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by sunbeamgls
2019-02-21 16:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Soundwise: Exakt Espek / 2 x AV5125 / Akurate DSM
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Soundwise: Exakt Espek / 2 x AV5125 / Akurate DSM

Tokenbrit is wise to question the wiring as there's a lot of chances to get it wrong with the number there are to consider. You can't get the Exaktbox to amps phase wrong, but it is easy to get one or two speaker connections out of phase. Double check that the correct drivers are being driven by the...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-17 10:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 5183

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

Spannko asked some very pertinent questions and your responses are helpful. Where are you based pidge (just a rough area) there may be people in your area who could help with set up and after set up, if necessary, adjustment of SPACE? SPACE is very rarely right at the default calculation, especially...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-17 10:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klout Problems!
Replies: 9
Views: 2428

Re: Linn Klout Problems!

Sorry I can't help, but you might get more support from the Linn Club section of the Hifi Wigwam forum which is where Linn have suggested ex-Linn forum members gather.
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-16 10:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I

Well that's interesting but I'm not convinced it is accurate, but it would at least justify the re-branding of the i. Certainly the DACs (there's no apostrophe in a plural Linn!) in a Majik DS do not sound as good as those in an Akurate DS (including the pre-Katalyst one). As for the advice on amps,...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-15 14:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I

Congrats

Helpline responses have taken much longer since the deletion of the forum. Used to be one day, max two. Now seems to be four days.
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-13 11:56
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Old Skool K200
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Old Skool K200

I have some unused K400 spare and I'm thinking of creating 2x 2.5m pairs of K200. These would then have black mesh sleeving applied to make it all tidy as the cut edges are not very attractive (something like this: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/1874650/?grossPrice=Y&cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-go...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-11 22:55
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 186
Views: 27501

Re: EVENTS

For those of you coming to the Hifi Wigwam Show at Kegworth on 17th March, I've created (most of) my playlist on Tidal so you can choose something in advance. For those of you who can't make it, you can hear what you'll be missing :) https://tidal.com/playlist/ee329131-84ad-4f20-95e9-c7f983d0765e Ma...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-11 18:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I

You ask some very good questions! At the moment the Akurate Exaktbox-i is actually a re-badged Majik Exaktbox-i and, as such has Majik level DACs. When it becomes a true Akurate level product, I'm not sure. Probably best to contact a Linn dealer or helpline@linn.co.uk to get the precise story on thi...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-10 20:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sold. Lejonklou Tundra
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Lejonklou Tundra

PM Sent
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-10 20:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I

That's not the important question. The important question is how do the DACs in the Akurate Exaktbox compare to the DACs in the Exaktbox-i. And the answer is very much superior. The amp comparison is "different" rather than better or worse. My suggestion would be to go with Akurate Exaktbox 10 and t...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-08 17:32
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Separate But Joined Up?
Replies: 10
Views: 2932

Re: Separate But Joined Up?

Got it.
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-08 02:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Loudspeaker driver rubber sourround lifetime
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Loudspeaker driver rubber sourround lifetime

Older foam surrounds do disintegrate but they're supposed to be better on newer speakers. I have seen, in the last 10 years, several pairs of the original Mission 770s where the 'rubber' has gone brittle and cracked. However I've seen lots of similar age and older speakers (eg a pair of Heybrook HB3...
by sunbeamgls
2019-02-07 09:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Are 6 figure speakers ever Close to being worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: Are 6 figure speakers ever Close to being worth it?

At hifi shows, Munich in particular, the mega bucks systems are often out performed by more moderately priced systems. I have enjoyed some mega bucks systems but it is very rare. Price is not a reliable indicator of capability. And that is the problem that means questions about proportion of spend a...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-30 22:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Klangedang T1 and Exakt
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Klangedang T1 and Exakt

I see that an Exakt filter is available for the T1.

Is anyone using this combination?
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-30 17:45
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 186
Views: 27501

Re: EVENTS

Good luck MRCO99!
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-28 13:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Ninka with one Katan woofer??
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Linn Ninka with one Katan woofer??

Sounds like Frankenstein. I think it won't be a good result because the drivers share a cavity within the enclosure. Espek active cards might give a better result, but still likely to be odd. Perhaps just wait for another broken pair of Ninkas to come up? The dealer What You See And Hear in the UK h...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-25 12:23
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 186
Views: 27501

Re: EVENTS

Update: I have a room confirmed (but don't know which one yet). I will be running AEDSM, Exaktbox6/1, 3x Tundra Stereo 2.5 amps and either Gauder Akustik speakers (if all goes well) or Ninkas (if plans don't pan out). Either way, the speakers will add a splash of colour! I will update with a room n...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-25 12:18
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 430
Views: 155820

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

This is why I was very clear to say that my observations are in my Exakt system.

I don't think its right to expect that to automatically transfer to non-Exakt systems, and vice versa.

"which is best?" is so context sensitive.
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-23 15:42
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 186
Views: 27501

Re: EVENTS

I’ll 2nd the Wam show. It’s a proper enthusiasts show, and my favourite on the calendar. So next year we must arrange a get-together.... I usually arrange a 30 minute timeslot for the CyrusUnofficial forum members to gather in my room. We can do the same for Lejonklou forum members in a different s...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-23 13:28
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 186
Views: 27501

Re: EVENTS

Hi all, Kantata Audio will be having a formal launch event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Entry will be free and there will be a free prize draw for all who attend. Fredrik will be there exhibiting Lejonklou products and there will also be rooms with Hegel, Innuos...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-23 10:37
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 430
Views: 155820

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

For the Exakt lurkers on here, have you tried 4.67.262 yet? I think I'm hearing a more insistent and consistent sense of timing. Seems to be driving the foot tapping a bit harder, but without the tiring shoutiness that Naim think is part of that deal. Anyone else notice anything? I tried it this ev...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-17 20:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New surround decoder module for Akurate/Klimax DSM
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: New surround decoder module for Akurate/Klimax DSM

interesting! Hopefully it still covers ProLogic too. Even more 'interesting' is the addition to LinnDocs yesterday http://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Klimax_ExaktBox_(Katalyst)&curid=2074&diff=17348&oldid=15216 ...it was added commented out, so you can't yet see it in the live page. Indeed...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-17 17:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New surround decoder module for Akurate/Klimax DSM
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: New surround decoder module for Akurate/Klimax DSM

interesting!

Hopefully it still covers ProLogic too.
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-12 00:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune
Replies: 33
Views: 5165

Re: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune

Best thing about speaker positioning to get the best tune: it costs you nothing and the benefit:$ ratio is huge! At £1.29 to the dollar, does that mean that the improvements generated by moving my speakers, which were paid for in £ sterling, are 22% less huge than if I’d have paid for my system in ...
by sunbeamgls
2019-01-11 21:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune
Replies: 33
Views: 5165

Re: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune

Best thing about speaker positioning to get the best tune: it costs you nothing and the benefit:$ ratio is huge!