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Welcome to Lyric Hifi

429 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EY Tel: +44 (0)2890 381296, From ROI 04890 381296
Open: 10:00am - 5:00pm - Monday to Friday, 7pm Thursday, Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Call in for a mosey round, tap us for good advice, and have a listen to great sounds

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LINN DS

Linn Headquarters, Eaglesham, Scotland 

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The 2017 Linn Summer Promotion is now live, and it's a bit different. 

It is 8 years since Linn became the first company to stop producing cd players and the time has come to end service support.

However to show Linn's commitment to existing customers they are offering a superb trade-in deal on your old Linn cd player.

Trade-in your Linn disc player and recieve:

£ 500 against any Majik level product

£ 1000 against any Akurate level product

£ 2000 against any Klimax level product

There are a few other legacy products that can also be traded in and it can also be used against Linn amplifiers and speakers

Thousands of people in Northern Ireland will be eligible for this so if you want to update your Linn system give us a call and we can have a chat about the possibilities and the best opportunities

For more details click this link to Linn's website  LINN OFFERS 

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 Ever wondered what goes into a Linn Sondek LP12?

Or how a complete Klimax level LP12 can cost over £ 15000 ?

Watch this:

The Linn LP12 how it works

 

 Linn announce a gorgeous new cartridge, the Krystal.

This is a beauty to behold and sounds even better.

Linn-Krystal

 

The Krystal replaces the long running Linn Klyde with coils and cantilever derived from the Kandid, Linn's £2960 top of the range.

The Krystal is £ 1200, and you recieve the usual £ 1 back, unless you have a Linn Klyde/Troika to trade-in when you get £ 101.

 

Linn continue to refine and improve the DS platform. The latest version of Kazoo, Linn's proprietary control software, has improved features and layout

Linn owners check it out, it's free!

 

New from Linn comes Series 5

An Exakt system, What's Exakt all about?

  

New from Linn comes Space Optimisation, and it really really works!

Anyone with a Linn DS with compatible speakers, not just Linn speakers, can enjoy the benefits of this new technology

To check if your speakers work with this click this link:

Check my speakers

 

One of the lovely features of Sonos that no-one else has is the integration of music services into it's menu. Now Linn has it too, and with a high performance twist.

You can already send Spotify/Napster/YouTube by Airplay to a Linn DS, that's easy, now there is a new online service called Tidal embedded in the latest issue Linn Kazoo control software. Tidal offers 16 bit cd performance streaming of over 25 million songs and it's a delight to use. Tidal also provide a background to all the artists, band members, who else they played with, discography etc, so it's really useful as well as sounding great.

At £ 19.99/month it's twice Spotify premium but it is 4 times the bit-rate and could be worth it to you. To check it out Linn are providing DS owners with a free 60 day trial when you install the latest Kazoo software from their site. This is now live and on dem at Lyric

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The Linn Exakt range has a new addition. With each new development Exact technology becomes more affordable and now it also applies to older Linn speakers. There is a new Akurate DSM Exact without the analogue outputs. This outputs in Exact digital format to an Akurate Exact tunebox which is a digital crossover and then digital to analogue converters to go the power amps and then speakers. The digital crossover is tuned to the specific Linn speaker you have, and also features room correction.

In addition there is a new Linn speaker, the bookshelf Akudorik, a development of the Akurate 212. The Akudoriks are £ 4000 per pair, but the really clever part is in the new stands.  

akudorik

That's why the stands are £ 9500 per pair! 

If you think that's a lot for stands, which it is, they house the Exact digital crossovers and 4 by 100w power amps in each stand.

Buying the parts in separate boxes would cost £9000 and look messy. This is an elegant solution that really works. One small cable to each speaker and you are sorted.

Following this Linn will also apply Exact technology to other speakers so you will soon be able to upgrade B&W 800 series with Exact.

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Came across this old Volkswagen advert, it implies that VW engineers came all the way to Japan to learn how to make cupholders from the world's finest cd mechanism. It's filmed in the Linn factory in Scotland using the CD12, which still is the world's finest cd mechanism, it's been superceded by streaming though, enjoy

VW advert at Linn

 

EXAKT FOR AKUBARIK NOW AVAILABLE 

Linn Exakt

Put the source in the loudspeakers

Linn's new Exakt is a ground-breaking improvement in sound.

It keeps the perfect signal from a Linn DS source in the digital format right through to the loudspeakers, where the active crossover is also conducted digitally, dramatically reducing any losses of information and increasing both clarity and dynamics. Another benefit is that this new control allows room correction to be applied with no loss of performance, meaning that you can have the speakers close to the walls or even in a corner and still sound perfect!! This was previously impossible but is now a reality for top level Linn systems

Exakt is a protocol rather than a product. Launched to coincide with Linn's 40th birthday celebrations Exakt was demonstrated with the Linn Klimax DSM and Klimax 350A speakers, but will eventually be used in the rest of the range.

The Exakt system as demonstrated comes to a cool £50,000, although there upgrade packages available for existing Linn Klimax and Akurate owners so it will only cost you £ 25,000

 

Coming soon Akubarik Exact, same technology, teenie price, only £ 25,000 complete

   

 Some great reviews for Linn products in recent magazines:

The Akurate DSM in Gramophone May issue was described as 'an uncanny experience' , 'capable of superb sound', and 'a remarkable network player'.

