Linn Akurate DS - Digital Music Player

Delivering authentic audiophile performance from digital music over a standard home network, Akurate DS is the highest performing Akurate source available.

The addition of Akurate DS to your system not only immediately enhances the performance of your system - it transforms it into a music system for the future.

Akurate DS supports the highest quality and most widely used audio formats currently available on the market (FLAC, WAV, MP3 & AIFF), and plays all high quality audio sample rates and bit depths natively. You can also listen to a huge collection of SHOUTcast Internet radio stations from around the world.

All Linn digital stream players support Studio Master Quality downloads in FLAC from Linn Records (, the highest quality download available, comparable to stereo SACD.

Downloaded music and CDs are stored remotely on a secure, reliable, flexible and upgradeable NAS.

Your music collection is accessed and controlled quickly and easily via a standard hand-held wireless touchscreen, PC, laptop or IR handset. In fact, it can control your entire Akurate System if it includes an Akurate DS.

Akurate DS uses standard, open interfaces for audio and control, and can be updated via software upgrades to ensure support of Akurate DS developments, safeguarding your system for the future.


Akurate DS Specifications:

Introduced: Novermber 2007

Type: Digital stream player

(H) 80 mm x (W) 381 mm x (D) 360 mm
(H) 3.1 inches x (W) 15 inches x (D) 14.2 inches

Weight: 4.2 kg, 9.2 lb

Supported file types:

Audio sample rates: 7.35 k, 8 k, 11.025 k, 12 k, 14.7 k, 16 k, 22.05 k, 24 k, 29.4 k, 32 k, 44.1 k, 48 k, 88.2 k, 96 k, 176.4 k, 192 k

Word depths:
16 – 24 bits

Analogue audio outputs:
Stereo RCA phono sockets, stereo XLR balanced audio outputs

Ethernet interface: 100Base-T RJ45

Control protocol:
Compatible with UPnP™ media servers, UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points

Local Control:
Front panel 6 button interface
RS232 x 4
Luminous remote control handset
128 x 32 front panel display

Power supply:

Switching power supply with auto-ranging
(AC 100 – 120 V @ 50 – 60 Hz)
(AC 220 – 240 V @ 50 – 60 Hz)

Power consumption:

Key Features:

  • Standard Ethernet input for audio and control
  • Plays FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), WAV, MP3 & AIFF
    audio formats with up to 24-bit/192 kHz native sample rate
  • No moving parts to generate vibration or noise
  • Access and control your music collection using Linndesigned software which runs on a hand-held touchpanel, PC or laptop
  • Supports UPnP™ AV 1.0 for third-party control
  • Accesses music from a networked hard-drive such as a dedicated network attached storage device (NAS)

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