- Feb 10, 2017
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How do I access the software version? The owners manual isn't much help, also, can I upload the update to the flash drive that came with the XK-5?
Not a complete cure as it turns out, will still go to full white noise on the U84 patch on occasion and another patch, U75, sometimes has a unique static effect that I am sure wasn't planned for. I talked to Ray at Hammond who said that this update from Japan is not authorized (others feel differently) and is some kind of bootleg. They are sending me a thumb drive with an updated system on it but it sounds like they are still working out the bugs. My ears are still ringing after the initial blast, going to have the VA check me out on Wednesday.I did the update, found it on the Facebook XK-5 Users page. So far so good, no more noise freakouts anyway, the preset indicator lights seem to work differently now.
I have been looking at the new Hammond XK5 and it really does look promising. A new sound engine, new keybed and a "multi contact" system in a portable organ. The multi contact system uses 3 contacts to mimic the original 9 and from what I've heard it does work rather brilliantly.
Has anyone here managed to get their hands on one to try it out? They start shipping in september I believe (in Europe at least). I will be getting a new Hammond this winter hopefully and was planning on the B3 portable but this does look good and now I'm torn between the two...
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