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House of Linn features exclusively the Linn range of high performance, precision engineered products for the highest quality music and movie systems configured to individual requirements.

If you wish to arrange an appointment for a demonstration at House of Linn please call or visit the book a demonstration page and enter your details and we will contact you.

Appointments can be booked 10am - 10pm Monday to Saturday, last demonstration appointment is 8pm. Sundays - by prior arrangement.

You can also call us on +44 (0) 161 766 4837 between 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday.


21 March 2015


We are running sessions comparing Space Optimisation and Space Optimisation+ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 23-25 at the following times:

11am -1pm

2pm - 4pm

8pm -10pm

To attend, please register by calling or emailing us, indicating your preferred day and time and we will confirm your space!

Linn Akurate Exaktbox Events at House of Linn

07 November 2014
<b>Linn Akurate Exaktbox Events at House of Linn</b>

Linn Akurate Exaktbox Events at House of Linn all from 8pm:

Thursday November 27th with Akubarik and Akurate 242 Loudspeakers

Thursday December 18th with Akubarik and Majik 140 Loudspeakers

Thursday January 29th with Akubarik and Espek Loudspeakers

Thursday February 26th with Akubarik and Majik 140/Majik Isobarik Loudspeakers

Thursday March 26th with Akubarik and Majik 140/109 Loudspeakers

Please email or call Brian or Trevor at House of Linn to reserve your seat.


14 October 2014
<b>EXAKT AKUDORIK LAUNCH EVENT October 30th 8pm</b>

Akurate Exakt System, featuring Akurate Exakt DSM and new Exakt Akudorik loudspeakers.

Combining ground-breaking Exakt performance with compact styling, thanks to an innovative new stand design that integrates Exakt technology, Exakt Akudorik loudspeakers complement any room.

Easily outperforming larger and more expensive conventional systems, the new Linn Akurate Exakt system offers exceptional performance from the latest audio technology at a more accessible price point.

Innovative Beauty

A stunning work of engineering beauty, Exakt Akudorik is the first speaker of its kind, integrating Exakt technology into a suspension-mounted module housed within the stand. The stand is fed a digital signal using an Exakt Link connection from the Akurate Exakt DSM.

The stand module contains the Exakt engine and four channels of Chakra 100W power amplification and is suspended to minimise vibration and microphony. The fins on the module passively cool the amplifiers without the need for noisy cooling fans.

A specially designed, recessed 8-way connector passes the Exakt-processed signals through to the speaker drive units from the amplifiers. This connection, made between the top of the stand and the bottom of the loudspeaker, is completely hidden, with no cables visible, keeping the aesthetics clean and precise.

The bass drive unit is augmented by a rear-firing port, enabling the compact enclosure to use more air to produce low frequencies and deliver more bass.

Exakt Akudorik features the same Linn 3K array technology and complex laminated cabinet construction as found on Akubarik, ensuring outstanding dispersion and damping characteristics.

Available in a wide range of stunning finishes, Exakt Akudorik fits perfectly in every living space. With Exakt technology on-board, the system offers all of the key benefits of a Linn Exakt system: elimination of phase and magnitude distortion; correction for drive unit variation; and optimisation for the listening room. Exakt Dorik, the innovative stand developed for the stunning new Exakt Akudorik loudspeaker is also a fantastic upgrade to take existing systems to Exakt-level performance.

To register for this event please email us at, or call us on 0161 766 4837.

Akurate Exakt Launch Event May 29th 2014

31 May 2014
<b>Akurate Exakt Launch Event May 29th 2014</b>

Fantastic evening watching and listening to a wonderful and entertaining presentation by Phil Budd, Linn's senior acoustic engineer and the man behind Linn's unique Exakt technology.

During his 90 minute presentation, Phil explained and demonstrated how Exakt, builds on Linn DS to extend the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker, keeping the signal digital and only converting to analogue at the last possible stage to ensure absolute accuracy of data, guaranteed low latency, extremely low jitter, and extreme precision synchronisation between speakers.

Even when the speakers were moved from the ideal listening position to the "practical" position, the music sounded fantastic and not as compromised as one might think, due to the compensations made by the Exakt Room Optimisation software.

Thank you to Phil and to all of our guests.

We have both Akurate and Klimax Exakt systems on demonstration at House of Linn, so don't hesitate to call and listen to the best!

Akurate Exakt Launch May 29 with Phil Budd from Linn

07 May 2014

Akurate Exakt Launch May 29 with Phil Budd from Linn.

We are delighted to have Phil Budd, Linn's Senior Acoustic Engineer, join us to present the Akurate Exakt system driving Akubarik integrated aktiv loudspeakers.

We begin at 8pm with refreshments in the House of Linn kitchen diner before settling in the main room for music and an insightful presentation from Phil about Exakt technology and performance.

Register to attend by calling or emailing us at:

We look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards

Brian & Trevor

0161 766 4837

House of Linn, Linn Lounge Events 2014

11 March 2014
House of Linn, Linn Lounge Events 2014

Choose from our Linn Lounge 2014 monthly schedule below and enjoy some of the best artists and music presented from Studio Master and Vinyl through our Linn Klimax Exakt System.

Pink Floyd: Thursday March 27th from 8pm

The Smiths: April 17th from 8pm

Talking Heads: Thursday April 24th from 8pm

R.E.M.: Thursday May 29 from 8pm

The Eagles:Thursday June 26th from 8pm

Ray Charles: Thursday July 24th from 8pm

Niles Rodgers & Chic: Thursday Aug 28th from 8pm

Eric Clapton: Thursday Sep 25th from 8pm

Led Zeppelin: Thursday Oct 30th from 8pm

The Doors: Thursday Nov 27th from 8pm

Register for any Linn Lounge event by emailing us:

Linn to Launch EXAKT at House of Linn, November 5th from 8pm

22 October 2013

Join us at House of Linn with special guest Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn's Managing Director, on 5th November from 8pm. Gilad will be launching Linn's new groundbreaking music system, Exakt - a new revolution in hi-fi.

This innovative technology sets a new benchmark in audio performance. It’s the most direct connection that’s ever been made between the artist and the listener, building on Linn DS to extend the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker.

Gilad, Brian and Trevor will be on hand to answer any questions. Relax, drink, chat and listen to music. We will be playing a variety of music via Klimax Exakt DSM from standard digital rips, studio masters and vinyl. We will also play music selections courtesy of Neil Hallworth, a House of Linn client. Neil will be making available some of the music from his eclectic Linn DS playlist which we first listened to earlier this year. Neil’s playlist contains a fantastic and varied selection of music, and no better way of judging this revolutionary new music system, EXAKT, than with familiar music. Feel free to bring your own music on USB, CD and Vinyl.

House of Linn is a real house fully equipped to deliver the complete Linn experience. The EXAKT system is installed in the large and comfortable main listening room at House of Linn.

To register for this special event, please email us or call.

We look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards,

Brian & Trevor

Linn LOUNGE at House of Linn September 26th from 8pm

13 August 2013
<b>Linn LOUNGE at House of Linn September 26th from 8pm</b>

Join us for an evening of digital studio master recordings and reference level vinyl playback and let us take you on a psychedelic journey, listening to The Doors in the highest quality available – on a Linn system in Studio Master.

