Kurzweil DIO-26Item ID: DIO26
8-channel Digital I/O Option for Kurzweil K2600
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Digital I/O Essentials for your K2600!The Digital Input/Output Option lets you send up to 8 channels of digital audio both in and out of the K2600 from/to the DMTi, via Kurzweil's KDS stream, or even from/to another K2600 or K2500. Audio coming into the Kurzweil via the DIO can be passed through any VAST and KDFX processing and mixed, if desired, with audio generated by the Kurzweil itself. The DIO also allows you to send two channels of Digital Audio via coax (XLR) or optical jacks, in AES/EBU or SPDIF formats.
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Painful to install, but very worthy.
by Steven Regan from Pittsburgh, PA.The DIO26 (Digital Input/Output) does exactly what's expected of it. It allows you to send & receive digital sound to & from the K2600 (series). Furthermore, if you have the sampling opti... read more [+]on installed but NOT the DIO26, then that means you have an optical output, which sends out digital sound which has been internally resampled by the unit in analog, and then converted back into digital again, like re-microwaved food. Well, with the DIO26 upgrade, your digital sound stays in its native digital format the whole time with no conversions, due to the instrument's new ability to digitally sample (or in this case MONITOR) itself, combined with it's new ability to digitally output sound. How sweet is THAT, eh?!?
July 1, 2004
I would warn you though - that the installation process can be a bit difficult and confusing at times, if you're not so well-versed in the technical field. It's a LOT more in-depth than installing the ROM options. For the MOST part, you should be ok if you're really good at following instructions. Yet, I DID notice something misleading in the section for keyboard-model installation, where they tell you to use these 3/16 inch hexagonal standoff screws. I tried it the way they the manual said, but the standoff screws only got in the way, so I had to get rid of them. I imagine they might be used for rack-model installation only, yet that's not what the manual tells you.
So if you were still window-shopping, and had not purchased a K2600 yet, but let's say you're here because you're in the process of checking out the available upgrade options BEFORE-HAND (because you're SMART), then I would recommend that you buy the DIO26 WITH your instrument, and see if you can get Kurzweil to install it FOR you. Your instrument will cost more if you buy it with a DIO26 (obviously), but it'll be worth it. close [-]
Carter, Mattaponi, VA