Porter & Davies BC Gigster Engine and Throne Top  From Other

Experience your drumset from a whole new level with the Porter & Davies BC Gigster. Feel what tactile monitoring can do for your playing. Excellent condition. 

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Since their inception, Porter and Davies have been improving their tactile monitoring systems giving gigging drummers the missing piece to monitors. The BC Gigster is the lightweight version of the Gigster.

Setting up the Gigster involves plugging a mic or line out into the input socket and connecting the throne to the engine unit with the supplied Speakon cable. After that, you simply set the Input Gain and Low Contour levels before turning the Master Volume up until you can feel the bass drum.

The beauty of this system is that it works in real-time. No lag and all performance. If you're looking for a monitoring system that can capture all of your bass drumand then some, experience what tactile monitoring can do for your drums with the Porter & Davies BC Gigster.

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The BC Gigster features the same astounding performance and build quality as our flagship BC2 and BC2rm, but with reduced features to help achieve a substantially lower retail price.
 
Now available in both 115 volt (North America and Japan) and 240 volt models.
 
The Gigster is a silent bass drum monitoring system which allows you to feel, hear and experience your bass drum) like you never felt or heard it before. It consists of the finest Tactile Generator available, built into our own Patented throne top, and uses bone conduction to deliver powerful, precise and nuanced reproduction without sound.
 
The Gigster is made from the same superior components as the BC2, and although it has slightly fewer features, it has identical power and performance, giving you great connectivity to your drum kit whilst playing and recording.
 
Although at Porter & Davies we designed the new Gigster with the working musician in mind making it lightweight and ultra-compact, it is also the weapon of choice for many top pros who enjoy its extreme portability.
 
It is literally designed as a ‘plug in and play’ and is astounding with both acoustic & electronic drums.
At Porter & Davies we have used our expertise to maintain product integrity without compromising on quality. Keen to bring a value product to the market at a smart price, we have simplified the packaging, stripped away the non essential features, and brought to the market the ultimate streamlined form of the BC2.
 

Theory

Most of the sound we hear reaches our ears via airborne vibrations, like those produced by acoustic instruments and loudspeakers. However, there are four additional pathways through which we perceive acoustic energy, all of which fall into the category of tactile sound. These additional pathways include:

  • Deep tissue and muscle mass (“Kinesthetic”)
  • Skeletal joints (“Haptic”)
  • Skin sensation (sense of touch)
  • Bone conduction (skull to cochlea transmission)
To capitalise on these additional means by which we perceive acoustic energy, Tactile Sound Transducers have been designed to send high-quality audio to the listener/player in the form of vibrations over a full range of tactile audio frequencies. When attached to a resonant surface (which is at the heart of our Patent Pending thrones), the transducer reacts with precision and directness to the signal it receives.
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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

Dimensions:
34cm x 16cm x 10cm inc rubber bumpers
 
Weight:
3.4Kg
 
Cables supplied as standard:
2M UK power cable – fixed
2M Speakon NL4 throne link cable. Twin Axial, 140 x 0.15mm, OFC.
 
Power requirement:
230vAC (115vAC [USA etc] )
200W peak.
 
Self-selecting combination XLR/JACK input.
 
Plug in an XLR for:
Mic in: 600 ohm electronically balanced P2 hot XLRF
 
Plug in a JACK for:
Line in: 10K ohm unbalanced tip: hot
Mic out: Hardwired parallel to mic in. XLRM balanced P2 hot
Line out: Hardwired parallel to line in. XLRM unbalanced P2 hot
 
Input gain:
Mic: 0dB to +60dB
Line: -20dB to +40dB
 
BC Gigster Engine Top ViewLow Contour: +/- 12dB @ 55Hz shelving
 
Signal Present indicator led, green: -30dB
Signal Peak indicator led, yellow: 0dB
Signal Limit indicator led, red: +12dB
 
Max output:
150W RMS / 4ohm 0.05%THD 20hz-18khz +/- 2dB.
Anti-thump and noiseless dynamic load protection circuitry built-in.
 
Round Throne Top:
40 x 40 x 20cms deep
Weight: 5.7Kg
 
Connection between Engine and Throne:
Speakon NL4 to Speakon NL4 : (supplied)