We will also be listening to the recently released re-mastered box set of all six Doors 45rpm albums - Infinite.

Hear each song exactly as it was recorded as we uncover the wild tales the 60s’ most controversial and magnetic rock band.

To register for this event:

0161 766 4837

Email or call Brian or Trevor at House of Linn to register for this event.

Come and see us in the Nurburgring Suite at the National Audio Show Whittlebury Hall September 21-22

21 May 2013
<b>Come and see us in the Nurburgring Suite at the National Audio Show Whittlebury Hall September 21-22</b>

Come and see us in the Nurburgring Suite at the National Audio Show Whittlebury Hall September 21-22

The National Audio Show '13 will showcase state of the art, high-end audio products. You can enjoy the best in sound and high performance equipment, meet the designers, creators, editors and guest speakers from the industry, along with a selection of seminars, live music performances and hands-on workshops.

Linn Lounge presents R.E.M. August 1st from 8pm

01 July 2013
<b>Linn Lounge presents R.E.M. August 1st from 8pm</b>

Join us at House of Linn for Linn Lounge presents R.E.M. where we’ll be listening to this iconic band in the best quality available – on a Linn system in Studio Master.

Hear each song exactly as it was recorded and immerse yourself in the humble story of a modest band that changed the face of mainstream rock.

Inventive and experimental, R.E.M. were the pioneers of a genre – Alternative Rock – creating an original sound and artistic vibe that continues to speak across the generations.

House of Linn staff are on hand to answer any of your questions, and refreshments will be served during the evening.

You’ll also get the chance to hear some of your own favourite artists on a Linn system. Whether it's the latest Studio Master download, a track from Spotify or even a movie, Linn systems get the best sound from everything you listen to at home.

Our Linn Lounge events give you the chance to hear some renowned artists on a Linn system while enjoying a deeper insight into their lives and motivations.

Email or call Brian or Trevor at House of Linn to register for this event.

Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall Presents Coltrane, House of Linn, April 25th from 8pm

26 April 2013
<b>Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall Presents Coltrane, House of Linn, April 25th from 8pm</b>

The Evening Event:

We are grateful to Nat Birchall for making this our best evening music event ever with a packed audience of thirty people in our main listening room (see image).

Nat presented an insightful and inspirational account of John Coltrane’s life and music, punctuated with extended listening from Coltrane’s musical legacy with vinyl and CD rips of classic tracks and with the Linn studio master download of A Love Supreme.

The Evening Event

26 April 2013
<b>The Evening Event</b>

Nat’s presentation provided so much understanding of Coltrane the artist and of Coltrane’s influence on Nat as a musician and of Coltrane’s continuing influence upon jazz.

Thanks again Nat for a truly memorable evening and an enthralling account of John Coltrane and his music – your insight helped us all to appreciate Coltrane even more.

Nat Burchall’s Playlist:

"Ko Ko" Informal session - Navy band, Hawaii 1946 CD issue - John Coltrane - First Giant Steps ( Rare Live Recordings ) The Last Giant (Atlantic/Rhino )

"We Love To Boogie" Dizzy Gillespie Septet 1951 CD issue - John Coltrane - The Last Giant ( Atlantic/Rhino )

"Through For The Night" Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra 1954 CD issue - John Coltrane - The Last Giant ( Atlantic/Rhino )

"Ah-Leu-Cha" Miles Davis Quintet 1955 - CD issue 'Round About Midnight ( CBS/Columbia )

"'Round Midnight" Miles Davis Quintet 1956 CD issue -'Round About Midnight ( CBS/Columbia )

"Trinkle Tinkle" Thelonious Monk Quartet 1957 CD issue - Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane ( Riverside )

"So What" Miles Davis Sextet 1959 CD issue - Kind Of Blue (CBS/Columbia )

"Giant Steps" John Coltrane Quartet 1959 CD issue - Giant Steps ( Atlantic )

"Village Blues" John Coltrane Quartet 1960 Cd issue - Coltrane Jazz ( Atlantic )

"My Favourite Things" John Coltrane Quartet 1960 Cd issue - My Favorite Things (Atlantic )

"Liberia" John Coltrane Quartet 1960 CD issue - Coltrane's Sound (Atlantic)

"In A Sentimental Mood" Duke Ellington/John Coltrane Quartet 1962 CD isssue - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane (Impulse! )

"My Favourite Things" Live version - John Coltrane Quartet 1963 CD issue - Afro Blue Impressions (Pablo)

"A Love Supreme Part 1 - Acknowledgement" John Coltrane Quartet 1964 CD issue A Love Supreme ( Impulse! )

"A Love Supreme Part 4 - Psalm" John Coltrane Quartet 1964 CD issue - A Love Supreme (Impulse!)

"Stellar Regions" John Coltrane Quartet 1967 CD issue - Stellar Regions (Impulse!)

See below for Synopsis of John Coltrane's life and music:

John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, North Carolina on September 23, 1926, and grew up in High Point, attending William Penn High School. Beginning in December 1938 Coltrane's aunt, grandparents, and father all died within a few months of each other, leaving John to be raised by his mother and a close cousin. In June 1943 he moved to Philadelphia. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945, and played in the Navy jazz band once he was stationed in Hawaii. Coltrane returned to civilian life in 1946 and began jazz theory studies with Philadelphia guitarist and composer Dennis Sandole. Coltrane continued under Sandole's tutelage until the early 1950s.

Originally an altoist, during this time Coltrane also began playing tenor saxophone with the Eddie Vinson Band. Coltrane later referred to this point in his life as a time when "a wider area of listening opened up for me. There were many things that people like Hawk, and Ben, and Tab Smith were doing in the '40s that I didn't understand, but that I felt emotionally."

An important moment in the progression of Coltrane's musical development occurred on June 5, 1945, when he saw Charlie Parker perform for the first time. In a DownBeat article in 1960 he recalled: "the first time I heard Bird play, it hit me right between the eyes." Parker became an early idol, and they played together on occasion in the late 1940s. Contemporary correspondence shows that Coltrane was already known as "Trane" by this point, and that the music from some 1946 recording sessions had impressed Miles Davis.

Coltrane was freelancing in Philadelphia in the summer of 1955 while studying with guitarist Dennis Sandole when he received a call from trumpeter Miles Davis. Davis, whose success during the late forties had been followed by several years of decline in activity and reputation, due in part to his struggles with heroin, was again active, and was about to form a quintet. Coltrane was with this edition of the Davis band from October 1955 through April 1957, a period during which Davis released several influential recordings which revealed the first signs of Coltrane's growing ability.

This First Quintet, represented by two marathon recording sessions for Prestige in 1956 that resulted in the albums Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’ and Steamin’, disbanded in mid April due partly to Coltrane's heroin addiction.

During the later part of 1957 Coltrane worked with Thelonius Monk at New York’s Five Spot, a legendary jazz club, and played in Monk's quartet (July–December 1957), but owing to contractual conflicts took part in only one official studio recording session with this group. A private recording made by Juanita Naima Coltrane of a 1958 reunion of the group was issued by Blue Note Records in 1993 as Live at the Five Spot-Discovery!.

