Every so often, a new product comes along that redefines expectations and revolutionises standards; forging its own path in the name of innovation and ingenuity. Launched in 2018, and encapsulating Linn core values of modularity and upgradeability, Selekt DSM was developed with the express intent for it to grow into a broad ecosystem of ingenious, modular components.
It is our great pleasure to announce the option of a luxurious, superior-quality enclosure – Selekt DSM: Edition Hub – alongside the very welcome and hotly anticipated arrival of Organik DAC for Selekt, in both stereo and higher-performing, dual-mono variants.
We are also announcing a host of high-performance components that make Selekt DSM the undisputed king of configurability – in a class of its own.
Selekt DSM – the world’s first, fully customisable and future-proof digital source for hi-fi enthusiasts; a high performance offering unlike anything else on the market and the natural successor to the Akurate DSM – contact us to audition Selekt DSM and trade-in Akurate DS and DSM.
Make it your own…Arrange your demonstration with us and we can personalise your Selekt DSM to your exact requirements and provide and install future upgrades whenever you decide to expand Selekt functionality.
Now available in two variants – Selekt Classic Hub and the Higher Performance Selekt Edition Hub.
Selekt DSM is the most configurable digital music player ever.
Selekt DSM is versatile, upgradeable and, crucially, sounds exceptional.
Selekt DSM digital music player was conceived to accommodate Linn’s latest technological advancements — and those of the future — by virtue of its ingenious, modular design.
Whether you’re working your way towards the separates system of your dreams with Selekt DSM as source-only, or the highest-performance all-in-one-box product available with on-board amps, the heart of your home entertainment in partnership with your TV, or you seek a fully integrated 5.1 Surround Sound receiver… whether your wish is to bi-amp, or even tri-amp your loudspeakers from a single, luxurious, silver-anodised or black box – Selekt DSM accomplishes all with alacrity.
A Sound Investment.
Embarking on a journey through the Selekt DSM product ecosystem is a sound investment; one that delivers both musical pleasure and enduring value, today and tomorrow.
Your Selekt DSM can evolve with you as your desires and requirements change.
The Selekt DSM Upgradable Ecosystem:
Selekt Performance Levels.
Audition with us your Selekt enclosure model, your preferred starting performance level, Selekt Classic Hub, or the deluxe, higher-performance Selekt Edition Hub, and then set Selekt DSM to work in your choice of application — all from one box — with the ability to upgrade easily at any time.
The process of making Selekt DSM your own is simple:
Classic Hub, or the deluxe, higher-performance Edition Hub.
Selekt DSM DAC Performance Options.
Audition a choice of the three tiers of digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) performance for your Selekt DSM: whether it be the Standard option, upgrading to high-performance Katalyst, or specifying Linn’s reference-level DAC architecture – Organik.
Standard Linn DAC
The standard option; a stereo DAC module that performs beautifully.
Linn Katalyst DAC
Gain a deeper insight into your music; upgrade to Katalyst for astonishing levels of detail and musicality in all applications.
Linn Organik DAC
Designed without compromise, and engineered entirely in-house, Organik is the culmination of Linn’s over thirty years of digital technology expertise; it is undisputedly the highest-performing DAC architecture to ever bear the Linn name.
Organik is now available for Selekt DSM; in either stereo or, for maximum performance, dual mono. For maximum performance — the highest level of sublime sonic quality achievable from Selekt DSM – Linn has an exceptional, relentlessly optimised, dual-mono Organik DAC configuration available, with Line Out connections to feed your desired external amplification.
Selekt DSM: Edition Hub, featuring stereo Organik DAC, comfortably surpasses the performance benchmark set by previous-generation Klimax DSM with Katalyst. The top-performing, dual mono Organik in Edition Hub raises that bar higher still.
