|The AKURATE Loudspeaker System From Linn|
|Home Theater News Floorstanding Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 16 September 2003|
AKURATE is a new high performance multi-channel loudspeaker system from Linn. AKURATE consists of four distinct, acoustically matched loudspeakers that can be configured for passive and active playback to deliver pitch accurate stereo or multi-channel sound for high performance music and home theater.
Three of the AKURATE loudspeakers are full range: the AKURATE 242 floorstanding loudspeaker; the AKURATE 212 compact loudspeaker and, the AKURATE 225 center channel loudspeaker. The fourth AKURATE loudspeaker is the 221, a pitch accurate, active servo controlled bass reinforcement loudspeaker.
AKURATE loudspeakers deliver wide bandwidth and high resolution and produce the signal performance now possible with new reference standard source and control products designed to take advantage of the new high definition sound and vision formats.
The unique Linn 3K Driver Array (patent pending) featured in AKURATE floor-standing, compact and center channel loudspeakers creates a single point sound source for optimised dispersion and improved high frequency response. AKURATE loudspeakers deliver a coherent and seamless surround sound solution by ensuring complete compatibility across the range independent of the cabinet type.
AKURATE loudspeakers extend the range of Linn performance playback systems and should appeal to music and home theater enthusiasts who seek a complete stylish, long lasting and high value solution:
The Akurate 242 is a floor-standing twin ported loudspeaker with the Linn 3K Drive Array. Bass extension calibration allows precise adjustment of bass response to accurately suit the listening environment.
The Akurate 212 is a compact, stand mountable ported loudspeaker with Linn 3K Driver Array and matching bass unit.
The Akurate 225 is a center channel infinite baffle loudspeaker with Linn 3K Driver Array and twin bass units. Bass extension calibration allows bass response to be tailored to suit the listening environment.
The Akurate 221 is a servo controlled 500 Watt bass reinforcement sealed loudspeaker enclosure for pitch accurate active bass for both high fidelity music and movie sound.
The AKURATE 242, 212 and 225 models feature quality bass drive units and loudspeaker cones constructed from three layers of bonded polymers to help deliver extended and musical bass. The rigid braced cabinet construction contributes towards the performance delivered by the advanced drive units. The floor standing Akurate 242 loudspeaker and the compact Akurate 212 loudspeaker incorporate double-ended flared ports whilst the Akurate 225 center channel loudspeaker with twin bass units, operates within a sealed infinite baffle enclosure, as does the floorstanding Akurate 221 bass reinforcement loudspeaker.
The AKURATE 242, 212 and 225 models can be alternated between Aktiv and passive configurations with advanced precision engineered passive cross-overs. A cast metal base with adjustable feet provides a solid and stable foundation for the floor standing Akurate 242 and with the addition of a column will also support the compact Akurate 212 monitor and Akurate 225 center-channel loudspeakers.
AKURATE loudspeakers are acoustically matched and designed for performance and flexibility for music and theater applications and represent a complementary loudspeaker playback system for the UNIDISK player, the KISTO system controller and other electronic source and control components from Linn.
Available in Maple, Cherry, Black Ash and Rosenut finishes, AKURATE can be purchased individually or in pairs or as a complete loudspeaker system from Linn Specialist Retailers and Linn Custom Specialists world-wide. The 242 features a retail price is $9,485, the 212 is $5,750, the 225 is $3,750, the 221 for $3,750. Loudspeaker stands are available for $450 each or $900 per pair and the Aktiv cards retails for $325.