The Trident Audio 78-24 is a 24-channel, 8-bus Semi-modular Analog Recording Console with LED Meter Bridge
The Trident Series 78 is a cost effective mixing console tailored for engineers, studio owners, educational facilities, houses of worship, and live sound applications.
The 78's are Split/lnline consoles with individual channels in 4-way panels. Using an 8 subgroup configuration and incorporating 6 Aux sends, its routing options are vast and simple to use. Connections are fast and easy with DB-25's throughout the board and XLR's for speaker and main outputs.
With the 80B EQ at its core, including selectable channel inserts and discrete preamps driving the inputs, the Series 78 consoles offer a wide array of summing and mixing options. The uncompromised sonic quality and compact footprint of the 78's are able to meet any demand.
Features found throughout the 78 make for a straightforward and powerful package, but paramount to all else is The Sound. Among the many styles, preferences and methods of recording exists the expectation that a board must have the ability to be pushed hard and sound big. This is a hallmark of the series 80 consoles and the 78 carries that tradition forward.
Bottom line: The Trident 78 was created with all of this in mind so that you can use it to make great sounding tracks.
The 78's by design are manufactured to be a more cost effective variant of the fully modular 88's. Incorporating a similar chassis design and the same meter bridge, the 78's have a rugged and proven core. Using a simi-modular design the 78's are able to effectively reduce their overall costs without a significant sacrifice to serviceability.
All input channels are individual boards, faders included, each in a 4 channel pack.Subgroups are individual boards, faders included, each in a 4 channel pack.Master Channel is an individual channel separated from all others.
Since the inception of this configuration by Trident Audio on the A-Range console in the late 1960's it has been adopted throughout the industry and remains a standard configuration for our consoles today.
Dual Inputs to the channels with line and monitor inputs4 Band EQ with sweeping mid bands and selectable low and high bands27dB of headroomChannel InsertsSelectable EQ Path
The 78's incorporate the same high quality Class A Discrete preamp as the 88's. These preamps have lots of headroom and high gain fully capable of driving ribbon microphones.
60dB gain discrete preampBalanced inputsBalanced inserts with full bypassInput Reverse SwitchMic/Line SwitchPhantom Power Switch
The 78's incorporate the iconic Series 80B console EQ as the main channel EQ throughout the console. This EQ is known throughout the industry for its musicality and ease of use.
Selectable high bands at 8k and 12kSweepable High and Low MidsSelectable low bands at 60Hz and 120Hz50Hz High Pass FilterSelectable Channel Insert
The master section of the 78's are laid out for ease of use and have all the necessary features to manage your monitors, talkback, and stereo returns.
The 78's master section is an independent channel from the rest of console to ensure that your console's master output functions can be easily and quickly serviced with little or no downtime.
Main & Alt Monitor ControlMute, Dim & Mono Controls2 On board Headphone connections with Gain8 Subgroups8 Stereo FX ReturnsTwo 2 Track ReturnsSubgroup Monitor Returns2 Mono and 1 Stereo AUXSubgroup Stereo FX Returns1/8 TRS Selectable InputOnboard or External Talkback MicSelectable Output Transformer Option
Input Section Feature Highlights
Mic and Line Gain Control
Mic or Line levels on each channel.
I/P Reverse Switch
Flips channel input to the monitor section.
Meter Select Switch
Allows you to choose metering from the Direct Out or Monitor Return.
A fully discrete Class A design mic pre.
The Series 78 incorporates the classic four band equaliser which is identical to that employed in the Trident Series 80B console. It consists of frequency switchable high and low pass shelving sections, coupled with two swept low and high mid range bands and a switchable 50Hz, 12dB per octave filter. Furthermore the EQ has its own independent Insert. Either bypass the EQ or use any other outboard EQ or device in conjunction with each other.
Master and Aux Section Highlights
The master section features 6 AUX Masters each with Solo. AFL/PFL Master with level adjustment. In addition to the main speaker outputs there is also a separate ALT Monitor, each with level control, DIM, and on/off switches. The Monitor section allows the return of 2 separate stereo signals direct into the master section with level and mute. Or plug your portable device directly into the panel with a top mounted 1/8th inch TRS input. Through Talkback control you can talkback to the Auxes or the groups. Using either the onboard talkback mic or an external mic.
The Trident 78 is a split in-line console. This means you can switch the inputs on each channel providing an easy workflow when tracking and mixing.
The Trident 78 features 6 Aux sends all with pre or post fade selection, accessible on every channel. Stereo Aux 5/6 can also be sent to the Monitor section.
Microphone: >2K electronically balanced
Line: >10K electronically balanced
Left/Right, Monitor O/P, Group and Auxes <60 (Outsmarts Drive)
All other Outputs <100
Mic Input to Mix Output <+0, -0.3dB 20Hz to 80KHz @ 6-40 dB gain.
Line Input to Mix Output <0, -0.3dB 20Hz to 60KHz @ 0 dB gain.
Distortion/Noise (T.H.D +Noise) at +15dBu Output
Mic XLR Input to any Output (-20dBu input) <0.003%
Line Input to any Output <0.003%
Monitor/Tape Return Input to any Output <0.003%
Mic EIN (20-20KHz, 150 source, 60dB gain) <-128.5 dBu
Residual Bus Noise (Output fader at min) <-96 dBu
Bus Noise (40 inputs continually assigned) <-83 dBu
Bus Noise (24 inputs routed equiv. to 64 Inputs) <-77 dBu
Adjacent Channel < -100dB (@20KHz)
Channel Fader Mute <-95dB (20Hz to 20KHz)
Monitor/Tape Return Mute <-85dB (20Hz to 20KHz)
Mix/Bus Assign <-80dB (20Hz to 20KHz)
Aux to Aux <-80dB (20Hz to 20KHz)
Mic (XLR) Input (at min gain) +17dBu
Mic (1/4") Input (at min gain) +42dBu
Line (at min gain) +42dBu
Channel Insert Return +22dBu
All Output Insert Returns +28dBu
Mix, Group, Aux, Monitor Outputs +26.5dBu (Into 600)
Insert Send, Studio, Alt Outputs +22dBu (Into 2K)
Mic Input to Direct Out +17º to -8º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
Mic In to Mix Output +25º to -17º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
Line In to Mix Output +25º to -20º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
Monitor/Tape Return to Mix Output +15º to -20º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
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