2010 Archives

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Until 31st January 2011, we’re offering 10% off Linn DS players* when you trade in your CD player.

In celebration of our recent Label of the Year honour at the prestigious Gramophone Awards for our innovation with Studio Master downloads and Linn DS players, we are making it even easier to experience the highest quality music in your home.

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Packed into a bumper release of new Linn DS software published today is the first official KinskyDesktop for Mac release, plus iTunes library support and enhanced radio features for all users.

KinskyDesktop for Mac is now available, allowing Apple Mac users to select and play music from your Linn DS or iTunes library while building playlists and enjoying your favourite album artwork.

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Following our recent Label of the Year success, Linn combined with our Russian partner Linn Prestige to debut Claire Martin in Russia for an intimate, two-day event held in the exquisite surroundings of St Petersburg.

Attended by an invitation-only audience, Claire Martin and her band performed a warm, witty and often soulful set at the Hotel St Petersburg, which included an onstage interview, with Claire giving a behind-the-scenes insight into the artistic decisions and people that have influenced her music and career.

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The wait is over… the new Linn Akurate system is now here.

Check out the new Akurate Music System and get detailed product information and technical specifications, with access to stunning gallery images showcasing the new components.

Better yet, get along to one of the New Linn Akurate Unveiled events happening throughout November and December at Linn Specialists worldwide to hear the results for yourself.

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The hotly anticipated new Linn Akurate system is nearing completion and will be available to audition at your Linn Specialist from November. You can be one of the first to hear this glorious new dedicated separates system at one of our Akurate launch events.

An elegant new enclosure provides a distinct look and feel that reflects a new Akurate standard as the true performance choice for music lovers. The new enclosure offers a striking new look and is integral to a dramatic performance increase.

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Linn’s Akurate system has been completely transformed to deliver truly exceptional performance from your cherished music collection.

Linn Akurate is a dedicated stereo system designed with one clear purpose: to reproduce the highest quality music recordings in mind-blowing audio quality for you to enjoy in your home.

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The champagne was flowing at London’s Dorchester Hotel today as Head of Linn Records, Caroline Dooley, accepted a prestigious music industry award for the label.

Leading classical music magazine Gramophone named Linn ‘Record Label of the Year’, an award previously won by giants of the industry such as Virgin Records and Deutsche Grammophon.

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Now Linn's superior playback performance comes in two new beautifully handcrafted real-wood veneer cabinet finishes - Walnut and Oak.

These new finishes are available for all models across all three loudspeaker ranges: Klimax*, Akurate and Majik, bringing the portfolio of standard loudspeaker finishes to six: Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak and White.

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Add some colour to your listening room with Linn's new bespoke finish service.

Make a statement with over 200 high gloss colours to choose from, or find the finish to match an interior colour scheme.

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‘After visiting the factory… it becomes immediately obvious just why Linn’s products are so far ahead of their competitors’, Briain, Linn DS Forum member

As a reward to our most dedicated Linn Forum members, whose daily insights on the Forum are an invaluable support to Linn owners worldwide, we revealed the innermost workings of our factory in Scotland, for one special day in August.

This inaugural event brought some of the 6,500 registered members of our online community, all Linn DS owners, together face-to-face for the first time.

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If you’re still unsure of which upgrade option to choose during our special Love Your Linn promotion, why not ask the engineers directly behind the technologies?

We’ll be hosting an online Q&A on Wednesday 28th July from 7pm where Linn engineers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about our Aktiv and Dynamik upgrades, available free during the promotion.

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Linn is thrilled to be featured in the latest edition of the Financial Times’ How to Spend It Magazine which leads with a fantastic piece by business writer, Jonathan Margolis, about modern British family businesses.

The feature is all about handing over the reigns to the next generation and includes an excellent profile of Linn, its founder Ivor Tiefenbrun and his son, and Managing Director, Gilad.

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Lavish some love on your Linn Hi-Fi this Summer and prepare to fall in love with your music collection all over again with Linn’s most flexible promotion ever.

