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Kurzweil K2000 ROM Question Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 13th August 2018
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Kurzweil K2000 ROM Question


First post, so forgive me if this is somewhat of a dumb question. I have a Kurzweil K2000RS. When I bought it it already had the daughterboard and Orchestral ROM installed. A few weeks back I saw an E-Bay auction for the Contemporary ROM (JUST the ROM, nothing else). I figured I'd give it a punt because it was worth it for what the guy was asking and I'm not scared of installing new hardware on my instruments.

Over the weekend I had some time on my hands, so I cracked the case, located the daughterboard and installed the ROM. If I remember correctly, the Contemporary ROM patches are located at 800 and run through to 900 (where the Orchestral ROM patches start) BUT, when I power up the unit and start looking for sounds in the 800 range I just get a message that says "Not Found". I went back in to make sure that the ROM is installed the right way up (it is) and I grounded myself when putting it in, so very little change of static shock to any of the components. Everything else is working just fine. The unit is running 3.87J.

I thought that since the Orchestral ROM was already installed and working that I wouldn't need any other startup ROMS but since the one I bought had no instructions and I've never installed one of these I really don't know what to expect. I looked around for instructions online but didn't find anything that covered installing a new ROM block.

Can anyone out there help me out of point me in the right direction for what I need?

My sincere thanks in advance.
Old 13th August 2018
Gear Head

You have to load the objects, but on a K2000 this is accomplished with replacing internal EPROM chips called "Setup ROMs"

You can find the burnable images, or get them pre-burned from eBay:

KURZWEIL K2000 K2000R Setup Eproms - new Setup Version 4 - ROM F eproms | eBay

All Setup ROMs are usually OS version dependent.
Old 14th August 2018
Here for the gear

Thank you so much. I had wondered about that
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