Manuals

:quelle | Quick Start Guide

We will show you how easy it is to setup your new Dante enabled headphone amplifier KLANG:quelle. With these 6 simple steps, we will guide you through Dante tools installation and audio routing so that you can enjoy listening to your music with your favourite pair of headphones in a quality you have never experienced before.

Downloads

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:quelle 19″ :quelle (compact) Dante Firmware

What you need

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    1. PC or Mac (with Ethernet port or adaptor)
    2. KLANG:quelle + Power Supply
    3. Network cable
    4. Dante Virtual Soundcard
    5. Dante Controller
    6. Music Player and tunes on your computer

:quelle | overview

KLANG:quelle is available in either a compact house (approx ⅓ of 19″ rack mount format) and in a 19″ rack mount with 8 additional XLR line level outputs.

The front has Volume Control knobs, TRS (tip ring sleeve) jack connectors (stereo, 6.3mm), a Gain switch (–12dB | 0dB | +12dB) and a signal strength LED (green/red) for each of the four independent stereo headphone channels.

On the back side, KLANG:quelle is equipped with a network connector that hooks up to any standard RJ45 Ethernet cable or to a locking Neutrik EtherCON connector. It can be powered by either Power over Ethernet (PoE) or by an external switching DC power supply (included). LEDs indicate whether power is available on PoE or via DC power supply. The Link/Act LED indicates a network connection and will flash whenever data is being transmitted.

KLANG:quelle front and rear view

6 Steps

Step 1 | Install Dante Tools

  1. Connect your computer to the Internet
  2. Visit www.audinate.com /products/software/dante-controller
  3. Download the free Dante Controller for your Operating System and install it.

Step 2 | Sound Source

If you are using another Dante enabled product to stream audio, proceed directly with Step 3.

  1. OPEN www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-virtual-soundcard
  2. Purchase & Download & Install Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS)
  3. OPEN DVS and click on Start
  4. Set DVS as your default sound cardClick START in the Dante Virtual Soundcard. The number of audio channels and the device latency can only be modified when the DVS is stopped.
  5. Start your DAW or audio player
The number of Audio Channels and the device’s Dante Latency can only be modified when the DVS is stopped.

Step 3 | Connect Device

  1. Connect external power supply if your network does not already offer Power over Ethernet (PoE).
  2. Connect CAT5e/CAT6 network cable to KLANG:quelle and to your computer or Dante enabled product/network.

Step 4 | Sampling Rate

  1. Open Dante Controller.
  2. Go to Routing tab and double click on your sound source. Go to DEVICE CONFIG tab and choose preferred sampling rate.
  3. Close the window.
  4. Now do the same for KLANG:quelle and use the same sampling rate.
Dante subscriptions / routing can only be made if source and receiver run at the same sampling rate.

Step 5 | Routing

Connect (stereo) audio stream from sound source to KLANG:quelle Out Left and Right.

Read more on how to route audio between Dante products.

Step 6 | Enjoy Listening

Connect your favourite headphones and adjust gain and volume control.

Congratulations, you are ready to enjoy crystal clear audio with KLANG:quelle!

Technical Data

Dante

Audinate® Dante™ is a sophisticated audio network protocol for the professional transmission of audio with a multitude of channels, high sampling rates and it can also provide redundancy.

Avoid transmitting unnessary data on the Dante network e.g. by SHARING BIG CHUNKS OF DATA BETWEEN COMPUTERS TO ENSURE HIGHEST STABILITY FOR THE AUDIO NETWORK.
Some Network routers, switches or WiFi access points can only operate with 100MBIT/S AND NOT GIGABIT AS RECOMMENDED FOR DANTE BY AUDINATE! This limits the maximum number of audio channels on the network and might increase the minimum latency as well.
USE HIGH CLASS NETWORK CABLES WITH CAT6 COMPATIBILITY AND PREFER NEUTRIK ETHERCON CONNECTORS OR SIMILIAR TO AVOID UNWANTED DISCONNECTS.
For Dante Virtual Soundcard: Make sure the network connector is green and shows 1G indicating a Gigabit connection. It does not work properly with 100 MBit/s. In case you have 100 Mbit, modify the network cable connection to connect you computer directly to KLANG:quelle.

Dimension and Weight

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:quelle compact

Weight: 0.9 kg
Size (W/H/D): 12 / 4.5 / 19 cm

:quelle 19″

Weight: 2.9 kg
Size (W/H/D): 44.5/4.5/18.5 cm
Front panel (width): 48.5 cm
1 rack unit – gap between rack bolts (W/H): 46.5/3.5 cm

Power

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  • Maximum Power Consumption: 15 W
  • 52 BTU/hr
  • This device falls into 802.3af (802.3at Type 1) “PoE” class and does NOT require PoE+ switches. To name only a few examples, Cisco SG300-10P, SG350 or Netgear JGS516PE, GS324TP, are both suitable to power several KLANG:quelle at once.

Audio Specifications Headphone TRS Outputs

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Max. Voltage +20 dBu at 0 dBFS
Max. channel current 130 mA
Max. Power 25 dBm
Output impedance < 0.1 Ohm

DAC Latency

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  • 10.4 samples @ single speed rates – 0.22ms @ 48kHz
  • 6.15 samples @ double speed rates – 0.13ms @ 96kHz
  • 7.1 samples @ quad speed rates – 0.04ms @192kHz

Warnings & Precautions

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  • To reduce the danger of electrical shock, DO NOT remove covers. There are no user serviceable parts inside KLANG products. Please refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. DO NOT handle the power cord with wet or moist hands! Class I device: Connect only to main socket outlets with protective earth. Unplug main power cord to ensure an all-pole disconnection. Keep main power socket easily accessible at all times.
  • DO NOT expose this device to rain, water or other types of liquid or moisture (incl. splashing or dripping, dew or fog). Never place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, bottles or glasses on or near the device.
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F). Avoid exposing this device to sources of heat.
  • Using any audio system at high volume levels can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Set your system volume as low as possible. Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive sound pressure levels.

