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Calrec to show Omega console at NAB
At NAB2007 at booth #N8529, Calrec Audio will unveil Omega, a new audio console. The console uses the company's Bluefin high-density signal processing technology and features 160 mono DSP paths packaged as 48 stereo plus 64 mono channels, allowing up to 24 x full 5.1 surround channels.
Omega with Bluefin is managed on a single DSP card. Available in three frame sizes — 24, 40 and 56 faders — the new console has 8 x 5.1 surround, stereo or mono audio groups, 20 auxiliary outputs (which can be 20 mono or 10 stereo), and 48 outputs for multitrack or general purpose feeds.
The console also has two main stereo or 5.1 surround program outputs with full EQ and compressor/limiter capabilities, and full control of the stereo downmix of the surround main outputs, which is necessary when doing simultaneous HD and SD transmissions.
Omega provides greatly expanded monitoring options with full user configurability and features TFT metering capabilities across the upstand. In addition to Omega, the company will also show a new range of fixed-format remote wall-boxes at NAB.
For more information, visit www.calrec.com.