Compact Powered Mixer (2 x 1000W)
This extremely compact powered mixer is the youngest member of the PowerMate3 family. With a total output of 2,000 watts, it is far and away the most powerful compact mixer on the world market, yet it weighs only 9kg! With its very lavish feature set and exemplary versatility it is the ideal choice for all professional applications in which few channels yet very high audio quality are required.
Performance without compromises: intuitively operated mixing section; 2 editable digital effects devices with 100 presets each and 20 user memories each; professional 4xIN / 4xOUT digital interface (USB) for the connection of a PC or Mac; stereo equalizer in the master section; large, contrast-rich OLED display; and a class-D high-performance power amplifier delivering 2 x 1,000 watts RMS into 4 ohms. Exclusively high-quality brand components have been used; all faders and potentiometers are supplied by ALPS.
In the mixer section, a total of 8 channel strips are available: 4 MIC / LINE channels, 2 MIC / Stereo USB channels ('Super Channels') and 2 stereo LINE channels.
The MIC / LINE channels offer extremely low-noise and low-hum electronically balanced XLR microphone inputs with an extremely low distortion factor (typ. below 0.002%) for the connection of low-impedance microphones. For condenser microphones, phantom power (+48 volts) is centrally switchable. The LINE inputs are also electronically balanced and implemented as jack sockets. In addition to a Gain control, a highly efficient 3-band equalizer, an FX send, an AUX send and a MONitor send as well as either Panorama or Balance controls are available. The four MIC / LINE channels boast, in addition, a switchable 80Hz Lo-Cut filter, whilst the Super Channels 5-6 and 7-8 are supplied by the USB inserts 1-2 and 3-4, in each case in stereo.
The STEREO-LINE channels (9-10 and 11-12) offer electronically balanced jack inputs for the connection of electronic instruments such as keyboards, drum-computers, guitars and basses with active electronics, as well as all other high-level stereo signal sources such as additional mixers, effects devices etc. CD or MP3 players can be connected to the additional cinch (RCA) inputs CD 1-2 and CD 3-4, which are switched in parallel. The tone controls and sends are identical to those of the MIC / LINE channels.
In all input channels, a Signal / Peak LED is provided to assist level control. The SIG LED illuminates at around 30 dB and the PK LED at 6dB beneath the distortion threshold. A MUTE button and a PFL button (in channels 5-12 in stereo) are further features found in all input channels.
The DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE supplies two stereo channels, present as USB 1-2 and USB 3-4 in Super Channels 5-6 and 7-8 respectively. This interface is implemented professionally in 24-bit resolution and supports sampling rates up to 96 kHz, thereby satisfying studio requirements. The USB sends are supplied with the Master L and R, AUX and MON signals. The DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE can be used for input and output simultaneously. Via the USB 2.0 port of your PC / Mac, four channels can be transmitted simultaneously in each direction. When a USB 1.1 interface is used, two channels can be transmitted simultaneously in each direction. The PowerMate is designed for the level of standard PCs / Macs; the gain level can easily be adjusted, if need be, from the computer connected.