Equitech Balanced Power is now available here at Pro Audio Boutique
We are extremely happy to carry Equitech Balanced Power systems. Equitech is the pioneer of balanced AC power and used by some of the most respected, well known recording studios in the world. Having Equitech Balanced Power in your studio is easier than you think with a variety of options to choose from. When people think about adding something new to their studios. Whether it may be a private, home or commercial recording facility. The power of your studio is just as important as that boutique Tube microphone, preamp, compressor or A/D Converter. Its just as important if not More important. Having Equitech Balanced Power does not only help with the power of your studio but has a dramatic impact on your recordings and mixes as well. Balanced power has an amazing impact on the headroom of your gear and the clarity of your playback.
Contact Us here at Pro Audio Boutique with your Equitech Balanced Power Questions!
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Equitech makes balanced power in Rackmount/Shelfmount and even Contractor grade wall mount boxes. That means you can have the advantages of balanced power whether you a private or Ground Up commercial recording facility. Equitech is ONLY using the best parts and technology in their power system.
Below I put together a list of some of Equitech Amazing Features:
Bifilar Wound Isolation Transformer - This patented method of winding AC power transformers is the most accurate way known to achieve a near perfect balanced output. The bifilar wound secondary is an exclusive Equi=Tech feature that raises the performance level of each of our products above all the rest.
HIgh Power Factor – Regardless of how clean AC power provided for sensitive electronics may be, the instant that component power switches are turned on, the quality of AC power degenerates. This is simply the nature of what are termed “non-linear reactive loads.”
Ultra Low Impedance - The ultra-low impedance design of the Model Q transformer provides unrestricted current delivery to its output and virtually busts the “myth” that transformers cannot handle high amplitude current transients demanded by amplifiers and other types of high current pulse loads.
100% Passive Circuitry – There are no active components used in any Equi=Tech product. There is nothing that will degrade from heat over time or from years of rugged use.
High Efficiency - Equi=Tech systems are the most efficient of their kind. This means that very little power is inefficiently wasted when powering electronic components
Magnetic and Faraday Shielding – These indispensable features are included in every Equi=Tech product.
Redundant Surge Protection — A dual stage transient voltage surge suppresser (TVSS) provides primary surge protection. Unlike most products, there is a useful status indicator light that indicates when the surge protector is active and when it has taken too many hits from nuisance spikes and the time has come for it to be replaced.
Oxygen-free copper wire– Mil Spec. oxygen-free copper wire is used throughout the entire AC distribution section of every Model “Q”. Hand-made OFC jumper wires and wiring harnesses are used exclusively in their assembly. OFC wire reduces high frequency micro current distortion that is commonly present in conventional copper or silver wired circuits. This further extends the effective bandwidth of noise attenuation.
Filtered Digital Equipment Outlets - These outlets provide additional high frequency noise attenuation and isolation for switching power supplies typically found in digital electronics
ANSI/UL Tested – Equi=Tech products have been tested and certified to meet ANSI/UL Standard #1012 which is the most rigorous and demanding of all power industry standards for Class A (high voltage) power distribution equipment.
Lifetime Warranty – Only Equi=Tech offers a lifetime warranty on the most expensive component and heart of the system, the power isolation transformer.
The Peluso P 28 Pencil Tube Microphone is this month’s featured microphone at Pro Audio Boutique. The Peluso P 28 Pencil Tube Microphone is a small diaphragm pencil tube microphone inspired by the legendary AKG and Neumann microphones. If you are familiar with Peluso’s Cemc 6 condenser microphone then you will fall in love with the Peluso P28. Just like the Peluso Cemc 6 the P28 offers exceptional detail, control and smoothness along with the warmth and low-noise of a EF-732 tube. This makes its perfect microphone for acoustic guitars, piano, drum overheads and more. The P28 helps tame harsh high end on certain acoustic applications. Its a great way to smooth out and add warmth to your recordings.
