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Linn Sneaky Music DSM Network Streamer + Amplifier


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Sneaky DSM is a preamp featuring a built-in digital streamer and hosting a number of external inputs for various sources. Songcast enables synchronised playback of audio around the home.

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Warranty length 5 Years
Brand Linn

Tech Specs

• Dimensions (H) 44.5 mm x (W) 345 mm x (D) 274 mm
(H) 1.8 inches x (W) 13.6 inches x (D) 10.8 inches
(can be positioned horizontally or vertically)
• Weight 2.7 kg / 6 lb
• Mains supply voltage 100 – 120 V ac (±10%) 50 – 60 Hz
(auto ranging) 200 – 240 V ac (±10%) 50 – 60 Hz
• Fuse 250 V, T1.6 A (not user replaceable)
• Power consumption
standby 10 W
operational 14 W
maximum continuous 120 W
• Supported file types FLAC, ALAC, WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, 
• Audio sample rates 7.35 k, 8 k, 11.025 k, 12 k, 14.7 k, 16 k, 22.05 k, 24 
k, 29.4 k, 32 k, 44.1 k, 48 k, 88.2 k, 96 k, 176.4 k, 192 k
• Word depths 16 – 24 bits
• Ethernet interface 100Base-T RJ45
• Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers, 
UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
• Local control RS232 x 2 RJ11
Remote controllable (handset not supplied)
• Connector types
optical digital output TOSLINK
coaxial digital output RCA phono
line outputs RCA phono
speaker outputs Inverted safety 4 mm BFA sockets
• Output impedance 
line outputs 300 Ω
speaker outputs 0.06 Ω
• Output voltage 
line outputs 2.8 V peak, 2 V rms (0 dBFS)
speaker outputs 15 V peak, 10 V rms (0 dBFS, 16.6 dB gain, vol. 79)
• Output offset 
line outputs < 2 mV
speaker outputs < 3 mV
Signal to noise ratio 
line outputs Better than -120 dB
• Channel balance Better than +/- 0.2 dB
• Channel separation
line outputs Better than -120 dB
speaker outputs Better than -100 dB
• Gain range -80 dB to +20 dB
• Gain resolution 1 dB
• Unity gain volume 0 dB = volume 80
• Dynamic range 120 dB
• Damping factor 67
• Signal level for clipping 415 mV rms (0 dBFS, +16.6 dB gain, vol. 79)
• Harmonic distortion < 0.03% at 1 kHz at 10 W
• Load tolerance Unconditionally stable into all loudspeaker 
• Frequency response 
pre-amp 2.5 Hz – 170 kHz (-3 dB)
power amp 2.5 Hz – 48 kHz (-3 dB)
• Speaker output voltage 15 V peak
• Speaker output power 20 W into 4 W

Product Description

The Linn Sneaky DSM is a powerful digital all-in-one streamer with a built in amplifier. It operates under Linn's pioneering perogative of 'source-first', delivering excellent quality sound to your loudspeakers. A great source of sound for any home, it combines the convenience of a network music player with Linn's experience and commitment to world-class music reproduction.

The Sneaky DSM can play all popular digital music formats. It has a custom designed up-sampling engine which effectively reduces all noise and distortion, resulting in the best possible reproduction of music files.

It plays digital music over a standard Ethernet network which means you can enjoy high quality podcasts and internet radio streams as well as the latest music-streaming services.

The interface can be accessed, and customised, by your home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and playlists can be controlled from anywhere in the home. It shares the same tried and tested software with all Linn systems, with regular updates which ensures the continual improvement of sound quality.

Sneaky DSM is an excellent way of bringing high quality digital streaming into the home. Just attach your loudspeakers and you're ready to conveniently enjoy a whole world of music. It can also be upgraded with a power amp, if you do so desire.

So... why Sneaky DSM?

- Plays digital music over a standard Ethernet network
- On-board volume control and power amplification (20W)
- Built-in pre-amplifier with digital volume control
- Streams internet radio, podcasts and 'listen again' broadcasts
- Decodes FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, WMA, AIFF, AAC and OGG audio formats with up to 24-bit 192 kHz native sample rate
- Plays computer audio via Linn Songcast app e.g. iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, BBC iPlayer
- Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home
- Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points

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