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SW8 Features

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Global Pad

Attenuates the signal going to the XLR direct box outputs by -20dB to prevent transformers saturation.

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Auto On

Activates auto-switch mode. Will switch from inputs-A to inputs-B if the drone signal going to the gate disappears

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Threshold

Sets the gate input sensitivity. If the drone signal drops below the set threshold the SW8 will switch from inputs-A to inputs-B.

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Mute

Turns off the XLR outputs, leaving the balanced D-Sub output on for local monitoring.

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Standby

Holds the auto-switching on inputs-A so that the SW8 does not switch to inputs-B while waiting for drone signal.

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A-B Select

Front panel selector used to manually switch from inputs-A to inputs-B.

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Alarm LED

Illuminates when the tone signal falls below the set threshold level.

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Lift

Disconnects pin-1 on the XLR output to reduce noise caused by ground loops.

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XLR Out

Balanced, low-Z direct box output is transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops.

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1/4" Inputs A & B

Two sets of eight balanced or unbalanced line-level inputs for the primary and backup systems.

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D-Sub Output

Balanced line-level output is used to send the active input set (A or B) to the PA or local monitor system.

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D-Sub Input

Balanced line-level A and B inputs are used to connect two multi-track playback units to the SW8.

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Alt 1/8

Selects between channel 1 or channel 8 to receive the drone track for auto-switching.

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Filter

Lets you use a binary signal such as SMPTE as a drone track by smoothing out the signal.

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Auto-Switch Gate

Used to connect a drone signal directly to the auto-switching gate. Alternate option to using channels 1 or 8.

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On A/B

Turns on remote A/B switching function when using the optional JR-2 footswitch. Disables the front panel A/B select.

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JR-2 Link In / Out

Used to connect the optional JR-2 remote footswitch. Switch between A & B inputs and engage standby mode.

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Contact Alarm

Internal relay can turn on a siren or becon when the drone signal drops below the set theshold.

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15 VDC Supply

Provides power to the SW8. With cable clamp for safety.

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SW8 Resources

Part no: R800 8100