A signal source which can really do everything and still sound like big high-end?
We proudly present: 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!
Connect your Musicbook SOURCE to a suitable power amplifier such as the Musicbook POWER or directly to active loudspeakers, and from now on you’ll be enjoying music in the most beautiful way: rich in detail and yet relaxed, with a wide stage or a small ensemble, dynamically vigorous or soft and emotional.
All functions of the Musicbook SOURCE can be controlled conveniently via the newly developed LINDEMANN app which is available for Android and iOS, for tablets also in the particularly lucid landscape mode. The app offers an easy to understand and intuitive control over the various sources. A comprehensive menu for the device settings makes the operation of the Musicbook as easy as 1-2-3. The integrated multi-room function allows to run several streaming devices in different rooms simultaneously or individually. The supply of streaming services is broadly diversified, with a clear focus on streaming in high-res quality. Make your choice between TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, and HighResAudio. Furthermore, besides internet radio there are also podcasts from a large range of providers. The optionally available remote control made of high-quality aluminium offers all basic functions of the Musicbook and also gives you a quick access without opening the app.
ONE FOR ALL.
Table of Connections
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-analog converter of the Musicbook SOURCE we 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 analog preamp of the SOURCE uses a purely analog 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/analog 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 analog signal – without any further influence through digital filters or a digital volume control. We do without DSPs (digital signal processors) completely. Filtering and volume control are purely analog. The music signal generated thereby is utterly pristine: with ultimate resolution, brilliant timbres, unlimited dynamics and a new, absolutely "genuine" atmosphere that reminds of analog playback!
DESIGNED in GERMANY.
Main connection: 90 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Power consumption: 0,2 W Stand-by, 8 W Betrieb, 18 W maximal
Dimensions (W x D x H): 280 x 220 x 63 mm (11,02 x 8,66 x 2,48 in.)
Weight: 3 kg (6,61 lbs)
Resolution: 768 kHz/32 bit and DSD 512
Dynamic range: > 125 dB
THD & Noise: < 0,001% (@ 0 dB FS)
Master Clock: ultra-low jitter MEMS femto-clock
Re-Sampling: with 180 dB dynamics and 32-bit resolution, bit-perfect or DSD
Jitter suppression by re-sampling: > 60 dB
Converter architecture: two AK4493 DACs in dual different mono mode, AK4137 re-sampler
Output voltage: 2,5 V @ 0 dBFS RCA, 5 V @ 0 dBFS XLR
Ethernet: 100 Mbit/s
WLAN: dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WPS support
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP
USB 2.0: high-speed host interface hor hard discs, USB sticks, DVD-ROM drives
Supported codecs: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, DSD
UPnP and DLNA support PCM resolution: 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz, 24 bit. (WLAN up to 192 kHz)
DSD resolution: DSD 64 up to DSD 256. (WLAN up to DSD 128)
Gapless playback Streaming services: TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio, Spotify
Internet radio and podcast Roon Ready
Line inputs: three analog line inputs with 20 kOhms of input impendance. Input sensitivity adjustable via app.
Phono MM input: gain 40 dB. Input impendance 47 kOhm/150 pF. Input sensitivity adjustable via app. Also suitable for high-output MC systems.
Outputs: one balanced and one unbalanced output. The outputs can be used independently. Max. output voltage: 2.5 V unbalanced, 5 V balanced.
Volume control range: 0 to 99 with the following characteristic: 0 to 20 in 2-dB steps, 21 to 60 in 1-dB steps, 61 to 99 in 0.5-dB steps.
Balance control: + / - 6 dB in 1 dB steps.
Frequency response: 1 – 200 kHz (-3 dB)
Gain: 0 dB / 6 dB / 12 dB adjustable
THD & Noise: < 0,001% @ 2,5 V output
Headphone connector: 6,35 mm jack socket
Headphone gain: 0 dB / 12 dB (adjustable via app)
Recommended headphone impedance: 16 - 200 Ohm
Damping factor headphone output: >100.
Fidelity (Germany) / February 2020
"Everything has been implemented in a completely intuitive and self-explanatory way. So much that we had to ask ourselves why all other manufactures are incapable of supplying apps of a similar standard."