Klark Teknik DN530
Creative Quad Channel Gate Module (1RU)

OUR PART #:  DN530

With the unrelenting absorption of signal processing into digital mixing consoles...
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With the unrelenting absorption of signal processing into digital mixing consoles, outboard gear now has to contribute something extra special merely to justify its space in the rack.  Klark Teknik's DN530 Creative Quad Gate features "Transient Accenting", a creative feature providing an easy way to enhance the attack envelope beyond merely opening the gate.  This can provide up to 12 dB of additional transient energy and its primary application is to provide additional impact on drums & percussion instruments, although it can be used to enhance the impact of many instruments, including acoustic stringed instruments such as guitar and piano.

Transient Accenting is unique in that it allows the operator precise control over the amount of enhancement applied to each channel of processing.


  • Unique progressively controllable accent level that emphasizes the start of a signal to increase the dynamic power within percussive signals
  • Exponential gate attack which can be set extremely fast to reduce signal loss at the start of sounds while remaining sonically transparent - no clicks
  • Reverse exponential gate release can be set relatively fast & blend in seamlessly with the natural decay of the material
  • Extremely low noise and distortion levels
  • An advanced band pass side chain filter to increase trigger source discrimination
  • Rotary controls for all envelope characteristics and range
  • External key inputs and ducking facilities are provided
  • The status of bypass, solo and other major switches are boldly presented to avoid mistakes
  • Balanced outputs
  • Auto switching power supply


  • Number of inputs: four
  • Input Type: Analog, electronically balanced female XLRs (Pin 2 hot)
  • Input Impedance: 10kOhm
  • Maximum input level: +22dBu
  • Common mode rejection (inputs): Typically, -80dB at 1kHz
  • Number of outputs: four
  • Output type: Analog, electronically balanced male XLRs (Pin 2 hot)
  • Output impedance: <60ohm
  • Maximum output level: +22dBu
  • Output signal drive capability: <600Ohm
  • Ext. Sidechain inputs: four
  • Sidechian input type: Analog, electronically balanced jack sockets
  • Sidechain input impedance: 20k
  • Maximum sidechain input level: +22dBu
  • Common mode rejection (sidechain inputs): Typically -60dB at 1kHz
  • Number of solo bus inputs: one
  • Solo bus input type: Analog, electronically balanced female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Solo bus input impedance: 20kOhm
  • Maximum solo bus input level: +22dBu
  • Common mode rejection (solo bus input): Typically -60dB at 1kHz
  • Number of solo bus outputs: one
  • Solo bus output type: Analog, electronically balanced male XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Solo bus output impedance: <60Ohm
  • Maximum solo bus output level: +22dBu
  • Solo bus output signal drive capability: <600Ohm
  • Maximum gate gain reduction: Greater than -90dB
  • Maximum accent gain: +12dB
  • Maximum signal level any input or output: +22dBu
  • Noise at main output with unity gain: -94dBu
  • Distortion at 1KHz 0dBu with steady unity gain condition: <0.05%
  • Signal delay: 0 seconds
  • Frequency response: ±0.5dBu (input to output), 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Dynamic range: >116dB (22Hz to 22kHz unweighted)
  • Gate threshold: Scale = -50dB to +25dB
  • Gate range: Scale = -4 (minus infinity) to 0dB
  • Gate attack: Scale = 30µs to 10ms
  • Gate release: Scale = 2ms to 2s
  • Gate hold: Scale = 2ms to 2s
  • Gate accent: Scale = 0dB to +12dB
  • Sidechain filter: Scale = 40Hz to 16kHz
  • Audio termination: 3-pin XLRs (male and female) and 1/4" TRS balanced jack sockets
  • Power termination: 3-pin IEC
  • Power requirements:
    - Voltage: 100VAC to 240VAC ±10%
    - Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    - Consumption: <25W
  • Dimensions: 1.75" (1RU) H x 19" W x 12" D (44.5 x 483 x 305 mm)
  • Net Weight: 4.6 kg
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 kg
  • Operation Temperature: +5°C to +40°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to +60°C

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