Used Linn AV Surround processors for sale on + second hand hifi sites & shops. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability. Linn proprietary Remote-In/Remote-Out functionality allowing connection to Linn Knekt Multi-Room System. ❙. Linn proprietary Brilliant silent power supply. Hi Deaf Cat, I have used a as my system controller for the last 5 years. My system is a full blown active Linn AV system (Espeks, Trikan.

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Inputs associated with physical connectors can be named as you want, then associated with a ‘source button’ on the remote. 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.

Linn AV 5103 Pre Amp

Overall I really like my AV – I bought it so cheaply that any shortcoming on the video side are irrelevant to me. I presume yo are looking at a used model the was discontinued – make sure it is dts capable if you wan’t to use AV However, I only ever use the remote whose buttons are more positive but the delay is still there.

However, the can be daunting to setup which you only do once – if you need help just mail me. Linn speakersthe works with pretty much any ancilliary gear. 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!

I have linn input1 “squeez” and on the remote it is associated with the ‘DAT’ button. Thanks again for the wonderfull post and usefull information!! I used the with a variety of v expensive CDP’s including a CD12 and it never sounded anything less than fine to me.

Like Phil, mine is a DTS spec model and the front panel buttons are hard to press but they do still work. It’s a corker of a 2-channel pre-amp used with good analogue sources and a great AV controller lunn 5. So other family members probably won’t know which buttons are assigned where. I have the final spec dts version.


I’m thinking maybe use it as a dac for the SB to. I would 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 Oh, and later models have a tweakable “Limbik” av51103. Anyway, my AV is set up to take a feed from the Squeezebox via a fairly low quality cable into ,inn digital input number 1. It replaced a Linn Kairn.

Obviously I’m biased and you lijn try it out for yourself. The sound as a normal pre-amp is very good – clean with no nasties, fast, clean, tight and lucid. Hiya, Have heard good things about these things, and just wondered if you have ever heard or owned one. Hope this helps, Regards Phil.

Whilst true of some older equipment esp. There is a myth that Linn gear only works with other Linn gear. I’d say it was as good the SB3 analogue out – or so close as to make no difference. It has coax 3 I think from memory and one toslink digital inputs. Linj if you buy wv5103 2nd hand machine, you cannot easily tell which input name is associated with which physical connector on the back.

I don’t suppose you know of a similar stereo xv5103 which sounds as good? I’ve heard similarly configured Naim etc units and whilst they are certainly alternative choices I wouldn’t swap. 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. 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 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.


It seems to happily accept feeds from the SB of both 16bit and 24bit flac files. I few dealers, have them 2nd hand, ebay has one at the mo, and still new end of line in Aus and Ireland as far as I can work out.

The does NOT have 5. 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 The coax connection also seems to benefit from a good 75ohm cable I used the Kimber Silver one As an AV amp it is superb – only 5. In its day the was quite advanced – programmable inputs with naminglevel memorysurround settings etc. Cheers Deaf Cat – happy to help if I can.

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 are better. I’d be interested ab5103 put higher bit rates than Any old toslink cable will do ; If wv5103 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 The remote is old-fashioned but still very strong. Anyone played with a Linn AV?

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Hi Deaf Cat, I have used a as my system controller for the last 5 years. Absolutly wonderfull post, answered all and lunn of what I was after, thanks!! It may be 2 years since the last post on this thread, but I figured I’d put in my contribution. Setting up the AV is a pain.