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torsdagen den 25:e april 2013

Wonderful multi-zone LINN instalation: ''exclusive apartment Stockholm'

The owner of this amazing apartment appreciates a great music system, loves music but also is very design conscious. The multi-zone system would not only have to perform at the highest level but fit in with some amazing design, art and living spaces. It would also have to deliver a lifestyle, a rather fantastic lifestyle.

As the apartment is often used for entertaining and some fantastic parties, multi room party-mode was essential. LINN fitted the criteria without any weak links. The main sitting area has a combination of reference electronics and beautiful Akurate speakers, which complement the space. The system can both be played hard at a party but also deliver the highest level of fine-listening performance.

The music system adds so much to the whole experience of the apartment. The transition through the day from lounge listening, background music reaching every space, inside and out in this apartment, perfectly synchronised party-mode with varying volumes in varying spaces to almost nightclub levels, enhanced with a great coloured lighting system really is something. 

The system was designed for the purpose, it was intentional and it delivers. The day after you sit on the sofa and relax listening to the highest studio quality music from reference LINN, in total contrast to the day before. The system ... and I mean the system as a whole with all it's zones improves the apartment.

The main room system is completely reference, latest specification LINN Klimax Range with contrasting finishes. Silver chassis source and control with black power amps. Very nice! Klimax DS, Klimax Kontrol &  Pair of Klimax Solo's. These are accompanied with a a pair of LINN Akurate 242's in probably my favourite finish, Black Ash. 

The space is vast with the upper floor having a pitched very high ceiling and completely open to the bottom floor some eight meters I'd say from the crown of the building to lower floor level. The bottom level is also vast with a dining area and open kitchen so we have a stylish but diskreet Majik system installed under the floating stairs with Majik DSM. Some inbuilt speakers in the kitchen area with Sekrit DSM fill out the sound over the kitchen area for larger gatherings. This area opens up to a large balcony area, also driven by Sekrit DSM and with outdoor speakers mounted under the sun-canopy.

Other areas include an office room with aktiv LINN IW10 in-wall speakers driven with Klimax renew and Majik amps. Brilliant speakers. The bathroom is so large and airy we didn't use waterproof speakers but rather went for Kustom 106 driven by Sekrit DSi. 

Some other treats are an AVA Maestro which amplifies a LED TV digital out to a sound bar in a bedroom. An amazing 5:1 system which is seamlessly hidden and automated, dropping down and popping out from the ceiling with projection lifting up and out from a custom made TV-table. 

You have to give it to the hidden multi-coloured LED lighting that transform the space from a very plush living space into what feels and looks like an exclusive night club. Brilliant!

Proof that music can improve your life!

This last photo coming to me by MMS from a happy owner in the small hours of Saturday night ...



fredagen den 24:e augusti 2012

Handover this morning in Båstad ...

It was an absolute pleasure to hand over a seven zone LINN DS installation to a very satisfied family in Båstad this morning. The project comprises a main summer house with five zones and a large separate summer house for their teenage Sons, comprising two zones.
The family decided to keep the character and shell of the beautiful old house but completely rebuilt the interior, rebuilding with an amazing choice of materials and the latest technology. The result is the 'warmth' you only get from an old house but with the comfort of the best available materials and technology. 
Wonderful ... an inspirational result! 50mm by 400mm solid Douglas pine floors, whitewashed and only full  lengths of up to 10m ... WAL!
We were asked to provide fantastic sound but the electronics themselves:
''should not be seen at all and all speakers should be built in and customised to the exact colour choices used in the home''
The family wanted to stream high definition music and film, play YouTube & Spotify direct from their ipad to their LINN systems and with the ability to have perfect synchronised party mode or play seperate music in separate rooms.

''Everything with wireless control from iPad! ''
''It should be user friendly and just work without any IT  knowledge''
We installed their favourite internet radio stations, configured the LINN products and Network for optimum stability and performance and supplied an automated server for Ripping Blueray, DVD &CD (flac). Remote access to the Network means we don't have to physically visit the premise to update or make changes.
''It should be a great sound but to a reasonable budget''
LINN Sekrit DSI  systems were used in TV areas and Sneaky DS used in smaller areas where no physical inputs were required.
An outdoor LINN system and bathrooms used Watertight LINN Diskreet speakers and LINN Kustom speakers were used in the other zones.

In the larger rooms we used the fantastic BR27 inbuilt base reinforcement speakers (sub). Aesthetics were high priority so all speakers were installed in the ceilings and delivered in the exact colour of the surfaces.
The LINN installation ''.. does exactly what you said it would do and exactly what I wanted it to do''
Janne (Båstad)


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