Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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tambrose
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Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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Hi,

I’m currently running Espeks through Akurate Exaktbox (Katalyst) and driven by two non-Dynamik 5125 amps. The source is an Akurate DS hub.

I have a chance to get Klimax 350 Exakt (Organik) with a Klimax DS hub for a very favorable price. I would likely put a Utopik in the DS at the same time.

I haven’t heard 350 speakers yet. Any thoughts on this? How big an upgrade would it be?

Thanks.
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Re: Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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If your room is not cramped I guess the update will be like night and day?
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Re: Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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Never hear Espeks but I love my 350p's. More refined in every way than my previous Keltiks.
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Re: Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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I would expect going from an Akurate system with old AV amps to a high end Klimax system would be a major improvement. Especially with Organik and Utopik in the mix.
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Re: Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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tambrose wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:22 pm I haven’t heard 350 speakers yet. Any thoughts on this? How big an upgrade would it be?
Like stepping from a 90's BMW 320i into a current BMW 550e xDrive...
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Re: Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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Thanks for the replies!

My room is 10.4m wide x 6m deep.
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Re: Espeks to Klimax 350 Exakt upgrade?

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If you do get the 350s, I'd plan on getting a second hand Klimax Exakt DSM or Klimax System Hub (newer). They are very inexpensive on the used market, and can be upgraded with Utopik. I wouldn't bother with Utopik for the Akurate DS. I found the Akurate Exakt DSM feeding Akubariks to be a bit underwhelming. I really think the 350s need a Klimax (or Selekt Edition) front end.
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