The 68’s by design are manufactured to be a more cost effective variant of the fully modular 78’s. Incorporating a similar chassis design and the LED meter bridge, the 68’s have a rugged and proven core. Using a simi-modular design the 68’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 8 channel pack.
- Subgroups are individual boards, faders included, each in a 8 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 inputs
- 3 Band EQ with sweeping mid bands and selectable low and high bands
- 27dB of headroom
- Channel Inserts
- Selectable EQ Path
The 68’s incorporate a new high-quality wide bandwidth preamp design. These preamps have lots of headroom with very low noise, low distortion, a high slew rate, and high gain fully capable of driving ribbon microphones.
- 65dB gain preamp
- Balanced inputs
- Balanced inserts with full bypass
- Input Reverse Switch
- Mic/Line Switch
- Phantom Power Switch
The 68’s incorporate an all-new 3 Band EQ derived from the Series 80 Console EQ. As the main channel EQ throughout the console.
A three band Trident EQ with overlapping frequency ranges is provided along with a switchable high pass filer. The HIGH and LOW sections of the equalizer have a shelving response and the MID has a peaking (bell) response with two selectable bandwidth settings.
- Sweepable high band between 1k and 15k
- Sweepable mid band between 200Hz and 3k
- Sweepable low band between 40Hz and 650Hz
- Selectable mid bandwidth between 1 and 1/3rd octave
50Hz High Pass Filter
The master section of the 68’s are laid out for ease of use and have all the necessary features to manage your monitors, talkback, and stereo returns.
The 68’s master channel is an independent 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 Control
- Mute, Dim & Mono Controls
- Onboard Headphone with Gain
- 8 Subgroups
- Two 2 Track Returns
- Subgroup Monitor Returns
- 1 Stereo AUX
- 8 Stereo FX Returns
- 1/8″ TRS Selectable Input
- Onboard Talkback
- Selectable Insert Return
|Console||Trident 88||Trident 78||Trident 68||Rupert Neve 5088||API 1608||API Box||Audient ASP4816||SSL XL-Desk|
|Inputs - Mic Preamps||16 x XLR Class A Discrete with transformer option||16 via D Sub Class A Discrete||16 via D Sub||None (Optional)||None (Optional)||4 x XLR||16 x XLR||8 via DB25|
|Phantom Powered Inputs||16||16||16||None (Optional)||None (Optional)||4||16||8|
|Channel Inputs - Line||32 (16 Line and 16 Monitor on 1/4 "TRS)||32 D Sub||32 D Sub||32 (12 Mono 4 Stereo XLR and 16 Tape XLR)||32 (16 1/4" TRS Instrument and 16 XLR Line)||20 4 x TRS (input channels); 2 x DB25 (summing channels 1-8 and 9-16)||16 x TRS||48 (16 Line DB25 16 DAW DB25 16 500 DB25|
|Inputs - Other||19 8 Stereo FX 1/4" TRS, 8 Mono Monitor Returns 1/4" TRS, 2 Stereo 2 Track Returns 1/4" TRS, 1/8" Stereo Input (Ipod) External Talkback Mic XLR||19 8 Stereo FX D Sub, 8 Mono Monitor Returns D Sub, 2 Stereo 2 Track Returns D Sub, 1/8" Stereo Input (Ipod) External Talkback Mic XLR||19 8 Stereo FX D Sub, 8 Mono Monitor Returns D Sub, 2 Stereo 2 Track Returns D Sub, 1/8" Stereo Input (Ipod) External Talkback Mic XLR||12 8 Buss Input 1/4" TRS, 4 L/R Mono Returns XLR||32 16 Fader Input 1/4" TRS and 16 EQ Input 1/4" TRS with optional 500 units added||4 x TRS (instrument) 1 x DB25 (external 2-track inputs)||16 16 Monitor Inputs||4 Stereo via DB25|
