Linn launches Sneaky DSM all-in-one streaming system

4 Apr 2013

Linn Sneaky DSM

Linn has confirmed the release of the Sneaky DSM, the newest addition to the company's DS range of network music players, now on sale for £1750.

At the entry-level of Linn's product range, the Sneaky DSM is an all-in-one streaming system with a built-in preamp and power amp, meaning you just need to add speakers.

The Sneaky DSM allows you to stream music from PCs, MACs, phones and tablets, supports FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3, WMA and OGG music files, and offers access to podcasts and internet radio. It's also compatible with media UPnP servers.

Linn Sneaky DSM back

The Sneaky DSM supports Linn's Kinsky control app for controlling music from your phone, tablet or laptop and the Linn Songcast app for playing computer audio.

Alongside the Ethernet connection, the Linn Sneaky DSM has six further inputs: 1 x RCA analogue, 1 x digital coaxial, 1 x digital optical and 3 x HDMI inputs. The two HDMI inputs and one HDMI output mean you can connect video sources, too.

A Class D stereo amplifier gives 2 x 33-watt channels, and also incorporates Linn's Dynamik switch mode power supply, while last but not least there are a standard set of speaker connections.

Available in black, silver or white finishes, the Linn Sneaky DSM is on sale now.

by Joe Cox


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Thanks Andrew!

Gosh! Expensive for what it is ...

DrMaustus wrote:
Question: I have a Focal Dome system, which includes a subwoofer. How do I connect the woofer to a system like this? I don't see a subwoofer out....

You need to use the preouts on the Linn to connect to the subwoofer, using a Y-adaptor (two sockets into one plug) to common the two channels into the Dome subwoofer's single LFE input. Or you could have some speaker cables made up using plugs to fit the Linn's Neutrik speaker outputs, with cables to feed the two Dome satellites and extra cables to run into the Dome sub's high-level input.

Have a look at this document for information on the wiring of the Neutrik plugs: you could use the Sneaky DSM's biamped mode to drive the Focal satellites and feed signal to the subwoofer, using all four pins of each Neutrik plug.

Question: I have a Focal Dome system, which includes a subwoofer. How do I connect the woofer to a system like this? I don't see a subwoofer out....