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  1. 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
  2. That was the one I watched and made reference to earlier, came to me on FB
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. I think Linn agreed, as they released the Pretek and Powertek. Yes add a power amp to the Intek.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Okay to stir the pot a bit, I would strongly recommend other brands, as I don’t particularly like any of the later Linn speakers. 109 are are pretty good, 140 okay, the upper ranges are silly money and easily beaten by other brands in my view. Grey sterile and boring generally sums them up. Ive used PMC Fact 8 for nearly 10 years now, with Akurate and Klimax level systems ..... I’d add Kudos and AudioVector as my top 3 brands when I went shopping for new speakers....... The only Linn speaker I have left now is a pair of Kan 2, which don’t live up to the hype against modern options. I often got the impression that many British speakers were voiced to suit Naim amps, as they were rolled off and warm, needing the upfront edge Naim sound to balance them out. These sounded lacklustre on Linn.
  13. I’ve used homeplug, ie network over mains adaptors, they have worked fine for me. Success can depend how the ring main in your house is configured. If the sender and receiver are on the same ring should be fine. If one sits say on the down stairs the other on an upstairs you have to try it. Mines still works fine (2 year old house) Sound wise never managed to convince myself there was any difference to a CAT 6 cable I later laid into one of the rooms. But then all network cables sound the same to me anyway. Give them a try.
  14. Yeah maybe, but this level of architecture has been out a while now and filtered down..... So the next evolution must be in development, probably using parts from the same supplier/factory. So I'll still have to wait! Can Linn squeeze anymore out of a digital signal.......