• Overview

    The Cadac J-Type has a uniquely enviable reputation when it comes to delivering faultless performances night after night, year after year, on almost every imaginable type of production. It has proved itself in critical applications where quality is paramount.  The J-Type signifies top quality audio all within a rugged, reliable package. 

    Where flexibility is essential the J-Type can be configured to suit the application in hand, without compromise, and equally importantly, to combine this with intuitive operation during a performance. The J-Type’s superlative audio is also matched by exceptional reliability in the often hostile conditions that are typical of live sound environment.

    There is an impressive range of input modules to choose from for the J-Type, underlining its performance capabilities. Users can combine the original mono inputs with the programmable dual input and stereo input channels to get the precise routing and mix required for every cue. This is complemented by the J-Type’s versatile matrix - with up to 16 sub and 32 matrix group outputs.

    The J-Type was the first console to feature Cadac’s unique frame design, which allows users to put any module in any position, thus configuring the console to suit the project in hand. Each module is fitted with XLR connectors and jack sockets on the rear vertical face, enabling the module to be moved quickly and easily. For audio quality, the J-Type maintains the Cadac tradition for exceptional performance.

    All of the inputs, insertion send/returns and outputs are electronically balanced, as are all audio mixing busses.  The J-Type Live Production console epitomises Cadac’s innovative design approach.

    Feature Summary

    • Frame sizes to accommodate from 26 to 63 module positions
    • Up to 4 mixer frames and 128 channels can be combined as a single system
    • Any of the modules can be used in any position, in any of the frames
    • Performance flexibility with Cadac’s unique programmable modules
    • Recall all pot and switch settings on a cue bycue basis
    • 16 Sub Group and 32 Matrix outputs
    • 12 auxiliary group outputs
    • VCA channel faders and Sub Groups can be controlled by any one of 15 DC Master faders
    • Full talkback communications
    • Central Control with Local Memory
    • Oscillator/Pink Noise Generator/PFL system
    • Dual power supply system
    • 120mm LED meter by the side of each channel fader 
    • 20 segment LED meter, reading over a range of 57 dB on all outputs
    • Direct outputs on all channels, selectable Pre/Post faders
    • Direct inject with level pots to sub group and matrix  group mix busses



    The J-Type is constructed from extruded aluminium bearers, fixed to 7mm two-part aluminium end profiles. This allows multiple frames to be positioned so that modules are almost adjacent. Internal audio bussing is balanced and uses ribbon cables, with ‘floating’ connectors fitted on to steel cradles.

    Data busses use dedicated ribbon cable. All power bussing is rated at 40A per rail.

    Frame-mounted input connectors include diode-mixed power inlets, earth points, headphone and lamp connections, as well as optional bus expansion connectors. The frames incorporate multiple cooling fans with a 5- speed control. Any frame size may be specified from 25 to 63 modules wide.

    The J-Type module’s design features a motherboard, with plug-in daughter boards for all audio and digital control functions. This ensures servicing simplicity and fast replacement of any faulty component. Each module may be plugged into any position in the console frame, by means of a top quality two-part connector system, which is designed as a mating pair to provide excellent mechanical and electrical reliability. A rail system is used to guide each module into its correct position. The console design allows modules to be removed or inserted without powering down.

    Audio connections will be determined by the user’s specification and whether a patch bay is required. XLR type connectors are standard for all inputs and outputs. 1⁄4" jack sockets are used for insert sends and returns. Two other possible variations are:

    Military standard round multi way connectors for a touring system, with a separate patch bay.

    Varelco multi way connectors for a fixed installation, with a separate patch bay.

    The J-Type provides a sophisticated level of automation when supplemented by Cadac’s Sound Automation Manager for Windows®, in conjunction with the programmable modules. The console’s Central Control Module interfaces to a standard PC, with the Sound Automation Manager handling cue management, routing and VCA automation - supported by comprehensive visual feedback of all routing and variable functions, including fader positions. For additional flexibility, all console programming for a production can be implemented off-line, porting to the on-line console PC via the Ethernet LAN.

    Power Supply
    Each J-Type console requires the following:
    - ±18v for the audio electronics
    - +13v for LEDs, relays and logic circuits
    - +48v for phantom powering of microphones
    The power supplies are suitable for rack-mounting or flight cases, and are connected via a heavy duty, shielded multicore cable with military circular bayonet connectors at each end. Each console may be powered by two independent power supply systems, operating simultaneously.

    All Cadac J-type front panels are machined from custom-designed 3mm aluminium extrusion, which is stove enamelled, silk-screened and lacquered. The silk-screened legend is designed to withstand arduous operating conditions. Custom-made flight cases are available for the J-Type console, as required.

    The J-Type is designed to the following standards:

    Frame sizes Custom 26 – 63 Slots
    Multi Frame Yes
    Channels 24 - 128 maximum
    Auxiliaries 10 mono 1 stereo
    Sub groups 16
    Matrix outputs 32
    Total Busses 60
    DC masters 15
    Automation SAM (Full)
    Motor Fader Option Yes
    Balance Busses Yes
    Hand Tuned CMRR / Balance Yes
    Input impedance (Line) 10k Ohm electronically balanced
    Input Impedance (Mic) 1k2 Ohms
    Nominal input level 0dBu
    Max. input level +21dBu (balanced)
    Max. output level +21dBu
    CMRR -85dB (50Hz - 10kHz)
    Signal to noise -105dBu at unity gain
    Dynamic range 119dB, 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
    THD 0.009% @ 1kHz, 10dB gain, +4dBu
    Frequency response 5Hz to 65kHz +/- 0.5dB
    Crosstalk >-80dB at 10kHz
    Phase response Better than 9 degrees @ 20Hz
    Example Configuration: Frame Combination
    32 Mono + 4 Stereo, 12 Groups, 24 Matrix 52 slots
    64 Mono + 4 Stereo, 16 Groups, 32 Matrix 52 + 36 slots
    96 Mono + 8 Stereo, 16 Groups, 32 Matrix 48 + 40 + 40 slots *
    *Console configured with fully programmable modules.

    Product Dimension and weights

    Depth A935mm
    Height B387mm
    Width C
    38 slot
    46 slot
    54 slot

    63 slot

    485Kg (In flightcase as an example)
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