More significantly, a high-quality tape of a concert given by this quartet in November 1957 surfaced, and in 2005 Blue Note made it available on CD and LP. Recorded by Voice of America, the performances confirm the group's reputation, and the resulting album, Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, is widely acclaimed. Blue Train, Coltrane's sole date as leader for Blue Note, featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan, bassist Paul Chambers, and trombonist Curtis Fuller, is often considered his best album from this period. Four of its five tracks are original Coltrane compositions, and the title track, "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird", have become standards. Both tunes employed the first examples of his chord substitution cycles known as Coltrane changes.

Coltrane rejoined Davis in January 1958. In October of that year, jazz critic Ira Gitler coined the term "sheets of sound" to describe the style Coltrane developed during his stint with Monk and was perfecting in Davis' group, now a sextet. His playing was compressed, with rapid runs cascading in hundreds of notes per minute. He stayed with Davis until April 1960, working with alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley; pianists Red Garland, Bill Evans, and Wynton Kelly; bassist Paul Chambers; and drummers Philly Joe Jones and Jimmy Cobb. During this time he participated in the Davis sessions Milestones and Kind of Blue, and the live recordings Miles & Monk at Newport and Jazz at the Plaza.

At the end of this period Coltrane recorded his first album for Atlantic Records, Giant Steps, made up exclusively of his own compositions. The album's title track is generally considered to have the most complex and difficult chord progression of any widely-played jazz composition. Giant Steps utilizes Coltrane changes. His development of these altered chord progression cycles led to further experimentation with improvised melody and harmony that he would continue throughout his career.

Coltrane formed his first group, a quartet, in 1960 for an appearance at the Jazz Gallery in New York City. After moving through different personnel including Steve Kuhn, Pete La Roca, and Billy Higgins, the lineup stabilized in the fall with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Steve Davis, and drummer Elvin Jones. Tyner, from Philadelphia, had been a friend of Coltrane's for some years and the two men long had an understanding that the pianist would join Coltrane when Tyner felt ready for the exposure of regularly working with him. Also recorded in the same sessions were the later released albums Coltrane’s Sound and Coltrane Plays the Blues. Still with Atlantic Records, for whom he had recorded Giant Steps, his first record with his new group was also his debut playing the soprano saxophone, the hugely successful My Favorite Things.

Around the end of his tenure with Davis, Coltrane had begun playing soprano, an unconventional move considering the instrument's near obsolescence in jazz at the time. His interest in the straight saxophone most likely arose from his admiration for Sidney Bechet and the work of his contemporary, Steve Lacy, even though Miles Davis claimed to have given Coltrane his first soprano saxophone. The new soprano sound was coupled with further exploration. For example, on the Gershwin tune "But Not for Me", Coltrane employs the kinds of restless harmonic movement (Coltrane changes) used on Giant Steps (movement in major thirds rather than conventional perfect fourths) over the A sections instead of a conventional turnaround progression. Several other tracks recorded in the session utilized this harmonic device, including "26–2", "Satellite", "Body and Soul", and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes".

In May 1961, Coltrane's contract with Atlantic was bought out by the newly formed Impulse! Record label. An advantage to Coltrane recording with Impulse! was that it would enable him to work again with engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who had taped both his and Davis's Prestige sessions, as well as Blue Train. It was at Van Gelder's new studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey that Coltrane would record most of his records for the label.

By early 1961, bassist Davis had been replaced by Reggie Workman while Eric Dolphy joined the group as a second horn around the same time. The quintet had a celebrated (and extensively recorded) residency in November 1961 at the Village Vanguard, which demonstrated Coltrane's new direction. It featured the most experimental music he had played up to this point, influenced by Indian ragas, the recent developments in modal jazz, and the burgeoning free jazz movement. John Gilmore, a longtime saxophonist with musician Sun Ra, was particularly influential; after hearing a Gilmore performance, Coltrane is reported to have said "He's got it! Gilmore's got the concept!" The most celebrated of the Vanguard tunes, the 15-minute blues, "Chasin' the 'Trane", was strongly inspired by Gilmore's music.

During this period, critics were fiercely divided in their estimation of Coltrane, who had radically altered his style. Audiences, too, were perplexed; in France he was famously booed during his final tour with Davis. In 1961, DownBeat magazine indicted Coltrane, along with Eric Dolphy, as players of "Anti-Jazz" in an article that bewildered and upset the musicians. Coltrane admitted some of his early solos were based mostly on technical ideas. Furthermore, Dolphy's angular, voice-like playing earned him a reputation as a figurehead of the "New Thing" (also known as "Free Jazz" and "Avant-Garde") movement led by Ornette Coleman, which was also denigrated by some jazz musicians (including Miles Davis) and critics. But as Coltrane's style further developed, he was determined to make each performance "a whole expression of one's being". In 1962, Dolphy departed and Jimmy Garrison replaced Workman as bassist. From then on, the "Classic Quartet", as it came to be known, with Tyner, Garrison, and Jones, produced searching, spiritually driven work. Coltrane was moving toward a more harmonically static style that allowed him to expand his improvisations rhythmically and melodically.

Harmonically complex music was still present, but on stage Coltrane heavily favoured continually reworking his "standards": "Impressions", "My Favorite Things", and "I Want to Talk About You".

The criticism of the quintet with Dolphy may have had an impact on Coltrane. In contrast to the radicalism of Trane's 1961 recordings at the Village Vanguard, his studio albums in 1962 and 1963 were much more conservative and accessible.

He recorded an album of ballads and participated in collaborations with Duke Ellington on the album Duke Ellington and John Coltrane and with deep-voiced ballad singer Johnny Hartman on an eponymous co-credited album. The album Ballads is emblematic of Coltrane's versatility, as the quartet shed new light on old-fashioned standards such as "It's Easy to Remember".

The Classic Quartet produced their most famous record, A Love Supreme, in December 1964. It is reported that Coltrane, who struggled with repeated drug addiction, derived inspiration for A Love Supreme through a near overdose in 1957 which galvanized him to spirituality. A culmination of much of Coltrane's work up to this point, this four-part suite is an ode to his faith in and love for God. These spiritual concerns would characterize much of Coltrane's composing and playing from this point onwards, as can be seen from album titles such as Ascension, Om and Meditations.

The album is a four-part suite, broken up into tracks: "Acknowledgement" (which contains the mantra that gave the suite its name), "Resolution", "Pursuance", and "Psalm." It is intended to be a spiritual album, broadly representative of a personal struggle for purity, and expresses the artist's deep gratitude as he admits to his talent and instrument as being owned not by him but by a spiritual higher power.

The album begins with the bang of a gong (tam-tam), followed by cymbal washes. Jimmy Garrison follows on bass with the four-note motif which structures the entire movement. Coltrane's solo follows. Besides soloing upon variations of the motif, at one point Coltrane repeats the four notes over and over in different modulations. After many repetitions, the motif becomes the vocal chant "A Love Supreme", sung by Coltrane (accompanying himself via overdubs).

