Crane Song Spider Preamp & Converter

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Product Code: 9999-01688
Crane Song SPIDER
$7,999.00
Availability: Built to Order, Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks

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!