LINN MAJIK-IP Integrated Amplifiers

4/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $1345.00


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33 Watt Integrated Amplifier With Phono


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by giuliano a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2013

Bottom Line:   
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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by simonstudio a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

Bottom Line:   
This integrated amp is kind of a blessing in disguise. It is a nice little integrated that will not wow you but grows on you gradually. It is detailed, has good micro dynamics and imaging. there is nothing too objectionable about it. However I found in my system it was just too bass shy for me. The good news is It does shine as a $500 (ebay) pre amp. The bass is hiding there in the pre amp circuitry but the power amp section is unable to deliver. Regard it as predominantly as a good pre amp and you perhaps will be happy that a power amp has been thrown in for occasional use.

Currently this amp is being used with a denon 103, rega 250, Xerxes TT, audio excellence solo tube MC amp.
(either meridian 105 or custom made 6V6 based tube) mono block power amps and NS 1000 speakers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JohnNick72 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This is a great little Integrated Amplifier (with a phono section). I am now just using the Majik IP as a pre-Amp for my all Linn Aktiv sytem, but initially I powered my older Linn Index speakers with the Majik's amp section and they sounded the best I have ever heard them. If you are looking to get into Linn for less, this is a great place to start. The amp is high quality and will drive all but the least efficient speakers to a high level of performance, and the pre-amp is great also.

These units can be had 2nd hand for under $500 (US) and they will not disappoint!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   e-Bay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mono a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have been using my Majik-I for about 2 years and have been quite satisfied with its performance. When paired with a very high quality source, depth and clarity are excellent, soundstaging is great, and the overall listening experience is best described as a musical and faithful reproduction of the original material. The pre-amp unit is sonically translucent, not quite without some color, but listening is a genuine pleasure. Amplification is precise and controlled, although somewhat lacking in the low frequencies.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Innovative Audio Vid



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam Goulding a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Have lived with this amp for many years and have never been disappointed with its performance. At the time of buying I compared this to an equivalent Naim amp (Nait 3? - it was a long time ago) and found it hard to decide which to take. In the end, it was down to the build quality and the remote control.

There are poor points: cross-talk on the phono input, particularly from the tuner although the CD can be heard too. I leave all my kit powered-up all the time, so have to make a conscious effort to turn off the tuner when listening to records. I also find the controls on the unit very awkward to use and one button is duff so has to be pressed very hard. That said, everything you need is on the remote. Neither of these things have an impact on the music so I don't view these too negatively.

For the last six months, I have used the Majik as a pre-amp to the Linn LK140 driving B&W Nautilus 804's with fantastic effect. I sort-of plan to replace it with the dedicated Kolektor pre-amp but would need a home demo before deciding whether it would be worth it. And I am in no rush to do that. Other kit: Genki CD player, Rega Planar 2 and Rotel Tuner. Previous speakers Heybrook HB1 then Celestion 5000's.

I can easily recommend this amp although the price of the Kolektor/LK85 pre/power amp pairing isn't that much more expensive and this may suit some people. Therefore value loses a mark.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Hi Fi shop in Yorkshire




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