LIVE1

  • Overview


    LIVE1 is Cadac’s first compact analogue console design. It is a fully specified console featuring the company’s renowned heritage of analogue engineering resulting in the audio quality that was once reserved for top musical theatre and touring productions.

    The LIVE1 delivers Cadac’s core value of exceptional audio engineering at a cost effective price point that opens up new markets and applications for a professional analogue console.

    This video provides an overview of Cadac's LIVE1 small format analogue console


    LIVE1 is at home in a multitude of markets from small clubs, touring and corporate events through to theatres, Houses of Worship and recording. The audio quality and level of flexibility makes the LIVE1 idea for a variety of applications including monitor mixing, sub-mixing, location and project recording applications as well as an ideal analogue front end for DAWs.


    The preamplifier, designed with the latest engineering and component technology, puts the audio performance of the LIVE1 on a par with that of legendary large-format Cadac consoles regardless of the massive difference in cost. The Cadac signature is reinforced with an industry proven, proprietary Cadac 4-band EQ, with two swept mid filters, that delivers the Cadac characteristics of responsive and musical articulation.

    The three LIVE1 is available in three different frame sizes:

    • LIVE1 1642 with 8 mic and 4 stereo line channels
    • LIVE1 2442 with 16 mic and 4 stereo line channels
    • LIVE1 3242 with 24 mic and 4 stereo line channels

    Hardware Summary

    • Cadac analogue Mic Pre
    • Cost effective reliability
    • Three frame sizes: 16, 24 and 32 inputs
    • LIVE 1642 can be 19” rack mounted
    • New high performance microphone preamplifier circuit
    • 4 band EQ with two swept mid sections
    • 6 auxiliary sends selectable in pairs either PRE or POST fader
    • 6 mono and 2 stereo auxiliary returns
    • 4 subgroups with 100mm faders, PFL, mute and pan controls
    • Comprehensive monitoring and metering
    • 100mm high quality input faders
    • High quality steel construction
    • Robust 2U 19” external power supply
    Features


    The LIVE1’s high performance microphone pre amp circuit has been designed to deliver quality unrivalled in its class with full adjustment from 0 to 60 dB of gain. The microphone input is complimented with 48 V phantom power and an 80 Hz 12 dB/ octave high pass filter.



    The 4-band EQ utilised in the LIVE1 is derived from the EQ used on all the larger Cadac analogue consoles. Giving up to 18 dB of cut/ boost to all frequencies, with two swept mid sections on the mono channels and 4 fixed bands on the stereo channels. All channels feature and EQ-in switch to enable bypassing of the EQ section if required.



    Each channel features 6 auxiliary sends, configurable either pre or post fader in pairs from the Pre/Post selections in the LIVE1 master section.

    Pan and routing control is fully selectable to all subgroups and / or the master output. Channel monitoring is available using the PFL button which is configurable either PFL or AFL using the mode selections in the LIVE1 master section.

    Every channel comes complete with channel mutes, signal level LEDs including overload and high quality 100mm long throw faders.



    There are 4 fully featured sub groups each with its 100mm fader, pan control, PFL and mute switching. Control and monitoring of the Master Output on the LIVE1 is provided via a high quality 100mm stereo fader, and features a mono summing selection, PFL and mute switching and dedicated 10 segment bar graph metering.

    The Master Section features additional comprehensive 10 segment bar graphs metering, which is switchable to monitor either the group outputs / Stereo returns or the 6 auxiliary send levels. PFL / AFL monitoring is achieved with dedicated 10 segment bar graph meters. Master selection for PFL / AFL mode and AFL level is also available

    PRE / POST auxiliary selection is controlled globally from the Master Section. Simple switching for each pair of auxiliaries sends. Talkback via a dedicated phantom powered XLR socket can be routed to all auxiliary subgroups or the L-R master output. The Master Section is completed with Headphone and Monitor output level controls.



    All LIVE1 consoles feature 6 mono auxiliary returns and 2 stereo returns. The mono aux returns each come with level controls, as well as routing to AUX 5 and AUX 6 on returns 1 to 4, enabling effects to be easily added to the fold back / monitoring mix. The stereo returns have their own dedicated 100mm faders, balance control, PFL and mute switching, and routing to AUX 5 and AUX 6 when required.

