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AEbox10 Surround
2017-06-09, 20:29
Post: #1
AEbox10 Surround
I've a a couple of questions about the AEbox10. Loving my surround sound as I do, one of my options for moving to an Exakted surround system is to acquire another AEbox10 - or is it?! (I think I may have read that I cannot, in fact, employ an AEbox10 for centre channel use?). That aside, I was recently informed that the performance of the AEbox10 is eclipsed by the AEbox6. Having owned KEboxes, I was a little perplexed by this info - I found the AEbox10 to be a major improvement over the aktiv system I had previously. Currently, I'm currently running Solos on L/C/R and love the simplicity. Opinions for upgrade appreciated ;-)

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2017-06-09, 21:28
Post: #2
RE: AEbox10 Surround
I don't know why a 10 wouldn't be able to drive a centre speaker, but you're right - LinnDocs lists them all as AEBox6.
The internal layout of the 6 is supposedly better than the 10 as a result of having more physical space to play with. From what I understand, with 2 or 3 way speakers and a single AEBox6 there's not much to tell between that and a 10. However, two 6's v a 10 with 4/5 way speakers and the advantages of the 6 are clear to see (or hear).
I think Sunbeam has a post somewhere from the factory visit around Christmas where he explains it better than I can.

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2017-06-10, 16:05
Post: #3
RE: AEbox10 Surround
Nrwatson and I are both using an Akurate Exaktbox 6 to create Exakt Surround for the centre channel speaker.

At the moment, Linn have configured that setup to drive a 5 way centre channel speaker, the 225, to be powered by a single 4200.

It should be theoretically possible to do the same thing with an Akurate Exaktbox 10, but Linn have not created the software to do that yet for the Exaktbox 10, as far as I know.

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2017-06-10, 19:40
Post: #4
RE: AEbox10 Surround
(2017-06-10 16:05)Paulssurround Wrote:  It should be theoretically possible to do the same thing with an Akurate Exaktbox 10, but Linn have not created the software to do that yet for the Exaktbox 10, as far as I know.

This being the case, Acquiring an AEbox6 (when a Katalysed version comes out) and getting my AEbox10 Katalysed would seem to be the way to go - If I decide to go down the Esurround track.

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2017-06-10, 22:46
Post: #5
RE: AEbox10 Surround
I've got my Aktiv 225 taking seductive looks at my extra AEB10, just waiting on the Linn folks to help these two "hook up" and make beautiful music..... actually, make great dialog.

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2017-06-10, 23:36
Post: #6
RE: AEbox10 Surround
(2017-06-10 22:46)ropedrag Wrote:  I've got my Aktiv 225 taking seductive looks at my extra AEB10, just waiting on the Linn folks to help these two "hook up" and make beautiful music..... actually, make great dialog.

Contact the Linn helpline, and then connect with Linn employee, Simon Chisholm to see if he can help.

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2017-06-12, 23:39
Post: #7
RE: AEbox10 Surround
Good suggestions Paul, I reached out to see if its something they are working on now, is on the list for sometime in the future, or its not going to happen.

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2017-06-13, 13:17
Post: #8
RE: AEbox10 Surround
(2017-06-12 23:39)ropedrag Wrote:  Good suggestions Paul, I reached out to see if its something they are working on now, is on the list for sometime in the future, or its not going to happen.

> If Akurate Exaktbox 10 for centers does not happen then this would be very disappointing. I imagine lots of customers will buy an AE10 for speakers like 350p, 242, Akubarik etc to try out exakt and then upgrade to Klimax exakt or 2xAE6 (if indeed that's notably better). For these customers I am sure many would like the option of using their redundant AE10 to run a center...

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2017-06-13, 18:23
Post: #9
RE: AEbox10 Surround
(2017-06-13 13:17)sjm_1981 Wrote:  
(2017-06-12 23:39)ropedrag Wrote:  Good suggestions Paul, I reached out to see if its something they are working on now, is on the list for sometime in the future, or its not going to happen.

> If Akurate Exaktbox 10 for centers does not happen then this would be very disappointing. I imagine lots of customers will buy an AE10 for speakers like 350p, 242, Akubarik etc to try out exakt and then upgrade to Klimax exakt or 2xAE6 (if indeed that's notably better). For these customers I am sure many would like the option of using their redundant AE10 to run a center...
So, a few months ago people owning an AEbox-10 could not use it after upgrading it to a pair of KEboxes as there was no Exakt Surround.
Now the functionality has improved and you consider it a disappointment. Tongue

I will never understand Klimax owners. There are so many of them who always get unhappy when things improve.

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2017-06-13, 21:07
Post: #10
RE: AEbox10 Surround
(2017-06-13 18:23)Tin Wrote:  So, a few months ago people owning an AEbox-10 could not use it after upgrading it to a pair of KEboxes as there was no Exakt Surround.
Now the functionality has improved and you consider it a disappointment. Tongue

I will never understand Klimax owners. There are so many of them who always get unhappy when things improve.

Equally Tin, I'll never understand comments such as the above - what better use for an otherwise redundant Exaktbox?

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