust command to work between a Kisto and Unidisk via the RC5 loop.
  • 3.1.3 ??
  • Source type "cable" has same RC5 address as Aux1
  • In Line Driver mode the headphones disrupt the record path.
  • pop and click when skipping a DTS 96:24 music disc.
  • Lip Sync not available on DTS.
  • Press and Hold on the Unidsk link does not function, ie. search and repeat all.
  • IR control of some 3rd party TV's not functioning.
  • Does not support RGB-HV HDV.
  • AAC decode for Japan not yet supported.
  • SP034V4 ??
  • RS232 Pass through support enabled.
  • Improved RS232 control set.
  • Exessive trims resolved when speakers are not used.
  • Exessive downmix options resolved when speakers are not present.
  • Occasional audio drop out resolved.
  • Unidisk link uses SPDIF for DTS CD's.
  • LtRt Downmix selectable, previosuly was LoRo Downmix.
  • Improvements to RCU Unidsik transport commands with link.
  • Eject on RCU for Unidisk is implemented.
  • Improved disc definitions for the RS232 link to a Unidisk.
  • Improved Pro-Logic II flag detection.
  • Dynamic adjustments of Pro Logic II Music parameters.
  • Improved disc format display with Unidsisk Link
  • Spanish and Geerman characters on the VFD resolved.
  • SP035SP1 ??
  • A) Fixes for timings for ACK replies to RCU (Making RCU appear more responsive) and status replied to status requests from RCU (Making RCU appear to see the Kisto and its current settings)
  • B) Commands implemented to allow the H8 to set the local loop through to be setup on the CPLD. This is used when the Kisto is setup in the main room. This allows the RCU to properly control main room Linn sources when setup using a parallel line driver. (For the Kisto to function correctly with a line driver, the CPLD code must also be updated)
  • C) Change over on type of communications between the H8 and the power PC. The communications used to indicate the start and stop of IR and now all IR bursts are sent to the power PC. Occasionally there was corruption of the communications between the devices which meant that some commands were being missed.

  • Kinos

    Price:
    GBP 4500 (2005), 5850 (2010), 6100 (2011)
    USD 7995, and with DSP 8895 (2005), 8430 (2009)
    EURO 7664 (2010)


    Introduced 2005. Dropped from Linn support in Sep 2017.
    [Kinos picture] [Kinos picture rear]
    Essentially running the same OS as the Kisto but in the smaller chassis, less connector options and without the dedicated mono channel architecture.
    Can be prone to getting hot. I don't have the dates or serial number changes but these did evolve. I have seen inside 2 Kinos' and one with a serial number of 974,449 had a row of blue capacitors on the main board, and the other Kinos with a serial number in the 1,200,000 range did not have these capacitors.

    AV5103


    Price:
    GBP 4500 (2002)
    USD 8495 (1998,1999)


    Introduced June 1996
    [AV5103 picture] [AV5103 rear picture]
    change when serial
    AV5103 upgraded : Main Processor IC (Zoran IC) Upgraded from A2 to A3 spec -- allows the Limbik software upgrade to function correctly. DSP (digital signal processing) section of the circuitry incorporated onto a 'piggy-back' board instead of the main board -- allowing easier future upgrade. Apr 1997 1,450 approx
    Limbik Software Installed as standard. Upgrade Available. Sep 1998 1,672
    Silver AV5103 introduced in addition to the standard Black finish Dec 1999 N/A
    DTS decoding capability included as standard. Upgrade available for units > s/n 1450 Jan 2000 3,000
    Software Upgraded and Display Upgraded. Software Upgrade allows AV5103 to support the INLINE video switcher, which adds up to 6 additional video sources and allows new VFD display to function. See www.inlineinc.com for details of Inline switcher. Display upgraded from LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) to VFD type (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) which is much brighter, is coloured blue and is more aesthetically pleasing. Jun 2000 3,276
    Software Upgraded Main changes:
    • Inline Video Switcher can now be controlled via RS232
    • Improved controllability of Inline Video Switcher
    Mar 2001 622,550
    Software upgrade to R5B18. Main change: Enhancement of subwoofer performance in DTS mode. June 2001 633,950

    Kairn/Kairn-Pro


    Price: GBP 1400 (2002, +300 with Phono stage)
    Introduced Mar 1991, -Pro discontinued 2002
    [Kairn Pro picture]
    change when serial(Kairn) serial(Kairn-Pro)
    Back panel changed - clearance around PH1 & PH2 inputs increased to prevent earth loop May 1991 1100
    Software changed additional user functions 7- 9 added. Mar 1992 2,384
    Control board upgraded. Allows Kairn to be used in Knekt system without any hardware modifications. Apr 1992 2,490 approx
    Kairn-Pro introduced Aug 1992 N/A N/A
    Brilliant Switch Mode Power Supply fitted as standard. Part nos changed to Kairn/SPS and Kairn-Pro/SPS. Dec 1993 5,000 5,000
    Brilliant SMPS enhancement fitted as standard (sound improvement) Oct 1994 5,545 5,309
    Software changed additional user functions 10-12 added. Also, this version of software allowed Kairn/Kairn-pro to be used in a Knekt system Nov 1994 5,653 5,309
    Slimline Brilliant SMPS fitted as standard. Power supply upgrade. Oct 1995 7,000 6,000

    Kolektor

    Price: GBP 495 (2002, +35 Silver), 575 (2004)
    Introduced: Sep 1998
    [Kolektor picture]
    change when serial
    Power supply upgrade. Changed from transformer to on-board switch-mode power supply (not "Brilliant" though, this is a simpler SMPS). ? ?
    Software Upgrade V1:
    • Volume levels are retained from one input to another when using Source select button
    • Volume range changed from 0-60 to 0-100 (overall volume range remains unchanged i.e. lowest and highest volumes are same as before)
    • Mute delay at power up to minimise audible noise during power-up sequence
      "Early Kolektors used a conventional moulded transformer placed on the preamps small main pcb (not a toroid). They also had 60 steps on their volume, but this can be software upgraded to 100 steps. Later Kolektors have 100 steps on the volume and a switched power supply, again mounted on the main pcb. This is not a Brilliant, but a simplified version with less components. Linn calls this new p.s. "universal", because it accepts input voltages between 90 and 244 (or something) VAC."
    • Also Power supply upgraded. Changed from transformer to on-board switch-mode power supply (not "Brilliant" though, this is a simpler SMPS).
    11 Nov 1999 2178
    Software Upgrade V2:
    • Fixed unmuting bug on power up, will now honour the mute state on power down.
    • CD commands OPEN and STOP will no longer automatically switch sources.
    • New software version format added (see below).
    • New RS232 commands :-
      • $VERSION HARDWARE ?$ - reports the version of main board fitted,
      • response for old hardware $VERSION HARDWARE PCAS124L3$,
      • response for new hardware $VERSION HARDWARE PCAS124L4$.
      • $VERSION SOFTWARE ?$ - reports the version of software loaded,
      • response for prototype version $VERSION SOFTWARE P0550103$
      • and response for release version $VERSION SOFTWARE S0550103$.
      • $CHECKSUM ?$ - reports software checksum.
      • $COUNTER POWER ?$ - reports total number of days, hours, minutes and seconds the unit has been powered up, typical response $COUNTER
      • POWER 3:17:35:42$.
    22 April 2000 2,154
    Software Upgrade V3:
  • Main changes . modified volume control to ensure that bass & treble settings are correctly set on power-up.
  • Feb 2002 683,683

    Wakonda

    Price: GBP 795 (2002, +150 with Phono stage), 995 (inc. phono) (2004)
    [Wakonda picture]

    Two models; an older one with 'circular' brilliant, and a newer one with slimline brilliant. For a period of time, many reported that the Kolektor had a better linestage than the Wakonda, but recent comparison seem to result in the opposite conclusions, so perhaps a recent upgrade of the Wakonda, sonically important, has taken place.

    "According to Linn Inc. in Jacksonville, the Wakonda received the Brilliant slimline PSU as standard at serial number 2500."


    Intek


    Price: GBP 498 (1990)
    Introduced Jan 1990, discontinued Jan 1994


    Power: 50W into 8 Ohms, 80W into 4 Ohms.
    [Intek picture]
    change when serial
    PCB changed from single sided to double sided board. Improved performance & reliability Jun 1990 501,372
    Overall gain reduced by 6dB. Improves low level control of volume and provides increase of overload margin for CD input. Nov 1990 502,700
    Upgraded output diodes. Improved sonic performance & reduced distortion Jan 1991 502,852
    Volume control poten tiometer upgraded Improved reliability of volume control. Jan 1991 502,989
    Major upgrade:
    • Reduction in THD (total harmonic distortion) in power amp stage
    • Gain increase of 6dB in pre-amp section
    • Power amp idling current reduced
    • Thermistor raised up off board (reliability enhancement)
    Sep 1991 504,695

    Klimax (Solo, Twin)

    Price:
    Solo:
    GBP 5600 (2002), 6000 (2004), 7995 (2010), 8150 (2011 to 2015), 8850 (2016 to 2021), 10090 (2022)
    CAN 15810 (2022)
    EURO 10258 (2010), 10430 (2012,2013), 10680 (2017 to 2021), 12180 (2022)

    Twin:
    GBP 4500 (2004), 6950 (2010), 7100 (2011 to 2015), 7700 (2016 to 2021), 8780 (2022)
    CAN 13780 (2022)
    EURO 8925 (2010), 9075 (2012,2013), 9315 (2017 to 2021), 10620 (2022)


    Klimax Solo Dynamic PS upgrade (return to factory):
    GBP 2475 (2019,2020)
    EURO 2783 (2012,2013)

    Klimax Twin Dynamic PS upgrade (return to factory):
    GBP 1540 (2019,2020)
    EURO 1742 (2012,2013)


    Power Solo: 1 channel of 500W into 4 Ohms or 290W into 8 Ohms.
    Power Twin: 2 channels of 200W into 4 Ohms or 111W into 8 Ohms.
    [Klimax picture]
    Description (from Linn's site):
    Solo: The discrete bipolar design is unique to the Solo and uses Linn's famous Dynamik switch mode power supply to deliver 500 W (into 4 Ohms) of effortless, instant power across the entire frequency range. Precision-engineered enclosure machined from solid aluminium.
    Twin: Two channels of Linn's patented Chakra amplification, a machined-from-solid enclosure, and a Dynamik Power Supply make this our highest performing stereo amplifier.

    change when serial
    Standby time changed from 10 to 20 min. Jul 1999 1223
    Small mod to the PSU, perhaps as a precautionary measure as some early units ran hot. Nov 1999 1675
    Dynamik PSU. Earlier cases require extensive machining to allow these PSUs to fit ? 657850

    Akurate (2200, 3200, 4200)

    Price:
    2200:
    GBP 3060 (2010), 3350 (2011 to 2015), 3630 (2016 to 2021), 4140 (2022)
    CAN 6520 (2022)
    EURO 3927 (2010), 4235 (2012,2013), 4390 (2017 to 2021), 5010 (2022)

    3200:
    GBP 4100 (2011 to 2015), 4450 (2016 to 2021), 5070 (2022)
    CAN 8025 (2022)
    EURO 4820 (2010), 5264 (2012,2013), 5385 (2017 to 2021), 6140 (2022)

    4200:
    GBP 4850 (2011 to 2015), 5270 (2016 to 2021), 6005 (2022)
    CAN 9530 (2022)
    EURO 5724 (2010), 6292 (2012,2013), 6365 (2017 to 2021), 7255 (2022)

    [Akurate picture] [Akurate picture]
    Power: 200W into 4 Ohms or 111W into 8 Ohms.