Of course as usual the Peluso P 28 Pencil Tube Microphone is available in acoustically matched pairs
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Peluso P 28 Pencil Tube Microphone Technical Data
Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 18mm edge-terminated capsule
Frequency Range: 20Hz/24Khz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid (Omni available – Special Order)
Sensitivity: 11 mv/pa
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: 141 dB
Equivalent Noise: 15 dB(A)
Tube Type: EF 732
Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V
Size: 28mm x 184 mm
Weight: 300 g
New Gear from Rupert Neve Designs
Rupert Neve Designs 5060 CenterPiece 24×2 Desktop Mixer
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From the father of the recording console comes the 5060 Centerpiece: the Class-A analog heart of your 21st-century studio. Sized for your desktop, the 5060 delivers the tonality and center section features of Rupert’s flagship 5088 console at your fingertips, cementing outboard together with serious custom transformers, flexible monitoring, DAW transport controls, and the raw power of a Rupert Neve-designed 24×2 mix-buss.
Define Your Workflow
With a modular, hybrid analogue/digital mix system built around the 5060, you can outfit your studio with exactly what you need – and nothing that you don’t. Utilizing modern DAW control technologies, the 5060 seamlessly integrates stem outputs from the DAW with the rest of your control room, sums the final mix, and provides 2-track outputs, source selection, and speaker feed outputs from the monitor section.
Used in conjunction with 5059 mixers and Portico modules, the 5060 forms the core of a scalable analogue system. In this arrangement, the 5059s provide individual channel control, aux routing, and expandable channel counts, the Portico modules provide preamplification, EQ and dynamics, and the 5060 unites it all. The 5060 brings your dreams of a seamless hybrid workflow to reality.
Define Your Tone
With custom transformers, a class-A mix buss and variable Silk, the 5060 can provide a wide range of tonal flavors. Drive the mix buss hard and crank the Texture knob for a rich, saturated, vintage vibe – or disengage Silk entirely for clear, wide-open sonic beauty.
Silk reduces the negative feedback on the output transformer, adding harmonic content as the texture is increased. Silk red mode accentuates the saturation in the high-mids and highs, while silk blue mode features more saturation in the lows and low mids.
With Silk engaged, the distortion characteristic and harmonic content of the unit are very reminiscent of many of Rupert’s class-A vintage designs. These controls add an unparalleled range of tonal options to the 5060 and should be explored creatively with a variety of different sources for best effect.
Additionally, by using 5059 Satellite Mixers to feed the 5060, you can further control the tone by using different Silk & Texture settings on the dual stereo outputs,and by creating parallel processing on the stems using the insert sends into processors, and then into stereo inputs 9-24.
The New Analogue Standard
While digital technologies come and go, the modular, class-A analog designs Rupert created decades ago have been proven to stand the test of time. Instead of merely cloning these “classics”, Rupert has spent recent years leading a team of engineers in crafting new designs, built on the same key principals, that take sonic performance, flexibility and ergonomics to new heights.
These designs embody the high voltage, class-A, discrete and transformer coupled architectures found in the 5088 console, which represent a culmination of Rupert’s vast analogue circuitry knowledge.
With the 5060 Centerpiece, the primary aim is to deliver the extraordinary quality of the 5088 in a compact, modular framework. With an abundance of interconnectivity, exceptional fidelity, and the tonal versatility of Silk, the 5060 is the ideal core of the sound-conscious modern studio.
I was happy to get a call from one our clients looking to upgrade their basement into the ultimate home recording facility. The client wanted the convenience of a turnkey totall recall DAW recording system. But wanted a front end and outboard selection that would cover their recording needs and add character, warmth and vintage vibe to their recordings. This was not going to be a commercial recording facility so having a tech close by or on staff was not an option for maintaining vintage gear. So it made since to go with Brands that offered the vintage vibe and character but were more reliable (came with warranty) than their vintage counterparts. We choose a nice combination from A Designs, BAE Audio, Cartec Audio, Empirical Labs and More.
The Recording System would be based around a Lynx Aurora 16 Converter and AES16E PCIe Express Card. The primary recording software would be Avid’s Pro Tools 10 software (Once again this was a private facility so going to Pro Tools HD 10 was something that would have been over-kill for the clients recording needs expressed upon our initial consultation). Since the client was staying Native we made sure to get them the Latest 12 Core Mac and installed some extra ram from OWC.
We called up our friends at KK Audio and had them make some beautiful custom Hardwood racks with Mahogany Trim.
