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LA-119 Monster Swap

Features

  • The LA-119 is a system designed to fit up to 7 external units into a mastering chain.
  • The LA-119 is completely and absolutely an analog design.
  • Balanced inputs and outputs.
  • The large linearity over 250 kHz and the very low distortion guarantee absolute quality.
  • Very high headroom level allows the LA-119 to be used with analog signals (+ 4 dBu) and with the higher level signals used by digital converters.
  • The standard analog level ( + 4 dBu ) is used for the inserts, allows you to use all the older generation analogical outboards
    ( eg compressors / limiters at FET ) that aren’t able to operate at a high signal level.
  • The 7 insert are divided into 3 groups of 2 insert, each plus one.
  • All switch routings are made with sealed relays and gold contacts.
  • Each insert has DRY/WET control to allow parallel processing + a total DRY/WET.
  • Separate input levels for LEFT and RIGHT channels with 12 steps controls (-2.5 dB / 3 dB with 0.5dB / step).
  • 2 selectable or summable inputs with balance control ( +/- 2 dB )
  • Each imput has a pad ( 0/-6db ) features a 6 dB pad.
  • The Level 0 is used for the signal coming from an analog mixer, level -6 dB is used for a signal from a digital converter.
  • The 2 independent inputs allow to set up 2 jobs and to process 2 signals separately ( ex. voice and instruments ) then
    mix and process the mix using insert group 3 and insert 4
  • LA-119 has connections for 7 separate external insert units.
  • There are 3 groups of 2 insert units each plus one final insert.
  • LA-119 provides 2 modes of use: SERIAL or SPLIT SERIAL MODE: *The 2 inputs (selected or summed) are sent to group inserts 1/2/3/4 where they are connected in cascade.
    SPLIT MODE:
    Input 1 is sent to group insert 1
    Input 2 is sent to group insert 2
    With the SWAP control it is possible to move the outboards from group 1 to group 2 and vice versa
    The 2 groups are selectable or summable with balance control (+/- 2 dB)
    Group 3 + insert 4 are common to the 2 channels after the sum.
  • GROUP 1:
    • 2 inserts ( A / B ), with dry/wet control for each one
    • Swap ( from A-B to B-A )
  • GROUP 2:
    • 2 inserts ( A / B ) with dry/wet control for each one
    • Swap ( from A-B to B-A )
    • Swap ( from group 1-2 to group 2-1 )
  • GROUP 3:
    • 2 inserts ( A / B ) with dry/wet control for each one
    • Swap ( from A-B to B-A )
  • INSERT4:
    • This last insert normally is dedicate for a final clip/limiter.
    • Dry/wet control switchable from insert 4 only or input/output.
    • Output level for both channels with a 12 stepped control ( -2.5 dB / +3 dB with 0.5 dB )
    • 6 steps output level control for both channels ( -2 / 0 / +2 / +4 / +6 / +8 dB ) This control is used to raise up the standard +4dbu signal to
      adapt it to the level required by the converters.
  • Monitor out selectable ( input / output / pre insert 4 ) In the OUT position is provided a trim to attenuate the highest level.
  • The monitoring before and after insert 4 is scheduled because the final CLIP is always the most critical
  • VU Meter out selectable ( input / output / pre insert 4).

Technical specification

Channels 2
Input
Input level
Input impedance
Electronically balanced
+4dBu, Max +28dBu ( +10 dBu with input pad)
> 10 kΩ
Output
Output Level
Output impedance
Electronically balanced
+4dBu, Max +28dBu
100Ω ( minimum external load 600Ω ).
Insert Send
Send Level
Send Impedance
Electronically balanced
+4dBu, Max +28dBu
100Ω ( minimum external load 600Ω ).
Insert Return
Return Level
Return Impedance
Electronically balanced
+4dBu, Max +28dBu
> 10 kΩ
Monitor Output
Output Level
Output impedance
Electronically balanced
+4dBu, Max +28dBu
100Ω ( minimum external load 600Ω ).
VU Output
Output Level
Output impedance
Unbalanced
+4dBu, Max +28dBu
100Ω ( minimum external load 600Ω ).
Bandwidth 4 - 350.000 Hz +0,-1 dB, perfect square wave up to 50 kHz
Distortion + Noise <0.005% ( typical 0.001 %)
Connectors Rear Panel - 3 poles XLR + DB 25
Optional all 3 poles XLR
Power Supply
Operating Voltage
Power Consumption
Rear Panel AC mains
Rear Panel Main
Switch
Linear Regulator (Balanced Toroidal Transformer )
220V 50 Hz, ( 110V 60 Hz version switchable )
60 W
IEC C13 16 A connector, AC mains cord with IEC
Schuko
Power On/Off switch
Construction
Dimensions
Weight
2Unit, 19" rack mount metal box
W 483 mm / 19”, H 88 mm / 3.5” (2unit), D 225 mm / 8.8”
5 kg / 11 lb