    Akurate amplifiers with models available for 2, 3 or 4 channels.
    The 2200 is a 2 channel, the 3200 is a 3 channel and the 4200 is a 4 channel power amp.
    Internal links in Chakras were added during the second half of 2005. It has been reported that a C6100 that has one board with links (stamped Dec 2005), the other without (stamped July 2005), so pretty much everything from Jan 2006 onwards is likely to have links, but you need to check.

    Majik (2100, 3100, 4100, 5100, 6100)

    Price:
    2100:
    GBP 1575 (2011 to 2015), 1710 (2016 to 2021), 1950 (2022)
    CAN 2945 (2022)
    EURO 2202 (2010), 2239 (2012,2013), 2240 (2017 to 2021), 2555 (2022)

    3100:
    GBP 1970 (2015), 2140 (2016 to 2021), 2440 (2022)
    CAN 3860 (2022)
    EURO 2737 (2010), 2783 (2012,2013), 2785 (2017 to 2021), 3170 (2022)

    4100:
    GBP 2220 (2011 to 2015), 2410 (2016 to 2021), 2750 (2022)
    CAN 4350 (2022)
    EURO 3082 (2010), 3134 (2012,2013), 3135 (2017 to 2021), 3575 (2022)

    5100:
    GBP 2370 (2010), 2470 (2011 to 2015), 2680 (2016 to 2021), 3055 (2022)
    CAN 4830 (2022)
    EURO 3415 (2010), 3473 (2012,2013), 3475 (2017 to 2021), 3955 (2022)

    6100:
    GBP 2720 (2011 to 2015), 2950 (2016 to 2021), 3360 (2022)
    CAN 5315 (2022)
    EURO 3760 (2010), 3824 (2012,2013), 3825 (2017 to 2021), 4355 (2022)

    [Majik picture] [Majik picture]
    Power: 100W into 4 Ohms or 56W into 8 Ohms.

    Majik amplifiers with models available for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 channels.
    The 2100 is a 2 channel, the 3100 is a 3 channel, etc.

    The Majik range replaced the similar Chakra amps with the following quote coming from Linn "The Majik 2100 offers the same performance level and functionality as a C2100 did. The main differences are a more solid build from the updated metalwork to match the other Majik products and a new vent design for better airflow and cooling."

    AV2250

    Price: GBP 1995 (2004)
    Introduced Sep 2002, discontinued Apr 2005
    Power: 2 channels of 115W into 8 Ohms or 230W into 4 Ohms
    [AV2250 picture]
    Somewhere along the line the AV2250 performance is said to have improved markedly. S/N unknown to me. The talk of this change as an important mk1/mk2-distinction is judged by some as pure nonsense.

    AV5125

    Price: GBP 1800 (2004)
    Introduced 2001, discontinued Apr 2005
    Power: 5 channels of 125W into 8 Ohms or 230W into 4 Ohms
    [AV5125 picture] [AV5125 picture]
    I know of two changes to the AV5125:
  • 1) thermal protection circuits of the first versions were apparently a little too eager, making it shut down needlessly often - this has been fixed.
  • 2) somewhere along the line the AV5125 performance is said to have improved markedly.

  • For both of these changes, unfortunately I do not know the S/N.

    AV5105


    Price:
    GBP 1200 (2002)
    USD 1800 (1999)

    Introduced June 1996, discontinued March 2002
    Power: 2 channels of 100W into 8 Ohms or 200W into 4 Ohms.

    Linn did a recall to replace some capacitors on the amp due to a potential fire hazard, so make sure to look for it being done. If it has then there should be a small rectangular white sticker with the Linn logo on it and writing to the effect, eg CAP 413 FTD. If the sticker is not in place then check if the four black 10,000uf/63v caps were replaced with 6,800uf/85v ones. If so, then it is safe to use the amp. Linn used higher voltage but lower capacitance caps here because the higher voltage 10,000uf caps would not fit in.
    [AV5105 picture]
    change when serial
    Speaker sockets changed from 4mm sockets to binding posts Sep 1996 N/A
    Speaker sockets changed from binding sockets to "Safety Compliant" type sockets Aug 1997 N/A

    LK85/LK140

    Price:
    LK85: GBP 495 (2002, +35 Silver), 545 (2004)
    LK140: GBP 750 (2002), 875 (2004)
    Introduced Mar 1998
    Power LK85: 2 channels of 85W into 4 Ohms or 62W into 8 Ohms
    Power LK140: 2 channels of 140W into 4 Ohms or 95W into 8 Ohms
    [LK140 picture]
    change when serial
    Monolithic (power amplifier) IC's changed. This was mainly due to supply problems with original type but this also gave us the opportunity to change over to a slightly more robust part. Feb 2000 6,154

    It is worth mentioning that LK85 and LK140 are very similar amps; they even share the very same circuit board. Any information here regarding one of them probably applies to the other as well, although I can't guarantee it. Do not be fooled into thinking they sound the same though. Although logic suggests they should, they don't. LK85 is a very good amp, but LK140 is better.

    LK100

    Power: 2 channels of 90W into 4 Ohms or 50W into 8 Ohms
    [LK100 picture]
    Early specimens had a nice Holden&Fischer transformer, while later ones got a somewhat less good irish transformer. Don't know the S/N for this change.
    The earthing of the case has changed a few times, an improvement might be realized by scraping and cleaning the connection points between screw holes and case (below board)
    change when serial
    needs re-soldering to unconnect the aktiv wire harnessess which connect directly to the main board and some resistor reinsertion into the board. ? <3000
    the aktiv cards are hooked up similarily to the LK140 conenction and the wire harnesses are simply removed and the links resoldered. ? >3000

    LK240

    Power: 2 channels of 240W into 4 Ohms or 125W into 8 Ohms
    All LK240's were subject to a recall regarding the power caps, this should have been already done.
    [LK240 picture]
    change when serial
    Small circuit mod ? ~1000
    Safety speaker plugs were used ? >3000

    LK280

    Price: GBP 695 (1990)
    Power: 2 channels of 160W into 4 Ohms or 80W into 8 Ohms
    [LK280 picture]

    Klout


    Price:
    GBP 2400 (2002)
    USD 3995 (1998)


    Introduced Jun 1992, discontinued Oct 2002

    Power: 2 channels of 160W into 4 Ohms or 80W into 8 Ohms
    [Klout picture]
    "Klouts, as with many long standing Linn products, have undergone several changes - none have been as earth shattering as say putting a brilliant power supply in a Kairn but have improved the sound of the amp. Notably, serial number 2700 there was a shim mod that improved sound qualtiy, serial number 4700 (approx) shake proof washers were added to improve grounding and serial number 5179 they added a capacitor on the transformer connector on the main board which further improved sound qualtiy. The new ones do sound better but the old ones are still great. As far as the crossovers, from serial numbers 200 - 1165 there is a tad bit of mucking around to convert them to aktiv but under 200 serial number and over 1165 it is a very basic procedure - quite a similar connection as the LK140."
    change when serial
    Aktiv connector replaced with new type. Aktiv link now soldered in place (previous to this it was a mechanical link) Nov 1992 530
    Shake-proof washers added to screws that hold transformer in place to improve earth continuity. This improved the sound quality. Dec 1992 592
    Added cut-out under rear foot to allow easier access to right hand channel Aktiv link. Apr 1993 1,165
    Aktiv link added to board (previously Aktiv link had been soldered, as an addition, onto the socket) Mar 1993 1,201
    Piggy-back board (PCAS 161) upgraded to improve stability of protection circuitry. Nov 1993 1,800
    Main board (PCAS 160) upgraded to improve Aktiv card compatibility ? ?
    Shim mod (Mica washers) fitted as standard between power transistors on main board and coupling block. Sound improvement mod. Nov 1994 2700 approx.
    Chokes (ferrite rings) fitted to transformer output leads to solve a problem found in a small percentage of Klouts whereby a short mechanical buzz is heard when unit switched on. Mar 1996 3,796
    Extrusion finish changed to textured paint cosmetic change only Jun 1997 4,586
    Shake-proof washers added to screws that hold base-plate on to extrusion to improve earth continuity and prevent screws loosening in transit. This improved the sound quality. Jun 1997 4,700 approx
    Speaker sockets changed to safety compliant type. Mar 1998 5,000
    Capacitor added to Transformer connector on main board to improve the Klout's immunity to electromagnetic emissions. This improved the sound quality. Jul 1998 5,179

    LK2 (60/75/80/+Spark)

    Introduced Oct 1985, discontinued Dec 1992
    Power LK2/60: 2 channels of 120W into 4 Ohms or 60W into 8 Ohms
    Power LK2/75: 2 channels of 150W into 4 Ohms or 75W into 8 Ohms
    change when serial
    Silicone pads removed from heatsink to improve heat transfer Apr 1986 202,505
    LK2/75 Introduced upgraded boards from 60 Watt to 75 Watts per channel Apr 1987 203,900
    Power supply reservoir capacitors upgraded from 6800uF to 10000uF.Power supply capacitors changed from 4700uF to 10,000uF Mar 1988 203,900
    LK280 introduced upgraded boards from 75 watt to 80 watts per channel (changed boards from PCAS 003s to PCAS 020s) Jul 1988 205,272
    Cannon sockets screwed onto board instead of soldered U bracket Dec 1989 208,610
    Paintwork changed from smooth finish to hard textured finish Jun 1989 208,700
    Spark power supply introduced. LK280/Spark introduced (no transformer) as an option and LK280 upgrade kit for spark made available. May 1990 N/A

    Klimax / Artikulat 350, 320, 340, 345

    Price:
    Floor 350:
    GBP 19100 (2010), 19900 (2011 to 2015), 21600 (2016 to 2021), 32500 (2022), High Gloss versions 22800 (2015 to 2021)
    USD 29500 (2009), High Gloss versions 39000 (2009)
    EURO 24990 (2010), 25410 (2012,2013), 26090 (2017 to 2021), 39250 (2022), High Gloss versions 32725 (2010), 26378 (2012,2013), 27665 (2017 to 2021)

    Floor 350A Aktiv:
    GBP 29500 (2010), 30600 (2011 to 2015), High Gloss versions 31800 GBP (2015)
    USD 39000 (2005), 47500 (2009), High Gloss versions 57000 (2009)
    EURO 38675 (2010), 39325 (2012,2013), High Gloss versions 46410 (2010), 40777 (2012,2013)

    Floor 350A Exakt: Organik DAC from 2021
    GBP 40000 (2015), 45000 (2016), 49500 (2017 to 2020), 57500 (2021), 58700 (2022), High Gloss versions 46200 (2016), 50700 (2017 to 2020), 58700 (2021)
    CAN 101880 (2022)
    EURO 59900 (2017 to 2020), 69580 (2021), 71040 (2022), High Gloss versions 61475 (2017 to 2020), 71155 (2021)

    Compact 320: ?
    Compact 320A:
    GBP 14000 (2009), 16975 (2010), 17350 (2011)
    USD 22000 (2005),25750 (2009), High Gloss versions 25300 (2005),30900 (2009)
    EURO 21837 (2010), High Gloss versions 26204 (2010)

    Centre 340: ?
    Centre 340A (each):
    USD 17000 (2005),17990 (2009), High Gloss versions 19550 (2005),21560 (2009)
    EURO 15351 (2010), High Gloss versions 18421 (2010)

