Cooper Sound Systems CS 104 Portable Field Audio Mixer

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Cooper Sound Systems CS 104 Professional Four-Channel, Portable Field Audio Mixer (VU Meter)

B&H # COCS104A Mfr # CS104A
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The Cooper Sound CS 104 is a professional four-channel audio mixer for field and location mixing in Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Electronic Field Production (EFP) and professional video applications. The rugged, four-channel mixer is designed to provide all the features professional field audio engineers would need, and an audio quality the meets top industry standards.

All inputs and outputs feature Jensen coupled transformers for incredible signal-to-noise ratio and pristine audio fidelity. Four input channels feature microphone and line switchable, balanced XLR inputs. A sensitivity switch selects between line, high level condenser, normal level condenser and dynamic microphone levels for complete flexibility. All inputs provide +48V phantom or T phantom power. Inputs may be linked for stereo operation and phase reverse switches are featured on channels two and four.

The flexible output section includes stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced mini 3-pin connectors. A mini 10-pin output feeds the balanced inputs of video cameras with a single connection. All outputs are switchable between microphone and line level signal. The headphone output is capable of PFL monitoring and a dedicated 3-pin Tape Output is also provided.

Additional features include high-pass filters on all inputs, pan controls, slate microphone and oscillator. The CS 104 is built for rigorous use in the field with a machined and anodized enclosure. The CS 104 is powered up to 12 hours on eight AA alkaline or a single NP1 rechargeable battery.

Four Input Channels
Four inputs channels feature balanced XLR connectors that are microphone and line switchable.
Flexible Microphone Compatibility
An input sensitivity switch selects between line, high level condenser, normal level condenser and dynamic microphone levels for complete flexibility. +48V or T phantom power is available.
Versatile Output Section
The flexible output section includes stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced mini 3-pin connectors. A mini 10-pin output feeds the balanced inputs of video cameras with a single connection. All outputs are switchable between microphone and line level signal.
Pristine Audio Quality
All inputs and outputs feature Jensen coupled transformers for pristine audio quality and low noise floor.
Flexible Monitoring
The headphone monitor features PFL listen. A tape return input is provided for confidence style monitoring.
Flexible Powering Options
The CS 104 is powered with eight AA alkaline or NP1 rechargeable batteries for up to 12 hours.
Linkable Design
A dedicated input is provided for linking multiple CS 104 audio mixers.
Inputs Balanced XLR-female - Microphone / Line x4
Balanced Mini 3 pin-male - Mix Input (Tape In/Link)
Output Stereo Paired Balanced XLR-male - Main Output
Stereo Paired Unbalanced Mini 3 pin-male - Main Output
Stereo Single Unbalanced Mini 3 pin-male - Tape Output
Stereo Single Balanced Mini 10 pin-male - Camera Output
Monitor/Headphone Out Stereo TRS 1/4" Phone
ALT I/O Stereo Mini 1/8" (3.5mm) Female Input - Monitor Return Input
Parallel with 10-pin connector returns
Link Input/Output Mix Input see Inputs
Impedance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Gain Max. Input (1kHz), Gain (for "0" dBu out)
Line: +32dBu, 16dB
Mic 1: -12dBu, 60dB
Mic 2: -22dBu, 70dB
Mic 3: -32dBu, 80dB
Hum & Noise EIN:
-128dBu (150 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz)
-120dBu (150 ohms) A-weighted
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.5dB
Distortion 0.01% (typ. 0.0005%)
Metering VU Meters & LEDs;
Audio level, battery level, A/B limiter reference
Control Voltage Out No
Phantom Power +48V Phantom & T Phantom
Operating Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power External: nom. 12 to 24VDC (min. 10VDC, max. 30VDC)
Internal Batteries: AA cell x8
Current Consumption: 180mA at 12VDC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.9 x 2.5 x 6.8" (277 x 63.5 x 173mm)
Weight 5 lbs (2.2 kg)
Cooper Sound Systems CS 104 Professional Four-Channel, Portable Field Audio Mixer (VU Meter)
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