First the original version...
|An extremely busy board with 10x mono DACs and (top left) 3x Exakt processors|
|3x Exakt processors (1 Master, 2x Slaves)|
|DAC layout - staggered on the circuitboard to fit them all in|
Boards back to back and empty chassis...
|New board at the bottom - a much simpler and clearer layout, but 5x stereo DACs rather than the original 10x mono DACs|
Then the upgraded "Katalyst" versions (Akurate Exaktbox10/1)...
Much more spacious layout - 5x DACs in stereo mode. Remembering, also, that Linn has just invested in a new board populating machine that places even tinier surface mount components.
|Smaller board, less clutter|
|New, single, much more powerfull Exakt processor|
|Less crowding, but stereo rather than mono DACs|
|The proof is in the sticker.|
EDIT 16 June 2018.
And here are the Akurate Exaktbox 6 equivalent photos:
|The original Akurate Exaktbox 6 board in situ. Note 6x individual DACs|
|Another view of the original board|
|The original board removed from the casework - the Exakt master and slave processors are bottom right|
Of course, Linn's new board populating machines also place much smaller surface mount components which adds further to the spacious layout of the board.
|New single, more powerful, Exakt processor top left|
|The 3 stereo DAC circuits are clear to see here, arranged top to bottom from just left of centre over to the right.|