K-framework Manual Ver. 2.6 - K
Ver 2.6
K-framework 2
User Guide
English
System requirements
Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB
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TABLE of CONTENTS
1. software installation and settings................................... 5
1.1 installation..................................................................................... 5
1.2 USB - rs485 connection settings........................................................ 5
1.3 dante connection settings............................................................... 7
1.4 discovery ....................................................................................... 8
2. KA84/KA24 Amplifier section................................................ 9
2.1 OUTPUT CONFIGURATION...................................................................... 9
2.2 ROUTING.........................................................................................10
2.3 INPUT............................................................................................. 11
2.4 OUTPUT.......................................................................................... 11
2.5 delay............................................................................................. 12
2.6 GAIN............................................................................................... 12
2.7 configuration................................................................................ 13
2.7.1 ID SETTING........................................................................................ 13
2.7.2 firmware update............................................................................. 13
2.7.3 LCD SETTINGS.................................................................................... 14
2.7.4 KA-POT1 settings............................................................................. 14
2.8 device presets................................................................................ 15
2.9 CHANNEL presets............................................................................. 15
3. KA14 Amplifier section........................................................ 16
3.1 OUTPUT CONFIGURATION..................................................................... 16
3.2 ROUTING......................................................................................... 17
3.3 INPUT............................................................................................. 18
3.4 OUTPUT........................................................................................... 18
3.5 device presets................................................................................ 19
3.6 CHANNEL presets............................................................................. 19
3.7 configuration............................................................................... 20
3.7.1 ID SETTING....................................................................................... 20
3.7.2 firmware update............................................................................ 20
3.7.3 LCD SETTINGS.................................................................................... 21
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4. Portable SECTION.............................................................. 22
4.1 INPUT............................................................................................. 22
4.2 OUTPUT......................................................................................... 23
4.3 ROUTING........................................................................................ 23
4.4 delay............................................................................................ 24
4.5 device presets............................................................................... 24
4.6 configuration............................................................................... 25
5. Portable MARK I SECTION.................................................... 26
5.1 OUTPUT CONFIGURATION.................................................................... 26
5.2 ROUTING........................................................................................ 27
5.3 INPUT............................................................................................ 28
5.4 OUTPUT......................................................................................... 28
5.5 delay............................................................................................ 29
5.6 configuration............................................................................... 29
5.7 device presets............................................................................... 30
5.8 CHANNEL presets............................................................................ 30
6. concert SECTION................................................................ 31
6.1 INPUT.............................................................................................. 31
6.2 general.........................................................................................32
6.3 from ease focus to the k-framework.............................................. 33
6.3.1 FIR calculation...............................................................................33
6.3.2 fir order - KH5 suspended..............................................................35
6.3.3 fir order - kh5 stacked..................................................................35
6.3.4 fir order - kh3/kh2 suspended........................................................36
6.3.5 fir order - kh3/kh2 stacked............................................................36
6.4 configuration................................................................................37
6.4.1 ID SETTING........................................................................................37
6.4.2 firmware update.............................................................................37
6.4.3 LCD SETTINGS...................................................................................38
7. BLUeline SECTION................................................................ 39
7.1 configuration................................................................................ 39
7.2 MIXER WINDOW................................................................................ 40
7.3 cHANNEL PRESET POP UP WINDOW........................................................ 41
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7.4. cHANNEL EQ WINDOW........................................................................42
7.5 cHANNEL compressor WINDOW...........................................................42
7.6 output WINDOW............................................................................. 43
8. PICCOLO SECTION................................................................. 44
8.1 Configuration............................................................................... 44
8.2 user............................................................................................. 45
9. GROUPS.............................................................................. 46
10. virtual workspace sync.................................................. 49
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1. software installation and settings
1.1 installation
o download your free K-framework software, visit the K-array Software page at:
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http://www.k-array.com/software_download
Download the latest version, decompress the .zip file and extract the installer file. Follow the installation
instructions.
1.2 USB - rs485 connection settings
In order to communicate with a network of K-array devices through RS485 protocol, proceed as follows:
1. C
heck that all the K-array devices in the network have different ID numbers (see your device’s User
Guide for details). We suggest that you set single or double digit ID numbers from 1 up to the number
of devices in your network. This will create a faster communication with your computer.
