Aphex Displays Mic Preamps at InfoComm 2012
Aphex® Displays Complete Range of Microphone Preamplifiers at InfoComm 2012
— Aphex® offers sound contractors and integrators microphone preamplifiers for a wide variety of applications, from a single channel with processing to comprehensively featured remote-controllable eight-channel units —
BURBANK, CA, June 7, 2012 — At InfoComm 2012, Aphex® (Booth C11142), the leader in sound enhancement technology, will show its complete range of microphone preamplifiers. Models on display include the versatile Channel; two-channel Model 207D; eight-channel remote controlled Model 188; and flagship eight-channel Model 1788A microphone preamplifiers for applications such as live sound, broadcast and recording.
The Aphex Channel features seven of the company’s renowned processing technologies, five of them patented, laid out in an intuitive, easy-to-use workflow beginning with the company’s patented Reflected Plate Amplifier (RPA) tube preamp. The single-channel 1RU unit additionally offers compression, gating, de-esser, parametric EQ and Aphex’s renowned Aural Exciter for improved detail and intelligibility, as well as Big Bottom bass enhancement. Additional front panel features include comprehensive metering, plus low jitter digital clock.
The two-channel Aphex Model 207D is also built upon the RPA tube mic and instrument preamp, and offers extremely low noise and high gain. The unit offers a rear panel mic input and front panel instrument input per channel, with AES3 and S/PDIF digital output plus Word Clock connections, and supports sampling rates up to 96 kHz. With its patented MicLim limiter preventing unwanted clipping, the Model 207D is the ideal front-end interface to any digital recording system.
The Model 188 is a 1RU rack-mountable chassis housing eight channels of Aphex transformer-coupled mic preamps with eight analog outputs. Two ADAT Optical outputs offer redundancy or may be used together for 2X sampling rates (SMUX). The Model 188 features may be remote controlled via MIDI over Ethernet, by using the optional 5200 interface and the Aphex 1788SW control software (PC/Mac) or by specific Avid control surfaces or Yamaha digital mixers. Alternatively it may be controlled by the 1788A-RC hardware remote.
The 1788A is Aphex’s flagship multi-channel remote-controllable mic preamp, and features eight balanced Jensen® transformer-coupled microphone inputs with two sets of analog outputs for each channel. The Aphex 1788A incorporates MicLim limiting on every channel to prevent input clipping, while the inclusion of LeNA, Aphex’s patented digitally controlled Low Noise Amplifier, allows the input gain to be adjusted in 0.25 dB steps without noise or glitches. The 1788A may be configured with an additional three digital outputs (24-bit AES/EBU and ADAT Optical), extending the versatility of the unit and allowing it to be used as a mic splitter. The 1788A may be remote controlled from Avid and Yamaha consoles using Aphex’s Model 5200 interface. Aphex 1788SW controller software (Win 95/98/2000/XP® or Mac OS X® compatible) displays all parameters, status information and metering for up to 16 units, and allows 20 user definable scenes to be saved, modified and recalled.
“Outside of our reputation for designing and manufacturing high-quality audio products, Aphex has one of the widest ranges of microphone preamplifiers available in the industry today,” stated Aphex Chairman/CEO David Wiener. “Because of the breadth of our product line, there is an Aphex preamplifier to suit every installation situation and client’s budget, all featuring, of course, our legendary Aphex sound.”
Founded in 1975, Aphex is a leading manufacturer of high-quality signal processing products for the professional audio, broadcast, fixed installation, M.I., touring-sound and home-recording markets. Aphex sells its products and licenses its technologies worldwide. Visit them at www.aphex.com
About DWV Entertainment/David Wiener Ventures
DWV Entertainment is a leader in audio and entertainment product and technology innovation. Along with the Aphex brand, the company’s DW Collection line of elegant home entertainment products has received worldwide acclaim for its uncompromising approach to product engineering, performance and style. This has resulted in visually stunning, high performance audio products, including the exclusive Ferrari Art.Engine, Art.Opera and Art.Studio series audiophile loudspeakers and audio transmission devices.
DWV Entertainment was spun out of David Wiener Ventures (DWV). The driving force behind DWV is David Wiener, whose talents and passions have led him to be a pioneer in several disciplines, including audio, aircraft design, human-powered vehicles, active wear fashion, photography, Formula One racing and more. Profiled in international magazines, newspapers, design books and television shows, including a PBS documentary about his work with high-performance vehicles, Mr. Wiener has a rich background in engineering, art and aerodynamics. He holds over a dozen patents and is the recipient of several international design and business awards. A creative visionary, Mr. Wiener brings his unique perspective to all his endeavors, and is now focused on helping musicians and music lovers make the most of every music experience.