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#67131 - 06/06/08 01:30 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
fredyfr Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 80
Loc: altea, spain
Hi Kitkat,
You seem to know plenty and I haven't even
reached page 202 in the book but it is good to know that we can carry on playing blockchords without limitation. I do also prefer "block" to "close" as it gives a "richer" sound, my left hand chords being mostly based on 4 notes.

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#67132 - 06/06/08 07:04 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
tony mads usa Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 11194
Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
My favorite "Shearing sound" on my kn6000 is accomplished by playing 'Piano' in R1 and 'Vibes and Guitar' in R2 while simultaneously using Block chords ... Full and Rich
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#67133 - 06/06/08 12:00 PM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
D.Munson Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 397
Loc: UK
Quote:
Originally posted by Audrey Turner:
My KN7000 has heated up since I bought it in 2005 and to the extent you can barely touch it with your hand. On querying this with the experts, I was told to ignore it and I do. However, during 'gig' breaks I always turn it off.

Audrey
My KN7000 dosen't get hot at all
Derek

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#67134 - 06/07/08 12:56 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
fredyfr Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 80
Loc: altea, spain
Hi Tony,
I have just checked the composition of my favourite Shearing-Sound and it results being exactly the same as you describe. If I remember correctly I did not even have to register it myself because it was already included in one of the Music Stylist Jazz Arrangements.


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#67135 - 06/07/08 01:26 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
fredyfr Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 80
Loc: altea, spain
Hello Roger and Derek,
Now this is rather strange, both of you have KN7000s that do not get warm or hot whilst Audreys' gets so hot she can hardly touch it. As Kitkat rightly exposed, the Operating Instructions on page 202 state "this instrument has a built-in power source that heats the cabinet to some degree but that it is NOT an indication of trouble". Maybe, depending on different countries, different power sources have been installed and thus resulting different warming-up processes. Otherwise it would seem difficult to understand why certain boards get warm or hot and others not at all.

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#67136 - 06/07/08 02:55 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
Bill Norrie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2275
Loc: Richmond,North Yorkshire, UK
I believe there is an internal cooling fan fitted in the KN7000. If it stops working, then obviously the internal temperature will rise. I seem to remember that I could hear a fan in my KN6000.............
I've listened very carefully to my KN7000 after it has been operating for an hour or so, but was unable to detect any fan 'noise'. However, some fans do operate with little or no obvious noise. I cannot detect any excessive temperature on the outer casing on my KN7000, even after a full evening's use.

Incidentally, Roger, Derek and Audrey are all UK based so I would expect that all their keyboards have identical specs.

Alec may be able to confirm whether or not a fan is fitted.

[This message has been edited by Bill Norrie (edited 06-07-2008).]
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#67137 - 06/07/08 04:18 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
Fran D Offline
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Registered: 01/26/02
Posts: 918
Loc: Aiken, SC, USA
I no longer have my 7000 or the repair manual but those having the manual could determine if there is a fan. Maybe Bob H.

Fran in SC

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#67138 - 06/07/08 07:25 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
Bob Hendershot Offline
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Registered: 12/02/99
Posts: 924
Loc: Johnson City, TN USA
I am not aware of any cooling fan in the KN7000 but haven't really looked for one. I see no reference to a fan in the service manual. The power transformer is located just to the right of the speakers on the top left side and would probably be the source of any heat felt in that area. My KN7000 gets slightly warm in that area after it has been on for a while but I wouldn't call it "hot".

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#67139 - 06/07/08 09:10 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
Bill Norrie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2275
Loc: Richmond,North Yorkshire, UK
I forgot that I have a PDF copy of a Service Manual for the KN7000 Having had a look through it, there are 11 references on page 50, to "FAN BAG" - whatever they are - but as Bob says, no direct reference to an actual fan.

My KN7000 has been switched on for about 2 1/2 hours now and the warmest part I find, is not directly above the power transformer. If you close the 'lid', you will see 5 white rectangular rubber stops along the middle part of the upper surface. The warmest part I find, and it is only slightly warm, is mid-way between the second and third rubber stop, from the left end of the cabinet. The Manual indicates that directly under this area, is a printed circuit board which contains all the Power Supply Regulators and the Power Amplifiers, which drive the internal speakers. This being the case, I would expect that area to be a little warm, but certainly not too hot to touch
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#67140 - 06/07/08 09:53 AM Re: prolongued blockcord-playing KN7000
RMepstead Offline
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Registered: 06/15/02
Posts: 1476
Loc: Wootton Bassett - Wiltshire - ...
Just to add a little bit of light-heartedness...I am convinced that my KN7000 is getting heavier the more styles and registrations I save to the SD Card....!
Rog
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