Linn Exakt and Space Optimisation

The artist captured the perfect take in the studio - it’s time you heard just how good that take sounded...

Natural sound needs perfect timing. When you listen to a Linn system, it’s striking just how natural it sounds. It’s as if you’re listening to the real musicians, right there in front of you. The most natural sound available can only be achieved with perfect timing.

When you hear an instrument being played live, the elements that make up every note — including all the harmonics — arrive at your ear at the same time.

Sounds simple, but the fact is that no speaker system has ever been able to synchronise these elements accurately: until now.

Linn systems feature Exakt technology, which ensures the perfect time alignment of every part of every note, so now you can enjoy the same natural sound that was recorded by the artist.

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Why does phase matter?

All speakers with more than one drive unit have the same problem. Higher frequencies played by one drive unit always arrive at your ears before lower frequencies played by the other drive units, making them out of phase with each other.

This timing error is enough to distort the sound of each instrument, making it harder to experience the emotion of the music.

Building on their expertise in both digital music streaming and active speaker design, Linn developed a completely new technology to solve this problem. Linn Exakt delivers a linear phase performance across all the frequencies to ensure they arrive at your ear perfectly synchronised.

All speakers with more than one drive unit have the same problem. Higher frequencies played by one drive unit always arrive at your ears before lower frequencies played by the other drive units, making them out of phase with each other.

This timing error is enough to distort the sound of each instrument, making it harder to experience the emotion of the music.

Building on their expertise in both digital music streaming and active speaker design, Linn developed a completely new technology to solve this problem. Linn Exakt delivers a linear phase performance across all the frequencies to ensure they arrive at your ear perfectly synchronised.

Exakt is the only technology capable of delivering linear phase at all frequencies

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Without Exakt

The lower the frequency, the more it’s delayed as it passes through the crossover. This means the different frequencies that make up each note are no longer synchronised.

When the music is recombined, it’s a flawed version of the original and the instruments are distorted.

With Exakt

Exakt delays the higher frequencies so they line up with the lower frequencies. When the music is recombined at your ear, the fundamental of each note and all the harmonics arrive perfectly in time, preserving the true character of each instrument.

Space Optimisation - Hear your music, not your room

Every room has its own particular sound. When you’re investing in a world-class music system, why let your room have such a big say in what you hear? Remove the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment and reveal the true sound of the music.

Space Optimisation uses sophisticated acoustic modelling to build up a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear. It then precisely identifies frequencies that are artificially distorted by your environment, and reduces their energy, to reveal the music that would otherwise be hidden.

Whatever speakers you use, and however you’ve designed your room, you’ll hear a performance that’s optimised uniquely for you.

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Place your speakers where you want them....

The interactions between your speakers and the boundaries of your room can dramatically distort the sound that you hear. For example, placing a speaker near to a wall will add energy to particular low frequencies, masking other areas of the music.

Until now, there has been a choice: place your speakers in the ideal location for sound, or choose a more practical location that compromises sound quality.

Ideal speaker placement for sound may well be impractical for you and your family.

....not where your room dictates

Family friendly speaker placement with Space Optimisation, Great sound from a more practical location.

Space Optimisation is able to recreate the sound of the ideal location, from your preferred, practical location to give you the best of both worlds. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.
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Optimised for your custom environment

The characteristics of your room affect the sound you hear. Sound waves reflecting off your walls, ceiling and floor create peaks of increased energy at specific frequencies. Construction materials, furnishings and features like doors and windows, also affect how much energy is reflected, and the length of time it takes to decay.

Space Optimisation allows us to identify the precise frequencies affected and reduce their energy by just the right amount, removing the distorting effect of your room to reveal the true sound of the music.

Design your home the way you want to and enjoy a performance that’s optimised for you.

Space Optimisation+

Linn's Exakt systems deliver an enhanced version of this technology: Space Optimisation+

Exakt incorporates the measured response of every individual drive unit. It enables even more advanced speaker modelling that’s specific, not just to the model of speaker, but to the unique pair of speakers in your home.

This advanced approach to speaker modelling means Space Optimisation+ can apply a far greater level of precision when optimising the sound, personalised for your particular speakers.

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Two ways to experience Exakt, opt for complete speaker systems...

Whether you’re choosing a new music system, or want to upgrade your current one step by step, there’s an Exakt solution for you.

Exakt technology is built-in to all Linn's integrated speakers. Simply choose the look and performance level you want, and you’ll enjoy incredible performance from a simple, elegant package.

...or hi-fi separates!

Improve the performance of your system by adding an Exaktbox.
Whether you’re upgrading from a Linn Aktiv system, or currently have passive speakers, Exaktbox provides the ultimate in performance and flexibility.
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Upgrade to Exakt

If you already own pretty much any of Linn's speakers - past or present, there's an Exakt upgrade for you. Linn's integrated Aktiv speakers can be fitted with Exakt modules, while a wide range of Linn and non-Linn speakers are compatible with separate Exaktboxes.

If you’ve already upgraded your Linn speakers to Aktiv operation, the Exaktbox simply takes the place of the Aktiv cards or Tunebox in your separates system.

Ask us just how easy your move to Exakt will be!

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