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Series 5 System

Enjoy impeccable sound and style with a music system you can customise to perfectly complement your home. However you choose to personalise the look, we've made sure the music will always take centre stage.

 

Series 5 features Linn Fabrik, enabling every speaker to be uniquely tailored to your taste. And with Linn's ground-breaking Exakt technology on board, you will always hear a performance that's optimised for you and your home.

530 system

Exquisite tailoring and precision engineering come together perfectly in this compact and customisable music system.

 

The more powerful system in Series 5, the 530 System features speakers with a Linn Isobarik bass system, adding incredible bass without the bulk of conventional speakers. Together with the Akurate system hub, the 520 system will stream all your digital music in stunning Linn quality, while also letting you connect all your other music sources.

With its custom-designed drive units and Isobarik bass system, the 530 Speakers let you experience incredible musical accuracy with an energy that really lets the music flow.

 

Customise the look and place them where they fit best in your room — Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimising the sound for your room's characteristics and chosen speaker location.

 

Linn's innovative integrated speakers have power and intelligence built-in. A specially designed module, suspension-mounted on the back of each speaker, houses the powerful amps and Exakt electronics that optimise performance. Now you don't need lots of hi-fi separates to make great sound.

Create your own look

 

Select your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand to personalise your speakers. With so many colours and textiles to choose from, and designer collections like Timorous Beasties, there's a look to complement any interior.

 

Fancy a change? All Linn Fabrik covers, tops and stands are available separately so you can refresh the look as often as you like.

Akurate System Hub

 

Browse your digital music library, stream online music and video and hear movie soundtracks, all in exceptional detail. This Akurate network music player connects to virtually any music or audio source in your home and plays it flawlessly.

 

Housed in the specially designed acoustic enclosure, every source is screened and protected from noise, ensuring the speakers receive the highest quality signal, whether you're streaming your favourite playlist or connecting your turntable to one of the 13 inputs.

 

Perfect streaming to your speakers

 

Featuring Linn's streaming technology and a range of inputs to connect anything in your living room, every musical performance is perfectly transmitted to the speakers using Linn's Exakt Link lossless connection.

  • Streams any digital source over a standard network
  • Supports virtually any digital format up to 24-bit 192 kHz
  • Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
  • Plays thousands of internet radio stations from TuneIn
  • 13 digital & analogue inputs to connect your other sources
  • HDMI 2.0 connections (4K compatible)
  • Exakt Link provides a lossless connection to the speakers
  • Built-in MC/MM phono stage for connecting a turntable
  • All connected sources benefit from Space Optimisation

 

Available colours : Silver or Black

520 system

Compact and customisable with breathtaking musicality; finally a high performance music system you can personalise to complement your home.

 

The 520 speakers provide a far bigger performance than their discreet dimensions would imply. Together with the Akurate System Hub, the 520 system will stream all your digital music in stunning Linn quality, while also letting you connect all your other music sources.

Enjoy all the musicality and finesse of an integrated Linn speaker packed with technology, in our most compact design yet. 

 

Customise the look and place them where they fit best in your room; Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimising the sound for your room's characteristics and chosen speaker location.

 

Linn's innovative integrated speakers have power and intelligence built-in. A specially designed module, suspension-mounted on the back of each speaker, houses the powerful amps and Exakt electronics that optimise performance. Now you don't need lots of hi-fi separates to make great sound.

Create your own look

 

Select your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand to personalise your speakers. With so many colours and textiles to choose from, and designer collections like Timorous Beasties, there's a look to complement any interior.

 

Fancy a change? All Linn Fabrik covers, tops and stands are available separately so you can refresh the look as often as you like.

Akurate system hub

 

Browse your digital music library, stream online music and video and hear movie soundtracks, all in exceptional detail. This Akurate network music player connects to virtually any music or audio source in your home and plays it flawlessly.

 

Housed in the specially designed acoustic enclosure, every source is screened and protected from noise, ensuring the speakers receive the highest quality signal, whether you're streaming your favourite playlist or connecting your turntable to one of the 13 inputs.

 

Perfect streaming to your speakers

 

Featuring Linn's streaming technology and a range of inputs to connect anything in your living room, every musical performance is perfectly transmitted to the speakers using Linn's Exakt Link lossless connection.

  • Streams any digital source over a standard network
  • Supports virtually any digital format up to 24-bit 192 kHz
  • Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
  • Plays thousands of internet radio stations from TuneIn
  • 13 digital & analogue inputs to connect your other sources
  • HDMI 2.0 connections (4K compatible)
  • Exakt Link provides a lossless connection to the speakers
  • Built-in MC/MM phono stage for connecting a turntable
  • All connected sources benefit from Space Optimisation

 

Available colours : Silver or Black

Technologies

Space Optimisation

Using sophisticated acoustic modelling, Space Optimisation builds a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear.

 

By removing the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment, it reveals the true sound of the music. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.

Exakt

Our latest systems use Exakt technology to preserve the natural sound of every instrument.

 

Until now, no speaker system has ever been able to synchronise all the elements that make up every note, including all the harmonics. Exakt ensures the perfect time alignment of every part of every note, so now you can enjoy the same natural sound that was recorded by the artist.

Integrated Exakt Modules

Each speaker has a dedicated digital crossover, volume control, digital-to-analogue converter and amplifier for every drive unit. So where are all the extra boxes and cables?

 

That’s where Linn’s expertise in integrated speaker design comes in. Each speaker has a module suspension-mounted on the back to acoustically isolate it from the cabinet. Packed inside are all the Exakt electronics and powerful amps needed to deliver the natural, effortless sound. Cooling is performed passively without any noisy fans, via the aluminium heat sink hidden behind the Linn Fabrik. Providing power and precision without any extra boxes, it’s our neatest integrated speaker design to date.

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

The foundation of any good speaker design is an enclosure that lets the drive units work with maximum efficiency, without colouring the sound.

 

For Series 5, Linn used a layered composite of 3 mm sheets. Using multiple thin layers actually increases the tensile strength and therefore rigidity of the material, while still preserving its acoustically dead properties. Combined with the braced construction, this results in a cabinet that doesn’t add unwanted vibrations and doesn’t ring, but does give the drive units an incredibly stable platform to work from.

Isobarik Bass System

Linn’s Isobarik bass system lets you enjoy a depth of bass normally associated with much larger speakers by using two bass drive units working in tandem, positioned face-to-face at the foot of the speaker.

 

Bass is directed downwards and radiates out from the speaker through a precisely engineered air gap above the base. The 530 produces incredible bass extension using this system in combination with dual bass ports located on the underside of the cabinet to enable additional airflow.

Linn Fabrik

To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, without affecting the performance, Linn came up with a new way to finish speakers — Linn Fabrik.

 

Linn's unique Exakt technology models the effects of each Fabrik’s characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit in the speakers. Exakt's digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breathtaking performance we designed here in the factory.

Custom-Designed Drive Units

The ambitious design of Series 5 led to a unique set of requirements for the drive units that couldn’t be met by any existing specification.

 

The 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system. The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models also required customised drive units. The bass/mid driver uses a unique doped, dual-layer, sliced cone design and an anti-resonant chamber on the back of the high quality tweeter improves high frequency performance when used in conjunction with the familiar Linn ‘skoop’, producing outstanding dispersion characteristics.

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