18 Channel Summing Amp with built in British and American Mods
The SA-16 is a modern, state-of-the art, active summing amplifier capable of providing the character from two legendary flavors of the 70’s; accomplished by switching between two fully discrete, independent output stages.
Every audio signal goes through a THAT CORP 1240 chip as a line receiver; from there the signal goes into the summing circuit, centered around a 134 Op-Amp which is recognized as the best integrated Op-Amp on the market. Finally, the signal reaches the output stage; where you can select between three different flavors: a clean & wide solid state choice (as found on the Oxford consoles), an “A” styled 2520 Op-Amp based output section as found on vintage American consoles (in your face, punchy and tight) and an “N” styled BA-440 output section (as found on the legendary 33609) giving you instant “British” vibe & attitude!
The SA-16 features three balanced stereo insert points; allowing you to add your favorite external units (such as compressors, limiters, and equalizers). A fully stepped output level control and three selectable output stages (Standard, British and American MODs) round-out the features of the SA-16!
Utilizing two SA-2520 Op-Amps and Two Custom-Wound, USA-Made 312 “A” styled Steel Transformers!
Featuring the output stage of a 33609 (incorporating Two BA-440 cards as found on the ‘metal knob’ revision) and Two Custom-Wound, EU-Made LO116 “N” styled output transformers!
When the Standard Output is selected, you will get an extremely clean, clear and wide output stage with high performance THAT CORP line drivers that have a high slew rate, low distortion and a wide output swing – a big, spacious sound akin to the Oxford-line of consoles.
When the American MOD is selected, the SA-16 will pass through an “A” styled output stage with two Fully Discrete 2520 Op-Amps and two 312-style steel output transformers giving your mixes a pleasant mid-range push and punchy aggression!
When the British MOD is selected, the SA-16 will pass through an “N” styled output stage with two Fully Discrete BA440 cards (as found in the output stage of the ‘metal knob’ 33609) coupled with two beefy LO116-styled custom output transformers; giving your mixes immense low end extension and a tone that is instantly recognizable!
To achieve the lowest possible electromagnetic noise specs, each SA-16 comes with a premium, custom-spec external power supply!
100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your SA-16, we’ll refund you
We’re extremely confident this will put a big smile on your face every time you use it.
The SA-16 comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your rack and see how it impacts your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great…keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. And don’t worry, either way you decide to go we will remain friends.