Wave Music Home
ReleasesCommunityYour OrderWave Music
ArtistsEventsDJ MixesShop

Wave Music Home


Home
About Us
Labels
Distributed Labels
Links




Search


Adv. Search



Subscribe


Email






Go Back   Wave Music Community Board > Tech Talk for Gearheads

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-12-2014, 07:49 PM
herbalpudding herbalpudding is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 100
Klark Teknik DN360 - Power Supply Issue

I know this is not the preferred graphic EQ of the Wave board, but I'm sure some folks here will know more about this KT unit than I do.

I was spinning at home where I use the KT DN360, and I suddenly heard a very loud 'pop' while I was mixing. I jumped it was so loud. My speakers were okay but the EQ was no longer working and the power light was off. One nice feature of the KT unit is that it functions as a neutral pass-thru even when there's no power to it, so I do still get sound through my system -- just not equalized.

Anyway, I unplugged everything and took a look at the fuse. It looked fine but I wasn't positive. To be 100% sure I ordered new fuses from Mouser thinking that would fix the problem, but it didn't. Still no power. I tried swapping the power cable with another one, and that didn't help either. I moved it to another outlet, and still no dice.

If I completely disconnect power to the unit and then re-plug it in, the power light flashes for a millisecond before it goes out again. But I can't get power to the unit.

Anyone have any suggestions or recommend someone in the US to contact about this? It looks like the KT service dept is located in Las Vegas now, so I do plan to call them.

Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-13-2014, 08:26 AM
pbellsound pbellsound is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: NEW YORK CITY
Posts: 642
Where are you located?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2014, 01:45 PM
herbalpudding herbalpudding is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 100
Detroit for now.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2014, 06:17 PM
herbalpudding herbalpudding is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 100
I just spoke to the service rep, it looks like I figured out my problem. When I opened the box I didn't notice there were two more fuses inside, and sure enough, one of them looks like it was blown.

Another Mouser order, and I think (fingers crossed) I will be back in business.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-14-2014, 07:30 AM
pbellsound pbellsound is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: NEW YORK CITY
Posts: 642
Sounds like KT will take care of you. If you were around NYC, I had a repair shop for you.

However, fuses usually blow when there's other problems. I fear you'll replace the blown fuse just to have it blow again.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2014, 12:36 PM
herbalpudding herbalpudding is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 100
If you don't mind me asking, what other problems typically lie at the root of the issue?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2014, 07:38 AM
pbellsound pbellsound is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: NEW YORK CITY
Posts: 642
Fuses in this type of gear are for the power supply. Under normal operating conditions, the current draw isn't high enough to blow the fuse. When something goes wrong (in the power supply) it'll draw more current and blow the fuse. Let's say the power transformer or rectifiers have shorted, and there was no fuse to open and remove the power, a fire would occur.

This is why fuses are called "protection".

Your fuse blew because something else has gone wrong and it did it's job by opening and removing power from the power supply.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-17-2014, 12:10 AM
DSA.audio's Avatar
DSA.audio DSA.audio is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: hoodoo audio heaven
Posts: 1,334
Agreed... there may be signs of failure of you look closely...
Sometimes it's not so easy...
__________________
.............................

the Mistick Krewe account is temp. disabled,


forgive the ressurection of DSA.audio please...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2014, 03:21 PM
herbalpudding herbalpudding is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 100
Thanks for the heads up. My building has had some electrical issues, so perhaps I will call an electrician to make sure everything is okay on that end.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-21-2014, 10:45 AM
herbalpudding herbalpudding is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 100
Well, Paul was right. The new fuses burnt out right away when I swapped them into the unit. On the advice of KT tech support, I tried unplugging the ribbon cable connecting the front PCB to the rear connection PCB and turning the unit back on. That burnt out the same fuse.

Looks like something more serious is going on with this unit. I might be out of my depth here -- might be time to throw it on eBay and call it a day.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.0.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2006 Wave Music


© Wave Entertainment Group, Inc.