4 inputs 4 outputs line & mike preamps for Cantar with stereo bus & parametrics
In a few words
iTAK, an original device developed by DC Audiovisuel, has been designed to overcome Cantar small number of mic inputs. In a small case, it provides four mic preamps, each with symmetrical output with line or mic (-43 dB) level.
Each preamp provides 26 to 53 dB gain, continuously variable by potentiometer. This potentiometer includes a switch which enables line level signal input. Each channel offer both switchable phase reversal and 48 V Phantom powering. Input connectors are XLR3F, output connectors are XLR5M.
Moreover, Cantar developers have chosen to offer only low-cut attenuation. iTAK remedies that with an equalization circuit:
- Continuously variable 20 Hz to 150 Hz (-3 dB) low-cut; slope -12 dB/oct.
- Boost/Cut ± 9dB to 100 Hz (bass) and 6.3 kHz (treble).
- 300 to 5 kHz variable frequency parametric; Boost/Cut ± 10 dB.
This equalizer can of course be disconnected. The low-cut may be kept on the equalizer, or permanently set on channel.
iTAK also provides a limiter, with adjustable threshold, for each output. This limiter will prevent Cantar line-input saturation when several sources must be controlled simultaneously. A green light indicates action of this output limiter (-3 dB), and a red LED close to the level trimmer warns of a high input level (clip, +14 dBu).
A stereo mix bus with symmetrical outputs (electronic symmetry), and a headphone amplifier (1/4" jack) are provided, thus allowing the use of iTAK as a mixer. But to some extent only, because of the lack of a level-meter and of a reference level generator.
For that purpose, a miniature HRS10 six-point connector can control any of the four VCA output offset faders.
This minimal size and weight device (6.7" x 6.7" x 1.6" for 28 oz.) is 12 volts powered (4-points Hirose). Power consumption is less than 4 watts (except for 48 Phantom V use).
This product is commonly named: DC Audiovisuel iTAK, DCAudiovisuel iTAK, DCA iTAK, iTAK
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