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Radial Engineering Gold Digger 4 Channel Studio Mic Selector

 
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Description

The Gold Digger is a 4-channel mic selector that enables the engineer to quickly compare the sound of four different microphones while sharing the same preamp. A 'straight wire' passive circuit design is void of any audio buffers or transformers. Instead, the Gold Digger employs military grade go... Read More

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Description

The Gold Digger is a 4-channel mic selector that enables the engineer to quickly compare the sound of four different microphones while sharing the same preamp. A 'straight wire' passive circuit design is void of any audio buffers or transformers. Instead, the Gold Digger employs military grade gold contact relays to manage the switching process, thus ensuring the pristine mic signal is maintained without introducing color, distortion or artefact of any kind.

Features:

  • Four selectable inputs with trim adjusts
  • Straight wire distortion-free signal path
  • Will not introduce color or artifact
  • Increases artist's confidence when recording

Features include four rear-mounted XLR-F mic inputs plus an XLR-m output to feed the preamp. To eliminate bleed between microphones, each channel is equipped with a 'radio style' selector switch that ensures only one mic is on at a time. The external supply provides power for the LED indicators, charges the relays and enables the Gold Digger to generate 48 volt phantom which can be turned on or off for each mic as needed. To ensure an 'honest' comparison between microphones, individual 'set & forget' trim controls let you adjust each mic level so that they produce the same relative output. Once set up, the Gold Digger not only improves workflow, but also gives the artist more confidence with the sound of the vocal, resulting in a better overall performance.

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Product Specs

Audio circuit type:  Passive signal path with active relay switching
Frequency response:  10Hz to 100kHz +/- 0.0dB
Dynamic range:  >140dB 
Equivalent input noise:  -115dBu
Residual noise: -140dB
Maximum input: +26dBu
Maximum output: +26dBu
Total harmonic distortion:  0.0003%
Phase deviation:  < 0.001 Degrees at all frequencies
Intermodulation Distortion  0.001%
Input impedance:  600 Ohms (typical)
Common mode rejection: -92dBu @ 55Hz
Gain:  0.0dB – Unity gain device
Features   
Inputs:  4 x XLR female
Outputs: Balanced XLR male
Switches: Individual on/off for each input 
Individual 48V phantom power for each input
Controls: Variable trim on each input
XLR configuration:  AES standard (pin-2 hot) 
General   
Power:  +15V DC/400mA power supply included
Construction:  14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Finish: Baked enamel
Size:  (W x H x D) 4.5 x 2 x 6 (121 x 64 x 147mm)
Shipping size: W x H x D: 4.75 x 2.5 x 10.75 (121 x 64 x 273mm)
Weight:  2.8 lb (1.3kg) 
Shipping weight: 3.05 lb ( 1.4kg)
Warranty:  Radial 3-year, transferable

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