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    Klark Teknik DN-800

    Not much reference to this unit here. I have just secured a used one. Now working although still getting to grips with reseting the filters. It is capable of up to 4 bands per channel and has the optional eq board (surprise marked 'JBL CD horn'). I will be using in three channel mode for PA use but if any forum members want more info or have more info then this is the place to start. Photo's of the guts on request!

    These were expensive new are very complex, not sure if they will cut it for Hi Fi.

    If Klark Teknik are not forthcoming on filter building info then I'll be pestering here again.

    Dave

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    nice. manual is online... shows optional component values and placement on boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    ...manual is online...


    It can be found here: DN800 Manual

    I've never run across this unit. Although intended for SR use, their stuff is so high-quality, my grab is it will do really well in HiFi. Please post your impressions!
    bo

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    Those are very nice analog crossovers with many configurations possible. Not as easy to tweak as just turning a knob. The advantage to card based crossovers is that there is very little drift or error in the set crossover frequencies as you can get with pots and the silk screening on the front panels.

    Mike Caldwell

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    Not really related, but I got a pristine Klark Teknik DN330 pre-set 1/3 octave eq for £30 off eBay. I don't use it for hi-fi though. They were about US$900 new....the seller told me he had three more of them but was expecting a better return than £30. No one wants analogue gear anymore

    here's one on US eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Klark-Teknik-DN3...802020976a6233

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    photo

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    New price

    Google flagged up previous retail of £1400. Digital is cheaper to build.

    Not sure about this unit in terms of sound quality due to it's complexity, test run soon. EQ board bypassed and removed.

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    More KT

    It would be worth trying KT dn27 too. These are also cheap.

    Original plan was Ashly but ebay prices have gone up thanks to your reviews!

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    That's probably one of the best analogue crossovers ever made IME.
    KT has a very very good rep in terms of audio quality and transparency of their kit. Lets know how you find it.

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    KT DN800

    Its a fine crossover. I have a large collection of factory software for setting up filter cards. The software helps select the component values for different slopes and crossover points.

    I would be happy to provide all software and schematics for the different versions of this fine crossover. email me at kenpachkowsky@netzero.net

    If your looking for "state of the art....." the KT is not your answer.

    When compared to something like a Deqx.......forget it.

    That being said, I have seen some of the KT DSP units for sale on Ebay lately. I would be very interested in hearing them. As you are aware....things are always evolving.

    The Deqx is in a league all its own (as far as I know) After running 2 of them in series to drive my 4-way HR1's I was blown away by their performance. The auto setup never worked for me.....but after some multi-location RTA readings and tweaking.....wow. I wish the members who had heard the system prior to the Deqx/Boulder amps combo could have heard it again. I hope I get a chance to own something like that again.

    Be well everyone.

    Ken

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    Thanks

    Unit has been run up and all seems good so far. Need to rework crossovers before judging sound quality. EQ could be adjusted with one of those nice Meyersound units perhaps (another secret let out of the box).

    Don't forget this is for mostly but a pretty highly envolved function. I'm trying to get as near to friends JBL 4430 reference home system or better as far as sound quality is concerned. My own home system is passive S8 and vintage Accuphase till money for more arrives.

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    You have email.

    Thanks Ken

    Look out for my hotmail message.

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    Hi Dave

    Will gather those files and get them to you over the next couple of days. Dave Skidmore at KT UK was very generous.

    Ken

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    4-Way Crossover

    Hey Guys,

    I apologize for the necrobump.

    I recently purchased some used DN800's, for my home audio setup. I plan to use these for 4-way crossover.

    Not only do I want to change the crossover points, but my DN800's are currently setup for 2-way. I'm not entirely clear on how I should be modifying the filter boards, from 2-way to 4-way.

    I've been hunting around for the software that calculates the component values. If anyone has this sitting around, I'd really appreciate getting a copy!

    -Brian

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