Recent Reviews & Awards News

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It seems like only yesterday that we launched our latest network music system, Kiko, but we are delighted to announce today that it won ‘Best Streaming System, £2,000 +’ in the prestigious What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012.

After months of deliberation and thousands of hours spent testing the ‘best of the best’, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision have picked Kiko as ‘best-in-class’.

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Kiko wins 5 star reviews

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Our latest network music system, Kiko, has been storming the market with 5 star reviews from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, Stuff and the Mail on Sunday Live magazine.

Find out who described Kiko as ‘the best digital music streamer ever’ and who said it was ‘bang on the money’.

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Linn has been awarded the most prestigious accolade available to UK businesses: the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Linn’s award in the Innovation category celebrates the success of its digital streaming technology - Linn DS.

Approved by Her Majesty The Queen following the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the Queen’s Award for Innovation recognises the engineering prowess and passion for music embodied within Linn’s industry-leading range of DS systems.

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Our new range of DSM Systems was awarded Product of the Year at the recent inaugural Scottish Business Awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

The awards are said to be Scotland’s biggest cross industry business event. This year’s event was hosted by Angus Deayton with a powerful keynote speech from Sir Bob Geldof, and the panel of judges was chaired by Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne OBE.

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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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Leading specialist hi-fi magazines in Germany have been raving about Linn’s new Majik DS-I player and the world of Linn DS.

Stereo: ‘UNIFICATION…Majik DS-I combines what the Streaming Generation has always been waiting for, a top integrated amplifier and an outstandingly musical network player…No comparable product comes close…It has to be heard to be believed…Value for Money: Sensational. 5 Stars.’

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Top German hi-fi magazines, Audio, Stereoplay and Stereo, are unanimous in naming the new LP12 SE with Radikal and Urika as the new reference standard for analogue record players.

Here’s what they had to say:

Audio: ‘…World-class sound from a record player that actually looks like a turntable, that sports legendary reliability and will be serviced in decades to come - the LP12 is all you can wish for, and don’t you pay more…Radically ingenious - it marks the very top of all turntables we have ever test…’

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Following our recent nomination, Linn are delighted to announce that we have won the Critics’ Award at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards for ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41’, recorded by Sir Charles Mackerras with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The Critics’ Award, which was decided by a panel of distinguished media figures, was presented to Sir Charles by Classic FM’s David Mellor.

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Linn recently received fantastic coverage in the FT How to Spend it magazine, in an article about high quality downloads.

David Cheal writes, ‘And for audiophiles, many of whom have hitherto taken refuge in the warm glow of vinyl, there is now the prospect of music that is better than CD quality, but which, tantalisingly, has the breadth and depth and detail of a studio master tape. The superior download has arrived.’

‘Of course, this music must be heard on proper equipment to get the benefit of all this extra digital information…

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Linn were recognised in the WEKA (formerly Motorpresse) Awards Ceremony in Munich this year with Product of the Year Awards for Sneaky Music DS and Classik Movie.

Sneaky Music DS picked up the Most Innovative Product of the Year (Audio) and Classik Movie won 1st prize in the integrated cd/dvd player category (Stereoplay).

These awards were voted for by readers of German specialist magazines Audio, Stereoplay and Video/HomeVision, with over 40,000 votes received in total.

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Respected Specialist Audio publication, US-based Stereophile, is the latest audience to be stunned by the musical, room-filling sound of our Majik 109 bookshelf loudspeaker.

Robert J. Reina declared, ‘I found myself staring at the speakers, awestruck at their realism, which forced me to pay attention.’

‘I was thrilled with every minute I spent with the Linn Majik 109. It’s an attractive, affordable, well-made bookshelf speaker with a level of high-frequency reproduction that far exceeds everything near its price.’

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Linn Records’ ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41’ by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras, has received two nominations from the prestigious Classical Brit Awards.

Sir Charles Mackerras has been nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category as well as for the Critics’ Award, along with the SCO, for this highly-acclaimed recording.

The results will be announced in a dazzling ceremony on Thursday the 14th May at the Royal Albert Hall and will be broadcast the following week on ITV1.

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Linn Records’ ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41’ by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras has won the Orchestral Award and the Disc of the Year Award at the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards.

The Orchestral Award was decided by a public vote whilst the recording was selected Disc of the Year from the final 18 nominations by the BBC Music Magazine Jury.

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