Invest in any new Linn product from the Klimax, Akurate or Majik ranges* and instantly transform the performance of your system with the choice of Aktiv or Dynamik.

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Linn recently hosted an intimate evening in conversation with renowned music producer William Orbit. The event was so well received that we’ve created a special podcast which will debut on Linn Radio on Thursday 17th June at 7pm (BST) / 8pm (CET) / 2pm (EST).

Enjoy William and Gilad’s discussion about the different music formats available today and how their varying quality can dramatically change the way we listen to, and enjoy, music.

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Radio DS has arrived. This new functionality evolves a Linn DS player into a high performance radio with thousands of local, national and global internet radio stations available at the touch of a button.

Radio DS makes internet radio as easy as FM, with a mind-boggling choice of stations and the ability to assign up to 100 presets. This exciting new feature for DS players will not only introduce you to a whole host of new music, talk and sport, it will ensure favourites such as BBC Radio, Classic FM and Sky Radio are still at your fingertips.

Tune in to Linn’s new internet radio stations on your Linn DS for the finest listening experience.

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Linn hosted an intimate evening with acclaimed music producer William Orbit in London this week. The event offered 70 guests a fascinating introduction to the world of Studio Master, the highest quality music download available, and gave an insight into the career of the illustrious genius.

In a discussion led by Linn Managing Director Gilad Tiefenbrun, William Orbit demonstrated exactly how the mp3 format can be very tiring to listen to as lines of music blend together but when listening to the Studio Master, bass lines become clear, rhythms stand out and individual notes have a shape to them. William advocated that whilst mp3 is convenient, higher quality files more closely resemble a live performance making listening a much more joyous experience.

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Our ‘Unlock your vinyl’ events series runs from mid-April until the end of May 2010 at Linn turntable specialists throughout the UK and Europe.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the difference this breakthrough phono stage design makes and challenge it against your own phono stage.

Plus, take advantage of a special turntable promotion exclusively available at these events.

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We’re making it even easier for you to unlock more performance from your vinyl with a special turntable promotion available exclusively at ‘Unlock Your Vinyl’ events.

You’ll receive 10% off selected turntable upgrades from Linn when purchased at any of our listed events.

There’s no better time to upgrade your turntable and unlock the full potential of your vinyl collection.

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The Linn Uphorik phono stage reveals a new level of clarity from your prized vinyl collection, taking you ever closer to the ultimate audio experience.

Offering unrivalled flexibility, Uphorik can be fine-tuned to perfectly match any system regardless of your turntable, tonearm and cartridge combination, or the make and model.

A truly universal phono stage, Uphorik is optimised for both MM and MC cartridges. The Uphorik is incredibly quick and easy to adjust allowing you to find the setting that perfectly complements your system.

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With only days left to benefit from our special Linn DS offer, now is the time to visit your Linn Specialist and hear for yourself why music lovers are choosing Studio Master recordings.

Until 23rd February, it’s even easier for you to start enjoying the highest quality too, with a special Studio Master music and storage package worth up to £2,300 when you buy a Linn DS player*.

With Klimax, Akurate and Majik packages available, you can start listening to Studio Master quality music, whichever Linn DS player you choose.

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Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to any of our recent Linn DS Challenge events as we have a fresh new batch for you below.

Bring along your favourite CDs (or even your CD player) and hear the difference for yourself - discover why Linn DS is the only way to get the very best from your CD collection.

Plus, with our current Discover New Music promotion, there’s never been a better time to get started with Linn DS.

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From 7th January until 23rd February 2010, receive a special Studio Master music package worth up to £2,300 when you buy a Linn DS player*.

This unmissable offer makes it easy for you to start enjoying the highest quality music for yourself. You’ll quickly find out why Studio Master recordings captivated music lovers everywhere in 2009!

With your ready to play Studio Master collection pre-loaded onto a drive, this unbeatable combination of the highest performance music and player delivers the best audio experience possible in your home.

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