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Linn HDMI Boards

Post by Diogenes » 2019-08-14 19:04

A naive question for the Linn experts here.

Anyone know if the Linn DSM HDMI boards are interchangeable across models? IOW, can an Akurate DSM HDMI board be switched to a Majik DSM or vice versa?

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Post by sunbeamgls » 2019-08-15 12:29

I will answer this question based on a question I put to Linn about the surround processor board as I suspect the same answer would apply, in principle at least.

My question was this - can I buy a DSM with the later HDMI board and swap it into another DSM, thereby enabling the older DSM to support the new surround board?

Answer - no, because the serial numbers of the boards are interlinked and there are certain expectations in the firmware updates that need the corresponding serial numbers to be within a range of expected combinations. Therefore updates may fail. Additionally, warranty support would not be offered.

I think, electrically, it would work. But the point about firmware is a valid one, if that's really how it works. The cynical may say that they just want me to upgrade the HDMI board with a new one rather than a used one :)
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Re: Linn HDMI Boards

Post by Diogenes » 2019-08-23 03:59

Thanks Sunbeamgls.

Were you trying to fit an HDMI 2 board with surround card into a Majik DSM?

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Re: Linn HDMI Boards

Post by sunbeamgls » 2019-08-23 22:39

I was hoping to move an HDMI 2 board from an MDSM to an AEDSM to then add a surround board
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