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The Cherry Picker MIC-Line Switcher from Radial Engineering is a straight wire passive switcher that enables you to compare several preamps using the same microphone. Because the switching is done quickly, it significantly improves workflow. This lets you optimize the signal path by combining one mic with the most appropriate preamp for a vocal track or instrument.
Configured as a 1-in, 4-out device, the Cherry Picker employs a series of gold contact sealed relays to ensure straight-wire connectivity. This ensures that the signal will pass through the Cherry Picker without introducing distortion, coloration, or artefact of any kind. To eliminate switching noise, this device generates 48V phantom power internally. You simply have to plug in any type of microphone, select one or more preamps, and audition. It will automatically turn off the other outputs.
Passive straight wire color-free signal path for transparent sound with active 1x4 routing via gold sealed relays
Radio style selector switches with LED to select active output
Internally generated 48V phantom power for condenser mics and active DI's; switch is recessed to prevent accidental turn-on
Balanced XLR input for easy microphone, direct box, or line source connection
Four balanced XLR outputs to connect to preamps or other audio destinations
Ground lift for each output helps reduce hum & buzz caused by ground loops
Allows comparing of preamps for optimal signal path
Enables switching between balanced line level devices
Creates a more comfortable sound for the artist
Helps in improving workflow in the studio
Gets the vocalist involved in the recording
Delivers a better all-round performance
Compact design, fits anywhere
Can be used to switch all types of audio signals
Power & cable clamp for the included 15VDC power supply
Clamp prevents disconnection
Book-end design creates a protected zone to prevent damage to the front panel controls
14 gauge steel construction protects the PCB from stress and shields against EMI and RF noise