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Crane Song SPIDER
Crane Song SPIDER
 
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Product Code: 9999-01688

 

Crane Song Spider 8-Channel Preamp Mixer and A/D Converter

Crane Song SPIDER 8-Channel Preamp and A/D Converter

Crane Song Spider 8-Channel Preamp Mixer and A/D Converter Details

The Cranesong Spider is a high-quality eight 8-channel mic-pre amplifier/mixer with two types of digital outputs: stereo and eight (8) channel. The stereo output is for recording engineers who do live stereo or multi-channel recording and want a very flexible audio path. The 8 channel output allows the system to function as an analog front end for DAW's, digital mixers, and modular digital recorders.

In addition, the stereo bus can be assigned to digital channels 7 and 8. This allows a stereo mix of 6 channels to be assigned to digital outs 7 and 8 and leaves 2 channels independent. (eg. drums; kick, snare, and stereo left to right.)

Both the discrete class A pre-amp and the convertor modules are of a very high quality, low noise design. The maximum analog level at the insert points is +25 dBm. The digital modules include a DSP process to provide tape emulation.

Input Channel

Similar in design to Flamingo's mic pre, Spider's input preamplifier follows an extremely high quality Class A Discrete audio path, crucial to any critical listening environment.

  • 6 to 66 DB of gain in 6 DB steps
  • Channel Level Control
  • Pan control for the stereo output bus
  • Phantom power switch
  • Line-Mic switch
  • Phase switch
  • Low cut filter
  • Stereo bus assignment switch
  • Fat amp switch for a fat sounding audio path
  • 16 segment meter peaking reading 0=clipping referenced to the A/D convertor
  • Clip light on the pre-amp section
  • Peak limiter for the A/D convertor. LED indicator showing limit action
  • Insert point. May also be used as a pre-amp output

Output Section

The stereo ouput is for recording engineers who do live stereo or multi-channel recording and want a very flexible audio path. The 8 channel output allows the system to function as an analog front end for DAW's, digital mixers, and modular digital recorders.

  • Master stereo level control
  • Insert point between the bus master and the A/D converter. This also functions as an unbalanced analog output.
  • LED level meter for the stereo bus referenced to the A/D converter
  • Peak limiter with an LED to indicate limiter action for A/D protection
  • Switch selectable Analog Dither control, 15 to 24 bits
  • Sample rate selection to 96Khz
  • WC input and output
  • DSP for analog tape emulation
  • Digital output AES

8 Channel Digital Section

Extremely high quality, low noise A/D converters enable unmatched clarity of audio conversion, in it's class.

  • As of June 2006:
    • Spider started shipping with 192 K outputs
    • AES output (8 channel and stereo) is 192 K
    • ADAT output (8 channel and stereo) is 96 K
    • NOW - the 8 channel output is BOTH AES and ADAT.
  • WC input and output
  • The stereo bus can be assigned to outputs 7 and 8
  • Switch selectable Analog Dither control, 15 to 24 bits
  • DSP analog tape emulation, adjustable by channel. The level is indicated by the LED's around the process knob. The level is changed by selecting the channel and turning the process knob.
  • Digital output as AES, and ADAT Optical, or TDIF

Applications

  • Live Stereo Recording
  • Multi-Channel Recording
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • DAW Front-End
  • Off-Line Signal Processor
  • Studio Submixer

Crane Song Spider 8-Channel Preamp Mixer and A/D Converter Features

  • 6 to 66 DB input preamp gain in 6 DB steps
  • Channel level control
  • Pan control for the stereo output bus
  • Phantom power switch
  • Line - Mic switch
  • Phase switch
  • Low cut filter
  • Stereo bus assignment switch
  • Fat amp switch for a fat sounding audio path
  • 16 segment meter peaking reading 0=clipping referenced to the A/D converter
  • Clip light on the pre-amp section
  • Peak limiter for the A/D convertor. LED indicator showing limit action
  • Channel insert point may be used as a pre-amp output
  • Sample rate to 96KHz
  • WC input and output
  • Stereo bus can be assignable to outputs 7 and 8
  • Switch selectable Analog Dither control, 15 to 24 bits
  • DSP analog tape emulation, adjustable by channel. The level is indicated by the LED's around the process knob. The level is changed by selecting the channel and turning the process knob.
  • Digital output as AES, and ADAT Optical, or TDIF

Crane Song Spider 8-Channel Preamp Mixer and A/D Converter Specifications

  • Input XLR connectors: Pin 2 is Sig + , Pin 3 is Sig- , Pin 1 is GND
  • Power: 100, 120, 230,240 volt; 50/60 Hz; 55 watts
    • MDL 2.0A Fuse for 100V and 120V
    • MDL 1.5A Fuse for 230V and 240V
  • Clipping: +25 dbm in the analog section
  • Pilot Lamp: # 7335
  • Shipping Weight: 40lbs over 2 Boxes
  • Dimensions: The Power supply is an external 2-rack space box that is about 12-inches deep. The Spider itself is 4-rack spaces tall and 6-inches deep. There is a 3-foot power cable to connect the 2-units. Allow for at least one rack space between these units for adequate ventilation.

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Perfect for live recording December 22, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Cincinnati, OH United States  
After extensive research, I found the Crane Song Spider to be the best bang for the buck: 8 high-quality mic preamps, peak limiting, 8-channel ADAT and stereo bus out. You CAN'T find anything else comparable to it!

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