Project Channel
  • Class A mic preamp & high impedance instrument input
  • Aphex Aural Exciter® and Big Bottom® built-in
  • Aphex optical compressor built-in
  • S/PDIF digital, XLR and 1/4" analog TRS outputs
  • Output and gain reduction metering

Combine a Class A microphone preamp and classic optical compressor with Aphex’s patented Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors into an easy to use channel strip and you’ve got everything you need to get a fully sculpted signal. Project Channel is flexible enough for any situation.

Project Channel is an extremely high quality channel strip, designed with ease of use in mind. The front panel is streamlined and very approachable. The included optical compressor features a single-knob ratio control. Using it and the 10-segment gain reduction meter, it's very easy to keep the dynamic range of the signal under control. The Aural Exciter brings the essence of an instrument or voice out to the front, making it easy to hear in a mix, while the Big Bottom processor adds punch to your low end in a way that no EQ can. The S/PDIF digital output and dBFS output meter make it extremely easy to get a proper digital signal to an audio interface for recording. The front panel sample rate button allows for easy selection of sample rates from 44.1kHz to 96kHz. Analog outputs are also provided for use with outboard A/D converters or with analog mixers. The front panel instrument input allows for great sounding direct recordings of bass and guitar, and automatically overrides the rear panel XLR mic input, allowing the user to keep a mic plugged in.

SOS Dec 2013

Read a review on Project Channel in the December 2013 issue of Sound On Sound click here to download the PDF.

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While you may find similar products with more features, you’ll be hard pressed to find a similar product that sounds better.

  • Class A Preamp: Ultra-wide bandwidth, maximum gain and headroom, inspired by classic British and American recording consoles
  • Optical Compressor: Uses Aphex’s proprietary optical element for speed adjustability from compression to leveling
  • Aural Exciter: Patented technology for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility
  • Big Bottom: Patented technology for deeper and more resonant bass with little or no increase in peak output
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Connector XLR-3F
Type Transformerless, Instrumentation first stage, Class-A second stage
Input Z 2k ohms nominal
Instrument Connector 1/4″ TS
Instrument Input Z 10Mohm nominal
Nominal Preamp Gain +26 to +65dB without pad
Phantom Power +48VDC
EIN -126dBu (150 ohm source, unweighted)
Connector XLR-3M and 1/4″ TRS Phone Jacks
Type XLR and TRS are True Balanced (may be used unbalanced)
Nominal Level XLR +4dBu; TRS +4dBu/-10dBV switchable
XLR Output Z 100 ohms
1/4″ Output Z 100 ohms @ +4dBu; 750 ohms @ -10dBV
Maximum Output Level >+26dBu before clipping
Meter full scale +24dBu
THD <0.05% @ +4dBu out
Freq Response 10 Hz to 30kHz +0.1/-1.0 dB
Internal Sample Rates 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz
Resolution 24 bits
Level Equivalency -20dBFS Digital = +4dBu Analog
Power requirements 100-250 VAC 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 8W (max)
Dimensions 19″W x 1.75″H x 8.25″D; 1 Rack U (482.6mm x 44.5mm x 209.6mm)
Depth Behind Front Panel 7.5″ (190.5mm)
Net Weight 6 lbs (2.73 kg)
Shipping Weight 9 lbs (4.1 kg)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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