A Love Supreme is often listed amongst the greatest jazz albums of all time. It was also quite popular for a jazz album, selling about 500,000 copies by 1970, far exceeding Coltrane's typical Impulse! sales of around 30,000. As further testimony to the recording's historic significance, the manuscript for the album is one of the National Museum of American History's "Treasures of American History", part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. In 2003, the album was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The publication called it a "legendary album-long hymn of praise" and stated "The indelible four-note theme of the first movement, 'Acknowledgment,' is the humble foundation of the suite. But Coltrane's majestic, often violent blowing (famously described as 'sheets of sound') is never self-aggrandizing. Aloft with his classic quartet..., Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You can't help but go with him." The album's influence has been extensive and diverse. Musicians ranging from tenor Joshua Redman to the rockstar Bono of U2 have singled out the influence of the album on their own work. Guitarists John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana have each credited the album as one of their greatest early influences. The quartet only played A Love Supreme live once—in July 1965 at a concert in Antibes, France. By then, Coltrane's music had grown even more adventurous, and the performance provides an interesting contrast to the original. As Coltrane's interest in jazz became increasingly experimental, he added Pharoah Sanders to his ensemble. In his late period, Coltrane showed an increasing interest in avant-garde jazz, purveyed by Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra and others. In developing his late style, Coltrane was especially influenced by the dissonance of Ayler's trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray, a rhythm section honed with Cecil Taylor as leader. Coltrane championed many younger free jazz musicians, (notably Archie Shepp), and under his influence Impulse! became a leading free jazz record label. After A Love Supreme was recorded, Ayler's apocalyptic style became more prominent in Coltrane's music. A series of recordings with the Classic Quartet in the first half of 1965 show Coltrane's playing becoming increasingly abstract, with greater incorporation of devices like multiphonics, utilization of overtones, and playing in the altissimo register, as well as a mutated return to Coltrane's sheets of sound. In the studio, he all but abandoned his soprano to concentrate on the tenor saxophone. In addition, the quartet responded to the leader by playing with increasing freedom.

Coltrane died from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital on Long Island on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40. His funeral was held at St. Peters Lutheran Church in New York City. The Albert Ayler Quartet and The Ornette Coleman Quartet respectively opened and closed the service. He is buried at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. His death surprised many in the musical community who were not aware of his condition. Miles Davis commented: "Coltrane's death shocked everyone, took everyone by surprise. I knew he hadn't looked too good... But I didn't know he was that sick – or even sick at all."

Bringing it back to the final movement of “A love supreme”, the Psalm, Coltrane performs what he calls a "musical narration" (Lewis Porter describes it as a "wordless 'recitation'") of a devotional poem he included in the liner notes. That is, Coltrane "plays" the words of the poem on saxophone, but does not actually speak them. Some scholars have suggested that this performance is a homage to the sermons of African-American preachers. The poem (and, in his own way, Coltrane's solo) ends with the cry "Elation. Elegance. Exaltation. All from God. Thank you God. Amen."


24 April 2013

Thursday, May 16th 11am-11pm

We are delighted to have with us David Williamson, Linn Senior Product Design Engineer and designer of the new LINN KANDID moving coil cartridge.

David will be available throughout the day to discuss the design process and implementation of the new Linn KANDID moving coil cartridge.

Be sure to book a time to listen to David and listen with this new and amazing cartridge.

We will be running A/B demonstrations of KANDID and AKIVA with two identical reference Linn LP12 turntables with Radikal/Urika/Ekos SE.

Email or call us with your preferred time to attend and to register for the KANDID SEMINAR:

0161 766 4837

Kind regards,

Brian & Trevor

Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall Presents Coltrane, House of Linn, April 25th from 8pm

18 April 2013
<b>Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall Presents Coltrane, House of Linn, April 25th from 8pm</b>

We are thrilled to have Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall, the UK's leading exponent of John Coltrane's music, as our special guest speaker to present and discuss the life and music of John Coltrane.

Aptly hailed by Gilles Peterson as “one of the best musicians in the UK” saxophonist Nat Birchall remains one of the UK’s hidden jazz treasures.

Playing tenor and soprano saxophones, he is a band leader, composer and arranger ( and occasional DJ ) who has grabbed listeners attention with his soulful sound and inspirational spiritual music.

Nat speaks with authority as a musician and lecturer about his love of Jazz.

Nat will also be bringing along some of his favourite jazz and roots recordings for the evening, so please join us for a special night of fine music, wine and relaxation.

We will be listening to one of the greatest albums of modern jazz - A Love Supreme in Studio Master – the highest download quality – and on Vinyl with the new Linn reference KANDID moving coil cartridge - you will hear every detail of the music exactly as it sounded in 1964.

We also have John Coltrane analogue recordings to listen to from our large vinyl collection.

Be the first to listen with the new Linn Akubarik Loudspeaker at Linn Lounge at House of Linn on April 25th from 8pm.

House of Linn will host the first UK retail presentation of this exciting new loudspeaker.

Come along to this House of Linn evening of fine music and refreshments and relax, listen and enjoy the best sound in our large music lounge.

RSVP by phone or email to reserve your place at this special House of Linn Lounge event.

We hope to see you for an eventful evening!

Kind regards,

Brian & Trevor

0161 766 4837


03 April 2013

Welcome to our Spring 2013 update. We have two events this month detailed below. Our extensive listening with the KANDID takes the LP12 and Ekos SE to even greater heights, as familiar and favourite recordings now reveal, for the first time, new levels of detail, clarity, real dynamics and music that gets closest to the recording and studio experience than ever before.

Our two events this month will of course feature KANDID in the playback process and we anticipate a special guest speaker for our music presentation at our House of Linn Lounge Coltrane event on April 25th. See below for more information.

Email or call to register for both of these events.

The new Linn KANDID Moving Coil Cartridge

03 April 2013
<b>The new Linn KANDID Moving Coil Cartridge</b>

We will be running LP12 Kliniks on the following days and times:

Wednesday April 10: 11am - 8pm

Thursday April 11: 11am - 8pm

Friday April 12: 11am - 8pm

Saturday April 13th: 11am - 6pm.

You are welcome to bring your LP12 to the Klinik for a performance upgrade and to listen to our two reference LP12s one with the new Linn KANDID and the other with the Linn Akiva. Of course, we have already started taking orders for the new KANDID.

Please RSVP by phone or email stating your preferred day and time (other times by appointment):

John Coltrane, Thursday April 25th from 8pm

03 April 2013
<b>John Coltrane, Thursday April 25th from 8pm</b>

We will be listening to one of the greatest albums of modern Jazz - A Love Supreme. With feverish solos and free rhythms, this recording elevated Jazz to a new level of spiritual exploration. Get ready to be taken on a musical journey of faith, love and devotion.

To be KANDID...

03 April 2013
<b>To be KANDID...</b>

Played on a Linn system in Studio Master – the highest download quality – and on Vinyl for greatest analogue reproduction with the new Linn reference KANDID moving coil cartridge - you will hear every detail of the music exactly as it sounded in 1964. Please RSVP by phone or email stating your preferred day and time (other times by appointment):

We hope to see you for an eventful and hopefully surprising evening!