Compliance

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This device has been tested and found to comply with the requirements defined in: EN55103-1:2009, EN 55103-2: 2009, EN 55022:2006/CISPR 22:1997, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22:02 and FCC 47 CFR, Part 15.

Safety

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EN 60065, 7th Edition, Rev.: 09/21/2012; CAN/CSAC22.2 No. 60065:03 (R2012). RoHS Compliant and Pb-Free.

WEEE – Recycling

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According to RL2002/96/EG (WEEE – Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) electronic equipment has to be recycled and does not belong in the standard waste. If you are unsure how to recycle this product please contact us and we will recycle the device for you.

FAQ

Dante

Find a detailed guide to Dante here: www.klang.com/dante

How can I revert a fixed / static Dante IP?

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I cannot see my KLANG device in Dante Controller… You have probably configured you Dante module for a static / fixed IP address and you need to discover the unit’s IP address and revert it to factory defaults. Please check our <a href=”http://klang.com/blog/reset-dante/”>dedicated guide to recover Dante devices.</a>

How can I update the Audinate Dante firmware?

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You will find a step by step guide in our blog here…

Can I use a different word clock source for the Dante network?

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Yes. Dante has the great advantage that it takes care of audio clocking almost automatically. If you use e.g. KLANG:vier with an ADAT input or KLANG:fabrik with ADAT or MADI or external Wordclock, or KLANG:vokal with MADI and you want to integrate the KLANG devices to a Dante network the clock has to be configured manually.

Set the KLANG devices to the clock source of your choice. In Dante Controller tweak the clock settings of this KLANG device in the “Clock Status” tab. Enable the “sync to external” and “preferred master/leader” for this unit. Now, the internal clock of the KLANG device will feed the entire Dante network and you can route audio from your KLANG processor e.g. to a :quelle or :kontroller.

Make sure the KLANG processors are not set back to Dante as the clock master in before unchecking the “sync to external” setting again. Otherwise, you will end up with the clock loop.

 

What is Dante?

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Dante is a proprietary audio over IP (AoIP) network protocol developed by the company Audinate. It is extremely versatile, robust due to redundancy features and still easy to use. Instead of analog multicores and several digital interface cables with Dante hundreds of channels of audio with high fidelity sound (24 or 32 bit, 44.1–192kHz) can be transmitted over hundreds of meters with only one network cable and maybe a second one for seamless redundancy.

Most manufacturers in the field of digital mixing consoles have already incorporated Dante into their products e.g. by supplying expansion cards. Among them Yamaha, DiGiCo, Soundcraft, SSL, PreSonus, Midas through Klarkteknik converter, Behringer and many many more. Converters between digital formats or to analog inputs and outputs are available in various configurations. DAD/NTP, Focusrite, Auvitran are just a few offering great connectivity possibilities.

Since 2015, Audinate’s Dante modules can be firmware updated to offer AES67 support enabling network audio connectivity to an ever wider range of products.

Dante Headphone Amp

What kind of network switches work with Dante?

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Generally, managed switches with deactivated EEE are preferred for Dante networks.

Follow this guide to find the features you need.

How can I revert a fixed / static Dante IP?

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I cannot see my KLANG device in Dante Controller… You have probably configured you Dante module for a static / fixed IP address and you need to discover the unit’s IP address and revert it to factory defaults.

Please check our <a href=”http://klang.com/blog/reset-dante/”>dedicated guide to recover Dante devices.</a>

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What kind of network switches work with Dante?

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Generally, managed switches with deactivated EEE are preferred for Dante networks.

Follow this guide to find the features you need.

Which Sampling Rates are supported?

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KLANG:vier can receive (Dante and ADAT comp.) and transmit (Dante) audio with 44.1 and 48kHz.

KLANG:fabrik can receive and transmit digitial audio (Dante, MADI, ADAT comp.) with single speed sampling rages 44.1/48kHz and double speed sampling rates 88.2/96kHz. At double speed, ADAT comp. inputs and outputs use SMUX format. MADI input can receive 28/32channel with high frame rate and SMUX. Transmit is always high frame rate with 32 channels.

KLANG:quelle can receive Dante audio with 44.1/48kHz, 88.2/96kHz and 176.4/192kHz.

KLANG:vokal, DMI-KLANG and :kontroller and :konductor can work with 48kHz and 96kHz and offer the exact same channel count / mix count with both sample rates.

 

How can I revert a fixed / static Dante IP?

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I cannot see my KLANG device in Dante Controller… You have probably configured you Dante module for a static / fixed IP address and you need to discover the unit’s IP address and revert it to factory defaults.

Please check our <a href=”http://klang.com/blog/reset-dante/”>dedicated guide to recover Dante devices.</a>

How can I connect digital audio interfaces and consoles?

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KLANG:vier offers ADAT, Dante/AES67 interfacing. KLANG:fabrik offers optionally MADI and is a versatile audio format router.

A detailed overview of further audio standards and possible converters to connect 3rd party equipment to KLANG products is shown on our blog here…

How can I update the Audinate Dante firmware?

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You will find a step by step guide in our blog here…

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