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Trident 68 Console

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The Series 68 analog consoles have been developed to deliver the core feature set most often needed for analog recording.  The 68’s are Split/lnline consoles with individual channels in 8-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 Master and Main outputs. With a flexible yet powerful 3 band EQ at its core, including selectable channel inserts and monolithic preamps driving the inputs, the Series 68 consoles offer a wide array of summing and mixing options. The sonic quality and compact footprint of the 68’s are able to meet any demand.

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Modularity Throughout

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.

Split/Inline Console:

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

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68 Preamp

Microphone Preamp:

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

Flexible EQ :

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
• Selectable Channel Insert

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Master Section:

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

Configuration

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.

Mic Pre
A fully discrete Class A design mic pre.

EQ
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

Master Section
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.

Monitor Section
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.

Aux Section
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.

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Connections

The Trident Series 78 utilizes DB-25 connections for fast and easy configuration on the majority of the console inputs and outputs.

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Product Specifications

Product Dimensions

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Console Trident 88 Trident 78 Trident 68 Rupert Neve 5088 API 1608 API Box Audient ASP4816 SSL XL-Desk
Price $29,900.00 $18,999.99 $12,500.00 $37,500.00 $38,810.00 $14,999.99 $16,999.99 $21,579.99
Channels 16 16 16 16 16 20 16 20
Automation Optional Optional No Optional Optional Optional No No
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
Faders 25 25 25 25 17 20 16 20
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
Talkback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Trident 68 Master Channel Recall Sheet

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