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Aphex Channel | Mono Channel Strip

You Pay:  $999.00
Condition:  New
Availability:  Ships in 6-10 days

Product Description

With more and more studios foregoing consoles in favor of recording and mixing "in the box", a clean and versatile front end input stage is indispensible. There are dozens and dozens of channel strips and similar devices to choose from, but none that come close to the Channel in terms of sound, features or performance.

Our legendary Model 230 has been re-imagined as the Channel, adding a host of new features to address a greater number of workflows while retaining the sound, functionality and versatility that made the 230 one of the most in-demand processors ever for professional audio, live sound, broadcast and post production.

Channel incorporates seven powerful devices within a compact, single rack space design, including five of Aphex's exclusive patented technologies. The result is the highest possible audio quality, processing power and flexibility.

The elegant front panel not only looks great, but is laid out in an intuitive, easy-to-use workflow with easy to understand labeling. Building on the foundation of the Model 230, the Channel features an instrument input, dedicated output and gain reduction metering, front panel sample rate and clock source selection; and a reference quality internal clock.

Key Features

  • Patented Reflected Plate Amplifier (RPA) Tube Preamp
  • Ultra-wide bandwidth, maximum gain and headroom
  • Lower operating temperature than conventional tube designs for longer tube life
  • Individually tuned at the Aphex factory for unparalleled consistency: any two units are a matched pair
  • EasyRider Class A Compressor
  • Aphex's patented Wave Dependent Compressor automatically adjusts attack and release times according to program complexity
  • No-Knee compression curve circuitry automatically adjusts compression ratio based on program levels
  • Includes Aphex's 1001 Class A Voltage Controlled Attenuator, used in the Compellor and Dominator
  • Logic Assisted Gate: Patented gate technology designed to avoid false triggers, clicks and chattering
  • De-Esser: Split band universal de-esser designed to maintain presence while dramatically reducing sibilance on any voice
  • Aural Exciter: Patented technology for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility
  • Big Bottom: Patented technology for deeper and more resonant bass with little or no increase in peak output
  • Parametric EQ: For the ability to precisely fine tune the all-important midrange between the Big Bottom and Aural Exciter

Technical Specifications

Mic Input
Transformerless, NPN active balanced, tube second stage
Input Z
2k nominal
Maximum Input Level (MIL)
>70 dB @ 60 Hz
Nominal Preamp Gain
20 to 65 dB
Phantom Power
-127dBu (input shorted)
Tube Type
12AT7/ECC81 Dual Triode

XLR-3M and 1/4" TRS phone jacks
XLR is Impedance Balanced (may be used unbalanced)
TRS is unbalanced
Out Z Balanced
XLR 66
Out Z Unbalanced
XLR 33
TRS 600
Nominal Level
XLR +4dBu
TRS -10dBV
Maximum Output Level
+25dBu Unloaded
TRS +11dBV

Attack / Release
Program dependent, user variable release baseline
Medium hard

0.1 millisecond
Hold / Release
300 milliseconds / 400 milliseconds
-50 to +20dB (variable)
1 to 58dB (variable)

0.1 millisecond
100 milliseconds
Variable -20 to +20dB
Active Band
4 kHz to 20kHz Linkwitz-Riley 24 db/octave crossover

Connector Type - Send
1/4" TRS phone jack (balanced)
Connector Type - Return
1/4" TRS phone jack (balanced)
Nominal Operating Level
0 dBu
Point of Insertion
Between dynamics processing and equalizers

Big Bottom
50 Hz to 280 Hz
Off to +12dB

Parametric EQ
Frequency Tune
240 Hz to 8 kHz
Peak / Dip
Q Range
0.5 to 5

Aural Exciter
Frequency Tune
500 Hz to 5kHz
Off to +12dB

Analog Audio
<.01% @ +4dBu Out
<.01% @ +4dBu Out
Freq Response (Flat)
18 Hz to 24kHz ±1dB

Digital Audio
Internal Sample Rates
44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz
External Sample Rates
Automatically syncs to any Word Clock between 32KHz and 96KHz
24 bits
Word Clock Input
BNC jack, High Z, Captures
Word Clock Output
BNC jack, 75 , 5Vp-p
Dynamic Range
Digital dynamic range greater than analog front end
Noise Dither
Dithered by analog preamp noise floor. Equivalent to 16-bit digital audio dither.
Level Equivalency
-20dBFS Digital = +4dBu Analog

Other Specifications
Power Requirements
90-250 VAC 50-60 Hz 12W
19"W x 1.75"H x 8.25" D 1 Rack U (482.6mm x 44.5mm x 209.6mm)
Depth Behind Front Panel
7.5" (190.5mm)
Net Weight
6 lbs (2.73 kg)
Shipping Weight
9 lbs (4.1 kg)

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