Fredenstein Bento 10DS 500-Series Rack  From Fredenstein

The Bento 10DS offers a unique and powerful digital routing system and display, clearly elevating this 10-slot 500 series rack to the next level.

Fredenstein Professional Audio

$799.00

Retail:  $949.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Fredenstein

The Fredenstein Bento 10 DS is a high performance module carrier for Fredenstein Series 500 modules or API-500 compatible plug-in cards in two space 19 inch rack format. The unit accepts a  maximum of 10 modules. The Bento 10DS features several important upgrades compared with third 
party products:

A LCD colored Display and a rotary encoder: To set routing and other parameters with non-volatile storage. In addition, if certain Fredenstein modules are used, like F600A, F601A, F603A/B, F604, and the F607, all operating parameters oft theses modules are displayed as well.

Universal power supply: accepting mains voltages from 90V AC to 240V AC, 50 to 60 Hz.

Increased output currents: +-16V DC 3.2A and +48V DC 0.3A

Auxiliary Audio Inputs and Outputs Built-in Audio Routing: Modules can be daisy-chained by simply using the menu driven user  interface on the LCD.

Compressor buss linking: Compressor modules can be linked simply using the menu driven user interface on the LCD as well. Multi-Layer Backplane: Increased signal integrity and lower noise floor. 

Ground-lift switching: In case of ground loops, the audio ground and the protective ground can be 
disconnected. Please use only if absolutely necessary.

Fredenstein Professional Audio

About Manufacturer

Think about what is sonically missing in today's audio equipment and how you could achieve better results in recording and mastering? Now, many go back to well proven classic pieces of audio gear to fight the shortcomings of digital recording. Could that be the ultimate solution? Did the improvements in technology during the last 50 years really don't apply to recording? Using technologies from vacuum tubes to Digital Signal Processors, often in the same product, Fredenstein products combine the strength of each technology and avoiding their weaknesses. In addition we strongly believe in Zero-Negative-Feedback, negative feedback is a technique to make amplifiers more linear, but at the same time making them sounding harsh. This is one of the reasons modern equipment sounds so similar. Omitting negative feedback and using an internally and externally balanced designs which are very linear by design will yield a natural sound on a different level, warm, not dull or muffled, instead with a rich silky top-end and an impulse response will simply blow you away. Don't get us wrong, we are not talking about 「esoteric designs」, we believe very strongly in a scientific engineering approach.

 

We also provide pieces of long neglected equipment like precision analog meters. Even if you are working mostly inside the 「box」, metering your analog signal before it hits your converters is still very important and a great foundation for good recording. Fredenstein's state-of-the-art audio technology will help you throughout your chain to achieve truly outstanding results.

In addition, Fredenstein believes recording engineers deserve to have a more user friendly, more convenient and efficient pieces of equipment making the studio life easier and generate a more comfortable working environment. By minimizing the number of buttons and switches without sacrificing the functionality we deploy a clean user interface allowing you to get instantaneously familiar with the products.

Fredenstein Professional Audio Products are designed for audio professional in recording and broadcast studios as well as independent engineers and producers in their own facilities.

Fredenstein is focused to make a difference in Professional Audio. You can expect superior sound and high-end built quality from each of our products

Specifications

Input Voltage: 90V AC to 240V AC, 50 to 60 Hz

Output Voltages: +16V DC 3.2A, -16V DC 3.2A, +48V DC 0.3A

Power Consumption: max. 150W

Dimension (LxHxD): 480mm x 140mm x 190mm

Weight: 4.5kg(NW) ; 6.0kg(GW)

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