The Signature SW 8:2+ is a broadcast specification, 8 mono/ 4 stereo source selector switch/ mixer with PPM.
There are 8 balanced audio inputs on 3 pin Neutrik XLR sockets on the rear panel and these can be set globally to be 8 mono inputs or 4 stereo inputs.
On the front panel there are 8 large illuminated buttons for turning sources on/ off. They work as 8 individual switches when in the mono mode and 4 pairs of stereo switches when the SW 8:2+ is set to stereo.
Two balanced Neutrik XLR plugs on the rear panel provide the output of the unit, which will either be one single mono channel or 1 stereo channel when the unit is set to ‘switch’ mode or a mix of all selected sources when set to ‘mix’ mode.
Three rear panel dip switches allow for setting mix/switch, mono/stereo & output pre/post headphone volume pot.
The front panel features a 6.35mm stereo TRS jack socket for headphones monitoring, with a full size pot to adjust the volume level. This headphone circuit monitors the output audio.
A stereo 28 LED Peak Programme Meter (PPM) is also provided on the front panel for a visual indication of the audio currently being routed/ mixed to the output. The PPM provides a 1 dB resolution per LED.
Power is provided by an internal switch mode power supply, with a wide input range. There is also an input for external +/-12v DC power. The +/-12v DC input can be connected to the optional Signature PS1 external DC Master Power Station, for situations where a redundant power supply is desirable.