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musicbook:10 DSD

The musicbook:10 DSD is the basic model of the musicbook series. It is a USB digital-analog converter with outstanding sound properties which enables the reproduction of music from a computer in studio master quality. It can handle easily resolutions of up to 384 kHz PCM and DSD 256.

But the musicbook:10 DSD can do a lot more. The integrated analog preamp, which also doubles as an excellent headphone amp, allows the connection of a phono preamp and thus offers a consummate audiophile quality also with vinyl records.

In terms of technology the musicbook:10 DSD is definitely way ahead of the competition. Using a sophisticated recalculation all digital audio signals are converted into DSD 128/256, a data format which is highly esteemed by audiophiles worldwide. Thus the actual digital-analog conversion is reduced to a mere filtering of the DSD signal. This completely new approach is the secret behind the musicbook’s exceptionally good sound.



USB-Audio Class 2


Headphone Output



Analog outputs

Digital inputs

Analog inputs

Uncomprising quality.

Technical specifications


Mains voltage: 90 – 250 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 65 mm (W x D x H)
Weight: 3.20 kg
Power consumption: 0.2 W standby, 30 W max.

Analog pre-amplifier

Inputs: analog line level inputs (RCA) with 20 kOhms input impedance. Maximum input voltage: 8 V unbalanced (RCA)
Outputs: one balanced (XLR) and one unbalanced (RCA) line level outputs. Outputs are independent. Maximum output level: 8 V (unbalanced),16 V (balanced)
Headphone connection: 1/4" (6,35 mm) jack socket for headphones with 32 to 600 ohms impedance
Volume level 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 0,5dB steps
Balance control range: +/- 6 dB in 1 dB steps
Gain: 0 dB
Fixed Line Output (FLO) equals volume set to maximum (99), output voltage 4 V @ 0dBFS unbalanced, 8 V @ 0dBFS balanced
Frequency response: 0 - 200kHz (-3 dB)
THD & Noise: < 0,001% @ 4,00V Output

Digital/Analog converter

Inputs: two optical (up to 96 kHz) and two coaxial digital inputs (75 ohms, up to 192 kHz) for SPDIF signals (LPCM)
THD & Noise: <0,001% (@ 0dBFS)
Dynamic range: >130dB
D/A converter resolution: 352,8/384 kHz, 32 bit or DSD 256
Converter architecture: two AK 4490 DACs in dual-differential mono-mode, AK 4137 re-sampler
Master-Clock: ultra-low jitter dual-frequency DPLL-Clock
Jitter-reduction of re-sampling process >40 dB
Output voltage: 4 V @ 0dBFS unbalanced, 8 V @ balanced (Volume 99)

USB interface

Resolution PCM: 44.1 kHz – 384 kHz, 24 bit
Resolution DSD: DSD 64 – DSD 128 (DoP-mode), DSD 64 – DSD 256 (Native DSD-mode)
USB 2.0 Device Interface: USB-Audio Class 2 compatible (High-Speed mode), asynchronous mode operation
Master-Clock: Ultra-Low Jitter, Dual Frequency DPLL-clock


Supported formats: SBC, AAC, aptX
Metadata support
Bluetooth profile: AVRCP, A2DP



HIFI-WORLD (UK) / June 2017

"Lindemann’s extensive DSD experience has evidently paid off."

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Fidelity (Germany) / April 2017

"Natives DSD-Resampling sorgt für eine fast analoge Klanganmutung."

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LowBeats (Germany) / March 2017

"Diese kleine DAC-Vorstufe schlägt die Brücke zu einem High End von morgen."

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Enjoy the Music (USA) / March 2017

"It's a stone cold bargain - buy one today."

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HIFI WIGWAM (UK) / February 2017

"There was a very natural clarity of the voices, you can hear all the words being sung."

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6 Moons / February 2017

"Used as a DAC/preamp, the musicbook had the audible edge (vs. the Auralic Vega)."

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Modern HiFi (Germany) / December 2016

"Qualität setzt sich letztlich durch, wie auch Lindemann stets aufs Neue und zuletzt mit der musicbook-Reihe beweist."

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Operation manual for all musicbook:DSD sources


The brochure for the musicbook series (general information)


The musicbook:10 DSD is equipped with a highresolution USB interface which allows to play back music from a computer. Hereby the musicbook replaces the internal soundcard of the computer.