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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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* Klimax and Artikulat 350 Passive require 10 Exakt channels but only 8 channels of amplification.
** Original 3-way Isobariks require 6 channels; 4-way and 6-way wiring is also supported, requiring 8 or 12 channels respectively.
† Single or bi-amp bass options.
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†† 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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