Trident Audio 88C-40 Series 88 Analog Recording Console with Meter Bridge (40-Channel)

BH #TR88C40 • MFR #88C-40
Key Features
  • 40 x Class-A Discrete Mic Preamps
  • Split/Inline Console
  • 4-Band Fully Sweepable Trident EQ
  • 8 Subgroups
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The 40-channel 88C-40 Series 88 Analog Recording Console with Meter Bridge from Trident Audio is a classically styled, in-line, eight-bus analog console that is artfully constructed for ease of use and workhorse reliability for recording applications. It is designed to fit the modern, high-end facility—whether private, institutional, or professional.
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Trident Audio Series 88 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fully Modular Design
  • 3Split/Inline Console
  • 4Microphone Preamp
  • 5Console EQ
  • 6Master Section

The 40-channel 88C-40 Series 88 Analog Recording Console with Meter Bridge from Trident Audio is a classically styled, in-line, eight-bus analog console that is artfully constructed for ease of use and workhorse reliability for recording applications. It is designed to fit the modern, high-end facility—whether private, institutional, or professional.

Along with the familiar routing and feel of a classic Trident desk, are the modern refinements that serve to improve functionality, workflow, and performance specifications. For example, integration with outboard processors and mic pre's like the 500 format, is provided by means of a switchable input. This bypasses the channel preamp circuitry and allows for insertion of external signal sources directly to the channel equalizer.

The Trident's equalization is plentiful. It is available on the channel, monitor, effects returns, and group sections. Other features include: options for VU metering, transformer I/O, automation, short loading, and channel configurations exceeding 40 inputs. In addition, features found throughout the 88 console makes for a straightforward and powerful sound. With many styles, preferences, and methods of recording, this board can be pushed hard.

With 27 dB of headroom, the 88 console is built to be pushed hard and to sound huge. This is a feature found in the series 80 consoles and the 88 carries that tradition forward. Finally, the 88C-40 Series 88 Analog Recording Console with Meter Bridge was created with all of this in mind, so that you can use it to make great sounding tracks.

Fully Modular Design

The Trident 88 is built from the ground up to be a rugged and reliable console, easy to build, and equally easy to maintain. The 88 is designed so that the entire console can be serviced with a single screw driver. Motherboards are shock-mounted with rubber standoffs to isolate them from the chassis and provide additional protection from structure born stresses. A channel can be swapped in a matter of minutes and the console will continue to function if one or more channels are removed.

  • Faders, channels, groups, and master section are individually removable
  • All rear connections are also removable

 

Split/Inline Console

Having a split/inline console doubles the inputs to your stereo bus. This is a common configuration for recording consoles in today’s market. This console added an EQ to the monitor path that can also be swapped with the main channel EQ.

  • Dual inputs to the channels—line and monitor
  • Four-band, sweepable channel EQ, is switchable with monitor tilt EQ
  • Dual inserts to each channel at the preamp or at the main channel EQ
  • 8 auxes: 6 mono and 2 stereo
  • 27 dB of headroom

Microphone Preamp

Incorporating a discrete Class-A preamp to the 88 gives the console a higher quality stock preamp from the start and also incorporates the option to add a Lundahl input transformer to any channel desired.

  • Discrete Class A
  • 65 dB gain
  • Balanced inputs, with optional Lundahl transformers
  • Full bypass insert
  • Input reverse switch
  • Mic/line switch
  • Phantom power switch

Console EQ

Taking the highly regarded 80B EQ from the 80 Series console and improving on it with the 80C EQ gives you more control. Adding more EQ offers a more versatile analog recording console progression. Having EQ on the vast majority of the inputs on the 88 console means more analog controls at your fingers.

  • High and low shelving
  • Low/high mid peaking
  • 4 sweepable bands boost/cut to +/-15 dB.
  • 50 Hz high pass filter
  • Insert pre/post EQ
  • Monitor in: Tilt EQ
  • Group FX returns: 12 kHz and 80 Hz shelving
  • Group monitor returns: 12 kHz and 80 Hz shelving

Master Section

Keeping control of your workflow with ease and speed is the core function of an analog recording console. Your time spent setting up a mix and the ability to have tactile control with immediate effect over your work is essential and time saving.

The 88 console is designed to give you maximum control and routing options at your fingertips. This can make your creative process more effective and save you time in the process.

 

 

Trident Audio Series 88 Specs

Input and Output ConnectorsMaster Output: 2 x XLR (L/R)
Monitor Output: 2 x XLR (L/R)
All Other Inputs and Outputs: 1/4" / 6.3 mm Balanced TRS Jacks and XLR Combo Jacks
Input ImpedanceMicrophone: >2 kOhms Electronically Balanced
Line: >10 kOhms Electronically Balanced
Output ImpedanceLeft/Right, Monitor O/P, Group and Auxes: <60 Ohms (Outsmarts Drive)
All Other Outputs: <100 Ohms
Frequency ResponseMic Input to Mix Output: <+0, -0.3 dB 20 Hz to 80 kHz at 6 to 40 dB Gain
Line Input to Mix Output: <0, -0.3 dB 20 Hz to 60 kHz at 0 dB Gain
Total Harmonic Distortion/NoiseTHD+N at +15 dBu Output:
Mic XLR Input to Any Output (-20 dBu Input): <0.005%
Line Input to Any Output: <0.003%
Monitor/Tape Return Input to Any Output: <0.003%
Noise (EIN)Mic EIN (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 150 Ohms Source, 60 dB Gain): <-128.5 dBu
Residual Bus Noise (Output Fader at Min): <-95 dBu
Bus Noise (40 Inputs Continually Assigned): <-81 dBu
Bus Noise (24 inputs Routed Equiv. to 64 Inputs): <-77 dBu
CrosstalkAdjacent Channel: <-90 dB at 20 kHz; <-110 dB at 1 kHz
Channel Fader Mute: <-95 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Monitor/Tape Return Mute: <-85 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Mix/Bus Assign: <-80 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Aux to Aux: <-80 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Maximum InputMic (XLR) Input (At Min Gain): +17 dBu
Mic (1/4") Input (At Min Gain): +42 dBu
Line (At Min Gain): +42 dBu
Channel Insert Return: +22 dBu
All Output Insert Returns: +28 dBu
Maximum OutputMix, Group, Aux, Monitor Outputs: +26.5 dBu (Into 600 Ohms)
Insert Send, Studio, Alt Outputs: +22 dBu (Into 2 KOhms)
PhaseMic Input to Direct Out: +17° to -8deg; 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Mic In to Mix Output: +25° to -17° 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Line In to Mix Output: +25° to -20° 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Monitor/Tape Return to Mix Output: +15° to -20°,  20 Hz to 20 kHz
Power Consumption5380mA
Dimensions (W x D x H)63.37 x 36.68 x 13.48" / 160.96 x 93.17 x 34.24 cm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
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