Our new 74dB range, extended headroom mic
preamp can handle the widest range of signals you are ever likely to
encounter. Switch between XLR mic and TRS line sources, or plug into the
XLR only to handle mic or line level stage sources up to a massive +34dBu.
From the new low-noise mix amp through responsive 4 band EQ to the
differential balanced +26dBu outputs, with its individual card and solid
copper bar grounding, every stage has been carefully designed to ensure
optimum gain structure and the best sonic performance possible.
A matrix with such capability is a major
addition to any console at this price point. Fed from the 8 groups and L,
R and M mixes, each matrix includes an external trimmable input with smart
auto-switching to accept common mono, stereo or independent sources. Use
just two standard jack cables to patch across from the stereo channel mic
preamps to add stereo ambience to two stereo recording or monitor mixes.
Nothing is wasted as the stereo channels may still be used as returns or
line inputs. In monitor mode, the matrix provides a quick way to create
studio quality IEM mixes with ambience and ‘more me’ control. You even get
matrix talkback and mono or stereo monitoring, perfect for keeping in
touch with the performers.
Responding to the demands of modern
mixing, the GL2800 is equipped with plenty of stereo functionality. Aux
9-10 has dedicated level and pan control complete with mute and stereo
monitoring. Listen to the matrix in mono or stereo, create an LCR mix from
the LR and M buses, and add no fewer than 6 stereo line sources using the
full feature stereo channels and 2 extra short fader dual stereo returns
in the master section.
A well equipped Toolbox:
Engineers will be pleased to discover the
many thoughtful touches that make the GL2800 a joy to use. Take for
example, the recessed channel pre/post-EQ switches, the 3 headphones
outputs including a small jack earpiece socket, the talk latch mode for
using a switched handheld talkback mic, the built-in oscillator / pink
noise generator with patchable output, extensive metering and much more…