CDC eight-32

  • Overview

    CDC eight is Cadac’s flagship digital live sound console designed specifically for the highly demanding worlds of concert touring and fixed installation. To help meet these exacting demands Cadac has taken a highly innovative approach to the user interface and has designed a far less menu dependent console compared to traditional digital consoles, resulting in a fast, logical workflow. Gone are the multiple strips of restrictive fixed physical controls found on conventional analogue and a majority of digital consoles and have been replaced by an intuitive “high agility” user interface accessed via 24 inch touch screens. The result is the CDC eight, which really is exceptionally smart, nimble and intelligent in operation without the compromises dictated by more hardware-centric designs.

    The CDC eight is available in two surface configurations; the dual screen 32 fader console and a smaller single screen 16 fader version, both are identical in capacity and capability but allow a choice of console footprint to fit the space dictated by the application. For those requiring additional faders or greater flexibility due to physical constrictions or simply need a remote mix location, a single screen 16 fader CDC eight-16S side car is also available. All versions are housed in a beautifully engineered, road ready chassis, complete with milled aluminium side cheeks and Cadac’s traditional “warm to the touch” wooden arm rest.

    The combination of an exceptional user interface, legendary Cadac mic-pre’s, state-of-the art DSP and FPGA processing technology, with incredibly low latency and multiple surface options, makes the CDC eight a unique proposition for those who do not want to be faced with either audio or creative compromises.

    Hardware Summary

    • Two frame sizes: dual screen, 32 fader or single screen, 16 fader
    • Single screen 16 fader extender
    • 24” high definition anti-glare touch screens
    • Intuitive, clear graphical user interface
    • Proprietary DSP mix platform
    • 32/40 bit floating point SHARC processors
    • 6” LCD touch screen for system control
    • 100mm accurate, quiet motised faders

    Feature Summary

    • Classic Cadac mic-pres
    • Sub 0.4 millisecond latency from analogue inputs on stage to analogue outputs on stage 
    • Library of multiple languages for console labelling
    • 128 input channels
    • 4 band fully parametric EQ
    • Extensive dynamics
    • 64 output busses
    • Assignable busses - Group, Stereo Group, Aux, Stereo Aux or Matrix
    • 16 VCA groups
    • 8 Mute groups
    • On board effects
    • 31 band graphic equaliser on all outputs
    • Compressor limiter on all outputs
    • Output delays
    • Snapshot automation

    Features

    Visually the most striking feature of the CDC eight are the 24 inch 16:10 high definition LCD touch screens surrounded by digital encoders. The screens display the clean exceptionally intuitive graphical user interface and this unique combination naturally leads to an instinctive use of touch and swipe with traditional encoders giving additional control of the features on the console. The motorised 100mm faders follow the swipe of the screen or scrolling of the channels, ensuring full control at all time of any combination of inputs, outputs or VCAs displayed on the screen. The additional centrally-located 6 inch LCD touch screen provides quick access to the advanced system controls and automation functions.

    First time users will have a minimal learning curve as they soon find themselves navigating the features by using gestures similar to those for navigating a tablet or smart phone - all without the need for intensive formal training.

    For further explanation of the consoles feature set, click on the feature tabs.

    Gesture Navigation

    The physical feature that dominates the CDC eight console are the 24 inch 16:10 high definition LCD touch screens which provides the engineer with an exceptionally clean and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). The channel selection is just a simple case of swiping the screen to move the 128 channels seamlessly either left or right. Once the desired channel is reached a touch of the screen brings up the clear, logical GUI of the required function. No layers or clunky block scrolling which reduces the learning curve for the console to a minimum and allows fast setup.

    The CDC eight also has a Move Channels function. Input channels can be inserted in any position or replace existing channels, either singularly or in groups, by simply selecting and then dragging and dropping to the desired location in the Channel Settings page.

