Zähl IM1 M/S Insert Master

Zähl IM1 M/S Insert Master

SKU: zlm1
$1,979.00Price

Insert Master featuring Mid/Side Conversion & Stereo Base Control
 

  • Info:

    Development - Another AM1 Spin-Off
    AM1 – our state-of-the-art pure analog mixing console – does not only stand for superb sound quality but also for elaborate functionality. The essence of AM1 Insert- and Stereo-stages has been extracted and then supplemented to form a unique stand-alone unit. IM1 has been designed for setting up a high end analog signal chain in conjunction with other analog equipment.

  • Feats:

    All you can expect from an insert
    Dedicated level BOOST, DRY/WET Ratio control, MID/SIDE stereo conversion, individual I/O MONITORING.

    Impedance Select switch (Z) on Insert Return.

    Stereo Base Control
    Classical circuitry based on MID/SIDE stereo technique, adapted to real-world applications

    Adaptable
    Compatibility to standard 500 frames (1-slot breakout panel providing stereo insert I/Os included). Special rear panel covering all connectors when operated in Zähl Rack.

  • Tech Specs:

    Design Features
    - Stereo design for mix & mastering as well as voices & instruments
    - Highly musical design
    - Intuitive, user-friendly, self-explaining layout
    - Lowest noise and distortion signal paths built with highest quality components
    - No microprocessor, no clock pulses, sequential logic only
    - Individual power stabilization on each module, no switched power circuitry
    - Number of I/Os exceeds API 500 standard, connector extension included:
       -- upgrade to special rear panel for Zähl Rack 500 series with additional XLR Insert I/Os or
       -- additional 1 slot front panel with 4 XLR Insert I/Os as adaption to standard 500 series rack
       -- all other specs compatible with API 500 series specs, basic unit occupying two slots

    Input Stage
    - Electronically balanced, max. level > +26dBu
    - INPUT GAIN range +/- 10dB, L/R BALANCE range +/- 2,5dB
    - GAIN and BALANCE with trimmed zero position
    - SIGNAL LED (green) level present, individual Left/Right
    - O/L LED (red) overload warning, individual Left/Right

    Insert
    - SEND BOOST control with up to 20dB gain at INSERT send
    - RETURN RATIO crossfader for DRY/WET mixing at INSERT return for parallel compressing, EQing etc.
    - Z-Switch - impedance selection for Insert Returns. Optimum sound results by impedance matching, e.g. when inserting vintage equipment.
    - Switchable MID/SIDE STEREO conversion on INSERT SEND/RETURN allowing different processing of MID and SIDE signals – using mono EQs, compressors, etc.
    - Comprehensive MONITORING controls for L and R, or MID and SIDE signals at insert SEND and RETURN points
    - ON/OFF switch bypasses all INSERT functions

    Stereo Base
    - Circuitry based on MID/SIDE technique provides continuously variable adjustment starting from center position (STEREO):
       -- Narrow STEREO BASE by turning counterclockwise towards MONO.
       -- Widen STEREO BASE by turning clockwise towards DIFFERENTIAL signal.
    - Use CONSTANT MID option to “soften” the effect when turning clockwise to DIFFERENTIAL.
    - ON/OFF switch bypasses STEREO BASE stage

    Output Stage
    - Electronically balanced, max. level > +26dBu
    - OUTPUT GAIN range +/- 10dB, L/R BALANCE range +/- 2,5dB
    - GAIN and BALANCE with trimmed zero position
    - SIGNAL LED (green) level present, individual Left/Right, also monitoring INSERT RETURN
    - O/L LED (red) overload warning, individual Left/Right, also monitoring INSERT RETURN
    - Overall BYPASS, also bridging I/O GAIN stages