Linn Dealer Conference 2013 – Exakt

This week saw the annual Linn Dealer Conference up in Glasgow. Unlike most year’s however, this was Linn’s 40th Anniversary and we had been promised something special – boy did they deliver.

Linn have been busy working away behind the scenes on a new technology that they claim revolutionises the way sound travels from an artist’s mouth in a studio to the listener’s ears in their listening room. Linn are calling this technology ExaKt (for those that don’t know, Linn have a history of using a “k” instead of a “c” in their product names).

There is a very technical explanation of exactly what Linn’s new Exakt technology will do, but we prefer this simplified video:


The Source is in the Speaker 

Exakt builds on Linn’s DS product to radically improve the performance of music systems by pushing the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker, keeping the signal in the digital realm and only converting to analogue at the last possible stage.

A Breakthrough Innovation

Exakt consists of two new technologies: Exakt Link and Exakt Engine.

Exakt Link losslessly sends digital data from an Exakt DSM to an Exakt Speaker. It ensures accuracy, guarantees latency, maintains exceptionally low jitter, and provides extreme precision synchronisation between speakers.

Inside the Exakt Speaker is Linn’s Exakt Engine. Exakt Engine is a digital platform that enables a whole new range of audio performance enhancing capabilities in design, manufacture and in the customer’s home.

The Exakt engine:

  • Eliminates the magnitude and phase distortion of analogue crossovers at design time
  • Corrects for the manufacturing tolerances of individual drive units at manufacturing time
  • Optimises a customer’s system for their room at installation time