    • Swipe to scroll through all 128 channels
    • Intuitive touch operation, minimal learning curve
    • Intuitive features such as the “drag and drop” Move 
    • Channels function
    • Clean and logical graphical user interface
    • Fast console setup

    Monitor Mode

    A unique Cadac feature found on the CDC eight is the Monitor Mode. This has been developed to tackle the specific requirements of the monitor engineer which is often an after-thought on many of today’s digital consoles.

    When monitor mode is enabled, it gives the engineer the ability to access any of the 56 assignable busses and their respective contribution channels in ‘sends on fader’ mode with a single touch of the screen, making shows with a large number of monitor mixes fast and easy.

    Add to this the ‘mix focus’ feature, which when enabled means that when any mix is ‘flipped’ into sends on faders mode, the console will only present the user with the channels that are contributing to the selected mix, negating the need to navigate through all of the inputs.

    It is also possible to select an input channel and ‘flip’ the outputs onto the faders, allowing a single channel to be sent to multiple destinations simultaneously via the faders.
    All this, combined with the incredibly low latency, makes the CDC eight a formidable weapon of choice for the discerning monitor engineer!

    • Designed especially for monitor applications
    • Fader flip in both directions
    • Access to all 56 busses simultaneously 
    • Mix focus for speedy navigation within fader flip
    • Incredibly low latency – ideal for in-ear monitoring

    Phase Coherency

    A major contributor as to why Cadac digital consoles sound so clean and transparent is the attention paid to latency management – a major factor in digital audio performance and over looked by a majority of other digital consoles. It has to be remembered that all digital audio takes time to process, and that differences in latency of less than 0.1ms will have a hugely detrimental effect on audio quality.

    When combining signals with different paths and processing, most digital consoles will be summing multiple signals which will be partly out of phase. Cadac digital consoles have an extensive automatic latency management system which manages all internal routing and associated processing latency, resulting in all audio samples being synchronised before summing and providing absolute phase coherency at all outputs.

    • Automatic latency management
    • Absolute phase coherency
    • Sample-accurate summing
    • Sub 0.4 millisecond latency from analogue inputs on stage, through the CDC eight, to analogue outputs on stage

    Configurable Busses

    The CDC eight has a total of 56 configurable busses, plus LCR, Monitors and talkback. All the configurable busses can be assigned as any combination of auxiliaries, groups, stereo auxes, stereo groups or matrix outputs depending upon the application with a simple touch of the screen. 

    The bus sends can be individually set as Pre EQ, Pre Fader or Post Fader, and pre-or-post VCA. To help workflow the busses can be renamed from the pre-set library or with user defined names by using the soft keyboard and then added to a user library.

    • 56 configurable output busses
    • Assignable as Groups, Stereo Groups, Auxes, Stereo Auxes or Matrixes
    • User definable naming

    EQ

    The EQ section features 6 bands, comprising a four band fully parametric section and variable low and high pass filters. All six bands can be independently switched in and out or the whole EQ can be bypassed with a master EQ bypass. The LF and HF bands of the EQ feature a Bell/Shelf option, and the EQ can be configured to either emulate the response and behaviour of the classic J-Type analogue filters, or to provide 4-band fully parametric operation on a per - channel basis.

    • 4 band fully parametric EQ
    • J-Type analogue filter option
    • Low and high pass filters

    Dynamics

    The dynamics processing on the CDC eight have been designed to provide a broad scope of possibilities to maximise the creative potential. The input dynamics consists of a gate and dual-mode compressor with side chain filtering, with classic or vintage modes of operation. Output dynamics processing features compression and limiting.

    Control is achieved by simple touch access which will populate the screen with only relevant, concise control and visual information. The need to fiddle with sub menus or small, confusing graphics found on other digital consoles has been removed by the use of large touch friendly icons, thereby increasing the overall speed of operation and improving the workflow.

    • Dual-mode compressor, gate and side chain filtering
    • Clear graphical interface
    • Simple workflow
    • All phase coherent and time aligned

    Effects

    The CDC eight has 16 stereo on-board effects units including various types of reverb, delay and modulation effects. These have been specially designed by our own software engineers to provide a pallet of superlative room, hall and plate reverb simulations, comprehensive tap-delay effects and rich, luscious 
    modulation programs.