2. S
witch off all the devices in the network and connect one of them to a USB port of your computer
using a USB cable or a XLR cable (K-USB accessory required). Then switch on all the devices.
3. N
ext, check the number of the COM port you are using to communicate with the devices through
RS485. To do this, open the Control Panel menu from the Start Menu or My Computer. Open the
Device Manager from the Control Panel and expand the Ports menu. Check the USB Serial Port number.
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4. O
pen the K-Framework software and go to Settings > RS485 Settings. Select the correct COM Port
number.
5. O
n the same page, insert the Max Devices number that has to be equal or greater than the maximum
ID number used on the devices connected in the network. We suggest not to set a value much higher
than the maximum ID number used because this may reduce the communication speed between the
K-framework and the devices.
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1.3 dante connection settings
The K-DANTE accessory can send both the audio signal and the control data to a network of K-array
devices using a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable. Please refer to the K-DANTE User Guide for further details.
In order to communicate with a network of K-array devices through DANTE protocol, proceed as follows:
1. Check that all the K-array devices in the network have different ID numbers (see your device’s User
Guide for details). We suggest that you set single or double digit ID numbers from 1 and up to the
number of devices in your network. This will create a faster communication with your computer.
2. C
onnect your computer to the network with a standard CAT5e or CAT6 cable.
3. O
pen the K-framework software and go to Settings > DANTE Connection Settings. Insert the Max
Devices number that has to be equal to or greater than the maximum ID number used on the devices
connected in the network. We suggest not to set a value much higher than the maximum ID number
used, because this may reduce the communication speed between the K-framework and the devices.
This page shows also the IP number of your Ethernet networking interface and a list of all DANTEenabled devices found in the network.
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1.4 discovery
1. A
fter adjusting the setting as showed in the previous paragraphs, press the Discovery button and the
software will search the network and list all the speakers found, adding them to the Network Browser
window on the left.
Note: pressing Discovery, the software will find both the devices
connected via USB-RS485 and via DANTE
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rag and drop each device into the workspace and arrange them in an easy-to-work disposition using
the tools Bring to Front/Back, Align Vertical/Bottom/Horizontal and Dist Horiz/Dist Vert.
The devices loaded are now ready to be configured.
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2. KA84/KA24 Amplifier section
Follow the instructions in Section 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window, then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window into the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol
to access a device’s settings.
2.1 OUTPUT CONFIGURATION
First, click on Output Conf to set which speakers are connected to the device’s outputs. This step
is extremely important because the DSP will automatically adjust all settings (limiters, crossover,
equalization) to match the requirements for the speakers connected..
For each output channel, select the model
and the number of speakers connected to
it, then specify which speakers they are
paired with.
For instance, if you want to run two midhigh speakers (e.g. two KP102) with an
output channel and a subwoofer (e.g. a
KMT21P) with another one, you’ll have to
specify that the KP102 is paired with the
KMT21P and the KMT21P is paired with the
KP102. The DSP will load automatically
the crossover settings to obtain a perfect
match between the speakers.
Warning: If you are using speakers with selectable impedance, pay
attention to set the value indicated on the Configuration page!
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If you also want a perfect volume balance between the paired speakers, select Level Balancing. This
function aligns the output volume of the paired speakers, offering the possibility to get a balanced
equalization also when loudspeaker models are very different in power.
Level Bal. OFF
Level Bal. ON
paired with
KZ10
KMT18P
paired with
KU36
KK102
Level Balancing
TIP: The Level Balancing option is not always the best choice. Sometimes
a perfect level balance between the lows and the mid-highs is not needed.
In that case, leave the Level Balancing option unchecked.
2.2 ROUTING
The Routing page allows users to manage the routing of the four input channels to the four output
channels.
Users can choose the physical input
for channels 1 and 2: XLR is the
analog input while AES is the digital
input. Each input can be routed to any
amplifier power output.
The audio signals routed to the outputs
A1 and/or A2 can also be routed to the
DSP Out XLR connector if the DSPOUT
box is checked. DSP Out is the analog
XLR output that can be enabled
pressing the DSP Out switch located
on the amplifier panel.
