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Linn is a Scottish audio equipment manufacturer known for its high-end turntables, loudspeakers, and amplifiers. The company was founded in 1972 by Ivor Tiefenbrun, who had previously been... Read More
Linn is a Scottish audio equipment manufacturer known for its high-end turntables, loudspeakers, and amplifiers. The company was founded in 1972 by Ivor Tiefenbrun, who had previously been involved in manufacturing hi-fi equipment as a hobby.
Here are some key milestones in Linn's history:
1972: Linn is founded by Ivor Tiefenbrun in Glasgow, Scotland. The company's first product is the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, which quickly gains a reputation for its superior sound quality.
1975: Linn introduces the Isobarik loudspeaker, which uses two woofers in a unique configuration to produce deep, clean bass. The Isobarik becomes one of Linn's most popular products and remains in production for over 30 years.
1982: Linn introduces the Linn Classik, an all-in-one audio system that combines a CD player, tuner, amplifier, and speakers in a single compact unit. The Classik becomes a best-seller and helps to popularise integrated audio systems.
1993: Linn introduces the Klimax DS, one of the first digital music players to use a dedicated digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for superior sound quality. The Klimax DS receives rave reviews and becomes a favourite of audiophiles.
2007: Linn introduces the Klimax Exakt system, which uses advanced digital signal processing to eliminate the phase and timing errors that can occur in traditional audio systems. The Klimax Exakt system is hailed as a breakthrough in audio technology.
2013: Linn introduces the Series 5 loudspeaker, which uses advanced acoustic engineering to deliver exceptional sound quality from a compact, elegant design. The Series 5 wins numerous awards and becomes a top seller for Linn.
2018: Linn introduces the Selekt DSM, an all-in-one digital music player that combines a high-end DAC, preamp, and network player in a modular, customisable package. The Selekt DSM is praised for its flexibility and ease of use.
Throughout its history, Linn has remained committed to producing high-quality audio equipment that delivers exceptional sound quality. The company has won numerous awards for its products and is widely regarded as one of the world's top audio equipment manufacturers.