Linn Akurate DS Network Players Dynamics

The Linn Akurate DS Dynamics (5200 euro) impressed with wonderful timbres, but once musical properly goes off the post in a recording, the one who keeps track of is the Klimax DS.

  1. Linn Akurate DS network players Dynamics
  2. Data sheet

Eagerly we were now on part 2 of this elaborate cross-checks. How reflected the Akurate DS to the Klimax DS? Always he was dangerously near his big brother, without really reaching him. Would a “new” speling obtain an ‘old’ Klimax or even refer to the courts?

The Akurate DS with Dynamics and Bute was already extremely musical, accented and made a wonderful room – he was still one on all the outstanding attributes that stereoplay already in issue had given him 2/08. The power supply makes the difference! With Cara’s then – sounded like already expected after the climax test – “informative” and something rich in timbres. And, surprise: it was almost a standoff with the Klimax DS (with Bute / without dynamic). But only almost – and that too only at 44.1 kHz / 16 bit (Beric once again: “At a pinch I could also live with the speling”).

With “portrait-” shooting of the climax then but really pulled away, the distance was disproportionately large for the speling. And the “big” Klimax DS? Against the ‘big’ Akurate had no chance more (Bailey: “Aaaaaah, is it better”). No matter whether pop, rock, jazz or classical music, in a shot correctly the post goes off, who keeps track of may as soon as musical – Klimax DS.

The sound

CD resolution right close to the climax. Also here: wonderful sounds and musicality. Not quite as dynamic and of course like the Klimax DS.

Linn Akurate DS Dynamics

Manufacturer Linn
Price €5200.00
Rating 67.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions (width x height x depth) 38,0 x 8.0 x 36.0 cm
Weight 4.2 kg
Sound
Input RCA
(Number)
Output cinch(Anzahl) (2)
Input of digital opt. / coax / HDMI / /
Digital output opt. / coax /
Sound via HDMI
Balanced outputs
Image music Server
Output video (number)
Output S-video (number)
YUV output / HDMI
Network
Ethernet
Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi encryption /
USB (number)
Memory card slot
Type of memory card
required server UPnP, Twonky
Facilities
Display
Display / color display / /
Resolution
Remote control / Adaptive /
Display / system /
Operating modes
Playback album / playlist
Operation on the device
OSD
Display CD text
Internet radio / Vorgespeicherte stations (Internet radio) /
FM radio / station memory
CD database
Formats
Data formats FLAC, wav, aac, alac, mp3
Video formats
Audio CD / DVD
maximum sampling frequency 192
Review
Short conclusion Sound quality on the highest level. With material in CD quality he is almost at the climax. Wonderful timbres, very musically and with high bit again better – in his class he is undisputed leader.
Sound Absolute top class
Sound points of HiRes 24Bit192kHz
(max. 80 points)
67
Sound points 24Bit96KHz
(maximum 70 points)
0
Sound points 16Bit44kHz
(maximum 70 points)
66
Sound points preamplifier
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
9
Practice
(max. 15 points)
6
Valency
(maximum 10 points)
8
Overall rating (max. 130 points) outstanding 90
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 11 / 09