Thank you for the excellect review @sunbeamgls! It's great that you put so much effort into setting up the two test scenarios, incl. figuring out how to "misuse" the Exakt Boxes as passive DACs. Sorry but I have to ask you the sam(ish) question as @Paulssurround: Which system setup did you prefer overall, the Exakt Katalyst active setup with NGKDSM acting as system hub, or the passive setup with NGKDSM using the Organik DACs? It may be that you stated that in the final paragraph of the review ("...a huge uplift from Akurate level Katalyst..."), but it could also refer only to the direct c
Thanks again for another great review Paul! Sorry but I have to ask. Which did you prefer, your friend's system with the NGKDSM or your Katalyst Akubariks with the thing acting as NGKSH? I know it's apples and oranges but still...
Thank you for the excellent review Paul. It's still baffling me that this all comes from the new hub alone. What shall happen when the Akubariks get the "real" update...
Yes that was a great evening. My favorite part was when you had figured out the optimal configuration, you played Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed, cranked the system up to 70+ and told the "doop doop girls" to leave the speakers and join you. Brilliant. I have never put the system to more than 60... and we did that late in the evening. The neighbors never complained so they must have liked it too. BTW, I recently dumped the power line ethernet and connected the ASH directly to the router. So much better. Good luck with your home renovations and the KDSM at home! :-) Looking forwa
It seems you are right on that one. I thought I just as well might ask the Linn helpline. Here is the email dialogue, minus the polite bits: Q: "will there be the possibility to upgrade the current version of the Klimax Exakt DSM aka Klimax System Hub to the new Klimax System Hub (Organik), i.e. a new circuit board for new Organik in the old Klimax Housing?" A: "The Klimax System Hub does not have a DAC within and as such there would not be an option to offer an Organik DAC fitted into a Klimax System Hub version. We plan to offer at some point in the next couple of years a retrofitt
There is a hint in the comment section of the youtube recording of the launch event.
Yes, that's me. It was a pleasure meeting you, great that you could make it possible. I wish you a lot of fun playing around with the NGKDSM and good luck with the bathroom renovations. Remember to use it a last time before they start, and hope they finish quickly...
Yes, we have the same system indeed. Congrats on your great system BTW! I am still hoping that Organik trickles down into the Akubariks within 12-18 months, but that may very well be wishful thinking. It sort of helps that the NGKSH is out of reach for me so I just have to wait... For the time being, I am looking forward to the reports of Paul and others.
Thank you for opening this interesting thread, focussing on the role of the NGKSH. I repeat here my observations from a listening session three weeks ago at my dealer from another thread, and add a few thoughts about the KSH. "After a very enthusiastic report of my dealer about the NG Klimax System Hub, I visited him yesterday [April 13th] for a listening session of Klimax 350 (Katalyst) with the new Hub. It was really an amazing system, sounded very good, we had a lot of fun listening to all kinds of music streamed from Tidal. Lots of detail of CD quality recordings I did not notice befo
After a very enthusiastic report of my dealer about the NG Klimax System Hub, I visited him yesterday for a listening session of Klimax 350 (Katalyst) with the new Hub. It was really an amazing system, sounded very good, we had a lot of fun listening to all kinds of music streamed from Tidal. Lots of detail of CD quality recordings I did not notice before, but still all the fun there. We did not bother to connect the "old" Klimax System Hub for comparison, so I cannot 100% be sure it would not be the same level of performance, but from what I remember the new hub was clearly better. I can only
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