More than 30 years ago, Linn was founded with a clear purpose;
to reproduce, through superior sound, the thrills and emotion of a live
performance. Linn and its range of products has grown because this commitment
to quality and accurate performance has remained constant.
At Linn's factory in Glasgow, specialist engineers and craftsmen design and
build exceptional products and total entertainment systems which are 'simply
better'. Precision engineering, attention to detail and a keen understanding of
customer needs shape every component, from the most complex multi-media
solution to the most discreet music system.
Today, Linn is recognised as the world-leader in pitch-accurate sound
reproduction, and Linn entertainment systems can be found throughout the world
in royal residences, luxury homes, performance motorcars and the world's finest
Linn Products Limited is an independent precision-engineering company
specialising in top performance sound reproduction. Founded in 1972 by Ivor
Tiefenbrun, the company grew out of Ivor's belief that he could vastly improve
the sound quality of his own hi-fi system.
Linn strives to thrill customers who want the most out of life with
entertainment systems that are "simply better". Linn standards also ensure that
even the most affordable Linn system is good enough to communicate the emotion
of the performance.
From the first Sondek turntable in 1972, to a market leader in specialised
sound systems today, Linn has exhibited a clear, consistent philosophy, being
true to the music and directly coupled to its sources. Today Linn makes a
portfolio of products, including CD players, tuners, amplifiers and speakers
and exports to more than 50 countries. As the sound technology leader Linn has
earned a unique reputation in the world of specialist hi-fi and multi-channel
sound recording and reproduction. Linn can now satisfy the demanding
requirement of any discriminating customer who cares about sound quality.
Linn in-house Design Engineering expertise is responsible for achievement in
every aspect of the products and Linn control all key processes, conceiving and
creating the most advanced and innovative electronics in the field, and
precision engineering, machining and manufacturing to the highest standards of
accuracy. Linn's engineering resources have led to significant OEM
manufacturing contracts supplying other leading companies wishing to give their
products a point of difference with demonstrable sound quality advantage.
Linn's own record label, Linn Records, whose artists include Claire Martin,
Barb Jungr and the internationally acclaimed Carole Kidd, together with Super
Audio CD recording expertise helps Linn to control, monitor and compare every
stage in the sound reproduction process, from artist performance to listener.
Linn's purpose built headquarters in Glasgow was designed by Richard Rodgers
& Partners to support Linn's concept of a 'single-stage build'. One skilled
operator is responsible for a task from start to finish and signs his or her
name to a product only when satisfied that it meets Linn's exacting standards.
In 2003 the original building will benefit from a £7M expansion, adding vital
manufacturing resources for future growth.
Linn Managing Director, Ivor Tiefenbrun, was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his and his company's engineering
achievements and outstanding service to the electronics industry. The Linn
mission is "To thrill customers who want the most out of life from music,
information and entertainment systems that benefit from quality sound".
In 2001, Ivor was announced as Scotland's Entrepreneur of the Year and also
triumphed in the Business category of the Glenfiddich Sprit of Scotland Awards,
voted for by members of the public. In 2002 Linn were granted Royal Warrant
status, as suppliers of entertainment systems to the Royal Household.
Ivor is also fond of quoting Einstein's maxim, "Everything should be as simple
as possible, but no simpler". This single minded approach has earned Linn its
enviable reputation for uncompromising quality, but Linn people simply aim to
treat customers the same way we would like to be treated.