Firstly, the Sondek LP12 turntable established LINN’s Source-First philosophy – that it was the source of the music, the turntable itself, which made the greatest difference to the quality of sound, and not the loudspeakers as people commonly believed at that time. The Sondek LP12 turntable retrieved more information from the groove of the record. Now, with Exakt, Linn are protecting the highest possible quality source all the way to the speaker.
In loudspeakers, the passive crossovers and the drive units are two of the biggest sources of loss.
36 years ago, Linn engineers mitigated this problem by creating their first Aktiv speakers. By better matching the signal to each drive unit and providing a dedicated power amp for each drive unit, they created a far more efficient system that suffered from less loss than in passive crossovers. Less loss equals better sound.
All Exakt systems are Aktiv systems – they have digital Aktiv technology. They are far more precise than the previous generation of analogue Aktiv systems.