Linn 520 Exakt
- Floor standing
- Active Loudspeaker
Linn’s Series 5 speakers turn conventional speaker design on its head. Not only do they outperform every other speaker of this size, but every one can be customised to match your decor or make a bold design statement. However you choose to personalise the look, we’ve made sure the music will always take centre stage.Featuring Linn Fabrik, every speaker can be uniquely tailored to your taste. And with Linn’s ground-breaking Exakt technology on board, you will always hear a performance that’s optimised for you and your home.
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From crisp, clean highs all the way down to the deepest bass, the 520 lets you experience incredible musical accuracy with an energy that really lets the music flow.
Enjoy all the musicality and finesse of an integrated Linn speaker packed with technology, in our most compact design yet. Designed to be personalized for you and your home, the size and styling are subtle but the performance will stand out. Customize the look and place them where they fit best in your room; Space Optimisation+ takes care of optimizing the sound for your room’s characteristics and chosen speaker location.
- Exakt technology built in
- Connects via Exakt Link to any Exakt-enabled Linn networked music player
- Fully Aktiv integrated Chakra power amplification
- Choice of 6 standard Fabrik covers plus special designer collections
- Cut glass stand and top plate in choice of three finishes
Using sophisticated acoustic modelling, Space Optimisation builds a complete picture of how your speakers, their placement, and the unique characteristics of your room interact to affect the sound you hear.
By removing the unwanted distorting effects of your listening environment, it reveals the true sound of the music. Now you can place your speakers exactly where you want them and still enjoy great performance.
Linn's latest systems use Exakt technology to preserve the natural sound of every instrument.
Until now, no speaker system has ever been able to synchronise all the elements that make up every note, including all the harmonics. Exakt 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.
Integrated Exakt Modules
Each speaker has a dedicated digital crossover, volume control, digital-to-analogue converter and amplifier for every drive unit. So where are all the extra boxes and cables?
That’s where Linn’s expertise in integrated speaker design comes in. Each speaker has a module suspension-mounted on the back to acoustically isolate it from the cabinet. Packed inside are all the Exakt electronics and powerful amps needed to deliver the natural, effortless sound. Cooling is performed passively without any noisy fans, via the aluminium heat sink hidden behind the Linn Fabrik. Providing power and precision without any extra boxes, it’s our neatest integrated speaker design to date.
Precisely Crafted Cabinets
The foundation of any good speaker design is an enclosure that lets the drive units work with maximum efficiency, without colouring the sound.
For Series 5, we used a layered composite of 3 mm sheets. Using multiple thin layers actually increases the tensile strength and therefore rigidity of the material, while still preserving its acoustically dead properties. Combined with the braced construction, this results in a cabinet that doesn’t add unwanted vibrations and doesn’t ring, but does give the drive units an incredibly stable platform to work from.
Custom-Designed Drive Units
The ambitious design of Series 5 led to a unique set of requirements for the drive units that couldn’t be met by any existing specification.
The 530 needed compact yet very long-throw, low-resonance units for use in the Isobarik bass system. The unique arrangement of tweeter and bass/mid driver on both models also required customised drive units. The bass/mid driver uses a unique doped, dual-layer, sliced cone design and an anti-resonant chamber on the back of the high quality tweeter improves high frequency performance when used in conjunction with the familiar Linn ‘skoop’, producing outstanding dispersion characteristics.
To offer the unique style and customisation possibilities of Series 5, without affecting the performance, we came up with a new way to finish speakers — Linn Fabrik.
Linn's unique Exakt technology models the effects of each Fabrik’s characteristics on the frequency and phase response of every drive unit in the speakers. Exakt's digital crossover eliminates any unwanted distorting effects to ensure that no matter which Fabrik you choose, your speakers will produce the same breathtaking performance we designed here in the factory.
Select your Fabrik cover, top plate and stand to personalize your speakers. With so many colors and textiles to choose from, and designer collections like Timorous Beasties, there's a look to complement any interior.With a choice of 10 distinctive Timorous Beasties designs, you can customize the look of your Series 5 system.
Special Fabrik: Harris Tweed