Selekt DSM is configurable to your chosen application, so you can truly make it your own:
Selekt DSM Configuration and Upgrade Options:
Once you’ve chosen your desired DAC performance level, choose the role for Selekt DSM in your home today — with the option to expand and upgrade its capabilities in future:
To replace the nucleus of your hi-fi separates system, Selekt DSM is a superb, high-performance source that will play beautifully with your external amplification.
Source + Integrated Amplifiers
The elegant convenience of a one-box system, Selekt DSM – with the addition of integrated amplifiers — becomes the highest-performing, all-in-one digital source on the market. Just add speakers.
For the hi-fi enthusiast seeking higher performance, your Selekt DSM can be expanded for bi-amping, tri-amping, and can even be Exakt-enabled to drive certain 3rd-party loudspeakers —all from a single box!
Connect to your TV
With its comprehensive array of digital and analogue connectivity, your Selekt DSM will receive, process, and deliver sumptuous sound, no matter the source. Connect to your television via the in-built HDMI ARC socket (or opt for the additional HDMI switching module featuring high-resolution eARC) to render movie, video game, and TV show soundtracks with stunning clarity and power.
For home cinema devotees, Selekt DSM can be configured to form the high-performance heart of your multichannel setup. The addition of both a DSP and HDMI switching module facilitates home theatre output options ranging from 2.1 up to 7.2 Surround Sound – with all the required connectivity for satellite speakers and subwoofers on-board Selekt DSM.
Selekt Classic Hub and Selekt Edition Hub:
Selekt Classic Hub
Classic Hub features powder-coated, folded aluminium casework mounted atop an 8mm-thick, machined-aluminium base. It possesses a tactile central control dial, and an array of six programmable ‘smart’ buttons for convenient, one-touch access to favourite playlists, artists, albums, or inputs. With their intuitive operation, these interfaces encourage physical interaction with your system.
A broad range of connections on Classic Hub’s back panel ensures that it can receive and deliver audio from any source imaginable; with a high-performance, integrated, analogue-to digital conversion stage accepting anything from turntables to CD players, and a host of digital connections allowing connection to video streaming devices, games consoles, and Blu-ray players — ensuring you get tremendous sound quality from anything you connect to your Selekt DSM.
Classic Hub features Linn’s groundbreaking room-correction software – Space Optimisation – as standard. We will configure this for you to ensure that you only hear your system’s true sound and capability, and not the distortions caused by your room’s unique dimensions and construction.
Classic Hub now ships with Linn’s all-new, exceptionally efficient, highly responsive, and precision-regulated power supply design — their best yet – Utopik.
Classic Hub now ships with up to 24bit/384kHz and DSD256 streaming capability.
Selekt Edition Hub
In addition to Classic Hub features, the higher performance Selekt Edition Hub is a superior-quality enclosure, featuring an all-machined construction for improved rigidity, interior isolation, and elevated aesthetic appeal — with sleek sight lines, concealed joins and understated luxury at the fore.
The Edition Hub chassis consists of four plates, rigidly bolted together. The side pieces are flawlessly aligned with the base using pins, with four long bolts subsequently torqued-in for an exceptionally rigid fix, with a pleasing, precision fit and finish.
Providing both requisite heat management and high design appeal, the primary vent of Edition Hub is precision-cut into its aluminium plate lid. The vent itself is evocative of a wave, with each aperture cut at an angle, and only every second one machined all the way through. When viewed from different angles, this wave motif morphs and ripples — with myriad reflections projected from its various finishes and surfaces.
Control Dial: Edition Hub
Edition Hub features a much-improved, eye-catching control dial. Its precision, turned stainless-steel bearing ensures silky, tactile rotation when adjusting volume; and the photoetched steel halo around its edge allows cool, sharp light to emanate from the one hundred individual LEDs beneath.
The dial proudly exhibits Linn’s “Clyde Built” epithet — a reverential nod to their Glasgow home’s industrial river, and the world-leading engineering which has emanated from its shores.
Smart Buttons / Display / Feet
Edition Hub features an array of six, extruded anodised-aluminium ‘smart’ buttons, providing convenient, one-touch access to favourite playlists, artists, albums, or inputs. The buttons’ gratifying actuation encourages haptic interaction with your Selekt DSM.
