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Akurate Exakt DSM
(4K compatible)


Product info

  • Product Name: Akurate Exakt DSM/1 (Variant 2016 - HDMI 2)
Other variants of this product can be found at Akurate DSM varinats
  • Date of Introduction: Sept 2016 - Sept 2018
Replaced by Akurate System Hub in 2018
  • Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier

Hardware Upgrades

Linn Surround Module for bitstream Surround sound decoding

Note: It should be noted that this upgrade information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what upgrades are available.


Linn Support Site

Latest software

Latest software releases

Details of latest Product release software


Quickstart Guide

Using the Linn DS/DSM/HUB with IR handset, PC, MAC, Android tablet, iPad/iPhone...

Remote Control manual

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Surround Sound with Exakt systems

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

Network Setup

Front Panel Connections

The Akurate Exakt system has NO headphone socket on the front panel. If you wish to use headphones we would suggest using a headphone amplifier that can take either Toslink or SPDIF from the Akurate Exakt DSM Toslink/SPDIF outputs.

Akurate Exakt DSM Silver Front.jpg
  1. MUTE BUTTON - Mutes/unmutes the audio
  2. VOLUME ADJUST BUTTONS - Changes the volume up/down
  3. SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS - Changes to the previous/next source
  4. SLEEP BUTTON - Brings the unit in/out of sleep mode
  6. POWER SWITCH- Switches the power on/off

Back Panel

Image:Akurate Exakt DSM

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  4. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  5. ANALOGUE INPUT 1 (XLR, line level) - To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  6. ANALOGUE INPUTS 2&3 (RCA, phono/line level) - To connect a turntable or line level3source with unbalanced (RCA) outputs1. (Default MC phono)
  7. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  8. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS - Not available
  9. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS - Not available
  10. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif) - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  11. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Spdif) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has an Spdif digital input.
  12. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink) - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  13. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Toslink) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has a Toslink (optical) digital input.
  14. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with 1.4 & 2.02 HDMI outputs.
  15. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with 1.4 & 2.02 HDMI inputs.
  16. EARTH GROUND - To connect to an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available or to join to the earths of other products in the system to improve performance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.

1 Input 3 is a configurable input, which is factory set as a moving coil phono input for connection to turntables. This can be changed by a Linn dealer to a moving magnet phono input or a line-level input.
2 Supports HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD. Linn recommend using HDMI Premium certification.pngPremium High Speed Certifiied HDMI cables for an optimal experience.
3 Input 3 can be adjusted for different Phono stages or Line level by reconfiguring a circuit board within the Linn DS.

LED Status

Each of the Exakt Link ports have two status LED's. The function of these LED's is given below:

Exakt Port LED's




Flash / Blink

LED0 Link Port Disabled Link Port Enabled n/a
LED1 No Link Product Discovered Activity


Please read the following carefully before installing the unit in your system – your unit may need to be reconfigured by your Linn retailer.

Exakt options

Exakt usage with the Akurate Exakt DSM can be found in Akurate_Exakt_System



For further assistance, try our customer support pages