Linn Sneaky level Digital Streamer with integrated amplifier. Perfect for fitting into any home or office system, Sneaky DS can be connected directly to speakers. Scottish hi-fi manufacturer Linn is hoping to fill that space with its range of enthusiast digital streaming – DS – players, and the range starts at. Sneaky Music DS means you no longer have to compromise performance for convenience. With an unrivalled hi-fi heritage, Sneaky Music DS combines.

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I was seemingly happy with the Nait 5i-2 but wanted more!!! IMO the nac should carry a health warning, “do not buy without a napsc”! It operates under Linn’s pioneering prerogative of ‘source-first’, delivering excellent quality sound to your loudspeakers.

If you ever wanted proof that the digital music revolution is well under way, here it is: Send us the link below with your details and we’ll come back to you ASAP with a better price if we can offer one! The Sneaky Music DS is a powerful award-winning digital source streamer and amplifier which can be easily integrated into your existing system to play all popular digital music formats.

Linn Sneaky Music DS – is it an adequate source? Even if you switch to Linn’s Komponent speakers and treat the Sneaky as a local hi-fi fed by ‘plain’ old Flac files from the AVA RS3, it retains a musical edge on rivals.

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Brand new in original retail packaging. Luckily my dealer has since lent various equipment to try and finally things are starting to work much better, since adding the napsc anyway! I’m in a similar situation I have a unitque though, which I suspect is similar in performance as a source to the sneaky.

Sign In or Register. A great source of sound for any home, it combines the convenience of a network music player with Linn’s experience and commitment to world-class music reproduction. The Sneaky DS is an excellent way of bringing high-quality digital streaming into the home. Finally, you’ll never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your content.


It plays digital music over a standard Ethernet network which means you can enjoy high quality podcasts and internet radio streams as well as the latest music-streaming services. I would consider one essential. Manage Follow Preferences Loading Hi, I’m not ready for territory I’m afraid.

All you need then is a music source. I es intend to upgrade next by getting the amps you suggested, although I realize that will be snealy interim solution before either going to the NDX or add an nDac. This is a genuine alternative to a CD player.

I have ,multiple linn ds so dont want to swap streaming unit, however ndac would be ok of course as I could still use linn ds.

The interface can be accessed, and customised, by your home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and playlists can be controlled from anywhere in the home. A startling departure from Linn, but a brilliantly realised one, too.

But you can possibly make use of the piece you have running it to the external DAC which are cheap and easily available now. The Linn Sneaky DS Network is a powerful digital streamer which can be easily integrated into your existing system. Setup and adjusted correctly within Konfigit is a very engaging and natural sounding player, linnn you feed it the proper lossless files.

The Sneaky DS can be added to any existing hi-fi system. Linn ds works very well though and supports all key formats.

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I’ve been demoing various kit and it’s amazing the differences speakers make with the same kit. Claire Martin’s voice on He Never Mentioned Love is fabulously well-resolved and positioned with unerring accuracy.

I’ve been really impressed with the sneaky ds. Things come senaky to personal preference I guess. Most importantly, it uses its own upsampling engine plus powerful digital-to-analogue conversion to maximise sound quality.


Otherwise, consider this a brilliantly accomplished music player. Indeed, maybe another thread may have discussion between ndx, ndac, linn ds etc.

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I think Sneaky is a balanced entry level solution and does need anything else. Membership Required We’re sorry.

Like Reply 0 Likes. Against Some price rivals are a shade more flexible. It shares the same tried and tested software with all Linn Players, with regular updates which ensures the continual improvement of sound quality. Alternatively, thanks to fitted analogue and digital outputs, it can be treated as a source component for installation into a hi-fi system. JavaScript seems snealy be disabled in your browser. It has a custom designed up-sampling engine which effectively reduces all noise and distortion, resulting in the best possible reproduction of music files.

You must be signed in to continue. Just attach your pre and power amp and loudspeakers and you’re ready to conveniently enjoy a whole world of music.

The Sneaky Music DS can play all popular digital music formats. Block When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile snsaky. Linnlinh of the most highly respected names in traditional hi-fi, has come up with its very own digital media player, the Sneaky Music DS. Hi prouddaddy, your comments ring true with what I’ve heard from speaking to others elsewhere, particularly sneaky ds performance in lihn to cd players such ad cd5i, cd5xs etc.

Where did you Find It Cheaper? Product Description The Linn Sneaky DS Network is a powerful digital streamer which can be easily integrated into your existing system. Is it as good as fs Majik DS or Akurate?