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2.3 INPUT
The Input page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the four input channels
independently. Three parametric EQ are available on each channel. All changes can be copied
and pasted to other channels.
2.4 OUTPUT
The Output page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the four output channels independently.
Six parametric EQ are available on each channel. It’s also possible to reverse the polarity of a channel.
All changes can be copied and pasted to other channels.
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2.5 delay
The Delay page allows users to set delays for the four output channels (up to 3.5m) and for Channel
3 and Channel 4 input channels (up to 114m).
2.6 GAIN
The Gain page allows users to manage the input gain of the four analog channels. Any changes on
this page will not affect the input gain of the digital channels. Please note that the gains on this page
correlate with the gains on the Input Channel page.
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2.7 configuration
The Configuration page allows users to change the name of the device, change the ID number, check
the status of the amplifier, update the firmware, manage the LCD screen of the amplifier and adjust
the KA-POT settings.
2.7.1 ID SETTING
To change the ID number of the device, choose one of the available IDs in the drop down menu. Make
sure there are no units in the network that share the same ID.
2.7.2 firmware update
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update. We
recommend to always be updated with the latest release.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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2.7.3 LCD SETTINGS
LCD On/Off: When LCD Off is selected, the LCD is switched off and can be reactivated only by
connecting a computer and selecting LCD On on this page.
Mixer On/Off: When Mixer On is selected, the LCD will show the Gain section where users can
adjust the four input gains. No other functions are accessible to the end user when
Mixer On is selected. To go back to the Home page in the LCD, connect a computer
and select Mixer Off on this page.
Screen Lock/Unlock: W
hen Screen Lock is enabled, the LCD screen turns black and no functions are
accessible to the user until the screen is unlocked by connecting a computer and
selecting Screen Unlock on this page. The name of the device is shown on the
black LCD screen when locked.
LCD Blink: When this option is enabled, the LCD will start blinking.
Auto Power Off: The Auto Power Off Enable box toggles the LCD auto-dim. When auto-dim is
active, the LCD on the device will automatically turn off 60 seconds after the last
touch. Touching the LCD will reactivate it.
2.7.4 KA-POT1 settings
KA-POT1 allows users to control input and output channel levels with a potentiometer installed in a
standard box for switches. It is possible to connect up to two independent KA-POT1 devices to each
amplifier in order to control two independent levels (see the KA24/KA84 User Guide for further details).
If one or two KA-POT1 accessories are connected to the amplifier, users can assign the channel levels to
be controlled by each KA-POT1. In the example shown below, the KA-POT Number 1 controls the gain
of both Input Channel 1 and Input Channel 2, and KA-POT1 Number 2 controls the gain of all the output
channels. Users can also set the range of values controlled by the KA-POT1. Press Assign for any changes
to be applied.
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2.8 device presets
The Device Presets page allows users to manage the available presets stored onboard. Users can save
their own presets in the empty slots.
2.9 CHANNEL presets
As shown in Paragraph 2.1, users must fill out the Configuration page with the number and the
model of all the speakers connected to each output channel. If a new K-array model is introduced to
the market, a new version of the framework, including the new model which will appear in the PC
Preset window of the Channel Presets page, will be released. On that page, select the new model
and click Merge. This way, the new model will be loaded on board and it will be available also in the
Configuration page accessible from the onboard touch screen.
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3. KA14 Amplifier section
Follow the instructions in Section 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window, then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window into the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol
to access a device’s settings.
3.1 OUTPUT CONFIGURATION
First, click on Output Conf to set which speakers are connected to the device’s outputs. This step
is extremely important because the DSP will automatically adjust all settings (limiters, crossover,
equalization) to match the requirements for the speakers connected..
For each output channel, select the model
and the number of speakers connected to
it, then specify which speakers they are
paired with.
For instance, if you want to run two midhigh speakers (e.g. two KT2) with an output
channel and a subwoofer (e.g. a KU26) with
another one, you’ll have to specify that
the KT2 is paired with the KU26 and the
KU26 is paired with the KT2. The DSP will
load automatically the crossover settings
to obtain a perfect match between the
speakers.