    Sub 345 (each):
    USD 7000 (2005), 7270 (2009), High Gloss versions 8050 (2005), 8830 (2009)
    EURO 6164 (2010), 6268 (2012,2013), High Gloss versions 7497 (2010), 7236 (2012,2013)


    Matching stands for the 320/A:
    USD 1025 (2005)
    EURO 916 (2010)

    Matching stands for the 340/A:
    USD 515 (2005)
    EURO 452 (2010)

    Artikulat 350 Upgrade Stand (Solid stand upgrade to Klimax specification):
    GBP 1300 (2017)
    EURO 1780 (2017)


    Upgrade Artikulate 350 to Klimax 350: EURO 5296 (2010), 5385 (2012,2013)
    Upgrade Artikulate 350A to Klimax 350A: EURO 6724 (2010), 6837 (2012,2013)
    Upgrade Artikulate 340A to Klimax 340A: EURO 1345 (2010), 1367 (2012,2013)
    Upgrade Artikulate 320A to Klimax 320A: EURO 2368 (2010), 2408 (2012,2013)
    Upgrade Artikulate 345 to Klimax 345: EURO 1131 (2010), 1150 (2012,2013)

    Dynamik Upgrade for Klimax or Artikulat 350A:
    GBP 2770 (2017)
    EURO 3213 (2010), 3267 (2012,2013)

    Dynamik Upgrade for Klimax or Artikulat 350:
    GBP 2090 (2017)
    EURO 2380 (2010), 2420 (2012,2013)

    Dynamik Upgrade for Klimax or Artikulat 340A:
    GBP 1070 (2017)
    EURO 1428 (2010), 1452 (2012,2013)

    Dynamik Upgrade for Artikulat 340:
    GBP 860 (2017)
    EURO 982 (2010), 998 (2012,2013)

    Dynamik Upgrade for Klimax or Artikulat 320 or 320A:
    GBP 1640 (2017)
    EURO 1904 (2010), 1936 (2012,2013)

    Exakt & Katalyst upgrade for Klimax/Artikulat 350/350A:
    GBP 27800 (2017,2018,2019,2020)
    EURO 33640 (2017 to 2020)

    Katalyst DAC Upgrade for Klimax 350:
    GBP 6800 (2017 to 2020)
    EURO 9920 (2017 to 2020)

    Organik DAC Upgrade for Klimax 350 Exakt:
    GBP 10800 (2022)
    EURO 13070 (2021,2022)

    Exakt & Organik upgrade for Klimax 350A:
    GBP 31800 (2021), 36250 (2022)
    EURO 38480 (2021), 43860 (2022)


    [Artikulat picture]
    CHAKRA amplification also features Linnís Switch Mode Power Supplies and facilitates fully integrated AKTIV configuration (denoted by the 'A' following the number of the model, e.g. 350A) for improved performance in comparison to passive set-up.
    The Klimax 350 and 350A as a 6way floorstanding loudspeaker developed from the Artikulat and introduced in April 2008. Linn re-designed the servo control loop to give a much improved bass system. It is faster than the Artikulat with lower distortion. The 3k array was changed (but not the midrange or bass), and as a result Linn had to re-design the crossovers for both passive and aktiv variants, when doing this Linn employed knowledge gained during the development of the Komri Aktiv Tunebox amongst other products. The result is a more open, larger soundstage, which makes the Klimax speakers easier to follow the tune than the Artikulats were. The new stand again makes the tune easier to follow.
    The servo system in the 350 and 350A have a bridged amp for each drive unit, the rated power is the same as in Komri, but they are based on the Akurate power amplifier range. There is a shared Power supply between the servo amps, and another power supply is shared between the other four channels in the 350A.
    The passive versions of the 320 & 340 were dropped at some point and as of 2017 only the Klimax 350 Aktiv and 350 Passive are still available.

    The Artikulat speakers had the following adjustments:
    Treble level 0dB, -1.5dB, -3dB (Not on passive models)
    Bass level 0dB, +2dB, +4dB
    Bass Roll on 19Hz, 40Hz, 80Hz (350 and 340)
    Bass Roll on 50Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz (320)

    The Klimax speakers have the following:
    Treble level -1.25dB, 0dB, +1.25dB (Not on passive 350)
    Bass level -2dB, 0dB, +2dB
    Bass Roll on 19Hz, 40Hz, 60Hz (350 and 340)
    Bass Roll on 30Hz, 60Hz, 98Hz (320)

    On-board Amps:
    Passive: 2x 1000W
    Exakt: 2x 100W, 2x 400W, 2x 1000W

    Drive units:
    Super Tweeter 13 mm (0.5") silk dome
    Tweeter 25 mm (1") PU dome
    Midrange 75 mm (3") PU dome
    Upper bass 165 mm (6.5") glass fibre composite
    Lower bass 2x200 mm (7.9")

    Akubarik

    Price:
    Aktiv:
    GBP 15600 (2015)
    Passive: dropped from price lists sometime in 2019.
    GBP 8750 (2015), 9500 (2016 to 2019), high gloss 970 (2015), 10450 (2016 to 2019)
    EURO 11470 (2017 to 2019), high gloss 12715 (2017 to 2019)

    Exakt:
    GBP 21500 (2015), 25000 (2016,2017), 27500 (2018 to 2021), 33550 (2022), high gloss 22450 (2015), 25950 (2016,2017), 28450 (2018 to 2021), 34500 (2022)
    USD 43620 (2022)
    CAN 60390 (2022)
    EURO 33280 (2017 to 2021), 40600 (2022), high gloss 34525 (2017 to 2021), 41845 (2022)


    Katalyst upgrade (Exakt):
    GBP 4800 (2018 to 2021), 5855 (2022)
    EURO 5810 (2018 to 2021), 7085 (2022)

    Katalyst & Exakt upgrade:
    GBP 17050 (2018 to 2021), 20800 (2022)
    EURO 20630 (2018 to 2021), 25170 (2022)


    Passive introduced April 2013.
    Aktiv introduced April 2013, discontinued 2019.
    Exakt introduced April 2014 and September 2017 saw the update to Katalyst
    [Akubarik picture]
    This is a 5-way integrated loudspeaker with on-board Chakra amplification, using fully Aktiv filters, Dynamik power supply and a downfiring ported isobaric bass system.
    A passive version is also available with a stand option. The Aktiv version seems to have been discontinued in favour of the Exakt version.
    Drive units:
    Super Tweeter 13 mm (0.5") dome
    Tweeter 25 mm (1") dome
    Midrange 75 mm (3") dome
    Upper bass 150 mm (6")
    Lower bass 2 x 200 mm (8") isobaric
    Crossover points: 110 Hz, 318 Hz, 3.6 kHz, 9.84 kHz
    Bass roll-on: 19 Hz, 40 Hz, 60 Hz
    Amplifier Power: 4x100W (4 Ohms) + 1x 200W (4 Ohms)

    The amp module houses the Aktiv analogue filters and Chakra power amplification which is all on one board. Efficient passive cooling is achieved by a chimney built into the amp module which draws the warm air up and out of the amp, meaning there is no need for a fan.
    The 6" upper bass drive unit is a new design introduced in the Akubarik loudspeaker. Our familiar and unique 3K driver array, also used in Klimax loudspeakers, houses the mid-range, tweeter & super-tweeter drive units, and the 8" bass drive units derive from Majik Isobarik, however in both cases the drive units have been modified to be specifically optimised for this loudspeaker.
    Adjustable bass controls are located on top of the Amp module with 3 roll-on frequencies and 7 bass shelf options which can be changed to allow for much more flexible positioning of the loudspeakers and optimised for any room.
    The stand is precision-machined from a block of solid aluminium to provide a stable and rigid base for the loudspeakers, reducing cabinet vibration and improving overall performance and musicality.
    Akubarik goes into Sleep Mode when power is first applied, and returns automatically after about 20 minutes. It remains in Sleep Mode until music is detected. In Sleep Mode, Akubarik consumes a tiny 3.5 Watts of power. Linnís trademark blue LEDs located at the top of the amp module indicate the Ďoní status of the loudspeakers and provide a subtle glow that can only be seen if youíre standing above the speaker. In Standby the LEDs turn to red.

    Weight (including stand): 46 kg / 101 lb
    Dimensions (including stand): 1050mm/41.3" (H) x 351mm/13.8" (W) x 450mm/17.7" (D)
    Standard finishes: Black Ash, Cherry, Oak, Rosenut, Walnut , White
    High gloss finishes: Piano Black, Cherry, Oak, Rosenut, Walnut , White
    Chrome or Black 3K array with any speaker finish.

    Akudorik

    Price:
    Passive: dropped from price lists sometime in 2019.
    GBP 4500 (2015), 4900 (2016 to 2019), high gloss 5100 (2015), 5500 (2016 to 2019)
    EURO 5905 (2017 to 2019), high gloss 6692 (2017 to 2019)

    Exakt: dropped from price lists sometime in 2021.
    GBP 13500 (2015), 16300 (2016,2017), 17500 GBP (2018 to 2021), high gloss 14100 (2015), 16900 (2016,2017), 18100 (2018 to 2021)
    EURO 21220 (2017 to 2020), high gloss 22007 (2017 to 2020)


    Passive Stand pair:
    GBP 750 (2015), 810 (2016 to 2020)
    EURO 992 (2017 to 2020)

    Exakt Dorik upgrade stand pair:
    GBP 12000 (2017), 13200 (2018 to 2020)
    EURO 15970 (2017 to 2020)

    Katalyst upgrade (Exakt):
    GBP 3500 (2018 to 2020)
    EURO 4235 (2017 to 2021), 5165 (2022)


    Introduced September 2014. Exakt updated with Katalyst from September 2017.
    [Akudorik picture]
    4-way bass reflex stand-mounted loudspeaker.
    Drive units:
    Super Tweeter: 13 mm (0.5") silk dome
    Tweeter: 25 mm (1") PU dome
    Midrange: 75 mm (3") PU dome
    Bass: 165 mm (6.5") doped paper cone
    Exakt: 4x100W amps.
    Weight (including stand): 23 kg / 50.6 lb
    Dimensions: 958mm/37.7" (H) x 304mm/12" (W) x 388mm/15.3" (D)

    Series 5

    Price:
    530:
    GBP 9500 (2016 to 2021), 10830 (2022)
    USD 17330 (2022)
    EURO 13230 (2017 to 2021), 15080 (2022)

    520:
    GBP 6750 (2016 to 2021), 7700 (2022)
    USD 12310 (2022)
    EURO 9390 (2017 to 2021), 9365 (2022)


    Series 5 Standard covers:
    GBP 350 (2016 to 2021), 400 (2022)
    EURO 484 (2017 to 2021), 552 (2022)

    Series 5 Premium covers are Harris Tweed or Timourous Beasties:
    GBP 700 (2016 to 2021), 798 (2022)
    EURO 968 (2017 to 2021), 1105 (2022)


    530 spares:
    Pair of replacement Top Plates:
    GBP 165 (2016 to 2021), 188 (2022)
    EURO 230 (2017 to 2021), 263 (2022)

    Pair of replacement stands:
    GBP 450 (2016 to 2021), 600 (2022)
    EURO 629 (2017 to 2021), 839 (2022)


    520 spares:
    Pair of replacement Top Plates:
    GBP 145 (2016 to 2021), 166 (2022)
    EURO 206 (2017 to 2021), 235 (2022)

    Pair of replacement stands:
    GBP 220 (2016 to 2021), 300 (2022)
    EURO 303 (2017 to 2021), 413 (2022)


