Linn Klimax Kontrol Stereo Pre-amplifier

  • 1900.00 £
  • Published date: May 4, 2024
    • Leyburn, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Linn Klimax Kontrol Stereo Pre-amplifier


This is a fantasitc opportunity to purchase an ex-demonstration Linn Klimax Kontrol.

The unit comes complete with all original accessories and manuals. It has been handled with lots of love and care and is a great example of this wonderful product.


It is in mint condition with the exception of some feint marks on the top of the case from where a Linn Klimax DS was sitting on top. These marks are only visable at certain angles in particular light (see photo).


The serial number for the product is 1159969 Kontrol.

The unit has also been recently upgraded with the brand new Dynamik Power Supply (worth £450).


Klimax Kontrol is Linns reference quality stereo preamplifier. The machined-from-solid clamshell construction of the Klimax casework is a beautiful and unique design that screens, protects and stabilises the internal electronics.

Inside there are four circuit boards, one an autoranging Switch Mode Power Supply which provides silent power to the unique audio circuit board. The display and control boards are separated from the audio board, which has been updated for this new version.

With the implementation of a new dual mono volume control topology which separates control of the left and right channels, the updated Klimax Kontrol benefits from further reduced harmonic distortion and an even lower noise floor than its predecessor.

Klimax Kontrol features balanced and unbalanced audio inputs and outputs, allowing you to choose the optimum connection method for your system. Klimax Kontrol features Knekt technology which means you can also enjoy music throughout your home as part of a Linn Knekt multi-room system Klimax Kontrol is an essential component in the Linn Klimax system - the ultimate manifestation of precision engineered music reproduction, performance and beauty.


Reference quality stereo pre-amplifier
Type Reference quality pre-amplifier
Input connectors Balanced: 1 set Female XLR
Unbalanced: 3 sets WBT Phono sockets
Pin connections: Phono-inner hot, outer hot
XLR- Pin 1: OV, Pin 2: Hot, Pin 3: Cold
Output connectors Balanced: 1 set XLR
Unbalanced: 1 set WBT Phono sockets
Fuse rating T 800 mA anti-surge
Mains supply range 100 V - 240 Vac nominal
Audio inputs Impedance (unbalanced) 10 k O
Signal (unbalanced) 0 dBV (nominal)
Impedance (balanced) 7.8 k O
Audio outputs Impedance (unbalanced) 300 O
Impedance (balanced) 600 O
Gain range Minimum to maximum -85.5 dB to +26 dB in 0.5 dB steps
Frequency response 2.3 Hz - 200 kHz
Distortion (harmonic) 0.00097% (1 kHz @ 0 dBV)
Noise floor Less than -104 dBV
Dynamic range 119 dB
Cross talk Channel to channel -126 dBV
Source to source -120 dBV
Power consumption 15 W
Dimensions W 350 mm x D 355 mm x H 60 mm
W 13.8 inches x D 13.9 inches x H 2.3 inches
Weight 9 kg / 19.84 lbS

Remote Control (unopened)
2 x Balanced Audio Cables (unopened)
1 x pair Linn Black Interconnects (unopened)

Power Cable

Phone number ✆ 07713 433767
Leyburn, North Yorkshire

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