I've got a little info for you on this puppy, since I just lost a gig to one!
(Was lined up to record for a DVD this weekend, but just told that the tracking is now going to be done by the touring sound crew on a DN9696. There's a chap from Klark Teknink out on the road with them who is beta-testing the unit).
This info is third-hand, coming from the video director who went to see the band last night, and had to break the bad news
So may not be entirely accurate.
* It's interfaced to a Midas XL8 via AES 50, which uses Cat-5. No analog inputs as far as I'm aware (no surprise there).
* 96 tracks of 96k, as you know.
* Records to B-WAV.
* Sounds like it has built-in drive mirroring.
* 5U high.
* Price, supposedly, £16,000. Don't know if that's end-user or dealer.
* Director says it's "Big and white"
I suspect this won't be the first job I lose to a recording system that's integrated with the live sound rig. (In fact, it's already the second - lost one when it turned out the live rig was using a Venue). The guy from KT was most keen to emphasise it's use for "virtual sound checks"... which I guess means they want to pitch it primarily at touring sound companies (to whom sixteen grand isn't that much cash) rather than recording guys like me.