    [series picture]
    Series 530: Introduced September 2015. A 3-way Aktiv with Exakt isobarik floorstanding loudspeaker.
    On-board Amps: 3x 100W
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: silk dome with anti-resonant chamber
    Midrange: doped 2-layer sliced
    Bass: 2x Isobarik
    Weight (including stand): 30 kg / 66 lb
    Dimensions: 954mm/37.6" (H) x 232mm/9.1" (W) x 325mm/12.8" (D)

    Series 520: Introduced October 2008, dropped from pricelist Apr 2022. A 2-way stand-mounted loudspeaker.
    On-board Amps: 2x 100W
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: silk dome with anti-resonant chamber
    Midrange: doped 2-layer sliced
    Weight: 18 kg / 39.6 lb
    Dimensions: 892mm/35.1" (H) x 224mm/8.8" (W) x 218mm/8.6" (D)

    Majik 109, 112, 126, 140

    Price:
    Compact 109:
    GBP 915 (2010), 935 (2011 to 2015), 990 (2016 to 2021), 1200 (2022), High Gloss Colour versions 1375 (2015), 1440 (2016 to 2021), 1650 (2022)
    USD 1590 (2009), 1925 (2022)
    CAN 2120 (2022)
    EURO 1178 (2010), 1198 (2012,2013), 1235 (2017 to 2021), 1495 (2022), High Gloss Colour versions 1743 (2012,2013), 1828 (2017 to 2021), 2088 (2022)

    Centre 112 (each):
    GBP 725 (2015), 790 (2016 to 2021), 955 (2022), High Gloss Colour versions 1025 (2015), 1090 (2016 to 2021), 1255 (2022)
    USD 1200 (2009)
    EURO 922 (2010), 938 (2012,2013), 956 (2017 to 2021), 1155 (2022), High Gloss Colour versions 1513 (2012,2013), 1355 (2017 to 2021), 1554 (2022)

    Sub 126 (each):
    GBP 1400 (2010), 1460 (2011 to 2017), High Gloss Colour versions 1760 (2015 to 2017)
    USD 2200 (2009)
    EURO 1833 (2010), 1863 (2012,2013), High Gloss Colour versions 2438 (2012,2013)

    Floor 140:
    GBP 1625 (2010),1660 (2011 to 2015), 1800 (2016 to 2021), 2400 (2022), High Gloss Colour versions 2260 (2015), 2400 (2016 to 2021), 3000 (2022)
    USD 2995 (2009), 3995 (2022)
    CAN 4400 (2022)
    EURO 2321 (2010), 2360 (2012 to 2021), 3145 (2022), High Gloss Colour versions 3147 (2012 to 2021), 3932 (2022)

    Floor 140 Isobarik:
    GBP 3500 (2015)
    EURO 4235 (2012,2013), High Gloss Colour versions 4780 (2012,2013)


    109 High quality stand (pair):
    GBP 190 (2015), 210 (2016 to 2021), 240 (2022)
    EURO 238 (2010), 242 (2012,2013), 254 (2017 to 2021), 289 (2022)

    109 Wall mount Brakit:
    GBP 30 (2015), 33 (2016 to 2021), 37 (2022)
    EURO 48 (2010 to 2021), 56 (2022)

    140 Upgrade Stand (Aluminium stands for better performance):
    GBP 395 (2015), 430 (2016 to 2021), 490 (2022)
    EURO 488 (2010), 496 (2012,2013), 520 (2017 to 2021), 593 (2022)

    [Majik 109 picture] [Majik 112 picture] [Majik 126 picture] [Majik 140 picture]

    140: Introduced October 2007. A 4-way bass reflex floorstanding loudspeaker.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 16 mm (0.6") silk dome
    Midrange: 30 mm (1.2") PU dome
    Upper Bass: 160 mm (6.3") doped paper cone
    Lower Bass: 160 mm (6.3") sandwiched cone
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, active is 7 Ohms super tweeter, 7 Ohms tweeter, 8 Ohms mid unit and 8 Ohms bass.
    Weight (including stand): 21.3 kg / 47 lb
    Dimensions: 975mm/38.4" (H) x 250mm/9.8" (W) x 335mm/13.2" (D)

    109: Introduced October 2008. A 3-way stand-mounted loudspeaker.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 16 mm (0.6") silk dome
    Midrange: 30 mm (1.2") PU dome
    Bass: 150 mm (5.9") doped paper cone
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, active is 7 Ohms super tweeter, 7 Ohms tweeter, 8 Ohms bass/mid unit.
    Weight: 5.92 kg / 13 lb
    Dimensions: 327mm/12.9" (H) x 192mm/7.6" (W) x 256mm/10.1" (D)
    Upgrade stand: 600mm/23.6" (H) x 250mm/9.8" (W) x 320mm/12.6" (D)

    112: Introduced August 2009. A 3-way centre channel loudspeaker.
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, active is 7 Ohms super tweeter, 7 Ohms tweeter, 7 Ohms bass/mid unit.
    Weight: 6.51 kg / 14.34 lb
    Dimensions: 169mm/6.65" (H) x 510mm/20.1" (W) x 176mm/6.9" (D)

    126: Introduced February 2009. 10" bass driver loudspeaker with 500W RMS.
    Weight: 19 kg / 42 lb
    Dimensions: 391mm/15.4" (H) x 360mm/14.2" (W) x 381mm/15" (D)

    140 Isobarik: Introduced May 2011. A 4-way bass reflex floorstanding loudspeaker with isobaric bass system.
    Weight (including stand): 32 kg / 71 lb
    Dimensions: 981mm/38.6" (H) x 300mm/11.8" (W) x 406mm/16" (D)


    Akurate 242, 212, 225, 226

    Price:
    Floor 242:
    GBP 5750 (2004), 7150 (2010), 7300 (2011 to 2015), high gloss 8100 (2015)
    USD 10570 (2009)
    EURO 9163 (2010), 9317 (2012,2013), high gloss 10043 (2012,2013)

    Compact 212:
    GBP 3500 (2004), 4290 (2010), 4380 (2011 to 2015), high gloss 4980 (2015)
    USD 6340 (2009)
    EURO 5498 (2010), 5590 (2012,2013), high gloss 6074 (2012,2013)

    Centre 225 (each):
    GBP 2250 (2004), 2800 (2010), 2920 (2011 to 2015), high gloss 3320 (2015)
    USD 4230 (2009)
    EURO 3665 (2010), 3727 (2012,2013), high gloss 4090 (2012,2013)

    Sub 221 (each):
    GBP 2250 (2004)
    Sub 226 (each):
    GBP 2370 (2010), 2475 (2011 to 2015), high gloss 2775 (2015)
    USD 3750 (2009)
    EURO 3154 (2010), 3207 (2012,2013), high gloss 3933 (2012,2013)


    Aktiv cards: for use in Akurate/Majik amps
    GBP 195 (2004), 95 (2015), 105 (2016 to 2019)
    USD 320 (2009)
    EURO 142 (2017,2018)

    Klimax Tunebox for Akurate 242:
    GBP 5150 (2016,2017)
    EURO 6050 (2017,2018)


    242 Upgrade Stand (Solid stands to upgrade early models):
    GBP 860 (2017 to 2020)
    EURO 1055 (2017 to 2020)

    212 high quality stand (pair):
    GBP 550 (2004), 620 (2015)
    USD 950 (2009)
    EURO 821 (2010), 835 (2012,2013)

    225 high quality stand (single):
    GBP 275 (2004), 310 (2015)
    USD 480 (2009)
    EURO 417 (2010), 424 (2012,2013)


    [Akurate 242 picture] [Akurate 212 picture] [Akurate 225 picture] [Akurate 226 picture]

    Introduced 2003.
    242: This is a 5-way loudspeaker incorporating Linn 3K Driver array and 2x 6.5" sandwich cone bass drivers.
    Impedance: Passive is 8 Ohms, active is 4 Ohms super tweeter, 6 Ohms tweeter, 8 Ohms mid unit and 16 Ohms bass.
    Weight: 32 kg / 70.5 lb
    Dimensions: 1000mm/39.5" (H) x 210mm/8.5" (W) x 380mm/15" (D)

    212: This is a 4-way compact loudspeaker incorporating Linn 3K Driver array and 1x 6.5" sandwich cone bass driver.
    Impedance: Passive is 8 Ohms, active is 4 Ohms super tweeter, 6 Ohms tweeter, 8 Ohms mid unit and 8 Ohms bass.
    Weight: 12 kg / 26.5 lb
    Dimensions: 350mm/14" (H) x 210mm/8.5" (W) x 300mm/12" (D)

    225: This is a 5-way centre loudspeaker incorporating Linn 3K Driver array and 2x 6.5" sandwich cone bass drivers.
    Impedance: Passive is 8 Ohms, active is 4 Ohms super tweeter, 6 Ohms tweeter, 8 Ohms mid unit and 16 Ohms bass.
    Weight: 21 kg / 46.5 lb
    Dimensions: 250mm/9.9" (H) x 600mm/23.8" (W) x 300mm/12" (D)

    Originally the sub was called 221 as it was a 21 litre enclosure but this later changed to the 226 being a 26 litre enclosure in 2009.
    The picture looks the same.
    226: 10 inch bass reinforcement loudspeaker with 500 W (RMS) of servo-controlled Chakra power amplification.
    Weight: 19 kg / 42 lb
    Dimensions: 391mm/15.4" (H) x 360mm/15" (W) x 381mm/15" (D)

    change when serial
    During the lifetime of the mk1 242s a change was made to the internal connectors used to link the cable harnesses to the crossovers. ? ?
    Work was done to ensure Linn could continue selling the Akurate speaker range and was never actually called an 'upgrade' but rather an update. The changes were to the 3K Array (which also changed in the Artikulat when we re-designed it to become Klimax) and the bass drivers. To achieve this Linn also changed the passive crossovers, aktiv crossovers and port lengths. Due to the extent of the changes (all but the cabinet and stand) we never offered an 'upgrade' as this would essentially require re-building the speakers from scratch at Linn HQ, a rather expensive upgrade. 2007 ?
    MK2. Also changes were to all of the drive units (new array specification and new bass driver) and crossovers on the 212. ? 1144285
    New Stands available, which also fit the Mk1, a worthwhile upgrade. ? ?
    AKURATE 242 Mark 1, used with aktive cards; CHAKT01, CHAKT02, CHAKT03, CHAKT04, CHAKT05 ? before 1144285
    AKURATE 242 Mark 2 uses aktive cards CHAKT57, CHAKT58, CHAKT59, CHAKT60, CHAKT61 ? 1144285

    Komponent 104, 106, 110, 120

    Price:
    Compact 104 (pictured on stand):
    USD 500 (2005), 375 (2009)
    EURO 315 (2010)

    Centre 106 (each):
    USD 1000 (2005), 750 (2009)
    EURO 583 (2010)

    Floor 110:
    USD 1150 (2005), 850 (2009)
    EURO 696 (2010)

    Sub 120 (each):
    USD 1500 (2005), 1095 (2009)
    EURO 938 (2010)


    Stand for 104:
    USD 200 (2009)
    EURO 161 (2010)


    Introduced: 2005
    [Komponent picture]
    104: This is a 3-way compact loudspeaker, which can be wall mountable, with an impedance of 6 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 40W into 4 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 16 mm (0.6")
    Midrange: 30 mm (1.2")
    Bass: 100 mm (4")
    Crossover: @ 1kHz and 3.6kHz.
    Weight: 4 kg / 8.8 lb
    Dimensions (speaker only): 245mm/9.6" (H) x 180mm/7.1" (W) x 155mm/6.1" (D)
    Dimensions (inc stand): 1022mm/40.2" (H) x 300mm/11.8" (W) x 300mm/12.6" (D)