    CDC eight features 16 stereo effect “slots”, each with reverb, modulation and delay elements, all of which can be used simultaneously and freely configured by the user. The 3 elements within each effect slot can be arranged in either series or parallel, and in any order, using a simple and intuitive ‘drag and drop’ method. Effects can be patched as inserts on any channel, or in-line on an aux send/return basis.

    A Waves interface card is fitted as standard which provides connectivity to the Waves MultiRack server, allowing any Waves plug-ins to be used together with the console’s own DSP effect options. The Waves GUI is displayed on the CDC eight’s touchscreen for viewing and editing.

    • Range of on-board effects 
    • On-board effects can be daisy chained
    • Latency management 
    • All phase coherent and time aligned
    • Waves Integration for additional processing options

    Mute and VCA Groups

    The CDC eight has many reassuringly familiar features. These include 8 assignable buttons and 16 VCA Groups. Any input can be assigned to any VCA or MUTE group, or to multiple groups, with a simple touch of the screen. Both the input and the groups can be named using the labels from the console’s library or by using the on screen keyboard.

    The CDC eight also features enhanced VCA navigation with VCA unfolding. This allows the contributions of the chosen VCA to be deployed on to the input faders as well as giving instant access to all the inputs control parameters of the inputs for that VCA. Whilst a VCA is ‘unfolded’ onto the faders, the other VCA names persist meaning the user can jump from one VCA group directly into another VCA group, without the need for ‘backing out’ into the VCA master page first.

    The structure of the VCA groups all 16 can be viewed at a glance on an overview screen showing all the inputs that contribute to each VCA along with their post-fade input meters.

    • Up to 8 MUTE groups with simple configuration
    • 16 VCA groups with simple configuration
    • VCA unfolding for quick access to VCA contributions
    • VCA overview screen with input contribution meters

    GEQ

    All of the CDC eight’s output busses feature 4-band fully parametric EQ, plus variable HPF and LPF plus a 1/3 octave GEQ.

    All parametric and Graphic EQ’s can be used simultaneously, without any concern about available processing power or tonality compromise. GEQ parameters can be easily viewed on the 24” touch screen in the form of a virtual GEQ, and adjustments made quickly using the consoles 100mm faders.

    Additional features include GEQ in/out, an “instant flat” switch and a bypass function for individual GEQ filters.

    • 1/3 octave GEQ on all output busses
    • On screen GEQ graphical user interface
    • Control via 100mm faders

    Multilingual

    The CDC eight helps make life a little easier by being multilingual. The console has a library of languages for user definable console labelling. By simply selecting the preferred language, inputs, busses and VCAs etc. can be labelled in the users preferred language, making the console a much friendlier place to work and improving workflow.

    • Library of languages for user definable labelling including English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Chinese - with more to be added 
    • Ability to have user definable labelling in one language and control labelling in another

    Mic Pre

    For decades Cadac’s analogue mic-amps have been considered by many to be the premium mic-amp in the live sound industry. Cadac’s digital consoles proudly bear the hallmark of their analogue origins which can be traced back beyond the now legendary J-Type to those classic Cadac consoles from the golden age of recording studios.

    The CDC eight’s audio performance still retains the traditional wide dynamic range and low noise floor which has been achieved through a combination of unique analogue emulating algorithms and the latest 24-bit / 96 kHz Delta Sigma AD/DA convertors. The result is the classic Cadac sound - clean, transparent, and musical.

    • 45 years of Cadac engineering heritage
    • Wide dynamic range
    • Low noise floor
    • 24-bit / 96 kHz Delta Sigma AD/DA convertors

    Automation

    CDC eight features, as you would expect from Cadac, a comprehensive cue-based automation system which is capable of storing hundreds of Cues within each Show file and there can be a number of Show files in a single Project. For automation heavy applications required for complex theatrical based productions there is the option of SAM – Sound Automation Manager – which runs on an external PC.

