Kurzweil 1000 Expanders
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A support site for Kurzweil 1000 series music keyboards and expanders
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Support for Kurzweil K1000 K1200 users

Welcome to the  Kurzweil K1000 K1200 users group auxiliary web site. This site is an addition to and supplements the K1000 K1200 Users Group and the Facebook Kurzweil 1000/1200 users group

On this web site and at the users group sites you will find information about the Kurzweil 1000 series Expanders and Keyboards manufactured by Kurzweil Music Systems in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These include the Kurzweil K1000, K1000SE and K1200 keyboards and the 1000PX, 1000SX, 1000HX, 1000GX, 1000 Pro 1, Pro 2 and Pro 3 Expander rack modules. It is the depository for many years of research and contributions by members of that group. There is much more at the users group sites (links above). Please join the groups if you are not a member and be sure to thank each member that helps you in the future! If you have questions about any of the many subjects or material in this web site, submit that question to the user group and someone will probably offer help. If you are new to the Kurzweil 1000 series you may want to view this excellent overview of the Kurzweil 1000 series evolution by David Etheridge in the April 2000 issue of Sound on Sound. (OR, find it HERE)

If you do not see what you are looking for on this site, go to the users group and ask for help.

About this site: Most of the upgrade and repair information in this site came from the previous alzerom.com web site that was created by a very dedicated group contributor - David Brown who has passed. David was one of many Kurzweil 1000 users who frequent the very popular K1000-K1200 users group. Over several years he (and other members) spearheaded an effort to document the most common problems and fixes as well as all the the various versions and revisions of the Kurzweil 1000 series Expanders and Keyboards. Informations was gathered from user group memebers and from the world wide web. David captured the data in the multitude of ROMS in each model and then provided all of this data and instructions for upgrading the various models. The members of the users group thank David for his many contributions over the years! Thanks to all members of the users group who also contributed to the information in the site and to the building of the site (thanks Leo).

About the web site host Max Thompson currently hosts the K1000.net website. He currently owns newer Kurz PC3 and PC4 keyboards but maintains this resource site for all users of the K-1000 series. He took on ownership of K-1000.net in March of 2022, being "given the keys" by Dennis Spanogle, the original site creator and developer. More on Dennis below.

Dennis Spanogle is the original K1000.net site creator and the author of Kurle and Kurlewin (Librarians for the 1000 series). He purchased his first 1000PX in 1988 and became a life long fan. He bought his used K1000SE later. All of his units have been upgraded - using the information on this site. Dennis is now retired from his day job at Hewlett Packard, is still a member of the users group, and is a very amature musician, a HAM operator, programmer (kurle, kurlewin), and web site developer. He has followed the users group for many years and witnessed the great benefit that site has been to those who own or happen to become the owner of a Kurzweil 1000 series expander or keyboard. It was Dennis' pleasure to contribute in a small way by hosting this auxiliary site for many years. Being retired and involved in many fun activities in addition to this web site, he will now pass on the hosting and maintenance of this site to a new website master. You may contact the current site owner at the link provided at the bottom of this page.

Want to contribute? The best way to contribute is to join the users group and get involved. If you and the group have suggested additions, the user group is the place to get the suggestion going. 

Happy music!   

Many thanks to those who have donated since we opened this site in 2008. Donations passed Dennis' goals and coverd the cost of the domain name and a fair share of the ISP fees through the ownership transfer.

If you have suggestions for this web site or find a problem with the site or links please let me know by sending an email below.

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Disclaimers, Copyrights and other Legalese stuff

Reasonable effort has been taken to avoid violating copyrights and trademarks and any person's privacy rights. If you have any concerns or see a violation of copyrights, any person's private information, trademarks or any other concern, let the webmaster know and the situation will be fixed. Kurzweil Music Systems has knowledge that the users group is utilizing the files contained in this site to burn Sound. Sample, Engine and Setup ROMS. They have indicated they do not feel this is in conflict with their interests or that burning ROMs unfairly competes with them because these products and any previous upgrade kits are obsolete. Any information to the contrary should be brought to the attention of the webmaster immediately. Any ROMS produced with information on this site must be for personal use only. Selling ROMs produced with data from this site is expressly prohibited. Copying of or use of any text, files, images or portions of this site except those in the download or upload areas or expressly presented as a download item without express permission is prohibited. Persons placing items in the upload area are responsible for ensuring those items are virus free and do not violate copyrights, trademarks, or any persons' personal rights. This web site contains no ad ware, cookies, or other methods to gather information about you. Files and objects in this site's 'download' area have been tested to the best of our ability to not contain viruses or other malware. Files and objects in the site's 'upload' area have NOT been tested - use those files at your own risk. The webmaster or any member of the K1000 K1200 users group will not be liable for consequential, special, indirect or other similar damages or claims, including damage to you or your Keyboards or Expanders, and including loss of profits or any other commercial damage resulting from the use of information, suggestions, instruction, or data in this web site. By using information or data from this site you accept full responsibility for any resulting damage to you, your property or other's using your property or any information you provide to them that you obtained at this site. The webmaster and user group members claim no responsibility for information or content found in other web sites linked to from this site.