The Input Section of the Inline Module IO5-D/e offers the same features as the IO5-D/c. Two input sections for the two signal chains, tape chain and record chain are included. Both the input sections can be switched to several source signals. In addition to the mic input, there are two line inputs. Each signal chain can be used as audio sub group master.


Inline Channel 5MT Series D

Input Section

There are two input sections, Tape and Rec. The TAPE Chain is the main signal chain of the module. It is normally connected to the output of the multitrack device and can be switched to the input of the assigned track by the INP (input) switch. The Tape Chain input is electronically balanced and has its own gain control with a range of +/- 20 dB. The tape chain feeds the main fader via the processing stages and the main stereo master MIX via the mix pan pot.

The independent Record Chain is the second,signal chain of the module. The Record Chain can be used in different ways. While recording, this chain is used to feed the input of the multitrack device. In mix mode it can be used as additional input for any mic or line level source. Tape chain and record chain operate as separate channels that share the processing stages and the sends.

The record chain has three inputs. The default input is the transformer balanced, floating, Microphone Input. The transformer, brand Haufe, Germany, that offers optimum noise performanace and a very high common mode rejection ratio of more than 70 dB @ 15 kHz. The mic pre is optimized for this transformer and has a very good noise performance. At the maximum gain of 70 dB the noise figure is less than 1.5 dB, which means, that the total noise of the mic preamp is only 1.5 dB higher than the noise of a 200 ohms resistor. Almost more important is the noise figure with lower gain settings. With 40 dB gain the noise figure remains below 3 dB. An input PAD pre transformer allows to handle input levels of more than +26 dBu @ 40 Hz. The gain range is from 25 to 70 dB. An additional switch activates the 48 Volts phantom power.

The LINE switch selects an additional, high level, input for keyboards, midi equipment or outboard gear. In most cases, the record chain will be used while mixing as an additional input. The gain range of the line input is from -15 to + 30 dB. It is electronically balanced and has a high input impedance that makes it possible to connect semiprofessional equipment and instruments without DI boxes or amplfiers.

By pressing LINE and PAD at a time, the SUB input is selected, that routs the channel's bus amp output to the input of the record chain. This function makes it possible to use the record chain of a particular channel as record master chain while recording or as an audio sub group master while mixing.

The details of these functions are described in a separate chapter. The Phase Reversal is part of the record input amp and works with the mic, line and subgroup input.

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5MT Series D
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