    Using the console automation each Cue contains every setting and parameter value for every input and output channel in the console. Due to the dynamic nature of live events, the sound engineer will need the ability to intervene in the recall process as changes to the programme occur in real time. To facilitate this in the simplest possible way, the CDC eight on-board automation includes three discrete levels of automation isolation or “safe” status.

    The CDC eight’s Project files can be imported or exported via USB.

    • Cue-based automation system 
    • Three levels of automation Safe
    • Extensive MIDI control
    • Input and export show files via USB
    • SAM available for advanced automation applications

    SAM

    Cadac virtually invented automation for live sound consoles. Most major Broadway and West End Theatre shows were designed around the prodigious capabilities of Cadac’s SAM - Sound Automation Manager - software.

    SAM’s features have been developed in conjunction with the theatre world’s leading sound designers over a number of years, so everything you could possibly need to produce a flawlessly repeatable show will already be present in the software. Advanced functionality, such as Ripple-Through, Dynamic Mixing and X-Act, make complex programming quick and logical. The updated SAM with CDC eight based GUI, ensures intuitive operation either offline while configuring a production without the use of a console or online during a show.

    SAM includes an intelligent management of Program Change values called Ripple-Through where changing the value in one parameter will ripple down all the rest of that particular parameter until it finds a value different from itself.

    SAM can handle dual users allowing, for example, a theatre sound designer to edit and create data for Cues whilst the show rehearsals are going on. SAM can also be simultaneously mirrored on dual PCs for automation redundancy.

    SAM has the ability to not only run the CDC eight but also control third party equipment using MIDI and Events. Control data can be sent either to the console’s rear panel connections whilst other data is sent to peripheral devices directly from the PC running SAM. SAM can literally run the show.

    • SAM is the result of Cadac’s long-standing theatre software expertise, dating back to 1986
    • On-line and off-line operation
    • CDC eight based GUI
    • Integrated support for all Cadac current digital consoles
    • Cross-console compatibility and conversion for analogue Cadac console files
    • Extensive MIDI control facilities, via console or PC hardware
    • Multiple, concurrent MIDI sequences
    • Data copying and editing facilities, speeding up the creation of a show’s cues list
    • Dual PC redundancy

    I/O

    The CDC eight has eight user configurable card slots on the rear of the surface for local I/O which can be a combination of 5 different cards providing up to 64 inputs / outputs.  There are two fixed format Cadac stageboxes with MegaCOMMS connectivity providing inputs and outputs remotely from the console. The above image is the CDC I/O 6448 which features 64 superb Cadac mic inputs and 48 analogue outputs. Additional features are dual-redundant MegaCOMMS ports, front panel metering and status indication and dual-redundant power supply option.

    Also available is the CDC I/O 3216 which has 32 mic inputs and 16 analogue outputs, and offers greater flexibility of I/O deployment. Two stageboxes can be connected directly to the rear of the console but up to eight units can be added with the CDC MC Router, creating a large MegaCOMMS audio network. The CDC eight automatically detects I/O units, and patching is simply achieved by a touch on the screen. Each input and output on the unit can be “flashed” from the console making identification incredibly easy on the stage.

    • 8 local configurable card slots with a choice of 5  cards
    • Fixed format stageboxes with up to 64 inputs and 48 outputs
    • Network up to 8 stageboxes

    Audio Quality

    Cadac’s analogue mic-amps have been universally acclaimed as the premium mic-amp in the industry. The design brief for a digital console was simple and consistent with the brand’s ethos for over 45 years – audio first.

    Cadac’s digital consoles bear the hallmark of their analogue origins which can be traced back beyond the now legendary J-Type, which itself is still in production after nearly 25 years, to those classic consoles of the golden age of recording studios. The audio performance still retains its traditional wide dynamic range and low noise floor through a combination of unique analogue emulating algorithms and the latest 24-bit / 96 kHz Delta Sigma AD/DA convertors.

    Another key to the Cadac sound is the attention paid to latency management – a major factor in digital audio performance and over looked by a majority of other digital consoles.

