Linn Akurate DS


Linn Akurate DS

Linn Akurate DS network music player streaming source
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Linn Akurate DS network music player streamer

Add Akurate DS to your hi-fi and bring the power of a network music player to your music collection.

Squeeze the most out of every performance with dedicated Akurate components in your music system. If you’re serious about hi-fi, you need a source that preserves every last musical detail and gets the most from high resolution material.


  • Plays digital music over a standard Ethernet network
  • Streams internet radio, podcasts and 'listen again' broadcasts
  • Decodes FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, WMA, AIFF, AAC and OGG audio formats with up to 24-bit 192 kHz native sample rate
  • Streaming Service Integration
    • Tidal
    • Qobuz
    • Spotify
  • Plays computer audio via Linn Songcast app e.g. iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, BBC iPlayer
  • Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home
  • Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs
  • Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
  • Precision-engineered enclosure offers exceptional acoustic properties
  • Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points

Akurate DS is a digital music player that converts the highest quality formats into exceptionally faithful musical performances, setting the benchmark for music enthusiasts who value audio performance above all.

The latest Akurate DS player features a new ultra-low jitter master clock and completely redesigned audio board which maximises the potential of the DAC DAC and reproduces stereo music with huge dynamic range and extremely low levels of distortion.

Akurate DS supports all popular digital music types, excelling with the highest quality recording formats such as Studio Masters. Enjoy high quality internet radio streams and podcasts through your Akurate DS and discover the difference a truly high fidelity digital music player can make to the latest online and on-demand music services.

Select your favourite interface from the huge range of compatible UPnP products - from a computer or touchscreen tablet to the latest smartphone - and enjoy album art and playlist control of your entire music collection.

Featuring the highest quality balanced, unbalanced and digital outputs, and housed in a stunning precision-engineered enclosure, Akurate DS has the supreme build quality and software upgradeability that ensures this is a music player engineered to last.

Akurate DS has to be heard to be believed - audition it alongside our other Akurate components at ripcaster to experience for yourself why the Linn Akurate System is the true performance choice for music lovers.

  • Analogue Outputs
  • Exakt Ready
  • Space Optimisation
  • Katalyst DAC Architecture
  • Constructed from Aluminium
  • Available in Silver or Black
  • Audio formats: FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, DSD (64/128), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
  • Resolution up to 24-bit 192 kHz
  • Dimensions: Weight 380mm, Height 90mm, Depth 380mm
  • Weight: 5.8kg


  • Ethernet x1


  • Exakt Link x2
  • SPDIF x1
  • Balanced XLR x1
  • RCA Phono x2

TISI Declaration

  • THD <0.002%
  • S/N >110dB

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