Warning: If you are using speakers with selectable impedance, pay
attention to set the value indicated on the Configuration page!
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If you also want a perfect volume balance between the paired speakers, select Level Balancing. This
function aligns the output volume of the paired speakers, offering the possibility to get a balanced
equalization also when loudspeaker models are very different in power.
Level Bal. OFF
Level Bal. ON
paired with
KZ10
KU210
paired with
KU44
KK52
Level Balancing
TIP: The Level Balancing option is not always the best choice. Sometimes
a perfect level balance between the lows and the mid-highs is not needed.
In that case, leave the Level Balancing option unchecked.
3.2 ROUTING
The KA14 features two independent input processing channels (CH1 and CH2) and four independent
output processing channels (A1, A2, B1, B2).
The physical inputs (XLR IN1, XLR IN2, RCA L and RCA R) can be assigned to any input processing
channel thanks to the Input Patch. In the Input Patch, it is also possible to assign any physical input
to any RCA output (RCA OUT L or RCA OUT R). The two processing channels can be routed to any
output channel (A1, A2, B1, B2) thanks to the Output Patch.
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3.3 INPUT
The Input page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the two input channels independently.
Four parametric EQ are available on each channel. All changes can be copied and pasted to other
channels.
3.4 OUTPUT
The Output page allows users to adjust the level of the four output channels. It’s also possible to
reverse the polarity of a channel and add a delay on the outputs B1 and B2.
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3.5 device presets
The Device Presets page allows users to manage the available presets stored on board. Users can save
their own presets in the empty slots.
3.6 CHANNEL presets
As shown in Paragraph 2.1, users must fill out the Configuration page with the number and the model
of all the speakers connected to each output channel. If a new K-array model is introduced to the
market, a new version of the K-framework, including the new model which will appear in the PC
Preset window of the Channel Presets page, will be released. On that page, select the new model
and click Merge. This way, the new model will be loaded on board and it will be available also in the
Configuration page accessible from the onboard touch screen.
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3.7 configuration
The Configuration page allows users to change the name of the device, change the ID number, check
the status of the amplifier, update the firmware and manage the LCD screen of the amplifier.
3.7.1 ID SETTING
To change the ID number of the device, choose one of the available IDs in the drop down menu. Make
sure there are no units in the network that share the same ID.
3.7.2 firmware update
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update. We
recommend to always be updated with the latest release.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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3.7.3 LCD SETTINGS
LCD On/Off: When LCD Off is selected, the LCD is switched off and can be reactivated only by
connecting a computer and selecting LCD On on this page.
Mixer On/Off: When Mixer On is selected, the LCD will show the Gain section where users can
adjust the four input gains. No other functions are accessible to the end user when
Mixer On is selected. To go back to the Home page in the LCD, connect a computer
and select Mixer Off on this page.
Screen Lock/Unlock: W
hen Screen Lock is enabled, the LCD screen turns black and no functions are
accessible to the user until the screen is unlocked by connecting a computer and
selecting Screen Unlock on this page. The name of the device is shown on the
black LCD screen when locked.
LCD Blink: When this option is enabled, the LCD will start blinking.
Auto Power Off: The Auto Power Off Enable box toggles the LCD auto-dim. When auto-dim is
active, the LCD on the device will automatically turn off 60 seconds after the last
touch. Touching the LCD will reactivate it.
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4. Portable SECTION
This section is relevant to all discontinued Portable Systems that can be managed by the K-Framework
software: KMT12, KMT18, KMT21, KF12MT and KRM33. If you own a new product within the Portable
Systems family (KMT12 I, KMT18 I, KMT21 I) please refer to Chapter 4.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window to the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol
to access the device’s settings.
4.1 INPUT
The Input page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the four input channels (IN1 and IN2
are analog inputs while DIG3 and DIG4 are AES/EBU digital signal inputs). Three parametric EQs are
available on each channel.
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4.2 OUTPUT
The Output page allows users to independently manage the EQ and the gain of the available output
channels. Six parametric EQs are available on each channel. The Polarity button in the bottom left
corner allows users to invert the channel polarity.
4.3 ROUTING
The Routing page allows users to manage the routing of the four input channels to the subwoofer, the
speaker output and the XLR output (labeled DSP Out on the amplifier panel).
