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 would have thought the linn sneaky’s dac would be more than a match for most cheap dac though.

Linn ds works very well though and supports all key formats. Linn Sneaky Music DS – is it an adequate source? I’m Just not convinced by needing three boxes for an amp when my nait 5i-2 did such a good job!

Hi, I’m not ready for territory I’m afraid. Hi prouddaddy, your comments ring true with what I’ve heard from speaking to others elsewhere, particularly sneaky ds performance in comparison to cd players such ad cd5i, cd5xs etc.

The Linn isn’t wi-fi enabled, so a multiroom installation is a little more convoluted but hardly insurmountable. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. 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! Luckily my dealer has since lent various equipment to try and finally things are starting to work much better, since adding the napsc anyway!

It operates under Linn’s pioneering prerogative of ‘source-first’, delivering excellent quality sound to your loudspeakers. I certainly intend to upgrade next by getting the amps you suggested, although I realize that will be an interim solution before either going to the NDX or add an nDac.


Thanks to its built-in 20w power amplification, it can be used a compact hi-fi system. Just attach your pre and power amp and loudspeakers and you’re ready to conveniently enjoy a whole world of music. The Linn Sneaky DS Network is a powerful digital streamer which can be easily integrated into your existing system.

This is a genuine alternative to a CD player. 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.

Sign In or Register. Originally Posted by AMA:. Rather odd comment but appreciate your sd. Manage Follow Preferences Loading The Sneaky Music DS can play all popular digital music formats. I didn’t like it through the Supernait. Both are priced similarly and both offer similar feature set. The sneaky and nait worked really well with all sorts of speakers. I suppose it may come down to presentation preference in some cases. The Sneaky Music DS is a powerful award-winning digital source streamer and amplifier which can be easily integrated limn your existing system to play all popular digital music formats.

All you need then is a music source. Of course not, although I would jump up to the Akurate instead of the Majik as I felt that the Majik and Sneaky were closer in performance than the Majik and the Akurate. Things come down to personal preference I guess. I think Sneaky is a balanced entry level solution and does need anything else. Linnone of the most highly respected names in traditional hi-fi, has come up with its very own digital media player, the Sneaky Music DS.

I’ve been demoing various kit and it’s amazing the differences speakers make with the same kit.

Alternatively, thanks to fitted analogue and digital outputs, it can be treated as a source component for installation into a hi-fi system. IMO the nac should carry a health warning, “do not buy without a napsc”!


Sneaky Music DS

It’s a flexible little beastie, and not just because it can be orientated vertically or horizontally. It has a custom designed up-sampling engine which effectively reduces all noise and distortion, resulting in the best possible reproduction of music files. Brand new in original retail packaging. Our Verdict A startling departure from Linn, but a brilliantly realised one, too. Like Reply 0 Likes.

Block When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile wall. For Exceptional sound quality compact and easy to get to grips with. I’m in a similar situation I have a unitque though, which I suspect is similar in performance as a source to the sneaky. I would consider one essential.

Finally, you’ll never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for ss content. Sneeaky Sneaky DS is an excellent way of bringing high-quality digital streaming into the home.

Most importantly, it uses its own upsampling engine plus powerful digital-to-analogue conversion to maximise sound quality. Membership Required We’re sorry. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

Seen this item cheaper elsewhere? Claire Martin’s voice on He Never Mentioned Love is fabulously well-resolved and positioned with unerring accuracy.

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If you ever wanted proof that the digital music revolution is well under way, here it is: Indeed, maybe another thread may have discussion sjeaky ndx, ndac, linn ds etc. Earn loyalty points when you order this item. I was seemingly happy with the Nait 5i-2 but wanted llnn You must be signed in to continue. I know that the likes of the sneaky ds and majik ds certainly sound better to me than many similar priced cd players.