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Aphex 188 - Remote Controlled Microphone Preamp

B&H # AP188 Mfr # 188
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You Pay: $1,499.00
Product Highlights
  • 8 Channels
  • AD Converter
  • ADAT Output
  • Word clock I/O
  • Phantom Power
  • 26dB Pad
  • Low Cut Filter
  • Hardware or Software Remote Control

The Model 188 from Aphex is an 8-channel, high-quality microphone preamp housed in a single 1U, rack-mountable chassis. In addition to the microphone preamps, the 188 has an analog to digital converter for outputting all 8-channels via ADAT optical, with up to 96kHz sample rate and SMUX support. Word clock I/O is also provided for external clocking of the converter.

The 188 was designed primarily as an integral part of the company's Anaconda Digital Snake System to be used alongside the 1788A. While it does not have all the features that are in the 1788A, it does have all of its primary functionality and performance, at a fraction of the cost. However, the unit can be used on its own anywhere that 8-channels of remote controlled microphone pre-amplification is required.

The 188's 1U rack-mount chassis makes it ideal for mobile systems with space limitations. All settings may be remote controlled via Ethernet or MIDI, using the Aphex 1788A-RC hardware remote or the 1788SW control software (PC and Mac), or via Pro Tools.

8-channel, remote controlled microphone preamplifier
Transformer coupled inputs and balanced analog outputs via DB25 connector
Analog to digital converter with dual ADAT outputs
Internal clock rates include 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
External clock input via BNC work clock supporting 44.1 to 96kHz clock rates
Automatic ADAT SMUX output for 88.2 and 96kHz
Word clock output
65dB of total gain
26dB pad, polarity reverse and low-cut filter per channel
Remote controlled via Ethernet or MIDI, using the Aphex 1788A-RC hardware remote or the 1788SW control software (PC and Mac), or via Pro Tools
Number of Channels 8
Inputs 8 x XLR
1 x BNC Word clock
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet
Output 1 x DB-25 (Tascam analog pin-out)
2 x TOSLink ADAT Lightpipe (digital output)
1 x BNC Word clock
Phantom Power +48 V, individually switchable
Multi Function No
Gain Range 65 dB (26 dB fixed gain, 39 dB variable gain)
Maximum Output Level +21 dBu
Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
Noise EIN: -125 dBu
Power Requirements 90~260 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1U 19" rackmount
Weight 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Specialties Analog to digital converter clock rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz (88.2 and 96 kHz SMUX)
75 Hz, 12 dB per octave low-cut filter per channel
Polarity reverse per channel
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