    An additional LINE input is available for connecting an audio source for interval or pre-show music and other playback material without using up valuable stereo or mono inputs. The LINE input is routed directly to the L-R master output.



    The comprehensive array of connections on the LIVE1 features mic, line inputs and direct outputs on every microphone channel. Master output connectors on balanced XLR sockets and 3-pin XLR gooseneck lamp connectors. All XLR and 1.4” jack sockets are high quality, high durability types.



    The LIVE1 comes with a robust external 2U switch mode power supply. All models operated with incredibly low noise levels on all global voltages.

    Specification

     

    FEATURES
    - LIVE1
    1642
    LIVE1
    2442
    LIVE1
    3242
    Connector Type
    Inputs (total) 27 35 43 -
    Mono inputs with inserts (Mic) 8 16 24 Combi connectors
    Stereo inputs (line) 4 4 4 1/4 inch jack socket
    Stereo effects return (line) 2 2 2 1/4 inch jack socket
    Mono aux return (line) 6 6 6 1/4 inch jack socket
    Talkback mic 1 1 1 3 pin female XLR
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    Busses LIVE1
    1642
    LIVE1
    2442
    LIVE1
    3242
    -
    Total 15 15 15 -
    Subgroups 4 4 4 -
    Aux Pre Fader (Monitor) 6 6 6 -
    Aux Post Fader (Effects) 6 6 6 -
    Aux switchable Pre/Post fader 6 6 6 -
    Master LR 2 2 2 -
    PFL (mono) 1 1 1 -
    AFL (stereo) 2 2 2 -
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    Outputs LIVE1
    1642
    LIVE1
    2442
    LIVE1
    3242
    Connector Type
    Subgroups with inserts 4 4 4 1/4 inch jack socket
    Aux outputs 6 6 6 1/4 inch jack socket
    Master output with inserts 2 2 2 3 pin male XLR
    Monitor out 2 2 2 1/4 inch jack socket
    Direct Output 8 16 24 1/4 inch jack socket
    Stereo Headphones 1 1 1 1/4 inch jack socket
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    Additional Features LIVE1
    1642
    LIVE1
    2442
    LIVE1
    3242
    Connector Type
    Desk lamp output (12V/5W) 2 2 2 1/4 inch jack socket
    19” Rack mount option yes no no -

     

    Channels 1642 (8 mono 4 stereo)
    2442 (16 mono 4 stereo)
    3242 (24 mono 4 stereo)
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    Auxiliaries 6 mono (Switchable pre post fade in pairs)
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    Sub groups 4
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    Stereo effects returns 4 (2 stereo)
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    Mono effects returns 6 balanced jack
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    Input impedance 15k Ohm electronically balanced
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    Output impedance 50 Ohm (balanced outputs)
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    Nominal input level 0 dBu
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    Max. input level +21 dBu (balanced)
    +10 dBu (unbalanced)
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    Max. output level +21 dBu
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    CMRR better than or equal to -50 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
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    Signal to noise -89 dB at unity gain
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    Dynamic range 11 dB
    20 Hz to 20 kHz unweighted
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    THD+N less than 0.02%
    (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
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    THD less than 0.005%
    (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
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    Frequency response 20 Hz to 60 kHz 0.5 dB
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    Crosstalk better than or equal to -80 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
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    Phase response +5 degree at 20 Hz
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    Power Supply LIVE1 1642/2442/3242 – External Power Supply 100-240 V operation 2U 19” rack mounting

     

    LIVE1 Console Dimensions and Weights:

    Dimensions:

    LIVE1 1642    436.2mm wide (17.17”) x 173.5mm (6.83”) high x 539.3mm (21.23”) deep

    LIVE1 2442    612.0mm wide (24.09”) x 173.5mm (6.83”) high x 539.3mm (21.23”) deep

    LIVE1 3242    787.8mm wide (31.02”) x 173.5mm (6.83”) high x 539.3mm (21.23”) deep

     

    Weight:

    LIVE1 1642    12.9 kg / 28.44 lb

    LIVE1 2442    17.9 kg / 39.46 lb

    LIVE1 3242    22.7 kg / 50.05 lb

     

    LIVE PS1 External power supply Dimensions and Weights:

    Dimensions:
    482.60mm wide (19”) x 88mm (3.46”) high x 185mm (7.28”) deep

     

    Weight:
    4.5 kg / 9.92 lb

     

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