Exakt link

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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 5/5e UTP/FTP
  • CAT 6/6a 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 cables may not work well with an Exakt system. For a trouble-free, reliable, high performance installation, we recommend use of Cat 5 or Cat 6.

Typical Ethernet 100Base-T length restrictions guide:

Patch cable < 30M
Solid core cable < 100M

EXAKT-LINK CANNOT be used with:

  • Ethernet Network Routers,
  • Ethernet Network Switches,
  • 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



  • 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 are shown below.

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

Klimax Exakt 350-Star Configuration

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Klimax Exakt 350 Daisy Chain Configuration

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

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Klimax ExaktBox Star Configuration

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Klimax ExaktBox Daisy Chain Configuration

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Akurate AkuBarik Star Configuration

Star Configuration

Akurate AkuBarik Daisy Chain Configuration

Daisy Chain Configuration

Selekt DSM using full Exakt crossover system for 7.1 Surround Sound

Surround Daisy chain

Selekt DSM - front Exakt speakers & ExaktBox configured for Surround mode for 7.1 Surround Sound

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EXAKT Trouble shooting

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