Akurate DSM (Katalyst)

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Getting Started

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Product info

  • Product Name: Akurate DSM/3 (Variant 2018)
Other variants of this product can be found at Akurate DSM varinats
  • Software version: Akurate DSM Mk3
  • Date of Introduction: March 2018
  • Type: Integrated digital music player and preamplifier


Hardware Upgrades

Linn Surround Module for bitstream Surround sound decoding


Note: It should be noted that this upgrade information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what upgrades are available.

Support

Linn Support Site

Latest software

Latest software releases

Details of latest Product release software

Manuals

Quickstart Guide

Kazoo Manual

Remote Control manual

Product setup:Konfig user manual

Space Optimisation (Advanced)

Surround Sound with Exakt systems

Safety Information

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Third Party Software Copyright


Network Setup

DS Budget System Setup

DS Entry Level System Setup

DS High End System Setup

Back Panel Connections

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  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 (100Base-T)
  4. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  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.1 (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 1.4 & 2.03 HDMI outputs.
  15. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with 1.4 & 2.03 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.


1 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.
2 Analogue inputs (including front panel AUX IN), can be pass through an Analogue volume control to the Analogue out when Delay mode set to DIRECT on these inputs.
3 Supports HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD. We recommend using HDMI Certified cables



Front Panel Connections

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  1. MUTE BUTTON - Mutes/unmutes the audio
  2. VOLUME ADJUST BUTTONS - Changes the volume up/down
  3. SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS - Changes to the previous/next source
  4. SLEEP BUTTON - Brings the unit in/out of sleep mode
  5. FRONT PANEL DISPLAY
  6. HEADPHONE OUTPUT - To connect to stereo headphones with a 3.5mm input
  7. AUX SOURCE INPUT - To connect to a stereo audio source with a 3.5mm output 2
  8. POWER SWITCH- Switches the power on/off


Installation

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

Exakt options

Exakt usage with the Akurate DSM/3 can be found in Akurate_Exakt_System


FAQ's

For more common information check


Front display information

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Key points

  • "No Network/LAN" indicates that the Linn DS/DSM/HUB does not have a live computer network connection. This can simply be that the cable is loose or that your computer network/LAN is off/not connected.
  • ! indicates that the Linn DS/DSM/HUB is expecting to see all of the pre-configured Exakt devices, (Exakt speakers, Exakrbox.., Urika-II) connected but it cannot see them. This is typically because the Exakt devices are physically disconnected from the Exakt-link network, they physically have no power going to them or the Linn DS/DSM/HUB has prevously been configured for these products but have not been removed from its setup.



Inputs/Outputs

I have a Akurate DS/DSM and Akurate ExaktBox10 what can I upgrade to Katalyst?

If you are not using the Analogue outputs on Akurate DS/DSM then you only need the upgrade for the Exakt products (Akurate ExaktBox6/10, Akudorik, AkuBariks, Dorik stands).


Note: if you are using an Exakt system, updating the Akurate DS/DSM with Katalyst will make no difference to the audio quality from the ExaktBoxes or Exakt speakers.

For further assistance, try our customer support pages