Korg Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner


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Korg Ultra-lightweight, Thin Rackmount Guitar/Bass Tuner with High-visibility 3D Tuning Meter

Since producing the world's first rackmount tuner, the DT-1pro, which appeared in 1987, Korg has continued to produce classic models that define the era, including the DTR-1/DTR-2 in 1994 and the DTR-1000/DTR-2000 in 2002. Now, in 2013, Korg unveils its latest rackmount model. The Pitchblack Pro features a new 3D visual meter with a three-dimensional expression of light that delivers an unprecedented visual element. Although it's in a rackmount form factor, the body is ultra-lightweight and slim, allowing it to be used anywhere. This is a new generation of rackmount tuner that every guitarist/bassist with professional aspirations should experience.

  • 19-inch 1U rackmount tuner for guitar/bass
  • Large 3D style visual meter for unprecedented visibility
  • Lightweight, thin, with removable; not limited to rack installation
  • Three meter display modes: regular, strobe, and half-strobe
  • Cable Checker warns of broken or shorted cables
  • Buffered output minimizes any change in audio quality
  • Mute function lets you tune silently

19-inch rackmount tuner
The Pitchblack Pro is a rackmount tuner that's easy to see even from a distance, allowing you to tune confidently. It's ideal not only on stage but also during rehearsals or recording. The crisp lights in your rack will attest to your professionalism.

Lightweight, thin, and removable
While the previous DTR-1000/DTR-2000 models weighed 1.4 kg, the Pitchblack Pro is astoundingly light at 363 g. The depth has also been dramatically reduced from 113 mm to 49 mm, allowing it to be installed in an effect pedalboard. The rackmount adapters on the left and right can be attached or detached at a touch, and can be attached to the bottom of the unit to serve as a stand. The unit can also be used in a variety of situations other than in a rack; you can simply set it in a desired location, or attach it to a floor monitor.

Large 3D visual meter
The newly-developed tuning meter provides a revolutionary visual effect. In addition to the powerfully illuminated color LEDs that provide unparalleled brightness, the special design with treated acryl allows a three-dimensional view of the light, from the surface of the source all the way into its depths. This means that from any distance or angle, discrepancies or change in pitch will be instantly obvious. The Pitchblack Pro brings the guitarists/bassist a new dimension of tuning experience.

Three meter display modes
There are three display modes available for the large meter

    Regular Meter mode
    As when using a needle-type meter tuner, tune the string so that the LED in the center of the meter is lit up. The illuminated LED will move to the right if the string is sharp, or toward the left if the string is flat. This process is intuitively easy to grasp.

    Strobe Meter mode
    Tune the string so that the LED meter illumination stops flowing. The meter illumination will flow from left to right if the string is sharp or from right to left if the string is flat.

    Half Strobe Meter mode
    Tune the string so that the LED meter illumination stops flowing and only the center LED is lit up. The right side of the LED meter strobes if the string is sharp; the left side strobes if the string is flat. When the pitch is correct, only the center LED will be lit up.

Cable Checker function warns of broken or shorted cables
Korg's revolutionary Cable Checker function is built into the pitchblack Pro; simply connect the two ends of your monaural phone cable to the INPUT 1 jack and the CABLE CHECK jack and the display will tell you whether the cable is broken. This is a convenient way to avoid problems on stage or in the studio.

Buffered output minimizes any change in audio quality
The Pitchblack Pro is designed with a buffered output to minimize any change or additional noise in the audio input signal. There's also a Mute function that lets you tune without producing sound from the OUTPUT jack. The MUTE jack allows a foot switch to turn mute on/off, for convenient tuning between songs during a live performance.

More Information
Manufacturer Korg
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories Power Supply
(4) Screws
(4) Washers
(2) Rack mounting adapters
Effects N/A
Patches / Programs N/A
Audio Inputs Front: (3) 1/4" - Input 1, Mute, Cable Check
Rear: (1) 1/4" - Input 2
Audio Outputs Rear: (1) 1/4"
Pedal Switches N/A
On-Board Expression Pedal No
Control Connections N/A
USB Functionality N/A
Power Adaptor N/A
Width 16.93" (18.98" w/rackmount adapters)
Depth 1.93"
Height 1.73"
Product Weight 12.8 oz
Unique Features Regular / Strobe / Half Strobe meter display modes
Accuracy: +/- 1 cent
Calibration range: A4 = 436-445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
Cable Checker warns of broken or shorted cables

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All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer for a period of one (1) year.

Tuner and Metronome products are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer for a period of three (3) years.

Tubes, AC Adapters and Foot Switches are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer for a period of ninety (90) days.

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The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

This warranty is valid only in the USA.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above: misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse; the cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment; damage resulting from modification; damage to units used for loan or rental.

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