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DiGiGrid Releases New Desktop Series

The range includes the [Q] Headphone amplifier, [D] Desktop interface, [M] Musician recording interface, and [S] PoE Switch.

By PSW Staff January 21, 2016

DiGiGrid's new Desktop Series [Q] Headphone amplifier, [D] Desktop interface, [M] Musician recording interface, and [S] PoE Switch.

DiGiGrid continues its focus on the I/O market with the launch of four products in the new Desktop series, launched on the eve of Winter NAMM 2016.

The range includes the [Q] Headphone amplifier, [D] Desktop interface, [M] Musician recording interface, and [S] PoE Switch.

These new devices offer flexibility and ease of use to the recording, monitoring, and creative development markets.

The Desktop series maintains the core design principles of DiGiGrid’s Networkable solutions, and audio reproduction; they also allow for total integration with any other DiGiGrid product. Whether used as a standalone item, or as part of bigger systems, this new Desktop range offers all the benefits of the SoundGrid network system.

The [Q] Headphone Amplifier is just 90mm cubed and has been designed to drive high headphones volume, and is fully controllable. Coupled with an AES/EBU interface, it allows a direct digital interface loud enough for even drummers.

[Q] features 1/4-inch and 3.5mm outputs, so can accommodate in-ear or headphone product, and has four input options to suit all users: XLR (for professional use), Ethernet/CAT5 (to connect to the SoundGrid Network for true audio networking, should it be required), Analog (for the consumer audiophile), and Bluetooth, for working direct with your digital music collection.

The [M] Musician recording interface for any musical environment, and boasts two inputs and two outputs, again, at only 90mm cubed. It is plug and play, with simultaneous monitoring and recording capabilities through two dedicated I/O. Input one is a dedicated mic/line, and input two is instrument/line, which allows for many musical combinations. Audio capture available with converters and mic preamps; and when listening back, a dedicated high-power headphone output in included. There’s also an optional mic-stand adapter plate, which works with both [M] and [Q]. 

Designed in much the same way as [M] and [Q], the DiGiGrid [D] is the more expansive option, allowing the user to get even more creative. With four inputs rather than two, and six outputs, [D] provides great flexibility in all applications. Inputs one and two are mic/line, and three and four are line/instrument. There are two outputs with level control – ideal for monitoring – and two further fixed level line outputs. At home, in the studio, or out on location, monitor with headphones or speakers, and enhance your favorite DAW to expand your recording capabilities.

Last but not least is the DiGiGrid [S] fixed networkable power source. It features one upstream (non-PoE) port, and four downstream PoE ports, which allows connection to four further DiGiGrid devices. [S] is also Dante compatible, to complement to your growing networked audio system both now, and in the future.

“I knew with this range, our superb design team would achieve the sonic quality and network capability synonymous with DiGiGrid products, but they even surprised me with the ultra-compact footprint and the extremely attractive price point,” admits DiGiGrid’s Mick Anderson.

Check out the new DiGiGrid website for further details and technical specifications. The Desktop series will be available from Spring 2016.



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