Linear

Linear

The reference among the headphone amplifiers

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Linear brochure

Already since 2004 the Linear has made all common headphones to shine at their very best. Extremely demanding users rely on our top model, from the West German Broadcasting Corporation to the audiophile TACET label to Sennheiser’s and AKG’s headphone experts. It’s not without reason that the Linear belongs to the reference class in its genre.

When you put on your headphones and load your favourite CD, the Linear will give rise to wonderful worlds before your mind’s eye. Physical, punchy lows and a delicate resolution reveal your favourite tracks in all their glory over the entire frequency bandwidth. Carefully selected components and an extremely sophisticated circuit design establish the foundation of our number on.

"The best we've come across."

— What Hi-Fi

A universal champion

With three gain settings it gives you an impressive listening pleasure, keeping an eye on your needs anytime – and this using a vast array of headphones on the most diverse sound sources. In this context we have, of course, taken into account the varying performance requirements and sensitivity levels of the headphone types currently available on the market.

If you want to enjoy your musical treasures via PC or iPad, the Linear with the optional USB feature offers the solution. And if you would like to share your joy at this quality of music reproduction with family and friends, our multiple test winner will be happy to feed two headphones at the same time. Of course, the listening enjoyment will remain equally fabulous then. The two parallel outputs of the discrete class A solid-state output stage.provide the basis of this double musical enjoyment.

A propos: if you wish so, the Linear will also stimulate your active speakers to a stunning vitality. In every situation a magnificent sound, always striving for perfection – such is our Linear.

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    Technical Data

    The impressing technical details of the Linear.

    Linear
    Analogue section
    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
    > 95 dB at gain 0 dB
    THD
    < 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
    Line Out 60 ohms
    Headphones Out 5 ohms
    Connectors audio
    Neutrik headphone jacks with gold plated contacts
    1 x switching Line Out
    1 x non switching Line Out
    gold plated RCA sockets with teflon insulation
    Linear USB: Mini jack Stereo (Loop Out/Line In) 3.5 mm
    Power consumption
    10 W
    Outer dimensions W x D x H
    110 mm x 280 mm x 50 mm
    Weight
    1.5 kg netto
    USB-DAC (Linear USB)
    Sampling rate digital
    up to 48 kHz
    Resolution
    16 Bit
    Maximum voltage
    1 V eff.

    Finishes

    The Linear is available with three faceplate finishes.

    Linear Aluminium (silver)

    Aluminium (silver)

    Aluminium (silver)Aluminium (black)Chrome

    Accessories

    With our accessories you can get even more use out of our products.

    Mounting Kit

    Mounting Kit

    With our mounting kit your Linear mounts quite easily and inconspicuously on furniture and walls.

    See our brochure for full details (PDF)

    Reviews

    Hifi News

    "The Linear may look unprepossessing but it’s a very fine headphone amplifier indeed. It measures well and delivers unusually clear insight into the ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ aspects of music making, not just the ‘what?’."

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    What Hifi?

    "Feed in a good recording – Eric Bibb’s Good Stuff, say – and it will deliver a natural and informative sound. And it is detail obsessive, digging up a huge amount and arranging it into a cohesive and convincing whole."

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    TNT Audio

    "Of all the companies out there manufacturing hi-fi it was probably Lehmann who was the first to really make a reputation, and ultimately a business by becoming well known almost entirely through the internet."

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