Core Sound Announces New Products
Core Sound, LLC, manufacturer of the PDAudio handheld, high-resolution digital audio recorder system and the world’s leading manufacturer of binaural microphone sets, today announced three new products at AES-2005 in New York City: 4Mic, HeadLine, and 2Phant.JR.com is featuring the new iPod Video starting at $299. Pre-order yours today at JR.com!
4Mic is a revolutionary, portable, handheld, battery-powered, four-channel, 24/192 microphone pre-amp/A-D converter. It offers true 24-bit noise, distortion and crosstalk specifications. With both coaxial and optical S/PDIF interfaces, it provides four discrete output channels. It can also multiplex the four microphone channels into two recorder channels, turning a two-channel 24/192 recorder into a four-channel 24/96 recorder. When paired with Core Sound’s PDAudio handheld portable digital audio recorder, it turns a PDA like HP’s iPAQ or Dell’s Axim into a four-channel, high-resolution digital audio recorder. And by providing professional-class microphone pre-amps and A-D converters, it turns any two-channel 24/96 recorder with an S/PDIF input into a truly professional, high-resolution four-channel recorder. It also includes a few important features that allow it to be used for Ambisonics-type surround-sound recordings, creating for the first time the possiblity of a handheld, high-resolution, surround sound recording system. It is the only handheld, battery-powered microphone pre-amp that can provide a full ten milliamps of 48 Volt phantom power per channel, allowing it to be used with Earthworks, Schoeps and other high current requirement microphones. It will run on primary and rechargeable batteries for more than four hours and accepts external battery packs and AC power supplies. 4Mic is expected to ship in November 2005 and will carry an MSRP of $750.
HeadLine is a handheld, portable, combined DAC and headphone amplifier, offering both headphone and Line-level outputs. Now you can listen to your digital audio sources in the field over headphones or speakers with high-end sound quality. Noise is down 135 dB. HeadLine also can add a live monitoring function to the Core Sound Mic2496 dual microphone pre-amp/A-D. Using only the finest components and powered by two nine-Volt batteries, it accepts digital audio data from coaxial and optical S/PDIF inputs, analog audio from Line-level inputs, and feeds its very high quality analog signal to headphone and Line-level outputs. It is expected to ship in November 2005 and will carry an MSRP of $350.
2Phant is a portable, battery-powered, two channel 48 Volt (P48V) Phantom Power supply. Unlike almost all battery-powered phantom power supplies, it can provide 10 milliamps of current to both microphones simultaneously. This allows it to power Earthworks, Schoeps, Neumann, AKG and other high current requirement microphones. It’s perfect for your 24-bit recordings, as its noise levels are down over 150 dB, considerably better than other phantom supplies currently on the market. It will run on two nine-Volt batteries for more than four hours, and the batteries can be hot-swapped during operation for extended continuous operating times. It is expected to ship in November 2005 and will carry an MSRP of $275.
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© 2005 Core Sound, LLC. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are MSRP for U.S. only and are subject to change without notice. PDAudio is a registered trademark of Core Sound, LLC. Mic2496, 4Mic, Head-DAC and 2Phant are trademarks of Core Sound, LLC.