Linn 520 Series 5 Floorstanding Speakers
Our Series 5 speakers turn conventional speaker design on its head. Not only do they outperform every other speaker of this size, but every one can be customised to match your decor or make a bold design statement. However you choose to personalise the look, we've made sure the music will always take centre stage.
Featuring Linn Fabrik, every speaker can be uniquely tailored to your taste. And with Linn's ground-breaking Exakt technology on board, you will always hear a performance that's optimised for you and your home.
Compact and customisable.
Enjoy all the musicality and finesse of an integrated Linn speaker packed with technology, in our most compact design yet. Designed to be personalised for you and your home, the size and styling are subtle but the performance will stand out.
Customise the look and place them where they fit best in your room - Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimising the sound for your room's characteristics and chosen speaker location.
- Exakt technology built in
- Connects via Exakt Link to any Exakt-enabled Linn networked music player
- Fully Aktiv integrated Chakra power amplification
- Choice of 11 standard Fabrik covers plus special design collections coming soon
- Cut glass stand and top plate in choice of three finishes
Create your own look
Select your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand to personalise your speakers. With so many colours and textiles to choose from, and more designer collections like Timorous Beasties coming soon, there's a look to complement any interior.
Fancy a change? All Linn Fabrik covers, tops and stands are available separately so you can refresh the look as often as you like.
Linn's systems use Exakt technology to preserve the integrity of the original studio recording all the way to the speakers.
This truly revolutionary technology turns traditional hi-fi on its head, completely removing sources of noise and distortion that affect all other music systems. By keeping the music digital until the last possible stage, Exakt enables a whole host of performance-enhancing capabilities.
Using sophisticated acoustic modelling, Space Optimisation+ builds a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear.
By removing the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment, it reveals the true sound of the music. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.
To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, without affecting the performance, we came up with a new way to finish speakers - Linn Fabrik.
Linn's unique Exakt technology models the effects of each Fabrik's characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit in the speakers. Exakt's digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breath-taking performance we designed here in the factory.
Precisely Crafted Cabinets
The foundation of any good speaker design is an enclosure that lets the drive units work with maximum efficiency, without colouring the sound.
For Series 5, we used a layered composite of 3 mm sheets. Using multiple thin layers actually increases the tensile strength and therefore rigidity of the material, while still preserving its acoustically dead properties. Combined with the braced construction, this results in a cabinet that doesn't add unwanted vibrations and doesn't ring, but does give the drive units an incredibly stable platform to work from.
Custom-Designed Drive Units
The ambitious design of Series 5 led to a unique set of requirements for the drive units that couldn't be met by any existing specification.
The 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system. The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models also required customised drive units. The bass/mid driver uses a unique doped, dual-layer, sliced cone design and an anti-resonant chamber on the back of the high quality tweeter improves high frequency performance when used in conjunction with the familiar Linn 'skoop', producing outstanding dispersion characteristics.
|Overview||Fully Integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with built-in Exakt technology|
|Speaker Type||2-way Floorstander|
|Space Optimisation||Space Optimisation+|
|Connections||Exakt Link x2, Banana/Spade: None|
|On-board Amps||2 x 100W|
|Bass System||Ported Bass Reflex|
|Drive Units||Tweeter - Silk dome with anti-resonant chamber, Midrange - Doped 2-layer sliced|
|Standard Fabrik||Aubergine, Black, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Paprika|
|Special Fabrik||Timorous Beasties and Harris Tweed collections|
|Cabinet Volume||20 litres|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||224mm x 892mm x 218mm|