A "RENEW" is Linn’s previous flagship Network Player, the Klimax DS/2 whose working (inner) electronics have been transferred (by Linn at the factory) into a simpler "Renew" box and chassis. This is usually done when a DS owner trades up to the latest version (now the DS/3) and the electronics are "recycled" by Linn and put in the Renew box, thus giving the owner a new version and an older version streamer to do whatever the owner chooses. The Klimax DS was first produced in 2015, and was widely considered to be one of the best digital sources on the market (see review of streamers in a recent German magazine which rated the Klimax DS #1!) except for it's new replacement, the brand new DS/3.
This Linn Klimax Renew DS/2 streamer is in mint condition and never used. It was only taken out of it's box once to take these pics, then re-boxed. The owner kept the Klimax DS/3 but has no second system to use this Renew DS2 in. The Renew box and chassis may be plain and simple, (compared to the Klimax box) but sounds virtually the same as the Klimax "clamshell" body and will cost you far less! A used Klimax boxed DS/2 will fetch for thousands more and look prettier, but the audible diff is negligible.
Klimax DS was the world's first truly high-end network music player and it's still one of the best dedicated digital source available.
Add the Renew DS as an additional source to your high end system, or use it stand-alone with its on-board volume control straight into a power amp.
This is a high quality no compromise source. The Pinnacle of Linn's
digital replay system and beautifully built too. Effortless detail and
coherence and not a trace of harshness or any digital-like signature. Has the following features:
• Streams any digital source over a standard network
• Supports virtually any digital format up to 24-bit 192 kHz
• Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming
• On-board volume control for direct connection to a power amp if required
• Analogue RCA and XLR outputs for connection to pre- or power amps
• Space Optimisation built-in to compensate for room anomolies
Space Optimisation is an amazing feature unique to Linn streamers that uses exact specifications of your room (user input) and your speaker model to calculate and remove room mode resonances in the digital domain for perfect bass response.
This Klimax Renew comes with original box and packaging, remote, silver interconnects, power cord lead, manual, etc. Buy this unit and save many THOUSANDS over the price of a new Klimax streamer! (a Klimax DS2 was $22,000) Once you've heard this machine, you will NOT go back to a CD player! The warranty is transferable, so almost 5 years of warranty left! Paypal adds 3% ----NEW LOWER PRICE FOR QUICK SALE!! !! ---