The new Linn Artikulat loudspeaker system
From their Lord Richard Rogers designed headquarters outside Glasgow in Scotland, Linn products make hi-fi entertainment systems that are "simply better". Like many premier automotive brands, one skilled operator is responsible for a task from start to finish and signs his or her name to a product only when satisfied that it meets Linn's exacting standards. The square is circled when you see that Linn audio is specified by Aston Martin for the DB9.
The company’s Artikulat range of loudspeakers brings together proprietary Linn technologies and sophisticated design to offer a simple multi-channel loudspeaker system capable of conveying the passion and emotion of music and movies in your home. The secret lies in Linn’s range of powering options from passive with AKTIV bass to fully-integrated AKTIV, to AKTIV with external power amplifiers.
In passive guise, ARTIKULAT can be driven by multiple amplifiers using third party products or Linn amplifiers from CHAKRA C200 Series through to the flagship KLIMAX 500 Solo power amplifiers. Upgrading from passive to external AKTIV allows you to realise the full potential of the ARTIKULAT loudspeaker, with Linn KLIMAX 500 Solo amplifiers powering each drive unit.
In fully-integrated AKTIV models, all CHAKRA power amplification is housed within the loudspeaker to deliver outstanding playback with fewer components and fewer cables. The cabinets used throughout the range are made of a complex natural laminate which is formed under pressure using custom tools. This process has enabled Linn to realise the elegant design of the range whilst ensuring an exceptionally rigid construction with ultra-low resonance. The system comprises four acoustically and aesthetically matched loudspeakers.
Prices for are on par with their motoring equivalents - you can expect to pay around 32,000 EURO for the top-of-the-range 350A full system (with fully-integrated AKTIV amps). For further information please visit www.linn.co.uk.
Text: Classic driver
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