IAN RUSSELL – Product Reviewer
Look and Feel
The Musicbook: 15 is small (280mm width x 220mm depth x 65mm height), lightweight (3.5kg) and stylish with a
large and easily readable OLED screen with yellow text on an inky-black background.
On the top there is an on/off button and a dial for volume control and other core functions. On the front is a slot-loading Teac CD drive and a 1/4 inch single-ended headphone socket. The unit feels very well put together with no visible screws/bolts etc. The sockets on the back panel are very good quality and spaced out enough to support substantial connectors.
It comes with an excellent quality remote with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery (via USB cable provided). The use of graphics for each button rather than text is a personal like/dislike but with the help of the excellent quick-start manual and a bit of practice, it wasn’t an issue.
• CD drive
• USB B (DSD64/128 & 384khz/32bit PCM)
• 2 RCA and 2 Optical SPDIF (192khz/24bit)
• 2 pairs of RCA analogue inputs
• 1 pair XLR and 1 pair RCA analogue outputs
• Analogue volume control (0-99 [0 to 20 in 2 dB steps / 21 to 70 in 1 dB steps / 71 to 99 in 0.5 dB steps])
Class A Headphone socket (1/4inch & 32-300ohm impedance)
Via the excellent menu system, you can also set balance and bypass the volume control (2.5v unbalanced & 5v balanced).
The analogue inputs are not digitised and all volume control is analogue, so there are no issues with losing sound quality as you lower the volume as happens with most digital volume controls...
Product Lindemann Musicbook：15DSD