The Klark Teknik DN1248 Plus is an extremely
high performance, 12-channel active mic splitter housed in a 3U, rack
mounting case with an integral switch mode power supply that can automatically
adapt to mains voltages in the range 100 to 240Volts (50 to 60Hz).Adual
PSU is available as a factory fitted option. Applications include splitting
on-stage mic and DI box feeds to service monitor and FOH consoles as well
as to facilitate the multitrack recording or broadcasting of live events.
Each microphone input feeds a superbly specified mic preamp based on
the circuitry used in the acclaimed MIDAS Heritage live sound console.
There are four balanced outputs per channel, two transformer isolated
and two electronically-balanced.
All the audio connections are on balanced XLRs (wired pin 2 hot) featuring
gold plated connectors. The mic input and three of the four outputs (two
transformer and one electronically balanced) are mounted on the front
panel for easy access. The remaining output (electronically balanced)
is located on the rear panel. Signal Present and Clip LEDs are provided
for each channel and a solo system allows any channel or combination of
channels to be monitored via the integral headphone amplifier. Two gain
switches (+30dB and -15dB) may be used individually or in combination
to optimise the preamplifier gain. Standard 48 volt phantom powering is
individually switchable on each channel. Each mic input is also fitted
with a ground lift switch.