What Hi-fi and Hi-fi Choice both reported on the new Sneaky DSM and Hi-fi World also gave the Kiko system a thumbs up for performance

Interesting that while 2 mags that use streaming sources were over the top enthusiastic about the simple set-up and control system that Hi-fi World, the analogue flat earth magazine, thought it was complex. Some experience needed! It's really easy.

  

LINN AKUBARIK LOUDSPEAKERS LAUNCHED,

These new additions to the Akurate range use the famous Klimax/Akurate 3k Array for mid, tweeter, super tweeter along with a new lower mid unit and 2 internal bass units in Isobarik configuration.

The first version available has 6 internal power amplifiers in aktiv mode for fantastic dynamics and control, and comes with a price tag of £ 15,500

The Passive version is more affordable at £ 8700!

CHECK OUT THE BLOGS SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS 

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  Linn  SNEAKY DSM

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A new variant for an entry level Linn system featuring Linn's DS technology with a 2/4 channel power amplifier for easy biwiring/biamping. Also features both analogue and digital inputs with optical, spdif, and hdmi options. Interesting that the power amplifiers can run as 2 by 50W or 4 by 33W bi-amped for relevant speakers.

Money has obviously been saved by having no buttons/controls whatsoever! Why? because you can do it all from your phone/ipad. Clever!

 

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Linn have been honoured by What Hifi!? Seems unlikely I know as they are hardly ever reviewed in WHF, however the new Kiko system has caught their imagination as they called it ‘bang on the money.’ It is now the 'Best Streaming System £ 2000+'. Other awards have also come from Hifi Choice, Gramophone, and T3. Congratulations! 

 

LINN DS Systems, Digital streaming made Simple

The Linn DS system has rewritten the rules of streaming. Linn have been at the forefront of hard disk systems for over 10 years now, but the DS system takes this to a new level of performance with a sound advantage over all other manufacturers from their unique streaming DAC technology.

Every part of the process has been examined in detail and engineered to produce the best sounding digital system ever. Book a demonstration to see how good your cds can sound, and why Linn DS customers are the happiest around!   

Linn's policy of improving products in production and making those improvements and additions available to existing customers is showing it's value again.

Linn DS owners now have support for Spotify in their Kinsky operating system controlling your Linn system and music library easily from an iPhone or iPad.

This takes advantage of the research work they have done making Linn Radio and BBC Radio3 sound so good, as this technology also applies here making this the best sounding Spotify you will ever find. 

This will come as standard on the new models Majik DSM, Akurate DSM, and Klimax DSM as well as the rest of the range.

The Majik, Akurate and Klimax DSM series add HDMI sockets and output to the screen. This takes the raw digital stereo sound from sat/cable/blu ray and processes this in the DS to give the best possible sound quality, in stereo.

People's next question is will this do surround sound? No it doesn't, what it offers is better clarity of sound than any surround processing using two speakers. And it's fantastic sound!

Pricing:

Majik DS           £ 1999

Majik DSM       £ 2985

Akurate DS      £ 5100

Akurate DSM   £ 6350

Klimax DS        £ 15800

Klimax DSM     £ 18900

AND 2 MORE OPTIONS IN THE DS FAMILY, all without controls on the box to keep the cost down. Full control by ipod/ipad/iphone/android phone/pc/mac          

 

Linn Sneaky DS

Originally conceived as an extra room box this DS now doubles as a low cost entry into the exciting possibilities of Linn DS

This box has a DS reciever and a small but punchy (20W) amplifier in one box. It can be added to your existing system or used with efficient speakers as a complete system, and all for £999, which as you know is seriously cheap for Linn level performance !

The only inputs are networked, so your music library, radio, and Spotify are all seamless and it can be totally hidden as you never need to touch it. In fact it has no controls even if you wanted them!

Check it out with a listen at our showroom.

AND NOW Sneaky DSM is also available, HDMI switching and a 4 channel 50W amp ready for bi-amping all in one box, only £ 1750 

 

 

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Linn Loudspeakers
Often forgotten due to the emphasis on source first, Linn have some truly wonderful speakers in the range just now
 
Majik 109s at £ 985 are fantastic, love them
 
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Majik floorstanders are not promoted as much as they should be. While the Majik 140s are good for £ 1660, adding the solid base to them transforms the sound to a much higher level for an extra £ 395. If you are buying a new pair of the speakers with the bases we will bundle them for £ 1995 saving £ 60
 
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LINN AKUBARIK
      
 
Akubariks are now on demonstration. Linn newest loudspeakers use the 3k array from the Akurate and Klimax speakers married to an isobarik bass loading system to achieve properly extended bass from a slim cabinet. Passive version £ 8950, fully integrated AKTIV and EXAKT version including 6 power amplifiers, £ 25000
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Klimax 350A or 350P speakers. Deep pockets and large rooms will be sorely tempted by these, the ultimate Linn speaker in either part active or fully active format. The active bass version at £ 19950 has little competition, the full active versions, 6 by 200w amps per speaker, are the rat's pyjamas, cat's whiskers, etc. You get the idea. As used in our Linn Lounge events these are one of the finest speakers money can possibly buy!
 
   
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