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SYSTEM INFORMATION

  • Product Name: AKURATE EXAKT DSM & EXAKT AKUBARIK
  • Date of Introduction: APRIL 2014
  • Features EXAKT TECHNOLOGY



AKURATE EXAKT DSM

The Akurate Exakt system has NO headphone socket on the front panel. If you wish to use headphones we would suggest using a headphone amplifier that can take either Toslink or SPDIF from the Akurate Exakt DSM Toslink/SPDIF outputs.

Back Panel

Image:Akurate Exakt DSM

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming).
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network.
  4. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices
  5. ANALOGUE INPUTS (XLR, line level) - To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  6. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA, phono/line level) - To connect a turntable or line level source with unbalanced (RCA) outputs*. (Default MC phono)
  7. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  8. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS - Not available
  9. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS - Not available
  10. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif) - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  11. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Spdif) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has an Spdif digital input.
  12. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink) - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  13. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Toslink) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has a Toslink (optical) digital input.
  14. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with HDMI outputs.
  15. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with HDMI inputs.
  16. EARTH GROUND - To connect to an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available or to join to the earths of other products in the system to improve performance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.


* Input 3 is a configurable input, which is factory set as a moving coil phono input for connection to turntables. This can be changed by a Linn dealer to a moving magnet phono input or a line-level input.


LED Status

Each of the Exakt Link ports have two status LED's. The function of these LED's is given below:

Exakt Port LED's

LED

OFF

ON

Flash / Blink

LED0 Link Port Disabled Link Port Enabled n/a
LED1 No Link Product Discovered Activity












AKURATE DSM/1 (Mk2)

Back Panel Connections

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming).
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network.
  4. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices
  5. ANALOGUE INPUTS (XLR, line level) - To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  6. ANALOGUE INPUTS (RCA, phono/line level) - To connect a turntable or line level source with unbalanced (RCA) outputs*. (Default MC phono)
  7. PHONO GROUND - To connect to a turntable grounding terminal.
  8. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (XLR,variable level) - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with balanced (XLR) analogue inputs.
  9. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (RCA, variable level) - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.
  10. DIGITAL INPUTS (Spdif) - To connect sources with Spdif (RCA) digital outputs.
  11. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Spdif) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has an Spdif digital input.
  12. DIGITAL INPUTS (Toslink) - To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  13. DIGITAL OUTPUT (Toslink) - To connect to an external DAC or computer that has a Toslink (optical) digital input.
  14. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with HDMI outputs.
  15. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with HDMI inputs.
  16. EARTH GROUND - To connect to an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available or to join to the earths of other products in the system to improve performance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.


* Input 3 is a configurable input, which is factory set as a moving coil phono input for connection to turntables. This can be changed by a Linn dealer to a moving magnet phono input or a line-level input.


EXAKT AKUBARIK

Lower Back Panel

Image:Akubarik Exakt

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. EXAKT LINK - From Exakt Master OR from a Exakt Slave connected to the Exakt master
  3. EXAKT LINK - To Exakt Slave product
  4. EXAKT STATUS INDICATORS - Function of the LED's are given below:


EXAKT LED Status

LED

OFF

ON

Flash / Blink

0 Master Port No Link Link Discovered Link Activity
1 Audio Clock No Clock Clock locked Clock not locked
2 Slave Port No Link Link Enabled Link Activity
3 Software Status Not Configured Running Hardware Fault















Upper Back Panel

Image:Akubarik Exakt

5 FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).
6 SPEAKER STATUS INDICATORS - Combined RED/Blue LEDs showing the speaker function. See below:


Speaker status LED

RED LED

BLUE LED

STATUS


OFF OFF No Power
OFF ON Active
ON OFF Standby (Not implemented)
ON ON Invalid state
OFF Slow flash Discovering
OFF Fast flash Configuring
Fast flash OFF Hardware fault
Slow Alternating flash Slow Alternating flash Fallback mode
Fast Alternating flash Fast Alternating flash Reflashing

















AKURATE EXAKTBOX

  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (CAT-5 cables)
  3. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (XLR,variable level) - To connect to power amplifiers with balanced (XLR) analogue inputs. (300ohm Output impedance)
  4. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (RCA, variable level) - To connect to power amplifier with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs. (300ohm Output impedance)
  5. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).

Note: Both XLR and RCA outputs are active simulatneously.

EXAKT LINK Connections


Image:Exakt Link.jpg

Cables

Exakt Link uses readily available network cables:

  • CAT 5 UTP/FTP
  • CAT 6 UTP/FTP

Note: There is no change in the audio performance of the Exakt Link between Cat 5 or Cat 6 Cables.

Configurations

Exakt Systems can be configured either a star from the system master or as a daisy chain configuration. Examples of each configuration is shown below.

Star Configuration

Daisy Chain Configuration

Note: There is no change in audio performance between the star configuration or the daisy chain configuration.

EXAKT Setup and Optimisation

One of the beneifts of the Exakt system is that you can easily setup and optimise your listening environment. Simply download the latest version of Konfig (version 4.11.7 or higher) and follow the Space_Optimsation+ & Space Optimisation (Advanced)

EXAKT Trouble shooting

Click here for more info on Exakt Trouble shooting

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