Linn 530


Series 5 – 530

Your style, your sound

Expertly designed to deliver outstanding musical performance in style, the 530 uses Exakt technology and a powerful Isobarik bass system to ensure the music makes as big an impression as the design.

Create the perfect look for your home by selecting your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand finish – with so many colours and textiles to choose from, Series 5 complements any interior. All options are available separately, so if you change your décor you can refresh the look.

Underneath that stylish exterior is a speaker packed with technology. The 530 integrates Exakt electronics, 300 W of power amps and an incredible Isobarik bass system; not that you’d know it from the elegant curves and discreet size.

Place them where they fit best in your room and still enjoy exceptional performance. Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimising the sound for your room’s characteristics and chosen speaker location.

Add to any Exakt-enabled Linn network music player and enjoy impeccable sound and style from a complete music system that you can customise to perfectly complement your home.

Exakt technology and powerful Isobarik Bass – Linn Butterscotch

Impeccable sound and style – Timorous Beasties Birdbranch on Blueberry

Make a statement – Harris Tweed Barley

Exakt technology and powerful Isobarik Bass – Linn Butterscotch

Small footprint. Big bass.

Linn’s Isobarik bass system lets you enjoy a depth of bass normally associated with much larger speakers by using two bass drive units working in tandem, positioned face-to-face at the foot of the speaker.

Bass is directed downwards and radiates out from the speaker through a precisely engineered air gap above the base. The 530 produces incredible bass extension using this system in combination with dual bass ports located on the underside of the cabinet to enable additional airflow.


Each Linn speaker contains features and technology developed by our engineers across years of industry-leading research and development.


Every Linn speaker has been designed and built to include features guaranteeing sound quality of the highest standard without compromising on the style and elegance you expect for your home.

Linn Fabrik

Linn’s unique Exakt technology models the effects of each Fabrik’s characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit in the speakers. Exakt’s digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breathtaking performance we designed here in the factory.

Linn Fabrik

To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, without affecting the performance, we came up with a new way to finish speakers — Linn Fabrik.

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

For Series 5, we used a layered composite of 3 mm sheets. Using multiple thin layers actually increases the tensile strength and therefore rigidity of the material, while still preserving its acoustically dead properties. Combined with the braced construction, this results in a cabinet that doesn’t add unwanted vibrations and doesn’t ring, but does give the drive units an incredibly stable platform to work from.

Precisely Crafted Cabinets

The foundation of any good speaker design is an enclosure that lets the drive units work with maximum efficiency, without colouring the sound.

Custom-Designed Drive Units

The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models required customised drive units. The bass/mid driver uses a unique doped, dual-layer, sliced cone design and an anti-resonant chamber on the back of the high quality tweeter improves high frequency performance when used in conjunction with the familiar Linn ‘skoop’, producing outstanding dispersion characteristics. Furthermore, the 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system.

Custom-Designed Drive Units

The ambitious design of Series 5 led to a unique set of requirements for the drive units that couldn’t be met by any existing specification.

Integrated Exakt Modules

Each speaker has a module suspension-mounted on the back to acoustically isolate it from the cabinet. Packed inside are all the Exakt electronics and powerful amps needed to deliver the natural, effortless sound. Cooling is performed passively without any noisy fans, via the aluminium heat sink hidden behind the Linn Fabrik. Providing power and precision without any extra boxes, it’s our neatest integrated speaker design to date.

Integrated Exakt Modules

Each speaker has a dedicated digital crossover, volume control, digital-to-analogue converter and amplifier for every drive unit. So where are all the extra boxes and cables? That’s where Linn’s expertise in integrated speaker design comes in.

Isobarik Bass

By using two bass drive units working in tandem, positioned face-to-face at the foot of the speaker, bass is directed downwards and radiates out from the speaker through a precisely engineered air gap above the solid machined base.

Isobarik Bass

A depth of bass normally associated with much larger speakers.

Technical Specifications

Fully Integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with built-in Exakt technology

Speaker Type 3-way floorstanding
Exakt Yes
Crossover Exakt digital
On-board Amps 3x 100 W
Bass System Isobarik
Room Correction Space Optimisation+
Exakt Link x2
Banana/Spade None
Drive Units
Tweeter Silk dome with anti-resonant chamber
Midrange Doped 2-layer slice
Bass 2x Isobarik
Standard Fabrik Aubergine, Black, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Paprika, Vanilla
Special Fabrik – Harris Tweed Barley, Granite, Grouse, Peat, Spruce
Special Fabrik – Timorous Beasties Birdbranch Blueberry, Birdbranch Butterscotch, Napoleon Bee Blueberry, Napoleon Bee Paprika, Thistle Aubergine, Thistle Butterscotch
Stand & Top Plate Black, White
Cabinet Volume 30 litres
Width 232 mm
Height 954 mm
Depth 325 mm
Weight 30 kg