Best regards

Brian & Trevor

Linn Lounge at House of Linn Presents The Rolling Stones Studio Master Recordings January 31st 2013.

02 February 2013
<b>Linn Lounge at House of Linn Presents The Rolling Stones Studio Master Recordings January 31st 2013.</b>

We kicked-off the New Year with A Bigger Bang, with Linn Lounge at House of Linn presenting The Rolling Stones GRRR! Studio Master Recordings.

What better system to use for Linn Studio Master Recordings at House of Linn other than the Linn Klimax Aktiv 350 Loudspeaker System with Klimax DS Digital Streaming Source with Klimax Kontrol pre-amplification for pure reference level reproduction of music in the home? (See photo).

With 50 spectacular tracks, GRRR! tells the Stones ongoing story from their first single "Come-On" to their latest releases "Doom and Gloom" and "One Last Shot" - each track exactly as it was recorded.

Read the full Linn presentation below.

02 February 2013

A Grrrreat way to start the New Year!, and one of our busiest events to date. Our large listening room was almost full to capacity, as Brian and Trevor warmly welcomed clients and new faces to House of Linn. George Clegg from Linn presented an enjoyable history of the Rolling Stones (read below), punctuated with extensive track listening. Tracks were chosen from the Stones’ amazing 50 year repertoire, represented by the 50 track Studio Master version of GRRR!

02 February 2013

We continued our Stones night in the first floor Cinema Lounge with the Linn KIKO system and viewing on the large screen with the Martin Scorsese Rolling Stones movie - Shine A Light, showing the Stones performances at their best - LIVE!.

Linn Presentation: Linn Lounge Presents... The Rolling Stones

02 February 2013
<b>Linn Presentation: Linn Lounge Presents... The Rolling Stones</b>

Welcome to Linn Lounge presents… ‘The Rolling Stones’ Tonight’s album, ‘GRRR!’ tells the fascinating ongoing story of the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World. It features re-masters of some of the ‘Stones’ iconic recordings. It also contains 2 brand new tracks which constitute the first time Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have all been together in the recording studio since 2005.

This album will be played in Studio Master - the highest quality download available anywhere, letting you hear the recording exactly as it left the studio.

So sit back, relax and enjoy as you embark on a voyage through tonight’s musical journey.

It all started with Muddy Waters.

A chance meeting between 2 old friends at Dartford railway station marked the beginning of 50 years of rock and roll. In the early 1950s, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were childhood friends and classmates at Wentworth Primary School in Kent until their families moved apart. In 1960, the pair met again on their way to college at Dartford railway station. The Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records that Jagger carried revealed a mutual interest. They began forming a band with Dick Taylor and Brian Jones from Blues Incorporated. This band also contained two other future members of the Rolling Stones: Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts.

So how did the name come about?

Well according to Richards, Jones christened the band during a phone call to Jazz News. When asked for a band name Jones saw a Muddy Waters LP lying on the floor and read out one of the names of the tracks, "Rollin' Stone" On 12 July 1962 the band played their first gig at the Marquee Club billed as "the Rollin' Stones". The line-up was Jagger, Richards and Jones, along with Stewart on piano, and Taylor on bass. Jones and Stewart intended to play Chicago blues, but agreed to play Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley songs preferred by Jagger and Richards. Bassist Bill Wyman joined in December 1962 and drummer Charlie Watts the following January 1963 to form the band's long-standing rhythm section.

Andrew Loog Oldham, a former publicist of the Beatles, became the band's manager, at the age of nineteen. Stewart didn’t fit Oldham's mould of "pretty, thin, long-haired boys," and was removed from the line-up in May 1963 to become road manager and occasional pianist for the band. Oldham and Easton negotiated with Decca Records - which had regretted passing on the Beatles. They secured an advantageous recording and production contract where they got three times the typical royalty rate for a new act, full artistic control of recordings, and ownership of the recording masters. The Decca deal also let Oldham use non-Decca recording studios, with Regent Sound Studios, a mono facility decorated by egg boxes on the ceiling for sound treatment, becoming the preferred facility. The low cost of using Regent let the band record for extended periods, instead of booking the usual three hour blocks prevalent at the time, a practice the band continued to follow the rest of their career.

A cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" was the Rolling Stones' first single, released on 7 June 1963.

Jagger and Richards began to co-write songs, but songwriting developed slowly with most songs on the band's first album The Rolling Stones remaining covers. Only one Jagger/Richards original – "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)" – and two numbers credited to the group made it to the album.

The Rolling Stones' first US tour, in June 1964, was, in Bill Wyman's words, "a disaster." "When we arrived, we didn't have a hit record [there] or anything going for us." When the band appeared on Dean Martin's TV variety show The Hollywood Palace, Martin mocked both their hair and their performance. During the tour they recorded for two days at Chess Studios in Chicago, meeting many of their most important influences, including Muddy Waters. These sessions included what would become the Rolling Stones' first number 1 hit in the UK: their cover of Bobby and Shirley Womack's "It's All Over Now".

The first Jagger/Richards composition to reach number 1 on the UK singles charts was "The Last Time" (released in February 1965). It was also later identified by Richards as "the bridge into thinking about writing for the Stones. It gave us a level of confidence; a pathway of how to do it."

Richards noted that this was also inspired by their black American music influences, however instead of blues, this time it was gospel music from The Staple Singers Their first international number-1 hit was "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", recorded in May 1965 during the band's third North American tour.

Richards recorded the rough version of the riff in a hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to it in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and then him snoring for the next forty minutes. The Rolling Stones first recorded the track on 10 May 1965 at Chess Studios in Chicago – a version featuring Brian Jones on harmonica. The group re-recorded it two days later at RCA Studios in Hollywood, with a different beat and the Gibson Maestro fuzzbox adding sustain to the sound of the guitar riff.

Richards intended redoing the track later with a horn section playing the riff: "this was just a little sketch, because, to my mind, the fuzz tone was really there to denote what the horns would be doing." The other Rolling Stones, as well as manager Andrew Loog Oldham and sound engineer Dave Hassinger eventually outvoted Richards and the track was selected for release as a single. The song's success boosted sales of the Gibson fuzzbox so that the entire available stock sold out by the end of 1965. Their second international number-1 single, "Get Off of My Cloud" was released in the autumn of 1965.

The Album Aftermath, released in the late spring of 1966, was the first Rolling Stones album to be composed entirely of Jagger/Richards songs. On this album Jones' contributions expanded beyond guitar and harmonica. To the Middle Eastern-influenced "Paint It, Black" he added sitar, to the ballad "Lady Jane" he added dulcimer, and to "Under My Thumb" he added marimbas. Aftermath was also notable for the almost 12-minute long "Goin' Home", the first extended jam on a top-selling rock & roll album.

The Stones' success on the British and American singles charts peaked during 1966. "19th Nervous Breakdown" was followed by their first trans-Atlantic number-1 hit "Paint It, Black" (May 1966).

