Brit WeekOne evergreen corner of Britain's consumer tech industry that continues to thrive is high-end hi-fi manufacturing and design, with the sector's continuing success a result of an on-going tight focus on sound engineering and audio quality over and above gadgetry and convenience.
ExclusiveSpeaking at the launch of the Linn Akurate DS update, Keith Robertson, technical director at Linn, reinforced the UK audio company's stance on openness in the hi-fi world, blasting DRM and what it stands for.
This exclusive review looks at Linn's new 'universal' phono stage and discovers a must-have tool for LP lovers
High-end AV manufacturer Linn has announced it is stopping production of its CD player range in 2010, favouring music streaming technology instead.
A full Linn electronics kit for £1,250? If this is from the same stable as the company's standalone items, it has got to be one of the most attractive bargains of the age. It does no harm, either, that Linn was one of the first of the UK audiophile brands to embrace the one-box concept a few years back. And with that knowledge to hand, we were certainly keen to get our hands on the latest version.
The Linn Sondek LP12 was once the be all and end all of not only turntables, but serious hi-fi as a whole. In the late seventies and early eighties your masculinity was certainly in doubt if you didn’t own an LP12. That’s assuming that you believed the hype in magazines and from Linn dealers.
The Linn Exotik+DA was an excellent preamplifier and processor. And yet we were surprised to learn from Linn that it has already been replaced with a component called the Akurate Kontrol. The Kontrol forms part of a new range from Linn