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4.4 delay
The Delay page allows users to set the delays (up to 3.5m) on the available output channels
independently. A main delay (up to 114m) is also available, affecting all output channels.
4.5 device presets
The Device Presets page allows users to manage the available presets stored on board. Users can
save their own presets in the empty slots.
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4.6 configuration
The Configuration page allows users to change the name of the device, update the firmware and
switch the LCD screen on and off (Blink Mode is also available).
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update.
The Auto Power Off Enable box toggles the LCD auto-dim. When auto-dim is active, the LCD on the
device will automatically turn off 60 seconds after the last touch. Touching the LCD will reactivate it.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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5. Portable MARK I SECTION
This section is relevant to all the devices in the new Portable Systems family which can be managed by
the K-Framework software: KMT12 Mark I, KMT18 Mark I, KMT21 Mark I and KMT218.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window to the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol to
access the device’s settings.
5.1 OUTPUT CONFIGURATION
First, click on Output Conf to set the speaker model connected to the speaker output. This step
is extremely important because the DSP will automatically adjust all settings (limiters, crossover,
equalization) to match the requirements for the speakers connected.
NOTE:
If you are using speakers with selectable
impedance, pay attention to set the
value indicated on the Configuration
page!
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To obtain a perfect volume balance between the paired speakers, select Level Balancing. This function
aligns the output volume of the paired speakers, offering the possibility for balanced equalization even
when loudspeaker models differ in power.
Level Bal. OFF
Level Bal. ON
paired with
KZ10
KMT18
paired with
KMT12
KY102
Level Balancing
TIP: The Level Balancing option is not always the best choice. Sometimes
a perfect level balance between the lows and the mid-highs is not needed.
In this case, leave the Level Balancing option unchecked.
5.2 ROUTING
The Routing page allows users to manage the routing of the four input channels to the subwoofer,
the speaker output and the XLR output (labeled DSP Out on the amplifier panel).
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5.3 INPUT
The Input page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the four input channels independently
(IN1 and IN2 are analog inputs while DIG1 and DIG2 are AES/EBU digital signal inputs). Three
parametric EQ are available on each channel. All changes can be copied and pasted to other channels.
5.4 OUTPUT
The Output page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the subwoofer and the speakers
connected to the speaker output independently. Six parametric EQ are available on each channel.
It’s also possible to reverse the polarity of a channel. All changes can be copied and pasted to other
channels.
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5.5 delay
The Delay page allows users to set delays (up to 3.5m) for the subwoofer and the speaker output
independently. An additional delay (up to 114m) can be set on the analog inputs.
5.6 configuration
The Configuration page allows users to change the name of the device, update the firmware and
switch on and off the LCD screen situated on the amplifier panel (Blink Mode is also available).
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update.
The Auto Power Off Enable box toggles the LCD auto-dim. When auto-dim is active, the LCD on the
device will automatically turn off 60 seconds after the last touch. Touching the LCD will reactivate it.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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5.7 device presets
The Device Presets page allows users to manage the available presets stored on board. Users can save
their own presets in the empty slots.
5.8 CHANNEL presets
As shown in Paragraph 4.1, users must fill out the Configuration page with the model of the speakers
connected to the Speaker Output. If a new K-array model is introduced to the market, a new version
of the Framework, including the new model which will appear in the PC Preset window of the Channel
Presets page, will be released. On that page, select the new model and click Merge. This way, the
new model will be loaded on board and it will be available also in the Configuration page accessible
from the onboard touch screen.
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6. concert SECTION
This section is relevant to all the devices in the Concert Series family which can be managed by the
K-Framework software: KH5, KH3, KH2, KS5.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window to the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol to
access the device’s settings.
6.1 INPUT
The Input page allows users to manage the EQ and the gain of the input signal. Height parametric EQ
are available. When you are working with a cluster composed of more then one unit, we recommend
to not tune the speakers individually. Use the Group function to tune the whole cluster at once (see
Chapter 8).
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6.2 general
The General page allows users to manage the routing of the four inputs channels, to add a delay, to
load the FIR filters calculated with the EASE Focus software and to switch ON/OFF the LED situated
at the front of the speakers.
