Information sheet. Genki product information – English. Manuals. Genki User Manual – English · Genki User Manual – French · Genki User Manual – German. This superb LINN Genki CD Player has come to us via a part exchange and comes with a 3 month warranty. It has been tested and is in full working order. You have to look hard to spot the difference between the upscale Ikemi reviewed on the previous pages and the Genki. From the front there is only one giveaway.

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With its variable output, I’m tempted to put it in my bedroom with an extra pair of active speakers for an elegant music solution. Certainly, some tradeoffs must occur — build quality, parts, and features.

It did, however, have quite good silences; the backgrounds were very dark. While certain usability issues exist, they are often irrelevant to the typical budding audiophile audience.

Current Issue Equipment Reviews. Perhaps it is the higher cost of production and engineering or the lack of average Joe customers, but Linn won’t be mistaken for Apple user interfaces anytime soon.

If you like what you see in these sample articles, get all of UHF by subscribing. General Asylum General audio topics that don’t fit into specific categories. While the Audio Research CD2as I recall, did bass with more power and drive, the bottom end of the Ikemi is definitely present and accounted for.

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As I noted earlier in the year about the Majik integrated amp: Linn interconnects from Genki package Interconnects to speakers: Whereas some players tend to locate certain instruments at varying distances linb the listener, the Linn consistently arranges instruments without favoritism.


Trying to reach UHF? You’ll find numerous cabling genkj on audiophile web sites — enough to match the endless number of people making them. However, it just did NOT swing; compared to some other cd players we’ve heard my friend was with mehe said to me, “You know, this Genki sounds like we just went back from tubes to solid state Does the Ikemi fit into the Linn family?

On occasion, the player surprised me with how far to the side an instrument could appear without feeling unbalanced level-wise. Use Small and light, will fit almost anywhere; remote will control other Linn products too. Why put a volume control on a cd player if it can’t be really used as a linestage without feeling congested?

Finally, the Genki has two pairs of output jacks marked “variable output. Still, the classical pieces are energetic, expressive, and far from flat. Moreover, things seemed to be best described as “veiled” Review Summary Sound Smooth and refined top end along with a present and resolved bottom; offers “a gentle but unadorned quality to music”; “conjures a large soundstage and resolves very well.

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Bass done well is not just ljnn single entity, however. After all, moderately high-end equipment has to look and sound good, all while matching its multi-staged brethren. The keyboard, strings, bass, guitar, and various percussion instruments reside gracefully on the same street, and pretty much in that order from left to right. For comparison purposes, I had the Mark Levinson No.


I’d be inclined to think that a significant power source and output can be put in such a small little one-box cd player. Although the Linn Ikemi is a smallish and lightweight CD player, it is the product of much considered thought.

Linn has also included a Sync Link connection so the Ikemi can be used as a transport with a similarly equipped external DAC and have its internal clock slaved to that of the DAC, reducing jitter.

LINN Genki CD Player

For those who enjoy weightlifting with components, the Linn is surprisingly light — again, if a few dollars in cost can be saved by removing the lead, why not? The Mark Levinson No. Linn also offers a Classik line for those interested in more integrated functionality. But Linn makes it clear it doesn’t much believe in balanced cabling, though customers buying very expensive gear expect to have it.

This kind of vibrant layering stimulates one’s listening energy and prevents one from falling asleep due to muddy or thin reproduction. Closing my eyes conjured up visions of dark wood floors and a large fireplace — a luxurious sound indeed.