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    MDSM, IncaT Claymore
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    Klimax Kontrol
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    Solos, A4200,2250D
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    FACT8, SL600, SL6si
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  1. Yeah cheers due end of May, Circuit Pack in Black. A music playing biscuit tin or a homologation rally car for 30K ..... oh what a tough one... NOT.
  2. Don't think I ever been so disinterested in a new Linn product or care less how it might sound. Looks like a biscuit tin and the price is obscene. Anyone wasting that much on a box to make noise in a room has lost the plot. KDSM was crazy enough price, they should have taken the chance to bring in a new product line that offered better sound, but at lower reset price point as the Klimax range had got out of hand. My KDS will do me, if I get chance still to upgrade the board to Katalyst that will do me, or perhaps I'll trade it for used version. That's me done with Linn HiFi.
  3. Just looked at the new web page.... "New Klimax DSM Ultimate streamer from £30,000" FFS I've ordered a brand new GR Yaris for similar... That is aground up homologation special built car. Nothing for me here........madness ...
  4. Very interesting speaker design, not seem them before. Spooky though as I plan to build my next pair of speakers, as I have my own CNC machine was thinking of the same milled out cabinet idea. Feeling more inspired now
  5. That was the one I watched and made reference to earlier, came to me on FB
  6. Having just watched an interview with Gilad, Exakt hasn't sold or taken off like they expected or hoped it would. He also said they are keen and open to any manufacture of speakers to take Exakt, as we have seen already with Kef and Kudos, which they thought was going to get the market going. Sorry to say it's doesn't take a lot to work out it's cost as well as possible technology fear that is keeping people away. Modular and or a less channel Akurate EB-I, like I say as per the power amps have been for years, to me is a no brainer. Why do I want to buy 10 channels of power amp and DACs and only use 4 of them? My Fact 8 are two way and most I'm likely to ever have is 3 way. It's not "entry level" it's buying what you need. Just been reading the Exakt design webpage, as I would also like to build my own speakers but possibly skip the passive crossover stage and go straight. Question for Sunbeamgls, On the Exakt Design pages I see a drop down for Celestion SL6S.... Is there a filter already for them? As I would like to convert mine as well. If I had more job security at present I would probably take Linn up on the offer, but the automotive industry isn't to secure at present in the UK...
  7. Ninka has much more to give... Replace the Kairn and LK140 and improve the source before you need to replace them. The akitiv cards will fit in a 5125, a Majik DSM would give you a streamer, phono input and pre-amp linked to the 5125. Or go newer, but the budget goes up.
  8. I think Linn agreed, as they released the Pretek and Powertek. Yes add a power amp to the Intek.
  9. David, I think you missed the point, if to run my rear, centre and sub I only need 4 channels then a AEBI 10 is over 50% redundant. I would prefer less channels and less cost. Lowering the cost of entry to Exakt surely would be a good thing for Linn getting more people on the ladder. An AEBI would be more than adequate to run my surround channels for movies.
  10. Yep,, Power amps come in multi channels options for years.... come on Linn your missing a trick here... 4 channel box gets a 2 way speaker Exakt... help people get on the ladder.
  11. Cool, remember seeing that once before.... what puzzles me is why Linn don’t do an Exakt-I with less channels, I wouldn’t need 10... a 4 channel would be handy and would make the cost of entry to Exakt more affordable for many people.
  12. I saw this promo and has made me wonder just how much I would need Currently I run 5.1 all speakers are passive, non Linn, but do have their own Linn power amps driving them. At present I use a Marantz AV amp as a processor and AV pre amp, feeding the centre, rear and sub power amps. The main left and right go to my ADSM/K line in which is set to unity gain. Ideal would be to replace the Marantz with the Multichannel card that fits in the ADSM. Would I then need just an Exakt 6 box to take the rear and centre (sub?) feed from the ADSM to feed into my current power amps. The Exakt box channels would be full range but the relevant discreet channel. Can the Left and Right still be feed from the ADSM or do they need to come from the Exakt box as well?
  13. Doubt there is anything wrong with it, just use it more gently when taking the arm from the locked pillar position. If indeed the new springs are softer, then it would move easier than before and require a steadier hand.
  14. What else did you try? Exakt makes sense but if Linn has to rely on it and the huge cost it carries to make a competitive sound it kind of shows the worth of other brands.... I am only an Exakt Box 6 away from having what’s needed to get my Fact8 converted and profiled, so I’m not saying never.....(currently driving them with AKDSM/K +A4200/D bi-amp.) Those isolation feet always puzzle me, never quite sure what they are meant to be isolating to or from... but at 200 quid could be cheap upgrade if they work.... will investigate further...
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