    All digital consoles take time to process audio. Combining signals with different paths and processing, most digital consoles when summing the multiple signals will be partly out of phase. Cadac digital consoles have an extensive automatic latency management system which manages all internal routing and associated processing latency, which means that all audio samples are synchronised before summing, resulting in absolute phase coherency at all outputs.

    Both the CDC eight and the new CDC six on Cadac’s MegaCOMMS network have a latency of under 0.4 milliseconds, from analogue inputs on stage, through the console, to analogue outputs on stage. This makes them perfect for in-ear monitoring. All inputs and all outputs are time aligned to sample accuracy - no matter the routing or where they are located in the network.

    • Over 45 years of Cadac audio knowledge
    • Comprehensive and automatic latency management system
    • Comprehensive automatic time alignment, with sub 0.4 millisecond latency from analogue inputs on stage to analogue outputs on stage with the CDC eight and the CDC six
    • 24-bit / 96 kHz Delta Sigma AD/DA convertors


    MegaCOMMS

    All Cadac digital audio is transmitted using Cadac’s proprietary MegaCOMMS digital interconnect protocol which provides less than 0.4 ms latency from analogue input on stage, through the CDC eight or CDC six, to analogue output on stage, plus robust error correction and advanced system clocking.

    The protocol provides up to 128 bi-directional channels of 96 kHz / 24-bit audio along with all control data and clock synchronisation. This is all carried on co-axial cable with runs of up to 150 meters (492 feet) from the console or MC Router. The benefit of combining audio, control, and clock into one single network simplifies connectivity, shortens set-up time and reduces investment in cabling infrastructure.


    CDC MC Router

    The CDC MC Router provides the routing capability for the MegaCOMMS network. This 2U unit with 12 pairs of MegaCOMMS ports currently allows up to 4 MegaCOMMS consoles, with gain compensation, to link to up to eight MegaCOMMS units within the same audio network. It can also be used to expand the audio network up to a count of 3072 channels. 

    The MegaCOMMS units include stageboxes and audio network bridges. This means that a number of I/O stageboxes can be placed around a venue feeding the FoH and monitor positions – and redundant consoles – plus either Dante or MADI network bridges feeding 128 channels to broadcast trucks or a DAW. All this on 150 meter (492 feet) cable runs from the CDC MC Router.

    • 2U MegaCOMMS router
    • 12 pairs of MegaCOMMS ports per Router
    • One audio network of up to 3072 channels 
    • Up to 128 bi-directional channels of 96 kHz / 24-bit audio per port
    • Adds less than 0.01 milliseconds to a MegaCOMMS network 
    • Connect up to 4 MegaCOMMS compatible consoles, with gain compensation, in one network
    • Connect up to 8 MegaCOMMS compatible units in one network
    • Cable runs of up to 150 meters / 492 feet
    • MegaCOMMS network co-axial ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit)

    I/O Expansion

    The CDC eight-32 and the CDC eight-16 have 8 user configurable card slots on the rear of the surface for local I/O. These can be configured with any combination of the following 5 cards to suite user application providing up to 64 inputs / outputs.

    I/O Cards

    CDC-XLR4-O: Analogue Output card

    • 4 analogue XLR outputs with “no audio” mute and remote “check” LEDs on a single card
    • High-current drive capability for long cable runs
    • 24-bit / 96 kHz Delta-Sigma AD/DA converters maintain audio integrity

    CDC-XLR4-I: Analogue mic/line Input card

    • 4 analogue mic/line inputs featuring Cadac remote control mic-preamps on a single card
    • With +48 V and “check” remote indicators
    • 24-bit / 96 kHz Delta-Sigma AD/DA converters maintain audio integrity


    CDC-TRS8-I: 8 TRS analogue line Input card

    • 8 line level inputs on a single card
    • All balanced TRS sockets


    CDC-TRS8-O: 8 TRS analogue line Output card

    • 8 line level inputs on a single card
    • All balanced TRS sockets
    • “No audio” mute LEDs


    CDC-AES4-I/O: Digital AES/EBU Input and Output card

    • 2 x 2 inputs and outputs on a single card in 2 AES/EBU in/out pairs
    • Inputs feature sample rate converters and sync to external clock
    • Outputs feature sample rate converters, selectable word length and choice of clock (internal 96 kHz, 48 kHz or external)

    Stageboxes

    There are two fixed format Cadac stageboxes with MegaCOMMS connectivity which provide inputs and outputs up to 150 metres from the console.

