Crane Song Spider 8 Channel Preamp/Mixer  From Crane Song

THE front end to your DAW… 8 Mic pres, 8 A/D converters, total control and a mixer… The Spider has it all!

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Manufacturer's Description from Crane Song

Spider is a high quality eight channel mic-preamplifier mixer with two types of digital outputs: stereo and eight channel. The stereo output is for recording engineers who do stereo or multi-channel recording and want a very flexible audio path. The eight channel output allows the system to function as an analog front end for DAWs, digital mixers, and modular digital recorders.

In addition, the stereo bus can be assigned to digital channels seven and eight. This allows a stereo mix of six channels to be assigned to digital outs seven and eight and leaves two channels independent. (eg. drums; kick, snare, and stereo left to right.) The Spider features include:

    •     Six to 66dB input preamp gain in 6dB steps
    •     Channel level control
    •     Pan control for stereo output bus
    •     +48v phantom power switching
    •     Line/Mic switch
    •     Phase switch
    •     Low cut filter
    •     Stereo bus assignment switch
    •     Fat amp switch for a fuller sound
    •     16 segment meter peaking reading 0=clipping referenced to the A/D convertor
    •     Clip light on the pre-amp section
    •     Peak limiter for the A/D convertor
    •     Channel insert point may be used as a pre-amp output
    •     Sample rate to 192KHz
    •     WC input and output
    •     Switch selectable Analog Dither control, 15 to 24 bits
    •     DSP analog tape emulation, adjustable by channel
    •     Digital output as AES (192KHz), and ADAT Optical (96KHz)


The maximum analog level at the insert points is +25 dBm. Both the discrete class A pre-amp and the convertor modules are of a very high quality, low noise design. Applications for the Spider include (but are not limited to) live stereo recording, multi-channel recording, broadcast engineering, DAW front end, Off-line signal processing and stereo submixing.

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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 XLR connectors: Pin 2 is Sig + , Pin 3 is Sig- , Pin 1 is GND

Power: 100, 120, 230,240 volt; 50/60 Hz; 55 watts
             MDL 2.0A Fuse for 100V and 120V
             MDL 1.5A Fuse for 230V and 240V

Clipping: +25 dbm in the analog section

Pilot Lamp: # 7335

Panel Height: 2 rack spaces for power supply, 4 rack spaces for main unit

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