Pro Co MS83P
8 Channel (3 Way) Rack Mount Mic Splitter with Phantom Power Buss
The Pro Co TradeTools MS83P Eight-Channel Mic Splitter splits the signals from each of eight low-impedance microphones (or similar sources) into three outputs enabling three microphone preamplifiers to be fed from one source. Additionally the MS83P features a phantom power buss to facilitate the powering of condenser microphones from an external power supply. This allows microphone patching without fear of transients due to the interruption of phantom power often a problem when the console power supply is used.
The primary application for the MS83P is in large sound reinforcement systems where the P.A. system microphones must also be fed to a stage monitor system and a broadcast or remote recording mixer. In such complex systems grounding problems can cause both unacceptable noise levels and severe shock hazards. Transformer isolation in such situations minimizes interference from EMI/RFI and ground loops. The transformer-isolated feeds retain the advantage of common-mode noise rejection inherent in the use of balanced lines.
The MS83P is fitted with Phoenix COMBICON plug-in screw connectors for MIC IN DIRECT OUT and ISO OUT 1 and 2 so hookup requires only bare conductors and a screwdriver. The use of the Pro Co MBT-2 transformer allows the MS83P to provide a floating low-impedance output with wide flat frequency response ultra-low distortion and minimal ringing or overshoot to degrade transient response. The transformer’s triple electrostatic shields and GND/LIFT switches provide isolation and buzz-free operation in virtually any environment.
The MS83P’s rugged 16–gauge steel and aluminum “Uni–box” construction enclosure is finished in a durable black texture powder coat finish with black anodized aluminum side channels. Easy–to–read control graphics are incorporated into the Lexan® front and back panel overlays. Inside the specially designed Install Sound > Install Speakers > Transformers combine superb audio quality with unsurpassed noise rejection.
The MS83P can be mounted in any standard 19” (482.6mm) rack. Top quality connectors and switches provide trouble-free service even in abusive situations such as remote broadcast and recording operations. The rack-mounting design allows the user to assemble a conveniently packaged expandable splitting system that combines top quality audio performance and isolation with an economical price.
- Provides 3-way Split for Low Impedance Microphone
- 8 Splitter Channels in Single Rack Space
- Allows Assembly of Economical Expandable Splitting System
- Great for Musicians' Monitoring and Remote Recording and Broadcast
- Phantom Power Buss for Powering Condenser Mics from an External Power Source
- Connects with Phoenix COMBICON Plug-in Screw Connectors
- High Quality Transformer-Isolated Output
- Rugged Pro Co Uni-Box Construction Provides Protection and EMI/RFI Shielding
|Frequency Response||20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 0.25dB @ -15 dBv Output)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||Less than 0.03% (20Hz - 20kHz @ -30 dBv Output)
Less than 0.1% (30Hz - 20kHz @ -15 dBv Output)
Less than 0.25% (20Hz - 20kHz @ -15 dBv Output)
|Phase Response||Less than -13 Degrees @ 20kHz|
|Input Impedance||Greater than 570 ohms|
|Output Impedance||Less than 270 ohms|
|Voltage Loss||Less than 2.5 dB @ 1kHz|
|Connectors||8 x Rear-Panel 12-pin Phoenix COMBICON Plug-In Screw Connectors (2 x Each for Mic Input and Direct Output, and 4 x for Isolated Output)
2 x 2-Pin Phantom Power Connectors (1 In, 1 Out)
|Controls||16 x Rear-Panel Ground-Lift Switches|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||19 x 1.75 x 4.75" (483 x 45 x 121 mm)|
|Weight||3.6 lbs (1.6 kg)|