Gain a deeper insight into your music
Our high-performance Katalyst DAC architecture performs the digital-to-analog conversion process with a high degree of accuracy and finesse.
With Katalyst, we have reached the absolute pinnacle of performance attainable while utilising trusted and high-quality 3rd-party chipsets.
Through relentless optimisation of the various critical processes adjacent to the DAC itself, we have produced a refined data optimisation stage; a highly accurate master clock; independent power supply wells; an low distortion output driver, and a high stability reference voltage level.
The latter is vitally important. At the point of creation, the delicate analog audio signal is particularly susceptible to even minuscule variations in the reference level, which would cause irreversible damage to the music — heard as distortion or noise.
Katalyst’s high-stability input reference level eliminates variations during analog signal creation, giving you deeper insight into your music.
Errors in any of the critical inputs result in the creation of a flawed analogue signal, with audible distortion.
Errors are mitigated and the analog signal output has significantly lower distortion and noise.
Katalyst is fitted as standard to Akurate DS/DSM (all variants), Akubarik integrated loudspeakers, and Akurate Exaktbox (all variants). It is also available as an upgrade for Selekt DSM, Majik Exaktbox-I, and all aforementioned products. Please speak to your Linn Specialist for more details.