Linn Sneaky DS - Digital Music Player

All you need to enjoy genuine audiophile performance from your digital music collection in one compact box. Simply connect to your home network and loudspeakers.

Sneaky Music DS means you no longer have to compromise performance for convenience. With an unrivalled hi-fi heritage, Sneaky Music DS combines genuine audiophile performance with all the convenience of a typical computer-based system, making it the perfect networked music solution.

A digital stream player with on-board pre- and power amplification all in one discreet unit, Sneaky Music DS is compact enough to position as discreetly as you require.

Add it to your existing home network to instantly enjoy higher performance from your stored music than ever before. With their discreet, contemporary design, Komponent loudspeakers are a perfect match for Sneaky, both in terms of aesthetics and performance.

Now it’s simple to enjoy Linn performance in any room of your home.


Sneaky DS Specifications:

Introduced: March 2008

Type: Network music player

(H) 44.5 mm x (W) 345 mm x (D) 274 mm
(H) 1.8 inches x (W) 13.6 inches x (D) 10.8 inches
(can be positioned horizontally or vertically)

Weight: 2.7 kg / 6 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

Ethernet interface: 100Base-T RJ45

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

Local Control:
RS232 x 2 RJ11
Remote controllable (handset not supplied)

Power supply (auto ranging)
100 – 120 V ac (±10%) 50 – 60 Hz
200 – 240 V ac (±10%) 50 – 60 Hz

Power consumption:

standby 10 W
operational 14 W
maximum continuous 120 W

Frequency response:
pre-amp 2.5 Hz – 170 kHz (-3 dB)
power amp 2.5 Hz – 48 kHz (-3 dB)

Speaker output voltage: 15 V peak
Speaker output power: 20 W into 4 W

Connector types:
optical digital output TOSLINK
coaxial digital output RCA phono
line outputs RCA phono
speaker outputs Inverted safety 4 mm BFA sockets

Key Features:

  • Plays music stored on your hard-drive or NAS (Network Attached Storage)
  • Plays FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF and MP3 audio formats with up to 24-bit / 192 kHz native sample rate
  • Access to SHOUTcast Internet radio
  • On-board volume control and power amplification (20 W)
  • Linn GUI (Graphical User Interface) software compatible with PC and UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC)
  • Standard Ethernet input for audio and control
  • Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
  • Can be positioned either horizontally or vertically
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