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Midas Pro2 & DN1248 Active Splits

Our third digital desk manufacturer brings the legendary sound of Midas to the digital era in a range of consoles that starts with the Pro2.

Klark Teknik has been the world leader in analogue processing and has been our standard method of isolation since the inception of Plus 4.

The Klark Teknik DN1248+ is our gold standard of transformer isolatedsplit. They come with 2 independtly transformer isolated outputs as well as three electronically balanced outputs for every input. Each input channel has a phanton power, earth lift and 30db boost and 15db cut switched to cover any kind of audio input. They also have 2 x PSU inevery split to ensure the splits stay live even if one PSU was to fail.

Virtually every show we do requires us to split the audio that we’re supplying to the broadcast company. Frequently we will be on a separate supply from the broadcast room so being isolated from them prevents a whole world of pain and buzzes.

Each PRO2 Touring Package ships complete with a MIDAS DL251 stage box, providing 48 MIDAS mic/line inputs, and 16 analogue XLR outputs on stage, in addition to the PRO2’s 8 mic/line inputs and 16 XLR analogue outputs on the back of the console itself. Two AES3 inputs, three AES3 outputs and dual-redundant power supplies, all supplied as standard, complete the hardware configuration.

PRO2 is easy to configure and operate. Engineers who are new to MIDAS digital can relax, enjoy the PRO2’s sample-synchronous audio quality, and mix from well within their comfort zone. Engineers already familiar with MIDAS can just load their existing show file straight into the PRO2, regardless of which MIDAS digital console it was created on, and carry on working. In addition to the PRO2’s 56 primary input channels, PRO2 also features 8 aux returns, all of which feature 4-band MIDAS parametric EQ and insert points. These 8 aux returns can be used as returns for the PRO2’s internal FX processors, or as additional mic channels, if sufficient mic inputs are available on the I/O hardware.

A total of 64 input channels have routing to 27 phase-coherent mix buses, which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (which can be mixes, subgroups or mix minus groups), and 8 matrix buses. The Matrix buses source from inputs, as well as groups, and so can be used as 8 additional auxes (monitor mix and FX sends) which provides a total of 24 mixes (plus L, R & Mono) for monitor mixing duties. All buses can be linked as stereo pairs (except the mono bus).