Lindemann/ProAc system

Solid-state power amplifiers,
Music servers and computer audio
Lindemann musicbook:25,
Lindemann musicbook:55,
ProAC Response D20R

There is an old-world caveat to this revolutionary zeal; a system this well-matched wouldn’t have happened without a good bricks-and-mortar dealer who did due diligence to find a system whose components work together this well. The whole isn’t significantly better than the sum of the parts, but I’d struggle to find a system that hangs together better. Cloney Audio proves that a good dealer is not the enemy, if they never forget who their customers are, and if they put together systems like this that work for those customers.

Truth is, I’m a little shocked at how good the Lindemann musicbook: audio equipment sounds, especially when the price is taken into account. ProAc, in fairness, is far more of a known quantity, but even so, we were expecting ‘good’, and got ‘great’. But when you put the three boxes together… that’s world class, and Cloney deserves high praise for putting them together. It’s all very highly recommended!

Technical Specifications

Lindemann musicbook: 25 network player

Supported formats: MP3 max. 320 kbit/s VBR/CBR | WAV and AIFF max. 192 kHz / 24 bit | FLAC max. 192 kHz / 24 bit | ALAC max. 96 kHz / 24 bit | AAC | Ogg Vorbis | WMA (only Standard, no Pro and Lossless)

            Gapless playback with WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3

Ethernet: 10/100 Mbit/s

WLAN: 802.11b, g, n. 2.4 GHz band. WEP, WPA, WPA2 safety support. External screw-in antenna

            DHCP and static IP support

USB 2.0 host interface: fullspeed and highspeed mode. Charging of smartphones and tablets up to 2.1 A. Support of mass storage devices with FAT16/32 file system, e.g. USB sticks, USB harddisks, smartphones and tablets

Internet Radio: vTuner

CD Player: Slot-in drive (TEAC) with CD text support

Digital/analog converter

Inputs: two optical and two coaxial digital inputs (75 ohms) for SPDIF signals (LPCM) up to 192 kHz and 24 bit

Outputs: one optical and one coaxial digital output (75 ohms) for SPDIF signals

THD & Noise: < 0.0005% (@ 0dBFS)

Dynamic range: >125 dB

D/A converter resolution: 352.8/384 kHz, 32 bit

Converter architecture: Anagram Sonic Scrambling DAC in dual-differential mono mode

            jitter performance 250 femtoseconds

Jitter reduction: > 60 dB

Digital filter: minimum phase ‘apodizing’ filter

Analog Inputs: 2× line level inputs (RCA)

Outputs: one balanced (XLR) and one unbalanced (RCA) line level output

Headphone connection: ¼“ (6.35 mm) jack socket

            Recommended Headphone Impedance with 32–300 ohms impedance

Frequency response: 0–200 kHz (-3 dB)

THD & noise: < 0.0005% @ 2.50 V output

Dimensions (W×H×D): 28×22×6.5cm

Weight: 3.50kg

Price: €3,900

Lindemann musicbook: 55 power amplifier

Inputs: XLR inputs: analog line level inputs with 20 kOhms input impedance. RCA inputs: analog line level inputs with 10 kOhms input impedance

Speaker outputs: safety 4mm banana sockets

Power output: 240 W into 4 ohms per channel (< 1 min)

Maximum output current: 16 A peak

Gain: 27.8 dB (24.5-times)

Frequency response: 0 Hz–45 kHz (-3 dB)

THD & noise: < 0,05% typ.

Dimensions (WxHxD): 28x22x 6.5cm

Weight: 3.7kg

Price: €2,800

Manufactured by Lindemann


Tel:  +49 (0) 8153.9533.390

ProAc Response D20R

Floorstanding ported two-way loudspeaker with ribbon tweeter

Drivers: ProAc 60x10mm ribbon with rear-chamber damping, 165mm ProAc unit fitted features glass fibre weave cone, Excel Magnet system, and acrylic damping phase plug.

Recommended Amplifiers: 20 to 180 watts

Frequency Response: 28Hz to 33KHz

Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms

Sensitivity; 88.5 dB linear for 1 watt at 1 metre

Standard Finishes: Black Ash, White, Mahogany, Cherry, Maple.

Premium Finishes: Rosewood, Ebony.

Dimensions (WxHxD): 19x96x22.7cm

Weight: 26Kg each

Price: from £2,650/pair (depending on finish)

Manufactured by ProAc


Tel: +44(0)1280 700147

System recommended by: Cloney Audio


Tel: +353 1 288 8477

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