Linn Klimax Kontrol: are the balanced/unbalanced outputs independent?

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Linn Klimax Kontrol: are the balanced/unbalanced outputs independent?

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Hi
I found different answers to my question via google.
So - anyone here who knows for sure: can I use the balanced and unbalanced outputs of the Klimax Kontrol (first series) at the same time?
If the outputs are "buffered" by separate output stages, then "yes", but: are they, or are they not independetly buffered?
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Re: Linn Klimax Kontrol: are the balanced/unbalanced outputs independent?

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Yes, they are independently buffered according to the circuit diagram I have studied.

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Re: Linn Klimax Kontrol: are the balanced/unbalanced outputs independent?

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Thank you, mats!
Out of curiosity - do you still have the diagram, would you be willing to share it? I think, that would be very interesting...
matss wrote: 2020-11-12 01:05 Yes, they are independently buffered according to the circuit diagram I have studied.

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Yes, you can use them both at the same time. We have done so a number of times.
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You can't use them at the same time in the context of an active system or bi-amping, if that's what you were thinking of doing.

They have different gain levels so they can't be used in this way. Fine if you want to feed amps in different rooms of course.
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... Or an headphones amplifier

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Re: Linn Klimax Kontrol: are the balanced/unbalanced outputs independent?

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@sunbeamgls
thanks for pointing that out!
The plan was to feed Akurate subs (got two, one for each channel) via the unbalanced and Klimax 320a via the balanced outputs. I‘d prefer to avoid going unbalanced to the subs and via adapter from their outputs to the Klimaxes - direct connection from the pre to the 320a would be my priority.
As for levels: couldn‘t I correct this via the level settings in the subs and if so, using what dB-setting?
sunbeamgls wrote: 2020-11-24 22:48 You can't use them at the same time in the context of an active system or bi-amping, if that's what you were thinking of doing.

They have different gain levels so they can't be used in this way. Fine if you want to feed amps in different rooms of course.
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Yes. You would need to balance the volume on the subs anyway.

So just go ahead with your set up setting the sub volume levels by ear.

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Re: Linn Klimax Kontrol: are the balanced/unbalanced outputs independent?

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Thank you very much for your quick reply and for confirming, that my plan will actually work!
I’m very excited, because the 320a will arrive tomorrow and replace my KlimaxTwin/Akurate 212 combo...
sunbeamgls wrote: 2020-11-25 00:03 Yes. You would need to balance the volume on the subs anyway.

So just go ahead with your set up setting the sub volume levels by ear.

Enjoy.
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