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Getting Started

www.linn.co.uk/go/akurate

Product info

  • Product Name:
Akurate ExaktBox 10/1 (10-channel)
Akurate ExaktBox 6/1 ( 6-channel)
  • Date of Introduction:
2018


  • Type: Digital Crossover with Exakt Technology
Supports
Stereo speakers from 2way to 3way (6-channel) or 2-way to 5-way (10-channel) or
Mono speakers from 2way to 6way (6 & 10 channel)
Software upgradable to support more and more loudspeakers
Connects to power amplifiers and externally Aktiv speakers
  • Can only be used with Exakt-Link output products

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

FAQ's

Check FAQ-AkurateBox DSM

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. 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 - Primarily for Linn service use only, 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

Example if you are using a Akurate 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



Power Amplifier/Speaker connections

DOUBLE CHECK the wiring from the Exaktbox to power amplifier 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. Switch off ALL power amplifiers.
  2. Disconnect any power amplifier 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) power amplifier connection to the Bass connection (Bass or Mid or tweeter ot super-tweeter) of the speaker.
  6. Switch on the respective amplifier 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.
  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 terminations so DOUBLE CHECK

To see the Exaktbox terminations for each speaker click here




EXAKT LED Status

Image:Akurate ExaktBox

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 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

When used in this mode any spare outputs CANNOT be used for the either 6 or 8 channel passthrough Surround mode

Select CONNECTION HELP for up to date wiring information

Check www.Linn.co.uk Exakt speakers


Examples using Akurate Exaktbox
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

Standard production mid-range 007 & tweeter 015
Mid-range 081 & tweeter 038 were used for repair or upgrade





Standard production tweeter 015, Tweeter 038 were used for repair or upgrade


Unused Channels CANNOT be used for another loudspeaker or purpose.

non-Linn speakers

Examples using Akurate Exaktbox
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

  1. B&W Nautilus
  2. B&W 802 Diamond
  3. KUDOS Super10
  4. KUDOS Super20
  5. KUDOS Titan 707
  6. KUDOS Titan 808
  7. JBL K2 S9900
  8. Twenty.26
  9. KEF Reference 3
  10. KEF Reference 5



Example of use

ExaktBox Surround Channel selection

  • Speakers can be driven from any combination of:
  • Direct analogue output from the DSM;
  • Exakt Speaker;
  • Exaktbox configured with crossovers for one or two speakers;
  • Exaktbox configured as passthrough for up to 6 or 8 surround speakers.
Examples of speaker setups can be found HERE



  • You cannot assign mulitple Subwoofer types in the same Exaktbox.
that is, You can ONLY be assign
    • one or more LFE or
    • one or more MONO Subwoofer or
    • one or more LEFT Subwoofer or
    • one or more RIGHT Subwoofer

E.g. But NOT a LFE AND MONO on the same Exaktbox

above is an Exaktbox configured for "8 channel passthrough"
In "6 or 8 channel passthrough" Exaktbox filter selection then this Exaktbox CANNOT be used for "digital crossover" speakers as well.


Trouble shooting

Check Exakt trouble shooting

For further assistance, try our customer support pages.

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