Lindemann Audio Back in Australia
Adelaide-based distributor Magenta Audio has secured distribution rights to German brand Lindemann Audio, with the range available now via selected specialist detailers.
Lindemann’s product lines are divided into two ranges: the upper-market Musicbook series, and the small-format entry-level Limetree series.
The Musicbook line features Musicbook: Source, a complete digital and analogue hub solution with high-res streaming capabilities via Lindemann’s own streaming platform (with dedicated iOS and Android app), the company’s preferred DSD conversion of digital data, Roon Readiness, multi-room capability, preamplifier functionality with two line inputs, a built-in phono stage, digital inputs and more.
Streaming services available are Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify (imminent availability, HighResAudio and more. In other words, a complete solution which can be further optioned with a CD drive.
The Musicbook: Source can be connected to a Musicbook: Power 500 or Musicbook: Power 1000, two options for amplification using the Ncore Class-D technology. The Musicbook: Power 500 or Musicbook: Power 1000 power amplifiers offer 250 watts (4 ohms) and 500 watts (4 ohms) per channel respectively, accept XLR balanced connectivity and have an input impedance of 50 kohms. Frequency response is quoted as 1H to 45kHz (-3dB) with a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) under 0.003% and a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) at over 110dB.
The Lindemann Limetree series offers diminutive solutions and an alternative portfolio of products to contrast the higher-end Musicbook series. The Limetree line features small-format components bearing a model nomenclature reflecting the components function. So, there’s the Phono phono stage, Headphone, Network and Bridge. Further products to expand the Limetree line are said to be released soon.
Lindemann’s Musicbook and Limetree products are designed in Germany and built throughout Europe.
Prices range from $1150 RRP for the Limetree products up to $6850 RRP for the Musicbook source. The range is available now.
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