Linn Organik and Katalyst DAC Architecture, gain a deeper insight into your music...

March 2021 - Linn's 5th Generation DAC Architecture released.

Linn's home-grown Organik DAC enables the most natural sounding products ever.

Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, Organik DAC is the first ever, all-Linn, digital to analogue converter.

With Organik DAC, Linn handles every element of the digital to analogue conversion process using a combination of FPGA processing and a discrete conversion stage.

These are designed to work together in perfect harmony. They’re precisely controlled and relentlessly optimised for exceptional audio performance.

A full order of magnitude better.


Organik offers significantly lower noise and distortion, measuring better than anything Linn has achieved before.

Organik DAC is at the heart of a new generation of Linn products, enabling the most natural sound ever.

Currently in the new Klimax DSM and Klimax 350 integrated loudspeakers, Organik is also available for Existing Klimax 350 integrated loudspeakers and Klimax Exakt crossovers.

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Upgrade to Organik...

Various upgrade options exist - please contact us for further details.

Linn's policy for continuous improvement means this list continues to grow - making your music better with the products you already own.

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

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Linn’s 4th Generation DAC Architecture

1991 – Numerik DAC
1998 – CD12
2007 – Klimax DS
2016 – Katalyst into Klimax Range
2017 – Katalyst into Akubarik, Akudorik Exakt, Akurate Streamer Range and Exakt Box
2021 – Organik into Klimax Range

 

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.

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Upgrade to Organik and Katalyst...

Organik and Katalyst upgrade options...

Organik DAC upgrades now available for Klimax Exakt Box and Klimax 350 Exakt with incentivised upgrade packages for other Klimax 350 options depending on model and age - ask for more details!

Katalyst DAC upgrade available for all Klimax and Akurate DSM/DS models, Akurate Exakt Box, Akubarik and Akudorik Exakt and Majik Exakt Box-I.