|Number of Inputs to Mix||56 (all with EQ) 16 Channel Inputs 16 Channel Monitor Inputs 8 Stereo Effects Returns (=16) 8 Group Monitor Inputs||56 16 Channel Inputs 16 Channel Monitor Inputs 8 Stereo Effects Returns (=16) 8 Group Monitor Inputs||56 16 Channel Inputs 16 Channel Monitor Inputs 8 Stereo Effects Returns (=16) 8 Group Monitor Inputs||32 16 Channel Inputs 16 Tape Inputs||32 16 Channel Inputs 8 Buss Inputs||20 16 Summing Inputs 2 EQ Inputs 2 500 Slot Inputs||48 16 Channel Inputs 16 Monitor Inputs 4 Stereo Inputs||20 16 Mono 4 Stereo|
|Inserts||42 (16 Chan, 16 Mic Insert, 8 Subgroups and 2 Main)||25 (16 Chan, 8 Subgroup and 1 Main)||None (Optional)||26 16 chan 1/4" TRS, 8 Buss 1/4" TRS, 2 Main 1/4" TRS||16 1/4" TRS||16||16 Via DB25|
|EQ's||48 16 4 Band, 16 Tilt, 16 Hi/Lo||16 3 Band||16 3 Band||None (Optional)||None (Optional)||2||16||None (Optional)|
|EQ Bands||4 Band Sweepable (all 16 Inputs ) Tilt EQ (all 16 Channel Monitor I/Ps) Hi/Lo (all 8 Group Monitor Returns) Hi/Lo (All 8 Stereo FX Returns)||4 Band, Mid Bands Sweepable (all 16 Inputs )||3 Band Sweepable with adjustable Q||None (Optional)||None (Optional)||3-band, sweepable (x 2)||4 Band||None (Optional)|
|Aux Sends||8 4 Mono Pre/Post 2 Stereo Pre/Post,||6 4 Mono Pre/Post 1 Stereo Pre/Post,||6 4 Mono Pre/Post 1 Stereo Pre/Post,||8 Mono Pre/Post||8 Stereo Aux Pre/Post||4 x sends fed by 2 mono aux sends (1/2), and 1 stereo aux/cue send (3/4)||6 sends||2 via DB25|
|Outputs - Direct||16 1/4 TRS (Selectable post return or post fader)||16 D-Sub (Selectable post return or post fader)||16 D-Sub (Selectable post return or post fader)||16 XLR||16 XLR||16 via D-SUB||3 via D-SUB||16 Via DB25|
|Outputs - Main||2 XLR Main Out, 2 XLR Monitor Out, 2 Alt TRS Stereo, 2 TRS L/R Studio||2 XLR and D Sub Main Out, 1 XLR and D Sub Monitor Out, 2 D Sub L/R Studio||2 XLR and D Sub Main Out, 1 XLR and D Sub Monitor Out, 2 D Sub L/R Studio||2 x XLR L/R Main Out, 6 x XLR L/R (A,B,C Feeds)||2 XLR Main Out and 6 XLR Out for 5.1||2 x XLR (program); 4 x XLR (main, alt CR outputs)||8 x XLR||2 XLR L/R 3 x DB25|
|Outputs - Other||16 8 Aux Out 1/4" TRS 8 Group Out 1/4" TRS||14 6 Aux Out D-Sub 8 Group Out D-Sub||14 6 Aux Out D-Sub 8 Group Out D-Sub||8 Aux Outputs XLR||8 Echo Return to Optional 500 Slots 1/4" TRS||1 x DB25 (4 aux outputs / 2 cue outputs)||24 D-Sub Group Outputs||8 Stereo via DB25s|
|Busses/Groups||8||8||8||8||8||2||16||4 Stereo Buss|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4" TRS and 2 x 1/8 "||1 x 1/4" TRS and 2 x 1/8 "||1 1/4" TRS||1 1/4" TRS||1 x 1/4" TRS||No||1x 1/4" TRS|
|Meter Bridge||Full LED Stock, VU Optional||Full LED Stock, VU Optional||Full LED with Stereo VU's||No, Optional VU Bridge||Yes Full VU||2 VU Stereo Only||Yes LED||4 Stereo Mix LED Bargraphs|
|All competitor stats gathered from information available online.|