January 1967 saw the release of Between the Buttons (UK number 3; US 2); the album was Andrew Oldham's last venture as the Rolling Stones' producer.

Jagger, Richards and Jones began to be hounded by authorities over their recreational drug use in early 1967, after The News of the World ran a three-part feature entitled "Pop Stars and Drugs: Facts That Will Shock You". In February Sussex police were tipped off by the News of the World and raided a party at Keith Richards' home, Redlands. No arrests were made at the time but Jagger, Richards and their friend Robert Fraser (an art dealer) were subsequently charged with drugs offences.

In March, while awaiting the consequences of the police raid, Jagger, Richards and Jones took a short trip to Morocco, accompanied by Marianne Faithfull, Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg and other friends. During this trip the stormy relations between Jones and Pallenberg deteriorated to the point that Pallenberg left Morocco with Richards. Richards said later: "That was the final nail in the coffin with me and Brian. He'd never forgive me for that and I don't blame him, but hell, shit happens." Richards and Pallenberg would remain a couple for twelve years. Despite these complications, the Rolling Stones toured Europe in March and April 1967.

On 10 May 1967—the same day Jagger, Richards and Fraser were called in connection with the Redlands charges—Brian Jones' house was raided by police and he was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis. Three out of five Rolling Stones now faced drug charges. Jagger and Richards were tried at the end of June. On 31 July Jagger was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for possession of four amphetamine tablets; Richards was found guilty of allowing cannabis to be smoked on his property and sentenced to one year in prison. Both Jagger and Richards were imprisoned at that point, but were released on bail the next day pending appeal.

While awaiting the appeal hearings, the band recorded a new single, "We Love You", as a thank-you for the loyalty shown by their fans. It began with the sound of prison doors closing. December 1967 also saw the release of Their Satanic Majesties Request (UK number 3; US 2), released shortly after The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Satanic Majesties had been recorded in difficult circumstances while Jagger, Richards and Jones were dealing with their court cases and the band parted ways with producer Andrew Oldham during the sessions. The band spent the first few months of 1968 working on material for their next album. Those sessions resulted in the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash", released as a single in May. The song and the subsequent album, Beggars Banquet (UK number 3; US 5), an eclectic mix of country and blues-inspired tunes, marked the band's return to their roots, and the beginning of their collaboration with producer Jimmy Miller.

So who was Jack? Apparently Richards and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: "Oh, that's Jack – that's jumpin' Jack.

On getting back to their roots, Richards said, "There is a change between material on Satanic Majesties and Beggars Banquet. I'd grown sick to death of the whole Maharishi guru shit and the beads and bells.“ By the release of Beggars Banquet, Brian Jones was increasingly troubled and was only sporadically contributing to the band. Jagger said that Jones was "not psychologically suited to this way of life". His drug use had become a hindrance. Richards reported that, in a June meeting with Jagger, Richards, and Watts at Jones' house, Jones admitted that he was unable to "go on the road again". Richards said all agreed to let Jones leave the band. On 3 July 1969, less than a month later, Jones drowned in the swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm home in Hartfield, East Sussex.

The next single to be released was Honky Tonk Woman Inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying on holiday in Matão, São Paulo, the song was originally released as an acoustic country song called Country Honk. The song was then transformed into the familiar electric, riff-based hit single later that year. Their last album of the sixties, Let It Bleed featured "Gimmie Shelter". Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Gimme Shelter" was created from the combined efforts of the singer and the guitarist. Commenting about the time of writing, "Well, it's a very rough, very violent era. The Vietnam War. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense..." On the song itself, he concluded, "It's a kind of end-of-the-world song, really. It's apocalypse; the whole record's like that." A higher-pitched second vocal track is sung by the guest vocalist Merry Clayton. Jagger said that, “The use of the female voice was the producer's idea. It would be one of those moments along the lines of 'I hear a girl on this track - get one on the phone.' "Clayton gives her solo performance after a solo performed by Richards, repeatedly singing "Rape, murder; It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away," and finally screaming the final stanza. Clayton's voice cracks twice from the strain of her powerful singing; once during the second refrain, on the word "shot" from the last line, and then again during the first line of the third and final refrain, on the word "murder", after which Jagger can be heard saying "Whoo!" in response to Clayton's emotional delivery. She and Jagger finish the song with the line, "Love, sister, it's just a kiss away." To date it remains one of the most prominent contributions to a Rolling Stones track by a female vocalist.

In 1970 the band's contracts with both Allen Klein and Decca Records ended, and amid contractual disputes with Klein, they formed their own record company, Rolling Stones Records. Sticky Fingers, released in March 1971, the band's first album on their own label, featured an elaborate cover design by Andy Warhol.

The album contains one of their best known hits, "Brown Sugar". It was recorded at Alabama's Muscle Shoals Sound Studio during the 1969 American tour. The album continued the band's immersion into heavily blues-influenced compositions.

The song, with its prominent blues-rock riffs, dual horn/guitar instrumental break, and danceable rock rhythms, is representative of the Stones' definitive middle period and the tough, bluesy hard-rock most often associated with the group. Jagger says, "The lyric was all to do with the dual combination of drugs and girls. This song was a very instant thing, a definite high point."

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Rolling Stones left England after receiving financial advice. They moved to the South of France, where Richards rented a Villa and sublet rooms to band members and entourage. Using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, they held recording sessions in the basement and completed the resulting tracks at Sunset Studios in Los Angeles. The resulting double album, Exile on Main St. (UK number 1; US 1), was released in May 1972.

Bassist Bill Wyman recalls the band working all night, every night, from eight in the evening until three the following morning for the rest of the month. Wyman said of that period, "Not everyone turned up every night. This was, for me, one of the major frustrations of this whole period. At the villa things were very different and it took me a while to understand why." By this time Richards had begun a daily habit of using heroin. Thousands of dollars of heroin flowed through the mansion each week in addition to a contingent of visitors that included William S. Burroughs, Terry Southern, Gram Parsons and Marshall Chess The release of Exile on Main St. met with mixed reviews, but it is now generally regarded as the band's best album.[1] In 1987, as part of their 20th anniversary, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it third on the 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years.

In November 1972, the band began sessions in Kingston, Jamaica, for their follow-up to Exile, Goats Head Soup (UK 1; US 1) (1973). The album spawned the worldwide hit "Angie", but proved the first in a string of commercially successful but tepidly received studio albums.

The band went to Musicland studios in Munich to record their next album, 1974's It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (UK 2; US 1), but Jimmy Miller, who had drug abuse issues, was no longer producer. Instead, Jagger and Richards assumed production duties. Both the album and the single of the same name were hits.