The all-glass fascia of Edition Hub is composed of mirrored spy glass; with the large-format display concealed behind it displaying crisp, clear information when necessary, and fading to total invisibility when not.
Selekt DSM: Edition Hub possesses three stainless-steel feet, each impressed with a silicon ‘O’-ring which aids in decoupling from the surface on which they sit.
Upon approach, an array of sensors rouses Selekt DSM: Edition Hub from its unobtrusive sleep; illuminating functional information through its mirrored glass fascia as one reaches for the gently glowing dial.
Edition Hub Additional Features.
A broad range of connections on Edition Hub’s back panel ensures that it can receive, process and expertly deliver audio from any source imaginable; with a high-performance, integrated, analogue-to-digital conversion stage accepting anything from turntables to CD players, and a host of digital connections allowing connection from video streaming devices, games consoles, and Blu-ray players — ensuring you get the best possible sound from anything you connect to your Selekt DSM.
Additionally, to provide optional bass reinforcement in your system, Edition Hub features stereo RCA line out connectors designed to feed powered subwoofers.
Conveniently concealed on the enclosure’s left wall is a 1/4” headphone jack — providing Edition Hub with further welcome versatility, without disrupting the clean design of its frontal aspect.
Edition Hub features, as standard, Linn’s all-new, exceptionally efficient, highly responsive, and precision-regulated power supply design — their best yet – Utopik.
Edition Hub ships with up to 24bit/384kHz and DSD256 streaming capability.
Edition Hub features Linn’s groundbreaking room-correction software – Space Optimisation – as standard. We will configure this for you to ensure that you only hear your system’s true sound and capability, and not the distortions caused by your room’s unique dimensions and construction.
Selekt DSM: Edition Hub is available in either a natural silver- or black-anodised finish.
All Selekt DSM owners benefit from regular, free, over-the-air software updates; bringing you improved features and performance enhancements overnight, directly from Linn.
The breadth of possibility within the Selekt DSM ecosystem is vast. Start with your choice of Hub – either Classic, or the deluxe and higher-performance Edition. Then select your desired DAC level — whether Standard, upgraded to Katalyst, or the peak performance of Organik – before considering how your Selekt DSM will be tailored to your own specific application.
Whether you’re working your way towards the separates system of your dreams with Selekt DSM as source-only, the highest-performance all-in-one-box product available with on-board amps, the heart of your home entertainment in partnership with your TV, or you seek a fully integrated 5.1 Surround Sound receiver… whether your wish is to bi-amp, or even tri-amp your loudspeakers from a single, luxurious, silver-anodised or black box – Selekt DSM accomplishes all with alacrity.
Selekt DSM is the most configurable digital music player ever. It’s a fully customisable and future-proof product ecosystem for hi-fi enthusiasts; a unique, high-performance offering unlike anything else on the market.
An Important Note for Akurate owners.
With Selekt DSM: Edition Hub featuring Organik DAC now outperforming Akurate DS and DSM in every imaginable way, it is time to bid a fond farewell to Akurate DS and DSM – after a glittering fourteen-year tenure at the core of our digital range.
The top-performing new Selekt DSM configurations, featuring both Edition Hub enclosure and Organik DAC, don’t just comprehensively outperform Akurate streamers of any age — but previous-generation Klimax DSM with Katalyst too! They’re visually sublime products, with stratospheric performance to match.
Selekt has to be heard to be believed… Get in touch with us now to arrange a demonstration of Selekt DSM: Edition Hub with Organik DAC, and to discover options for trading-in your Akurate DS or DSM.
We look forward to guiding you to the next stage of your Linn upgrade journey.
Make Selekt DSM your own…
Click here or call to arrange your demonstration with us and we can personalise your Selekt DSM to your exact requirements and provide and install future upgrades whenever you decide to expand Selekt functionality.