Ringwood, NJ (January 22, 2007)–Genex Audio and Tonelux Designs have teamed up to offer a microphone preamp/A to D converter package. The basic unit houses 48 mic preamps, 48 A to D converters and front-panel indication, all in a 4U rack box.
There will be several different mic pre designs available in the package, and each card holds eight channels. Stage Box is controlled via Ethernet, and the application running it allows control of every feature, including gain, polarity, input -20 dB pad, output -6 dB pad, mic/line input switching, 48-volt phantom, remote VU metering, an “auto gain set” feature, a “Performance Pad” and the ability to monitor the actual 48-volt phantom power level on each channel with the remote controller as a volt meter for advanced troubleshooting.
The A to D conversion is done with Genex converters, allowing 44.1 to DSD out of the unit through MADI, Super Mac, Opto and AES outputs. With the current design, Genex will be offering a D to A card and format converters for the system, so the unit could house 24 mic pres and A to Ds, and 24 D to As.
Both companies will also be offering a 1U, 8-channel box for a smaller package and less channels.