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New Cadac compact digital console launches at Prolight+Sound

New Cadac compact digital console launches at Prolight+Sound


Frankfurt Messe 6 – 9 April 2011

Hall 8.0 Stand N62

Cadac is launching a new compact digital console at this year's prolight+sound. The Cadac DM1600 is an all-new development based upon a proprietary DSP mix platform. The new mixer marks Cadac's continuing expansion into new market sectors with this its first ‘budget' digital console. Designed primarily as a live mixing console, an optional Firewire interface additionally provides extensive recording capabilities, while 16-channel 19-inch rackmount expander modules provide for up to a 48 channel mix system. Console features include 16 motorised faders, hi-resolution TFT colour display and scene recall of all functions.

Specially developed ultra-low distortion EQ filters and analogue sounding compressors, 24-bit / 96kHz Delta-Sigma AD/DA converters, and four 4th generation 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC processors ensure that sound quality is of the highest order. Advanced EQ algorithms, using proportional-Q techniques, produce smooth, musical adjustments that rival the best analogue designs. Wide dynamic range, low noise mic pre-amps feature premium input ICs with outstanding CMRR and capable of the theoretical maximum Equivalent Input Noise.

The Central Assignment Module (CAM) controls all input signals, groups, VCA groups, effects and auxiliary sends. Each function has a discrete control with no ‘doubling up' or menu scrolling, enabling operation of the console to be as fast as an analogue desk. Another unique feature is the Stereo Master Output Module, where resides EQ and dynamics controls assigned only to output duties, so always available to the operator. The central 7” hi-res colour TFT display shows detail views of all parameters along with scene numbers, on board effects editing and MIDI status. All rotary encoders can be interrogated simply by pushing the control with the value, mode or function immediately displayed. Complex bus routing, auxiliary pre/post assignment, detailed dynamics settings are also shown on this display, leaving more front panel space for quick access to real time functions.

Also representing the company's expansion into new markets is the LIVE1 compact analogue console series, with the full range of 16, 24 and 32 channel frame sizes being shown for the first time at prolight+sound. In developing the LIVE1, Cadac has employed the most up-to-date computer aided design and manufacturing techniques to exploit its unique engineering heritage, producing a mid-price console series of unrivaled quality and performance. Among the all UK designed console's features is a mic-amp design that delivers the famous “Cadac sound” that distinguishes the company's flagship theatre sound desks. Other features include field proven proprietary Cadac 4-band EQ, with two swept mid sections, delivers the responsive and musical articulation that characterises the Cadac sound. Input channels also feature individual phantom power, PFL and Mute (AFL mode set from master section), 100mm faders with signal-present and overload indicators, six Auxiliaries (switchable pre/post in pairs), 60mm Aux Master faders, and four subgroups. All frame sizes feature four stereo inputs as standard and six returns (four with sends to aux 5/6), as well as two returns on 100mm faders; with sends to subgroups and aux 5/6. The Master Output section features dual outputs and talkback section.

About Cadac Holdings Limited

The Cadac name has been synonymous with top quality mixing consoles since 1968, from its earliest designs for recording studios and broadcast applications, through to the latest live sound reinforcement consoles. The company's reputation for unparalleled audio quality and intuitive operation is matched by continuous enhancement and development, using the highest quality components together with innovative electronic and mechanical designs. The Cadac J-Type Live Production Console remains the industry-standard choice for leading musical productions, featuring on Broadway, the West End and around the world on long-running hits including Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Disney's Lion King. Cadac is headquartered in Luton, where all Cadac products are designed. For more information on the Cadac line-up, visit

About Soundking Group Company Ltd

The Soundking Group Company Limited has been established for more than 20 years, and is headquartered in Ningbo, close to Shanghai. One of China's leading audio manufacturers, Soundking Group has an extensive range of innovative, market-leading products and was a major supplier for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. For more information go to

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Company contact:

Patrick Almond

Soundking Group

Tel +44(0)1525 217111

Email [email protected]

Web: www.cadac-sound.comNew Cadac compact digital console launches at Prolight+Sound

Cadac DM1600 compact digital console

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