After its debut at Infocomm (Las Vegas, June 8-11), the new Kensington Series of mixing consoles from Inter-M will be previewed this summer throughout the U.S. The consoles are available in frame sizes including 24, 32 and 40 channel models.
The Kensington platform is based around individual modules instead of a master motherboard. Capable of being changed to facilitate future upgrades and service, the modules are mounted in groups of eight, making the overall architecture expandable from 24 channels to 32 and 40.
With 48-volt phantom power supplied individually at each of the desks’ inputs, other onboard features offered at each channel include a mic preamp with low noise/distortion and high dynamic range, 4-band British EQ equalizer with a pair of swept midband frequencies, sweep highpass filtering, eight auxiliary sends with pre-fader switching, LCR panning, four mute groups and direct outputs.
The new Kensington consoles are outfitted with Inter-M's Fader Flip system, which provides "flip" capabilities at all the sub-groups and aux output, making the desk compatible for applications where both FOH and monitor mixing operations need 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 three-band EQ section, a pair of aux sends, full sub-group assignment and a solo system.
A four-output matrix is also provided that is useful in many applications, as is a full talkback system with presets made available at aux, group and mix outputs. Even the internal signal generator has features that are unusual but extremely valuable such as a switchable-frequency tone generator and a pink noise generator.
The power supply is designed to function with a redundant supply for fail-safe backup.
For more information, visit www.inter-m.net.