Linn Komponent Speaker System, Chakra C5100 Amplifier, and Unidisk SC Universal Disc Player At A Glance & Ratings: Linn Chakra C5100 Amplifier

At A Glance: Linn Chakra C5100 Amplifier

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Number of Channels: 5
Power Rating (watts per channel): 56, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 1.4 Hz to 41 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 3 x 15 x 14
Weight (pounds): 14
Price: $3,325
Connections
Inputs: RCA (5),
Outputs: RCA (5), Five-way binding posts (5)

At A Glance: Linn Unidisk SC Universal Disc Player

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Compatible Playback Formats: DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, SACD, DVD-Audio, CD, DTS-CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3, JPEG, MPEG-2, VideoCD, SVCD
Possible Playback Resolutions: 480p/480i
Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, Pro Logic II
DTS: DTS 5.1
Other: Stereo, three-channel stereo, phantom
THX Certification: No
Video D/A Converter: N/A
Audio D/A Converter: N/A
Bass Management for Analog Audio Outs: Yes, 100 Hz
Frequency Response: N/A
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 3.1 x 15.1 x 14.6
Weight (pounds): 9.5
Price: $4,495
Connections
Inputs:
Video: component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (4)
Outputs:
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: single-ended analog (6), coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (1),
Additional: RS-232 in (1), out (1), IR in (1), out (1), Linn Knekt (1 in, 4 out, 1 accessory)

Ratings: Linn Unidisk SC Universal Disc Player and Chakra C5100 Amplifier

Build Quality: 94
• Top-quality parts; beautifully assembled
• Solid feel

Value: 86
• Attractive and compact styling
• Efficient amplifier design

Features: 88
• Will play pretty much any disc you can toss at it.
• Enough connectivity for the most basic systems but not much more

Performance: 96
• Exceptional musical performance, and the video is no slouch either
• For those who value quality over quantity
• Not for bassheads

Ergonomics: 86
• While not automated, setup menus are easy to navigate
• Deserves a better remote

Overall Rating: 91
Getting away from the bulk and complexity of most home theater electronics, Linn has chosen their feature set carefully to appeal to real people rather than just audio nerds. The resulting package provides exceptional performance without taking over your living space.

General Information
Unidisk SC Universal Disc Player, $4,495; Chakra C5100 Amplifier, $3,325
Linn Products
(904) 645-5242
www.linninc.com

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