In the Routing section, press Enable to activate the corresponding audio input. IN1 and IN2 are the
analog inputs while AES1 and AES2 are the AES/EBU digital signal inputs.
In the Delay section, users can insert a delay up to 114m.
In the Upload FIR section (not available for the KS5), select FIR1 or FIR2 (KH5 only) to load a FIR filter
calculated by EASE Focus and saved on your computer. Please note that the KH2 and the KH3 can
load only one FIR filter per device while the KH5 can load two FIR filters per device. Press Enable to
upload the filter into the device.
In the next Paragraph we explain in detail how to export the FIR filters from the EASE Focus software.
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Did you notice the LED and MUTE buttons situated
at the top of the device’s icon in the Workspace?
You can use them to switch on/off the LED and to
mute/unmute the speaker.
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6.3 from ease focus to the k-framework
EASE Focus 3 is an advanced acoustic simulation software which calculates the optimal FIR filters to
load into our products to get the best results in terms of flat frequency response, even coverage and
maximum SPL on the whole audience area.
o download your free EASE Focus 3 software, visit the K-array Software Download page located at:
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http://www.k-array.com/software_download.
We recommend to carefully read the EASE Focus’s User Guide. Open the software and press F1 or
go to Help > User Guide to open the guide.
In this paragraph we explain briefly how to calculate and export the FIR Filters to load into the KH5,
KH3 and KH2 units.
6.3.1 FIR calculation
1. First design your venue and insert the cluster of speakers.
IMPORTANT
Make sure to download the latest System Definition files (.gll) from our
website and import them into the EASE Focus Library.
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lick on the Calculate FIR Preset window. Set your preferences and click Start. The preferences
shown in the picture below are a good starting point.
3. S
elect Export FIR File to save the FIR Filters to your computer. A pop-up window will ask for
parameters. Make sure to set them as shown in the picture below:
Sample Rate: 48 kHz, Number of Taps: 400 and DC Attenuation: None. Press Ok.
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4. C
hoose a base name for the files. All FIR filers will be saved with a nomenclature composed of the
base name and a number. When a cluster of KH5 units is suspended, Number 1 refers to the top
part of the first KH5 unit in the cluster, Number 2 refers to the bottom part of the first KH5 unit
in the cluster, Number 3 refers to the top part of the second KH5 unit in the cluster and so on.
When the KH5 cluster is stacked instead, Number 1 refers to the top part of the first KH5 unit in
the stack, i.e. the closest unit to the base. Number 2 refers to the bottom part of the same unit
and so on for the next ones. For KH3 and KH2, only one FIR is generated per unit. Again, when the
cluster is suspended, Number 1 refers to the closest speaker to the fly-bar (the top one) instead
when the cluster is stacked, Number 1 refers to the closest unit to the base (the bottom one)
6.3.2 fir order - KH5 suspended
1
2
3
4
5
6
6.3.3 fir order - kh5 stacked
5
6
3
4
1
2
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6.3.4 fir order - kh3/kh2 suspended
1
2
3
6.3.5 fir order - kh3/kh2 stacked
3
2
1
5. F
ollow the instructions in the previous paragraph to import the files into the K-Framework and
upload them onto the devices.
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6.4 configuration
The Configuration page allows users to change the name of the device, change the ID number, check
the status of the amplifier, update the firmware and manage the LCD screen of the amplifier.
6.4.1 ID SETTING
To change the ID number of the device, choose one of the available IDs in the drop down menu. Make
sure there are no units in the network that share the same ID.
6.4.2 firmware update
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update. We
recommend to always be updated with the latest release.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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6.4.3 LCD SETTINGS
LCD On/Off: When LCD Off is selected, the LCD is switched off and can be reactivated only by
connecting a computer and selecting LCD On on this page.
LCD Blink: When this option is enabled, the LCD will start blinking.
Auto Power Off: The Auto Power Off Enable box toggles the LCD auto-dim. When auto-dim is
active, the LCD on the device will automatically turn off 60 seconds after the last
touch. Touching the LCD will reactivate it.
