Klark Teknik introduces the DN 9696 High Resolution Recorder

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Extremely easy to use, simple to setup, standalone …….



The concert sound industry is constantly evolving. Bands and artists are increasingly being recorded for live CDs, DVDs, Internet releases and for general archive purposes; all are extremely valuable additional revenue streams for both the artist and service companies alike.
Secondly, with limited production rehearsals now being the norm, mix engineers require live recordings so that a “virtual sound check” can be performed. This removes the need to directly involve the artist, and all the associated additional expense and time that a traditional sound check or rehearsal process incurs. The “virtual sound check” also allows the mix engineer the time to fine tune his mix and use the full potential that digital console automation offers.
To help meet the concert sound industry’s requirements, Klark Teknik has engineered an extremely easy to use, simple to setup, standalone hard disk recorder – the DN9696. This High Resolution Audio Recorder offers 96 tracks of 96kHz audio at 24bit, with a massive nine hours of internal storage. There is now no need for external computers linked to multiple non-roadworthy systems with complicated interconnections, just a
simple plug and play unit with dedicated Play, Stop and Record front panel transport controls.
The screen based software interface offers in-depth control of both recording and playback functions. There are echoes of the unique features of Midas’ digital audio systems within the DN9696, for example the use of POPulation groups to view, colour and edit tracks, an ‘Input Sheet’ for quickly naming all tracks as well as ‘dual operator’ control of the system.
The DN9696 occupies only 5U of rack space with very simple cable requirements and does not demand the expense of a dedicated recording technician. After all, all you really need is Record, Stop and Play.


Simple transport controls
96 tracks
96kHz audio
24-bit resolution
9 hours of internal storage
Mirrored drive capability
BWAV audio files

DN9696 Technical Specifications

Front panel description
96 x 4 LED input meters
96 x Yellow ‘SOLO’ LED indicators
96 x Red ‘ARM / REC’ LED indicators
4 x ‘SELECT’ switches
8 x Pairs of AES50 status LED indicators
1 x Time display (8 x Blue 7 segment displays)
1 x ‘TIME’ display mode select switch
3 x Blue LED time display mode indicators
3 x Transport switches, ‘PLAY’, ‘STOP’ and ‘RECORD’
3 x Marker switches ‘SET’, ‘BACK’ and ‘FORWARD’
1 x ‘SOLO’ switch
1 x ‘SOLO’ encoder
1 x Headphone rotary level control
1 x Headphone output (1/4” jack)
1 x Footswitch input (1/4” jack)
4 x Pairs of Hard Drive status LED indicators (2 x internal, 2 x external)
2 x USB 2.0 (type ‘A’) connectors
1 x Klark Teknik Tufflex roundel with Blue LED illumination
1 x Recessed ‘POWER’ switch

Rear panel description

8 x AES50 Connectors – Neutrik Ethercons with status indication
1 x Linear Time Code Input – Neutrik B Series Female XLR
1 x DVI-I Output (or VGA Output with optional adapter)
1 x VGA Output
2 x Firewire 800 Connectors (Minimum)
2 x eSATA Connectors (Minimum)
All other ATX Motherboard connectors will vary depending on the Motherboard used, but will include 2 x PS2 or 2 x USB 2.0 connections for a keyboard and mouse (KVM)
2 x USB 2.0 For archiving
1 x Mains Switch (part of the ATX Power Supply)
1 x IEC Power inlet (part of the ATX Power Supply)

Power Requirements

Voltage 100V a.c. to 240V a.c. ±10%
Frequency 50Hz to 60Hz
Consumption <500W


Height 222 mm (8.7”), 5U high
Width 482 mm (19”)
Depth 505 mm (19.9”)

Net 20kg
Shipping 22kg

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