TK Audio S-Blender Stereo Blender  From TK Audio

The S-Blender is a mini mastering console with two stereo inserts for parallel / serial processing and a perfect tool for mixing and mastering. 

TK Audio

$1,449.00

Retail:  $1,469.00

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Manufacturer's Description from TK Audio

The S-Blender is a mini mastering console with two stereo inserts for parallel / serial processing and a perfect tool for mixing and mastering. The five-step mode control changes the signal path, and numerous combinations can be tested without reconnecting any outboard. The first insert has a semi-fixed position and the second insert can be positioned at four different points in the signal path. At the push of a button the two inserts swap position and by using the mute buttons previewing can be done without altering the level controls. For easy integration the Blender has a separate monitor section with volume control and mono switch. It's the optimal unit for two-stage compression combining parallel and serial compression in a clean and simple way.

Mastering-grade circuits and a switch matrix with gold plated relays guarantees maximum performance.The goal has been to make the perfect tool for parallel and serial processing. With two outboard processors connected, for example two compressors, or a compressor and an EQ, numerous combinations can be achieved at a twist of a knob. Interfaced with a DAW and a monitoring system the Blender can be used for both processing and monitor control.

Function:

The input signal is split into three separate channels: Channel 1 is the unprocessed sound. Channel 2 has the Insert 1 inserted. Channel 3 is only active in Mode 5, and otherwise muted. Insert 2 moves around in the signal path depending on the mode setting. It's also possible to swap the position of the two inserts by pressing the swap button.

The three channels are followed by a mix point with a blend control for channel 1 and 2. When Mode 5 is enabled Channel 3 can be mixed into the signal with a separate volume control. The channel mute buttons cuts the signal without affecting the other channels making it possible to preview channels without altering any level controls.

Key Features:

  • Unique parallel and serial processing
  • Gold plated relays
  • Monitor section with volume control and mono switch
  • Internal, regulated powersupply with a toroidal transformer
  • 115 or 230V, selectable.

Modes:

  • Insert 1 is always inserted into channel 2 for parallel processing. 
  • Insert 2 can be placed at four different points in the signal path. 
  • Mode 1 - Insert 1 active on channel 2 for parallel processing.
  • Mode 2 - Insert 2 is placed before the split point.
  • Mode 3 - Insert 2 is placed in series with Insert 1.
  • Mode 4 - Insert 2 is placed after the mix point.
  • Mode 5 - Insert 2 is active on channel 3 for parallel processing.
  • A green LED shows the position of Insert 1 and a red LED shows position of Insert 2.

S-Blender updates:

  • All controls stepped
  • Updated circuit for lower noise
  • New illuminated in/out switch
  • Mains on/off on front
TK Audio

About Manufacturer

TK Audio is based in Halmstad, a small town in the southwest of Sweden. It started out in 2008 as an additional brand to Vintagedesign as we wanted to develop products with a bit more modern style. Thomas Kristiansson (or TK as his friends call him) is the mastermind behind both Vintagedesign and TK Audio and he has been working with electronics, cords and sounds in different kinds of professions his entire career.
Our philosophy is to produce creative audio solutions and assemble them in Sweden.
We buy the chassis from a local manufacturer and the main part of the panels is also produced nearby. Up until just recently we have assembled and soldered the circuit boards by ourselves but as the demand for our products has increased we can´t keep up so now we also use another company to help us out. They are situated just a 2 hour drive from Halmstad so we can still proudly say that our products are hand made in Sweden. We take responsibility for keeping our production as environmental friendly as possible and by having full control over the production and of course making all the final assembling by ourselves we can make sure that the quality always is top notch!

Specifications

  • Noise flooor: below 104dBm
  • Frequency response:Â 10Hz to 100kHz, less than -0.1dB
  • Distortion: less than 0.003% THD+N, @ +8dBm
  • Balanced XLR main/insert inputs: 24kohm

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S-Blender Full Manual