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Everyone has the ability to appreciate music. It can stimulate the imagination, help you relax and change your mood, as well as provide entertainment and pleasure. The more accurately music is reproduced, the more benefit the system will deliver. Whether you enjoy the convenience of streaming digital audio or the analog warmth of vinyl records, at Aktiv Music & Sound we want to thrill you with music in your home.

We have proudly represented Linn products since 1985.

We sell, install and support Linn's entire product line. We encourage you to book a demonstration to determine what's right for you. If you are interested in upgrading your current system we will assist you in making the best choices to get the most for your investment.

You don't have to be an audio expert to hear the difference that an Aktiv Music system makes. Contact us today to book a no-obligation demonstration!


Eau Claire and Strum, Wisconsin






Jim Engandela

President/Audio Specialist

Musician, recording engineer, sound designer. software developer. Jim has done just about everything during his 50 years in business.

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Sandy Engandela

 Office Manager

Sandy is usually the first person you will talk to and will make sure you get the service you deserve.


Digital Music Streaming Specialists

Linn Akurate music streamer and speakers

Digital music has come a long way in the last few years. With a Linn DSM network music player, you can explore and instantly stream any music at the highest possible fidelity anytime you want. We set up and configure everything so all you have is sit back and enjoy your favorite music.

LP12 Turntable Specialists

Linn Majik LP12 turntable

Linn's iconic Sondek LP12 turntable changed the way people thought about the importance of the turntable 45 years ago. Today, it is still at the pinnacle of turntable design. We have been a LP12 specialist for over 40 years. The importance of proper setup and tuning cannot be overstated. Whether you are buying an LP12 for the first time or want to upgrade your existing LP12, let our experience and expertise help you get the most out of your investment and your precious vinyl collection!


Linn Exakt technology demonstration

Aktiv Music systems are sold on the basis of demonstration, rather than sales hype and technical specifications. If it sounds better, it is better. We invite you to experience our 8 Linn systems in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere and decide for yourself.  We'll help you select the right system for your taste and budget.


Linn Exakt streaming music system with Space Optimisation

Selecting the right system is only the beginning. Proper installation and integration with your home's aesthetics provides you with a system you can take pride in for years to come.


Linn Space Optimisation technology

We tune every system specifically for your room's size, shape and acoustic properties using state of the art Linn Space Optimisation software, transforming the system into something you want to listen to all the time.


Buying my Sondek from Jim at Aktiv was a very enjoyable experience. Sandy and Joel were equally as helpful and pleasant as Jim. Being able to see all types of Linn products in a real home setting was so unique and helped me make a decision I am very happy with. I have collected and listened to records for years so this was especially fun because Jim walked me through the LP12 while introducing me to new vinyl in his personal collection at the same time. Many thanks to Aktiv for a meticulous new turntable setup and explanation of how the venerable LP12 works. I now feel like I own something I can be proud of. I highly recommend working with Aktiv if you are looking for the best audio experience and a wealth of knowledge about Linn products.

John, Minneapolis, MN
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