Linn AV5140 floorstanding speakers. Tri-wired passive version. Stereophile recommended. $3,850 MSRP

Selling for $1,395.00

Can be tri-wired if you prefer. Just remove the jumpers.


Original Price: $3,850.00

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The Linn AV5140 are extraordinary speakers. Period. For the money, they have no equals at this price point. In fact, when Linn launched these speakers (in conjunction with their AV51 system), they were part of this complex setup that included Linn’s AV processor/preamp, multiple amps and a variety of AV series of speakers that make up a $27,000 package. If you had a chance to listen this system when they were auditioning at the hifi shows, you would have walked out of that room with your jaw dropping on the floor. It was such a surreal experience listening to music and watching a movie in that room. This pair you see here are the tri-wired passive version. Its a true three way speaker with an 8″ woofer mounted on the rear. On the front sits the 4″ midwoofer and 3/4″ ceramic dome tweeter. Profile of the speaker is a narrow front (7″) that expands towards the rear (9.25″). Depth is 13″ and height is 39″ without the spikes. Collectively, the speaker has a frequency range of 30Hz to 20KHz with a nominal impedance of 4 ohm and a 90dB sensitivity. Minimum recommended power is 60W and we strongly recommend more if your budget allows because it made a whole lot of difference when driven at 60W versus 200W or more. Being that they are passive, you can just connect your speaker wires directly to the speakers. Unlike the Aktiv version where you would need to install the Aktiv cards on to two or three Linn amps to power the tweeters, mids and bass separately, this pair is far simpler with its onboard crossover board inside. If you want to tri-wire or tri-amp the speakers, you just need to remove the jumper rods.

Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Minor scuff marks and tiny nicks here and there and a slight rear corner ding on one of the speaker. We don’t have the original boxes for the speakers so local pickup in the store welcome but can ship them if it needs to. Just contact us for a shipping quote.

Additional information

Weight 80 lbs
Dimensions 44 × 15 × 15 in

Manufacturer Website



Some scuff marks and dings




floorstanding speakers