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  • RichardPenrose
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-07-10
    Hi, I found out this week from Klark Teknik that the KT-2a has been discontinued!! I'm quite shocked to hear this as it's a fairly new product and is extremely popular. When I was looking to buy mine, they kept selling out in the stores so quickly! !? I even know a UK studio that is working with major international jazz artistes who have recently added a couple to their studio along with the KT-76 and EQP-KT and they told me the KT-2a is the standout best of the Klark clones (whilst the others are still very good). In fact, the producer said that after he upgraded the optocell in his KT-2a to the Kenetek T4b, it sounded at least as good as the comp in his UA LA610 and possibly even nicer! I wonder why Klark Teknik have suddenly discontinued the KT-2a!!????
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    • RichardPenrose
      DaveMorrison I think it's a rename. Now they have a 2A-KT. Both are listed on the website. Identical except for the name.
      • July 10, 2020
    • RichardPenrose
      RichardPenrose Ah well that would make sense. I couldn’t imagine why Klark Teknik would discontinue the KT-2a compressor altogether as it is so successful!
      • July 12, 2020
  • alexmixing
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-09-12

    I purchased kt2a last year. I like this product. but i bought new tube's and kenetek t4b. how do i calibrate gain reduction? Thank you very much.

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    • alexmixing
      alexmixing what resistor do you need to adjust? I have instructions for la2a but they are not similar inside. Thank you so much
      • September 12, 2020
      • Kt2a calibration.
        PedroRodrigues Hi Alexey, unfortunately we do not provide any information for self-repair to end users, never the less I can leave a photo with the correct positions of the vacuum tubes that will assist you on that stage of the process. and also the meter calibration process, to perform that you should following these steps:
        Disconnect any audio cables from the rear panel, then turn the unit on
        Select ‘Reduction’ on the Meter Select knob
        Adjust the calibration knob until the meter reads 0 dB
        Still we recommend contacting one of our partners to request assistance, please follow the link below to contact the partner that is closer to your location:
        https://www.klarkteknik.com/buy.html
        • October 2, 2020
      • Kt2a calibration.
        alexmixing Good afternoon, Rodriguez. this photo is not kt2a. And at the expense of information. I have a kt76 and had problems with it. a Musictribe support send me scheme last summer and I found the problem. now everything works great. It was for business. Do you have information that this is the same circuit as the LA 2A? I want to get the most out of this device. Thanks.
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        • October 4, 2020
      • Kt2a calibration.
        PedroRodrigues Hi Alexey the photo sent is from a Kt2a I requested one of the service guys to take a pic just to send you. In regard to the LA 2A , unfortunately it is the same situation we do not provide any schematics for any products. Thank you
        • November 30, 2020
  • gtcode
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-07-17
    Hi, the DN9630 is an AES50 <-> USB interface and this is the closest forum I could find. Does this device really only support 48k and 96k? Doesn't support 44.1 nor 88.2?
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    • gtcode
      gtcode Answering my own question here - no, it does not support 44.1 -- only 48/96
      • July 17, 2019
    • gtcode
      ChaseMcKnight

      Hi @gtcode 


      Yes, only 96kHz / 48 kHz. The idea behind the DN9630 was to be a lower-cost recording/playback option mainly geared towards our Midas PRO Series users. Prior to the DN9630, users would need to incorportate a Klark Teknik DN9650 w/ Dante or KT-USB card options (or third-party RPM Dynamics interfaces), which are quite expensive if you're simply looking to track shows or use for virtual sound check. 

      The 48kHz option further add to the market for our M/X32 users -- as most people are using the 48kHz sample rate. Further, many of our 'Blue' DL15x, DL25x, DL231 Stageboxes only operate at 96/48 kHz so this is in line with those product ranges. 

      • July 19, 2019
    • gtcode
      gtcode Thanks for your honesty here, However, in responding, you've implied that "it would cost too much to support 44.1k" and "(basically) nobody uses it anyway". Yet, the M32 supports 44.1k, and people do use 44.1k. The DN9630 should have been designed accordingly.
      • July 19, 2019
    • gtcode
      ChaseMcKnight

      Hi @gtcode 

      Apologies, it really wasn't meant to be implied that way. Nearly all AES50 peripherals relating to PRO Series only 96kHz and 48kHz, such as the DN9680, DN9650, DN9620, DN9610, All 'Blue' I/O boxes, and lastly the DN9630. For M/X32 users, I think the majority of applications where a DN9630 would be used would be in the DN32-USB card is replaced with somethng like the DN32-DANTE card -- and typically users set the sample rate to 48kHz. 

      Although it sounds like you were looking for a 44.1kHz solution and in that case, I understand your frustration. 

      • July 19, 2019
    • gtcode
      Dale_M We have an article on this as it gets asked from time to time, https://musictribecommunity.powerappsportals.com/en-us/knowledgebase/article/KA-01573
      • June 24, 2020
  • NASservice
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-08

    Hi all,

    We have forgotten the password for one of our DM8000's, is there any way to do a hard reset or recover the credentials somehow?

