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Configure your LP12 the way you need it.

Assemble your LP12 yourself – for your very own individual sonic masterpiece. First choose a frame – from traditional wood to high-gloss colours – and design the look of your LP12 to your personal taste. Then simply choose the components that matter to you and one of our LP12 dealers will assemble it for you. With many upgrades available, either immediately or in the future, you’re well on your way to enjoying your records to perfection.

Long-lasting, solid, classic
satin smooth grain
Full and strong
Rose nut
Rich rosewood shade
Black ash
Dark, strong and durable
High Gloss Black
Breathtaking High Gloss Finish

Power supplies
Radikal (milled housing)
High-precision motor control and power supply (milled housing)
Radikal (standard)
High-precision motor control and power supply unit (in standard housing)
AC Motor Control
Majik LP12 power supply
Integrated power supply

Milled from solid aluminium
Milled arm board
Majik subchassis
Aluminium subchassis with mounting plate for the glued arm board.

Absorbent feet for extra insulation
Solid Base
A fixed rigid base plate for your LP12

Ekos SE
Flagship with top performance, Ekos SE sets a new performance benchmark.
High-precision gimbal-mounted
Static-symmetrical tone arm

Tonearm cable
T-cable XLR
T-Kabel Phono
Silver Interconnects
Low-loss, extensively insulated – Urika -> preamp

Our flagship MC cartridge, completely new
Powerful moving coil cartridge
Moving Coil cartridge of the Top Class
Entry-level MC
Moving Magnet

Phono preamplifier
Urika II
Internal digital phono preamplifier
Internal analogue phono preamplifier
Universal Phono Preamplifier

Your equipment

If you’re looking to replace the nucleus of your hi-fi separates system – or build a new one from scratch – Selekt DSM in its simplest form is just the thing for you. It is a superb, high-performance source that will partner exquisitely with your external amplification.

Selekt DSM in its purest form.

If you’re looking to replace the nucleus of your hi-fi separates system – or build a new one from scratch – Selekt DSM in its simplest form is just the thing for you. It is a superb, high-performance source that will partner exquisitely with your external amplification.

Source + Integrated Amplifiers
The best all-in-one digital source on the market.

If you seek the elegant convenience of a one-box system, Selekt DSM – with the addition of integrated amplifiers – becomes the highest-performing, all-in-one digital source on the market.
For the hi-fi enthusiast seeking even higher performance, your Selekt DSM can be expanded for bi-amping, tri-amping, and can even be Exakt-enabled to drive certain 3rd-party loudspeakers – from one single box!

Connect to your TV
Connect to your TV
Will Selekt DSM be the centre of your family’s home entertainment? With its comprehensive array of digital and analogue connectivity, your Selekt DSM will receive, process, and deliver sumptuous sound, no matter the source. Connect to your television via the in-built HDMI ARC socket (or opt for the additional HDMI switching module featuring high-resolution eARC) to render movie, video game, and TV show soundtracks with stunning clarity and power.

Home Cinema
The high-performance heart of your multichannel setup.

For home cinema devotees, Selekt DSM can be configured to form the high-performance heart of your multichannel setup. The addition of both a DSP and HDMI switching module facilitates home theatre options ranging from 2.1 up to 7.2 Surround Sound – with all the required connectivity for satellite speakers and subwoofers on-board Selekt DSM.

Katalyst / Organik


Gain a deeper insight into your music

Our high-performance Katalyst DAC architecture performs the digital-to-analog conversion process with a high degree of accuracy and finesse.

With Katalyst, we have reached the absolute pinnacle of performance attainable while utilising trusted and high-quality 3rd-party chipsets.

Through relentless optimisation of the various critical processes adjacent to the DAC itself, we have produced a refined data optimisation stage; a highly accurate master clock; independent power supply wells; an low distortion output driver, and a high stability reference voltage level.

The latter is vitally important. At the point of creation, the delicate analog audio signal is particularly susceptible to even minuscule variations in the reference level, which would cause irreversible damage to the music — heard as distortion or noise.

Katalyst’s high-stability input reference level eliminates variations during analog signal creation, giving you deeper insight into your music.

Ohne Katalyst
Mit Katalyst


There are many different types of ‘discrete’ DAC. Although simply making something ‘discrete’ does not necessarily result in high performance. The performance advantage of Organik comes from its unique combination of:

Modulation method – Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Delta-Sigma Conversion stage – Discrete Analog Finite Impulse Response (AFIR) Implementation – Ultra-stable power, precision clocking, and expert PCB design

When employed together, the PWM modulator and AFIR conversion stage are immune to many of the problems that affect other discrete designs — where small errors in switching times or resistor values can generate distortion.

However, in order to realise the full potential of this conversion method, great attention must also be paid to other factors such as power supply, clocking, and perhaps most importantly, the physical layout of the circuit board.

