Linn Akurate System – Akubarik

Our Price: £30,200

The Linn Akurate Exakt Akubarik System uses the same Linn Exakt technology used in their flagship Linn Klimax Exakt System, putting the source in the speaker. Linn Exakt builds on Linn DS to radically improve the performance of music systems by pushing the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker.

Comprising the Linn Akurate Exakt DSM digital music player and Linn Exakt Akubarik speakers, the Linn Akurate Exakt system’s beautiful styling and exceptional sound quality will re-ignite your passion for music.


Linn Akurate Exakt DSM

Browse your digital music library, stream music and video online and hear movie soundtracks, all in exceptional detail. Linn Akurate Exakt DSM connects to virtually any music or audio source in your home and plays it flawlessly.

Anything connected to the Linn Akurate Exakt DSM is transmitted perfectly to the Linn Exakt Akubarik speakers via Exakt Link, using a single digital cable. With multiple digital and analogue connections including HDMI, XLR, and an onboard phono stage for your turntable, we have everything covered; you can even Airplay from your phone or tablet.

Akurate DSM

  • Streams any connected source losslessly to Exakt Akubarik speakers via Exakt Link
  • Plays audio from your network, or via the 13 additional inputs
  • Controllable from your smartphone (iPhone / Android), tablet, laptop, PC or Mac
  • 10 digital inputs (HDMI, S/PDIF, Toslink)
  • 3 analogue inputs (Balanced XLR, RCA phono)
  • Configurable phono stage input (line level, MC or MM)
  • Digitises analogue sources via high quality analogue to digital converters
  • 4 Exakt Link connections for connection to Exakt speakers or Exakt Tuneboxes and for future system expansion
  • Decodes FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC and OGG audio formats with up to 24-bit 192 kHz native sample rate
  • Streams internet radio, podcasts and ‘listen again’ broadcasts
  • Songcast support allows synchronised playback of audio around the home
  • Powered by Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Compatible with UPnP™ media servers and UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
  • Precision-engineered acoustic enclosure
  • Available in silver or black
Introduced April 2014
Type Multi-source digital stream player with Exakt Link
Dimensions (H) 91 mm x (W) 380 mm x (D) 380 mm(H) 3.6 inches x (W) 15.1 inches (W) x (D) 15.1 inches
Weight 5.8 kg / 12.9 lb
Finishes Silver, Black
Power Supply Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
Mains supply frequency 50-60 Hz
Mains input voltage (auto-ranging) 100-120 V a.c.200-240 V a.c.
Fuse 250 V, T1.6 A (not user replaceable)
Power Consumption Sleep 19 W (HDMI disabled)Sleep 22W (HDMI enabled) Active 24W
Supported File Types FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, MP3, WMA (except lossless), AIFF, AAC, OGG
Audio sample rates 7.35 k, 8 k, 11.025 k, 12 k, 14.7 k, 16 k, 22.05 k, 24 k, 29.4 k, 32 k, 44.1 k,
48 k, 88.2 k, 96 k, 176.4 k, 192 k
Word depths 16–24 bits
Control protocol Compatible with UPnP™ media servers,UPnP™ AV 1.0 control points
Analog inputs 1 x Balanced XLR (pair)1 x RCA Inputs (Line Level)1 x RCA Inputs (Line Level/MM/MC Configurable)
HDMI In 4 x HDMI Type A
HDMI Out 1 x HDMI Type A
S/PDIF In 3 x RCA phono
S/PDIF Out 1 x RCA phono
Optical In 3 x TOSLINK (JIS F05)
Optical Out 1 x TOSLINK (JIS F05)
Exakt Links 4 x RJ45
Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45
XLR inputs Input sensitivity: can be selected from 2 / 4 / 8 V RMSInput impedance: 7.8 kΩ
RCA inputs (line-level) Input sensitivity: can be selected from 1 / 2 / 4 V RMSInput impedance:10 kΩ
RCA Inputs (MC) Max Input Voltage: 5.0mv @ 1kHz (High gain Setting)Gain: +64dB @ 1kHz (High gain Setting)+54dB @ 1kHz (Low gain Setting)Input impedance: 180Ω / 10nFSignal-to-noise ratio: better than 90 dB
RCA Inputs (MM) Max Input Voltage: 70.0mv @ 1kHzGain: +40dB @ 1kHzInput impedance: 47kΩ / 68pFSignal-to-noise ratio: better than 90 dB
Analog to digital conversion (ADC) Sample Rate: 192kHz 24bitDynamic Range: better than 107dBHeadroom to clipping: +1.2dB
S/PDIF digital input Min. input voltage: 0.3 V (when terminated with 75 Ω)Input impedance: 75 Ω

