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From 212’s to 242’s and amplification

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I own a AEB-I (Katalyst) with Akurate 212 speakers. That’s in an Aktiv configuration obviously. Now I want to take the next step with the 242’s. What are my options since they have 6 channels instead of the four the AEB-I has. Could someone with more technical insight please assist me? That would be highly appreciated.
 
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I own a AEB-I (Katalyst) with Akurate 212 speakers. That’s in an Aktiv configuration obviously. Now I want to take the next step with the 242’s. What are my options since they have 6 channels instead of the four the AEB-I has. Could someone with more technical insight please assist me? That would be highly appreciated.
They actually have 5 each, so 10 in all. You'll need an Exaktbox10.
Plus 10 amp channels!
Or you could daisy chain another AEBi (I think).
 

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Not 100% sure about option of 2 AEBI, but exaktbox 10 or 2 x exaktbox 6 (plus 10 x amplification) will definitely work:


Akurate Exaktbox connections - LinnDocs.jpeg.png
 
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Hi,

I own a AEB-I (Katalyst) with Akurate 212 speakers. That’s in an Aktiv configuration obviously. Now I want to take the next step with the 242’s. What are my options since they have 6 channels instead of the four the AEB-I has. Could someone with more technical insight please assist me? That would be highly appreciated.
The 242 are a mighty fine speaker it seems 💕

New listening room or something lacking with the 212s? If same room, have you considered adding Exaktbox Sub + Subwoofer/s...?

You have some great fun ahead sorting it all out. 🔊

I love this write up
https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/405linn/index.html
 
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The 242 are a mighty fine speaker it seems 💕

New listening room or something lacking with the 212s? If same room, have you considered adding Exaktbox Sub + Subwoofer/s...?

You have some great fun ahead sorting it all out. 🔊

I love this write up
https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/405linn/index.html
I agree with adding a sub if that's where you feel the 212s are lacking. The outlay for Exakting the 242s is not inconsiderable. You'll be looking at 3.5kish for an Ebox10 with Katalyst and a 2x C5100s another 1.5k.
 
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I have a severe case of upgraditis I’m afraid indicated by Utopik. That seems to be the most cost effective step forward for me. And yes the 212 lack bass but it’s not disturbing in any way. I’ve stumbled upon a pair for 1.5k in rosenut finish and have been fantasising about playing a pair since a few years now.

Thanks to your reality check I’ll let them pass me by and order the Utopik upgrade for my KEDSM.
 

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I have a severe case of upgraditis I’m afraid indicated by Utopik. That seems to be the most cost effective step forward for me. And yes the 212 lack bass but it’s not disturbing in any way. I’ve stumbled upon a pair for 1.5k in rosenut finish and have been fantasising about playing a pair since a few years now.

Thanks to your reality check I’ll let them pass me by and order the Utopik upgrade for my KEDSM.
By all accounts it will transform your already fab system 😀
 

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I have a severe case of upgraditis I’m afraid indicated by Utopik. That seems to be the most cost effective step forward for me. And yes the 212 lack bass but it’s not disturbing in any way. I’ve stumbled upon a pair for 1.5k in rosenut finish and have been fantasising about playing a pair since a few years now.

Thanks to your reality check I’ll let them pass me by and order the Utopik upgrade for my KEDSM.
I’ve found the source to determine the bass more than the speakers. I’m talking about bass that sounds like musicians playing musical instruments. No bass slam for me.
 
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I own a pair of 242's and see no need to go any furthor up the Linn food chain speakerwise. For small/medium size rooms you do not lack anything really. Some claim they lack a little bass but if thats your view you can use the "bass boost" facility or add a sub. But I think that depends on what type of music you listen to.
 
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I own a pair of 242's and see no need to go any furthor up the Linn food chain speakerwise. For small/medium size rooms you do not lack anything really. Some claim they lack a little bass but if thats your view you can use the "bass boost" facility or add a sub. But I think that depends on what type of music you listen to.
I think the oppo has 212s. But the route to 242s keeping Exakt is waaayyy too much
 

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@timster
Thanks, but this is the same source I read:
It goes without saying that a SINGLE AEB-i with 8 channels of amplification cannot serve 2 x 5 way speakers but what prevents you from daisy chaining 2 x 8 Ch AEB-I, i.e. 16 channels amp which is sufficient to drive 2 x 5 way speakers?
Hmmm. One Ebox for right speaker, one for left? That's what the Klimax Ebox6 can be configured to do. The AEBox would need to be designed to allow for that too, and I don't see it anywhere.
 

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I'm sticking to my guns, betcha Exaktbox Sub plus a 'hifi quality sub' (depending on room size possibly two) would transform the Ops 212 system. ✌️
 

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