At the 2016 NAMM Show, DiGiGrid launched its Desktop series, including four new devices:
- [Q] Headphone amplifier
- [D] Desktop interface
- [M] Musician recording interface, and
- [S] PoE Switch.
DiGiGrid says that the Desktop series maintains the core design principles of DiGiGrid’s Networkable solutions; high-quality audio reproduction; and they also allow for integration with any other DiGiGrid product.
Here’s what they have to say about the DiGiGrid Desktop line:
The [Q] Headphone Amplifier is a high-end audio interface, and is as powerful as it is sleek. This smart little box, at just 90mm cubed, has been designed to drive headphones at serious volume, and is fully controllable to suit any audio application where high-end audio is required. Coupled with an AES/EBU interface, it allows a direct digital interface loud enough for any drummer.
The [M] Musician recording interface is perfect for any musical environment, and boasts two inputs and two outputs, again, at only 90mm cubed. It is super-easy to use: plug and play, with simultaneous monitoring and recording capabilities through two dedicated I/O. Input one is a dedicated mic/line, and input two is instrument/line, which allows for many musical combinations. Audio capture is also of the highest order thanks to its top quality converters and industry-proven mic preamps; and when listening back, a dedicated high-power headphone output guarantees that classic warm analogue control path in a fun and easy to use package. There’s also an optional mic-stand adapter plate, which works with both [M] and [Q].
Designed in much the same way as [M] and [Q], the DiGiGrid [D] is the more expansive option, allowing the user to get even more creative. With four inputs rather than two, and six outputs, [D] provides great flexibility in all applications. Inputs one and two are mic/line, and three and four are line/instrument. There are two outputs with level control – ideal for monitoring – and two further fixed level line outputs. At home, in the studio, or out on location, monitor with headphones or speakers, and enhance your favourite DAW to expand your recording capabilities.
Last but not least is the DiGiGrid [S], the ultimate in fixed networkable power sources. Sleek and compact, in line with the series’ style, it features one upstream (non-PoE) port, and four downstream PoE ports, which allows connection to four further DiGiGrid devices. [S] is also Dante compatible, so it’s the perfect complement to your growing networked audio system both now, and in the future.
The Desktop series will be available from Spring 2016. Check out the website for further details and technical specifications.