JVC Audio Mixer MI-2000 8 Channel. rack mount capability balanced mic/line inputs full monitoring capability phono (RIAA) inputs talk back mic input external monitor input 3-band input channel equalization input peak indicators LED bar-graph dB metering built-in phantom power supply built-in oscillator
The MI-2000U Audio Mixer affords all the mix down and level controls required for industrial recording applications in small to medium size video studios.
The MI-2000U is an 8-input/2 stereo program out audio mixer with features including:
* rack mount capability * balanced mic/line inputs * full monitoring capability including pre-fader listening ( source output level) * selectable ( line,-20, -40, -50, -60, -70dB ) input gain controls for matching input sensitivity * phono (RIAA) inputs are available at channel 7 & 8 * talk back mic ( -60dB) * external monitor input ( -10dB ) * 3-band input channel equalization * input peak indicators * LED bar-graph dB metering * built-in phantom power supply * built-in oscillator
JVC's extensive background in audio and video provides an ideal professional compact audio mixer. Following in this heritage, the MI-2000U proves to be of high performance and integrity.
Rack Mount Capability
The mixer requires 6 units of a 19 inch EIA standard rack for installation in a studio console. Allowing more room to work when compared to the competition.
Balanced Mic/Line Inputs
This means the MI-2000U is applicable in a greater variety of installations without the need of transformers or adapters. The input or output you need to properly connect the piece of equipment in your studio is available ( XLR/Balanced or RCA/Unbalanced ).
Two stereo program outputs ( one set XLR and 1 set RCA ). A set of auxillary outputs and a set of record outputs ( RCA ) to route the output of the mixer to a pre-designated recording system.
Full Monitoring Capability
Pre-Fader Listening ( PFL ) is designed to monitor the source of output level at each input prior to mixing. This feature is very useful in checking the particular sources output level, troubleshooting, cueing up a record or a simple routing switcher.
Monitor out with level enables the operator to listen to the mixer output affording confidence that all functions of the unit have been adjusted correctly through headphones or speakers.
Auxillary Out with Level
Allows the mixer operator to send the mixer's output to a second system for recording.
Unbalanced Program Out
Should be used in a similar fashion as auxillary out.
Balanced Program Out
Should be used to your primary recording system or another mixer to cascade several mixers to the final mix.
Selectable Input Gain Controls
Each input impedence may be set to match the output of the device that is to be utilized in the system for acurate sound reproduction without distortion.
Talk Back Mic Input
Used to communicate with sound studio from mixing console. This input is accompanied by a level control and an on/off switch, similar to an intercom.
This system is used in conjunction with talk back to communicate or play mix for performers in the studio.
Three Band Equalization
Sophistacated tone control for each input that allows the signal to be modified or shaped as required prior to recording or final mix. The three bands are: High at 10 kHz adjustable plus or minus 12dB Mid at 2 kHz adjustable plus or minus 12dB Low at 100 Hz adjustable plus or minus 12dB
Input Peak Indicators
An LED on each input that indicates when the peak is obtained over the entire frequency range. The LED should flash intermittently when faders are adjusted properly.
LED Bar-graph dB Metering
The Bar-Graph meters are used to adjust the master level faders. The deflection on these meters should peak at 0 dB. Used to control the output of all inputs simultaneously.
The Built-In 1 kHz tone oscillator is useful in setting levels on recording equiptment or an upstream mixing system.
Each of the eight inputs can be routed to either of the two output channels. Rather than have selector switches accomplish this function, "Pan Pots" are utilized. A single knob is provided for each input channel. Turning the knob all the way to the left puts the signal onto output channel # 1. Turning it to the right places it to channel # 2. In the mix position, the signal is routed equally to both channels.
This feature is useful in stereo recording, since different inputs can be "placed" into different positions between the left and right speakers using the pan pots providing image localization.