Linn has just announced an all-new, flagship mono amplifier unlike anything they’ve created before.
With Klimax Solo 800, Linn has designed a superior-performance amplifier which can drive any given speaker optimally – under any conditions. What’s more, it outperforms larger rivals comprehensively.
To achieve this, Linn’s electronic engineers returned to first principles with their crosshairs trained on ‘consistency’ and ‘accuracy’ – because consistency and accuracy are key to pure, unadulterated, power amp performance.
Solo 800 features Linn’s original Adaptive Bias Control technology. With it, the ideal bias current for each of the amp’s sixteen output transistors is established dynamically and in real-time by measuring, sampling and digitising the current supplied to them.
A digital control loop then implements and persistently adjusts this optimum bias current for each individual transistor specifically; negating crossover distortion at any temperature – regardless of volume or demanding dynamic changes in music – for the entirety of the amp’s life.
Solo 800 features a very special variant of their Utopik power supply technology. It provides the best of both worlds, generating 2kW maximum power output whilst retaining speed, responsiveness and consummate efficiency. It maintains extremely steady output voltage; the rails perform consistently in the face of dramatic loading changes.
What’s more, if the mains input varies, the output won’t – remaining stable and ultra- pure at all times. Utopik for Klimax Solo 800 is cleaner, more efficient, and remains whisper-quiet over the full range of operating conditions.
Solo 800 features superb heat management; driving the most difficult of loads without compromising linearity or resorting to an internal fan.
Temperature is minimised within the amp, ensuring that the properties of its internal components remain consistent during even the loudest and most demanding passages of music. It maintains consistency, efficiency and longevity at all times.
This cool-running design is key to delivering exceptional clarity right up to 800W into 4Ω, and 1.2kW into 2Ω.