The LD Systems AM8 is an 8 channel automatic matrix mixer
with balanced mic/line inputs, 96kHz/24-bit internal digital signal processing
and a 20 Hz – 30 kHz frequency response. Rear panel RS-232, RJ45 and DB-25
connectors ensure networking capability, remote software control and monitoring
while AES/EBU and dual master outputs provide analog and digital connectivity.
The AM8 priority feature is individually selectable for all
channels with automatic or manual threshold setting. Front panel encoders with
LED meter rings and peak indicators allow manual gain adjustment in 1 dB steps,
input sensitivity selection and priority switching. A master encoder with dual
LED meters provides gain control, output 1, 2 or both and mic/line level
selection plus easy signal monitoring.
The AM8 software adds comprehensive configuration,
management and control convenience. It includes phantom power switching, a 35 –
150 Hz high pass filter, high and low shelving or 5-band parametric EQ with
variable Q for the input channels as well as a 15-band parametric and limiter
for each master output.
The mixer’s channel inputs and master outputs are on
terminal block connectors, the cable connectors are supplied with the AM8. The
rear panel also features mini-DIN connectors to link up to 16 units for