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Overview

Kazoo provides simple and intuitive way to play music all around your home.

You can view your Music sources content without stopping what you are listening to.

Kazoo has been designed to control Linn DS systems and Kazoo Server. Kazoo will also work with 3rd party UPnP/AV media servers, but for the best music experience, we recommend using Kazoo with Kazoo Server.

Kazoo is available for iPad (iOS 8.0 and later), Android (4.1 and later), Windows (Windows XP SP3 and later) and Mac (Lion and later).

Operation

Kazoo has support for homes that have multiple DS systems. Each system in the home should be given a unique room name. A system’s room name can be configured using Linn Konfig.

Selects a room to play music in.

  1. To show the room selection dialogue click
  2. Click on the desired room name

To return to the homescreen click or slide your finger from the left most part of the Android screen to bring you to the Sources page

To open the volume control dialogue (if available) click

To open the fullscreen view click

To view a room’s permanent sub-zones and whether they are enabled click

Playback controls

Provides the playback controls, play/pause/stop, skip forwards and skip backwards for the selected room.

Volume controls

Provides volume controls for the selected room.

  1. Click and rotate clockwise on the dial to turn the volume up; Alternatively click on the + button
  2. Click and rotate anti-clockwise on the dial to turn the volume down; Alternatively click on the - button
  3. Click on the centre of the dial to toggle mute

Now Playing and Full screen view

The now playing and full screen view provide information about the currently playing audio.

Music sources

Local music library

Linn DS systems can play music from computers and network attached storage (NAS) units on your home network through an additional piece of software, Kazoo Server.

To select music from your local music library

My Playlists

You can save and recall Playlists with Kazoo. To recall an existing Playlist click

This will show you the Playlists you have save on that control device: PC, MAC, iPad etc. You can select the whole Playlist of tracks within each Playlist.

Radio

Linn DS systems can play internet radio through radio preset’s. To access a room’s radio preset list click

Linn DS systems come with a variety of preselected regional stations which can be configured using Linn Konfig. You can also use your Tunein account name for your own preset list

Tidal

Tidal streaming services can be select by clicking

If a Tidal streaming account has not been assigned to Kazoo or your Linn DS, you will get the Login screen to enter your Username and Password for your Tidal account.

This will give you the Tidal screen. You can select any New tracks, list Music by Genre, List Music by Genre or check out your own account favourites in “My Tidal”

Qobuz

Qobuz streaming services can be select by clicking

If a Qobuz streaming account has not been assigned to Kazoo or your Linn DS, you will get the Login screen to enter your Username and Password for your Qobuz account.

This will give you the Qobuz main screen You can Discover new Music, select you purchased Music (If you have a Qobuz HiFi Sublime account this can be played in Studio Master quality) or check out your own account favourites in “My Qobuz” >

External inputs

Linn DS systems can play audio from external sources. To listen to an external source select the tile with the source’s name from the homepage.

Source name can be configured using Linn Konfig.

Searching

Search can be used to look for music within when using KazooServer.

Click the search button and enter the desired, partial or full, search term.

As you enter the search term, matching results will being to appear.

Managing the playlist

A typical user will not need to manipulate the playlist as queue music will take care of itself, playing in the order selected by the user.

To view the playlist click

Clearing the playlist

  1. Click
  2. to clear to whole Playlist press the

  3. To clear individual tracks/Albums, press AND HOLD on each track to select the tracks or Albums
  4. Click to delete the selected tracks

All tracks will be removed from the currently selected room’s playlist.

Shuffle and Repeat

Shuffle and Repeat controls can be found in the playlist dialogue

To play tracks in the playlist in a random order click Shuffle turns white when enabled

To repeat the playlist after the last track has played click Repeat turns white when enabled

Saving a Playlist

You can Save playlists using the Save button located on the Playlist dialogue

The saved playlists can be found in the My Playlists section on the HOME page

Dynamic grouping of rooms

Linn DS systems provides the ability to different play music in every room in the house, play the same music in all rooms or play the same music in a subset of rooms.

All rooms grouped together play the same music in perfect synchronisation.

  1. Click
  2. Click on the room you want to group with other rooms
  3. Check the rooms you want to add to the group

Permanent grouping of rooms

A permanent room is a room that plays the same music as another room but does not appear as a selectable room. An example of this behaviour is a dressing room connected to a bedroom. In most situations a listener would want both rooms to play the same music but be able to control the volume in each room independently.

To make a room a permanently part of a group you need to configure your Linn system using Konfig. To add a room to as a permanent member of a group you must configure the name of the room’s Receiver source, (it’s default name is Songcast), to be that of the group.

  1. Go into Konfig and select the Room that will always be the source of the Music, we will call this the “sender” room
  2. Select the Device tab and copy the “Room” name
  3. Now select the permanent room, we will call this the “listening” room
  4. Select the Sources tab in this “listening” room and select the Songcast input
  5. Paste the Name of the “sender” into the Songcast name

In our example of a bedroom, called “Bedroom”, with a dressing room, called “Dressing Room”, you would configure the name of the dressing room’s Receiver source to “Bedroom”.