Linn Klimax DSM from Basil Audio

Klimax DSM Next Generation


The Ultimate Streaming Product

New Klimax DSM is the closest you’ll get to streaming audio perfection.

Linn has approached every single element with the same exacting attention to detail, inside and out, to ensure new Klimax DSM is optimized for performance in every way.

An exquisite custom-designed enclosure provides acoustic isolation along with visual and tactile luxury, and cradles the beating heart of Klimax DSM and its most critical component, Organik DAC – the ground-breaking all-Linn digital to analogue converter.


Linn Klimax DSM from Basil Audio - connections at a glance
Linn Klimax DSM from Basil Audio – connections at a glance

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Product Description


The beating heart of the new Klimax DSM is Organik, the ground-breaking all-Linn DAC. With Organik DAC on-board, Klimax DSM sets a new benchmark in music streaming for the ultimate musical experience.

Designed without compromise and manufactured entirely in-house, the home-grown all-Linn DAC combines FPGA processing with a discrete conversion stage, relentlessly optimised to work perfectly together as a system, enabling us to precisely control and optimise every stage of the digital to analogue conversion process for the first time.

Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than anything we’ve achieved before. It expertly performs the digital to analogue conversion to achieve the most accurate re-creation of the original music signal, revealing even more of the tiny details that provide a closer emotional connection with the music.

Extreme Engineering

Every aspect of the exquisite custom- designed enclosure plays a crucial role in preserving the original musical detail whilst providing visual and tactile luxury.

Machined from solid, special grade aluminium, the striking design takes on a fresh new family look whilst retaining the distinguished and much-loved signature Klimax feel.

The beautiful dial designed for Klimax DSM is a badge of pride, a visible reflection of the attention to detail and incredible engineering that lies inside that extraordinary enclosure.


Fresh New Family Look

Next generation Klimax DSM completes the family line-up of Klimax DSM, Selekt DSM and Majik DSM, to offer three highly distinct offerings for different kinds of customers. With the striking new Klimax DSM design, it’s clear to see that Klimax DSM sits at the very top of our range.


No holds barred

Klimax DSM is not only beautiful to look at from the outside, when you look inside the detail is second to none.

Every aspect of the enclosure plays a crucial role in preserving the original musical detail.

The sheer mass of the product, coupled with internal damping, isolates the product from vibrations in the room and precision-cut pockets and partitions separate the analogue, digital and digital power stages, fully protecting the electronics from any interference within the product.

This extreme isolation perfectly preserves the delicate signal and cradles the beating heart of Klimax DSM and its most critical component, Organik DAC – the first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter.

A Sound Investment

Linn delivers decades-strong combination of audio innovation, engineering excellence and proud workmanship. With Linn R&D, engineering disciplines and manufacturing capability all under oneroof, the seamless link between design and creation ensures everything is optimised.

Recent investments in advanced CNC machining and the latest Surface Mount Manufacturing technology have given our engineers a much broader scope to push the boundaries of innovation further, enabling unprecedented levels of precision and accuracy.

Klimax DSM is the perfect blend of cutting- edge technology and traditional craftsmanship. Extreme care and expert handling at every stage of production ensures the highest possible quality. Each product is assembled by a highly skilled engineer from start to finish, and at the final stage they sign their name on it. A mark of pride that it meets the incredibly high standards that we set ourselves.

Connected for the best possible sound

The exceptional audio performance of Klimax DSM with new Organik DAC, combined with higher performance 24-bit 384khz streaming and DSD256 audio format support, will give all streaming and connected digital, analogue and wireless sound sources a new lease of life.

Connected analogue sources will also enjoy an extra benefit thanks to a brand new higher performance, lower distortion ADC design which has its own circuit board with dedicated power supply, whilst Exakt Link ports enable direct connection of an LP12 with Urika II.

A USB input enables direct connection to a computer for the ultimate performance stand-alone DAC.

Built-in wireless connectivity enables convenient connection of sources via WiFi or Bluetooth.

Movie and gaming fans should opt for the AV variant which offers additional HDMI inputs, again using Organik DAC to enhance the performance of all connected AV sources. This variant also provides eARC for Smart TV support.