KLANG:quelle – Quick Start Guide

KLANG:quelle | Quick Start Guide

6 Steps and Play your Favourite Tunes via KLANG:quelle

We show you how easy it is to setup your new KLANG:quelle (Dante enabled headphone amplifier). In 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 experience before.

What you need

  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 (iTunes, Cuppertino VOX, WinAmp, Windows Mediaplayer…)

The Device

KLANG:quelle is available in compact house (approx ⅓ of 19″ rack mount format) and in a 19 inch 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 strenght LED (green/red) for each of the four independent stereo headphone channels.

On the back side it has 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 connection to a network and flashes when data is being transmitted.

KLANG:quelle front and rear view

Step 1: Install Dante Tools

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  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 with Step 3.

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  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. Click START in the Dante Virtual Soundcard. The number of audio channels and the device latency can only be modified when the DVS is stopped. Set DVS as your default sound card
  5. Start your DAW or audio player

Please note: The number of Audio Channels and the device Dante Latency can only be modified when the DVS is stopped.

Step 3: Connect Device

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  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: Sample Rate

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  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

Note: Dante devices can only be connected if they run at the same sampling rates.

Step 5: Routing

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

Read more on how to route audio between Dante products.

Route to Dante devices

Step 6: Enjoy Listening

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Connect your favourite headphones and adjust gain and volume control.

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

Important Information

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.

! PLEASE NOTE: Avoid transitting unnessary data on the Dante network e.g. by SHARING BIG CHUNKS OF DATA BETWEEN COMPUTERS TO ENSURE HIGHEST STABILITY FOR THE AUDIO NETWORK.

! PLEASE NOTE: 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 TO AVOID UNWANTED DISCONNECTS.

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.

Technical Data

Dimensions and Weight for KLANG:quelle compact:

Weight: 0.9 kg
Size (W/H/D): 8.3 / 4.3 / 12.0 cm

Dimensions and Weight for KLANG:quelle 19″:

Weight: 2.9 kg

Size (W/H/D): 44.5 / 4.5 / 18.5 cm

Front panel (width): 48.5 cm

1 HE (rack unit) – gap between rack bolts (W/H): 46.5/ 3.5 cm

Further reading…

See the manual for technical data and more information.

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Read more on how to route audio between Dante products.

Route to Dante devices

Find out how to connect KLANG products to your audio equipment directly or via digital audio format converters.

Connectivity - KLANG - digital audio

Update Dante Firmware of your KLANG device including AES67 support.

Dante Firmware Update Manager

Enable AES67 support and Connect to Ravenna Devices

Activating AES67 support for KLANG products

Learn how to connect KLANG:quelle to Yamaha CL/QL mixing consoles as a Dante headphone breakout solution.

KLANG & Yamaha CL – Scenario 1


Thanks for using KLANG gear. We hope you find this tutorial helpful. Please let us know, what connection examples you want to read about next — contact@KLANG.com

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