IM2.1s Insert Machine

The IM2.1s 2U 19 inch insert machine is ideal for the most demanding studios. The IM2.1s can be used as a 100% transparant passive insert machine, but also has bypassable active circuitry for input gain, mid/side, parallel processing and stepped output gain. The IM2.1s uses our well-know and proven analog circuitry with 2 stereo inputs, 2 stereo outputs and 8 stereo inserts (analog Tascam DB25 standard). By using sealed relays, all inputs, outputs and inserts are fully passive, with no coloring of electronic switching.

The extremely transparant active in and output gains have a gain range of +/- 5.5dB in 0.5dB per step. Insert 1 and 2 are fully passive and can be swapped in order. The blend circuit on insert 3 uses two seperate controls for wet and dry making it possible to blend and level match the blending to your personal taste. Insert 4 is fully passive. Insert 5/6 can be used in passive or mid/side mode with seperate mute buttons for mid and side but also the (bypassable) width can be adjusted from -6.5dB till +3.5dB. Insert 7 and 8 are both fully passive and insert 8 can swapped from pre to post.

Availability and prices

  • Leadtime: approx 3 weeks after order
  • Price (no added options): 3350 euro excluding 21% VAT and shipment.
  • Input and output with goldplated neutrik XLR's
  • Inserts with goldplated DB25 analog tascam standard

  • Maximum input level passive: >+24dBu
  • Maximum input level active stages: +24dBu
  • Noise level passive: <118dB(a)
  • Noise level active: <116dB(a)
  • Stereo crosstalk: <110dB(a)
  • Stereo crosstalk mid/side: ~80dB(a)
  • THD passive: 0.00042% (AD/DA limitations)
  • THD active: 0.00045%

  • Input voltage 100 to 240VAC 50/60HZ. (internal PSU)
  • Power consumption minimum 5 watt maximum 30 watt
  • Unit size: 2u 19 inch, depth 25cm
  • Weight: approx 4kg
Technical information
  • 2 stereo inputs with bypass-able stepped active gain (+/-5.5db) on both inputs, left/right swap and polarity swap
  • insert 1 / 2 (passive) with order swap (1>2 or 2>1)
  • insert 3 with blend/parallel processing using 2 stepped controls for wet and dry
  • insert 4 (passive)
  • insert 5 / 6 with switchable stereo/MS, bypassable width control and mid or side mute
  • insert 7 (passive)
  • insert 8 (passive) with pre/post swap functionallity
  • 2 stereo outputs with global insert bypass and bypass-able stepped active gain (+/-5.5db) **

** The default output attenuator is set to 0.5dB per step with a max gain range of +/- 5.5dB or 0.25dB per step attenuator with a max gain of +/- 2.75dB.
It's also possible to order the console with a selectable gain-range of 0.25/0.5dB per step with a small toggle switch above the gain attenuator.