Linn 360 Passive with Aktiv Bass Loudspeakers


Linn 360 Passive with Aktiv Bass Loudspeakers

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Linn 360 Passive with Aktiv Bass Loudspeakers
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360 is audibly invisible. It produces a performance with unprecedented clarity and realism, that’s entirely absent of sonic colouration. Incorporating innovative drive unit and amplifier technologies, 360 turns out Linn's lowest ever levels of audible distortion. The honed curves of its cabinet are partnered with meticulously matched drive units to deliver the cleanest possible dispersion characteristics.

All that is experienced with Linn's 360 is sound-stage; with vocals suspended in space, and true-to-life scale and depth leaving you utterly devoid of the sense you are listening to a pair of stereo speakers. 

360 is visibly remarkable. Its curvaceous cabinet, intricately machined trim, and range of dynamic finishes combine to present an overall aesthetic that is familiar, yet with ultramodern flair and contemporary class.

Ultra-low distortion = Zero colouration

Critical to 360’s sonic character, is the wholesale elimination of audible distortion brought about by the cutting-edge material science which drove development of the drive units.

Breakthrough dispersion characteristics

The curvaceous front of each speaker tapers from bottom to top, with shaped radii specifically matched to the requirements of each individual drive unit. The speakers’ constituent drive units are placed perfectly flush within this smooth baffle, so that they emanate sound, out and away from the speaker, entirely without obstruction. These elements result in a speaker which produces precisely the same tonality in every direction, reinforcing the sound-stage of the original recording.

Five Linn 360 speakers each in a different colour finish

Visibly Remarkable

360 is visibly remarkable. Its curvaceous cabinet, intricately machined trim, and range of dynamic finishes combine to present an overall aesthetic that is familiar, yet with ultra-modern flair and contemporary class.

Sumptuous form conscientiously follows function in a visibly remarkable aesthetic that breaks ground beyond traditional cabinet design.

The shapely and extremely robust cabinet is built up from scrupulously formed 3D laminates – pushing and exceeding the limitations of ply engineering to construct a fluid front baffle which reaches right around either side of the speaker.

Machined into the 360 Array trim piece are a series of concentric arcs – themselves redolent of the grooves of a vinyl record in a conscientious nod to Linn's origins and the Sondek LP12 turntable upon which Linn was founded. These grooves are set adjacent to a tweeter protector, which draws the eye in with its chrome-plated Linn icon feature. The engineered trim is machined in-house from 5754-grade aluminium, and incorporates ingenious waveguides to help facilitate optimum performance from the drive units which they surround.

The Linn 360 speaker in the Single Malt finish which is an amber colour.  To the right is a woodburner in a fireplace surround.  To the left is a Linn LP12 and a Linn DSM

Designed expressly for 360, The Glasgow Collection is a range of curated cabinet finishes, that demonstrate pride in Linn's origins and celebrate their Scottish home. These three special finishes are dynamic and complex; colour and texture play off the curves of the 360 cabinet under different lighting conditions and when viewed from different angles.

The Classic Collection offers a more subtle, monochrome palette: the timeless elegance of Piano Black, and the minimalist chic of Alpine White.

The Linn 360 speakers in black with a range of other Linn HiFi equipment between them.  The image was taken at the 2024 HiFi Munich show


360 is available to order in two distinct model variants to suit your desired application at home. Choose 360 Integrated Exakt partnered with a Klimax DSM: System Hub for the highest-performing one box/two speakers hifi system on the market – benefitting from Linn's groundbreaking, proprietary Exakt technology integrated throughout. It’s the closest you can get to a genuine live music experience from the comfort of your home.

If you are building your dream separates system, you can also benefit from the monumental performance gains of 360, by choosing the Passive with Aktiv Bass (PWAB) variant and driving the 360 Array with amplification of your choice. 360 PWAB can be easily converted to perform in an all-external Linn Exakt system featuring Klimax Exaktbox and separate amplification, if so desired.

Bass System with Power DAC technology

The Bass System delivers lower frequency sound with more impact, efficiency and dramatically less distortion thanks to Linn's new Power DAC technology. Built from the ground up, this new Linn technology combines DAC and amp into a single step – thus extending the digital path and reducing loss.

Power DAC is highly efficient, ultra-low-noise, and provides the perfect platform for driving the lower bass system in 360. When coupled with the prodigious excursion capability of the matched lower bass drive units, 360 produces seismic, realistic and distortion-free bass that will seriously move you.

Key points

  • 360 Array drive units featuring cutting edge composites push all distortion out of band of human hearing
  • Aluminium-magnesium alloy bass drive units produce precise piston-like behaviour; can be driven hard whilst remaining firmly under control
  • All drive units made of hard alloys adding zero colouration or sonic signature to music
  • Bass System – Power DAC technology combines DAC and amp into a single step, producing seismic, realistic and distortion-free bass
  • All-new-ultra-low-resonance passive crossover with components bonded point-to-point - reducing loss and distortion
  • Extraordinary dispersion characteristics result in precisely the same tonality from the speaker in every direction – reinforcing sound-stage
  • Sumptuous form conscientiously follows function in a visibly remarkable aesthetic that breaks ground beyond traditional cabinet design
  • Speaker Type 4-way floor-standing
  • Exakt with external amps and Exaktbox
  • Crossover Analogue passive
  • 360 Array Separate amplification
  • Bass System: Power DAC Technology
  • Room Correction Space Optimisation with a Linn DSM
  • Available Upgrades: None


  • Exakt Link: n/a
  • Binding Post: x3 pairs
  • XLR (for Aktiv Bass): x1

Drive Units

  • Tweeter: 19mm Beryllium dome
  • Midrange: 64mm thin-ply woven carbon dome
  • Upper Bass: 190mm aluminium/magnesium cone
  • Lower Bass: x2 220mm long throw aluminium cone


  • The Glasgow Collection: Clyde Built, Single Malt, Linn Heritage
  • Classic: Piano Black, Alpine White
  • Custom: match any colour
  • Trim: Silver or Black Anodised


  • Cabinet Volume: 60 litres
  • Width (with stand): 411 mm
  • Height (with stand): 1141 mm
  • Depth (with stand): 484 mm
  • Weight (with stand): 70kg

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