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dCS Lina Headphone Amplifier, DAC and Clock Stack

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CONDITION: dCS Lina Headphone Amplifier, DAC and Clock Stack



With a dedicated Network DAC, Headphone Amplifier and Master Clock, Lina is the first dCS system purpose built for headphone listening. Designed to drive a vast range of headphones, and deliver spectacular sound, it offers the ultimate sonic escape for music and head-fi connoisseurs.
Enjoy the full Lina experience with a Network Streaming DAC, Class AB Headphone Amplifier and Grade 1 Master Clock.
  • Designed and hand-assembled in the United Kingdom
  • Purpose built for headphone playback
  • Engineered for the purest expression and the finest possible sound
  • Solid state Headphone Amplifier ensures optimal performance with a vast range of headphones, from IEMs through to reference-level over ears
  • dCS Ring DAC™ and Digital Processing Platform guarantee exceptional sound, whatever your chosen source, genre or audio format
  • Network DAC supports streaming via Roon, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, TIDAL, Internet Radio and Apple AirPlay
  • Lina Master Clock delivers precise and stable reference signal, for enhanced sound quality when streaming and listening via USB
  • Modular three stack design allows you to configure your system to suit your space, arranging units vertically or side by side
  • Flexible, FPGA-based architecture ensures long product lifespan, with new features and enhancements delivered via simple software updates

A bold vision 

Lina began with a desire to create the definitive system for headphone playback: a system that reveals the full potential of your chosen headphones, plus the full breadth of detail, artistry and emotion in your music. Drawing on our extensive experience of developing pioneering audio products and technologies, including the multi award-winning dCS Vivaldi, Rossini and Bartók Headphone DAC, we set out to engineer a new product series that embodies our singular approach to sound reproduction, while reflecting the unique needs and demands of headphone listeners.

Rooted in heritage

Lina is a product made possible through three decades of relentless innovation - a tireless pursuit to advance the standard of sound reproduction, and bring people closer to the music they love. Informed by 35 years of continuous development, it combines state-of-the-art hardware and software with a technical lineage that can be traced back to the advent of digital audio, and the creation of the world’s first ever high-resolution digital converters.

A custodian of sound

Offering technical precision, transparency and musicality in equal measure, Lina reproduces each aspect of a recording, from the subtlest of sonic details, to the sense of rhythm, movement and harmonic flow, with absolute integrity. Whatever your chosen track, it delivers a performance that feels vividly detailed, effortlessly natural and emotionally compelling. Always faithful to your music, it brings a new level of realism and purity to headphone playback.

High performance, small footprint

Lina uses state of the art circuitry, electronics and digital processing to deliver a huge range of features in a compact and elegant format. Its unique flexible circuit board allows us to provide all of the functions you'd expect from a dCS system in a much smaller footprint, without compromising on sound or performance. Our smallest product series yet, it is designed for use in a wide range of environments, from shared offices to home studios, bedrooms and smaller living spaces.

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Tailor made

Every element of Lina's design - from its touch screen UI to its tactile painted coating, understated aesthetic, and slimline, modular form - has been carefully considered and developed with headphone listeners in mind. This 'purpose built' ethos extends not just to external features, but internal circuitry, components and software. Unique in its design, sound and capabilities, it combines our renowned playback technologies with a wealth of innovations developed exclusively for the head-fi community.

Designed for you

Lina provides the freedom to listen however you choose, without compromise. Together, its Network Streaming DAC, Headphone Amplifier and Master Clock provide a complete digital audio system that confidently handles each aspect of the playback process. With its wide range of inputs and outputs, powerful streaming platform, and flexible settings, it delivers a stunning experience, whatever your listening preferences, equipment or musical tastes.

Full Stack Specifications

Full Stack Dimensions: 14.5" (H) x 8.7" (W) x 13.4" (D)
Finish: Black or Silver aluminum (DAC has crystal LED)
Power: 90-120v & 220-240v, 50/60Hz nominal

Lina Network DAC 

  • Network: RJ-45 ethernet
  • Digital Inputs
    • (x2) AES/EBU, 3 pin XLR
    • (x1) S/PDIF BNC Coax
    • (x1) S/PDIF, RCA
    • (x1) Toslink
    • (x1) USB-B
    • (x1) USB-A (mass storage)
  • Streaming Compatibility: RoonReady, Tidal, Qobuz, UPnP, Deezer, Internet Radio, Spotify, Apple AirPlay 2
  • Sample frequencies and formats
    • 44.1-384kHz
    • DSD 64, 128
    • Native DSD + DoP
  • Analog Outputs
    • (x1) Stereo pair 3 pin Balanced XLR
    • (x1) Stereo pair RCA
  • Upsampling: Multi-stage DXD oversampling
  • Word Clock: (x2) BNC

Lina Master Clock 

  • Word Clock Outputs: (x2) BNC
  • Clock Accuracy: Better than +/-1 ppm

Lina Headphone Amp

  • Analog Inputs
    • (x1) Stereo pair RCA
    • (x1) Stereo pair unbuffered Bal XLR
    • (x1) Stereo pair buffered Bal XLR
  • Frequency Response: 1Hz-100kHz better than +0/-3dB
  • THD+N: <0.005% @ 1kHz 6Vrms
  • SN/R: 110dB 20Hz-20kHz A-weighted
  • Headphone Outputs
    • Dual 3-pin balanced XLR, R and L channel
    • (x1) Single 4-pin balanced XLR
    • (x1) Single 6.3mm headphone jack
  • Power Output
    • (x2) Bal 2W / 30Ω
    • (x2) Bal 0.48W / 300Ω
    • (x2) 1.6W / 30Ω
    • (x2) 0.2W / 300Ω