Below are photos from when we arrived at the spot and we were pretty much given a blank canvas to work with. We were very humbled when the customer allowed us totally freedom to help them pick out, design and install their dream home recording system. For more questions about this install or gear used. Give us a call Toll-Free 1-888-573-8397 or Email Us.
Equipment List Installed
Computer and Software
32GB of Ram from OWC
Native Instruments Komplete 8
A/D D/A Converters
(1) Universal Audio LA-2A
(2) Audix ADX-51
(2) Shure SM57
Patchbay ,Cabling and Microphone Stands
The Lynx Aurora Turn Key Recording System is Only Available from Pro Audio Boutique!
What is a Turn Key Recording System?
A Turnkey Recording System is a recording system already installed, configured and tested by the audio professionals at Pro Audio Boutique. When it arrives at your door all you have to do is Plug and Play! We not only install and configure all the necessary hardware and software of your system but we extensively test the system before it ships to you. We have years of experience of installing and configuring Turn Key Systems. We have spent years not only working on the creative side of the recording industry but understanding and staying current with the Technical side. We take pride in offering Life-Time In House technical support and customer service with every Lynx Aurora Turn Key Recording System. You have our support before, during and after the sale. Just see what our clients have to say…
The Lynx Aurora Turn Key Recording System is your choice of an Apple Computer, Lynx Sound Card (AES16e, Thunderbolt, Firewire, USB, And More…) and Converter (Aurora 16 or Aurora 8) installed, configured and ready to record!
What The Experts at Pro Audio Boutique do for you:
1) Configure your Apple Computer and Register your components and software
2) Install any additional upgrades for the Computer (RAM, Hard Drives, Etc…). We recommend our clients take full advantage of what your computer has to offer. These days with mega sessions and the influx of plug in use, there is nothing wrong with having too much headroom for your computer.
- We Recommend purchasing additional RAM, Hard Drives, Optical Drives etc… from Other World Computing OWC
3) Install and Configure your choice of Lynx Hardware
There are many options to choose from so Contact Us today and let us help you choose the best option for your recording studio
- Lynx Aurora 16 or Lynx Aurora 8 with AES16E PCI Express Card
- Lynx Auroa 16 or Lynx Aurora 8 with LT-FW (Firewire)
- Lynx Aurora 16 or Lynx Aurora 8 with LT-USB (USB)
- Lynx Aurora 16 or Lynx Aurora 8 with AES16e for Thunderbolt™ I/O (Requires Expansion Chasis from Sonnet or Magma)
- Lynx Aurora 16 or Lynx Aurora 8 with LT-HDx (Avid Pro Tools HDx)
- Lynx Aurora 16 or Lynx Aurora 8 with LT-HD (Digidesign Pro Tools HD/TDM Legacy)
Additional Installation Steps:
- The Installing and configuration of your Lynx Hardware includes making sure not only the Latest Lynx Drivers are installed but that your Lynx Hardware is updated to the Latest Firmware Version.
- We go the extra mile making sure your computer model, operating system, DAW version are all on the most compatible platform at that time, giving you a rock solid recording system.
4) Install and Configure your choice of Recording DAW Software and Plug Ins
- Pro Tools HDx or Native and even Legacy Systems
- Steinberg Cubase or Nuendo
- Apple Logic Pro
- MOTU Digital Performer
- And any additional Plug In or Virtual Instrument Bundles of your choice
5) We even offer custom cabling and Audio Accessories Patch bays to integrate your current outboard gear into your new Lynx Aurora turn key recording system. Contact Us today if you are thinking about jumping up into a new Lynx system!
We are happy to announce a new addition to the Pro Audio Boutique product line:
Empirical Labs Compressors, Eqs and 500 Series Modules:
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We are happy to announce a new addition to the Pro Audio Boutique product line:
Cartec Audio Compressors, Eqs and Preamps:
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RME Launches new Premium Product Line at NAMM 2013. Give us a Call Toll-Free 1-888-573-8397 for more information or Email Us with your RME questions.
RME Products at Pro Audio Boutique:
NAMM Anaheim, California, January 24, 2013.
RME have updated their Premum Line with a range of new products for digital multichannel transmission and conversion.