    106: This is a 4-way centre loudspeaker, which can be wall mountable, with an impedance of 6 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 60W into 4 Ohms..
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 16 mm (0.6")
    Midrange: 30 mm (1.2")
    Bass: 100 mm (4")
    Lower Bass: 130 mm (5") and 130 mm (5") passive radiator
    Crossover: @ 200Hz, 1kHz and 3.6kHz.
    Weight: 10 kg / 22 lb
    Dimensions (speaker only): 180mm/7.1" (H) x 559mm/22" (W) x 155mm/6.1" (D)
    Dimensions (inc stand): 237mm/9.3" (H) x 559mm/22" (W) x 195mm/7.7" (D)

    110: This is a 4-way floor standing loudspeaker, which can be wall mountable, with an impedance of 6 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 60W into 4 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 16 mm (0.6")
    Midrange: 30 mm (1.2")
    Bass: 100 mm (4")
    Lower Bass: 130 mm (5") and 130 mm (5") passive radiator
    Crossover: @ 200Hz, 1kHz and 3.6kHz.
    Weight: 11 kg / 24.2 lb
    Dimensions (speaker only): 1005mm/39.6" (H) x 180mm/7.1" (W) x 155mm/6.1" (D)
    Dimensions (inc stand): 1041mm/41" (H) x 300mm/11.8" (W) x 300mm/12.6" (D)

    120: This is a single driver sub with 200mm (7.9") drive unit and a 170W RMS/330W peak amp.
    Weight: 15 kg / 33 lb
    Dimensions: 500mm/19.7" (diameter) x 142mm/5.6" (H)

    Sizmik 10.25, 12.45

    Price:
    10.25 (each): GBP 995 (2004)
    12.45 (each): GBP 1775 (2004)
    [Sizmik picture]
    10.25: Introduced 2000. Active bass reinforcement loudspeaker with 10" paper cone drive unit and a 500W amp.
    Weight: 19 kg / 41.8 lb
    Dimensions: 391mm/15.4" (H) x 360mm/14.1" (W) x 360mm/14.1" (D)
    12.25: Introduced 2002. Active bass reinforcement loudspeaker with 12" paper cone drive unit and a 500W amp.
    Weight: 27.6 kg / 60.8 lb
    Dimensions: 450mm/17.7" (H) x 420mm/16.5" (W) x 435mm/17.1" (D)


    Unik

    Price:
    GBP 125 (2004)
    EURO 214 (2010), 218 (2012)

    Classik Kolum (dedicated floor stands for Unik): EURO 155 (2010)

    Introduced: 2002
    Classik Speaker package comprising of 5x Unik and 1x Afekt (sub): GBP 1325 (2004)

    A 2-way small loudspeaker which is flame retardant and in a UV stable composite cabinet.
    These are basically a re-do of the AV5110 but with different components.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") soft dome
    Bass/Midrange: 100mm (3.9") diecast chassis
    Impedance is 8 Ohms with a suggested minimum amplifier power of 20W into 8 Ohms.
    Weight: 2.7 kg / 5.9 lb
    Dimensions: 228mm/9" (H) x 235mm/9" (W) x 103mm/4" (D)

    [Unik picture]

    Afekt

    Price: GBP 750 (2004)
    Introduced: 2002
    Classik Speaker package comprising of 5x Unik and 1x Afekt (sub) - GBP 1325 (2004)
    Weight: 17 kg / 37.4 lb
    Dimensions: 355mm/14" (H) x 324mm/12.8" (W) x 338mm/13.3" (D)

    [Afekt picture]

    Komri

    Price:
    GBP 25000 (2002 to 2004)
    USD 47060 (2009)
    EURO 42792 (2010)


    Klimax Tunebox for Komri:
    GBP 6170 (2017)
    EURO 7140 (2010), 7260 (2012)

    [Komri picture]
    Introduced in 2001 this is a 5-way floor standing loudspeaker with a 4-way passive crossover and active servo bass. It has an impedance of 4 Ohms.
    Weight (inc base): 80 kg / 176 lb
    Dimensions (inc base): 1163.5mm/45.8" (H) x 420mm/16.6" (W) x 520mm/16.6" (D)
    Both the 4-K array and the moulding were originally constructed from cold-set polyeurathene. Upgrading these components to die-cast aluminum significantly increases the structural rigidity of the unit and minimises superfluous drive-unit vibration. This was incorporated into new production at serial number 847451 in May 2003. However this was offered as a free upgrade so older Konris should have been upgraded as long as the dealer and customer stayed in touch.

    Trikan

    Price: GBP 450 (2002, +35 Wood Finish), 495 (2004)
    Introduced 2001
    [Trikan picture]
    This is a 2 way compact centre channel speaker.
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, Active is 6 Ohms treble and 4 Ohms bass.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.7") with neodymium magnet
    Midrange/Bass: 2x 130 mm (5.1")
    Weight: 11 kg / 24.3 lb
    Dimensions: 170mm/6.7" (H) x 540mm/21.3" (W) x 230mm/9" (D)

    Just like the Ninka & the Katan, the Trikan has undergone a tweeter change resulting in a reported performance improvement.

    Ninka

    Price: GBP 895 (2002, +50 Wood), 1100 (2004)
    Upgrade stands (pair): GBP 165 (2002), 230 (2004)
    Introduced October 2000
    [Ninka picture]
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, Active is 6 Ohms treble and 8 Ohms bass.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.7") with neodymium magnet
    Midrange/Bass: 2x 160 mm (6.3")
    Weight: 20 kg / 44 lb
    Dimensions: 976mm/38.4" (H) x 253mm/10" (W) x 275mm/10.8" (D)

    Linn Helpline said in December 2001: "there has been no sonic improvements made to them since its launch", but the tweeter has been changed at least once, from, SPKR 038/1, one with a plastic face plate and small magnet to, SPKR 038/2, one with a metal face plate and a larger magnet. The one in metal is reported to sound better.

    Katan

    Price: GBP 635 (2002), 650 (2004)
    Upgrade stands (pair)(silver,black): GBP 135 (2002), 140 (2004)
    Introduced 2000
    [Katan picture]
    Impedance: Passive is 8 Ohms, Active is 6 Ohms treble and 8 Ohms bass.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.7") with neodymium magnet
    Midrange/Bass: 125 mm (4.9")
    Weight: 6 kg / 13.2 lb
    Dimensions: 340mm/13.4" (H) x 170mm/6.7" (W) x 230mm/9" (D)

    Just like the Ninka the Katan has undergone a tweeter change resulting in a reported performance improvement. Also, the passive filter has changed at least once.

    Keosa

    Price: GBP 249 (2002)
    Introduced 1999
    [Keosa picture]
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.7") ceramic-domed
    Midrange/Bass: 160 mm (6.3")
    Weight: 18 kg / 39.7 lb
    Dimensions: 825mm/32.5" (H) x 2000mm/7.8" (W) x 275mm/10.8" (D)


    AV5110, AV5120, AV5140 & AV5150
    (Ekwal/Espek/Melodik)

    Price:
    Compact AV5110:
    GBP 200 (2002)
    USD 295 (1999)

    Centre AV5120 (each):
    GBP 650 (1997,2002)
    USD 1050 (1999)

    Floor AV5140:
    GBP 1600 (2001 Cherry), 900 (2002 Black)
    USD 2795 (1999)

    Sub AV5150 (each):
    GBP 2875 (2002)
    USD 4395 (1999)

    Centre Ekwal (each): GBP 750 (2002, +50 for wood finish), 795 (2004)
    Floor Espek: GBP 2450 (2002), 2500 (2004)
    Sub Melodik (each): GBP 2875 (2002), 3000 (2004)

    Upgrade stands for Espek (pair): GBP 275 (2004)
    [AV5110 picture] [AV5120 picture] [AV5140 picture] [AV5150 picture]

    5110: This is a 2-way magnetically screened bookshelf/omni-directional wall bracket or floor stand loudspeaker (if using the Kolum stand) with an impedance of 4 Ohms (hence ideal as rear speakers in a surround setup). They are water resistant so can be deployed in the kitchen, bathroom or garage.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 10 mm (0.4") with polymer dome
    Midrange: 80 mm (3.1") die-cast chassis
    Weight: 2.7 kg / 23.4 lb
    Dimensions: 235mm/9.25" (H) x 228mm/9" (W) x 103mm/4" (D)

    5120/Ekwal: This is a 3-way front ported centre loudspeaker with an impedance of 4 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 60W into 4 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic-dome
    Midrange: 2x 100mm (3.9") carbon-loaded polypropylene
    Weight: 10.6 kg / 23.4 lb
    Dimensions: 614mm/24.2" (H) x 170mm/6.7" (W) x 248mm/9.8" (D)

    5140/Espek: This is a 3-way front ported floor standing loudspeaker with an impedance of 4 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 60W into 4 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic-dome
    Midrange: 100mm (3.9") carbon-loaded polypropylene
    Bass: 200mm (7.9") cone
    Weight: 21.5 kg / 47.3 lb
    Dimensions: 980mm/38.6" (H) x 170mm/6.7" (W)-front and x 235mm/9.25" (W)-rear x 320mm/12.6" (D)

    5150/Melodik: This is a high performance isobarik sub with 305mm (12") polypropylene cone drive units and a 200W amp.
    Weight: 46 kg / 101 lb
    Dimensions: 483mm/19" (H) x 640mm/25.2" (W) x 483mm/19" (D)

    I believe originally marketed as a 5.1 channel AV set in 1996 with 5103 Pre-Amp & 5105 Power amps and AV5110 or Kan IV's or Katan's as rear speakers for surround systems.
    This range were later upgraded in 2001 with new tweeters (the originals were 19mm/0.75" ceramic dome with a ferrofluid-colled voice coil on a Kapton former and the later ones a soft dome with neodymium magnet) and crossover units that allowed active configuration just by changing the back plate layout. The upgrade resulted in them getting new names, Ekwal, Espek and Melodik respectively, and the newer oval Linn badge.

    Linn did a recall to replace some capacitors on the amp in the AV5150 due to a potential fire hazard, so make sure to look for it being done.

    Diskreet

    Price: GBP 200 (2002), 195 (2004)
    [Diskreet picture]
    An in-wall or in-ceiling paintable loudspeaker.
    Impedance is 8 Ohms and a suggested amplifier power handling of 30W.

    Sekrit IN-Wall

    Introduced April 1994

    Price: GBP 390 (2002)

    Sekrit ON-Wall

    Introduced Dec 1994

    Price: GBP 395 (2002)
    Price Stands: GBP 85 (2002)
    [Sekrit picture]
    In-Wall:A 2-way loudspeaker.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 25 mm (1") allow dome
    Bass: 150mm (5.9") cone
    Impedance is 4 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 30W into 8 Ohms/60W into 4 Ohms.
    Weight (inc. frame): 3.1 kg / 6.8 lb
    Dimensions: 444mm/17.5" (H) x 228mm/8.9" (W) x 86mm/3.4" (D)
    Mounting Depth: 72mm from surface of wall into the cavity.

