The Limetree series offers true high-end sound quality in the smallest of spaces. Fuelled by Lindemann’s passion for music and sound quality, they have grooved each component down to the last detail. No matter if in the analogue or digital domain,. be it a phono preamp, a headphone amp or a network player.
The Lindemann Limetree series offers great sound and great value.All the latest product reviews are available on the Lindemann website.
Lindemann Limetree Network
The Limetree NETWORK is a high-grade network player which can play back music from streaming services and local storage media in studio master quality. It is connected to the network with a LAN cable or via WLAN. It offers an additional USB port for docking hard disk drives or USB storage media. Beside an analogue line level output, the network player also features a high-quality headphone output.
The circuitry – designed around a powerful streaming platform – has been tuned for optimum signal quality. All music files are post-synchronized by an ultra-precise FemtoClock. The data processed in this way are free from “jitter“, the most frequent cause of a poor digital playback quality. The sound is open, natural and follows the recording in its true sense. An extra gain in sound quality is provided by the option to convert any data into a 1-bit signal (DSD). The converter blocks are run in mono mode, each channel has its own D/A converter. For the output stage Lindemann use one of the best amplifier modules on the market which also makes a great headphone amplifier.
For the power supply a high-quality “medical grade“ wall plug transformer is used which ensures a particularly good isolation from line disturbances. Owing to the elaborated onboard filtering and special voltage regulators, Lindemann were able to realise an exceptionally low-noise power supply with a ripple voltage below 10 µV.
Limetree Limetree Bridge
The Limetree BRIDGE is a high-quality network adapter designed to transfer music from streaming services and local storage media digitally in studio master quality to existing D/A converters or other devices with digital inputs. This makes it possible to upgrade an existing hi-fi system with streaming for only a small investment.
The Limetree BRIDGE is simply connected with the network by means of a LAN cable or via WLAN. It has also a USB port for connecting harddisks or USB storage media. There is an optical and a coaxial digital output. A professional studio engineering sample rate converter makes sure that all streamed formats can be played back on an existing converter without major losses in sound quality.
The circuitry of the Limetree BRIDGE – designed around a powerful streaming platform – has been tuned for optimum signal quality. All music files are post-synchronized by an ultra-precise FemtoClock. The data processed in this way are free from “jitter“, the most frequent cause of a poor digital playback quality. When output over the digital outs, the DSD data is automatically converted into high-resolution PCM data so that owners of older DACs can also enjoy high-res media of all kinds. With many older DACs the Limetree BRIDGE’s exceptionally low-jitter digital signal produces an audible increase in sound quality.
For the power supply Lindemann use a high-quality “medical grade“ wall plug transformer which ensures a particularly good isolation from line disturbances. Owing to the elaborated onboard filtering and special voltage regulators, Lindemann were able to realise an exceptionally low-noise power supply with a ripple voltage below 10 µV.
The Limetree PHONO has two discrete input stages which are perfectly tuned for the respective pickup type. This ensures maximum sound quality with MM and MC cartridges.
Installation is as easy: simply plug in and you’re ready to go. For MC there is a variable setting of the input impedance between 100 and 800 ohms.
The measured values of the PHONO are exceptionally good. Noise and distortion figures are very low.
The Limetree PHONO falls back on a circuit design from the classic tube amp era. But this concept is a completely new re-interpretation using the latest technologies and components.
The dual-stage circuitry with a passive RIAA equalization network uses the best J-FET amplifiers, which are currently available, and ultra-precision resistors and capacitors from Japan. To amplify the MC signals Lindemann use a professional studio amplifier, which is normally used as a microphone preamp for recordings.
The purely passive equalisation has a significant advantage: the distortions in the bass range are much lower than with typically applied circuits.
As power supply a “medical grade“ wall plug transformer is used which ensures a particularly good isolation from line disturbances. Together with the elaborated onboard filtering and special voltage Lindemann were able to realise an exceptionally loe-noise power supply with a ripple voltage below 10 µV.
The Limetree HEADPHONE is a high-class headphone amplifier for all music lovers who want to get a higher resolution and more tonal colours from their headphones.
It amplifies purely in the analogue domain for superior quality with the smallest of signals and/or when listening at soft volume. High-current output stages in class-A technology guarantee a reproduction which is both punchy and precisely resolved. For true connoisseurs!
Beside three inputs to connect e.g. network players, CD players or a phono preamp, the Limetree HEADPHONE offers a headphone output and a line output to control active speakers or a power amplifier.
Almost any headphones of 16 to 300 ohms can be driven with great sounding results. A setting device on the bottom of the housing allows to adjust the volume level to the respective headphone impedance.
Lindemann have put a good deal of detail work into the circuit design. Very short signal paths, finest components and an extremely clean supply voltage make this amplifier what it really is: an essential tool for headphone audiophiles.
The analogue volume control comes from the studio sector ensuring a very high resolution and minimal losses with low-level signals.
The current amplification is provided by completely discrete "diamond" buffers working in a non-feedback class-A mode. In terms of sound these are wonderfully agile and detailed and deliver exceptional dynamics.
A “medical grade“ wall plug transformer is used which ensures a particularly good isolation from line disturbances. Together with the elaborated onboard filtering and special voltage regulators, Lindemann were able to realize an exceptionally low-noise power supply with a ripple voltage below 10 µV.
The Lindemann Audio Limetree USB DAC converts digital audio into an analogue signal with sonic excellence. It is a compact and contemporary looking unit that has a built-in headphone amplifier that can double up as a preamp.
Enjoy excellent sound from your music sources using the Limetree USB-DAC which uses high current class A diamond buffer technology.
The USB DAC features DSD direct mode, an AK4493 Converter, a AK4137 Re-Sampler with MEMS FemtoClock, High resolution playback up to PCM 768/ native DSD 512 and an analogue volume control via MUSES 72320.