Hebden Bridge, U.K. (January 30, 2015)—Calrec Audio announced two new product developments: a 4U console core with a new look and a single-slot modular MADI card that fits into the 3U modular Hydra2 box.
The new core is used for the Summa and Artemis Light consoles, and, according to the company, offers benefits over its predecessor, including improved green credentials. It reportedly has faster and more efficient processors, and operates with 5 percent lower power consumption and fewer fans, which are more easily accessible for maintenance. The new fans also have automatic speed control and ambient temperature-sensing, which enable them to run 8 dB quieter at 25 degrees Celsius.
The new rack's cleaner design has clearer status LEDs and labelling, with the added functionality of the control processor LAN sockets being independently configurable via the user interface. This provides simpler configuration of third-party controllers such as Calrec's Assist.
The new single-slot modular MADI card offers 64 bidirectional channels and includes a sample-rate converter.