Linn Klimax Solo 800 Power Amplifier

Linn

Linn Klimax Solo 800 Power Amplifier

Price
£37,500.00
A superior performance mono amplifier which can drive any given speaker optimally.
Product Colour
- Optional
- Optional

With Klimax Solo 800, Linn has created a superior-performance amplifier which can drive any given speaker optimally – under any conditions. 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.

Klimax Solo 800 features novel and Linn-original technologies which combine to produce staggeringly low distortion measurements, with superb signal-to-noise ratio and incredible efficiency.

Linn Klimax Solo 800 Amplifiers with 360 speakers and a Klimax DSM in a room with windows out to a view of trees

Linn’s unique combination of digital and analogue expertise has allowed them to optimise and linearise every internal stage of this amplifier to consistently produce exceedingly high performance. As a whole, it is the epitome of efficient, consistent, and accurate circuitry design; and it measurably outperforms larger rivals.

Utopik for Klimax Solo 800

Linn’s all-new, Utopik switch-mode power supply topology for Klimax Solo 800 boasts precision-regulated power rails. 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.

With Utopik for Klimax Solo 800, Linn has progressed a step further to minimise switching noise and improve efficiency by utilising a technique called ‘soft-switching’; a resonant tank circuit ensures that voltage across the switch falls to zero before the switch is thrown. Thanks to soft-switching, Utopik for Klimax Solo 800 is cleaner, more efficient, and remains whisper-quiet over the full range of operating conditions.

Linn Klimax Solo 800 Amplifiers with a 360 speaker

Adaptive Bias Control

Klimax 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.

Cool-Running

Klimax Solo 800 features superb heat management; driving the most difficult of loads without compromising linearity or resorting to an internal fan.  Excellent heat coupling is achieved by mounting the amplifier and power supply circuitry directly to the critically efficient, large surface area heatsinks. This coolrunning design is key to delivering exceptional clarity right up to 800W into 4Ω, and 1.2kW into 2Ω.

A pair of Linn Klimax Solo 800s in silver on podiums in a beige room

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. 

Specifications
  • Output Power:
    • 400W: 8Ω
    • 800W: 4Ω
    • 1.2kW: 2Ω
  • Nominal Gain
    • 28.6 dB: unbalanced
    • 22.6 dB: balanced
  • 3db bandwidth
    • 150kHz: 8Ω
    • 140kHz: 4Ω
    • 130kHz: 2Ω
  • Output Impedance
    • 0.01Ω: 1kHz
  • THD+N, 8Ω
    • 0.0004%: 1kHz, 400W
  • THD+N, 4Ω
    • 0.0005%: 1kHz, 800W
  • THD+N, 2Ω
    • 0.0006%: 1kHz, 1.2kW
  • SNR
    • 98dB: Ref 1W, 20kHz A-wt
  • 2-tone IMD (18kHz+19kHz)
    • -115dB: 100W combined, 8Ω
  • PSU: 2kW Utopik
  • Power Requirements:
    • 100-120 Vac, 220-240 Vac
    • 2kW Max
    • 100W Idling
  • Inputs
    • 1x RCA Phono
    • 1x Blanced XLR
  • Passthrough
    • 1x RCA Phono
    • 1x Balanced XLR
  • Speaker Outputs
    • 2x Banana/Binding posts (Furutech FT-816 (R))
  • Dimensions: Height 268mm x Width 350mm x Depth 412mm
  • Weight: 27kg

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