Press Release: Respected UK audio processor manufacturer Drawmer have announced the introduction of the new 4x4R 1U Active Splitter. Aimed at any situation that requires audio signals to be split and fed to multiple destinations, the rackmountable 1U 4x4R has four inputs and 16 balanced outputs, with a transparent mic preamp on each input offering up to 66dB of gain. The 4x4R’s I/O may be flexibly configured in a variety of ways, ranging from a single input routed to all 16 outputs to four different inputs, each with four outputs — and any configuration in between, such as two different inputs, each routed to eight outputs. In addition to the comprehensive input/output linking, the 4x4R features bargraph metering and switchable phantom power on every input channel, and a front-panel headphone jack provides a ‘listen’ facility to monitor any of the four inputs. The option of transformer isolation is available for some or all of the outputs.
Whilst the existing 4x4 Portable Kickbox continues to fulfil requirements for press conference and outside broadcast applications, the new 4x4R rackmount Active Splitter now perfectly addresses the larger market area of rental, touring, live sound and fixed installations in venues and theatres. Ken Giles, Sales Director at Drawmer, comments, "The new 4x4R is a very flexible and cost-effective tool; multiple units can be configured and racked to provide precisely the number of channels needed for each job, and you can tailor the number of transformer-isolated outputs to suit the exact application.”
The 4x4R is shipping now. For more information, see the Drawmer web site.