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Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter

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Product Code: 9999-01688
Crane Song SPIDER
$7,999.00
Built To Order

This item is built to order and may have a lead-time before shipping, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible. Go ahead and place your order and we will follow up with an ETA as soon as we have it. If you have a deadline then please contact us before placing the order so we can meet your expectations.

Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter

The Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter featurtes 2-types of digital outputs: Stereo and 8-Channel. The stereo output is for recording engineers who want a very flexible stereo audio path and he 8-channel output allows the system to function as an analog front end for DAWs, digital mixers, and modular digital recorders.

The Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter's stereo bus can be assigned to digital channels seven and eight. This allows a stereo mix of six channels to be assigned to digital outs seven and eight and leaves two channels independent. (eg. drums; kick, snare, and stereo left to right.)

The maximum analog level at the insert points is +25 dBm. Both the discrete class A pre-amp and the convertor modules are of a very high quality, low noise design. Similar in design to Flamingo's mic pre, the Crane Song Spider's input preamplifier follows an extremely high quality Class A Discrete audio path, crucial to any critical listening environment. 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. 8 Channel Digital Section features extremely high quality, low noise A/D converters that enable unmatched clarity of audio conversion, in it's class.

The Power supply is an external 2-rack space box that is about 12-inches deep. The Crane Song 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.

Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter Applications

  • Live stereo recording
  • Multi-channel recording
  • Broadcast engineering
  • DAW front-end
  • Off-line signal processor
  • Studio submixer

Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter Features

  • Input Channel
    • 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
    • Master stereo level control
    • Insert point between the bus master and the A/D converter
    • Insert point 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
  • Digital Section
    • 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
    • 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
    • Level is indicated by the LED's around the process knob
    • Level is changed by selecting the channel and turning the process knob
    • Digital output as AES, and ADAT Optical, or TDIF

Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter Specifications

  • Input XLR Connectors: Pin 2 is Sig + , Pin 3 is Sig- , Pin 1 is GND
  • Power: 100V, 120V, 230V, 240V; 50/60 Hz; 55 Watts
  • Fuse Types: MDL 2.0A Fuse for 100V & 120V, MDL 1.5A Fuse for 230V & 240V
  • Clipping: +25 dBm (Analog Section)
  • Pilot Lamp: # 7335
  • Dimensions:
    • Power Supply: Height; 2-Rack Spaces, Depth; 12-Inches
    • Spider: Height; 4-Rack Spaces, Depth; 6-Inches
  • Shipping Weight: 40 lbs. (Spider & External Power Supply)

Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter Includes

  • Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter
  • External Power Supply

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  • 5
    Perfect for live recording

    Posted by Anonymous on Dec 22nd 2010

    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!