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What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
2014-09-24, 16:10
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RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
Thanks Linn,

Can we get support for orginal Isobariks?
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2014-09-24, 17:29
Post: #32
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
(2014-09-24 14:05)linnrd Wrote:  While that is a good sentiment and makes sense when designing a speaker, sometimes, it's more practical to compensate for the vagaries of what's happening "in the box" with correction/compensation applied to the signal either before or after it. Also it allows use of a single amplifier instead of multiple amplifiers per speaker.

and a much bigger market.

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2014-09-24, 20:51
Post: #33
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
Original Isobariks would certainly make sense, especially as the original Isobarik Aktiv crossovers are dying and rather costly to repair - if you can even find someone to do it.

ATCs larger models would certainly be a sensible possibility - the SCM 50, 100 and 150 models. First off all three models use the same midrange and tweeter with different size woofers so all have the same crossover points. Secondly, all three have an amplifier/crossover module installed in the back. Replace this with a plate with three sets of inputs and you have direct access to the three drivers. I believe ATC can supply such panels ready made if desired. An opportunity to not only sell crossovers but also possibly more amps. If it gets a good enough rep it might even get you into recording studios.

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2014-09-24, 22:14
Post: #34
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
Thank you Linn!

Versions for some of the top end Kudos speakers would be nice.
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2014-09-24, 22:39
Post: #35
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If the prices mentioned here are correct, then sorry Linn this 'national average' wage earning music lover is outta here!
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2014-09-24, 22:43
Post: #36
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
(2014-09-24 22:39)gdp1965 Wrote:  If the prices mentioned here are correct, then sorry Linn this 'national average' wage earning music lover is outta here!

What do Linn make from the Akurate and Klimax range that is affordable to the average person?

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2014-09-25, 01:39
Post: #37
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
(2014-09-24 17:29)rad Wrote:  
(2014-09-24 14:05)linnrd Wrote:  While that is a good sentiment and makes sense when designing a speaker, sometimes, it's more practical to compensate for the vagaries of what's happening "in the box" with correction/compensation applied to the signal either before or after it. Also it allows use of a single amplifier instead of multiple amplifiers per speaker.

and a much bigger market.
That would be at the cost of exclusivity. Can't go mass market and expect to have the cachet that the brand currently has.

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2014-09-25, 01:50 (This post was last modified: 2014-09-25 01:51 by linnrd.)
Post: #38
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
(2014-09-24 20:51)ThomasOK Wrote:  ...
If it gets a good enough rep it might even get you into recording studios.
Not really. This is where having a USB input would have been the way to go. There is no way to access the unit via a DAW using a network interface, and S/PDIF introduces jitter (which could have been eliminated if there were a word clock input/output) since it is an unbuffered interface. The system is designed to be a renderer (of existing files) and not a D/A processor in a diverse chain. It was a "do one thing and do it right" approach.

And...we haven't got into the issue of the robustness (or lack thereof) of the software either. For an environment where downtime=$$, assuming that the initial cost is justifiable there would still be more weight given to the reputation of the stability of a system. There will be a bigger change in mind-set required along with the concomitant design change to allow for what you are saying to be a realistic proposition.

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2014-09-25, 02:47
Post: #39
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
Here's a list to be getting on with:

all current and past Linn speakers.

I know, radikal!

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2014-09-25, 05:52
Post: #40
RE: What speakers would you like to see Exaktbox support for?
(2014-09-25 01:39)linnrd Wrote:  
(2014-09-24 17:29)rad Wrote:  
(2014-09-24 14:05)linnrd Wrote:  While that is a good sentiment and makes sense when designing a speaker, sometimes, it's more practical to compensate for the vagaries of what's happening "in the box" with correction/compensation applied to the signal either before or after it. Also it allows use of a single amplifier instead of multiple amplifiers per speaker.

and a much bigger market.
That would be at the cost of exclusivity. Can't go mass market and expect to have the cachet that the brand currently has.

Apologies, but that is not actually the point I was trying to make. What I am interested in, and I'm sure this goes for many other Linn owners, is the best possible solution for 3rd party, passive speakers. And continuing development of Linn technology and products that will improve and optimize this, rather than concentrating solely on technology development and product enhancement aimed at active speakers. This is what I meant by a bigger market; not a mass market.

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