Linn Katalyst, gain a deeper insight into your music...
Linn’s 4th Generation DAC Architecture
1991 — Numerik
1998 — CD12
2007 — Klimax DS
2016 — Katalyst into Klimax Range
201 7 — Katalyst into Akubarik Exakt
Linn's Katalyst DAC Architecture performs digital-to-analogue conversion with greater precision than ever.
Katalyst takes an unprecedented level of control over the critical elements that lie at the heart of the analogue signal’s creation; offering improved Data Optimisation, superior Master Clock, independent Power Supplies, a new ultra-low distortion Output Driver and crucially, for the first time, a high-stability input Reference Level.
The latter is vitally important because, at the point of creation, the analogue audio signal is particularly vulnerable even to miniscule variations in the Reference Level, which cause irreversible damage.
Katalyst’s high-stability input Reference Level eliminates variations during analogue signal creation, giving you a deeper insight into your music.
How Katalyst improves on previous designs
Linn-designed data optimisation stage that prepares the digital signal for conversion with greater accuracy, minimising errors right at the start of the process.
Now completely isolated from noise to produce a high-stability Reference Level voltage that generates the signal’s amplitude without variation.
Independent Power Supplies
Independent, isolated power supplies are tailored for each process, so feedback from one process cannot influence the performance of another, resulting in far lower distortion.
A single high precision clock with its own independent power supply ensures greater timing accuracy throughout.
The new ultra-low distortion analogue output driver prepares the delicate analogue signal for transmission out of the device, making it less susceptible to noise and degradation.
Upgrade to Katalyst
Available in Klimax DS & Klimax DSM
If you already own a Klimax DS or Klimax DSM, you can take advantage of the biggest performance upgrade Linn have ever released by adding Katalyst to your player.
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