Klimax DS / 3 (Katalyst variant)
Linn Klimax DS /3
- 1 Product info
- 2 Initial Configuration
- 3 Back Panel connections
- 4 Front Panel Connections
- 5 Download App
- 6 Setup and changes
- 7 Space Optimisation
- 7.1 What are the differences between the Konfig Space Optimisation and Linn Account (Kloud Konfig) Space Optimisation?
- 7.2 What is the difference between Space Optimisation & Space Optimisation+?
- 7.3 Is the Linn Account Manage systems only available for the new Linn DSM's
- 7.4 Why don't you use a Microphone in Space Optimisation?
- 7.5 Can I use "Linn Account Space Optimisation" with my Exakt system?
- 8 General products manuals and information
- 9 Features
- 10 FAQ's
|• Product Name:
|• Date of Introduction:
|Sept 2016 - Sept 2018
|Digital music player with Katalyst DAC
& Exakt-link technology
Note: It should be noted that this upgrade information may at times be out of date and should not be used as a current list of what upgrades are available.
- Considerations before installation, make sure that you have
- A mains power socket
- Stable mains supply
- 100-120V rms 50~60Hz,
- 220-240V rms 50~60Hz
- a local LAN/Ethernet connection for this product
Please read the following carefully before installing the unit in your system – your unit may need to be reconfigured by your Linn retailer.
Back Panel connections
- MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
- EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
- ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
- RS232 PORTS - For connection to Linn source products without ethernet ports.
- FALLBACK - Used when reprogramming the unit.
- EARTH GROUND - For connecting the unit to an earthing terminal if no mains earth is available or for joining the earths of other products in the system to improve perfromance in areas of poor/noisy electrical earth conditions.
- UNBALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.
- BALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with balanced (XLR) analogue inputs.
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.
Exakt Systems can be configured either a star from the system master or as a daisy chain configuration. Examples of each configuration is shown below.
Note: There is no change in audio performance between the star configuration or the daisy chain configuration.
For more examples and information check HERE
To enable Exakt options on the Exakt DS ensure that the internal volume control is turn ON in Manage Systems.
Front Panel Connections
- POWER SWITCH- For switching the power to the unit on and off
The Linn DS/DSM can be done from many control points at the same time.
- The name of this control App/software is KAZOO..
- Kazoo control App/software is available for
- Kazoo control App/software is available for
- You can also download the Apps from: www.Linn.co.uk > Menu > The Linn control App - Kazoo
Setup and changes
There are two ways to configure, (if required), your Linn DS/DSM player/Speakers etc:
Before you do anything you will need to have a Linn Account. This is a simple process and can only be performed using the Kazoo App or Linn App.
Details on how to create your Linn Account and how to use Manage systems can be found in the Manage Systems page.
This Konfig App can be downloaded from KONFIG App
This will allow changing the Room name, Kiko name, input name and other settings. This can be changes by yourself and/or your Linn Retailer.
Details of most of the options are listed in the Konfig Manual, this covers many options
Konfig is currently being phased out and replaced by Manage Systems.
- Note: Manage Systems has taken over from Konfig and we would prefer you to use Manage Systems to setup an configure your Linn products.
for ALL Linn DS/DSM products
Linn Account Space Optimisation
from Davaar64 ⇒
Linn Konfig Space Optimisation
& Space Optimisation+
Linn Space Optimisation is currently configurable using either the Konfig app or the Linn Account Manage systems.
Click the above picture/icon for more information of that version of Space Optimisation.
More details of what Space Optimisation can be found can be found at www.Linn.co.uk
What are the differences between the Konfig Space Optimisation and Linn Account (Kloud Konfig) Space Optimisation?
- The new version of Space Optimisation uses highly sophisticated acoustic modelling to model the interactions between your speakers and the room; this acoustic modelling is based on the finite-difference time-domain method. A simple two-dimensional analogy to this method of acoustic modelling is of a fishing net laid over a pond; each knot in the net defines a discrete measurement location, so that when a stone is thrown into the pond, we can track the resulting ripple by measuring its height at each knot.
- The spatial discretisation employed by this method of acoustic modelling allows the new version of Space Optimisation to correctly consider the effects of:
- non-rectangular rooms;
- the placement of features like doors and windows;
- And the location and rotation of your speakers.
- Furthermore, the time-domain formulation of this method of acoustic modelling means that the new version of Space Optimisation can now reduce both the energy and decay time of any artificial distortions caused by the interactions between your speakers and the room, resulting in both a flat frequency response and a uniform decay time. :Finally, the new version of Space Optimisation has been designed to give a better balance of low- and mid-frequency energy.
What is the difference between Space Optimisation & Space Optimisation+?
- This is applicable to both Linn Konfig and Manage System/Kloud Konfig
- Space Optimisation is for NON-Exakt systems. This uses the direct analogue outputs of the Linn DS/DSM
Is the Linn Account Manage systems only available for the new Linn DSM's
- Both Applications can be used for ALL Linn Products.
- The only limitation is that the Linn DS/DSM must have Davaar64 to run Linn Account Manage systems]
Why don't you use a Microphone in Space Optimisation?
- The aim of Space Optimisation is to remove the effects of your room, to uncover the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers; after all, this is what you fell in love with when buying your speakers. To achieve this, Space Optimisation needs to understand both the interactions between your speakers and the room and the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers; the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers are then subtracted from the interactions between your speakers and the room, leaving only the effects of your room.
- An acoustic measurement of the interactions between your speakers and room can have many sources of error which may affect the accuracy and repeat-ability of the measurement, including the choice of measurement stimulus, such as MLS or a log chirp; external noise, such as traffic noise and vibration; quality and calibration of the microphone, which can introduce distortion; and the microphone location, which can be sensitive to within a few centimetres. The use of acoustic modelling removes these sources of error: the model can apply an ideal impulse as stimulus; the modelling domain is free from noise; the model can use an ideal microphone; and the listening location is well-defined. It can thus be seen that acoustic modelling has a clear advantage over acoustic measurement in understanding the interactions between your speaker and the room.
- The unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers depend on many factors, including the shape and size of the drive units and ports; the constructive and destructive interference between the drive units, ports and any cabinet-edge diffraction sources; and the angle between the listening location and your speakers. Therefore, a simple on-axis anechoic measurement of your speakers is insufficient information; what is actually required is an anechoic measurement with your speakers in the same configuration as you have them in your home. While some manufacturers do publish anechoic measurements of their speakers, both on- and off-axis, it is extremely unlikely that they will have performed an anechoic measurement of your speakers in the same configuration as you have them in your home. The acoustic modelling of such a scenario is, however, straightforward; the model can simply turn your room into an anechoic chamber to obtain the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers in the same configuration as you have them in your home. It can thus be seen that acoustic modelling once again has a clear advantage over acoustic measurement in understanding the unique acoustic characteristics of your speakers.
- From the above, it is clear that acoustic modelling is the best approach to Space Optimisation.
Can I use "Linn Account Space Optimisation" with my Exakt system?
- From November 2019 you can now use Linn Account Space Optimisation with Stereo and Surround Exakt systems.