First had a no brand Cat 6 between my Akurate DSM Exact hub to my Akurate Exaktbox i Katalyst & Exakt Box sub Thought i was being clever ignoring my Linn dealer by putting an Audioquest Vodka CAT7 at £250 between the DSM Hub and Exaktbox and Auduoquest Cinnamon CAT7 at £75 to the Exakt box sub. Sounded mushy to my ears and the music simply didn't flow as good as the non brand CAT6 Replaced with Audioquest CAT6 Pearl at around £8 from Futureshop... Sounded great. Then thought I'd try the Blue Jeans CAT6a at around £16. Similar to the £8 pearl to my best judgement. Stuck with the Blue Jeans simply because they look great and even come with an individual test report for each cable. (Having also now spoken to Linn Tech, it's 'Fast as you like if you like' feeding the tintertwangle to the DSM but strictly no higher than CAT6 between Exact links as it affects the correct timing) So now I have... 5m Audio Quest Cinnamon CAT7 from Virgin Router to Chord ethernet splitter. 0.75m Audioquest Vodka from Chord splitter to DSM 2 x 1m BlueJeans CAT6a between the Exakt links. I'm far from being savy like some in here about tech issues and the above info is just from my trial and errors.
Hi, you are correct in that it is the Akurate system hub which I have bought new and thankyou for the feedback.
Appologies, I am quite new to this new Linn tech. Edited as the Katylist is in the Exact box i
Upgrades installed today. Verdict.... From... Majik DSM & 140s To... Linn Akurate DSM Linn Akurate Exakt Box-I - 8 channel Katylist Linn Exakt Box Sub & 2 Rel T9i's Majik 140s Verdict... Improvements on every level. Tighter punchier base, more melodic mid range and crisper more articulate trebles. Much better separation and clarity with both vocals and instruments. Super tweeters definately not needed. Also happy with the Exact Box Sub. I only have the subs set quite low just to add richness to the sound without overstateing their presence. Happy with how they now integrate easily within the Exact set up.
I think that very comprehensive and detailed feedback pretty much confines my additional super tweeters to being snazzy ornaments or a listing on Ebay. Thankyou very much for time and effort to explain 👍 Fingers crossed going Acurate/ Exact / Katslyst on Active 140's will satisfy my craving for that extra sparkle. Many thanks.
I know the jump from passive to active Isobariks gave significant improvements to Base, Mid and indeed Treble so perhaps I'll be happy with my what Acurate Active 'KATALYST' does to the above plus the super tweeter channel without a personal preference for the additional non Linn Super Tweeters. Thank you again for your feedback and I'll be sure to post up my verdict once installed in the next 3 or so weeks.
Thank you for feedback. I'm still getting my head around the new Linn stuff having been a former active Isobarik/ Klout man. However my system will be... Linn Akurate DSM Exakt Linn Akurate Exakt Box-I - 8 channel Linn Exakt Box Sub & 2 Rel T9i's Linn Majik 140's Was thinking of simply trying the super tweeter in either the active tweeter or active super tweeter outputs at very low volume. Then seeing if the non Linns super tweeter passive filter would just let either of the above signals though and if so see how it sounded? I've taken on board the comments you kindly mentioned though and guess it might be a case of being brave and trying them or keeping them on the speakers unplugged as ornaments.
I'm shortly upgrading my passive Linn Majik DSM/ Majik 140 speakers to an active Akurate/ Exakt set up keeping my Majik 140 speakers. I currently have some Aspire super Tweeters that I really like both visually and sonically (although the purists might frown), I really do enjoy the little extra subtle sparkle they add at the top end. I also have two Rel T9i's set as stereo which add that little extra at the bottom end, they will be run by Exact box sub. As mentioned I'm shorty going active and wondered if I could simply plug the supertweeters into the active super tweeter socket on the back of the speakers? My instinct is the frequency filters in the Aspire supertweeters will just let through the high frequencies but would welcome any feedback from any more tech minded folks. Thanks in advance.
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I'm shortly upgrading my passive Linn Majik DSM/ Majik 140 speakers to an active Akurate/ Klimax set up keeping my Majik 140 speakers. I currently have some super Tweeters that I like both visually and sonically and although the purists might frown I really do like that little extra subtle sparkle they add at the top end. As mentioned I'm shorty going Akurate active and wondered if I could simply plug the supertweeters into the active super tweeter channels.on the back of the speakers? My instinct is the frequency filters in the Aspire supertweeters will just let through the high frequencies but would welcome any feedback from any more technically minded folks. Thanks in advance.