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GS-CU001P MkII Version 1
Three Position Commentary With Extra Talkback Interfacing

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  • EXTRA:  Direct talkback channel between the two commentator positions
  • EXTRA:  Comprehensive GPIO interfacing on mic & talkbacks
  • EXTRA:  Talkback LED indicators
  • EXTRA:  Assignable 7 segment LED PPM meter
  • EXTRA:  A total of 6 external monitoring inputs
  • Positions for 3 commentators 3 x mic/line inputs with 48v phantom power
  • Individual outputs plus a mixed output
  • 5 external inputs for monitoring plus sidetone
  • Output compressor / limiter
  • 3 common talkback outputs with Config+ push buttons
  • 7 segment LED PPM
  • Electronic input & output balancing

The GS-CU001P MkII is a highly versatile commentary unit. It was designed after close consultation with end users and the result is a stand alone unit which offers a wide range of facilities, and it is equally at home on the terraces, as it is in a studio.

The MkII Version
The MkII version now adds the following as standard features:
- 48v phantom power
- upgraded input gain pot
- input gain range increased from -20 to +10 dB
- GPOs on Mic and talkback buttons to allow integration with main intercom or talkback system

GS-CU001P/1 MkII: This versions has electronically balanced audio input & output circuits.

In addition to the normal features of the GS-CU001 MkII the P version provides a talkback channel between the 2 commentators.  There is a rear panel D 25 socket containing various GPIO interfacing for the mic and talkback channels.  Incoming talkbacks are indicated on front panel LEDs.  And the PPM source is selectable.  The sidetone is on small top panel pots.  There are 6 external talkback sources into the headphone monitoring positions.

Three front panel inputs are mic/line switchable with selectable 48v phantom power. The front panel also has a small gain adjustment pot. Mic on/off switches can be selected in on/off mode or in cough mode. There is a global low frequency cut that can be selected on or off, and a preset compressor/limiter per input.

Each input has a direct discrete output on the rear panel along with a mixed output of all of the inputs, all on XLR. The mixed output is also available on an un-balanced 3.5mm jack socket as a local record. The direct output levels can be set in 3 positions:

1: 0dB + limiter: This is the normal operation and it limits peak levels.
2: 0dB: This feeds the output with an un-compressed nominal level of 0dB, for when the peak signal level will be controlled by outboard equipment.
3: -20dB: This feeds the output with a nominal level of -20dB providing extra headroom.

There are 3 common talkback circuits with individual buttons on the two main commentators’ sections (Position B's input cannot be switched to a talkback output). The operation of the talkback buttons features Config+ for configuring in different modes.

The GS-CU001P MkII version features an extra talkback circuit and headphone monitoring pot at the bottom of the top panel.  This is a direct talkback link between the two main commentators, allowing them to talk to each other, switching their live mics off air as they do so.

There are two main commentator monitoring sections, each with two separate 6.35mm A or B gauge jack sockets for headphones. In this way, the centre position B commentator can choose to share the monitoring of commentator A or C.

There are 6 common external sources available for monitoring.  Two further sources are  1) the sum of the other 2 commentators/inputs, and 2) the talkback return of the single commentator on the other main monitoring position.  

Each of the 8 pots has variable level control and left/both/right switching allowing commentator A and C to achieve their desired mix and balance levels. The sidetone control is located on the top panel for commentator A and C to adjust the level of their own voice.

There are three amber LEDs that indicate audio on the 3 incoming talkback circuits to show the users which talkback is being used.

There is a 7 segment LED PPM meter.  The source for this meter can be selected from channel A-C or the mixed output.

There is an internal switch mode power supply 100-250v AC, with external power via a 4 pin XLR 9-18v DC.

Flight Case
By popular demand a hard wearing strong polypropylene flight case is now available for all of the GS-CU001 range. It features long life hinges, easy to use catches and being made out of hardwearing polypropylene plastic, it will last for years. Internally the case is lined with cut out medium density foam. The multipurpose cut outs can be adapted to accept any of the different size GS-CU001 units. A second small cut out is included suitable for two HMD25 headsets & mains cable.

Size 289 x 277 x 105mm

GS-CU001P/2 MkII: With electronically balanced inputs with transformer balanced outputs (except the aux/mix output which remains electronic).
Please note that a version with full transformer balancing is not available in the P version

The GS-CU001 is a complete and versatile base system, and Glensound's most popular commentary unit. It is therefore a perfect starting point for custom requirements. This has resulted in many custom modified units, some listed above, and some not. We are always happy to investigate a particular requirement that you may have. To give you an idea of what is possible, these are some of the modifications, we have designed previously for others:

Added 48v phantom power and GPIO on a 9 pin D-type
Moved the sidetone control to the top panel on a full size pot
Added a talkback channel and monitor between the A and C commentary positions (GS-CU001D and E)
Independent monitoring inputs for commentator A and C (GS-CU001E)
Additional mic passive outputs (GS-CU001E)
Added an additional headphone monitoring input (GS-CU001G)
Added two mic inputs for commentator A and C with a simple toggle switch between them (GS-CU001L)

V2 of this item is currently in stock. 

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