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Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector

Radial Gold Digger
Radial Gold Digger
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List Price: $400.00
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Product Code: 9999-13451


Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector

The Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector, a tool designed to get the very best out of each and every performance.

Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector Details

The Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector is a 4-channel mic selector that enables the engineer to quickly compare the sound of four different microphones while sharing the same preamp. A 'straight wire' passive circuit design is void of any audio buffers or transformers. Instead, the Gold Digger employs military grade gold contact relays to manage the switching process, thus ensuring the pristine mic signal is maintained without introducing color, distortion or artifact of any kind.

Features include four rear-mounted XLR-F mic inputs plus an XLR-m output to feed the preamp. To eliminate bleed between microphones, each channel is equipped with a 'radio style' selector switch that ensures only one mic is on at a time. The external supply provides power for the LED indicators, charges the relays and enables the Gold Digger to generate 48 volt phantom which can be turned on or off for each mic as needed. To ensure an 'honest' comparison between microphones, individual 'set & forget' trim controls let you adjust each mic level so that they produce the same relative output. Once set up, the Gold Digger not only improves workflow, but also gives the artist more confidence with the sound of the vocal, resulting in a better overall performance.

The Gold Digger "" A tool designed to get the very best out of each and every performance.

Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector Features

  • Four selectable inputs with trim adjusts
  • Straight wire distortion-free signal path
  • Will not introduce color or artifact
  • Increases artist's confidence when recording

Radial Gold Digger Passive Mic Selector Specifications

  • Audio circuit type: Passive signal path with active relay switching
  • Maximum signal handling: +25dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.0003%
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz +/- 0.0dB
  • Dynamic range: >140dB
  • Equivalent input noise: <-115dBu
  • Phase deviation: < 0.001 degrees at all frequencies
  • Common mode rejection: -92dBu @ 60Hz
  • Input impedance: 600 Ohms (typical)
  • Output impedance: Coincides with input impedance
  • Balanced inputs: 4 channels with on/off switch & LED indicator
  • Balanced output: Single output
  • Level control: Variable input trim on each channel
  • Phantom power: 48V phantom on each channel with recessed switch
  • XLR configuration: AES standard (pin-2 hot)
  • Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
  • Finish: Baked enamel
  • Size: (W x H x D) 4.5" x 2" x 6" (121 x 64 x 147mm)
  • Weight: 2.8 lb (1.3kg)
  • Shipping size: W x H x D: 4.75" x 2.5" x 10.75" (121 x 64 x 273mm)
  • Shipping weight: 3.05 lb ( 1.4kg)
  • Power: +15V DC/400mA power supply included
  • Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable

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Convenience in finding the best mic for the job October 23, 2013
Reviewer: Scott from VA United States  
First, the service from Front End Audio was superb: good advice and then immediate shipment.  
The day after I received the Gold Digger, I used it to find the best mic for a particular acoustic guitar and a vocalist. It was fairly easy to adjust so that each mic had close to the same output level. There were no "pops" when switching between mics, and as far as I could tell, no noise was added.  While this may not be an absolutely essential piece for a small studio, it sure made comparing mics a whole lot quicker and easier; and, because the comparisons can be made without the delays involved in plugging and unplugging and then adjusting levels, I felt I was able to make a more accurately informed decision. The product is sturdy and appears very well-made.

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