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Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip

Symetrix 528e
Symetrix 528e
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List Price: $1,089.00
Our Price: $889.00

Availability: Discontinued
Product Code: 6973


Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip

Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip

Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip Details

The Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip is a complete analog channel strip that performs six separate functions: microphone preamplification, de-essing (sibilance removal), compression/limiting, downward expansion, parametric EQ, and voice symmetry alignment.

The processing power of an entire recording studio signal chain in a single Symetrix 528E Voice Processor. All six processes may be used simultaneously. Although we call the 528E a "Voice Processor", it is perfectly suitable for any mic- or line-level source. Revered as the choice for broadcast voices and known as the classic "one channel console" by recording studios, the 528E delivers all the control you need, without the cost or complication of separate units. Each function has a full complement of controls in an easy-to-use layout. The 528E works with any professional microphone.

  • Mic preamp gain is variable up to 60 dB. 48 volt phantom power for condenser mics. A switchable 15 dB pad reduces gain in front of the mic preamp preventing distortion in super-close micing situations.
  • The de-esser senses and regulates selectable high frequencies to reduce or eliminate annoying sibilance and "lip smacking."
  • Program-controlled Integrated Dynamics Processing (IDP) techniques combine the best attributes of compressor/limiters and downward expanders. The compressor/limiter maintains uniform levels while the downward expander eliminates "pumping," "breathing," and noise build up.
  • The three band parametric EQ performs both creative enhancement and corrective (eliminating resonances and interference) operations, with bandwidth variable from 0.3 octave to 4 octaves, 15 dB boost/cut, and overlapping frequency ranges.
  • The Voice Symmetry switch corrects for excessive positive or negative signal peaks of the human voice.
  • Separate LED meters display mic/input gain and gain reduction, for quick and accurate adjustment of dynamics functions.
  • A unique "leap frog" topology minimizes the number of amplifiers in the signal path while ensuring that each frequency band interacts with its neighbor in a desirable and musical fashion.
  • The program controlled dynamic range processor responds quickly to transients, and gently to smaller level changes.

A front panel switch selects between microphone or line input. Both are transformerless and with radio frequency interference (RFI) filters.

Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip Features

  • Single rack space classic analog channel strip. Applications: Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting, Installed Sound.
  • Add warmth and color to your digital broadcasts & recordings.
  • World renowned Symetrix sound quality, reliability and performance.
  • Six processes in one box: Mic Preamp, De-esser, Downward Expander, Compressor, 3-band EQ, and Voice Symmetry.
  • Rear panel patch points allow re-ordering of processes or external effects inserts.

Symetrix 528e Vocal Channel Strip Specifications

  • Input/Output
    • Controls and Switches: Mic Gain, Phantom Power, Mic/Line
    • Mic and Line Input Connectors: XLR-female (2)
    • Clip LED: Lights at +17 dBu output level from mic preamp or line input amplifier
    • Microphone Input Type: Balanced Transformerless, Low Impedance
    • Phantom Power (DIN 45 596): +48V, nominal
    • Microphone Preamp Gain: 22 to 60 dB (pad out), 7 to 45 dB (pad in)
    • Microphone Input Maximum Input Level: -3 dBu (pad out)
    • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -126 dBV (150-0 Ohm source, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    • THD + Noise (Preamp only): 0.05% (2 kHz, 50 dB gain, +17 dBu output)
    • Mic Preamp CMRR: > 50 dB (40 dB gain, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    • Line Input Type and Impedance: 10k Ohm Transformerless Balanced Bridging
    • Line Input Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu
    • Line Input Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu
    • Line Input CMRR: > 50 dB (0 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • Parametric Equalizer
    • Type: Three-band Parametric Equalizer
    • Bands: Low: 16 to 500 Hz, Mid: 160 to 6300 Hz,
    • High: 680 Hz to 22 kHz
    • Peak/Dip Bandwidth: 0.3 to 4 octaves, measured at maximum boost
    • Maximum Boost/Cut: +/- 15 dB
  • Metering
  • Type: Multi-segment LED bar graph
    • Output Level: -20 to +3 VU (0 VU = +4 dBu), VU calibrated, peak responding
    • Gain Reduction: Separate displays for: de-esser, downward expander, and compressor 0 to 20 dB per display
  • Overall Performance Data
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0, -0.5 dB), EQ out, compressor out, downward expander out, de-esser out
    • THD + Noise: 0.05%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +4 dBm output
    • Noise Floor: Better than -89 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

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