Near the end of 1974, Taylor began to lose patience. The band's situation made normal functioning complicated, with band members living in different countries and legal barriers restricting where they could tour. In addition, drug use was affecting Richards' creativity and productivity, and Taylor felt some of his own creative contributions were going unrecognised.[91] At the end of 1974, with a recording session already booked in Munich to record another album, Taylor quit the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones used the recording sessions in Munich to audition replacements for Taylor. Guitarists as stylistically disparate as Humble Pie's lead guitarist Peter Frampton and ex-Yardbirds virtuoso Jeff Beck were auditioned. Shuggie Otis also dropped by the Munich sessions. American session players Wayne Perkins and Harvey Mandel also appeared on much of the next album, Black and Blue (UK 2; US 1) (1976). Yet Richards and Jagger also wanted the Rolling Stones to remain purely a British band. When Ronnie Wood auditioned, everyone agreed that he was the right choice. Wood had already recorded and played live with Richards, and had contributed to the recording and writing of the track "It's Only Rock 'n Roll". He had earlier declined Jagger's offer to join the Stones, because of his ties to The Faces, saying "that's what's really important to me".

Wood committed to the Rolling Stones in 1975 for their upcoming Tour of the Americas. He officially joined the band the following year, as the Faces dissolved. Unlike the other band members, however, Wood was a salaried employee and remained so until Wyman's departure nearly two decades later, when Wood finally became a full member of the Rolling Stones' partnership.

Although the Rolling Stones remained popular through the first half of the 1970s, music critics had grown increasingly dismissive of the band's output, and record sales failed to meet expectations. By the late 70s, after punk rock became influential, many criticised the Rolling Stones as decadent, ageing millionaires and their music as stagnant or irrelevant.

This changed in 1978, after the band released Some Girls (UK No. 2; US No. 1), which included the hit single "Miss You", the country ballad "Far Away Eyes", "Beast of Burden", and "Shattered". In part as a response to punk, many songs were fast, basic, guitar-driven rock and roll, and the album's success re-established the Rolling Stones' immense popularity among young people.

So is Miss You a Disco Track?

Jagger and Ronnie Wood insist that "Miss You" wasn't conceived as a disco song, while Richards said, "...'Miss You' was a damn good disco record; it was calculated to be one." Charlie Watts said, "A lot of those songs like 'Miss You' on 'Some Girls'... were heavily influenced by going to the discos. You can decide for yourself.

Following the success of Some Girls, the band released their next album Emotional Rescue in mid-1980. The recording of the album was reportedly plagued by turmoil, with Jagger and Richards' relationship reaching a new low. In early 1981, the group reconvened and decided to tour the US that year, leaving little time to write and record a new album, as well as rehearse for the tour. That year's resulting album, Tattoo You (UK 2; US 1), featured a number of outtakes, including lead single "Start Me Up".

"Start Me Up" was first recorded during the 1975 sessions for the Rolling Stones' 1976 album Black and Blue. The song was at first cut as a reggae-rock track, but after dozens of takes the band stopped recording it and it was shelved. The band would again try to re-record "Start Me Up" during the 1978 Some Girls and the 1979 Emotional Rescue sessions under the working titles "Never Stop" and "Start It Up" respectively. These recordings would feature a more apparent rock sound, stripped of the earlier reggae influences.

By the end of 1982, the band had signed a new four-album 28 million dollar recording deal with a new label, CBS Records. Before leaving Atlantic, the Rolling Stones released the album Undercover in late 1983. Despite good reviews and the Top Ten peak position of the title track, the record sold below expectations and there was no tour to support it. Subsequently the Stones' new marketer CBS Records took over distributing the Stones' Atlantic catalogue.

By this time, and the release of the album Dirty Work, the Jagger/Richards split was growing and both Jagger and Richards started to embark on solo work. Richards has referred to this period in his relations with Jagger as "World War III". As a result of animosity within the band during this period, they almost broke up. By 1989, Jagger and Richards set aside animosities and went to work on a new Rolling Stones album that would be called Steel Wheels (UK 2; US 3).

Heralded as a return to form, it included the singles "Mixed Emotions" (US No. 5), "Rock and a Hard Place" (US No. 23) and "Almost Hear You Sigh After years of deliberation, Bill Wyman left the band, although his retirement was not made official until January 1993. The band then took a break with Keith, Ronnie, Mick and Chralie all releasing solo albums. In 1994, Darryl Jones, former sideman of Miles Davis and Sting, was chosen as Wyman's replacement for the album Voodoo Lounge (UK 1; US 2). It would go on to win the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

The Rolling Stones ended the 1990s with the album Bridges to Babylon (UK 6; US 3), released in 1997 to mixed reviews. The video of the single "Anybody Seen My Baby?" featured Angelina Jolie as guest and met steady rotation on both MTV and VH1.

On 26 July 2005, Jagger's birthday, the band announced the name of their new album, A Bigger Bang (UK 2; US 3), their first album in almost eight years. A Bigger Bang was released on 6 September to strong reviews, including a glowing write-up in Rolling Stone magazine.The single "Streets of Love" reached the Top 15 in UK and Europe.

In the summer of this year the rolling stones celebrated 50 years. In September, the Rolling Stones announced that a new compilation album, GRRR!, was to be released on the 12 November. This album includes two new tracks, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot", which were recorded in Paris at the end of August.

In fact it’s Mick that plays the opening riff, not Richards. Richards commented on Jagger being the driving force behind the song and Jagger playing the opening riff: "I don't give a damn. He'd never have learned how to play that without me teaching him how to do it."

Thank you for coming along tonight.

Linn Lounge Presents...George Harrison at House of Linn, November 22nd from 8pm

05 November 2012
<b>Linn Lounge Presents...George Harrison at House of Linn, November 22nd from 8pm</b>

Join us at House of Linn in Manchester, Thursday November 22nd from 8pm for Linn Lounge presents at House of Linn…George Harrison.

Let us take you on a musical journey through the life, loves and inspirations of this talented Beatle.

This is the first in a series of Linn Lounge House of Linn.

We will be listening to insightful and previously unreleased recording from Early Takes Volume 1.

Offering a unique collection of previously unreleased tracks, Early Takes Volume 1 will be played in Studio Master - the highest quality download, letting you hear each track exactly as it was recorded.

Linn staff will be on hand to answer any questions while we keep you refreshed with snacks and drinks.

Also listen to some of your favourite music on the various Linn systems at House of Linn.

Whether it's a Studio Master, a CD rip, tracks from Spotify, or even a movie, Linn systems get the best sound from anything you listen to at home.

Linn Lounge House of Linn gives you the chance to hear the great sound of some iconic artists on the Linn systems at House of Linn, while discovering more about their motivations and creative influences.

To register for this event, please RSVP by phone or email by November 19th.

We look forward to seeing you for an enjoyable evening of music in the comfortable rooms at House of Linn.

Best regards,

Brian and Trevor

0161 766 4837

KIKO - JULY 20 - 23 and on-going by appointment

17 July 2012
<b>KIKO - JULY 20 - 23 and on-going by appointment</b>

Available for demonstration now at House of Linn.

Kiko is a new music system from Linn which comprises a Kiko DSM network music player with integrated pre- and power amplification, and fully Aktiv 2-way Kiko speakers.

Featuring a built-in digital cross-over, Kiko ships as fully Aktiv ‘out-of-the-box’, giving you a simple system that is already optimised for great performance.

With 7 inputs – including 3 HDMI – Kiko has all the inputs needed to connect the modern home: HD TV, Blu-Ray player, PlayStation, Xbox, Wii…and with the Songcast app enabling any network source, Kiko can play and share any computer-based audio too.

