Ark console


Discrete - Class A - Modular - Analogue Console

Welcome to the home of the Ark console.

Fully modular and configurable analogue console.
Suited for todays workflow and setup.
Quality and features unheard of in this price range.



Ark
High Voltage - Discrete - Class-A - Modular - Configurable - Analogue - Console

Priced as a small-to-medium format analogue recording and mixing console, the Ark has the features and attitude of a large-format console.

The concept and design of the Ark has taken over 18 months, and is the sum of the input from professionals from all over the world and from all parts of the audio industry.
The
Ark has been designed - from the ground up - by this international team of audio professionals.

Every function, every feature, every switch and every knob has been questioned and discussed, with full respect for decades of recording technology, but also constantly keeping in mind that the best way to use an analogue console today may not necessarily be the way it was used in the past.

* To allow for different workflows and setups, the Ark is fully modular, fully configurable and fully expandable.
* For signal amplification and control, all new, high-voltage, discrete op-amp cards have been developed that eliminate crossover distortion while offering extended headroom, dynamic range, and improved frequency response.
* To allow full flexibility, the console has been split-up in 8-channel buckets, each bucket has been split-up in channels, and each channel has been split-up in separate sections. Each of these channel sections is available in different versions.
* The
Ark is designed and hand-built in the EU and the UK

The
Ark is available in different versions and configurations:
*
Ark 8 : fully configurable, fully expandable console with up to 64 channels
*
Ark 1648 : standard configuration with 16 inline channels with EQ, 8 slots for 500 series, 48 inputs to mix
*
Ark 4048 : standard configuration with 16 inline channels, 40 slots for 500 series, 48 inputs to mix


All
Ark consoles share the following:

* Fully discrete, Class-A design
* High Voltage (48V)
* Fully symmetrically balanced discrete summing bus system
* Fully modular, configurable and expandable

* Support for 500 or 51x modules
* Middle input section with 500 / 51x slots or Ark specific modules (EQ’s, compressors) per block of 8 channels
* Up to sixteen 500/51x slots per block of 8 channels

* Dual audio path architecture with independent routing and inserts for each audio path
* 8 subgroups, 2 stereo master outputs and insert send/return per audio path per channel
* Unique Aux Doubling Technology offering up to 16 aux sends (patent pending)

* Classic Analogue Metering with Global Meter Sensitivity switching
* Global light intensity control

* Designed in the EU and the UK.
* Hand-built in the EU.

The
Ark is ready to be installed in your studio.
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Ark 1648

Standard configuration with:
  • 16 inline channels
  • Dual audio path architecture with independent routing and inserts
  • Each channel equipped with Mic Pre, Equalisers and Filters
  • 4 EQ sections per channel
  • 8 Group buses
  • 16 Auxiliary buses
  • 2 inserts per channel
  • 2 Stereo Mix buses
  • 8 Stereo Returns
  • 48 inputs to the mix bus
  • 8 slots for 500 series modules on Master section
  • Full CRM section with 4 stereo speaker sets and 4 stereo external inputs
  • Classic Analogue Metering with Global Meter Reading switching
  • Global light intensity control
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Ark 4048

Standard configuration with:
  • 16 inline channels
  • Dual audio path architecture with independent routing and inserts
  • Each channel equipped with Mic Pre
  • 2 slots for 500 series modules per channel - 40 slots total
  • 8 Group buses
  • 16 Auxiliary buses
  • 2 inserts per channel
  • 2 Stereo Mix buses
  • 8 Stereo Returns
  • 48 inputs to the mix bus
  • 8 slots for 500 series modules on Master section
  • Full CRM section with 4 stereo speaker sets and 4 stereo external inputs
  • Classic Analogue Metering with Global Meter Reading switching
  • Global light intensity control
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Ark 8

Fully configurable configuration with:
  • Up to 64 inline or stereo channels
  • Up to 144 slots for 500 or 51x series modules
  • Each 8-channel bucket can be equipped with 500 slots or our multiple EQ section
  • Dual audio path architecture with independent routing and inserts
  • 8 Group buses
  • 16 Auxiliary buses
  • 2 inserts per channel
  • 2 Stereo Mix buses
  • 8 Stereo Returns
  • Up to 288 inputs to the mix bus
  • 8 or 16 slots for 500 series modules on Master section
  • Full CRM section with 4 stereo speaker sets and 4 stereo external inputs
  • Mono, Stereo, 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 monitoring
  • External inputs to Master buses, group buses and aux buses
  • Classic Analogue Metering with Global Meter Sensitivity switching
  • Global light intensity control
  • Optional 19” producer desk
  • Optional integrated patchbay
  • Optional double-wide producer desk
  • Optional Transport Control and Fader Automation

Find out more about the concept, modules and configuration of the
Ark here.