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Cables

ALL FOUR pairs of the cables are used in the Exakt-Link cable. This is NOT an ethernet transport cable but an Exakt transport cable. These pairs are used to transmit the audio data, power triggers and a master timing control to ensure that the audio from all channels are in perfect sync.

The Exakt-link has been designed to operate with the CAT-5 cable electrical specifications for signal timings. There have been NO changes to this design for any other CAT cable standards. (updated 2019)

We recommend using the 100Base-T4 / 568B ethernet cable pairing
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.


CAT 7 and CAT 8 cable electrical specifications do NOT work well with the EXAKT-LINK 
transport. These cables will limit the Exakt cable length that can be used and reduce
the sound quality.
We advise this cable is not used and replaced with CAT-5/6 in Exakt-Link installations.


Typical Ethernet 100Base-T length restrictions guide:

Patch cable < 30M
Solid core cable < 100M


EXAKT-LINK CANNOT be used with:

  • Ethernet Isolators,
  • Ethernet conditioners,
  • HomePlugs/Ethernet-over-Mains devices
  • WLAN bridges etc

Exakt-Link can ONLY be a CAT5/6 cable from Exakt socket to Exakt socket

EXAKT LINK terminations

  • The cables are paired up using OUT > IN style connections.
  • Any Linn product with these sockets can be linked together. This means you can link a Klimax DS/2 to a Majik ExaktBox-I and have a fully working Exakt system




Configurations

  • Each Exakt-Link can supply data for multiple full range speakers. This allows Exakt link products, such as Exakt speakers and the Exaktbox, to be daisy chained or star wired

Examples of each configuration is shown below.

Note: All Exakt products use the same wiring scheme, this is not limited to Klimax Exakt products.


Klimax Exakt 350 Star Configuration



Klimax Exakt 350 Daisy Chain Configuration



Klimax Exakt 350 Star wiring and Urika II with Daisy chain wiring



Klimax ExaktBox Star Configuration


Klimax ExaktBox Daisy Chain Configuration



Akurate AkuBarik Star Configuration

Star Configuration


Akurate AkuBarik Daisy Chain Configuration

Daisy Chain Configuration

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