Building on the original Musicbook Series, the latest range feature a wealth of modifications and new features.
The first modification is instantly visible: a housing milled from solid aluminium with the design becoming even more conclusive.
Inside quite a few changes have taken place. Beside a revised converter architecture and a built-in phone preamp, the new Musicbook SOURCE offers another extra: the newly developed Lindemann streaming platform 4.0 for playing back studio master resolutions, Roon support and five different streaming services. Lindemann have a new easy-to-use app for iOS and Android.
Matching partners: the new Musicbook POWER 500/1000 power amplifiers. Owing to Lindemann’s circuit design with a reduction to the essential and N-Core technology, their power amps deliver excellent sound quality even on extremely power-hungry loudspeakers.
With the Musicbook series you get state-of-the-art technology and ultimate performance from a minimal space.
Lindemann Musicbook Source
As a signal source, the new Musicbook Source has an even more features than previous models. It offers connections for analogue and digital devices as well as top-level streaming.
The new streaming platform is already known from Lindemann’s Limetree series and has been extended with additional features. For example, the unit is now fully operable via the Lindemann app including comprehensive, customer-specific setting options.
Another highlight are resolutions of up to /24bit and DSD 256. This is all possible also with WLAN because the device features up-to-date diversity antenna technology. The supply of streaming services covers any audiophile wishes: TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Highresaudio, and soon also Spotify Connect. Of course, the Musicbook is Roon Ready. With an automatic “Connect“ button, the device will also link to the router within seconds.
Another feature is the possibility to play CDs on a DVD-ROM drive (such as an Apple Superdrive), connected via USB with great sound quality thanks to re-sampling in DSD.
The circuitry is now based on one of the world’s finest sounding converter modules, the AK4493. It offers extremely low distortion, exemplary musicality and resolutions of up to 768kHz and DSD512! The converter is assisted by a power supply of superlatives. Less than 1 µV of noise and interference speak a clear language.
Lindemann’s re-sampling concept, which will soon be 20 years old and was realised for the first time in the legendary CD1, and is now carried to new extremes in the new Musicbook. Re-sampling with the best sample rate converter on the world market (180 dBs dynamics, 32-bit resolution) into a DSD signal of ultimate precision opens up totally new worlds of sound for digital music reproduction. For the reference clock Lindemann rely on the currently most innovative timing technology: an MEMS Femto-Clock and is not vibration-sensitive, either.
The already excellent analogue output stage has been further improved as well. More powerful drivers now also enable the use of headphones with a magnetostatic drive and a low sensitivity. The level adjustment is selected easily in the app settings. Even as a headphone preamp the new Musicbook is now simply world class.
Another feature is the phono stage for MM cartridges. It has been taken directly from the Limetree Phono and sounds excellent. Even phono stages which cost several times as much can in most cases not compete.
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Lindemann Musicbook POWER 500/1000
The new Power 500 and 1000 amplifiers are perfectly suited to the Musicbook SOURCE with the latest N-Core Class D amplification. They feature the same form factor. Two versions are available:- The POWER 500 which offers 2 x 250W (4ohms) and the POWER 1000 offering 2 x 500W (4ohms). With both models, bi-amping is possible.
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