Organik uses an 8-layer circuit board, facilitating optimal delivery of power and clocks to the DAC. Power for the conversion stage is generated by a discrete regulator, and delivered using multiple internal power planes.

Clock traces are matched to within fractions of a millimetre, to ensure that every part of the DAC receives its clock at precisely the same time. All these elements work in harmony to create an analog signal with incredibly low levels of noise and distortion — far lower than anything we’ve ever achieved before.

Selekt DSM: Classic Hub

A high-performance, folded-aluminium design

  • Aluminium construction with acrylic fascia
  • Smoked, cut glass control dial
  • Six programmable ‘smart’ buttons
  • Wide range of inputs accept virtually any source
  • High-performance MM/MC/Line In Analog Phono Stage
  • Powered by Utopik – Linn’s best power supply design ever

Classic Hub features powder-coated, folded aluminium casework mounted atop an 8mm-thick, machined-aluminium base.

Classic Hub possesses a tactile central control dial, and an array of six programmable ‘smart’ buttons for convenient, one-touch access to favourite playlists, artists, albums, or inputs. With their intuitive operation, these interfaces encourage physical interaction with your system.

A broad range of connectivity ensures that Classic Hub can receive and deliver audio from any source imaginable; with a high-performance, integrated, analogue-to-digital conversion stage accepting anything from turntables to CD players, and a host of digital connections allowing connection to video streaming devices, games consoles, and Blu-ray players – ensuring you get tremendous sound quality from anything you connect to your Selekt DSM.

Now featuring Linn’s all-new, exceptionally efficient, highly responsive, and precision-regulated power supply design – our best yet – Utopik.

Technical Specifications
Configurable, modular, network music player with inputs for separate digital and analogue sources; plus configuration options including (but not limited to) source-only, source + amps, and a variety of Surround Sound applications. Optional upgrade to Katalyst DAC, or peak performance with Organik DAC.

Every Selekt DSM includes:
Support for FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, DSD (64/128/256), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC and OGG at up to 24-bit/384kHz resolution
Wireless Streaming via WiFi, Bluetooth and AirPlay 2
MM/MC Phono Stage
Analogue Input (RCA Pair)
Space Optimisation
Exakt Ready

Inputs as Standard
Ethernet x1
Toslink x2
SPDIF (x1 configurable in/out) x2
USB Typ-B (Audio Class 2) x1
Line Level Phono (RCA) x1
MM Phono (RCA) x1
MC Phono (RCA) x1

Outputs as Standard
HDMI 2.0 (optional upgrade) x1
Exakt Link x2
SPDIF (configurable in/out) x1

With Surround Sound Upgrade (DSP and HDMI switching modules)
HDMI Inputs x4
HDMI-Out x1 (doubles as eARC)
Surround Sound Processing Up to 7.2
Supported FormatsDTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital and PCM

Width 350 mm
Height 113 mm
Depth 350 mm
Gewicht 7,2 kg – 10 kg

Music Tips

[ROCK / POP] Abbey Lincoln – “Afro-Blue (Abbey is blue)

[JAZZ] Kham Meslien – “Ta Confiance” (Fantomes)

[Jazz] Sonny Rollins – “I,m An Old Cowhand” (Way Out West)

[JAZZ] Thelonius Monk – “Plays Duke Ellington” (Greatest Hits)

[JAZZ] John Scofield “A Go Go” (A Go Go)

[KLASSIK] Carlo Bergonzi “Se quel guerrier io fossi” (Operatic Recital)

[KLASSIK] Nachtviolen “Der Wanderer an den Mond” (Nocturnes)

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TIP OF THE WEEK (06.02.2022)

*** [JAZZ] Dollar Brand – “ASR” (Children of Africa)

[KLASSIK] Günther Wand (Beethoven) – “Symphony No.9 in D minor – Molte vivace – Presto” (Symphony No.9)

[ROCK / POP] Faye Webster – “Better Distractions” (I know I´m funny haha)

[ROCK / POP] Mark Knopfler – “Going Home” (Local Hero)

[ROCK / POP] Tabou Combo – “New York” (8th Sacrement)

Best of 2020

  • [JAZZ] Archie Shepp – “Contracts” (Mama Rose)
  • [KLASSIK] Cavallaria Rusticana – “Intermezzo sinfonico” (Cossotto, Bergonzi, Karajan)
  • [ROCK / POP] Anette Askvik – “Liberty” (Liberty)
  • [SCHLAGER] Helene Fischer – “Atemlos durch die Nacht (Acapella-Version)” – (Farbenspiel Live die Stadion Tour)
  • [SOUNDTRACKS] Bruce Springsteen – “Streets of Philadelphia” (Philadelphia)