Available in frame sizes including 24, 32 and 40-channel models, the new Kensington Series of mixing consoles from Inter-M is being previewed this summer throughout the U.S. Featuring stylish looks, an ergonomic layout, rugged mechanical design and a host of high-quality features, the Kensington product group is suited for live sound reinforcement, theater, houses of worship and more.
The Kensington platform was designed to feature individual modules instead of a master motherboard, which are mounted in groups of eight, making the overall architecture easily expandable from 24 channels to 32 and 40.
With 48-volt phantom power supplied individually at each of the desk’s inputs, other onboard features offered at each channel include a mic preamplifier with low noise/distortion and high dynamic range, 4-band “British EQ” equalizer with a pair of swept mid-band frequencies, sweep highpass filtering, eight auxiliary sends with pre-fader switching, LCR panning, four mute groups and direct outputs.
Dual-purpose in design, every Kensington console is additionally outfitted with Inter-M’s Fader Flip system, which provides “flip” capabilities at all the sub-groups and aux output, enabling both FOH and monitor mixing operations to be served by the same console. An optional meter bridge permits the viewing of all sub-group and main outputs, and 16-segment LED meters are offered on the operating surface as standard.
A total of six stereo returns are found on each Kensington model, each of which incorporates a 3-band EQ section, a pair of aux sends, full sub-group assignment and a solo system.
A 4-output matrix and a full talkback system with presets made available at aux, group and mix outputs are included. The unit’s internal signal generator features a switchable frequency tone generator and a pink-noise generator.