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Saturday 12 April 2014

Linn Exakt Starts To Trickle Down The Range - Exakt Akurate DSM and Exakt Akubarik Announced

Great news from Linn.  They've extended their Exakt processing system down the range into the Exakt Akurate DSM (the streamer, ADC and pre-amp) and the Exakt Akubarik speakers which have the per-channel DAC and per-channel power amp built into the aluminium housing down the back of the speaker.

Looking forward to listening to this!


Update 22/04/2014:

Linn have officially launched this now on their own website:  http://www.linn.co.uk/systems/see-the-range/akurate

Whilst it's clear from the Linn Forum discussions that the analogue to digital converter in the Akurate Exakt DSM is simpler and slightly lower quality than that in the Klimax Exakt DSM, there's no word yet on the DAC engineering in the Exakt engines.  The ones in the Klimax Exakt Tunebox and Exakt engines are based on the ones in the Klimax DS/1, so I'm assuming the DACs in the Exakt Akubarik engines are based on those in the Akurate DS/0.  In which case they will perform at a distinctly lower level of quality (although still very high quality of course).

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