input circuit is Mr. Rupert Neve's exclusive
"Transformer Like Amplifier" design as used in his
previous designs for the 9098i super analogue
console and System 9098 range of outboard
The input gain ranges from 0dB (unity) to +66dB in
6 dB steps. Mic. trim is continuously variable
The microphone input impedance is 5k Ohms,
providing an ideal input for a 150 or 200 Ohm
As the microphone amplifier can handle up to +26dBu
at unity gain, it can also be used as an additional
high quality line input.
The 10k Ohm
floating transformer line input provides
uncompromising isolation and protection against
ground currents and unwanted signals.
input is an alternative to the microphone
amplifier. Input impedance is 2.2M Ohms. The mic.
rotary gain and mic. trim controls provide gain
control for this input. Hence the gain range is the
same as for the microphone input.
and low pass frequency filters may be switched in
and out of the audio chain. The high pass filter
has a switchable slope of 18 or 24 dB/octave that
is useful for removing unwanted interfering signals
or as help for shaping the signal prior to
The low pass filter has a switchable slope of 12 or
18 dB/octave that may be used for signal shaping to
adjust harmonic content.
A side chain switch is included to switch the
filters into the side chain path.
be either pre or post filters. The switch may be
used to moderate compression characteristics.
Identical gain reduction can take place across both
A and B DMCL channels by switching on the A-B link.
Furthermore, the link button located on compressor
B enables multiple DMCL's to be connected in a
daisy chain format. This mode of operation is
useful when working on a surround sound stem. An
insert send/return point allows the insertion of
other devices into the audio path. The return point
doubles as the key input.
For the first
time ever on a Mr. Rupert Neve designed outboard
module an optional interface to the digital domain
has been included.
The optional digital output provides simultaneous
AES/EBU, S/PDIF and optical outputs at selectable
sampling frequencies of 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz.
With external sync. sources selectable from either
Word Clock or Pro Tools Superclock, the DMCL makes
the perfect front end partner to any digital
console or digital audio