Automatic 8-channel Matrix Mixer
Item No.: LDAM8
- 8 channel automatic mixer
- - Dual output matrix with up to 8 open channels each - Balanced mic/line inputs and outputs - Channel grouping, up to 5 groups - Front panel encoders for intuitive manual operation - LED rings and master meters for easy level monitoring - Comprehensive connectivity for networking and remote control - 96kHz/24-bit processing - Dedicated software featuring I/O parametric EQ and output limiter
The LD Systems AM8 is an 8 channel automatic matrix mixer with balanced mic/line inputs, 96kHz/24-bit internal digital signal processing and a 20 Hz - 30 kHz frequency response. Rear panel RS-232, RJ45 and DB-25 connectors ensure networking capability, remote software control and monitoring while AES/EBU and dual master outputs provide analog and digital connectivity.
The AM8 priority feature is individually selectable for all channels with automatic or manual threshold setting. Front panel encoders with LED meter rings and peak indicators allow manual gain adjustment in 1 dB steps, input sensitivity selection and priority switching. A master encoder with dual LED meters provides gain control, output 1, 2 or both and mic/line level selection plus easy signal monitoring.
The AM8 software adds comprehensive configuration, management and control convenience. It includes phantom power switching, a 35 - 150 Hz high pass filter, high and low shelving or 5-band parametric EQ with variable Q for the input channels as well as a 15-band parametric and limiter for each master output.
The mixer's channel inputs and master outputs are on terminal block connectors, the cable connectors are supplied with the AM8. The rear panel also features mini-DIN connectors to link up to 16 units for master/slave operation.
Product type XLR Type Installations
Total Input Channels 8 (Mic/Line switchable) Connector Input Channels Back Panel: 8 x 3-pin terminal clamp connection Input Sensitivity Mic Input 8,7 / 800 mV Input Impedance Mic Inputs 2 kOhm Input Sensitivity Line Inputs -1 dBu Input Impedance Line Inputs 8.4 kOhm Phantom power 48 V Line / Microphone Display Elements ACTIVE (priority function, green LED) , Gain Level (blue LED crown, 16 segments) , LINE (green LED) , PEAK (red LED)
Total Output Channels 2 Connector Output Channels 2 X 3-pin terminal clamp connection (analogue) , 3-pin terminal clamp connection, AES/EBU (digital) Controls Element Output Channels (MASTER) Endless input dial (with increments, 24 steps) , Gain (1 dB increments) , Master 1 or 2 switch , Output Level MIC/LINE Controls Element Output Channels (THRESHOLD) Auto / Manual (manual: adjustable threshold level) , Lock (lock front panel controls) , Master/Slave (for LINK function) MIC/LINE Output Levels (adjustable) 20 dBu Output impedance 100 Ohm(s) Output Area Display Elements (MASTER) LINE (green LED) , Master 1 / 2 (2 x green LED) , Master Level (amber LED crown, 16 segments) Output Area Display Elements (THRESHOLD) AUTOMIX / MANUAL (green/red LED) , LOCK (locked user interface: red LED) , MASTER / SLAVE (Master: green LED) Controls Element Back Panel RESET (device settings)
DSP Functions 8 x 2 Matrix , Automix , Dynamics (compressor/limiter) , EQ , Gain Resolution and sampling rate 24 Bit / 96 kHz
Controls Element Input Channels EQ , GAIN , MIC/LINE (switchable) , MUTE , PHANTOM , PRIORITY HPF Input Channels 35 - 150 EQ Input Channels bypass , Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz adjustable in 1-Hz increments , Parametric 5-band or shelving EQ (+/-15 dB) , reset , variable Q-factor (0.3 - 20) Gain Range 60 dB Mute Level Decrease 95 dB Controls Element Output Channels GAIN , LIMITER , MASTER EQ , MUTE EQ Output Channels bypass , Copy EQ , Frequency 20 Hz - 19.8 kHz adjustable in 1-Hz increments , Parametric 15-band EQ (+/-15 dB) , reset , variable Q-factor (0.3 - 20) Dynamics Processor Output Channels Attack (10 ms – 2 s) , Ratio (compressor 1:1 – 10:1, Limiter) , Release (10 ms – 2 s) , reset , Threshold (-80 dB – +20 dB) Max. Number of Open Channels 8 Automix - Max Hold Time 2 s Remote Control RS-232 (Gain Control, Mute) external control , TCP/IP Ethernet for PC software (Full Control)
Number of Zones 2 Max. Number of Slave Unit 16 Installation Height 19" / 1 U Other Connections EXTERNAL CONTROL (25-pin D-sub) , LINK IN / LINK OUT (MiniDIN4-M) , NETWORK (RJ45) , serial RS-232 connection (9-pin D-sub) Additional Display Elements power LED Frequency response 20 - 30000 Hz Signal-to-noise ratio 85 dB Noise Level -120 dB Crosstalk 87 dB Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.02% Start Time 8 s Power consumption 14 - 30 W Operating voltage 110 V AC - 240 V AC / 50 – 60 Hz Width 481 mm Height 44 mm Depth 232 mm Weight 2,58 kg Accessories (included) 11 x screw terminal block , MiniDIN4-M-link cable , PC software installer , Power cord