The Pro Series DL251 is a 48 Input, 16 Output Stage Box with 48 MIDAS Microphone Preamplifiers.
PRO SERIES DL251
DL251 is a 5U 19" fixed-configuration rack I/O unit with 48 mic/line level inputs and 16 line level outputs and delivers legendary MIDAS sound quality utilising our time-tested and road-proven technologies. Featuring award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifiers with 2.5 dB analogue gain steps and three AES50 network ports providing N+1 redundancy, plus an Ethernet control port and a MIDI Interface (In, Out, Thru), the DL251 is the ideal partner to the MIDAS M Series and PRO Series digital consoles, enabling a digital snake connection from Front of House to stage.
Award-Winning MIDAS Microphone Preamplifier
The MIDAS microphone preamplifier is considered by leading live sound and recording engineers to be the very essence of the famous MIDAS sound. More than 40 years of design experience paired with the finest choice of premium-grade components lead to the acclaimed warmth and depth - bringing out subtle ambience, maintaining spatial positioning and more effectively capturing a precise sound image. The acclaimed sound of the award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifier has inspired generations of live sound engineers to their best work, creating sonic panoramas that have captivated audiences worldwide.
Since pristine sound always begins with the microphone preamplifier, the first point where the signal enters the console, DL251 features the latest generation of MIDAS microphone preamplifiers, which faithfully reproduce every sonic detail so no part of a performance will ever be missed. Transparent and pristine sound, low noise and high common-mode rejection are all hallmarks of this classic design.
Over the years many mix engineers have found this robust and overload-tolerant design takes on a whole new dimension of sound when driven hard, the crystal-clear audiophile reproduction giving way to just the right combination of harmonics, a warm and organic sound heard by millions of concert goers and recorded for posterity on countless live albums over the years.
High Output Drive Line Outputs with Mute
DL251 features 16 active servo-balanced low impedance line level outputs with high output current capability for driving long cable runs.
A recessed 'Mute All Outputs' switch on the rear panel allows quiet and safe re-patching of cables, even during a show.
48 award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifiers with switchable +48 V phantom power
16 actively balanced low impedance line level outputs
Selectable 96 kHz or 48 kHz sample rate operation
Remote operation up to 100 m via CAT5/5e cable
All settings programmable from front panel controls or console
PSU status indicator LEDs and configuration switches on front panel
3 AES50 network ports for redundant connections
MIDI In, Out and Thru connectors
Features Neutrik etherCON* AES50 network ports
Rugged 5U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
Dual redundant auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supplies