Klark Teknik's Square One splitter.Burnsville, MN (February 13, 2008)-- Klark Teknik has added a third model to its Square One range--the splitter. Packaged in a road-worthy, 2U steel chassis, the splitter combines an 8-channel solution with a Midas XL8-inspired preamp design, targeting it for applications ranging from concert sound to recording.
"This new unit reflects the fact that the analog audio splitter remains the most versatile and cost-effective way to distribute audio signals to multiple locations," says Midas and Klark Teknik brand development manager, Richard Ferriday. "This is especially relevant where digital and analog consoles are paired in front-of-house and monitor configurations, and digital consoles employ different audio transport protocols."
The Square One splitter provides 143 dB dynamic range and high CMRR to accommodate input levels up to +22 dBu. Another key feature is the splitter's third set of transformer-isolated, gain-independent outputs located on the front panel for connection of recording devices and outside broadcast facilities. There is also a 1-16 media split function, which allows input 8 to be routed to all 16 rear-panel XLRs simultaneously via a single recessed switch on the rear panel, making it suited for press feeds and other multiple-signal distribution applications.
Other features include 9-position rotary gain switch per input; 30 Hz Hi-pass filter with switch and status LED per input; duplicated inputs on front and rear panels; front-panel and remote 48V switching with status LED per input; solo bus with integral headphone amp and level control allowing mic amp performance and level to be monitored from the front panel; separate ground lift switch with LED status indicators for each set of rear panel outputs; individual 4-segment LED output metering for each input; and universal power supply.