- 1 Product info
- 2 Manuals
- 3 Installation
- 4 Unpacking & repacking
- 5 Fitting the module to the Speaker
- 6 Fitting the module to the base
- 7 Positioning
- 8 Levelling
- 9 Connections
- 10 KONFIG setup
- 11 Operation
- 12 Trouble shooting
- Product Name: EXAKT AKUDORIK
- Consisting of:
- Exakt Akudorik speakers
- Akudorik Stands &
- Akudorik bases
- Date of Introduction:
- September 2014 original
- September 2017 updated with Katalyst
- Type: 4-way bass reflex stand-mounted Aktiv loudspeaker with Exakt technology
We recommend that your Akudorik loudspeakers and stands are unpacked, installed and adjusted by an authorised Linn retailer. To get the best from your Akudorik loudspeakers, it is important that they are positioned and levelled correctly.
Please note, in order to achieve the very best from your Akudorik, some adjustment may be required after positioning, levelling and connecting. See the Fine adjustment section.
As this is an Exakt speaker 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
Unpacking & repacking
The Akudoriks with stand are heavy; take great care when moving them.
When re-packing refit the transit plate to the base of the stand and check the correct end caps are used for the top and bottom of the stand.
When unpacking, lifting or moving them, we recommend using two people to avoid personal injury.
- Do not lay the loudspeakers on their front face as this will damage the loudspeaker.
- We recommend that you retain the packaging in case you need to transport your loudspeaker(s) at a later date.
- Loudspeakers are packed individually with a separate package containing both speaker stands.
- Take care when unpacking to avoid damage to the cabinets.
Move the (boxed) loudspeaker to an uncluttered, flat area adjacent to its eventual position (this will avoid any excessive moving and carrying of unpacked loudspeakers).
Fitting the module to the Speaker
Any Akudorik speaker can be fitted to any AkuDorik stand, you use the Konfig software to configure which speaker connects to which module. You will not get any Music from the speakers until this is done.
Place the speaker stand module on its side and protect the floor surface.
Remove the 2off transit screws (M4x25) from the Akudorik stand Top-plate
While the speaker is still in its top packing place the module on top of the speaker.
Check the orientation is correct - cooling find to the front of the speaker and power socket to the rear of the speaker
Bolt speaker into stand using the 4off M8x16 screws supplied.
IMPORTANT: Take care not to over tighten the bolts.
Fitting the module to the base
Remove the 2off transit screws (M4x20)from the Akudorik stand base
Remove the 4off screws (M6x25)from the Akudorik stand base. Keep these screws to attach the base.
Fit the base to the module and secure using the screw (M6x25) used to fix the transit plate
IMPORTANT: Take care not to over tighten the bolts.
Rotate the speaker onto the base, as shown above. This will protect the 3K array from any accidental damage.
Once you have positioned the loudspeakers, VERY CAREFULLY snip the plastic tie holding the 3-K Array cover in place and remove it.
As with any stereo loudspeaker there are some fundamental principles which should be observed to get the best sound from your loudspeakers.
- The loudspeakers should be place at an equal distance from the wall behind the loudspeakers.
- The speakers should be a similar (not the same) distance from the walls to the outside of each loudspeaker.
- Any toe-in applied should be the same for each loudspeaker.
- The loudspeakers should be level with all four spikes in contact with the floor. Use Linn Skeets for hard floors.
The Linn 3K Array used in the Akudorik loudspeaker offers exceptional dispersion characteristics. This means that there should be little or no need to toe-in your loudspeakers.
Screw the spikes into the corners of the stand.
Fit the lock nuts but do not tighten at this stage.
Very carefully (do not scratch the cabinet), use a spirit level to check if it is sitting level. If it is, gently rock the loudspeaker from front to back, side to side and diagonally to check for any movement. If none is present and the loudspeaker is sitting level, no adjustment to the spikes is necessary.
If the loudspeaker is not level, or moves when you rock it, loosen the appropriate lock nuts using the tool provided and use a screwdriver to turn the spikes to adjust their height. Adjust the spikes to level the speaker, using a spirit level placed on the stand.
Press down firmly on the top of the loudspeaker to ensure it is in close contact with your flooring.
Use the spirit level as before and continue to adjust the spikes as required.
Once the speaker is level and does not rock, use the screwdriver to hold the spike in place and fit and tighten the lock nuts with the spanner provided.
Note: To protect wooden or tiled floors, the spikes can be placed on Linn Skeets which are available from your Linn retailer.
Lower Back Panel
- MAINS INPUT - To connect to the mains electricity supply.
- EXAKT LINK - From Exakt Master OR from a Exakt Slave connected to the Exakt master
- EXAKT LINK - To Exakt Slave product
- FALLBACK - Primarily for Linn service use only, to put the device into Fallback mode (used when reprogramming the unit).
Akurate_Exakt_System has more detail on connection and usage
Check HERE for information of Exakt link connection
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE USING THE LATEST VERSION OF KONFIG (at least V4.13.74)
(This version of Konfig will NOT work on MAC OSX Snow Leopard and these speakers CANNOT be configured with earlier versions on KONFIG)
The factory setting for the AkuDorik stand module has no speaker defined. This will mean that when you start playing music the speaker will be muted.
Use Konfig to configure the AkuDorik stand module to the attached speaker.
With the AkuDorik speakers this MUST BE
- Speakers: 1 x AKUDORIK
- Variant: AKUDORIK EXAKT FILTER
IMPORTANT Any other setting may damage the speaker drive units so ONLY
Enter the Akudorik speakers' serial number that is fixed to that particular Akubarik stand module. (This will allow Konfig to download the speaker measurements from the 'cloud' and setup the AkuDorik stand for the Exakt setting for that speaker)
If the Exakt DSM is in Standby, the Akudorik speaker is totally shutdown. No LED's or indicators are shown
When the Exakt DSM is brought out of Standby it will send trigger voltage and wake the speaker up. The LED's beside the Mains socket/Exakt link sockets will tell you the status. After approx 6seconds the Blue LED on the top of the speaker will illuminate stating "it's ready to party!"
If you have brought the Exakt DSM out of standby and you only get this LED then the speaker has no Mains power. Check the Mains lead is fully inserted into the speaker and the wall socket mains switch is ON.
EXAKT STATUS INDICATORS
EXAKT LED Status
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|
Upper Back Panel
Speaker status LED
|OFF||OFF||OFF||No Power (Speaker OFF)|
|OFF||OFF||ON||Active (Speaker ON)|
|ON||OFF||OFF||No Mains into speaker|
|OFF||Fast flash||OFF||Hardware fault|
|OFF||Slow Alternating flash||Slow Alternating flash||Fallback mode|
|OFF||Fast Alternating flash||Fast Alternating flash||Reflashing|
Check Exakt trouble shooting