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The ONLY thing I don’t like about the is the stupid “dead flesh” buttons on the front panel – they are not exactly instantaneous and you often end up pressing them twice. Have heard very good things about theespecially the pre-amp side of it, hence the intrest, two birds with one stone – possibly – dac and pre.

So other family members probably won’t know which buttons are assigned linn. Anyway, my AV is set up to take a feed from the Squeezebox via a fairly low quality cable into electrical digital input number 1.

I few dealers, have them 2nd hand, ebay has one at the avv5103, and still new end of line in Aus and Ireland as far as I can work out.

However, I only ever use the remote whose buttons are more positive but the delay is still there. I’ve heard similarly configured Naim etc units and whilst they are certainly alternative choices I wouldn’t swap.

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However, the can be daunting to setup which you only do once – if you need help lnin mail me. However if you buy a 2nd hand machine, you cannot easily tell which input name is associated with which physical connector on the back. Any old toslink cable will do ; Oinn you can get a used unit, you can send the serial number to Linn and they can tell you exactly what spec the unit is, upgrades etc It has coax 3 I think from memory and one toslink digital inputs.


Absolutly wonderfull post, answered all and more of what I was after, thanks!! The coax connection also seems to benefit from a good 75ohm cable I used the Kimber Silver one Initially I was thinking of shifting from my Arcam AV to a stereo pre, but, I think I will keep my eyes open just to see if a bargin priced turns up Hi Deaf Cat, I have used a as my system controller for the last 5 years.

I’d be interested to put higher bit rates than It replaced a Linn Kairn. There is a myth that Linn gear only works with other Linn gear.

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The sound as a normal pre-amp is very good – clean with no nasties, fast, clean, tight and lucid. I also have an AV plus their 5 channel amp and speakers and an SB3 and it sounds fine.

As an AV amp it is superb – only 5. It seems to happily lnin feeds from the SB of both 16bit and 24bit flac files. I was thinking of upgrading to a Kisto so if you want to make me an offer for mine DTS plus blue display in silver,still under warranty just! Obviously I’m biased and you should try it out for yourself. Oh, and later models have a tweakable “Limbik” 5. It can be programmed to take over all of the functions of the SB remote, but unlike newer remotes the Linn AV remote does not have any LCD screen to ‘soft label’ any of the buttons.

Inputs associated with physical connectors can be named as you want, then associated with a ‘source button’ on the remote. Err don’t quite know where the 2 years have gone, still have pretty much the same set up, apart form a new power cable and 6 iso feet I used the with a variety of v expensive CDP’s including lin CD12 and it never sounded anything oinn than fine to me. Whilst true of some older equipment esp. In its day the was xv5103 advanced – programmable inputs with namingav510 memorysurround settings etc.


I don’t suppose you know of a similar stereo pre which sounds as good? I have av5130 input1 “squeez” and on the remote it is associated with the ‘DAT’ button. I have the final spec dts version.

It’s a corker of a 2-channel pre-amp used with good analogue sources and a great AV controller for 5. I linh not replace mine unless it died unlikely – I’ve owned lots and lots of Linn gear for over 25 years and NEVER lost a unit – excluding ‘Barik tweeters of course Hiya, Have heard good things about these things, and just wondered if you have ever heard or owned one.

Setting up the AV is a pain.

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Anyone played with a Linn AV? The does NOT have 5. I’m thinking maybe use it as a dac for the SB to.

I’d say av1503 was as good the SB3 analogue out – or so close as to make no difference. My Linn dealer told me that as a stereo preamp it is better than the majik LK wakonda, kolektor and kairn, but the newer ones lunn better. Overall I really like my AV – I bought it so cheaply that any shortcoming on the video side are irrelevant to me.

Hope this helps, Regards Phil.

Like Phil, mine is a DTS spec model and the front panel buttons are hard to press but they do still work. I presume yo are looking at a used model the was discontinued – make sure it is dts capable if av51033 wan’t to use AV The remote is old-fashioned but still very strong. It may be 2 years since the last post on this thread, but I figured I’d put pinn my contribution. Cheers Deaf Cat – happy to help if I can.