    The CDC I/O 6448 features 64 superb Cadac mic inputs and 48 analogue outputs. Additional features are dual-redundant MegaCOMMS ports, front panel metering and status indication and dual-redundant power supply option.

    The CDC I/O 3216 has 32 mic inputs and 16 analogue outputs, and offers greater flexibility of I/O deployment. Two stage boxes can be connected directly to the rear of the console but up to eight units can be added with the CDC MC Router, creating a large MegaCOMMS audio network.

    The CDC eight automatically detects I/O units, and patching is simply achieved by a touch on the screen. Each input and output on the unit can be “flashed” from the console making identification incredibly easy on the stage.

    • 8 local configurable card slots with a choice of 5 cards
    • Fixed format stage boxes with up to 64 inputs and 48 outputs
    • Stageboxes located up to 150 metres (496 feet) from console
    • Network up to 8 stageboxes

     

    Integration

    The CDC eight can be part of a much larger, integrated audio network.

    The CDC MC Dante and MADI bridges allow these third party audio network protocols to be seamless integrated in to the MegaCOMMS network.

    The standard Waves interface card on the CDC eight gives access to not only to the Waves plug-ins, but also the ability to perform a "virtual sound-check" and to record up to 64 audio tracks straight to your computer.

    With Cadac's console remote manager for the iPad, all of the key features of the console can be controlled from anywhere in the venue within reach of wireless router.

    For more information click on the tabs.

    iPad App

    The Cadac’s console remote manager iPad App - TabMix 2 - provides wireless remote control of the key functions of the CDC eight and CDC six consoles. Once a wireless router is connected to the desk there is no difficult setup procedure as the App automatically detects and selects the active console type.

    With the App you can monitor in real time all input and output metering simultaneously as well as remotely EQ the PA whilst having the freedom to walk around the venue with the iPad. TabMix 2’s logical graphical user interface coupled with the ability to control the major features of the console makes sound check part of the creative process.

    TabMix 2 also enables multiple iPads to be used simultaneously with each one locked to a single mix so artists can create their own monitor mixes without changing any other console settings.

    Cadac’s console remote manager iPad App is free to download from Apple’s App Store.

    • Simple setup – auto detect of console type
    • Real time control of the console
    • Intuitive graphical interface
    • Allows multiple iPads on a single network

    Waves

    Both CDC eight and CDC six feature an integrated Waves interface card which provides connectivity to the Waves MultiRack SoundGrid via Cat5e. The audio is streamed from the integrated interface card on the rear of the CDC eight and CDC six to the SoundGrid server, processed, and then streamed back to the console. 

    This allows up to 64 channels of Waves studio-grade plug-ins to simultaneously run alongside the CDC eight’s and six’s own native effects options with the Waves GUI displayed on the console’s touchscreen for control.

    As well as providing direct connectivity to a Waves SoundGrid server, the interface can connect direct to a standard laptop computer, which, once the Waves SoundGrid Studio application has been installed, will connect to just about any DAW software. This permits the use of your favourite 3rd party plug-ins, multitrack recording, playback and “virtual soundcheck”.

    The Waves processing is patched in the same way as the existing Cadac I/O racks, and can be used as a send and return for effects processing, or alternatively can be patched and used as inserts, giving great flexibility.

    Every CDC eight and CDC six features a Waves SoundGrid interface, which when connected to a suitable laptop or desktop computer with the Waves “Tracks” software installed, will record up to 64 tracks of 24-bit, 96 kHz audio. With Waves’ Studio App installed on your computer, any DAW can be used for multitrack recording.

