Linear SE

Linear SE

Musical enjoyment at the pink of perfection

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Linear SE info sheet

The Linear SE in its topical mk II version satisfies every wish of even the most demanding music lovers. With its exquisite components, elegant housing variations and its thoroughly revised analogue board in Low-Z Copper it sets new standards for your music experience. Allow yourself to be convinced of its outstanding sound quality and impressive design – because great sound never looked better!

Imagine closing your eyes and getting carried away by the sound of your musical treasures: the individual timbres will blend into a fascinating artistic synthesis, causing the music to sound precisely as it was recorded. Our representative headphone amplifier can bring you this unique adventure. It lets you experience the music with all your senses time and again. Everybody will envy you this gem.

"The total is more than the sum of its parts – and these are already of premium quality in the Lehmannaudio Linear SE."


Highest quality standards in features and design

For our production we use top-grade components without exception, which we buy from selected manufacturers. Thus our Linear SE mk II is equipped off the shelf with capacitors from Mundorf in the power supply and also in the signal path, an ahp fuse and Mogami cables. Vibration-absorbing SSC feet are another standard feature ot the Linear SE mk II.

This reference class headphone amplifier also copes with the highest of aesthetic demands. The housing variants developed by product designer Guido Gutenstein range from a noble silk flat aluminium finish to high-quality real wood veneers. Match different housing and faceplate versions with freely selectable LED colours and black or silver SSC feet, as you desire. That way the Linear SE mk II will become your very personal gem to assort well with your taste and/or existing devices.

Some thousand music lovers in the world are already sold on our Linear headphone amplifier. Even with extremely demanding industrial customers – from the WDR to Sennheiser and Zimmerli – it has become firmly established. HiFi and studio magazine editors use our sound master as reference device. Now the Linear SE mk II is writing a new chapter of this success story.

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    Technical Data

    The impressing technical details of the Linear SE.

    Linear SE
    Input impedance
    47 kohms
    Maximum gain
    0 dB, 10 dB, 18 dB, 20 dB selectable via DIP switches
    Frequency response
    10 Hz (-0.3 dB) to 35 kHz (-1 dB)
    Signal to noise ratio
    > 100 dB at gain 0 dB
    < 0.001 % at 6 mW/300 Ohms
    Channel separation
    > 70 dB at 10 kHz
    Output power
    400 mW/60 Ohms
    200 mW/300 Ohms
    Output impedance
    pre-out 60 Ohms
    phones out 5 Ohms
    Connectors audio
    Neutrik headphone jacks with gold plated contacts
    1 x pre-out
    2 x phones out
    gold plated RCA sockets with teflon insulation
    Power consumption
    10 W
    Outer dimensions W x D x H
    120 mm x 296 mm x 59 mm
    2.2 kg netto
    Digital options
    USB-DAC 384/32
    I: USB input
    II: line input analogue
    I: TOSLINK input
    II: RCA input digital
    III: line input analogue


    The Linear SE is available with different housing surfaces in aluminium or real wood veneer.

    Linear SE Aluminium (silver)

    Aluminium (silver)

    Aluminium (silver)Aluminium (black)OliveMacassarZebranoWild cherryOakWalnut



    "We had expected that, owing to its potent output stage, it would not only consort better with the Sennheiser than its rival in terms of coarse dynamics, but also with the magnetostatic model from HiFi Man. However, the fact that it was playing the music with the same ardour, drawing the confines of the room by no means tighter, did surprise us after all."

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    "The Lehmannaudio Linear SE is a superb sounding and reasonably equipped headphone amplifier which can even double as a single source preamp if need be. Without neglecting even the smallest of details, this amp’s nonchalant style of play can instantly win you over."

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