earlier this year I was at a demo for a pal of mine who had the Linn up against an arcam avr200 and diva 88 ... the linn was good, very good for an all in one but the arcam beat it hands down for sonics and picture ... this was with MS speakers and a Loewe screen ...
Not sure about the linn for progressive or dvd-a/sacd options ... will have to look ...
I have a Linn CD/pre-amp/power amp setup which is the tops, so I am a fan. However, based on magazine reviews of the Classik Movie System (very noisy and intrusive fan, OK picture) I would not spend my 2K on it.
Yes, it doesn't have component out or even an RGB Scart output. Also no DVD-A or SACD as previously mentioned. If you want an all in one box, have a look at the Sony DAV-S880 which has component out and can play SACDs. It's available for about £650 multi-region.
I'm a fan of this Linn kit but Gordon has highlighted the problems with it, no PL2, no 'processing' on analogue inputs (it will if you digitise them first I think). Multi region out of the box and some very good prices around if you look
Haven't had the chance for a back to back demo but a much cheaper/smaller 2 box kit that looked quite exciting last year was the NAD dvd/av amp boxes ... about £800 I think ... probably being superceded (if not already) ... but might be worth checking out if size is a major factor .. ?
I have recently purchased a unit 2nd hand that was brought into Canada from Asia by a recent immigrant. the unit is wonderful but it will only play my region free DVD's, it will not play region 1 or 2. do you happen to know the region unlocking sequence for this unit.
Best regards from Canada.