Exakt

Experience the natural sound of every instrument

Natural sound needs perfect timing

When you listen to a Linn system, it’s striking just how natural it sounds. It’s as if you’re listening to the real musicians, right there in front of you. The most natural sound available can only be achieved with perfect timing.

When you hear an instrument being played live, the elements that make up every note—including all the harmonics—arrive at your ear at the same time.

Sounds simple, but the fact is that no speaker system has ever been able to synchronise these elements accurately: until now.

Our systems feature Exakt technology, which ensures the perfect time alignment of every part of every note, so now you can enjoy the same natural sound that was recorded by the artist.

Why does phase matter?

All speakers with more than one drive unit have the same problem. Higher frequencies played by one drive unit always arrive at your ears before lower frequencies played by the other drive units, making them out of phase with each other.

This timing error is enough to distort the sound of each instrument, making it harder to experience the emotion of the music.

Building on our expertise in both digital music streaming and active speaker design, we’ve developed a completely new technology to solve this problem. Exakt delivers a linear phase performance across all the frequencies to ensure they arrive at your ear perfectly synchronised.

Without Exakt

The lower the frequency, the more it’s delayed as it passes through the crossover. This means the different frequencies that make up each note are no longer synchronised. When the music is recombined, it’s a flawed version of the original and the instruments are distorted.

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Without Exakt Diagram
Without Exakt Diagram

With Exakt

Exakt delays the higher frequencies so they line up with the lower frequencies. When the music is recombined at your ear, the fundamental of each note and all the harmonics arrive perfectly in time, preserving the true character of each instrument.

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With Exakt Diagram
With Exakt Diagram

Two ways to experience Exakt

Whether you’re choosing a new music system, or want to upgrade your current one step by step, there’s an Exakt solution for you.

Complete Speaker Systems

Exakt technology is built-in to all our integrated speakers. Simply choose the look and performance level you want, and you’ll enjoy incredible performance from a simple, elegant package.

Explore the range

Hi-fi Separates

Improve the performance of your system by adding an Exaktbox. Whether you’re upgrading from a Linn Aktiv system, or currently have passive speakers, Exaktbox provides the ultimate in performance and flexibility.

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Upgrading to Exakt

If you already own any of the speakers below, there's an Exakt upgrade for you. Linn's integrated Aktiv speakers can be fitted with Exakt modules, while a wide range of Linn and non-Linn speakers are compatible with our separate Exaktboxes.

If you’ve already upgraded your Linn speakers to Aktiv operation, the Exaktbox simply takes the place of the Aktiv cards or Tunebox in your separates system.

Linn Speakers

Integrated Exakt Upgrade
Exaktbox Compatible
Exakt Channels Required
Akubarik Aktiv
Akubarik Passive
No
Yes

10

Akudorik Passive
Akurate 212
Akurate 242
No
Yes

10

Artikulat 350 Passive
Artikulat 350A
Espek
No
Yes
6
Isobarik (PMS version)
No
Yes
6 / 8 / 12 *
Kaber
No
Yes

6

Katan
No
Yes

4

Keilidh
No
Yes

6

Keltik
No
Yes

6

Klimax 350 Passive
Klimax 350A
Komri
No
Yes

10

Majik 109
No
Yes

6

Majik 140
No
Yes

8

Majik Isobarik
No
Yes

8

Ninka
No
Yes

6

*Original 3-way Isobariks require 6 channels; 4-way and 6-way wiring is also supported, requiring 8 or 12 channels respectively

Non-Linn Speakers

Conversion Kit Required **
Exaktbox Compatible
Exakt Channels Required
Kudos Titan 808
No
Yes

6

Kudos Super 20
No
Yes

4

Kudos Super 10
No
Yes

4

B&W Nautilus™
No
Yes

8

B&W 802 Diamond
Yes
Yes

6 / 8 †

**Exakt conversion kits bypass the internal passive crossover and provide all the connections needed for Exakt operation

†B&W 802 Diamond can be wired 3-way (requires 6 channels) or 4-way (requires 8 channels)

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