a manufacturer of PC workstations designed specifically for the
professional audio community, has announced eight additions to its line
of Windows-based computer systems, including new AMD processor
availability and a compact ?€œcube?€ case design option.
Each Spectral workstation is designed to deliver 64-bit performance
(when Windows XP Professional X64 is loaded) and the reliability
necessary for critical studio and production environments. All Spectral
Computers have been designed, built, tested and then qualified as
meeting or exceeding the exacting system requirements of pro audio
software by most major suppliers including Cakewalk, Digidesign
(ProTools LE and M-Powered systems), mLAN, Steinberg,
Tascam/Gigastudio, and others.
The 7000 Series
Spectral?€™s new flagship PC system is the RM-7400, available in
both an Intel 930 Pentium D Dual Core with 4 MB cache (2 per core) 800
FSB-based model and an AMD Dual Core 4400+ model.
Each system boasts 4 GB of RAM (DDRII 667 MHz dual-channel, Intel;
DDR 400 MHz dual-channel, AMD), a 74 GB SATA 10,000 RPM 4.5ms system
hard drive, four 250 GB (1 Terabyte) SATA II RAID recording hard
drives, and a 400 GB removable SATA II backup drive for the ultimate in
storage flexibility and staggering 160+ MB/second recording drive
speed. Furthermore, the RM-7400 offers an Nvidia PCI Express 6600 16X
Dual Head video card for in-depth graphics rendering abilities.
Spectral?€™s new RM-7200 workstations come with the same dual core
Intel and AMD processing and high-speed RAM configurations as the
RM-7400. The RM-7200 features 2 GB of RAM, a 74 GB SATA 10,000 RPM
4.5ms system hard drive, two 250 GB SATA II recording hard drives, and
a 250 GB removable drive. The Nvidia PCI Express 6200 16X Dual Head
video card also comes standard.
The new Spectral RM-7100 models feature the same powerful AMD or an
Intel 830 Pentium D Dual Core 800 FSB processor option, 2 GB of RAM
(DDRII 533 MHz dual-channel, Intel; DDR 400 MHz dual-channel, AMD), a
74 GB SATA 10,000 RPM 4.5ms system hard drive, and a 250 GB SATA II
recording hard drive. The Nvidia PCI Express 6200 16X Dual Head video
card also comes standard on RM7100 models.
The RM-5100 PC offers an Intel 820 Pentium D Dual Core 800 FSB
processor, 1 GB of DDRII 533 MHz dual-channel RAM, a 160 GB SATA II
7200 RPM system hard drive, and a 250 GB SATA II recording hard drive.
Intel GMA950 onboard graphics processing is also provided.
All Spectral 7000 and 5000 Series computers feature a 3U rack-mount
case with a super low-noise automatic temperature control system for
ultimate reliability and accessibility, and a 400 Watt quiet power
supply (except the RM-5100 which features a 300 Watt power supply). The
chassis provides multiple IEEE1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 ports, a
DVD-R/W 16x dual layer drive, LAN port(s), 7-in-1 card memory card
reader, keyboard and optical mouse. The RM-5100 uses Windows XP Home,
while all 7000 Series models use the Windows XP Professional operating
The CB-1100 ?€œCube?€
For those wanting an even more compact professional audio computer
solution, Spectral offers the new CB-1100 ?€œCube?€ PC ?€” a compact
and powerful system with a space-saving case design for ultimate
integration into today?€™s high-tech studio environments. The CB-1100
features an Intel Pentium 630 CPU processor (P4 3.0 MHz, 64-bit EMT
compatible) and 1 GB of DDRII 533 MHz dual-channel RAM (upgradeable to
4 GB). An 80 GB SATA II 7200 RPM system hard drive comes standard, as
well as a 160 GB recording hard drive. The unit, running on a 300 Watt
quiet power supply, provides a 5.25″ front panel expansion bay, 2 open
PCI and 2 PCI Express slots, 3 FireWire ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, a 16x
Dual Layer DVD/RW optical drive, Intel GMA950 onboard graphics, and
Intel HDA onboard multi-channel audio. The system comes standard with
LAN port, optical mouse, keyboard, and digital backup software for the
Windows XP Home operating system. The CB-1100 is also upgradeable to a
dual core processor for increased power.
More information is available at the Spectral site.