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New Digital-to-Analogue converter technology designed and made entirely by Linn.
At Linn, nothing progresses beyond the prototype stage if it can’t conclusively answer one simple question positively — “is this better than what’s available elsewhere?”
Designing and building our own DAC completely from scratch was no exception. It was only worth doing if the result would be significantly better than our previous designs utilising optimised 3rd-party chips.
Organik is the culmination of over thirty years of digital technology expertise. We pioneered high-performance digital streaming in the hi-fi industry; and we’re raising the bar yet again, thanks to this paradigm shift in digital-to-analog conversion technology.
With this novel Organik DAC architecture, implementation, and realisation, we have finally completed the puzzle. Linn has achieved complete control over the entire music signal chain.
Available to order only. Please talk to the team at The Real Music Company for more details.
This upgrade is available for the following models:
There are many different types of ‘discrete’ DAC. Although simply making something ‘discrete’ does not necessarily result in high performance. The performance advantage of Organik comes from its unique combination of:
Modulation method – Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Delta-Sigma
Conversion stage – Discrete Analog Finite Impulse Response (AFIR)
Implementation – Ultra-stable power, precision clocking, and expert PCB design
When employed together, the PWM modulator and AFIR conversion stage are immune to many of the problems that affect other discrete designs — where small errors in switching times or resistor values can generate distortion.
However, in order to realise the full potential of this conversion method, great attention must also be paid to other factors such as power supply, clocking, and perhaps most importantly, the physical layout of the circuit board.
Organik uses an 8-layer circuit board, facilitating optimal delivery of power and clocks to the DAC. Power for the conversion stage is generated by a discrete regulator, and delivered using multiple internal power planes.
Clock traces are matched to within fractions of a millimetre, to ensure that every part of the DAC receives its clock at precisely the same time. All these elements work in harmony to create an analog signal with incredibly low levels of noise and distortion — far lower than anything we’ve ever achieved before.