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      Joemeek SixQ2 1U Single Channel Strip (H81839)
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Push the big iron with Joe Meek’s sixQ2 studio channel

The sixQ2 studio channel from Joemeek brings outstanding audio quality to both project and professional studios. Designed around a transformer-based mic input, musical three-band EQ and the classic Joemeek optical compressor, the sixQ2 gives you full vintage vibe plus the ability to output 24-bit/96kHz digital audio to your DAW via S/PDIF or optical connectors. It’s the perfect way for project studios to add some major sonic muscle and for larger studios to offer a broader range of options to customers.

Joemeek Q series studio channels provided ultra-clean, world-class mic pres combined with amazingly musical EQ, built-in high-quality digital converters, a unique ‘IRON’ transformer-coupling switch to add some special sonic coloration and the famous Joemeek optical compressor. The Q2 series offers several upgrades from the original spec with a new top-quality Cinemag mic transformer, more headroom, and the ability to route the line input through the mic transformer for the type of euphonic effects that only come from finely tuned audio components.

Joemeek SixQ2 1U Single Channel Strip Features:

  • Ultra-clean microphone preamplifier with Cinemag transformer
    “Iron” switch sends line input through mic transformer to add color and vintage vibe
    Highly musical 3-band EQ with sweepable lows and mids
    Full-featured optical compressor from vintage smooth to completely over the top dynamics effects
    Balanced and unbalanced I/O to interface with any system
    24-bit/96kHz digital converters with both optical and S/PDIF connections


Joemeek SixQ2 1U Single Channel Strip Specifications:

  • Input impedances: Mic: 1.2kohm; Line: 10kohm
    Pre-amp overall gain: -2dB to 60dB (variable)
    Common mode rejection: 70dB
    Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)
    Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
    Frequency response: 10Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
    Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +24dBu; Line: +45dBu
    Headroom before clipping: +29dBu
    Compressor threshold: -6dBu to +22dBu (variable)
    Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
    Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)
    Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
    Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv
    Output impedance: 75ohm
    Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation
    Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)
    VU Meter: Analog movement
    Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz
    Power consumption: 30W
    Mechanical: 19x3.5x8.66” (overall)
    Weight: 6.5 lb
    High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz
    EQ Boost & Cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)
    LF Frequency : 40Hz to 650Hz variable
    Mid Frequency : 300Hz to 5kHz variable
    HF Frequency : 6kHz/12kHz switchable
    EQ “Q” 0.9 (1.6 octaves
    Digital Output Specifications
    Sampling: 24 Bit
    Resolution: 24-bit delta sigma using Wolfson WM8738 ADC
    Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz selectable
    Output Formats: S/PDIF electrical, S/PDIF Optical
    Noise Floor: typically 92dB A-weighted (referenced to 0dBFS = +18dBu). So for a +4dBu signal, the SNR is 78dB
    Distortion: typically 0.01% @ 0dBu (20Hz - 20kHz) at 96kHz sample rate, 0.02% @ 0dBu (20Hz - 20kHz) at 48kHz sample rate and 0.02% @ -1dBFS (20Hz - 20kHz) at all sample rates
    Crosstalk: typically -67dB (20Hz - 20kHz)


Joemeek SixQ2 1U Single Channel Strip

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