Description

My newly configured system for the new sun room.   I moved the Linn electronics from my office and bought a new pair of classic LS50 speakers (they look awesome in white here).

Despite the higher than normal speaker placement and no room for floor stands, which I initially worried about, the system sounds great and fills the room beautifully!  Several audiophile friends have given their seal of approval after hearing it.

Absolutely love the Linn / KEF combination!  What's not to love, especially as one of three Linn systems?
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Room Details

Dimensions: 19’ × 19’  Large
Ceiling: 9’


Components Toggle details

    • Linn LK140 Amplifier
    • Linn Kolektor Pre-Amplifier
    • KEF LS50 Speakers
    • Dealer High Purity Copper Cables
    • Apple iPhone 6P w/ Apple Lightning Dock

Comments 6

222222&text=li
Owner
Hi MJ:

Pretty simple stuff.  Just buy an iPhone lightning dock ($39.00) from Apple or wherever and plug it in using a mini to rca cable (you can buy one very cheap - under $10 on Amazon) into any open input on your electronics.  And of course, plug in the power cord. 

The DAC is inside the iPhone.  And is sounds great as other audiophile friends have witnessed themselves.  Plus the phone is always charged.

I did a similar thing at a high end dealer in Boston once and he told me i was depressing him, given how good it sounded....no joke!

Here's a product link:  https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MGRM2AM/A/iphone-lightning-dock-white

If like me, you have older Apple devices with 30 pin connectors, you can find new but discontinued Apple Universal Docks on eBay, which include a remote to boot.  I have 5 of them for systems all around the house.

Would not live without any of these....highly recommended!

linnie01

222222&text=mj
I'm not sure how you connect your iphone dock to your linn. There must be a dac in the mix that's not listed or shown in the photo.

mjcmt

222222&text=li
Owner
Hi MJ,

I have always loved small and simple....hence my attraction to Linn, having been an LP12 owner, dating back to 1982...had 3 between then and 2016, when I aborted vinyl 100%. 

Today, simplicity is a hot trend in audio as many dealers tell me stories of guys trading in multiple boxes for one box solutions, wanting smaller sized speakers and just pairing down their system (s) in general.  It's not everyone, but there are certainly some segments of audiophiles doing so, especially as they age and downsize their living spaces.  Also true of apartment dwellers and young folks new to the hobby, among others.
Hence, the popularity of lifestyle components as the Linn Selekt and Naim Atom, etc.  Just add speakers and you're golden.

I also got tired of housing thousands of LP's and them being a visible part of our living spaces.  Moreover, I was warehousing all these records and only liking a few songs on each one. Just made no sense to me anymore, Streaming and custom playlists are so much better for me....today I have about 30,000 cherry picked tunes in my digital library so I never hear a dud for my personal tastes.....but I get that it's not for everyone, which is fine too.

linnie01

222222&text=mj
Yes your room is quite inviting, not being overrun by electronics, yet w/ high fidelity sound. I'm a bit envious of the simplicity.

I don't own Linn now but had the Majik integrated, Klout and Karik III

mjcmt

222222&text=li
Owner
Thanks MJ....

Exactly, I wanted a simple system for entertaining and hanging out in our new room.

I love the small size and great sound of this era  Linn gear.  Do you own any?

Cheers!

linnie01

linnie01

222222&text=mj
Very nice simplicity for tunes while entertaining and just hanging out.

Thanks for sharing about the partnership between Linn and KEF. I'm a fan of that era Linn gear.

mjcmt

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