Already since 2004 the Linear has made all common headphones to shine at their very best. Extremely demanding users rely on our top model, from the West German Broadcasting Corporation to the audiophile TACET label to Sennheiser’s and AKG’s headphone experts. It’s not without reason that the Linear belongs to the reference class in its genre.
When you put on your headphones and load your favourite CD, the Linear will give rise to wonderful worlds before your mind’s eye. Physical, punchy lows and a delicate resolution reveal your favourite tracks in all their glory over the entire frequency bandwidth. Carefully selected components and an extremely sophisticated circuit design establish the foundation of our number on.
“The best we’ve come across.”
— What Hi-Fi
A universal champion
With three gain settings it gives you an impressive listening pleasure, keeping an eye on your needs anytime – and this using a vast array of headphones on the most diverse sound sources. In this context we have, of course, taken into account the varying performance requirements and sensitivity levels of the headphone types currently available on the market.
If you want to enjoy your musical treasures via PC or iPad, the Linear with the optional USB feature offers the solution. And if you would like to share your joy at this quality of music reproduction with family and friends, our multiple test winner will be happy to feed two headphones at the same time. Of course, the listening enjoyment will remain equally fabulous then. The two parallel outputs of the discrete class A solid-state output stage.provide the basis of this double musical enjoyment.
A propos: if you wish so, the Linear will also stimulate your active speakers to a stunning vitality. In every situation a magnificent sound, always striving for perfection – such is our Linear.
|Input impedance||47 kohms|
|Maximum gain||0 dB, 10 dB, 18 dB, 20 dB selectable via DIP switches|
|Frequency response||10 Hz (-0.3 dB) to 35 kHz (-1 dB)|
|Signal to noise ratio||> 95 dB at gain 0 dB|
|THD||< 0.001 % at 6 mW/300 ohms|
|Channel separation||> 70 dB at 10 kHz|
|Output power||400 mW/60 ohms
200 mW/300 ohms
|Output impedance||Line Out 60 ohms
Headphones Out 5 ohms
|Connectors audio||Neutrik headphone jacks with gold plated contacts
1 x switching Line Out
1 x non switching Line Out
gold plated RCA sockets with teflon insulation
Linear USB: Mini jack Stereo (Loop Out/Line In) 3.5 mm
|Power consumption||10 W|
|Outer dimensions W x D x H||110 mm x 280 mm x 50 mm|
|Weight||1.5 kg netto|
|USB-DAC (Linear USB)|
|Sampling rate digital||up to 48 kHz|
|Maximum voltage||1 V eff.|