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
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
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
of the Kurzweil 1000 series evolution by David Etheridge in
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
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
About the web site
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.
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.
effort has been taken to avoid violating copyrights and trademarks
and any person's privacy rights. If you have
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.
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
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,
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
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.