Crane Song Egret Summing Amp  From Crane Song

8 Channel High End D/A Converter and Mixer with all of Dave's goodies

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What We Think

Dave Hill was promising everyone this product for years, and after several changes we finally got the counterpart to the famed Crane Song Spider!

The Egret is crammed with functions for each mixing channel: independent 'Tone' control, Pan control and an Aux Level for mixing your clean and aux signal together. There is also an Aux level for the entire 2 bus (think Reverb!), a headphone output and a master level for the full mix. Check out the attached PDF for a more in-depth look at the controls!

Manufacturer's Description from Crane Song

Egret is a highly flexible digital audio workstation back end. It contains eight channels of high quality D/A converters and a stereo line level mixer with color options to help bring analog summed digital mixes to life.

Each channel of the stereo mixer has a level control, an aux send (which is post level control), a color control, and a pan control. Each channel also contains an analog / digital source button, and solo - mute buttons. The color function is adjustable from a transparent sound to a complex mix of second and third harmonic content, creating the possibility of having clean modern sounds mixed with vintage sounds.

By using the balanced direct outputs and the balanced analog inputs you can insert analog processing into individual channels. The built in Aux bus with its master level control can be used as an effects send. A balanced stereo effects return is built into the system.

The master stereo bus level control (which is a stepped attenuator) has 1 db steps for most of its range. This allows for accurate gain control, repeatability, and stereo gain matching to better than .05 db.

The headphone system allows a monitor mix to be created when Egret is being used in multi channel location recording, thus allowing the monitoring of all channels.

The D/A converters support sample rates up to 192K and have sample rate converters on each channel for jitter reduction. There is a front panel switch to disable the SRC for cases where lower latency is required. The system is built so that the converters and the interface can be upgraded as the technology changes.

The standard interface supports AES single wire to 192KHz, ADAT, and S/MUX to 96K. The converters can also be independently operated, even at different sample rates.

Egret is built so that the stereo and cue buses can be chained together to create a multiple input system. With a special cable Egret's stereo bus can also be tied to a Crane Song SPIDER as a way to sum additional analog inputs while working in a mix mode.

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About Manufacturer

Designer Dave Hill has always had an interest in electronics, and started designing and building devices at an early age. He was building synthesizers from scratch and started doing professional level sound recording and equipment maintenance at a local music store while still in school. After high school Dave decided to pursue a career in electronics and enrolled in a course at a local community college. After his first semester he was asked by the college to take over teaching the course. He taught for 8 years and continued his involvement in pro audio. To date Dave has been doing studio and film sound recording since 1972. He has also been involved in film post production. Early in the 1980's Dave was asked by a used equipment dealer if he could design a tube compressor that would have the sound of the older tube type devices and still be clean enough to compete with modern devices. The result of this request was the Summit Audio TLA-100. Due to the success of that design Dave Hill went on to design and set up the manufacture of all Summit Audio products until September of 1994 at which time Summit Audio was relocated the manufacturing to California. From 1984 to 1994 Summit Audio grew from a single product and one employee working out of the basement of Dave's home to a full product line and over a dozen fulltime employees. Beginning in August of 1995, several of those key members of the Summit production crew began working for Dave again in his new company called Crane Song. After the move of Summit Audio, Dave wanted to keep the production crew together and start a new company. First he designed a tube playback pre-amp for the ATR-102 tape machine called the HDV-2. This is now being manufactured for the ATR Service Company by Crane Song. Next Dave designed a two channel discrete class A compressor-limiter, called the STC-8. The Today the Crane Song family of products has grown to five; *HEDD (Harmonically Enhanced Digital Device), FLAMINGO stereo mic preamp, TRAKKER, single channel compressor, and the new SPIDER 8 channel mic preamp, mixer, A/D convertor which has recently joined the family. Crane Song Ltd. is able to provide the highest level of quality due to the many years of experience of both Dave and the people who have stayed with him. Some of these employees have worked with Dave since 1988 and continue to have an intense interest in developing the best audio devices possible. Crane Song's combination of innovative design and uncompromising attention have helped the company make its mark in the professional audio world.

Specifications

Input and Output Connections: Pin 2 is Sig +, Pin 3 is Sig-, Pin 1 is GND

Power: 100, 120, 230,240 volt; 50/60 Hz; 55 watts
MDL 0.6A Fuse for 100V and 120V
MDL 0.3A Fuse for 230V and 240V

Pilot Lamp: # 7335

Shipping Weight: 19 lbs. (8.6 kg)

Depth Behind Panel: 12.5 inches (31.75 cm) plus cabling

Panel Height: 2 rack spaces

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