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    • NASservice
      Distinctap

      Following ?

      • October 8, 2019
    • NASservice
      DavidBradshaw

      There is a way to access a locked DM8000- I'll contact your guys directly to share.

      • November 27, 2019
    • NASservice
      todd_lewis

      David,


      I am not able to connect to the DM8000 at all. Can you contact me?

      • May 18, 2020
    • NASservice
      RexBeckett


      @todd_lewis wrote:


      David,


      I am not able to connect to the DM8000 at all. Can you contact me?





      @todd_lewis 


      Hello Todd, welcome to the community.


       


      Your post may not be noticed by anybody who can help. I suggest that you raise a Care ticket for Technical Support explaining your problem. This is done by clicking on Support at the top of the page and then clicking the Create a Care Ticket button. This is only possible if you have completed all the required fields in your profile. Make sure that you fill-in every required field on the Care form.

      • May 18, 2020
    • NASservice
      todd_lewis

      Thanks. I finally got connected to the box. However, it has a very old version of firmware on it. I need v1.5 of the DM software. Does anyone happen to have that file?

      • May 18, 2020
  • DavidBradshaw
    Solution Leader
    2019-06-06

    Klark Teknik DM DESIGNER 3.1 and DM KONTROL 3.1 are now available for download, via the downloads section on the DM8000 product page.

    DM KONTROL offers PC based customised control page creation and operation of a DM8000 DSP across an ethernet network, when deployed with the new DM801 serial to ethernet bridge.

    Check the downloads here:

    https://www.klarkteknik.com//Categories/Klarkteknik/Signal-Processors/Matrix/DM8000/p/P0B17/Downloads#googtrans(en|en)

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  • petermciver
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-08-19

    Hello-

    I’m using a DM8000 for a DSP Control in a theater install.  I have a fleet to f turbosound speakers all fed audio over Ultranet.  I plan on coming off a X32 into the DM8000 and then out to a P16D.  The fire alarm company has installed a smart relay with a set of N/C contacts that open in an active alarm state.  I’d like to use the GPIO terminals to trigger a ganged mute for all of the ultranet channels.  

    Heres where I need some help.  I’m not sure of all the settings and the wiring terminals that I need to connect to make it work.

    I submitted a trouble ticket weeks ago and never heard back from Klark Teknik.  Anyone have suggestions?

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    • petermciver
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi Peter @petermciver,


      Welcome to the forum. I'm not experienced with DM8000 so I had a look at the manual. From what I can see, the GPIO can only control volume (page 55). In order to externally control mutes or gang mutes, it needs to be done via RS232 (page 43). One way to create an RS232 interface with GPIO (connected to the smart relay) is with an arduino or Raspberry Pi and an RS232 shield.


       

      • August 19, 2019
    • petermciver
      DavidBradshaw

      Hi Peter


      You can connect a NC/NO contact to any of the GPIO pins. In DM Designer add a 'GPIO Select' object to the design and nominate that to be connected to whichever GPIO pin you physically connect the NC/NO contact to. In DM Designer add a ganged mute to cover all the outputs and in parameters check the box to add a 'control input'. In DM Designer, connect the last output pin on the GPIO select for NC to the control input on the ganged mute. Load up the design and you are done. 

      • November 26, 2019
  • Emadson
    Triber Contributor
    2019-05-29

    DM8000 Design 2.9.1 Software and Firmware available for download

    DM8000 Software and Firmware Downloads

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    jbsounds
    Newcomer - Level 2
    2020-12-01

    Hey All,

    We have a Pro2 at FOH with a DL251 on stage, I'm looking at two paths right now that I'd like to take:

    1. Dante. I'm looking to add a DN9650 with a KTDante64 card so that we can start our way down that road.
    2. Personal Monitor Mixer System. I'm a Midas fanboy for a long time now, so when I saw the DP48s I got really excited until I saw that they were 48k. The Pro series consoles are 96k, so there has to be some sort of sample rate conversion to make it work.

    I know that I could go with an Aviom personal monitor mixing system, especially with the introduction of Dante, but I do like everything about the DP48 so much more than the Aviom systems. We could go Aviom, but I think I would have to go with a D800+Dante input module because the D400 (to my understanding) is 48k...same problem as the DP48s.

    But with the addition of the DN9650, would I be able to run two AES50 lines between this and the Pro2 and then use the AES50 3 port to send a 48k AES50 signal to the HUB4 for the DP48s?

    I'll take any feedback on any of the matters mentioned? What would you do for personal monitor mixing system to integrate with a Midas Pro2? We will be using it for orchestra pits during musicals and big band jazz performances mostly.

    Thanks.

