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Trident Audio Series 78 32 Ch Analogue Console with LED Meter Bridge

Trident Audio Series 78 32 with LED meters

The Trident Audio Series 78 32 Ch Analogue Console with LED Meter Bridge is a cost-effective mixing console tailored for engineers, studio owners, educational facilities, houses of worship, and live sound applications. Features found throughout the Trident Audio Series 78 makes for a straightforward and powerful package, but paramount to all else is The Sound.

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Trident Audio Series 78 32 Ch Analogue Console with LED Meter Bridge

A scaled down version of the Trident 88 in several standard formats, this new desk breaks the price/quality barrier by rationalising format and construction; for example, input modules are in blocks of four rather than individual. In line (monitor and main fader doubling inputs on each channel) with four band eq, filters and comprehensive auxiliary and routing, the 78 is a compact solution where no-compromise audio quality is required and a budget price.

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The Trident Audio Series 78 is a cost-effective mixing console tailored for engineers, studio owners, educational facilities, houses of worship, and live sound applications.

The 78’s are Split/lnline consoles with individual channels in 4-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 speaker and main outputs.

Trident Audio Series 78 channel close up

With the 80B EQ at its core, including selectable channel inserts and discrete preamps driving the inputs, the Series 78 consoles offer a wide array of summing and mixing options. The uncompromised sonic quality and compact footprint of the 78’s are able to meet any demand.

Features found throughout the Trident Audio Series 78 make for a straightforward and powerful package, but paramount to all else is The Sound. Among the many styles, preferences and methods of recording exists the expectation that a board must have the ability to be pushed hard and sound big. This is a hallmark of the Trident Audio series 80 consoles and the 78 carries that tradition forward.

Bottom line: The Trident Audio Series 78 was created with all of this in mind so that you can use it to make great sounding tracks.

Modularity Throughout the Trident Audio Series 78

The 78’s by design are manufactured to be a more cost-effective variant of the fully modular 88’s. Incorporating a similar chassis design and the same meter bridge, the 78’s have a rugged and proven core. Using a simi-modular design the 78’s are able to effectively reduce their overall costs without a significant sacrifice to serviceability.

Trident Audio Series 78 channel configuration

  • All input channels are individual boards, faders included, each in a 4 channel pack.
  • Subgroups are individual boards, faders included, each in a 4 channel pack.
  • Master Channel is an individual channel separated from all others.

Split/Inline Console:

Since the inception of this configuration by Trident Audio 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.

Trident Audio Series 78 gain and pan knobs

  • Dual Inputs to the channels with line and monitor inputs
  • 4 Band EQ with sweeping mid bands and selectable low and high bands

Trident Audio Series 78 Microphone Preamp:

The Trident Audio Series 78 Console incorporates the same high-quality Class A Discrete preamp as the Trident Audio Series 88. These preamps have lots of headroom and high gainfully capable of driving ribbon microphones.

Trident Audio Series 78 close up of electronics in mic pre section

  • 60dB gain discrete preamp
  • Balanced inputs
  • Balanced inserts with full bypass

Trident Audio Series 78 Powerful EQ :

The 78’s incorporate the iconic Series 80B console EQ as the main channel EQ throughout the console. This EQ is known throughout the industry for its musicality and ease of use.

Trident Audio Series 78 close up of EQ

  • Selectable high bands at 8k and 12k
  • Sweepable High and Low Mids
  • Selectable low bands at 60Hz and 120Hz
  • 50Hz High Pass Filter
  • Selectable Channel Insert

Master Section of the Trident Audio Series 78 8 Ch Analogue Console with LED Meter Bridge :

The master section of the Trident Audio Series 78 are laid out for ease of use and have all the necessary features to manage your monitors, talkback, and stereo returns. The 78’s master section is an independent channel 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.

Trident Audio Series 78 LL1517 Lundahl Transformers

  • 8 Subgroups
  • Subgroup Monitor Returns
  • 2 Mono and 1 Stereo AUX
  • Subgroup Stereo FX Returns
  • 1/8″ TRS Selectable Input
  • Onboard Talkback
  • Selectable Output Transformer Option

Trident Audio Series 78 32 Ch Analogue Console with LED Meter Bridge Specifcations

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. In addition the preamp has a full bypass post fader insert point that allows you to easily incorporate any external preamp from your collection or 500 Series rack.

EQ

The Series 78 incorporates the classic four band equaliser which is identical to that employed in the Trident Audio 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 Audio 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 Audio 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.

Trident Audio Series 78 Input and master subgroup

Connections of the Trident Audio Series 78 Console

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

Trident Audio Series 78 connections on ear of console

Input Impedance

  • Microphone: >2KΩ electronically balanced
  • Line: >10KΩ electronically balanced

Output Impedance

  • Left/Right, Monitor O/P, Group and Auxes: <60Ω (Outsmarts® Drive)
  • All other Outputs: <100Ω

Frequency Response

  • Mic Input to Mix Output: <+0, -0.3dB 20Hz to 80KHz @ 6-40 dB gain.
  • Line Input to Mix Output <0, -0.3dB 20Hz to 60KHz @ 0 dB gain.

Distortion/Noise (T.H.D +Noise) at +15dBu Output

  • Mic XLR Input to any Output (-20dBu input) <0.003%
  • Line Input to any Output <0.003%
  • Monitor/Tape Return Input to any Output <0.003%

Noise

  • Mic EIN (20-20KHz, 150Ω source, 60dB gain)
  • Residual Bus Noise (Output fader at min)
  • Bus Noise (40 inputs continually assigned)
  • (24 Input Mon/Tape Returns, 8 EFX Returns and 8 Master Tape Returns)
  • Bus Noise (24 inputs routed equiv. to 64 Inputs)

Crosstalk

  • Adjacent Channel < -100dB (@20KHz)
  • Channel Fader Mute
  • Monitor/Tape Return Mute
  • Mix/Bus Assign
  • Aux to Aux

Maximum Input

  • Mic (XLR) Input (at min gain) +17dBu
  • Mic (1/4") Input (at min gain) +42dBu
  • Line (at min gain) +42dBu
  • Channel Insert Return +22dBu
  • All Output Insert Returns +28dBu

Maximum Output

  • Mix, Group, Aux, Monitor Outputs +26.5dBu (Into 600Ω)
  • Insert Send, Studio, Alt Outputs +22dBu (Into 2KΩ)

Phase

  • Mic Input to Direct Out +17º to -8º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
  • Mic In to Mix Output +25º to -17º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
  • Line In to Mix Output +25º to -20º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz
  • Monitor/Tape Return to Mix Output +15º to -20º ..... 20Hz to 20Khz

Dimensions:

Width (side to side including side panels)

  • 8 Channel: 23.370" (59.359cm)
  • 16 Channel: 33.370" (84.759cm)
  • 24 Channel: 33.370" (84.759cm)
  • 32 Channel: 53.370" (135.559cm)

Depth (front and back)

  • 8 Channel: 31.199" (79.245cm)
  • 16 Channel: 31.199" (79.245cm)
  • 24 Channel: 31.199" (79.245cm)
  • 32 Channel: 31.199" (79.245cm)

Height (top to bottom)

  • 8 Channel: 12.23" (31.06cm)
  • 16 Channel: 12.23" (31.06cm)
  • 24 Channel: 12.23" (31.06cm)
  • 32 Channel: 12.23" (31.06cm)

Module width1.25" (3.175cm)