Linn Exakt Akubarik

exakt-akubarik-loudspeakerLinn Exakt Akubarik speakers combine our integrated Aktiv technology developed for Linn Akubarik speakers with Linn Exakt technology to put the source in the speaker.

The five channels in each speaker are fed by a single digital input using the Linn Exakt Link output from  Linn Akurate Exakt DSM. The on-board digital crossover in each speaker delivers an independently controlled signal to each of the drive units, via independent volume controls, DACs and power amplifiers.

Linn Exakt technology completely eliminates magnitude and phase distortion and corrects for drive unit variation.

  • Intelligent, integrated Aktiv, 5-way floor-standing loudspeakers
  • Connects to Akurate Exakt DSM via Exakt Link
  • Can be daisy-chained to additional Exakt speakers
  • Digital crossovers eliminate phase and magnitude distortion
  • On-board Exakt Engine corrects for drive unit variation, guaranteeing perfect performance from every speaker
  • Space Optimisation+ combines your speakers’ drive unit response data with your unique room characteristics and speaker placement to optimise performance for your listening environment
  • Independent digital volume control, digital to analogue converter and power amplifier for every channel (five per speaker)
  • Linn-designed 3K Driver Array serves the mid to high frequencies, for wider dispersion, precise high frequency response and single-point source accuracy
  • Isobarik bass system for rich, deep bass from a compact cabinet
  • High-performance integrated Chakra power amplification with Linn Dynamik power supplies
  • Advanced steam-pressed natural laminate cabinets provide an exceptionally rigid construction with ultra-low resonance properties
  • Internal bracing creates an acoustically inert enclosure with very stable mounting for the drive units
  • Plasma-cut ‘armour-grade’ steel plate loudspeaker stand provides rock-solid stability
  • Choose from standard or high gloss real wood veneers or specify virtually any bespoke RAL colour finish
Introduced April 2014
Type 5-way floor-standing fully integrated Aktiv loudspeaker with Exakt technology
Drive units 13 mm (0.5”) silk dome super-tweeter25 mm (1”) PU dome tweeter75 mm (3”) PU dome midrange165 mm (6.5”) doped paper upper bass

2 x 200 mm (8”) glass fibre composite Isobarik lower bass

Operating volume 44 litres
Crossover options Fully Aktiv Exakt (integrated modules)
Crossover points 87 Hz, 360 Hz, 3.61 kHz, 8.87 kHz
Frequency range 28 Hz – 33 kHz
Connection options Exakt Link
Magnetic shielding Yes
Dimensions (including stand) (H) 1050 x (W) 351 x (D) 450 mm(H) 41.3 inches x (W) 13.8 inches x (D) 17.7 inches
Weight (including stand) 46.2 kg / 102 lb
Standard finishes Black Ash, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White
High gloss finishes Piano Black, Rosenut, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, White, and over 200 RAL Classic colours
Amplifier Power 1 x 200W (4Ω), 4 x 100W (4Ω)
Input Power
(Sleep Mode)
Input Power
(Playback Muted)
Continuous Rated Input Power 200W
Power Supply Linn Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply
Mains supply frequency 50-60 Hz
Mains input voltage (auto-ranging) 100-120 V a.c.200-240 V a.c.


Works with what you’ve already got

It’s easy to get started with a Linn system because it works with the products you already use every day. You’ll get better sound from your existing sources and you’ll be able to control your Linn using the mobile devices you already own.

Blu-ray, DVD, digital or satellite TV, Xbox, PS3 or Wii — connect them all and make everything sound better. Use your laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android device to browse your music library, choose albums and create playlists.