Review can be found here
"The Linnenberg Telemann is an absolute top DAC, which could be underestimated due to its inconspicuous appearance. Even if one has to forego a fully machined housing and other attributes that many other manufacturers clearly consider indispensable, and that would significantly increase the price of the Telemann, it is important to do without: technically and acoustically, the Linnenberg DAC operates at a level that only a few devices can reach. It offers a combination of tonal neutrality and highest resolution, is sound and thus transports the maximum sound quality that allows the recording. In subtle but audible nuances, the sound character can be adjusted to your own sound ideals by choosing different digital filters. The built-in volume control and the ability to "jumpering" the cinch output to the analog input, and thereby controlling another source, creates additional flexibility. In a reduced setting, the Linnenberg Telemann can thus replace an additional preliminary stage."
The profile of Linnenberg Telemann:
- The Telemann reproduces the bass with forcefulness, taking care of an exceptional control and accuracy, the precision is exemplary, the ability to differentiate enormously. Where there are only low notes in other components, the Linnenberg still finds structures, timbres and information.
- The same can be said about the treble. There is clarity, tidiness and precision. Finally, everything falls back on the recording here.
- The mids are tonal in a balanced relationship in between. Everything is right here too, nothing is over- or under-represented, but it sounds enormously clear.
- Generally: resolution, fine-tuning, detail reproduction - these aspects take the Telemann to a new level. Unbelievable, what he is able to elicit normal 16-bit / 44.1-kHz recordings. And of course, he appreciates HiRes material, but you do not even need it.
- Rhythmically the Telemann mimics the model boy. He plays with perfect timing, everything comes straight to the point.
- Like all devices that reproduce music in a very differentiated way, the Telemann does not "make" any rousing dynamics. He also sounds incredibly differentiated and makes the finest nuances audible. If necessary, however, it comes to impressive level jumps and batch changes from ppp to fff. Rough as well as dynamic, everything is perfect.
- The spatial representation is also beyond doubt. He illuminates large concert halls deep and deep, with precise positioning of instruments, the proportions are right on live recordings, it is impressive how the Telemann can arrange the audience around one another and thus make everything "right" in the atmosphere.