What's new in System Engineer 8 Beta?

  • Workflow based single screen design
  • Re-designed preset management system 
  • Fast discovery and synchronisation of devices and group overlays
  • Full screen EQ and crossover views with improved curve dragging control
  • EQ comparison feature on every input, output and group EQ
  • Copy/paste or drag and drop EQ curves between channels and devices
  • New input routing and mixing matrix
  • Improved telemetry logging
  • Improved OEM workflow
  • Quick View toolbar allows system wide viewing and editing

System Engineer 8 Workflow

System Engineer 8 introduces a new workflow based approach to configuring, controlling and monitoring Linea Research amplifiers. A ground up redevelopment, System Engineer 8 is faster, more flexible, and more powerful than previous versions.
Three intuitive workflow modes guide the user through system Setup, loading or configuring Presets, and finally Tuning and monitoring the system.

Flexible Routing Mixer Matrix

New with System Engineer 8 is a flexible input routing and mixing matrix.  Every Output can be assigned to either a single input, a sum of multiple inputs, or in Matrix mode a mix of inputs with adjustable gain for each source.
A simple Router / Matrix switch enables this new feature which can be disabled for backwards compatibility with previous versions of System Engineer.

Preset Management

Loudspeaker manufacturer amplifier presets, and user created presets, are easily managed through a new yet familiar file browser type interface.
Once selected presets can first be previewed in the preset browser window occupying the lower portion of the screen,  and then simply dragged and dropped onto the intended amplifier output module in the main window.
Individual portions of a preset can be assigned across multiple amplifiers, for example to use larger amplifiers for LF and smaller amps for HF.
Stored presets can be exported individually or as a library group for easy sharing and management.

System Tuning

System Engineer 8's new tuning workflow provides a drive module focused view for tuning, optimisation, and monitoring of your whole system. The new EQ window includes curve dragging with Q adjustment, and color coded filter display for rapid identification.
With the new "EQ Toggle" functionality users can create A & B EQ curves and quickly switch between them to audition different settings, as well as enabling or disabling the EQ for an "all flat" comparison.
Drive Module Input EQ's offer a HPF, two Low Shelf filters, six parametric EQ points, and an FIR based High Shelf filter. Output channels provide High and Low shelving filters and eight parametric EQ points, each of which can be used as an All Pass filter.
In addition to traditional IIR based equalisation each output channel can also be loaded with custom FIR filter settings, imported from .csv or .txt files at either 48kHz or 96kHz.


System Engineer 8 introduces new group control functionality allowing multiple Drive Modules to be grouped together for unified control.
Drive Modules can be assigned to one or multiple groups, with each group offering Mute, Gain, Delay, two Low Shelf filters, six parametric EQ filters, and one FIR High Shelf filter.

System Engineer 8 Beta Release

Linea Research is releasing System Engineer 8 as a Beta release. While every effort has been made to fully test this software they may be features that are not fully implemented or are subject to change, and there maybe software bugs. When downloading this software please provide your email address so we can keep you up to date with updates as they become available.
System Engineer 8 will require connected M and C Series amplifiers, and ASC48 controllers, to have their firmware updated. This firmware is included in the System Engineer 8 download package and is also available from the downloads page along with an updated version of System Engineer 7. The new firmware is fully compatible with the latest version of System Engineer 7 with the exception of the Input Mixer which will revert to standard Matrix mode if edited.
For any questions about System Engineer 8 Beta, or to report a bug, please email support@linea-research.co.uk .

System Engineer 8 System requirements

32/64-bit Windows 10/11

Mac OS X running Windows 10/11 in Parallels

Apple Silicon compatible with windows 11 Arm in Parallels


System Engineer 8 supports the M&C Series amplifiers. XiB4 and OEM XPodHP solutions will continue to be supported by System Engineer 7