528E is a complete, self-contained voice processor, that performs six separate functions. In addition to a microphone preamp, the unit performs de-essing, compression/limiting (with sidechain input), downward expansion, voice symmetry alignment and the signal can be sculpted with parametric EQ. All six processors may be used simultaneously, and although the unit is referred to as a "voice processor" it is perfectly suitable for any signal.
Each function features a full complement of controls in an easy-to-use layout. Separate LED meters monitor microphone gain and dynamics gain reduction functions. The 528E works with any professional microphone. The preamp's gain is variable up to 60dB, and 48-volt phantom power is provided for use with condenser microphones. The de-esser senses and regulates selectable high frequencies to reduce or eliminate annoying sibilance and "lip smacking".
The compressor/limiter maintains uniform levels while the downward expander eliminates "pumping," "breathing," and noise build up. Because it's program controlled, the unit's dynamic range processor responds quickly to transients. The three band parametric EQ performs both creative and corrective operations, with bandwidth variable from 1/3 octave to 4 octaves, 15 dB boost/cut, and overlapping frequency ranges. The voice symmetry switch of the 528E corrects for excessive positive or negative signal peaks of the human voice. A simple in/out switch controls this function.
Applications include broadcast announce microphones, voice-overs and music recording, high level sound reinforcement or public address/paging systems
• Single rack space classic analog channel strip. Applications: Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting, Installed Sound.
• Add warmth and color to your digital broadcasts & recordings.
• World renowned Symetrix sound quality, reliability and performance.
• Six (6) processes in one box: Mic Preamp, De-esser, Downward Expander, Compressor, 3-band EQ, and Voice Symmetry.
• Rear panel patch points allow re-ordering of processes or external effects inserts.
Number of Channels Single Inputs 1 x XLR Microphone
1 x XLR Line
Each section of the unit has input and output points on 1/4" TRS unbalanced connectors
Outputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone
1 x 1/4" TRS unbalanced mic pre out
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB) EQ out Noise EIN: -126dBV Preamp Gain Range 22dB to 60dB Maximum Output Not specified by manufacturer Input Impedance 10 kohm Phantom Power +48V Compressor Threshold Range -40 to +20dBu Ratio 1:1 to 10:1 Attack Time Program dependent Release Time Program dependent Slope Program dependent Sidechain Yes Equalizer Filter Type Three band parametric Frequency Bands Low: 16Hz to 500Hz
Mid: 160Hz to 6.3kHz
High: 680Hz to 22kHz
Bandwidth 0.3 to 4 octaves, measured at maximum boost Range (Boost/Cut) +/-15dB Light Indication Threshold Range Not applicable Ratio Not applicable Attack Time Not applicable De-Esser Threshold Range -30 to 0dBu Frequency Range 800Hz to 8kHz Gate Gate Threshold Not applicable Gate Rate Not applicable Physical Dimensions 19" x 7 1/4" x 1 3/4" Weight 7.6 lbs Specialties The 528E delivers the same processing power found in an entire recording studio signal chainPackaging Info
Package Weight 8.3 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.25 x 14.25 x 2.35"
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