Utopik is electrically cleaner, and more efficient at higher power than any power supply Linn have ever made. Of course, this is also better for the environment and saves on your electricity bill, but efficiency is also a reliable measure of how well a power supply is performing – as energy isn’t being lost as heat or noise.
If you improve efficiency, you improve electrical cleanliness.
Read below about Utopik technology – the current list of Utopik-compatible Linn products and the Utopik Upgrade Promotion until 31st January 2024
Linn Utopik Power Supply Upgrade
Utopik describes Linn’s all-new generation of exceptionally efficient and highly responsive switch-mode power supplies. Utopik provides the best of both worlds, comfortably outputting maximum power whilst retaining speed, responsiveness and consummate efficiency.
Utopik maintains absolutely stable output voltage; providing Linn products with relentlessly optimised, pure power regardless of current demand, or where you are in the world. Featuring Intelligent Valley Switching, Power Factor Correction, and with precision regulated and isolated power rails – these power supplies are Linn’s cleanest and best yet.
Power is nothing without control
Multiple feedback loops measure output versus input in each stage of the power supply, and persistently filter out mains-borne noise and 50Hz hum, even at extreme volumes.
The sophisticated control mechanism at Utopik’s heart is optimised for handling between 90-250Hz mains supply, ensuring that it performs perfectly anywhere in the world without compromise. Utopik is electrically cleaner, and more efficient at higher power than any power supply Linn have ever made.
Of course, this is better for the environment and saves on your electricity bill, but efficiency is also a reliable measure of how well a power supply is performing – as energy isn’t being lost as heat or noise. If you improve efficiency, you improve electrical cleanliness.
Intelligent Valley Switching
Utopik is an extremely sophisticated switch-mode power supply. In a sub-optimal switch mode power supply, you have no control over where in the input voltage waveform the switch turns off or on. It would switch anywhere, and randomised noise is generated.
With Utopik however, Linn monitor oscillation at the transformer’s input, and look out for the lowest troughs in the voltage – a technique named Valley Switching.
Utopik only throws the switch when at the floor of one of these valleys. With intelligent monitoring and control, Utopik is keeping voltage as close to the ideal 0V when switching, resulting in dramatically reduced switching noise.
Power Factor Correction
Switch-mode power supplies are common in modern technology. When in operation, each one of these is intermittently taking short gulps of current from the mains – acute spikes in current draw – which introduces mains-borne noise that affects other products on the grid by producing harmonics in the supply.
Utopik modifies its current draw to be proportional to the voltage, and spreads it out over the length of the AC waveform. Instead of taking short gulps, the current draw is spread out to be more consistent over the length of the waveform. This is called Power Factor Correction – and by implementing it in Utopik, Linn can ensure that the product it’s powering isn’t introducing any distortion to the mains supply in the room, the building, and beyond.
Power Factor Correction is yet another technology in the power supply chain that regulates voltage and ensures that no ripples get through to the output stage of the product as a whole. Utopik therefore delivering the cleanest possible power to the rest of the chain. Utopik presents a consistent 400V output – anywhere in the world – regardless of mains supply quality.
Utopik has separate layers of precise regulation on its four power rails. Each has its own feedback loop, so that it is separately controlled, managed and isolated. This improves isolation between the relatively noisy digital power rail – with processors sporadically computing packets of data – and the analogue rails which feed components more sensitive to power fluctuations. Whatever the current demand of any aspect of the whole product, the remaining rails are unflinching.
Current List of Utopik-compatible Linn Products
Utopik is available to purchase as an upgrade for the following current and legacy Linn products:
Klimax DS (all models)
Klimax DSM (all models)
Klimax Renew DS
Klimax System Hub (all models)
Selekt DSM (all models)
Akurate DS (all models)
Akurate DSM (all models)
Akurate Exaktbox-6 and -10
Akurate Kontrol (all models)
Kustom DSM Z4 and Z8
Majik DS (all models)
Unidisk (all models)
Individual Utopik Upgrade Cost – £1,350.00
Utopik Promotion until 31st January 2024.
Purchase any new Linn DSM, amplifier, loudspeaker, Exaktbox or complete turntable, and receive a free-of-charge Utopik upgrade, value £1,350.00, for any other applicable product. (*see above)
This promotion also applies to Organik upgrades for Selekt DSM, Klimax DSM, Klimax Exaktbox and loudspeakers and anyother standalone upgrades and/or accessories with a total retail value of £3,000 or more. This can include individual Sondek LP12 components, upgrades, stands, cables, etc.
The Utopik promotion can also be used inconjunction with the existing trade-in on both Klimax and Akurate streaming products.
Please note that the Klimax DS/DSM trade-in scheme will also come to an end on 31st January 2024.
Please call to discuss your options.
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