Allen & Heath Xone:K2
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Allen & Heath Xone:K2

Xone:K2, MIDI Control Surface for DJ from Allen & Heath in the Xone series.

Allen & Heath Xone:K2

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Allen & Heath has introduced the Xone:K2, a MIDI controller and audio interface with a 4-channel internal soundcard, configurable MIDI surface with tri-colour LED illumination, USB bus power, and incorporating A&H’s X:LINK to connect with other Xone equipment.

The K2 is designed to work with all MIDI-enabled DAW applications and interface with most DJ software packages, such as Ableton, Traktor Pro and Serato Scratch Live. It has 52 physical controls – including 12 analogue and 6 endless rotary encoders with push switch, 4 linear faders, and 30 back lit performances switches - providing up to 171 MIDI control commands across 3 layers. The K2’s MIDI interface can be configured by the user, so the unit can be left in ‘Open Architecture (Latching Layers off) Mode’ or set to ‘Latching Layers Mode’.

 

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K2 has an internal 4-channel soundcard, that can operate at 44.1 and 48kHz, and all channels run from the PC to the unit, configured to provide 2 stereo channels, one for headphones one for master out L and R, allowing headphone cueing without interrupting the master out. There is also a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack, and a master out on RCA phono connectors.

 

It is possible to link two K2 units together to double the control area using Allen & Heath’s X:LINK protocol.  X:LINK uses a standard RJ45 connector and distributes power and data, which means two units can be connected to your DAW using one USB port.

 

Xone:K2 is constructed with a plastic base and steel front panel employing A&H’s nutted pot construction. Finally, the K2 comes with a carry case that doubles as a stand for travelling DJs.

 

Pricing and Availability:

SRP: £199 ex VAT

Availability: Jan '12

 

Visit www.allen-heath.com for more details.

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