Originally Posted by elco
Those meters have a very interesting scale. Looks like -30 or so to +5 VU. Is there any particular reason you are not going with a true ANSI VU spec. meter?
Oh, and I choose the classic yellow background. The picture you posted looks classy.
For a mic pre, I want to have a wider scale. The zero position is at the same point, and the +5 just has a scale under it, most VU meters overshoot to +5 anyway, there is no art. The -30 is there too, just never labeled.
There is a digital meter next to the VU meters, showing signal (green) that you've reached NOMinal (selected to the right) and a peak LED that shows and over indication after 3 samples of over. The OVER will have a clear button under it and will most likely have 2 options, auto reset and manual.
The XLR on the front is for use if it is in a protable rack, it also is a 1/4" combo jack for guitar direct in. The XLR will also be on the rear. THe 1/4" will only be on the front, as the HI-Z doesn't like to be piped around into a patch bay.
XLR in and out on the rear for the Mic Pre, then a 1/4" balanced jack for the A to D insert point (I might use one of those new XLRs that have the normalling connections in them), DSD coax out, maybe S/PDIF out, light pipe out and 4 AES OUTs to be able to do the DXD and 384 PCM. The clock is super stable and can be used as a master clock. It can also lock to external in, and then sends that clock out the clock out coax connector for linking other devices.
The design of the insides is done, just fine tuning the panel.
For those who have been waiting for a demo of the Tonelux stuff, we are very sorry, but every time we send something out, it never comes back.
So far, YELLOW meters are slightly ahead, but not that far... The black will be back lit so it shows the letters and needle. Thanks for everyone's input. I will decide after NAMM and going 100% on what you guys want.