Klimax Exakt System

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SYSTEM INFORMATION

  • Product Name: KLIMAX EXAKT DSM & KLIMAX EXAKT 350
  • Date of Introduction: SEPTEMBER 2013
  • Features EXAKT TECHNOLOGY



KLIMAX EXAKT DSM/1

Back Panel

Image:Klimax Exakt DSM


  1. ANALOGUE IN RIGHT, LEFT - To connect sources with phono outputs.
  2. BALANCED IN RIGHT, LEFT - To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs.
  3. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  4. SPDIF IN - To connect sources with Spdif digital outputs.
  5. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  6. TOSLINK IN- To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  7. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  8. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)
  9. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with 1.4 & 2.03 HDMI outputs.
  10. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with 1.4 & 2.03 HDMI/HDMI ARC inputs.


3 Supports HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD. We recommend using HDMI Certified cables


LED Status

Each of the Exakt Link ports have two status LED's. The function of these LED's is given below:

Exakt Port LED's

LED

OFF

ON

Flash / Blink

LED0 Link Port Disabled Link Port Enabled n/a
LED1 No Link Product Discovered Activity










KLIMAX DSM/2

Back Panel

Image:Kli DSM 1 rear.jpg


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. TOSLINK IN- To connect sources with Toslink (optical) digital outputs.
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  4. SPDIF IN or SPDIF OUT - Configured in Konfig as either an digital input or digital output. (Default: Input)
  5. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  6. 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.
  7. BALANCED IN RIGHT, LEFT - To connect sources with balanced (XLR) outputs. 1 2 (input transformer can be by-passed using Konfig)
  8. BALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with balanced (XLR) analogue inputs.2
  9. UNBALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.2
  10. HDMI OUTPUT - To connect to a display device with 1.4 & 2.03 HDMI/HDMI ARC inputs.
  11. HDMI INPUTS - To connect sources with 1.4 & 2.03 HDMI outputs.
  12. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming)



1 XLR to RCA adaptors are supplied for connecting sources with unbalanced outputs.
Input transformer can be enabled or disabled in Konfig setup
Note: Configuring to RCA will add a ground link to the audio tranformer causing an imbalance in the HOT and COLD XLR connections

2 Only use the XLR(8) output OR the RCA(9) output, never use both outputs as the RCA will degrade the XLR(8) output audio.

3 Supports HDCP 2.2 up to and including 60Hz UHD. We recommend using HDMI Certified cables

LED Status

Each of the Exakt Link ports have two status LED's. The function of these LED's is given below:

Exakt Port LED's

LED

OFF

ON

Flash / Blink

LED0 Link Port Disabled Link Port Enabled n/a
LED1 No Link Product Discovered Activity









Klimax DS/3

Back Panel

Image:Klimax_DS2_Rear.jpg‎


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. EXAKT LINK - To connect to Exakt compatible devices (Exaktbox, Exakt Speakers, Urika II etc)
  3. ETHERNET - To connect to a network (100Base-T)
  4. RS232 PORTS - For connection to Linn source products without ethernet ports.
  5. FALLBACK - Used when reprogramming the unit.
  6. 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.
  7. UNBALANCED OUT RIGHT, LEFT - To connect to a preamplifier (or power amplifier when internal volume control is enabled) with unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs.
  8. 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 connection

Check HERE for information of Exakt link connection



KLIMAX EXAKT 350

Back Panel

Image:Klimax Exakt 350


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. POWER SWITCH - To connect sources with phono outputs.
  3. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).
    Note: The LED behind the Fallback indicates the Exakt Link is active but the product is not powered/switched off.
  4. EXAKT LINK - From Exakt Master OR from a Exakt Slave connected to the Exakt master
  5. EXAKT LINK - To Exakt Slave product
  6. STATUS INDICATORS - Function of the LED's are given below:


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





















KLIMAX EXAKTBOX

Back Panel

Image:Klimax Exakt Tunebox


  1. MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
  2. EXAKT LINK- To connect to Exakt compatible devices
  3. BALANCED OUTPUT 1 - 6 - To connect to power amplifiers.
  4. FALLBACK - To put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).



LED Status


Exakt Tunebox Port LED's

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














Connecting to Amplifiers / Speakers


Image:Klimax Exakt Tunebox Output connections






EXAKT speaker and tunebox LED states

The blue LED on the front of the Exakt 350 or Exakt Tunebox provides the following information.


Dim

Bright

Status

Off Off No Power
Off On Active
On Off Standby (not implemented)
On On Invalid State
Off Slow Flash Discovering
Off Fast Flash Configuring
Fast Flash Off Hardware Fault
Slow Alternating Flash Slow Alternating Flash Fallback
Fast Alternating Flash Fast Alternating Flash Reflashing




EXAKT LINK Connections


Image:Exakt Link.jpg


Cables

Exakt Link uses readily available network cables:

  • CAT 5 UTP/FTP
  • CAT 6 UTP/FTP

Note: There is no change in the audio performance of the Exakt Link between Cat 5 or Cat 6 Cables.

Configurations

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.

Star Configuration


Daisy Chain Configuration


Note: There is no change in audio performance between the star configuration or the daisy chain configuration.

EXAKT Setup and Optimisation

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)

EXAKT Trouble shooting

Click here for more info on Exakt Trouble shooting