Linn launches Sneaky DSM all-in-one streaming system

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.

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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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).