Linn Karik and Numeric CD/DAC Combo, Tested and Perfect

$1,499

The Karik is considered one of the best CD players/transports ever built.

The Numerik DAC came out of a Linn audiophile equivalent of the professional Sony PCM-1630 adapter, used to make nearly all CD master tapes at one time.

From Robert Harley via an excellent Stereophile review:

"I very much enjoyed my time with the Linn Karik/Numerik CD player. Its presentation of digital sources was very different from what I'm accustomed to. In particular, the Linn was very laid-back, gentle, and velvety-smooth. The treble presentation was superb, with a remarkable lack of grain and hash. Soundstage presentation was similarly idiosyncratic, eschewing a vivid "Technicolor" character in favor of a smaller, more intimate portrayal. What really set the Linn apart, however, was its superb rendering of natural instrumental timbres. Instruments just sounded right, lacking artificiality, sterility, and a synthetic quality. In this regard, the Linn sets new standards in digital playback, in my opinion."

Includes: remote, power cables (2 total), and a Linn BNC digital cable.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

Online

Remote

Yes

Cables

Power Cords & Linn BNC Digital Cable

Physical Condition

8

Working Condition

10

 

KARIK SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS
Width - 320mm Depth - 325mm Height - 80mm
Weight - 5.3kg

TRANSPORT
Linn MEKK 001

FOCUS SYSTEM
Triple Beam Laser Pickup

INPUTS
CD SYNC INPUT
Master/Slave Input Connection
Connector - RCA Phono
Level - 0-10V DC

REMOTE INPUT
Current loop remote control input
Maximum DC current source - 40 mA (short circuit protected)
Sensitivity - 5 mA differential signal current
Bias voltage - 10V (to power remote IR sensor)

OUTPUTS
S/P DIF DIGITAL AUDIO ELECTRICAL OUTPUT
Connector - 75 ohm BNC
Level - 0.5 V pp (75 ohms)

DIAGNOSTIC OUTPUT
Interface to Linn KARIK test equipment
Connector - 9-way D-type
Level - TTL

REMOTE OUTPUT
Current loop remote control output
Connector - RCA Phono
Level - 6mA output signal current

NUMERIK SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS
Width - 320mm Depth - 325mm Height - 80mm
Weight - 4.1kg

CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY
20 BIT 8x oversampling, dual convertor

INPUTS
2 DIGITAL AUDIO S/P-DIF INPUTS
Connector - 75 ohms BNC
Level - 0.2 V to 1 V pp (75 ohms)
Frequency - 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz sample rate ± 150 ppm

OUTPUTS
2 STEREO AUDIO OUTPUTS
Connector - RCA Phono
Output Level - 2.1V rms (peak code)
Output Impedance - 75 ohms
Minimum Load - 1 kohm

2 CD SYNC OUTPUTS
Master/Slave output connection
Connector - RCA Phono
Control Signal - 0-10V DC

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