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Calrec to Unveil New Omega Console With Bluefin

At NAB2007, Calrec Audio will debut the Omega console, using Bluefin high-density signal processing technology. It features 160 channel-processing paths packaged as 48 stereo plus 64 mono channels and allows up to 24 full 5.1 surround channels.

Positioned between Calrec's Zeta and Sigma consoles, Omega is available in three frame sizes--24, 32, and 48 faders--and has eight 5.1 surround, stereo, or mono audio groups, 20 auxiliary outputs (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 equalization and compressor/limiter facilities, with full control of the stereo downmix of the surround main outputs

The Omega provides greatly expanded monitoring options with full user configurability and features Calrec's unique TFT metering capabilities right across the upstand.

Calrec will also introduce a new range of remote I/O boxes to complement the company's existing modular remote I/O box. These fixed-format boxes range from 2 RU to 4 RU and have built-in PSU redundancy with single or optional dual IEC power connections.

At NAB, Calrec will show the first two boxes from this range: the AD5603, a 2 RU analog I/O unit, and the JB5607, a 3 RU unbalanced AES I/O unit. The AD5603 consists of 24 mic/line inputs and eight line outputs with phantom power indication on mic inputs and a tricolor signal LED indicating whether audio is present, normal, or at clip for each input. The JB5607 consists of 32 AES inputs and 32 AES outputs on BNC connectors. The AES unit is also available as a 110-ohm XLR-based 4 RU variant.

Calrec Audio will be in booth N8529.