Burl Audio B32 Vancouver Summing Mixer

SKU: BURL AUDIO B32 VANCOUVER
$ 2,399.00

The Burl Audio B32 Vancouver is a 32-channel analog summing mixer with an all-discrete, Class-A signal path, 8 mono and 24 stereo inputs (12 stereo pairs), switchable output transformer with unique gain boost for “mix glue.”

The jury is pretty much in on analog summing; it makes it easier to place instruments in a mix, you get more dimensionality, and with mono channels, a stronger center image. However, if you’re still on the fence about mixing in the box vs. analog summing, just run a mix through the Burl B32 Vancouver and you’ll be convinced without struggling to hear a difference. The B32 makes it that obvious. It not only gives you the aforementioned dimensionality, it also gives you the fullness and glue you get running through a console to tape, thanks to its custom output transformer with a revolutionary gain boost that gives you the elusive mix glue that all-digital mixes often fail to achieve (unless you really work overtime to achieve it). If you’ve been struggling to achieve mixes with depth, warmth, and clarity, take a little trip to the Vancouver and    

Burl Audio B32 Vancouver—Just the Facts:

  • 32-channel summing; 8 mono inputs, 24 stereo inputs
  • Two stereo mix outputs
  • Discrete, class-A signal path
  • Audiophile 0.1% stepped attenuators
  • No capacitors in the signal path
  • Switchable BX5 output transformer
  • Summing amp gain boost
  • Dual stereo outputs

Burl Audio B32 Vancouver—Under the Hood

The B32 Vancouver 32-channel mix bus is based on Burl Audio’s renowned discrete analog, class-A circuitry The B32 mix bus employs both the transparency of the B26 Orca, plus the switchable tonality of the new Burl Audio BX5 output transformer, which is a nickel-wound custom transformer*. In addition to the BX5, the B32 VANCOUVER introduces a new concept to the summing amplifier: Gain Boost. Adding gain boost with the BX5 will give your mixes that glue that you have been seeking ever since retiring your 2-track analog recorder. With 32 input channels and switchable tonality, the B32 Vancouver will allow your mixes to thrive in depth, warmth, and clarity.

*PAD Tech Note: The material used for transformer windings determines its tonal character. For example, the iron windings provide a low mid-range bump at around 100Hz, which is associated with the sound of vintage Neve consoles. Steel-wound transformers provide a clear and transparent top with a low-end growl, which is a sound associated with certain API consoles. Nickel transformers offer the most transparency along with a punchy sound, also found on API desks, such as the custom API desk Frank DiMedio built for Sunset sound

Burl B32 Vancouver—Outside the Box

Front panel controls:

  1. Left BX5 Switch: Engages proprietary Burl Audio BX5 Nickel core output transformer
  2. Left +6dB Gain Boost: Engages +6db gain boost through the summing amplifier
  3. Left Attenuator: 24 step audiophile resistor matched attenuator with .01% variance. Allows for proper imaging at all levels
  4. Gain LED: Tri-Color LED shows gain at the summing amplifier
  5. Right BX5 Switch: Engages proprietary Burl Audio BX5 Nickel core output transformer
  6. Right +6dB Gain Boost: Engages +6db gain boost through the summing amplifier
  7. Right Attenuator: 24 step audiophile resistor matched attenuator with .01% variance. Allows for proper imaging at all levels
  8. Gain LED: Tri-Color LED shows gain at the summing amplifier
  9. Power LED: Blue light indicated the unit is powered on

Rear Panel I/O:

  1. IEC Inlet: Contains an active fuse + 1 extra (Slow blow / 250VAC / 250mA / 5X20mm)
  2. Mix Out 2: Second pair of outputs, multed from Mix 1 on the PCB.
  3. Mix Out 1: Mix output, XLR connectivity
  4. Stereo Inputs 25-32: 4 stereo pairs
  5. Stereo Inputs 17-24: 4 stereo pairs
  6. Stereo Inputs 9-16: 4 stereo pairs
  7. Mono Inputs 1-8: 8 mono inputs, panned center

For a complete world-class studio solution, use the Burl B32 Vancouver in conjunction with Burl B1 Mic Pres and B80 Mothership for tracking and mixing, and the B26 Orca for audiophile monitoring. Order your B32 today. Or, to configure a complete system call or chat online with your PAD Studio Consultant.  


 

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