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DS Upgrade - linked Volume control
2018-06-13, 11:06
Post: #1
DS Upgrade - linked Volume control
Hi Everyone,

I am luckyto be upgrading from a Majik DS 2007 to a Klimax Renew MK1

It will be running through a Kairn into a 5125 to Aktiv Ninkas.

I am now looking to link the volume control from the Web page ( LMS ) through to the Amp. So I need to update my Amp.

Can an Exotik do this? how is this linking done? RS232 cable?

I have read that an Exotik can be "upgraded to a Klimax Kontrol" is this a ROM flash ?
or is it a Davaar update?
Does an Exotik even support Davaar?

Do I need a dealer to do this or can I do it myself?

Is a Majik Kontrol better that a Kairn? is and Akurate Kontrol better than a Kairn?


You thoughts on some or all of my questions please.. Smile

Thanks

Keith
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2018-06-17, 21:22
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RE: DS Upgrade - linked Volume control
(2018-06-13 11:06)keefa Wrote:  Hi Everyone,

I am luckyto be upgrading from a Majik DS 2007 to a Klimax Renew MK1

It will be running through a Kairn into a 5125 to Aktiv Ninkas.

I am now looking to link the volume control from the Web page ( LMS ) through to the Amp. So I need to update my Amp.

Can an Exotik do this? how is this linking done? RS232 cable?

I have read that an Exotik can be "upgraded to a Klimax Kontrol" is this a ROM flash ?
or is it a Davaar update?
Does an Exotik even support Davaar?

Do I need a dealer to do this or can I do it myself?

Is a Majik Kontrol better that a Kairn? is and Akurate Kontrol better than a Kairn?


You thoughts on some or all of my questions please.. Smile

Thanks

Keith

Unfortunately you can’t link the Exotik. It’s not possible to upgrade an Exotik to a Klimax Kontrol.
I don’t know if the Malik Kontrol is better than the Kairn, but I guess so. I think it is more transparent, less dark, less veiled.
The Exotik is definitely better than the Kairn, especially if it has the Dynamik PS on board. Exotik is comparable with Akurate Kontrol/0.

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2018-06-18, 07:37
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RE: DS Upgrade - linked Volume control
The Exotik is identical to the Akurate Kontrol except the latter has DAC and Phono boards. By identical I mean the circuit board is the same board.

Personally would connect the DS directly to the 5125 and use the volume control inside the DS

CJ

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2018-06-19, 11:55 (This post was last modified: 2018-06-19 11:56 by Imseti.)
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RE: DS Upgrade - linked Volume control
Get a KK/1/D as well so you can operate other sources such as your TV too.

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2018-06-24, 17:03
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RE: DS Upgrade - linked Volume control
Hello Keefa,

A couple of years ago I wanted to do the same thing. I swapped my Kairn for a Majik Kontrol and I thought it was an improvement. My preamp is linked to my DS with the RS232 cable and it works just fine.

I recently pulled my old TT out of retirement and the phono preamp in the Majik does a fine job with my low output MC. If you can find a second hand unit, I believe they sell for next to nothing nowadays.

Good luck!

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