Nimbus Pro is built around Intelâ€™s enormously powerful Core 2 Quad processor. Add to that up to 8GB of RAM, a Terabyte of recording space in a RAID-0 configuration, and the passively cooled GeForce 7300GT graphics processor by NVIDIA, and you have the makings of a professional audio workstation without equal.
The design of Nimbus Pro emerged as part of a research project initiated by President and CTO of Rain UK, Robin Vincent. Setting out to take Rainâ€™s QuietCool philosophy of balanced system design to the next level, the team pulled together a deadly quiet combination of acoustic lining, anti-vibration hard drive enclosures, and an extra-large, heat pipe CPU cooler.
Robin Vincent told us, â€œIt was a simple plan really, we wanted to see just how quiet we could make a computer packed with this much power. With all the heat generated by processors running at that level, we knew it would be a challenge to silence the system without sacrificing performance. Weâ€™re pleased to say the challenge was not only met, but that it helped us produce our most quiet and powerful audio workstation yet.â€�
Aiding in the cooling process is a beautifully designed chassis whose all aluminum constructions lets heat dissipate naturally. Nimbus Pro also has unique, scissor doors that slide open to reveal the DVDÂ±RW drive and room for front mounted ports.
Nimbus Pro comes standard with Microsoftâ€™s newest OS, Vista Ultimate. The Q1 ships with the Vista 32-bit edition while Vista 64 Ultimate, able to address 8GB of RAM, is standard with the Q2. Rain Recording believe that the new Nimbus Pro Q series sacrifices nothing to bring you the worldâ€™s most advanced technology on a stable, consistent and reliable platform so quiet you can record vocals with one sitting next to you.
Pricing and Availability:
Nimbus Pro Q1: Price Â£1,899 inc VAT (â‚¬2,810)
Nimbus Pro Q2: Price Â£2,849 inc VAT (â‚¬4,216)
errr an 8 core mac is cheaper... much.
02-Jun-07 10:56 PM
The 8 Core mac doesn't have the same standard of noise reduction and cooling system
03-Jun-07 11:08 AM
That may be true, but they arent very noisy either..
03-Jun-07 03:05 PM
match up the other specs (ram and drives) and the mac is a load more expensive
05-Jun-07 08:20 AM
if you're silly enough to buy RAM and HD's from Apple, that's true, but there isn't an easier machine on the market to install either into.
05-Jun-07 11:13 AM