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7. BLUeline SECTION
This section is relevant to all the products in the Blueline family: KB1 and KB1R. The KB1R features only
the Configuration and the Output pages while the KB1 features more functions, described in detail in the
following pages.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window to the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol
to access the device’s settings.
7.1 configuration
The Configuration page allows users to change the name of the device, update the firmware and
switch the LCD screen on and off (Blink Mode is also available).
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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7.2 MIXER WINDOW
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1) Channel Preset Name displays the name of the preset currently loaded on the channel.
2)Channel Preset Selector opens and closes the Channel Preset window (img. B).
3)EQ Window Button opens and closes the Channel EQ window (img. D).
4)Basic EQ allows users to set a basic equalization on the channel. Click the EQ Window Button to
access a more advanced parametric EQ.
5)Pan Knob locates the channel in the stereo field.
6)Aux Send Knob regulates the amount of pre-fader, post-EQ and post-compression signal sent to
the auxiliary output.
7)Fx Send Knob regulates the amount of post-fader signal sent to the effects processor.
8)Channel Volume Fader regulates the channel volume.
9)Compressor Window Button opens and closes the Channel Compressor window (see img. E).
10) PFL Switch Button activates and deactivates Pre-Fader Listening. When PFL is on, headphones
will only output the signals entering the channels where PFL is turned on, pre-fader, post-EQ and
post-compression.
11) Mute Button. When Mute is on, signals from that channel are not sent to output.
12) Channel Note displays an editable 8 characters text.
13) Mute All Button. When selected, no signal is sent to the output.
14) Headphones Volume Knob regulates the headphones output volume.
15) Speaker OFF Button enables and disables the master output.
16) Mono Button switches between stereo and mono mode. In mono mode, the same signal is sent to
the unit’s speakers and the Out R / D.I Out XLR output. Note: if D.I. Out is selected in the Output
tab, there is no difference between stereo or mono mode.
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17) FX to AUX Output Knob regulates the amount of effect to be sent to the auxillary output.
18) F X to Master Output Knob regulates the overall amount of effect to be sent to the master
output.
19) F X OFF Switch button enables and disables the effect sent to the master output. When the
button is pressed, the FX to Master Output Knob is set to minimum.
7.3 cHANNEL PRESET POP UP WINDOW
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1) Channel Preset Name displays the preset currently selected in the Channel Preset List.
2)Channel FX Type displays the type of effect selected on the mixer panel to match the preset
settings.
3)Channel Preset Owner displays the name of the author of the preset currently selected in the
Channel Preset List.
4)Channel Preset Description describes the preset currently selected in the Channel Preset List.
5)Channel Preset List details the presets available.
6)Delete Preset Button deletes the preset that is currently selected in the Channel Preset List
7)Save As Button opens the New Channel Preset window (img C).
8)Load Preset Button loads the preset that is currently selected in the Channel Preset List to the
selected channel.
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7.4. cHANNEL EQ WINDOW
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1) Filter Type Selectors select the type of filter from three options: Low Shelving, Peak/Notch and High
Shelving.
2)Filter Frequency Knob sets the central or corner frequency of the corresponding filter.
3)Filter Gain Knob sets the gain (positive or negative) of the corresponding filter.
4)Filter Q/Slope Knob sets the “Q” or “Slope” value of the corresponding filter.
5)EQ Graph shows the effect of the equalization on the signal frequency spectrum.
7.5 cHANNEL compressor WINDOW
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1) Compressor Type Drop Down Menu displays all the compressing
and limiting curves available on board for the user to chose
from.
2)Compressor Attack Knob regulates the compressor attack time.
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Compressor Hold Knob sets how long the compression will
stay on once the signal has fallen below the threshold.
4)Compressor Decay Knob regulates the compressor decay time.
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7.6 output WINDOW
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1) Out R / D.I OUT Mode Selector assigns the Right Channel or the pre-fader direct output of Channel
1 to the Out R / D.I Out XLR output on the mixer panel.
2)Coverage Selector sets the vertical coverage width of the system (10°-40°-60°).
3)L / Mono 3-band Parametric Equalizer allows user to equalize the speaker frequency response.
4)R / D.I Output 3-band Parametric Equalizer allows user to equalize the frequency response of R /
D.I. output.
