Linn Selekt DSM Integrated Network Music Players
Excellent condition. No box.
Selekt DSM is designed to fit with your system and make it sound better, whatever your setup. Selekt DSM will reveal new layers of beauty in your music and revolutionise your interaction with digital music. The jewel-like dial glows with anticipation as you approach and turns with watch-like precision, while smart buttons are ready to be personalised just for you, giving you immediate access to the music you want to hear. Elegance, craftsmanship and precision engineering shape your gateway to stunningly detailed sound.
The rear panel of my evaluation unit was fully loaded. Starting from the left, on the lower half of the rear panel, we have the IEC socket and on/off power rocker switch. Next is the RJ-45 Ethernet jack for the network connection, followed by an HDMI, USB-B, two TosLink optical inputs, two SPDIF inputs, and two more RJ-45 jacks for Exakt Link communication with other Linn Exakt devices on your network. Starting above the second TosLink input are three single-ended RCA inputs, one generic analog in, then two phono inputs, mm and mc, followed by a knurled-nut ground post. Finally, to the right are the left and right speaker outputs, which are very closely spaced. Given the proximity of these outputs, and the elevated chance of inadvertent shorting they present, the use of banana terminations on speaker cables makes the most sense.
Both RIAA equalization and cartridge loading are done in the analog domain, then the signal is digitized, and passed through the other processes and on to the DAC. Loading options are fixed, with the moving-magnet input set at 47k ohms resistance, and 100pF capacitance, while the moving-coil input has 100-ohm resistance and 470pF capacitance.
The Selekt DSM was originally offered supporting digital formats up to 24-bit/192kHz, but with the most recent firmware the Selekt now supports Direct Stream Digital up to DSD128, as well. The Selekt DSM also integrates seamlessly with Roon, Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, and Apple AirPlay, and streams Internet radio via TuneIn.
Selekt DSM’s clean, incisive sonics, rife with startling dynamic contrasts, expressive nuances, authentic tones and textures, and expansive staging. The combination of its distinctly accurate and articulate sound, when taken to the next level by the application of Space Optimisation, easily lifts this new, modular solution to the top of the list of its growing number of competitors. With Selekt DSM, Linn has made a powerful and bold statement that is sure to set the bar for all who follow this now clear and accepted path.
Output: 50Wpc into 8 ohms, 100Wpc into 4 ohms
Inputs: Ethernet, HDMI ARC, TosLink (2), SPDIF (2), USB Audio Class 2, line-level (RCA), mm phono (RCA), mc phono (RCA)
Outputs: Exakt Link x 2, stereo speaker binding posts, spades/bananas
Digital file formats supported: FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, WMA (except for lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Resolutions supported: Up to 24-bit/192kHz, DSD up to DSD128
Return & Refund Policy
• All Pre-Owned items have been tested before listing.
• NO WARRANTY.
• We encourage buyers to test and verify the equipment condition at our showroom (1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi, Unit 03-35) — pre-owned condition as shown on our listed page.