Designed in Germany, the Musicbook SOURCE is an incredibly versatile source that meets even the highest demands on sound quality. Be it music from streaming services or from a music server, from CDs or LPs, everything’s possible and easy to operate via the app. Friends of high-class headphones will also get their money’s worth: the built-in class-A amplifier sets benchmarks in this class. The icing on the cake is the excellent phono MM input for turntables!
Technologically the Musicbook SOURCE is far ahead of the competition: all digital input signals are converted into DSD, a highly appreciated data format among audiophiles all over the world. This completely new approach raises in particular “normal” CD grade recordings to an exceptionally high sound quality level.
The circuitry of the Musicbook SOURCE has been designed around the high-performance streaming platform and fine-tuned for optimum sound quality. In the digital-analogue converter of the Musicbook SOURCE, Lindemann use one of the best-sounding converter elements of all times, the AK4493 from the Japanese digital specialist AKM. This converter excels metrologically by extremely low distortion figures and musically by natural timbres, a perfect timing and a totally relaxed pace. The converter blocks are run in mono mode, i.e. each channel has its own D/A converter. But there is more! Prior to the actual conversion, all digital input signals are submitted to an ultra-precise re-sampling by means of an MEMS femto-clock. The thus generated data are absolutely jitter-free: the basic prerequisite for perfect sound with digital music! An additional improvement offers the possibility to convert all data into a 1-bit signal (DSD). From a musical point of view, this operation mode is the icing on the cake and opens up an all new sonic dimension. The analogue preamp of the SOURCE uses a purely analogue volume control around the MUSES 72320. This element is used in components which cost many times as much and is beyond any doubt regarding sound quality. The built-in phono MM preamp delivers an outstanding musical reproduction and is technically identical to the highly acclaimed Limetree Phono. The headphone amplifier of the Musicbook also delivers finest sound and has sufficient output power reserves for demanding headphones like e.g. magnetostats. The power supply of the Musicbook sets new benchmarks for an interference- and noise-free performance. All functional areas are equipped with proprietary, ultra low-noise voltage regulators with less than 10 µV of noise voltage. Therefore a mutual influence between the Musicbook’s individual elements can be ruled out.
Sublime Sound Quality
Primarily decisive for the sound of a digital component is the digital/analogue converter. For this reason LINDEMANN is breaking all new ground with the Musicbook SOURCE. Irrespective of the source, all digital input signals can be converted into a high-resolution 1-bit signal (DSD 256). In the converter blocks this signal is then converted directly into an analogue signal – without any further influence through digital filters or a digital volume control. They do without DSPs (digital signal processors) completely. Filtering and volume control are purely analogue. The music signal generated thereby is utterly pristine: with ultimate resolution, brilliant timbres, unlimited dynamics and a new, absolutely “genuine” atmosphere that reminds of analogue playback!
• Playback from the internet in high-res 24-bit resolution
• Easy, intuitive operation via Lindemann app
• Designed in Germany
• Built in class A headphone amplifier, capable of 16-200 ohms
• An all-in-one solution for users with an interest in both digital streaming and analogue playback.