The 1081R is the ideal solution for engineers seeking multiple channels of Neve sound quality without investing in a new console
Red Knob 1081 Mono Module for 1081R Remote Outboard Rack
The system consists of a microprocessor-controlled 12-slot rack and a choice of two superb mic preamps, the Neve 1081 and Air Montserrat (from the vintage Air Montserrat console).
By selecting their desired combination of mic preamps, engineers have the flexibility to record classical, pop, rock, or any other musical format, and control it all from a Neve Console or standalone PC. In terms of application, the Air Montserrat Pre is the optimum choice for ambient recording, while the 1081 offers the perfect response for close miking of vocals, acoustic instruments, and percussion.
The rack can be positioned remotely and controlled via an Encore system on a Neve console or a standalone PC, making it the perfect choice for studio or live recording applications. (Connections come courtesy of a 9-pin serial control cable via RS232 to RS485 converter.) Operational settings such as gain, phase and 20dB pad can be controlled either from the rack or via the interface screen, and stored for later recall.
The 1081R allows these legendary mic preamps to be used as remote inputs for the 88RS analogue console, or provides the perfect companion to our digital consoles.
The 1081R rack is required to house 1081R modules (red knob or blue knob)
1081R Red (1 slot, 12 max per rack):
Input impedance: 1.2kOhm @ 1kHzGain: +20dB to +70dB in 5dB stepsDistortion: not more than 0.07% for 20dBm output from 50Hz to 10kHz @ 60dB gainNoise: (22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth) EIN better than -123dB @60dB gainMicrophone Maximum Input Level with 'Pad' IN: +24dBMax Output: +26dBu into 600 OhmsOutput Impedance: 50 Ohms +/- 5% @ 1kHz balanced1081R AIR (Blue)(1 slot, 12 max per rack):Input impedance: 1.2kOhm @ 1kHzGain: +20dB to +70dB in 5dB stepsDistortion: not more than 0.0025% for 20dBm output from 20Hz to 20kHz @ 60dB gainNoise: (22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth) EIN better than -125dB @60dB gainMicrophone Maximum Input Level with 'Pad' IN: +24dBMax Output: +26dBu into 600 OhmsOutput Impedance: 50 Ohms +/- 5% @ 1kHz balanced
Rack Housing Specifications (fully fitted):
Power: <40W, 100-240vac auto sensing, 47-63Hz, 1.6A anti-surge fuseMechanical: 4U x 19", 260mm deepAudio Interface: 12 balanced circuits on a 56-way panel mounted female variconControl Interface: 9-pin D-type Male input and 9-pin D-type Female output, RS485 format (adaptors required for serial RS232 format)