    On-Wall:A 2-way loudspeaker.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 25 mm (1") allow dome
    Bass: 170mm (6.7") cone
    Impedance is 4 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 30W into 8 Ohms/60W into 4 Ohms.
    Weight (inc. frame): 5.8 kg / 12.8 lb
    Dimensions: 475mm/18.7" (H) x 252mm/10" (W) x 123mm/4.8" (D)


    Tukan

    Price: USD 799 (1997)
    Introduced Nov 1993
    [Tukan picture]
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic dome
    Bass/Midrange: 130 mm (5.1") woven cone
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, Active is 6 Ohms Treble and 4 ohms bass, with a suggested minimum amplifier power of 30W into 8 Ohms/60W into 4 Ohms.
    Weight: 5.6 kg / 12.34 lb
    Dimensions: 303mm/11.9" (H) x 188mm/7.3" (W) x 183mm/7.2" (D)

    The Bass/Midrange driver is also used in the AV5140 and Keltik.
    The ceramic dome tweeter is the same used in all Linn speakers at this time, including the Keltik.
    change when serial
    Treble Unit change (From SPKR 015/1 to SPKR 015/2) Oct 1994 5,277/8
    Treble unit upgraded to SPKR 015/3* Dec 1996 15,127/8

    Keilidh


    Price Stands: GBP 135 (2002)
    Intrdoduced Sept 1992, discontinued
    [Keilidh picture]
    A 2-way floorstanding loudspeaker with a recommended amplifier power of 60W into 4 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic dome
    Bass/Midrange: 2x 160 mm (6.3") carbon-loaded polypropylene cone
    Impedance: Passive 4 Ohms, Active is 8 Ohms per drive unit.
    Weight: 18 kg / 39.6 lb
    Dimensions: 825mm/32.5" (H) x 200mm/7.9" (W) x 275mm/10.8" (D)

    change when serial
    Treble Unit change (From SPKR 015/1 to SPKR 015/2) Oct 1994 23,647/8
    Treble unit upgraded to SPKR 015/3* Dec 1996 39,727/8
    Bass/mid units upgraded from SPKR 013/2 to /4 Feb 1997 40,657/8
    Tri-amp Keilidh considerations
    When using two amplifiers for the Mid/Bass drivers of the Keilidh loudspeaker it's recommended that you use matching Aktiv boards (see tables below), as this will ensure the best performance from the system.
    Treble boards are not affected.
    Stereo filters: apparently some change at S/N 7040
    MONO Boards
    Part Number Description serial
    Keilaktbass [Original Mono Boards] >3000 7040
    Keilaktbass [New Mono Boards] >3000 7040
    STEREO Boards
    Part Number Description serial
    Keilaktbass/s [Stereo Board(REV1)] >3000 2089
    Keilaktbass/s [Stereo Board(REV2)] >3000 2089
    Aktiv BASS Board Combinations - Recommended
    Amplifier No.1 & Amplifier No.2
    New Mono Boards & Stereo Board (REV2)
    Stereo Board (REV1) & Stereo Board (REV1)
    Stereo Board (REV2) & Stereo Board (REV2)
    Aktiv BASS Board Combinations - NOT Recommended
    Amplifier No.1 & Amplifier No.2
    Original Mono Boards & New Mono Boards
    Original Mono Boards & Stereo Board (REV1)
    Original Mono Boards & Stereo Board (REV2)
    New Mono Boards & Stereo Board (REV1)
    Stereo Board (REV1) & Stereo Board (REV2)
    The ceramic plinth (their "feet") that were available separately changed at some point too. The change to the feet probably also applies to Kabers.

    Keltik

    Introduced Nov 1991, discontinued 2002
    Price: USD 9995 (1995,1998) with Aktiv crossover module
    [Keltik picture]
    Three way with ceramic coated tweeter, accurate midrange driver & Isobarik bass system.
    From Linn's documentation: The Keltik is an active system; each drive unit is powered by a separate amplifier. Rather than using a conventional internal passive crossover, the Keltik system employs an active electronic crossover located before the power amplifiers. The Linn Keltik Aktiv Electronic Crossover divides the musical signal into three frequency bands and corrects phase, amplitude and time alignment to match precisely the characteristics of each individual drive unit and feeds each frequency band to the appropriate amplifier.
    The Keltik may be powered with a minimum of three power amplifiers, one for each frequency band. Additional performance advantages may be achieved by employing a fourth amplifier to allow each of the Isobarik bass drivers to be driven independently. For most accurate reproduction we recommend the use of Linn power amplifiers from LK100 upwards.
    The Keltik employs four Linn-designed drive units. The ferro-fluid ceramic tweeter provides exceptionally low distortion performance even at high signal levels and incorporates an integral airtight enclosure. The midrange unit features a carbon-loaded cone and strong die cast chassis. This driver is mounted in its own irregularly shaped (no parallel sides) Ku-Stone loaded compartment that isolates it from the pressure changes generated by the bass units.
    The two bass drivers are used in Linn's patented Isobarik* configuration and employ die cast chassis, stiff carbon-loaded cones, large diameter aluminum voice coils and magnets that are nearly twice the size of those employed in Linn's original Isobarik loudspeaker.
    The front baffle is machined from Topan and the front surface is sculptured to reduce diffraction effects. The enclosure is extensively reinforced and veneered inside and out for added strength and stability.
    Recommended amplification 70W per channel minimum, 300W per channel maximum.
    Impedance is 8 Ohms.
    Weight: 52 kg / 114.4 lb
    Dimensions: 1037mm/40.8" (H) x 320mm/12.6" (W) x 370mm/14.6" (D)

    change when serial
    KELTIK AKTIV crossover replaced by KELTAKTAMP Aktiv crossover boards. See Install manual for details. Aug 1993 N/A
    Metal stand changed to Composite material. Sep 1994 1,043/44
    Treble unit changed from SPKR 015/1 to 15/2 Oct 1994 1,099/100
    KELTAKTAMP Upgrade to Aktiv Bass boards May 1995 (Keltaktamp sn 605)
    Mid-range unit upgraded from SPKR 007/4 to /5 Jan 1996 1,519/20
    Treble unit upgraded to SPKR 015/3 - New treble unit easily identified by 'Bull-bars' instead of Mesh grill. Dec 1996 1,729/30
    There are also additional upgrades available that are not officially endorsed by Linn themselves but often recommended by Linn dealers (will void your warranty):
    Treble unit upgrade to SPKR 038/2 (the so called "Ninka tweeters")
    Mid-range unit upgrade to 007/6

    One reader said that there was also a midrange driver upgrade somewhere around 2000, but that it was of no great sonic importance.

    Centrik

    Introduced July 1994, discontinued April 1996 (replaced by AV5120)
    Price: GBP 170 (2002) (possibly a sell off of old stock)
    [Centrik picture]
    Version 1: Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic dome
    Bass/Midrange: 2x 160mm (6.3") carbon loaded polypropylene cone
    Impedance: Passive is 4 Ohms, Active is 8 Ohms per drive unit with a suggested minimum amplifier power of 60W into 4 Ohms.
    Weight: 11.5 kg / 25.3 lb
    Dimensions: 200mm/7.9" (H) x 516mm/20.3" (W) x 275mm/10.8" (D)

    Version 2: Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic dome
    Bass/Midrange: 4x 80mm (6.3") woven glass fibre cone
    Impedance is 4 Ohms with a suggested amplifier power of 30-80W.
    Weight: 12.1 kg / 26.6 lb
    Dimensions: 130mm/5.1" (H) x 600mm/23.6" (W) x 400mm/15.7" (D)

    change when serial
    Treble Unit change (From SPKR 015/1 to SPKR 015/2) Oct 1994 1,262

    Kaber (inc LS500/2)


    Introduced 1989, discontinued 1999

    Kaber LS500
    Price: GBP 989 (1990)

    [Kaber picture]
    A 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker with a recommended amplifier power of 60W into 8 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic dome
    Bass/Midrange: 2x 125 mm (4.9") carbon-loaded cone
    Impedance: Passive 4 Ohms, Active is 8 Ohms per drive unit.
    Weight: 26 kg / 57.2 lb
    Dimensions: 900mm/35.4" (H) x 192mm/7.6" (W) x 280mm/11" (D)

    Someone referred to a pair of Kabers as "latest kaber version [...] post 97".

    From Linn helpline: "The last upgrade to the Kaber went through at serial number 14022 - Kabers after that serial number are latest specification."

    change when serial
    Cabinet: Design change - baffle attached with screws and glue. Bass Unit: Improved sound quality - unit changed from SPKR 007/1 to SPKR 007/2. Sep 1989 2,967/8
    Crossover: Changed treble response - resistor value changed from 2.7 ohm to 3.3 ohm. Feb 1991 6,245/6
    Major upgrade including new treble unit, mid range unit and crossovers. Cabinet damping improved. Mid range inserts changed from M4 to M5. Jun 1991 6,813/4
    Kaber LS500/2 introduced Sep 1992 N/A
    From Kaber/1 to Kaber/2 - New crossovers and midrange unit 1994 12,067/8
    Treble Unit change(From SPKR 015/1 to SPKR 015/2) Oct 1994 12,067/8
    Mid-range unit upgraded from SPKR 007/4 to /5 Dec 1995 13,389/90
    Treble unit upgraded to SPKR 015/3* Dec 1996 14,021/2

    Helix


    Introduced 1988, discontinued 1993
    Helix II
    Price: GBP 329 (1990)
    [Helix picture]
    The LS150 2-way passive ported loudspeaker has a recommended power handling of 80W.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") polyamide dome
    Bass: 200 mm (7.9") carbon-loaded ploypropylene cone
    Crossover: 2nd order Linkwitz-Riley @ 3kHz.
    Weight: 10 kg / 22 lb
    Dimensions: 510mm/20" (H) x 255mm/10" (W) x 280mm/11" (D), stand height 375mm/14.8"

    change when serial
    Helix II introduced incorporating changes to cabinet facia, crossover and treble units (SPKR 011/2) now ferro-cooled. Feb 1990 1,001/1
    Stand Inserts: Two inserts added to accommodate Ku-stone stand. Mar 1990 10,599/60
    Crossover: Treble response improved by changing a resistor value on crossover Feb 1991 13,395/6
    Bass Unit: Upgrade SPKR001/M2 replaced by SPKR 001/M3. Now includes flux ring. M2 no longer available, so if replacing do so in pairs. Aug 1991 16,087/8
    Note: For spare purposes, original Helix 1 treble unit (SPKR 005/1) has been upgraded to Nexus treble unit (SPKR 010/1). This will improve performance and slightly increase power handling.

