Sunday, 01 September 2002
has been designing and manufacturing ultra-high performance electronic
components for over 30 years. Historically, it was the venerable Linn
Sondek LP12, a turntable that revolutionized the high-end vinyl market
forever. In 1998, Linn introduced the Sondek CD12, a lofty $20,000 CD
player that I reviewed in October 2001. I concluded at the time that it
was the best-sounding player that I had heard. To date, even with SACD
and DVD-Audio fighting for high-resolution audio prominence, the Linn
CD12 is still king of the hill. In 1998, Linn introduced their Klimax
Solo amplifiers, a touted component that paved the way for a more
affordable reference amplifier, the Linn Klimax Twin.
The Linn Klimax Twin is a stereo power amplifier that produces 125
watts of power into eight ohms, and 230 Watts into four ohms. Its
ultra-compact size measures 13-3/4 inches in width, 14 inches in depth
and a slim two-and-one-quarter-inches in height, weighing a ...