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Lexicon PCM81
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Description

THE PCM 81 STUNNING EFFECTS

The PCM 81 takes where the PCM 80 left off, and adds AES/EBU Digital I/O, includes algorithms and presets from the Pitch FX and Vocal Fix Cards, and adds 24-bit converters for even higher quality audio.

The PCM 81 maintains Lexicon's highest standards for sonic clarity, and its extraordinary processing power yields the finest effects available in its price class, plus outstanding reverberation.

Details
Analog Audio Input XLR and 1/4" balanced (T/R/S)
Input Level -2dBu to +20dBu, balanced;<br>-22dBu to 0dBu, unbalanced
Input Impedance 100kΩ, balanced;50kΩ, unbalanced
Analog Audio Output XLR and 1/4"T/R/S balanced
Output Level +18dBm, balanced;+4dBm, unbalanced
Output Impedance 125Ω, balanced
Digital Audio Input XLR, AES/EBU;<br>Coaxial RCA, S/PDIF
Format AES/EBU, balanced;<br>S/PDIF, unbalanced
Sample Rate 44.1kHz and 48kHz
Digital Audio Output XLR, AES/EBU;<br>Coaxial RCA, S/PDIF
Format AES/EBU, balanced;<br>S/PDIF, unbalanced
Sample Rate 44.1kHz and 48kHz
Conversion 24-bit A/D;24-bit D/A
Internal Audio DSP 24-bit (PCM 81);20-bit (PCM 91)
Frequency Response 10Hz - 20kHz ±.5dB
Crosstalk -55dB 10Hz to 20kHz
THD <0.006%, 10Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range D/A:>98dB typical, 10Hz - 20kHz<br>A/D:>105dB typical, 10Hz- 20kHz<br>A/A:>96dB typical, 10Hz - 20kHz
MIDI Interface 5-pin DIN connectors for MIDI IN, THRU and OUT
Footswitch 1/4"T/R/S connector for two independent momentary footswitches (system detects normal-open, or normal-closed on power up)
Foot Controller 1/4"T/R/S connector for foot pedal(100Ω- 10kΩimpedance)
Memory Card
Connector PCMCIA type l cards, 68 pins
Standards PCMCIA 2.0 and JEIDA 4.0
Card Format Up to 1MB of SRAM (attribute memory not required)
Power Requirements 100 - 240 volts AC;50 - 60Hz;35 watts<br>Automatic switching (3-pin IEC connector)
Remote Power In 2.5 mm 9 volts AC (not included)
Dimensions 19" W x 1.75" H (1U) x 12" D<br>(483 x 45 x 305 mm), rack mount standard
Weight 6.4 lbs.(2.9 kg)
Operating Temperature 32°to 104°F (0°to 40°C)
Maximum Humidity 95% without condensation

Discussions

Lovekrafty's new album...

...pics of my studio dotted around gearslutz nothing recent photo attached from earlier this year below Now for the reverbs / effects Ensoniq DP/4 Lexicon PCM 81 Lexicon PCM 90 Behringer 2497 Strymon Big Sky ( used a lot ) Strymon El Capistan Knas Moisturizer Roland RE-201( used a lot ) Hiwatt Custom Tape Delay Alesis Midiverb II Zoom 9030 Zoom 9120 Cosmic AE-7000 Eventide H3000 Korg KP-3 some other pedals delays etc ITB...

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Is there any reason to own hardware effects in 2019?

...head and shoulders with my higher end stuff like my PCM 42s, my Lexi 300, My 2016 reverb, and my PCM 81. It's not how much it costs - it's what it gives you in exchange for your time.

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Suggestions for interesting/character hardware FX - pedal/rack whatever

...and some Eurorack fx (ZDSP, FXaid and Magneto), as well as some Foogers (the MF103 phaser is amazing). Looking for a PCM 81 for a while now too.

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