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Katalyst Majik DSM
2017-09-11, 18:13
Post: #31
RE: Katalyst Majik DSM
(2017-09-11 18:04)sunbeamgls Wrote:  
(2017-09-11 17:29)Tin Wrote:  
(2017-09-11 16:29)timster Wrote:  
(2017-09-11 16:21)sunbeamgls Wrote:  I might be wrong, but I can't recall a precedent for Majik level upgrades.

If there is a Kat version of anything in the Majik range, it seems more likely to be a new purchase than an upgrade.

That's interesting. Good to know, and you're probably right given the price point.
Not quite. The pricelist does show a number of Majik upgrades.

Yes, you're right Tin - DSi to DSM and the addition of Exakt links as examples. Could be possible then. I wonder if they've only been functional upgrades or if they included some sonic benefits.
You can even upgrade a Majik turntable. Wink
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2017-09-11, 20:47 (This post was last modified: 2017-09-11 20:50 by DavidHB.)
Post: #32
RE: Katalyst Majik DSM
(2017-09-11 16:21)sunbeamgls Wrote:  I might be wrong, but I can't recall a precedent for Majik level upgrades.

To expand on Tin's point, you can upgrade a Majik DS or DSM Smile, but only in conjunction with an Exakt purchase Sad. You can also upgrade the HDMI board on Majik models, and fit Dynamik power supplies to older models. Apart from the stipulation about the Exakt purchase, this is pretty similar to the range of upgrades currently available at Akurate level.

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2017-09-12, 07:55
Post: #33
RE: Katalyst Majik DSM
(2017-09-11 20:47)DavidHB Wrote:  
(2017-09-11 16:21)sunbeamgls Wrote:  I might be wrong, but I can't recall a precedent for Majik level upgrades.

To expand on Tin's point, you can upgrade a Majik DS or DSM Smile, but only in conjunction with an Exakt purchase Sad. You can also upgrade the HDMI board on Majik models, and fit Dynamik power supplies to older models. Apart from the stipulation about the Exakt purchase, this is pretty similar to the range of upgrades currently available at Akurate level.

David

I think those a relatively low-cost upgrades? When it comes to a major refit for Kat, it may well not be cost effective at the Majik level. We shall have to wait and see.

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2018-05-01, 08:18 (This post was last modified: 2018-05-01 08:43 by Rudi64.)
Post: #34
RE: Katalyst Majik DSM
So, to stir up a old thread, Klimax and Akurate are now katalyst serverd,
i was wondering when it will trickel down to the Majik range..
Any rumours..? Would it..or not..Rolleyes

Last weekend heard the Akurate Dsm Kat and it's a real improvement..
Music sound more Liquid, more touchable , more analog?
Something to save money for..Cool

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2018-05-01, 08:41
Post: #35
RE: Katalyst Majik DSM
I think not myself, at least not yet nor in a while. The price point is possibly too low?
But if it does it will probably have a similar "reduction" from Akurate level as that had from Klimax level. So - it may not prove to be such a big improvement.

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2018-05-01, 12:24
Post: #36
RE: Katalyst Majik DSM
But the Majik range was reduced in price to compete with Naim's Muso? If they Kat Majik would it then wipe the floor with the new Naim equivalents. I suppose it depends on whether sound quality or features are the main selling point at that level for many customers.
People said Exakt would never reach down to Majik, but it did....

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