Linn Knekt Kivor hard-disk multizone music system Specifications
Description: Web-enabled, hard-disk-based, multizone digital music-distribution system consisting of the Tunboks file server, PCI Musik Machine soundcard, Intersekt control center, and Oktal multichannel D/A converter. Control software: XiVA-Link v.5.13/11LP, licensed from iMerge. Music storage: 248 hours uncompressed 16-bit/44.1kHz CD data as standard, expandable to 1380 hours. Optional MP3 compression at 192kbps, 160kbps, and 128kbps increases storage time proportionally. Digital inputs: 1 AES/EBU on RJ-45 (Tunboks), 8 AES/EBU on RJ-45 (Oktal), 8 S/PDIF on RCA (Oktal). Digital outputs: 8 AES/EBU on RJ-45 (Tunboks), 1 AES/EBU on RJ-45 (Oktal), 1 S/PDIF on RCA (Oktal). Analog inputs: 1 pair single-ended on RCA (Oktal), 8 pairs single-ended on RCA (Intersekt). Analog input impedance: 15k ohms. Analog input sensitivity: switchable among 500mV, 1V, 2V, and 4V RMS (Oktal). Analog outputs: 8 pairs single-ended on RCA (Oktal), 8 pairs single-ended on RCA (Intersekt). Maximum analog output level: 2.0V RMS. Analog output impedance: 200 ohms.
Dimensions: Tunboks: 19" (482mm) W by 7" (177mm) H by 19.9" (505mm) D, weight 26-44 lbs (12-20kg). Oktal, Intersekt: 19" (482mm) W by 3.5" (89mm) H by 14" (355mm) D, weight 11 lbs (5kg).
Finishes: Black, silver.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: Tunboks: 629892, "Assembled, Tested, Packed by David Gourley." Oktal: 628987, "Assembled, Tested, Packed by Anne Wilson."
Price: $20,000 complete system; includes custom installation from Knekt Kivor-qualified custom-installation company or specialist dealer. Tunboks and Oktal also configurable for single-system use. Approximate number of dealers: 130, 106 of which are qualified to install Knekt systems.
Manufacturer: Linn Products Ltd., Floors Road, Waterfoot, Glasgow G76 0EP, Scotland, UK. Tel: (44) (0)141 307-7777. Fax: (44) (0)141 644-4262. Web: www.linn.co.uk . US distributor: Linn Products Inc., 8787 Perimeter Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216. Tel: (904) 645-5242. Fax: (904) 645-7275. Web: www.linninc.com .