Designed to complement any room, Kiko is available in 6 contemporary colours (White, Light Blue, Silver, Champagne, Dark Blue, Black) and can be positioned horizontally or vertically, with the option of wall-mounting the speakers.

Kiko is also great for multiroom, making a perfect 2nd, 3rd or even 4th room solution for music all around the home using the same music library and controllers.

Revive Your Vinyl and Get Into The Groove. House of Linn, Manchester. June 5 - 9 2012

12 May 2012

Reflecting the resurgence of vinyl playback and with even more Linn Sondek LP12 turntables brought to House of Linn in recent months for servicing and upgrades, our special LP12 clinics provide a great opportunity to see and hear just what is possible from the beautiful vinyl format.

There has never been a better time to get your LP12 in tip-top shape at House of Linn, so bring your LP12 for us to inspect and assess.

Due to Linn Forum interest during recent months about third-party top plate for the LP12 turntable, we will also run comparative tune dems between two current spec Linn LP12s, each with identical Linn power supplies, identical Linn sub-chassis, identical Linn tonearms, and identical Linn cartridges, each deck supported by Trampolin 2 on Quadraspire Bamboo support furniture with Quadraspire QX7 floor spike isolation. One LP12 turntable will have the standard Linn top plate, the other LP12 will be fitted with the Tiger Paw Khan top plate, so come along and listen, and decide for yourself which LP12 is more musically involving.

With thousands of vinyl records to choose from at House of Linn, you are also invited to bring along your own vinyl and just listen with our Linn Majik Aktiv system driving Majik Isobarik Loudspeakers installed in the large Studio 1 demonstration room.

We are also running Passive and Aktiv upgrade demonstrations during the event and demonstrating the full range of Linn DS and DSM players throughout the house.

Great Teas, Green Tea, Taylors of Harrogate Coffee, Biscuits, Juices etc.

House of Linn is a real house where you discover how good music can sound in your own home.

Register for this event or for your next LP12 service or upgrade, by emailing us at House of Linn and we look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards,

Brian & Trevor

DSMmmmm...Event Saturday February 18th 2012, 10am-6pm

13 January 2012
<b>DSMmmmm...Event Saturday February 18th 2012, 10am-6pm</b>

Come along to House of Linn and experience the simplicity, sophistication and superb sound quality Linn DSM has to offer across the entire Linn DSM range of streaming audio players:

M for Music: from MP3 to Studio Master, DSM Systems are best for music.

M for Movies & TV: connect a Blu-ray player, DVD player, set-top box or TV and hear the difference Linn makes to your viewing pleasure.

M for Multi-source: as well as digital and analogue inputs, the network input lets you experience any computer-based music, wired or wireless, at Linn quality. From iTunes to Spotify, from iPlayer to YouTube, internet radio and streamed concerts; thanks to Songcast, anything you listen to on a PC or Mac can be enjoyed through a DSM System.

M for Mobile: imagine a friend comes to the house and wants to play their music collection from their mobile - they can send music straight from their phone or tablet to the DSM System.

M for Multiroom: because DSM Systems are designed with multiroom in mind, anything that’s playing on a DSM System can be listened to in any other room of the house using Songcast.

M for Multi-user: Linn’s open networked approach means DSM Systems are multi-user systems for the whole household, allowing for shared or separate music libraries, any combination of control interface, and for independent or simultaneous listening throughout the home.

Refreshments served throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you.

To register for this event, email or simply call Brian or Trevor - 0161 766 4837.

Kind regards,

Brian & Trevor

Linn Summer Party September 8-10 2011

25 August 2011

Join us on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September to celebrate all the latest from Linn this Summer!

Come along simply to relax and enjoy some cool Summer sounds and hospitality on us.

Of course, you might also want to discover more about all the latest Linn has to offer.

From hearing the stunning new Majik ISOBARIK loudspeaker to finding out just how much you can benefit from the amazing value +2 Promotion, there will be plenty to talk about!

To register for our Linn Summer Party, email: or telephone: 0161 766 4837

We look forward to seeing you.

Thursday, 8th September, from 10.00 to 22.00

Friday, 9th September, from 10.00 to 18.00

Saturday, 10th September, from 10.00 to 18.00

Best regards,

Brian & Trevor

House of Linn, Manchester

House of Linn Majik Isobarik All Day Event - Tuesday June 28th. 10am – 10pm

<b>House of Linn Majik Isobarik All Day Event - Tuesday June 28th. 10am – 10pm<b/>

We are pleased to invite you to our second all-day event on Tuesday 28 June to celebrate the launch of the new Majik Isobarik Loudspeaker.

We listened for the first time with pre-production Majik Isobariks at House of Linn’s Klimax Road Show in May and we were so impressed with just how much Linn playback has moved on.

This new Majik loudspeaker features Linn’s unique and legendary Isobarik bass system which produces rich, deep bass from a relatively compact cabinet.

Majik Isobarik is the perfect upgrade opportunity for all owners of original Linn loudspeakers - Keilidh, Kaber, Ninka and even Keltik - and of course, the original Isobarik loudspeaker.

We demonstrate all variants of Majik Isobarik at House of Linn including Fully Aktiv for best performance, which will be the presentation format for this event.

In addition, we will be demonstrating Linn's new DS Songcast Multiroom with our five Linn DS rooms and zones each with a Linn DS player and wireless access and control from PC, iPad, iTouch and iPhone.

With Songcast for Linn DS we are instantly able to access Linn multiroom with synchronised music throughout the house. We can show you iPad, iTouch, iPhone & PC control of single room and multiroom music at House of Linn - and in your house!

Linn multiroom has never been easier!!

To register for our Majik Isobarik event, indicating your preferred time, email:

We look forward to seeing you on June 28th.

Best regards,

Brian & Trevor

House of Linn, Manchester

0161 766 4837

Linn Klimax Roadshow - Tuesday, May 17th 2011, All day until 11pm

27 April 2011

Linn Klimax Roadshow - Tuesday, May 17th 2011, All day until 11pm

We are pleased to present the ultimate Linn Aktiv system consisting of the new Klimax DS Player, Klimax Kontrol Pre-amplifier, Klimax Electronic Crossovers, eight new Klimax Solo Power Amplifiers and Klimax 350 Loudspeakers.

Listening sessions run throughout the day on Tuesday May 17th until 11pm, so please contact us to arrange a time to suit.

We will compare the newly upgraded Klimax DS with the previous level of Klimax DS performance and the recently upgraded Akurate DS with the previous level of Akurate DS.

Find out more about our innovative upgrade offers for existing Klimax DS owners, including the innovative Renew DS upgrade package which re-uses your existing Klimax DS audio board to make a second Linn DS player for your home.

We are also able to demonstrate the top of the range LP12 complete with newly dynamiked Radikal Power Supply.

Refreshments served throughout the day.

To reserve your place please contact Brian or Trevor at House of Linn:

Telephone: 0161 766 4837

We look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards

Brian & Trevor

House of Linn, Manchester