Linn Kairn vs 5103


Hi,

I am looking for a Linn preamp and so far I thought that Linn Kairn with slimline brilliant PS would be a best bet (short of Klimax series). I have heard good things about 5103 though. Has anyone compare the Kairn with Slimline PS and 5103? In a purely 2 ch system, would the 5103 give better performance or should I still look for Kairn?

Thanks in advance,

Rafal
klapacius1
not sure performance, but 5103 shall be cheaper than Kairn but serve additional function anbd upgrades.
5103 is not cheaper than Kairn. %103 as good as or better than Kairn in 2-ch.
the 5103 is a better 2 channel preamp than the karin.
5103 is better, but you are talking about a BIG price difference. A Kairn can be had at last glance for $795, 5103's are going for upwards of $2500. If you don't need all of the features of the 5103 then get a Kairn, and spend the extra on some music