    Nexus

    Introduced 1987, discontinued 1993
    [Nexus picture]
    A 2-way passive ported loudspeaker has a recommended power handling of 75W.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75")
    Bass: 200 mm (7.9") carbon-loaded ploypropylene cone
    Crossover: @ 2.5kHz.
    Weight: 12 kg / 26.4 lb
    Dimensions: 540mm/21.3" (H) x 255mm/10" (W) x 375mm/14.8" (D), stand height 375mm/14.8"

    change when serial
    Crossover: Added two capacitors. Damping added in speaker port. Sep 1988 10,617/8
    Baffle: Colour changed from light gray to dark grey. Oct 1988 11,216/2
    Stand Insert: Changed to diagonal layout on base of speaker. Oct 1988 11,611/2
    Cabinet: Changed from back panel mounted crossover to internally fitted on back of cabinet. Sockets changed to colour coded type. Dec 1988 12,129/30
    Wooden cabinets introduced in walnut and black ash finishes. Walnut
    Black Ash
    15,721/2
    15,723/4
    Introduced Nexus/4: New crossover and treble unit. (2E-140/H repl by SPKR 010/1) Aug 1989 17,219/20
    Bass Unit: Change from M1 to M2 - improved spider. Nov 1989 18,409/10
    Stand Inserts: Two inserts added to accommodate the Ku-stone stand. (except serial nos. 19,555 - 19,578) Feb 1990 19,487/8
    Crossover: Change to treble response on crossover. Resistor value changed. Feb 1991 24,833/4
    Bass Unit Upgrade: SPKR 001/M2 replaced by SPKR 001/M3. Now includes flux ring. M2 no longer available, so replace in pairs. Aug 1991 26,443/4

    Index


    Introduced 1985, discontinued 1992 (Linn listing as obsolete in 1994)
    Index II
    Price: GBP 219 (1990)
    Stands: GBP 50 (1990)
    [Index picture]
    An entry level 2-way loudspeaker with a recommended amplifier power of 30W into 8 Ohms.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") polyamide dome
    Bass: 160 mm (5.1") carbon-loaded cone
    Impedance: Passive 8 Ohms, Active is 8 Ohms per drive unit.
    Weight: 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb
    Dimensions: 436mm/17.2" (H) x 208mm/8.2" (W) x 235mm/9.3" (D), stand height 350mm/13.8"

    change when serial
    Index Plus introduced incorporating cabinet material change: Drive unit positioning changed;crossover modification, improvement in treble response. Sep 1986 10,137/8
    Crossover: Improved layout May 1987 17,319
    Bass Unit: New style unit, strengthened surround and new cone material. June 1987 17,947/8
    Treble Unit: Front mountingplate made thicker and larger. Now incorporates the Linn Logo. Aug 1987 18,701/2
    New Design: Index II introduced incorporating changes to the crossover to allow bi-wiring options; new style cabinet with removable facia; change to new type speaker connectors. Mar 1990 1,001/2*
    Crossover: Resistor in treble section changed to improve treble response. Feb 1991 9,339/40
    Grille: Changed from twopart cloth and facade to facade moulded complete with Grille cloth. April 1991 11,435/6
    *Serial number re-started at 1,001/2 for the Index II

    Kan

    Kan II Price: GBP 379 (1990)
    Kan IV Price: GBP 230 (2002)
    Stands: GBP 89 (1990), 135 (2004)
    Introduced 1979, version II 1991, discontinued 1993
    Version IV introduced 1999.
    [Kan I picture] [Kan IV picture]
    Kan II: Impedance is 6.8 Ohms and a suggested power handling of 50W music power.
    Crossover: @ 2.7kHz.
    Weight: 5 kg / 11 lb
    Dimensions: 303mm/11.9" (H) x 188mm/7.3" (W) x 164mm/6.5" (D), stand height 565mm/22.2"

    Change When Serial
    Introduction: Scanspeak tweeter. Original unmodified KEF B110 bass drivers. Cabinet essentially made of chipboard. The speaker used 4mm binding posts. Pre 1982  
    Cabinets: Changed to Medite cabinet and began doping the B110 with some sticky black mastic for damping purposes. 1982  
    Tweeters: Change to Hiquphone 19mm soft dome tweeters, which gave a flatter response. Having the Linn logo printed on the front plate, along with "LINN PRODUCTS" identifies these. The plate also has 2 concentric circles printed on it. May 1984 24,077
    Connections: Changed from binding posts to the new style 4mm sockets. Feb 1985  
    Bass Unit: Change to new long throw low frequency driver Kef B110B. May 1985  
    MajorRevision: Kan II introduced: this involved a change to a biwirable crossover (with 4 sockets) and a move in the tweeter positioning (mounted 7mm more forward than before on an substantially improved front baffle). Jan 1989  
    Cabinet: Damped with KuStone and drive units are mounted with discrete gaskets instead of mastic. This was the final incarnation of the Kan. Sep 1991 48,489

    Kan IV: looks like the Tukan but is not bi-wire-able.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") ceramic dome
    Bass/Midrange: 130 mm (5.1") woven cone
    Impedance is 4 Ohms and a suggested minimum amplifier power of 30W into 4 Ohms.
    Weight: 5.6 kg / 12.34 lb
    Dimensions: 303mm/11.9" (H) x 187mm/7.3" (W) x 183mm/7.2" (D)

    Change When Serial
    Drive Units: Bass units painted with sound deadening paint - silicone sealant Mar 1982 18,501/2
    Unit Damping: Unit painted with sound deadening material.
    Cabinet: Material changed to medite.
    May 1982 19,153/4
    Crossover: Resistor added in parallel to treble coil. Feb 1983 20,005/6
    Treble Unit: Smoother response. Linn logo incorporated on front plate. Crossover revision. May 1984 24,077/8
    Sockets: Changed to Linn 4 mm metal socket. Crossover change. Feb 1985 26,791/2
    Bass Unit: Improved performance. Dec 1985 33,005/6
    Crossover: Capacitors improved to Bennic type. Feb 1988 39,005/6
    Kan II introduced: Incorporates changes to crossover; bi-wired option; change in position of treble unit. Jan 1989 41,905/6
    Crossover: Revision no. changed to PCAS 134/L4R4 Mar 1989 42,601/2
    KU-STONE Fitted to speakers, units now fitted with gaskets instead of silicone. (Upgrade not retrofittable) Sep 1991 48,489/90
    Note a pair of Kans with serial numbers 16,8xx were reported as constructed in Sep 82 which puts the 1982 serial numbers above in question.

    Sara

    Stands: GBP 95 (1990)
    Introduced 1978, discontinued 1990.

    Isobarik Sara 9 has a 2-way Isobarik bass loading system.
    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 19 mm (0.75") soft dome
    Bass: 200mm carbon loaded poly-propylene cone
    Crossover: @ 2.5kHz.
    Impedance is 4 Ohms and a suggested amplifier power handling of 75W.
    Weight: 14.5 kg / 31.9 lb
    Dimensions: 425mm/16.7" (H) x 332mm/13.1" (W) x 244mm/9.6" (D)

    [Sara picture]
    change when serial
    Baffle: Changed from welded plastic to one piece moulded carbon filled ABS with removable ring for front bass unit. Bass unit venting increased. Oct 1979 10,280/81
    Drive Unit: Sealer changed from mastic to silicone sealant. Jan 1980 10,440/1
    Unit Damping: Painted with sound deadening paint. Cabinet Material: Material change; now has rounded front. Mar 1982 10,850/1
    Crossover: Resistor added in parallel with treble coil. Feb 1983 13,249/50
    Treble Unit: Smoother response. Incorporates Linn logo on front plate. May 1984 14,731/2
    Bass Unit: Surround changed to plastic material. May 1985 16,051/2
    Sockets: Replaced cannon sockets with two 4 mm sockets. Jun 1985 16,300/1
    Sara 9: Introduced, incorporating changes to treble unit (countersunk screws), bass unit (white disc removed and plastic surround changed to thicker rubber), crossover (now 4 ohm) Sep 1987 18,299/300
    Crossover: Bi-wiring introduced to Sara 9. Oct 1988 20,913/4

    Isobarik

    Price: GBP 1875 (1990)
    Stands: GBP 106 (1990)
    Stand Panels: GBP 89 (1990)
    Passive Crossover: GBP 423 (1990)
    Introduced 1973, discontinued 1992.

    Drive units:
    Tweeter: 2x 19 mm (0.75") soft dome
    Midrange: 2x B110 modified
    Bass: 2x B139 modified
    Crossover: @ 375Hz and 3kHz.
    Impedance is 4 Ohms and a suggested amplifier power handling of 100W.
    Weight: 43 kg / 94.6 lb
    Dimensions: 760mm/29.9" (H) x 343mm/13.5" (W) x 416mm/16.4" (D)

    Change When Serial
    Cabinet: Current cabinet style adopted. Sep 1976  
    Damping: Midrange enclosure and cabinet damping changed. Sep 1978 10,283/4
    Midrange Unit: Vented. Nov 1979 10,800/1
    Treble Unit: Scanspeak treble unit replaced with Hiquphon unit. Recognised by two concentric rings on unit. Feb 1980 10,925/6
    Wiring: Changed internally to common earth at cannon socket. Mar 1980 11,035/6
    Treble Unit: Fitted with t-nuts. Oct 1981 2,741/2
    Cabinet: Changed from chipboard to MDF and veneered on both sides. Jan 1982 2,859/60
    Bass/Midrange Units: Sound-deadening material painted on bass and midrange units. Mar.1983 3.000/1
    Crossover/Treble Units: Improved PCB with wider tracks and better layout. Treble units also changed to give a smoother response. Linn logo incorporated on front plate. May 1984 3,939/40
    Cabinet: Construction improved (internal sealing and damping) Dec 1985 4,825/6
    Midrange Units: Improved rubber surround to harder rubber Apr 1986 4,953/4
    Cabinet: Crossover now in bottom of speaker - accessible from underneath. Facility for converting easily to tri-wiring or to active. 1987 5,575/6
    Treble Unit: Cosmetic improvement. Fitted with countersunk screws Sep 1987 6,201/2
    Crossover: New 4 ohm external fitted in stand. Facility for tri-wiring. DMS no longer made as PMS can be used with either passive (4 ohm) or Aktiv crossover. 1988 6,701/2
    Speaker: Major Upgrade: Addition of KU-STONE ceramic absorber, units and back now sealed with gaskets instead of silicone, improved cabinet bracing (Upgrade not retrofittable) Dec 1991 8,293/4
    [Isobarik picture]

    Digital Crossovers (Exakt)


    Can only be used with Exakt-Link output products.

    Price:
    Klimax Exaktbox: Organik DACs from 2021
    GBP 10000 (2015), 10850 (2016), 12000 (2017 to 2020), 15000 (2021), 16060 (2022)
    EURO 14520 (2017 to 2020), 18150 (2021), 19420 (2022)

    Akurate Exaktbox 10:
    GBP 4000 (2015), 5400 (2016,2017), 6550 (2018 to 2021), 7860 (2022)
    EURO 6560 (2017), 7925 (2018 to 2021), 9510 (2022)

    Akurate Exaktbox 6:
    GBP 3500 (2015), 3800 (2016,2017), 4950 (2018 to 2021), 5940 (2022)
    EURO 4600 (2017), 5990 (2018 to 2021), 7185 (2022)

    Akurate Exaktbox-I:
    GBP 3950 (2018), 4940 (2019 to 2021), 6515 (2022)
    EURO 5180 (2018), 6475 (2020,2021), 8545 (2022)

    Majik Exaktbox-I:
    GBP 3950 GBP (2016,2017)
    EURO 5180 (2017,2018)

    Exaktbox Sub:
    GBP 1360 (2016 to 2021), 1550 (2022)
    EURO 1645 (2017 to 2021), 1875 (2022)


    Klimax Exaktbox Organik DAC upgrade:
    GBP 5400 (2021,2022)
    EURO 6535 (2021,2022)

    Klimax Exaktbox Katalyst DAC upgrade:
    GBP 3400 (2017 to 2020)
    EURO 4115 (2017 to 2020)

    Akurate Exaktbox 10 Katalyst DAC upgrade:
    GBP 1600 (2019 to 2021), 1920 (2022)
    EURO 1935 (2018 to 2021), 2325 (2022)

    Akurate Exaktbox 6 Katalyst DAC upgrade:
    GBP 1200 (2019 to 2021), 1440 (2022)
    EURO 1455 (2018 to 2021), 1740 (2022)

    Akurate Exaktbox-I Katalyst DAC upgrade: (compatible with Majik Exaktbox-I)
    GBP 2250 (2019 to 2021), 2570 (2022)
    EURO 2725 (2019 to 2021), 3105 (2022)


    [Klimax Exaktbox picture] [Akurate Exaktbox front picture]
    [Akurate Exaktbox rear picture] [Akurate Exaktbox rear picture]
    [Majik Exaktbox I rear picture] [Majik Exaktbox I rear picture]
    There are a few versions:
    Klimax Exaktbox
    KE/0 (2014) Original
    KE/1 (2017) Katalyst
    KE/2 (2021) Organik
    Akurate Exaktbox 10
    AE10/0 (2014) Original
    AE10/1 (2018) Katalsyt
    Akurate Exaktbox 6
    AE6/0 (2015) Original
    AE6/1 (2018) Katalsyt
    Akurate Exaktbox-I (Power output 8x 100W into 4 ohms)
    AEI/0 (2018) Original
    AEI/1 (2019) Katalsyt
    Majik Exaktbox-I (Power output 8x 100W into 4 ohms)
    MEI/0 (2015) Original
    Exaktbox Sub
    ES/0: (2015) Original.