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      Nigel67 Hi Joe, unfortunately there is a little more to this than you have mentioned above. The DN9650 with Dante, is literally just that, AES50 to Dante conversion. There is no separate AES50 port running at 48K to plug your DP48 or HUB into, which means that you will need to add another DN9650 with a KT-AES50 (converts to 48K) card in it, but to get 48 channels of audio for your DP48, you will need 2 additional AES50 ports (24 channels a port at 96K) on the PRO2. Along with your 3 x DL251 AES50 ports, this means you will require 7 x AES50 ports on the PRO2, or 6 if you can get away with only using 24 channels of audio on your DP48. I cannot think of any other way of doing what you require. Are you recording at 48 or 96K through the Dante? If 48K, the secondary port on the Dante acts as a redundant. What if you then had an M32C with Dante card connected to this and then with direct patching you could come out of the AES50 at 48K to your HUB/DP48. I do not think that the delay would be to bad, but obviously you have the extra cost of the M32C added in. I will ask one of our Solutions Team if he agrees with my theory here or has any further suggestions.
      • December 2, 2020
  • AWhite
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-24

    I want to run 8 channels out from ableton, using the DN9630, through aes50 into my x32, and routed to my aux ins 1-8. Can that be done with this device, and how to I set up the routing with this? 

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    • AWhite
      DaveMorrison

      Hi @AWhite 


      To send 8 channels of 48k audio from Ableton to the X32, send the channels you want from Ableton on separate USB channels (eg. 1-8). Assuming you send USB 1-8, you'll want to assign AES50 (A or B) channels 1-8 to eight input channels. This would be the routing: Routing:Inputs: Channels. For example, you could put those 8 channels on X32 channels 25-32.Screen Shot 2019-11-24 at 5.50.28 PM.png


      Of course, you could alternately put them on 1-8, 9-16, or 17-24.  The DN9630 will sync to the X32 through AES50 and Ableton will sync to the DN9630.

      • November 24, 2019
    • AWhite
      AWhite

      Is there an option to route them to 33-40 (aux ins) Maybe that's what you are showing in the image, but would I thin loose 8 ins on the 1-32?

      • November 24, 2019
    • AWhite
      DaveMorrison

      @AWhite 


      You can remap those the Aux inputs but Aux In remap is limited to 6 channels. That's why I didn't mention it.

      • November 24, 2019
  • PieterLauwers
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-30

    My hurdy gurdy has four magnetic pickups and a xlr connector per pickup.

    For the moment I play through a Behringer XR18, without any preamp.

    It works, but the gain has to be rather high. Using external effects this results in noise.

    Can I use something like the Klark Teknik CM- 2 as preamp to boost the signal before entering the mixer.

    Any other suggestion is welcome, I am a bit of a dummy concerning sound technique.

     

    thanks,

     

    Pieter

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      DaveMorrison

      @PieterLauwers 


      Maybe. It depends on your setup. Where are you using external effect and what effects are they? The XR18 already has very good preamps. I suspect your are using effects before the the mixer and the type of effect and it's input and output requirements maybe the source of your problem.


      With a little more information, we can give you some advice.

      • November 30, 2019
    • PieterLauwers
      PieterLauwers

      Example:


      - used effect: EHX Big Muff


      - routing: instrument in, routed to aux, aux in effect, effect out plugged in mixer.


      So, since the effect is plugged in after the input, the problem is with the effect ( tried Boss Overdrive also) or with the gain settings.


      ( I definitely play a lot better then I am in setting the electronics up!)

      • November 30, 2019
    • PieterLauwers
      DaveMorrison

      @PieterLauwers 


      The way you have it setup makes sense for your apllication. The problem is a level and impedance mismatch between the mixer's line level output and the pedal's guitar level input.


      Even if you can get the level low enough, the impedance mismatch will mess with your tone. An line level to guitar level converter (also known as  re-amp) will solve that problem.


      Have you tried the mixer's built in Guitar Amp simulator and Tube Stage emulator. You can insert them in a (pair of) channel(s) to get very good amp simulation. Give it a try and see if you like it, or get a re-amp box.

      • November 30, 2019
    • PieterLauwers
      PieterLauwers

      I use the Tube Stage emulator as an effect on both melody strings.


      so, probably, I will need a reamp box.


      If I understand it right:


      - the effects I use are guitar effects, build for guitar impedance, not mixer line impedance


      - in order to fix noise problems with my outside effect string the mixer's line impedance has to be tempered, ergo the ReAmp.


      Did I say that right? (Still trying to understand the mystic ways of a mixer)


      Thanks!

      • November 30, 2019
    • PieterLauwers
      DaveMorrison

      @PieterLauwers 


      Impedance and really hot levels are the problems. The Radial ProRMP would be a very solid interface, It's got a sweet little transformer that will make your pedals happy. The are many other fine brands of course.


      As a bonus: After you record your parts, you can use your re-amp to manipulate your tracks after they are recorded,

      • November 30, 2019
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