Linn Re-enters the Custom Install Market With Kustom DSM

Linn has announced the launch of Kustom DSM a high-performance multi-zone network music player designed specifically for the Custom Installation market.

The maker says Kustom DSM takes Linn’s proven, best-in-class DSM streaming technology and packages it as a flexible, scaleable and easy-to-install solution that delivers Linn quality sound to every room.

Residential, commercial, marine: Kustom DSM is the quality audio choice for every installation, says its creator.

Linn Managing Director, Gilad Tiefenbrun, says, “Linn entered the custom installation market 25 years ago with our ground-breaking Knekt multiroom system which set the benchmark for quality in distributed audio systems. 12 years ago, we started our journey in high resolution digital audio playback with Klimax DS.

“The result of continuous development in both these areas is Kustom DSM – our first one box, multi-zone DSM player which will deliver transformational musical experiences to every space in an installation at our most competitive price-per-zone yet.”

Investment

Linn’s recent investment into improving manufacturing capabilities at its factory in Glasgow, particularly in Surface Mount Technology, has given rise to Kustom DSM’s innovative new board design. Two variants are available and are both housed in a space-conserving 1U high chassis

The combination of two product variants and the ability to connect multiples together make Kustom DSM a scaleable solution to suit any size of installation.

With drivers for Crestron and Control4, Kustom DSM has the capability to be integrated into smart home automation system design. It also works with Linn’s control app, Kazoo, which is available for all main consumer devices, so customers always have a way to control their music close to hand.

Benefitting from the latest streaming architecture developed for Selekt DSM, this source-only product provides the flexibility to add any choice of amps and speakers throughout the installation.

This follows Linn’s ‘Source First’ philosophy so the best quality sound is assured, and, at Linn’s most competitive price-per-zone, Kustom DSM makes a very compelling audio solution.

Each stream has a variety of analogue and digital inputs to enable the connection of local sources: HDMI ARC, TOSLINK, SPDIF and a pair of RCAs. Each zone has a pair of RCA outputs for connection to downstream components.

As with all Linn network music players, every Kustom DSM is precision-engineered at the Linn factory, and is hand-built, tested and packaged by one person who only signs their name to it when they’re completely satisfied.

In addition to Linn’s products being credited as reliable and enduring, Kustom DSM also ships with a five-year warranty for complete peace of mind. Commitment to continuous innovation delivers regular software upgrades to ensure products remain as up to date as when they left the factory and this, along with Linn’s well-known product reliability reduces the need for maintenance visits.

The Kustom DSM (2 stream/4 zone) will retail for £2,825 and the Kustom DSM (4 stream/8 zone) for £5,650. Kustom DSM is available in black finish and has both brackets for rack mounting and feet for placing on a shelf.

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