    Aktiv Analogue Crossovers


    Price:
    Klimax/Artikulat Tunebox: for Artikulat/Klimax 350 speakers, in Klimax solid case.
    GBP 4750 (2015), 5150 (2016 to 2019)
    EURO 6230 (2017,2018)

    Akurate Tunebox: for Akurate 242 speakers, in Klimax solid case.
    GBP 4750 (2015), 5150 (2016 to 2019)
    EURO 6050 (2017,2018)

    Komri Tunebox:
    GBP 5690 (2015), 6170 (2016 to 2019)
    EURO 7465 (2017,2018)

    Tunebox Upgrade: to convert ARTIKULAT 350 TUNEBOX to KLIMAX 350 TUNEBOX.
    GBP 2125 (2015)
    Aktiv cards:
    GBP 105 (2016 to 2019)
    EURO 142 (2017,2018)


    Aktiv Cards


    There are two types of aktiv board: - mono and stereo.
    Mono fit in LK100/200 and channel-1 of the AV5125 Stereo fit in LK85/LK140/AV5125 (channels 2/3 and 4/5), and the 2250.
    Also there is the Tunebox, which is a chassis for holding Aktiv modules for non-Linn amplifiers - price: 700 GBP (2004)
    The Klimax Tunebox is the tunebox in a Klimax style case - price: 3000 GBP (2004).
    Stereo cards have 2 * bass sections or 2 * treble on the same card, but there is a hybrid card for centre speakers.
    I.E. for 2 stereo speakers you need 4 * mono or 2 * stereo cards for minimum aktiv configuration.
    The cards are all different, except below shows what speakers use the same boards:-
  • 5120/Kelidh/Ninka bass mono cards
  • Tukan/Sekrit/Katan bass mono cards
  • 5120/Tukan/Sekrit/Kelidh/Ninka/Katan treble mono cards
  • Kaber/Keltik treble mono cards
  • Kelidh/Ninka treble stereo cards
  • Kelidh/Ninka bass stereo cards
  • Tukan/Katan treble stereo cards
  • [Aktiv cards picture]

    Cables


    Linn speaker cable prices:
    K10 - Pair complete with terminators 2.5m:
    GBP 35 (2004), 40 (2015), 43 (2017 to 2020)
    EURO 60 (2010), 61 (2012 to 2020)

    K10 - Pair complete with terminators 5m: GBP 50 (2004)
    K10 - Pair complete with terminators 10m: GBP 70 (2004)
    K10 - per meter:
    GBP 3 (2004 to 2017)
    EURO 5 (2010 to 2013)

    K10 100m drum:
    GBP 330 (2020,2021), 500 (2022)
    EURO 496 (2017 to 2021), 751 (2022)

    K20 - per meter:
    GBP 5 (2004 to 2017)
    EURO 8 (2010 to 2013)

    K20> 100m drum:
    GBP 550 (2020,2021), 626 (2022)
    EURO 835 (2017 to 2021), 952 (2022)

    K40 4 core - per meter:
    GBP 15 (2015), 16 (2016,2017)
    EURO 18 (2012,2013)

    K40 4 core - 100m drum:
    GBP 1500 (2018 to 2021), 1710 (2022)
    EURO 1815 (2017 to 2021), 2070 (2022)

    K200 - per meter:
    GBP 27 (2016,2017)
    K200 2 core - 50m drum:
    GBP 1460 (2018 to 2021), 1660 (2022)
    EURO 1815 (2017), 1765 (2018 to 2021), 2010 (2022)

    K400 Bi-Wire - per meter:
    GBP 12 (2004), 13 (2015)
    EURO 20 (2010 to 2013)

    K600 Tri-Wire - per meter:
    GBP 16 (2004)
    USD 34 (1998)


    Linn Cat5 Knekt cable prices: 25m Terminatated cable: GBP 50 (2004)
    40m Terminatated cable: GBP 75 (2004)
    60m Terminatated cable: GBP 100 (2004)

    Linn Interconnects prices:
    Silver Balanced XLR Interconnect cable 1.2m:
    GBP 100 (2004), 120 (2017 to 2021), 137 (2022)
    EURO 169 (2017 to 2021), 194 (2022)

    Black Balanced XLR Interconnect cable 1.2m:
    GBP 54 (2017 to 2021), 61 (2022)
    EURO 85 (2017 to 2021), 97 (2022)


    Pair Silver interconnect:
    GBP 200 (2004), 210 (2015), 230 (2017 to 2021), 260 (2022)
    EURO 333 (2010), 339 (2012 to 2021), 384 (2022)

    Pair Black interconnect:
    GBP 75 (2004), 80 (2015), 87 (2017 to 2021), 115 (2022)
    EURO 119 (2010), 121 (2012 to 2021), 157 (2022)


    50m drum Silver interconnect cable:
    GBP 1510 (2015), 1640 (2016 to 2021), 1870 (2022)
    EURO 2297 (2010), 2335 (2012 to 2021), 2660 (2022)

    50m drum Black interconnect cable:
    GBP 440 (2015), 480 (2016 to 2021), 547 (2022)
    EURO 666 (2010), 678 (2012 to 2021), 772 (2022)


    Phono Plugs (pack 2 red and 2 white high quality plugs):
    GBP 90 (2004 to 2015), 100 (2017 to 2021), 114 (2022)
    EURO 155 (2010), 157 (2012,2013), 179 (2022)

    Phono Plugs (pack 6 red and 6 black standard plugs):
    GBP 55 (2004), 60 (2015), 65 (2017 to 2021), 74 (2022)
    EURO 95 (2010), 97 (2012,2013), 110 (2022)

    XLR Plugs (pack 2 male and 2 female plugs for Silver interconnect cable):
    GBP 90 (2004 to 2015), 100 (2017 to 2021), 114 (2022)
    EURO 155 (2010), 157 (2012,2013), 178 (2022)


    Power cables are said to have improved over the years (IIRC, Fredrik Lejonklou made some posts about this in the Topica forum, a search may turn them up), while no indications of changes to the standard Linn Black analogue cable have been noted (although newer analogues have a different feel to them). The Silver Cable seems to be unaffected thus far.

    Quote from Samurai7595 off the now defunct Linn Forum: "I once had a discussion with a Linn engineer and was told that due to their Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) technology, it would be a total waste of money to replace the Linn-supplied power cords. The engineer went on to say that if power cords would make a difference (for the better), Linn would offer these. As a matter of fact, I was told that all Linn components (including the Klimax line) are supplied with the same power cords."

    Miscellaneous bits and pieces


    Remotes:
    REM 007 (5101 Handset, Universal remote control):
    GBP 250 (2004)
    USD 595 (2009)

    REM 008/2 (Ikemi, Genki, Pekin, Classik MUSIC remote control): USD 80.55 (2009)
    REM 009/1 (Kairn, Wakonda, Kolektor remote control): USD 64.61 (2009)
    REM 016/A (original Kinos, Kisto, Unidisk remote control): USD 151.06 (2009)
    REM 018 (Klimax Kontrol, Sondek CD12, Klimax DS remote control): USD 165.67 (2009)
    REM 019 (new remote for Movie05, Unidisk, Exotik, Kisto, Kinos, Majik, Akurate): USD 136.50 (2009)
    Server:
    Akurate Music server: EURO 7842 (2010)
    Knekt:
    Kivor Linnk (Knekt interface): EURO 1964 (2010)
    Knekt Line Receiver 2 with sub zone:
    USD 1199 (2009)
    EURO 940 (2010)

    Knekt RCU metalwork (back box): EURO 24 (2010)
    Dummy Knekt RCU (front panel): EURO 119 (2010)
    Knekt RCU: EURO 470 (2010)
    Intersekt R4S5 (4 zone/5 source): USD 2260 (2009)
    Intersekt R8S8 (8 zone/8 source), cannot be expanded: USD 2260 (2009)
    Intersekt RER16 room expander (16 rooms), max number of 8 units for a total of 1280 rooms: USD 10170 (2009)
    Intersekt SES8 source expander (8 source), max of 2 for a total of 16 sources: USD 4520 (2009)
    Intersekt RS232 (processor RS232 upgrade for R8S8/RER16): EURO 274 (2010)
    Knekt Roomamp only (without RCU):
    USD 999 (2009)
    EURO 785 (2010)

    Knekt Roomamp 2i with Sub Zone capability:
    USD 1899 (2009)
    EURO 1570 (2010)

    Dekoda (IR translator for non-Linn components in KNEKT system:
    USD 840 (2009)
    EURO 714 (2010)

    IR Repeater (IR extension for RCU or main system): EURO 95 (2010)
    Trike (RJ45 to dual RJ45 PCB for RS232/Intersekt system): EURO 71 (2010)
    Knekt Line Driver standalone:
    USD 790 (2009)
    EURO 714 (2010)

    Speaker grilles:
    5110 Grilles (black/white/silver/green/blue (also fits the Classik Unik loudspeaker): GBP 25 (2004)
    Pair Katan Grilles: GBP 88 (2004)
    Pair Ninka Grilles: GBP 118 (2004)
    Speaker Brackets/Feet:
    Brakit (Universal Loudspeaker wall bracket (pair) black/white): GBP 50 (2002,2004)
    Corner Brakit (Loudspeaker corner bracket (pair)): GBP 50 (2004)
    Classik Brakit (Single wall bracket for the Classik Unik loudspeaker): GBP 25 (2004)
    Classik Kolum (Pair of Dedicated Floor Stands for the Classik Unik loudspeaker): GBP 195 (2004)
    Skeet (Floor protectors, pack of 8):
    GBP 50 (2004), 54 (2017 to 2021), 61 (2022)
    EURO 83 (2010), 85 (2012 to 2021), 97 (2022)

    Rackmounts:
    Rakk-19 (19inch Rack mount, black,silver):
    GBP 100 (2004)
    EURO 167 (2010)

    Rakk-Kisto (Rack mount for Kisto System Controller, black,silver):
    GBP 100 (2004)
    EURO 167 (2010)

    Rakk-LR2 (Rack mount for Line Receiver 2): EURO 48 (2010)
    Rakk-RA2 (Rack mount for Roomamp 2): EURO 48 (2010)
    LP12 parts:
    Belt: USD 80 (2022)
    Dustcover/Lid: USD 385 (2022)
    Standard Armboard: USD 64 (2022)
    Spring/Grommet set: USD 50 (2022)
    Oil 2ml: USD 20 (2022)


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