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Crucial Audio Studio-Nugget Stereo Vacuum Tube Prime Number Analog Delay

Rack-mount stereo vacuum tube prime number BBD analog delay with dual analog clocks @1ms resolution range from 61 – 614 milliseconds

MFR# Studio Nugget Stereo

Product Description

Upgrade your sound system with The Crucial Audio Studio-Nugget Vacuum Tube Analog Delay. Amazing tape-like pure analog tonality, and a feature set that will blow your mind. Enter Crucial Audio’s world famous analog delay (BBD) circuitry driven by transformer-coupled Class A vacuum tube preamp stages. Prime Number and Tempo Indicators and an analog VU meter guide you towards the ultimate echoes and sonic excellence for your mix! Hand-built to order by Crucial Audio.

Prime Numbers and Delay Times

Legendary producer and recording industry icon Rob Fraboni was a huge part of the inspiration to develop the Studio-Nugget’s Prime Number Identification algorithm. Professional producers and recording engineers have known that delay times/echoes set to prime numbers deliver a sonic difference in overall echo clarity and level in the mix. It can be an effective technique at any song tempo.

A prime number can only be divided by 1 and itself. Thus less likely to create phase cancellation of the fundamental frequencies during audible intermodulation events. One example is a multi-tone of 250 Hz + 1 kHz Dry and Delayed Sine Waves (summed with delay range of 80 – 120ms) @0 dBv and -10 dBv. Measurements on the Stanford Research Systems SR-760 FFT spectrum analyzer illustrate that a change of 1ms from a prime number can yield as much as -8 dBv in delay gain at the 1 kHz carrier during the 250 Hz intermodulation. Hence the audible difference of reported echo clarity and level within the frequency feast of the mix.

FEATURES:

  • Dual LED delay time displays with prime number indicators
  • Dual analog VU meter with selectable input and output monitors
  • Transformer balanced inputs and outputs on XLR connectors (+4 dBu)
  • Low noise high voltage Class A vacuum tube preamps
  • BBD analog delay with dual analog clocks @1ms resolution range from 61 – 614 milliseconds
  • Coarse and fine delay time controls
  • Tempo LED for optical rhythm synchronization
  • Modulation Depth and Rate controls plus Modulation Rate LED
  • Dry Level, Repeats, Delay Level and Tone controls
  • Mono/Stereo input mode selector (on rear panel)
  • Gold anodized rugged 19" 1U rack-mount enclosure
  • 115/230 Vac 50/60 Hz world wide power input featuring medical-grade power supplies
  • 1-year limited warranty

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Tube or Solid StateTube
ChannelsDual-Channel
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces2u
Input ConnectorsAnalog XLR
Output ConnectorsAnalog XLR

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