Lindemann musicbook:20 DSD Streamer, DAC and Pre-amp

Lindemann musicbook:20 DSD Streamer, DAC and Pre-amp

Regular price $5,000.00

The musicbook:20 DSD is identically constructed to the musicbook:10 DSD, but has also an integrated streamer which can be comfortably operated via the musicbook: app and offers a lot of great features such as the onboard TIDAL and Qobuz streaming catalogs or native DSD playback. As a side note, it is also a USB digital-to-analog converter with a superb sound quality, which enables the music reproduction from the computer in studio mastering quality. Resolutions of up to 384 kHz PCM and DSD 256 are easily handled.

But the musicbook:20 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:20 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.


The musicbook:20 DSD – audiophile streaming and so much more.

USB Audio Class 2
Music playback from your computer in studio quality.

Analog outputs
For connecting power amps or active speakers.

Music streaming from the network in hi-fi quality.

Bluetooth (aptX/AAC)
Perfect music streaming via smartphone/tablet.

Digital inputs
For connecting a TV, or your Bluray or CD player.

USB host
For connecting external USB storage media.

Headphone output
Analog headphone amp for excellent sound quality.

Analog inputs
For connecting a phono preamp or a tuner.

Gapless integrated streaming in hi-fi quality.

Analog remains analog. Ultra precise volume control.

Gapless integrated streaming in hi-fi quality.

DSD resampling
Discover the true sound of your music collection.

Internet radio
Access to 100.000+ stations and podcasts worldwide

  • Technical Specifications

    • Mains voltage: 100 – 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
    • Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 65 mm (W x D x H)
    • Weight: 3.20 kg
    • Power consumption: 0.5W standby, 4 W network standby, 30W max.

    Network player

    • Ethernet: 10/100 Mbit/s
    • WLAN: 802.11b, g, n. 2.4 GHz band. WEP, WPA, WPA2 security support. External screw-in antenna
    • DHCP and static IP support
    • USB 2.0 host interface: fullspeed and highspeed mode. Charging of smartphones and tablets up to 2.1 A. Support of mass storage devices with FAT16/32 file system, e.g. USB sticks, USB harddisks, smartphones and tablets (Android only)
    • Internet Radio: Tune-In (airable)
    • Gapless playback with WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3 and DSD
    • Meta data support
    • Supported formats: MP3 max. 320 kbit/s VBR/CBR | WAV and AIFF max. 192 kHz / 24 bit | FLAC max. 192 kHz / 24 bit | ALAC max. 96 kHz / 24 bit | AAC | Ogg Vorbis | WMA (only Standard, no Pro and Lossless) | DSD 64

    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

    Bluetooth interface

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

    Digital/Analogue 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: 4V @ 0dBFS unbalanced, 8V @ balanced (Volume 99)

     Analogue 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