    Each of the CDC eight’s 128 input channels and CDC six’s 64 input channels feature two inputs. These can easily be configured as mic/playback and switching between them globally achieved at the touch of a screen.

    • Standard integrated Waves card for MultiRack SoundGrid server
    • 64 channels of Waves processing
    • Control via the console’s touch screen
    • Multitrack recording direct to laptop via Waves SoundGrid Studio App

    CDC MC MADI

    The CDC MC MADI is a MADI to MegaCOMMS audio network bridge allowing the seamless integration of MADI audio streams into a MegaCOMMS audio network. The 1U unit can operate at 96 kHz or 48 kHz and can handle up to 64 inputs and outputs and is equipped with 128 channels of SRC as well as its own independent word clock. 

    The MC MADI comes as standard with dual PSUs ideal for mission critical applications. The MADI audio connections are handled via co-axial and optical. To aid with configuring the MegaCOMMS network the unit’s co-axial ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit) – a real boon for speeding up low light set-up.

    • 1U MC MADI audio network bridge
    • 96 kHz or 48 kHz operation
    • Up to 64 inputs and outputs
    • Co-axial and optical audio connections 
    • Independent word clock synchronisation
    • MegaCOMMS network co-axial ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit)
    • Dual PSUs

    CDC MC Dante

    The CDC MC Dante is a 1U Dante to MegaCOMMS audio network bridge enabling Dante units to be incorporated in to the MegaCOMMS audio network. The unit can work at either 96 kHz or 48 kHz and can handle up to 64 inputs and outputs. 

    The MC Dante also has 128 channels of SRC as well as its own independent word clock with audio connections via co-axial plus dual PSUs as standard for extra peace mind when used in critical applications. As with the CDC MC MADI unit the co-axial ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit) – enabling fast and accurate configuring of the MegaCOMMS network especially in low light.

    • 1U MC Dante Audio Network Bridge
    • 96 kHz or 48 kHz operation
    • Up to 64 inputs and outputs
    • Co-axial and RJ45 audio connections
    • Independent word clock synchronisation
    • MegaCOMMS network co-axial ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit)
    • Dual PSUs

    Specification
    Genaral Specifications CDC eight-32
    Faders 32 x 100mm motorised fders
    Screens 2 x 24" HD Touchscreens
    PSU 1 x external 19" 2U rackmount PSU
    (option to add second external 19" 2U rackmount PSU with full redundancy
    Inputs Up to 310 (inc local IO)
    Channels 128 with full processiing
    Busses 64 - 56 configurable in pairs as group/aux/st aux plus dedicated LCR, monitor LR, headphones LR and talkback
    Matrix Up to 32 x 32 with full processing
    Outputs Up to 196 (inc local IO)
    Graphic EQ 32 band +/-16 dB on all 48 outputs
    Internal FX 16 high-resolution 96 kHz stereo efects processors
    Local IO Up to 8 cards in any combination. Optional cards include 8 x TRS balanced line inputs, 8 x XLR mic input (uses 2 slots) and 8 x TRS balanced line outputs
    Comms 2 x Cadac MegaCOMMS

    Audio Specification
    Sample Rate 96 kHz
    Processing Delay Sub 0.4 millisecond latency through complete signal chain
    Internal Processing 40-bit floating point
    ADC/DAC 24-bit
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 44 kHz + 0.5 / -1.5 dB
    THD+N better than 0.005% @unity gain, 10 dB input at 1 kHz
    Channel Seperation better than 90 dB
    Residual Output Noise < -90 dBu (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    MIC EIN < -127 dB with 200 Ohm source impedance
    Maximum Output 21.8 dBu
    Maximum Input 21.8 dBu

     

    CDC eight-32

    Dimensions:

    1631.9mm wide (64.25”) x 425.7mm (16.76”) high x 900.4mm (35.44”) deep

     

    Weight:

    110 kg / 245.5 lb

     

    CDC PSU 4800 External power supply

    Dimensions:
    482.60mm wide (19”) x 88mm (3.46”) high x 400mm (15.75”) deep

     

    Weight:
    10 kg / 22.05 lb

     

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