Radial SW8 8-Channel Auto-Switcher

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Estimated delivery: 26th - 30th July

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 26th - 30th July

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Instant noiseless switching between backing-track playback systems
  • Auto, manual, and remote switching options for diverse operation
  • Thru-puts both line-level and mic-level signals for easy interfacing
  • Link function easily accommodates larger playback systems
  • Radial's legendary build-quality, reliability, and performance

Radial SW8 8-Channel Auto-Switcher

Details
The Radial SW8 is an 8-channel redundant backup auto-switching interface. It is an indispensable tool for any performance where pre-recorded backing tracks are part of the artist's sound, providing you with a handy device that will automatically and seamlessly switch between two playback systems should one malfunction. Switching can also be carried out manually from the front panel, or remotely via a JR2 footswitch (not included). Switching is instant and does not result in any noise or interference, so your show can continue without interruption. The SW8 features a link function that enables you to slave several units together for larger track-count playback devices with no detrimental effect to the unit's switching capabilities. The SW8 is easy to interface using line-level thru-puts and transformer-isolated XLR direct outputs for flexible use of both line-level and mic-level signals.

Product Ref: 53674

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Scenarios and Applications

  • 'Fly-In' Scenario: Often used in club environments and 'fly-in' promotional TV and video tours, these scenarios often need everything mixed to a single stereo or mono output to feed a PA system and broadcaster. A single SW8 is perfect for handling this scenario.
  • 'Moderate' Scenario: In this scenario, 16 backing tracks are mixed down into stereo subgroups. This is one of the most common forms of backing tracks as the musicians are doing the majority of the main work whilst the playback machines are adding additional textures and effects. These usually consist of extra left and right drums, percussion and beats, keyboards and orchestration, guitars and backingvocals, and often all of the vocal effects. Two SW8s may be needed for this scenario.
  • 'Superstar' Scenario: This scenario often consists of everything being on backing tracks through playback machines and systems. Normally used with bands and performers who utilise a large amount of production in their work. Each track is often broken out to individual channels to that the monitor engineer can send different players different mixes, whilst the front of house mier has total control. In this case, multiple SW8s may be needed to achieve the desired goal.

Features

  • 8-channel auto-switcher that allows you to set up a redundant backup system
  • Works by automatically switching between two multi-channel playback systems
  • Designed primarily for live concerts and stage shows where backing tracks are used
  • Employs an adjustable gate to detect a machine malfunction and automatically switch to a second backup machine to deliver a seamless performance
  • Monitors and continuous audio signal such as SMPTE on the main playback system, and sohuld the signal drop, it will auto-switch to the backup
  • Switching cn be carried out manually on the front panel, or using a Radial JR2 footswitch (not included, must be purchased separately)
  • For larger systems beyond 8 channels, multiple SW8s can be linked together
  • Global pad attenuates the signal going to the XLR direct box outputs by -20dB to prevent transformer saturation
  • Set the gate input sensitivity on the front panel to determind when the SW8 should auto-switch
  • Mute switch turns off the XLR outputs, leaving the balanced D-Sub output on for local monitoring
  • Standby switch allows you to hold the auto-switching on inputs-A so that the SW8 won't switch to inputs-B whilst waiting for a drone signal
  • Alarm LED on the front panel illuminates when the tone signal falls below the set threshold level
  • Ground lift switch disconnects pin-1 on the XLR output to reduce noise caused by ground loops
  • Balanced low-Z transformer-isolated direct box outputs
  • Two sets of eight balanced or unbalanced line-level inputs for the primary and backup systems (A and B)
  • Balanced line-level D-Sub output is used to send the active input set (A or B) to the PA or local monitoring system
  • Balanced line-level A and B D-Sub inputs are used for connecting two multi-track playback units to the SW8
  • Filter that lets you use a binary signal such as SMPTE as a drone track by smoothing out the signal
  • Internal relay that can turn on a siren or beacon when the drone signal drops below the set threshold
  • Legendary Radial construction ensures incredible durability and reliable operation

Specifications

  • Audio Circuit Type: Passive signal path with active relay switching
  • Transformer: Eclispe ET-DB2
  • Number of Channels: 8
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: >120dB
  • Gain: -20dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.002 percent
  • Intermodulation Distortion: >0.002 percent
  • Phase Deviation: -2° at 20Hz
  • Input Impedance: 140k Ohms, balanced
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms, balanced
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio: -112dB at 50/60Hz
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -95dBu
  • Noise: -115dBu
  • Maximum Input: 26dBu
  • Input Connectors:
    • 1/4'' TRS
    • D-Sub
  • Output Connectors:
    • XLR
    • D-Sub
  • Construction: 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell
  • Power: Two +15VDC/400mA power supplies included
  • Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
  • Weight: 4.2kg / 9.2lbs
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