Core Sound LLC, manufacturer of the PDAudio handheld, high-resolution digital audio recorder system and a manufacturer of binaural microphone sets, announced three new products at AES 2005 in New York City: the 4Mic, the HeadLine and the 2Phant.
4Mic is aportable, handheld, battery-powered, 4-channel, 24/192 microphone preamp/A-D converter. It offers true 24-bit noise, distortion and crosstalk specifications. Featuring both coaxial and optical S/PDIF interfaces, it provides four discrete output channels. It can also multiplex the four microphone channels into two recorder channels, turning a two-channel 24/192 recorder into a four-channel 24/96 recorder.
When paired with Core Sound’s PDAudio handheld portable digital audio recorder, it turns a PDA like HP’s iPAQ or Dell’s Axim into a 4-channel, high-resolution digital audio recorder. It features professional-class microphone preamps and A-D converters, and turns any two-channel 24/96 recorder with an S/PDIF input into a high-resolution 4-channel recorder.
A handheld, battery-powered microphone preamp features a full 10 mA of 48V phantom-power per channel, allowing it to be used with Earthworks, Schoeps and other high current requirement microphones. It runs on primary and rechargeable batteries for more than four hours and accepts external battery packs and AC power supplies. 4Mic will ship in November 2005 and retails for $750.
HeadLine is a handheld, portable, combined DAC and headphone amplifier, and features both headphone and line-level outputs. HeadLine also can add a live monitoring function to the Core Sound Mic2496 dual-microphone preamp/A-D. Headline accepts digital audio data from coaxial and optical S/PDIF inputs, analog audio from line-level inputs and feeds a high-quality analog signal to headphone and line-level outputs. It is expected to ship in November 2005 and retails for $350.
2Phant is a portable, battery-powered, two-channel 48V (P48V) phantom power supply. It provides 10 mAs of current to both microphones simultaneously, allowing it to power Earthworks, Schoeps, Neumann, AKG and other high current requirement microphones. Designed for 24-bit recordings, its noise levels are down over 150 dB, considerably better than other phantom supplies currently on the market. 2Phant is expected to ship in November 2005 and will retail for $275.
For more information about any of these products, please go to www.core-sound.com.