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
2017 - Katalyst into Akubarik & Akudorik Exakt,  Akurate Streamer Range and also Akurate Exakt Box
2019 - Katalyst into Akurate Exakt Box-I with upgrade option for Majik Exakt Box-I

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

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.

Reference Level

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.

Master Clock

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

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

Available in Klimax DS & Klimax DSM

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.

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.

Don’t just take our word for it. Experience the best digital source ever produced by arranging a personal demonstration here!

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