MESSE06: CME's Affordable USB And FireWire Audio Interfaces
Two new additions to the Matrix series 30/03/06
After the launch of their Matrix X five-
channel mixer and Matrix Y headphone amp at the Winter NAMM show in January, CME have announced, at Frankfurt, the newest members of their Matrix system - the
Matrix K USB and Matrix K FW.
CME claim that the ultra-compact Matrix K series sport
a number of versatile features without a high price tag and are perfect for Podcasting or mobile recording.
The Matrix K series are of similar designs, but different digital connectivity allowing the choice of
USB or FireWire - The Matrix K FW is a FireWire audio interface and the Matrix K USB, while similar in design, is USB 2.0
based. The Matrix K USB can be expanded to FireWire with the KF400e FireWire expansion board giving customers the
ultimate in creative choices.
FIREWIRE VERSION REAR PANEL VIEW
Both Matrix K series units feature professional recording up to 24 bit, 192 kHz resolution and ship with a low-latency ASIO 2.0
driver compatible with PC and Mac. Similar to the Matrix X mixer, the Matrix K features a mic/line/guitar combo input with
phantom power, an 1/8â€� stereo line in, a stereo line out, and two headphone outs. All inputs and outputs have independent
controls for dialing in the desired levels. Key Features
Mic/line XLR combo input with +48V phantom power and gain control
1 stereo TRS (1/8â€�) line input with gain control
2 channel balanced TRS (1/4â€�) Line Output with volume control
sets of TRS (one 1/4â€� and one 1/8â€�) headphone outputs with independent volume control
Expansion slot for FireWire (upgrade option) computer audio interface
Windows XP and Mac OS X compatible, ASIO 2.0 driver
Ultra low noise and high quality recording up to 24 bit, 192 kHz
Dual buses for stereo and monitor, direct hardware monitoring
1 set of signal and peak LEDs for left/right input channels
Direct Monitor switch for professional pre/post monitoring
Price and Availability
The Matrix K will be available in August, 2006 for $179.99 (USB version) and $199.99 (FireWire version) US MSRP.
The KF400E FireWire expansion is $99.99 US MSRP. More From:
CME is distributed in the US by the Yamaha Corporation of America.