Schertler Expands ARTHUR Modular Mixer with Three New Modules

August 25 2017, 03:00
Schertler Group has released three new modules for ARTHUR, its Format 48 modular mixer that users can configure and build themselves, offering extremely high quality, with all circuits built using single, discrete Class-A electronic components and pure high-voltage DC-amps. The new Multiple In, Subgroup and Spring (reverb) modules have been designed for seamless integration into the existing range of input and output units, offering greater flexibility and more efficient workflow.

The new Multiple In is a Class A input module that can receive 4 line signals (or two stereo lines). Mainly intended for use with audio devices that generate a 0 dbV line signal, it is designed to enable simple routing of line signals to ARTHUR’s L/R Master. Although the unit has more limited features (i.e. no Gain, filters or Aux routing), it is very useful for subgroup routing: Its inputs can accommodate effect units, CD players, tape or digital recorders, preamps of any kind and electronic instruments such as keyboards and Midi devices.

The ARTHUR Subgroup is a high-end, Class-A summing amp. It functions as an additional unit for configuring a group of input modules that are to be controlled via a single pair of faders. Two Subgroup units can be directly mounted in the mixer - along with a theoretically infinite number of other Subgroup units that must be cabled either to one of ARTHUR’s Stereo In or Multiple In modules.

ARTHUR’s new Spring reverb can be used both as a mixer module and as a stand-alone unit. Equipped with six springs, the unit is designed to deliver a rich reverb effect that also has a time-adjustable analogue decay. A digital delay provides a simple and efficient solution for delay lines that retard or echo the signal before being sent to the spring. When used as a stand-alone unit, the Spring can provide reverb for a signal from another mixer, or a guitar pedal, for example.

The new modules can be ordered online as part of a new mixer configuration. Current ARTHUR users can also purchase the modules separately to add to existing configurations.

Since 2015, Schertler has focused more prominently on the development of professional audio products. This has resulted in the release of the Yellow MIC500 microphone preamplifier series, the TIM and TOM portable PA systems for mobile sound reinforcement, and the ARTHUR modular mixer series. Schertler Group contact microphones, preamps and ARTHUR series mixers are manufactured in Mendrisio, Switzerland, using in-house produced components. Acoustics amps are built in the Schertler Group manufacturing facility at Potenza Picena, Italy, developed in collaboration with the Group’s R&D offices in Switzerland and Italy.
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