Linn's Klimax DSM with Katalyst

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It arrived via motor-coach at Pearl Audio Video this weekend past.  It was a pastoral scene, filled with quiet glamour and eyes of enchantment as we all stopped speaking, and slowly unboxed this wonder, this legend of destiny.  

The new Linn Klimax Katalyst is Linn's highest form of digital playback, and now the fourth generation of Linn's technological digital dynasty which all began over thirty years ago with Linn's Karik and Numerik transport and DAC.  Combining state of the art digital streaming performance with inputs for your other sources, Klimax DSM offers unrivalled performance and flexibility.

Now featuring Linn's Katalyst DAC Architecture, digital sources are reproduced with greater precision than ever before, giving greater insight into all of your music. And with transformer isolation for analogue connections, a distortion-free volume control and silent source switching, its performance as a pre-amp is second-to-none.

Like the rest of the Klimax range, Klimax DSM is housed in our machined-from-solid aluminium enclosure, with dedicated rooms for the circuit boards inside isolating the signal from noise at every stage.

With Exakt Link on board, it's also ready for connection to a Linn integrated speaker or Exaktbox for the ultimate upgrade. 


  • Streams virtually any digital source over a standard network
  • Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
  • Plays Internet radio via TuneIn
  • 7 digital & analogue inputs to connect your other sources
  • Distortion-free digital volume control
  • HDMI 2.0 connections (4K compatible)
  • Surround Sound Processing available with upgrade
  • Space Optimisation 2 built-in

Pearl Audio has the Linn Klimax DSM on display in our Large Sound Room.  We also have both Tidal and Qobuz configured so you can hear internet music streaming at higher than CD resolutions.