5)AUX Output 3-band Parametric Equalizer allows user to equalize the frequency response of auxillary
output.
6)Filter Type Selector selects the type of filter from three options: Low Shelving, Peak/Notch and
High Shelving.
7)Filter Frequency Knob sets the central or corner frequency of the corresponding filter.
8)Filter Gain Knob sets the gain (positive or negative) of the corresponding filter.
9)Filter Q / Slope Knob sets the “Q” or “Slope” value of the corresponding filter.
10) Filter Graph shows the effect of the corresponding filter on the signal frequency spectrum.
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8. PICCOLO SECTION
This section is relevant to the Piccolo speaker.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 to load your devices into the Network Browser window then drag
and drop the devices from the Network Browser window to the workspace. Click on the wheel symbol
to access the device’s settings.
8.1 Configuration
The Configuration Page allows users to change the name of the device, update the firmware and
switch the LCD screen on and off (blink mode is also available).
To update the firmware, choose the desired option to load from the menu and press Update.
WARNING: Do not send any audio signals while the firmware is updating!
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8.2 user
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1) Filter Gain Fader sets the gain (positive or negative) of the corresponding filter.
2)EQ Graph shows the effect of the EQ on the signal frequency spectrum.
3)Mono Button switches between stereo and mono mode. In mono mode, the same signal is sent
to the two mid-high speakers. That can be very useful when users connect only the right or the
left XLR input: in stereo mode, only the right or the left mid-high speaker will play, while in mono
mode both speakers work playing the same signal. If both XLR inputs are connected, mono mode
causes both mid-high speakers playing a mix of the left and right channel.
4)EQ Bypass Button activates and deactivates the EQ. When the button is pressed, the EQ section
is bypassed.
5)XLR Volume Knob regulates the volume of the XLR input channels.
6)RCA Volume Knob regulates the volume of the RCA input channels.
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9. GROUPS
K-framework 2 features the possibility to manage a group of devices sharing the same channel settings
(Eq and gain). Instead of setting all channels individually, users are able to group them and adjust their
parameters at one time.
To group two or more devices loaded into the workspace together, follow the instructions below:
1. C
lick on the Groups icon under the Available Models window and select the group you want to create.
Drag and drop it into the workspace.
2. D
rag the devices you want to include in the group and drop into the Group icon. Pay careful attention
to drag the devices from the Drag label of the icon, as shown in the picture below.
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3. C
lick on the Group Tuning button in the bottom left corner of the workspace to access the group’s
settings.
4. C
hoose which input channels will share the same settings, then press the Group Channel button. A
pop-up window will inform you that the selected channels will be reset to flat.
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5. A
djust the Eq and the Gain settings. The changes will be applied to all the selected input channels.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for the output channels.
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10. virtual workspace sync
K-framework 2 features the possibility to create a virtual workspace offline and then sync the virtual
machines with the physical ones. In order for the virtual and physical machines to sync, they must share
the same firmware version. Make sure to have always the latest firmware version installed on the physical
machines.
To prepare your workspace offline and then sync the virtual machines to the physical ones, proceed as
follows:
1. Drag and drop the virtual units from the Available Models list to the workspace.
2. S
et the ID number for each unit so that it matches the ID that you set on the real devices. To do so,
click on the wheel symbol and go to the Configuration page.
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3. A
djust all the settings in the virtual device, including the loading of the FIR filters for the Concert Series
and the creation of Groups, then export the workspace. You can import it back when you connect the
physical devices to the computer.
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onnect the physical devices to the computer. Go to the Unit Matcher page (if you are unable see
that window, go to View > Unit Matcher. Here you can see which physical and virtual machines share
the same ID number. In the Mode column, users can specify if they want to load the virtual settings
into the physical machines (<) or if they want to import the settings from the physical machines to the
virtual ones in the workspace (>).
IMPORTANT
Ensure that the virtual machines and the physical ones share the same
firmware version.
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5. Press sync to transfer the settings from the virtual machines to the physical ones or vice versa.
5. The machines have been synchronized and are ready to play.
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in this manual. K-array s.u.r.l. reserves the right to make modifications without prior notice.
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