DN200 V2

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Klark Teknik DN200 V2
Klark Teknik DN200 V2
Klark Teknik DN200 V2
Klark Teknik DN200 V2

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Product Overview

2 Channel Active DI Box with Extended Dynamic Range and Sum/Split Options


The Klark Teknik DN200 has become an established favorite amongst both engineers and musicians alike. With its high headroom, dynamic response and sonic clarity, the Klark Teknik DN200 faithfully reproduces the character of electric and acoustic instruments and allows far more of the detail of musical performances to be captured. The DN200's innovative design results in a significantly higher clipping point than many other active DI Boxes, providing +10 dBu output into a 2 KΩ load. This increased headroom means that much higher-level input signals can be accommodated without the need for an attenuating pad. Combined with a very low noise input circuit topology, DN200 offers a very wide dynamic range, and only requires the -20 dB pad when connecting directly to instrument amplifier outputs or other very high-level signal sources.

DN200 is built to handle the rigours of life on the road, a thick aluminium extrusion protects the electronics, and in turn is protected by tough silicone rubber corners.

Balanced Transformer-Isolated Output

Exhaustive listening tests using a wide variety of active and passive bass guitars, electro-acoustic guitars and electronic musical instruments were carried out to select the components for the Klark Teknik DN200 to achieve the best musical sound. Not only was the choice of the audio transformer particularly important in achieving this goal, but the impedances of the surrounding components were also highly critical in getting the best possible performance out of the audio transformer. The line-driving characteristics of the transformer output were carefully optimised to provide the best frequency and phase responses for short and long cables and widely differing line and termination impedances.

Dual-Impedance Stereo Inputs

A custom instrumentation-grade balanced input circuit was designed for the Klark Teknik DN200 using advanced analogue design techniques to create the very high input impedance required by passive guitar and bass pickups, whilst keeping the actual component values low to minimize noise. This innovative approach to circuit design produces a very low noise floor, which combined with the high clipping point creates an unrivalled dynamic range in a +48 V phantom powered DI Box.

Built for the Road

Featuring a tough aluminium extrusion, the Klark Teknik DN200 is designed for the rigours of live concert touring. The protective rubber corners also insulate the DN200 chassis to further enhance its electrical isolation. Premium Neutrik XLR connectors are used to ensure reliable audio connections, night after night.

  • 2-Channel Active DI box with high-headroom design and +48 V phantom power for extended dynamic range
  • Sum and split options for flexible signal routing
  • Fully transformer-isolated design ensures electrical separation between PA and stage equipment
  • Balanced line inputs on Neutrik Combo XLR and high impedance 1/4" TRS connectors
  • Stereo input on 1/8" TRS for connection of consumer audio equipment
  • Independent phantom powering for each channel for maximum reliability
  • Global 20 dB input pad and earth lift switches
  • Aluminium extrusion casing with protective rubber corners
  • Compact and rugged design

Technical Details

2 x combo XLR, 2 x 1/4" TRS link jacks, 1/8" stereo TRS jack

1 MΩ (combo & link jacks balanced), 20 kΩ (combo XLR only), 500 kΩ (1/8" stereo TRS jack unbalanced)
Max input level:
28 dBu combo XLR and TRS link jacks (pad enabled), 21 dBu 1/8" TRS jack (pad enabled)

Attenuator: 20 dB pad
Connectors: 2 x 3-pin XLR

Impedance: 50 Ω
Max output level:
13 dBu with 10 kΩ load, 10 dBu with 600 Ω load

Min load: 600 Ω
103 dBu, 22 Hz to 22 kHz unweighted, with input terminated by 10 kΩ resistor

Frequency response:
20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1 dB, 10 kΩ load
Distortion (THD + N):
Typically <0.005% @ 1 kHz, +10 dBu

<100 dB @ 1 kHz, inputs terminated
Power Requirement:
Voltage: +48 V phantom
Current consumption: <10 mA per channel
Dimensions: 118 x 63 x 142 mm
Weight: 0.65 kg


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