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Special Interview

Why did LINN pick AKM’s new DAC for the new KLIMAX?

The story behind choosing the AKM AK4497

LINN × AKM Special Round-table Discussion

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Klimax Exaktbox

Intelligent digital crossover and DAC

The ultimate upgrade

March 2017 Release

Enjoy the most natural sound available by upgrading your system with Klimax Exaktbox.

The on-board Exakt digital crossover delivers the most natural sound available by perfectly aligning all the frequencies produced by each note—just like live music.  Combined with LINN's Katalyst DAC Architecture, you’ll experience an even greater insight into your music.

Klimax Exaktbox also features a transformer-isolated balanced output stage (derived from LINN's reference Klimax DS player) and six channels of onboard amplification.

 

* Katalyst DAC Architecture integrates a flagship premium D/A converter, the AK4497.

** LINN × AKM Discussion / The possibility of adopting KATALYST for EXAKT in the future >>

LINN

Klimax 350

Floorstanding Speakers

The ultimate intelligent loudspeaker

March 2017 Release

Taking a digital signal as their input, the Klimax 350 ensures zero transmission loss from the source.  Then LINN's Katalyst DAC Architecture retrieves the maximum amount of musical information from this digital signal.

Exakt technology ensures LINN's most natural sound ever, by aligning all the musical frequencies to arrive at your ear at the same time, exactly the way real musical instruments are experienced.

Because you’d expect the same incredible performance at all volume levels, the Klimax 350’s Dynamik power supply delivers 3000 W with speed and precision.

* Katalyst DAC Architecture integrates a flagship premium D/A converter, the AK4497.

** LINN × AKM Discussion / The possibility of adopting KATALYST for EXAKT in the future >>

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KATALYST

DAC Architecture

Network Music Player

Klimax DS/DSM

2016 NEW PRODUCT RELEASE

KATALYST is LINN's 4th generation DAC architecture.  It delivers unparalleled precision thanks to five improved areas: a high-stability input reference level, independent power supplies, LINN-designed data optimization, a high-precision master clock, and the new ultra-low distortion analogue output driver.

Katalyst DAC architecture performs digital-to-analogue conversion with greater precision than ever and is now featured in both the Klimax DS and Klimax DSM.  If you already own a Klimax DS or Klimax DSM, you can take advantage of the biggest performance upgrade by adding KATALYST to your player.

KATALYST

Incorporating Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation's 32-bit flagship premium DAC IC, AK4497.

About VELVET SOUND

VELVET SOUND is a sound philosophy and brand concept for AKM’s next-generation audio devices, featuring new chip architectures and core technologies.

The new circuitry found in VELVET SOUND devices is designed to maximize dynamics and ensure pure, unaltered audio data, prioritizing the accurate capture and reproduction of the source material in order to achieve high performance and rich musicality. These devices were designed specifically for the high-resolution digital audio era.

* VELVET SOUND ™, VELVET SOUND | VERITA ™ and Audio 4 Pro ™ are trademarks of Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation in Japan, Europe and the United States.

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