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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Inside Linn's Sneaky DS

A few photos with the lid off Linn's Sneaky DS.

Pictures taken when the covers were removed for refinishing in a subtle new shade :)

General Overview, including the power amp monolithics towards the left, bolted to heatsinks which align to the cooling slots

Xlinx FPGAs for upsampling, applying SPACE Optimisation etc. Probably.

What looks like the amp stage with the monolithic power amps at the top of the picture
Re-assembled Sneaky


  1. Dictionary
    adjective: subtle; comparative adjective: subtler; superlative adjective: subtlest
    1.(especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe.

    Don't think bright red fits the description. ROFL

  2. Nice to see a Wolfson WM8740 in there and it feels strange to read the part numbering convention I created for the lead free version.