Linn Katalyst 4th Generation DAC Architecture Available Now in Klimax DS & Klimax DSM We encourage you to hear what we hear and why we think Katalyst is the best DAC we have ever heard! We are the only North West Linn Specialist offering this Katalyst comparative demonstration between old and new Klimax DAC architecture.

Linn Katalyst 4th Generation DAC Architecture Available Now in Klimax DS & Klimax DSM 

We encourage you to hear what we hear and why we think Katalyst is the best DAC we have ever heard!

We are the only North West Linn Specialist offering this Katalyst comparative demonstration between old and new Klimax DAC architecture.

We demonstrate a range of Linn systems and other high performance systems with the integrated Klimax DSM streaming source preamplifier.

Experience the best digital source ever produced by arranging a personal demonstration with us: 

Katalyst DAC Architecture is now featured in both the Klimax DS and Klimax DSM, raising the best network music players available to an even higher level of performance.

Linn’s new 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.

Linn’s 4th Generation DAC Architecture: 

1991 — Numerik

1998 — CD12

2007 — Klimax DS

2016 — Katalyst

How Katalyst improves on previous designs: 

Katalyst delivers unparalleled precision thanks to five key areas of improvement: 

1. Reference Level: 

Now completely isolated from noise to produce a high-stability Reference Level voltage that generates the signal’s amplitude without variation.

2. 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.

3. Data Optimisation: 

Linn-designed data optimisation stage that prepares the digital signal for conversion with greater accuracy, minimising errors right at the start of the process.

4. Master Clock: 

A single high precision clock with its own independent power supply ensures greater timing accuracy throughout.

5. Output Driver: 

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:

If you already own a Klimax DS or Klimax DSM, you can take advantage of the biggest performance upgrade Linn ever released by adding Katalyst to your player.

Don’t just take our word for it – hear it for yourself.

Experience the best digital source ever produced by arranging a personal demonstration with us: 

Hear the Katalyst difference for yourself and book a demonstration with us – we are the only North West Linn Specialist offering this Katalyst demonstration.

We have two Klimax DSM variants on Demonstration:

New Klimax DSM with Katalyst DAC

Old Klimax DSM with Klimax DS DAC

We conduct the Katalyst demonstration with the following systems:

  • Klimax 350 system with Klimax DSM, old KDSM versus new KDSM with Katalyst
  • Majik 140 system with Klimax DSM, old KDSM versus new KDSM with Kataylist
  • Other systems we configure for KDSM with Vitus Audio and Musical Fidelity amplification, Graham Audio BBC Monitors, REL, ATC and Dynaudio Loudspeakers
  • Pre-arranged home dems in your system

If you already own a Klimax DS or Klimax DSM, you can take advantage of the biggest performance upgrade Linn ever released by adding Katalyst to your DS or DSM player.

Klimax DS Upgrade: 

Add Katalyst, Linn’s biggest upgrade yet:

The latest Klimax DS features Katalyst DAC Architecture, delivering deeper insight into your music. Experience the best performance ever from a digital source by upgrading your Klimax DS to the new version (introduced in September 2016).

Upgrades any Klimax DS manufactured before September 2016

Features Katalyst DAC Architecture for improved audio performance

Exakt Link connections on-board

Klimax DSM Upgrade: 

Add Katalyst, Linn’s biggest upgrade yet:

The latest Klimax DSM features Katalyst DAC Architecture, delivering the best performance ever from a digital source. Gain a deeper insight into every performance by upgrading your Klimax DSM to this all-new version (introduced in September 2016).

Upgrades any Klimax DSM manufactured before September 2016

Features Katalyst DAC Architecture for improved audio performance

Exakt Link connections on-board

Includes HDMI 2.0 connections

Klimax DS to DSM Conversion

Turn your DS into a DSM with inputs & Exakt Link: 

Turn your Klimax DS into a Klimax DSM and take advantage of integrated inputs for all your external digital and analogue sources together with Exakt Link, ready for connection to an Exakt system.

As Klimax DSM also features Linn’s Katalyst DAC Architecture, you’ll also hear the difference Linn’s best ever digital-to-analogue conversion makes to every performance.

Katalyst DAC Architecture now featured in both the Klimax DS and Klimax DSM, raising the best network music players available to an even higher level of performance.

Experience the best digital source ever produced by arranging a personal demonstration with us: 

Hear the Katalyst difference for yourself and book a demonstration with us – we are the only North West Linn Specialist offering this Katalyst demonstration.

Katalyst upgrades and demonstrations: 

info@brianandtrevors.com 

0161 766 4837

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