Being an early adopter and pioneer in MADI technology, RME developers have always been dedicated to making the open protocol compatible, stable, and affordable for their customers. Among the first devices that were released for the widely adopted technology were the ADAT and AES3 (AES/EBU) converters ADI-642, ADI-6432, and ADI-648, as well as the MADI Bridge and MADI Converter, which for over a decade have gained a reputation for being unmatched in terms of feature set and reliability.
NAMM 2013 sees the launch of RME’s new Premium Line digital MADI converters. Five new beautifully designed products: the new MADI Router, the ADAT Router and ADAT Converter, and the AES3 Router and AES3 Converter.
One of the interesting developments on all five products is the new MADI RJ45 connector, which extends the existing two media options, optical cables and coaxial cables, by a third one: standard network cables. Making use of twisted pair Ethernet cables for multichannel audio signals offers several advantages that optical and coaxial cables were lacking: bidirectional audio transmission between two devices over one cable, power supply, and unmatched availability of cables at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional MADI cabling. Depending on the type of cable, cable lengths of up to 100m (330 ft.) can be achieved.
The MADI Router has four groups of three different MADI I/O’s and is used as a patch bay and format converter. Apart from the fully transparent routing of entire MADI streams between its ports, its performance supersedes the popular MADI Bridge by letting users create output signals that combine audio channels from different MADI inputs.
The ADAT Router is based on the design of the ADI-648, providing eight optical ADAT inputs, eight ADAT outputs, and MADI connectors for optical, coaxial, and MADI Twisted Pair connections. All audio channels can be freely routed between MADI and ADAT.
Following in the footsteps of the ADI-642 and ADI-6432, RME’s new AES3 Router will give you the best of both units offering channel routing and multiple conversion capabilities. Apart from optical, coaxial and twisted pair MADI connections, the AES3 Router provides four D-sub 25-pin ports, carrying 32 audio channels both in and out of the device. However, the ports can be configured to be send-only or receive-only, resulting in 64 audio channel outputs or 64 audio channel inputs.
All three routers are equipped with a TFT display for easy operation and status overview, redundant power supplies, and USB ports for preset storage and firmware updates.
The ADAT Converter is an extension to either one of the routers, receiving its power over the MADI Twisted Pair connection from the Router. Therefore, no additional power supply is needed. The ADAT Converter translates the signals of up to eight ADAT inputs to MADI TP, and sends the signals from its MADI input to the eight ADAT outputs.
The new AES3 Converter also acts as an extension to either one of the routers. It can be configured to convert the attached MADI signal to send and receive 32 audio channels, or, if required, either send or receive 64 audio channels.
A New Studio Live Console has been announced at NAMM 2013. We at Pro Audio Boutique enjoy the presonus studio gear and studio live mixers in general. The NEW Presonus Studio Live 32.4.2AI improves on the original design of the 16.4.2 with additional features and more integration with your Apple Ipad, Iphone, and Ipod touch.
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With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, a StudioLive mixer will spoil you fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.
The 32-channel, 14-aux PreSonus® StudioLive™ 32.4.2AI starts with all the strengths of previous StudioLive models—and then pushes the technology to the next level.
StudioLive 32.4.2AI is built with next-generation Active Integration technology that adds unprecedented power for mixing consoles anywhere near this price class. So while the 32.4.2AI looks and feels much like its non-AI counterparts it has with far more computing power, which makes possible some very useful new features.
For starters, you get twice as many internal effects buses and 31-band graphic EQs. We’ve added six mute groups and user-assignable Quick Scene buttons. You’ll love the ability to create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel or bus and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button.
A built-in 48×34 FireWire S800 interface is standard equipment but Thunderbolt and Ethernet (Dante) cards are expected by the end of 2013. A dedicated USB 2 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter lets you control the mixer wirelessly—even without a Mac® or Windows® PC.
Of course, you get the latest version of our tightly integrated software bundle, including updated Capture™ 2.0 recording software, Studio One Artist® DAW, and Virtual StudioLive-AI editor/librarian/control software with Smaart Measurement Technology™. StudioLive Remote-AI for iPad® and QMix™-AI for iPhone®/iPod® touch will both be available free from the Apple App Store.