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Getting Started

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Product info

  • Product Name:
Majik ExaktBox-I


  • Date of Introduction:
October 2015
  • Type: Digital Crossover with Exakt Technology and Integrated Ampl-fiers
Supports
ONE or TWO loudspeakers ONLY
Each loudspeaker can only be 2-way, 3-way or 4-way
Software upgradable to support more and more loudspeakers
Connects directly to externally Aktiv speakers or power amplifiers and externally Aktiv speakers
  • Can only be used with Exakt-Link output products


  • Specification
Power output: 8 x 100W into 4ohms
Line Level output: 3 x 0dBv from 300ohm source impedance
Weight: 8.8kg / 19lb
Dimensions:
Metric (H) 80 mm x (W) 381 mm x (D) 355 mm
Imperial(H) 3.15 inches x (W) 15 inches x (D) 14 inches

Support

Linn Support Site


Installation


As this is an Exaktbox the initial setup must be performed with a Local Area Network that has Internet access. Otherwise Konfig cannot set the speaker channel, Speaker profile and Space Optimisation of these products

Latest software

Latest software releases

Open source software

Manuals

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Surround Sound with Exakt systems

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright

Back Panel Connections




  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices (CAT-5 cables)
  3. SPEAKER OUTPUTS (4mm, Banana) - To connect to AKTIV speakers (100W into 4ohm)
  4. ANALOGUE OUTPUTS (RCA, variable level) - To connect to power amplifier with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs. (300ohm Output impedance)
  5. FALLBACK - Primarily for Linn service use only, to put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).

Note: Both 4mm and RCA outputs are active simulatneously.

EXAKT LINK Connections

Image:Exakt Link.jpg

Example if you are using a Majik DSM/1 to connect to an Akurate ExaktBox:


The Exakt-link cable can supply digital audio for multiple speakers.
Use Konfig > Exakt Setup pages to declare if Channel1 is left or right hand channel and Channel2 is left or right hand channel

Check HERE for more information of Exakt link connection



Speaker/Power Amplifier connections

Speaker terminals

The binding post terminals can be used as sockets for the connection of 4 mm banana plugs or can be used as binding posts for the connection of bare wires or spade terminated cables by loosening the outer section of the binding post (do not attempt to completely remove this outer section), inserting the cable or terminal and re-tightening the binding post to clamp it in place. Ensure that all the binding posts are tight.

We recommend using Class 2 wiring of at least 16AWG.








DOUBLE CHECK the wiring from the Exaktbox-I to speaker terminals!
If there are any mis-wires or wrong speaker definintions in the Exaktbox, you may blow the speaker drive units, so take care.

If this is the first connection use the standard Aktiv test scenario.

  1. Put the Linn DS/DSM into Sleep mode to power down the Majik ExaktBox-I.
  2. Disconnect any Majik Exaktbox-I to speakers connections
  3. Set to a low volume value, e.g 40-50
  4. Do the following tests 5,6,7,8 starting with the Bass connections, then Midrange, then tweeter and finally super tweeter in that order.
  5. Connect respective (Bass or Mid or tweeter ot super-tweeter) Exaktbix-I connection to the Bass connection (Bass or Mid or tweeter ot super-tweeter) of the speaker.
  6. Bring the Linn DS/DSM out of Sleep mode and play some Music. Check that you are only getting (Bass or Mid or tweeter ot super-tweeter) audio from that speaker drive unit.
  7. Stop the Music playing and put the Linn DS/DSM into Sleep mode
  8. Leave this cable connected go to Step4 and connect the next speaker drive unit in the list.

If you change speaker or variant, this may also change the Exaktbox-I terminations so DOUBLE CHECK

To see the Exaktbox terminations for each speaker click here

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













Installation

Please read the following carefully before installing the unit in your system – your unit may need to be reconfigured by your Linn retailer.

  • The ExaktBox-I is shipped from Linn with no speaker setup and must be configured with Konfig software.



Exakt options

Exakt usage can be found in Klimax_Exakt_System

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)




Supported speakers

Select CONNECTION HELP for up to date wiring information


Examples using one Majik Exaktbox-I
Note: It should be noted that information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what is supported. check www.Linn.co.uk
These speakers must be made externally Aktiv
Note: Speakers that cannot be made externally Aktiv e.g Av5110, UNIK, Diskreet etc cannot be used with the Exaktbox







Unused Channels CANNOT be used for another speaker or purpose.

The Majik Exaktbox-I will only work with loudspeakers up to 4-way. This means that you CANNOT use this Majik Exaktbox-I to drive 5-way, or higher, speakers such as the AkuBarik loudspeakers.


non-Linn speakers

Examples using one Majik Exaktbox-I
Note: It should be noted that information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what is supported. check www.Linn.co.uk
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  1. Pair B&W 802 Diamond - Tri-amped or Quad-amped
  2. Pair B&W Nautilus
  3. JBL K2 S9900
  4. Pair KUDOS Super10
  5. Pair KUDOS Super20
  6. Pair KUDOS Titan 707
  7. Pair KUDOS Titan 808
  8. PMC Twenty 26
  9. KEF Reference 3
  10. KEF Reference 5



Example of use with a Majik Exaktbox-I supported speaker


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Trouble shooting

Check Exakt trouble shooting

For further assistance, try our customer support pages

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