LINN SHOWS HOW TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS AT CEDIA UK 2004

An Unrivalled Range of Networkable Solutions Delivering More than Unrivalled Sound

Linn is a total solutions provider and continues to offer an unrivalled range of precision -engineered, high -performance entertainment components and systems. Linn's products integrate seamlessly enabling the simplicity of dealing with one reliable supplier for all custom needs. Linn will be demonstrating the following new products at CEDIA UK Expo 2004:


• IP -BASED KNEKT MULTI -USER CONTROL
o EKP & VEKTO
• INTERSEKT R4S5 - 'compact & flexible for smaller installations'
• UNIDISK 2.1 Player - 'true convergence'
• KINOS System Controller - 'stunning value and performance'
• UNIDISK SC Player - 'a complete AV Source & Control solution'
• ARTIKULAT Loudspeaker System - 'gorgeous'
• CHAKRA Technology - 'stunning'

IP -BASED KNEKT MULTI -USER CONTROL
At CEDIA UK Expo 2004, Linn will be unveiling an evolution in KNEKT multi -user control utilising IP -based networks. Wireless control will be demonstrated using our new EKP (Enhanced Kontrol Platform) and VEKTO Network Translator with a complete KNEKT multi -zone system running on the stand. This intuitive, software control solution is designed to run on open platforms, providing fast and responsive access to entertainment throughout an installation, whether a home, super yacht, or commercial premises.

The EKP provides comprehensive multi -zone control. Linn's unique two -way product feedback can be displayed and exploited with the handheld and exceptionally easy to use EKP.

Control functions possible with EKP include the direct access to and control of any available source in any room from any room, browsing and playing a music collection, creating playlists and obtaining track information where available.

The structure of the EKP software enables a wide choice of control options, for example, a PC, Webpad, Tablet PC, in fact any Windows XP device or Windows CE compatible devices, utilising Microsoft® remote desktop protocol. As the EKP can operate over wired and wireless (802.11b / Wi -Fi) networks, the chosen control device can be portable or fixed as desired. Multiple EKP control devices can be used in a system and an EKP can be used in the same room as a KNEKT RCU.

Not only is it easy to use, the EKP is also extremely installer -friendly. No additional programming is required by the installer as the EKP is set -up automatically from the LINSTALL system configuration file. By designing and developing the software in -house, Linn can continue to support it fully in the future, ensuring that it evolves over time to encompass new technology and developments. Some updates can be made available to every EKP owner via a software download so that it can be upgraded quickly and easily on -site.

Full control of the EKP is achieved using the VEKTO Network Translator. The VEKTO is a gateway device, designed and made by Linn, to convert TCP/IP to RC -5 commands, thus providing an interface between the EKP and KNEKT multi -room system. It is a small, discreet, reliable unit which can be hidden easily in a room, to provide control using the chosen handset for the EKP.

INTERSEKT R4S5 - 'compact & flexible for smaller installations'
Another newcomer to the KNEKT range on display is a compact audio distribution solution, designed to offer the flexibility of INTERSEKT for smaller installations. INTERSEKT R4S5 independently distributes and controls up to 5 audio sources to 4 zones within a KNEKT Multi -room System. It enables the smaller installation to benefit from all the features of the R8S8 without having to leave connections unused, making it a much more cost effective solution and ideal for new build developments, small apartments and commercial premises, etc.

SHOWSTOPPING HOME THEATRE SOLUTIONS
Over the last year, a number of exciting new additions have also been made to our range of Home theatre solutions, all of which will be presented at CEDIA, including our full complement of UNIDISK products and system controllers.

UNIDISK 2.1 Player - 'true convergence'
A universal source component engineered to deliver reference standard video and superior pitch accurate audio performance. Based around Linn's proprietary SILVER DISK ENGINE™ universal decoding technology, UNIDISK 2.1 unifies high performance audio and video sources and embraces the latest quality 5" optical disc formats.

KINOS system controller - 'stunning value and performance'
An advanced, multi -channel AV system controller, KINOS provides reliable and comprehensive control of the home entertainment system whilst maintaining the performance integrity of high quality source products.

UNIDISK SC Player - 'a complete AV Source & Control solution'
The UNIDISK SC player is the latest product to feature Linn's adaptive SILVER DISK ENGINE™ disc playing technology and has been designed to offer even simpler access to hi -definition music and movie formats such as Super Audio CD and DVD -Audio. It incorporates on -board AV processing and control capabilities, including digital decoding of up to 8 secondary sources and, with both fixed and variable audio outputs, can be connected straight into conventional multi -channel amplification for a powerful, simple, high quality system. UNIDISK SC player is simply a complete pitch -accurate source and control product, making it ideal for use within a secondary home theatre system in a multi -room installation.

ARTIKULAT Loudspeaker System - 'gorgeous'
Combining simply stunning performance with gorgeous looks, the ARTIKULAT system consists of seven distinct, sonically and aesthetically matched loudspeakers which feature proprietary Linn technologies including active servo bass, the 3 -K driver array and the new Linn CHAKRA high -efficiency power amplification. Available in either active servo or fully active guise, ARTIKULAT delivers expressive and totally communicative playback.

CHAKRA Technology - 'stunning'
CHAKRA is a new patented high -efficiency hybrid stereo amplifier topology. The innovative design perfectly combines the speed and precision of integrated monolithic technology with the smoothness and ruggedness of discrete ultra -linear bi -polar and can deliver precisely -controlled pure power at all listening levels. Ideal cool -running and compact amplification for the simplest to the most complex installations

EXPERIENCE THE FINEST HOME THEATRE PRODUCTS
A Linn demonstration room at the adjacent Hyatt Hotel will feature timed multi -channel music and film presentations. Experience Linn's finest home theatre solution using reference AV products: ARTIKULAT, UNIDISK 1.1 and KISTO. Together they provide the most involving entertainment experience and highlight the thrill that only a Linn custom installation specialist can deliver to customers. Demonstrations have a limited capacity and bookings are being taken during the show at the Linn stand on a first -come, first -served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS WITH LINN
Linn is the perfect business partner for the quality -focused installer. Linn's on -going training programs and technical support ensure installations are carried out both skillfully and professionally. Specifying Linn means that the installer can create unique, networkable, reliable system designs and bespoke solutions offering better sound, images and choice that will thrill the most discerning client. The relationships built with these clients are the most valuable to the installer's business, leading to long term sustainability and growth, in turn benefiting their business and exceeding all expectations.

Featured Product

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

Use for any Low Voltage Cabling, A/V, Telecom, Data, Networking Ideal for : Sound Bars & Wall Speakers • Home Theater Cabling • A/V Furniture The SPEEDPORT™ is incredibly versatile and is ideal for wall mounted box speakers, sound bars and wireless access devices mounted in ceilings. It can accommodate almost any device needed to be hung on a wall or ceiling with cable pass thru and mounting. The ultra low profile design features a rubber grommet insert for bulk cable pass thru. Two mounting screws are hidden behind the grommet and offer a clean, unobtrusive presentation. Installation is quick & simple using a hole saw and attaches to acoustical ceiling tiles and/or gypsum board. Reducing labor and a whole lot of mess from hand cutting large rectangular holes - Low voltage brackets are no longer needed. Just cut your hole in the desired location, insert SPEEDPORT™ and tighten adjustable mounting arms to fasten securely.