Linn has extended its ground-breaking Exakt platform into its Akurate range with the highly acclaimed Akubarik loudspeaker the latest product to benefit from this revolutionary new technology which allows for room and location correction in customers’ homes. The Akurate Exakt System comprises an Akurate Exakt DSM and Akubarik Exakt loudspeakers.
Exakt eliminates the sources of loss inherent in the hi-fi chain by transferring the lossless digital signal all the way to the speaker and eliminates the magnitude and phase distortion that is inherent in traditional passive crossovers. Exakt corrects for even the tiniest variation between drive units, meaning every system that leaves the factory performs exactly to the designers specification.
Exakt Link achieves what no existing standard could: accuracy of data transmission with the ability to losslessly transmit 8 channels of 24-bit 192 kHz Studio Master; exceptionally low jitter to ensure perfect musical timing and extreme precision synchronisation between speakers.
Up to thirteen sources can be connected to the system via the Akurate Exakt DSM with inputs including HDMI, Toslink, S/PDIF, XLR and RCA phono available, and as with all Linn DSM players, any source will enjoy improved performance. Even vinyl sounds better – there’s no better way to preserve the signal from an LP12 than Exakt. New ADC technology converts the delicate analogue signal digitally and sends it losslessly to the speaker.
The Exakt Akubarik includes two 8” glass fibre composite cones mounted face-to-face in the isobaric system on the underside of the enclosure. The Exakt Akubarik delivers the rich, deep and detailed bass extension normally reserved for much larger speakers, and all from a relatively slim, stylish and compact cabinet. All of the other drivers of the Exakt Akubarik are mounted on the front baffle including Linn’s unique, patented 3K driver array technology in a machined die cast aluminium chassis for optimum positioning to achieve wider dispersion, precise high frequency response and single-point source accuracy. Upper bass is handled by a 6” doped paper driver mounted in its own sealed enclosure designed to deliver better transients with less distortion. The six-channel amp module houses the Exakt digital crossover, volume control, Linn Katalyst DACs and Linn’s patented Chakra ‘silent power’ amplification, all mounted within a special and effective passive cooling chimney which draws the warm air up and out of the electronics without requiring a fan. The Exakt Akubarik’s gently curved cabinet is practical, beautiful and living-room-friendly. The cabinet is a composite construction of steam moulded, layers of wood veneer and MDF. Additional internal bracing creates an exceptionally rigid and acoustically inert structure and a very stable mounting for the drive units. Finished by hand, they are available in a range of six real wood veneers with high gloss options. A range of 200 bespoke, high gloss colour finishes are also available. Exakt Akubarik can be further personalised through the choice of polished chrome or black finishes for the chassis of the 3K array.
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