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Product info

  • Product Name: Urika II
  • Date of Introduction: Jan 2018
  • Type: MC Phono Stage using Exakt technology
For use with Linn DS/DSM with Exakt sockets
  • Requires a Radikal power supply

Features

  • Moving coil (MC) internal phono stage for LP12
  • The most precise implementation of the RIAA curve
  • Converts music signal to digital at the earliest point possible
  • Lossless digital output over Exakt Link
  • Component manufacturing tolerances measured and corrected
  • Optimised for your chosen cartridge
  • TOSLINK digital output (192K / 24bit)



Support

Linn Support Site


Manuals

Konfig for setup of the Urika II

Turntable Maintenance

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Back Panel Connections


  1. RADIKAL INPUT - For connection to the RADIKAL LP12 motor power supply. 1
  2. EXAKT LINK- For connection of Exakt products (Linn DS/DSM with Exakt sockets/speakers/ExaktBox).
  3. TOSLINK DIGITAL OUTPUT - To connect to an external Digital recording device 2
  4. EARTH GROUND - For connecting the unit to an earthing terminal

1 The RADIKAL will only supply power to the URIKA II when the turntable is rotating.

2 This will provide 192k/24bit PCM stream. Note that this connection cannot be used on its own, the Urika II MUST be used with a Linn DS/DSM with an Exakt-link connection for control and operation

EXAKT LINK Connections

Image:Exakt Link.jpg



Operation

Requirements for operation

  • Linn Radikal: to supply power to the Urika II
  • Linn DS or DSM with Exakt-link connections: to allow audio/control & configuration from the Linn DS/DSM. Speakers can be analogue connections from the Linn DS/DSM sockets or Exakt speakers from the same Exakt-link connections



Cartridge selection

A selection of MC cartridges are available preset up for the Urika II in Konfig, such as:-

Linn: Akiva, Kandid, Klyde, Krystal
Benz: Mace Ace S
Denon: DL-103
Dynavector: DV-20X, XV-15, XX2 Mk2
EMT: JSD5, TSD15 SFL
Lyra: Argo, Delos
Sumiko: Pearwood Celebration II
Van Den Huk: The Frog
Audio-Technica: AT-ART1000

Note: It should be noted that information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what is supported.

Cartridges that that are not listed above can be added with with GAIN, Input Resistance and Input Capacitance values. (The preset cartidge settings can be changed after cartridge selection)

ENSURE THAT THE PLATTER IS ROTATING (POWERED ON USING THE RADIKAL) BEFORE ANY CARTRIDGES ARE SELECTED OR SETTINGS MADE.


EXAKT STATUS INDICATORS





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















Sample connection options

When you design an EXAKT-LINK cable run please remember that when the LP12 is OFF, (that is, the LP12 platter is NOT being driven by the Radikal), the URIKA-II is powered OFF. This will kill any EXAKT communication AFTER the URIKA-II. E.g. if you have an Exakt link from the Klimax DSM to Urika-II, then Urika-II to a Klimax 350E speaker. When the turntable is turned off, then the Klimax 350E will also turn OFF

Urika II with Exakt speakers daisy chained wired


Urika II with analogue speakers


Urika II with Exakt speakers star wired


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EXAKT LINK connection

Check HERE for information on Exakt link connection



Trouble shooting

Check Exakt trouble shooting


For further assistance, try our customer support pages

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