Linn Akurate Kontrol/1 PreamplifierLinn Akurate Kontrol/1 Preamplifier

Linn Akurate Kontrol/1 Preamplifier

This is a pre-owned item in excellent condition. We have the original packaging and remote.  Originally built in 2010.

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Akurate Kontrol is an analogue pre-amplifier dedicated to perfectly preserving every last musical detail and nuance from the highest quality stereo sources.

Designed from the ground up as a dedicated stereo preamplifier, Akurate Kontrol features ultra-low distortion circuitry and uses galvanic isolation to effectively ‘disconnect’ unused sources to further reduce crosstalk, interference and noise.

With up to seven analogue inputs available, and high quality XLR and RCA connectors used, Akurate Kontrol has the flexibility to match its performance. The high quality integrated phono stage can be configured as Moving Coil (MC) or Moving Magnet (MM), or even disabled to create an additional line level input. A dedicated Class A low-distortion headphone amplifier supplies the headphone output on the front panel, and the high quality 3.5 mm Aux input alongside it features auto source-switching for instantly connecting portable music players.

Housed in a stunning new enclosure and powered by our very latest Dynamik Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) technology, Akurate Kontrol is an extremely low noise and virtually distortion-free pre-amplifer.

Partner Linn’s first network-enabled pre-amplifier with Akurate DS for exceptional performance and control, and experience for yourself why the Linn Akurate System is the true performance choice for music lovers.

Date of introduction
November 2010 (original model released May 2007)

Stereo analogue pre-amplifier

(H) 91 mm x (W) 380 mm x (D) 380 mm
(H) 3.58 inches x (W) 15 inches x (D) 15 inches

5.8 kg / 12.8 lb

Mains supply voltage
100 – 120 V ac (±10%) 50 – 60 Hz
(auto ranging) 200 – 240 V ac (±10%) 50 – 60 Hz

250 V, T1.6 A (not user replaceable)

Power consumption
sleep 10 W
active 22 W

Control interfaces
Remote control IR receiver (IR handset supplied)
Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45
6 button front panel keypad
128 x 32 pixel front panel display

configurable via Linn Konfig software

Analogue audio inputs
4 pairs of RCA socket inputs
2 pairs of XLR Balanced inputs
3.5 mm Front Aux input

Analogue audio outputs
1 pair of RCA sockets – pre-out
1 pair of RCA sockets – record (fixed volume)
1 pair of XLR Balanced sockets
3.5 mm headphone output

Phono stage (set to MC as default but dealer-configurable)
MC input impedance 180 Ω, 10 nF
MC (high gain) input voltage 5.0 mV peak @ 1kHz
MC (high gain) +64 dB (x 1500) @ 1 kHz
MC (low gain) +54 dB (x 500) @ 1 kHz
MC signal-to-noise ratio Better than -90 dB
MM input impedance 47 k, 68 pF
MM input voltage 70.0 mV peak @ 1kHz
MM input gain +40 dB (x 100) @ 1kHz
MM signal-to-noise ratio Better than -104 dB

Analogue input impedance
15 kΩ nominal (unbalanced)

Input signal (max)
+ 10 dBv

Output impedance
300 Ω nominal (unbalanced)

Peak output signal
+ 10 dBv

Volume range
– 80 dB to + 20 dB
(0 – 100 scale range in 1 dB steps)

Unity gain
Yes – individual inputs configurable via Konfig

Unity gain volume

Frequency response
5 Hz to 100 kHz

Silver, Black