Signex Isopatch Bantam Pro-Series PST96TG Patch bay - Direct Solder Gold Contacts - 48-Point
The Isopatch Bantam was introduced in 1991 as an alternative to the standard long-frame patch panel.
Although designed primarily for the semi-pro audio market, the Isopatch Bantam was found to be extremely reliable and became popular in more demanding applications including sound reinforcement and broadcast. Installation contractors love the Isopatch Bantam because the normalising is so easy to program and the rear 25 pin D-sub connectors mean that they can use pre-made cables and just plug in on-site saving hours of tedious wiring.
The Signex PST96TP patchbay comes with Bantam Jack connectors on the front and Direct solder terminations on the back. Gold contacts.
The Signex Isopatch Bantam is based on the same design that has made the Isopatch so popular, but uses the 4.4mm 'Bantam' Jack widely accepted in professional studios.
The Bantam Jack, designed and built to withstand the heavy duty use encountered in a professional environment, offers superior contact performance in a much smaller space.
The twin Bantam Jack used in the Isopatch Bantam is of an enclosed design that helps to keep out the contaminants that shorten contact life, with spacing to accept twin 'stereo' plugs. Contacts are silver or gold plated phosphor-bronze with optional solid palladium switch contacts. All components are mounted on two horizontal printed circuit boards (PCBs) which makes the Isopatch Bantam very solid and gives full access to most of the circuitry including parallel points and the special 'program pads' for normalising. The use of flexible jumper cables between top and bottom PCBs means that the Isopatch Bantam can be opened up for servicing if needed.
Unlike conventional patch panels, the Isopatch offers half or full normalising on every channel by simply soldering across special 'program pads' on the top PCB - No need for tedious hard-wiring. In fact, if the Isopatch Bantam is already installed, you don't even have to unplug the rear connectors. The redesigned PCB now offers 25 way D-sub connectors wired to the Tascam 38/88 pattern, so that wiring looms can be made up separately, then just plugged in on site. Alternatively, direct solder versions are available with on board cable-tie points for every channel. The Isopatch can be used for most types of audio signal including mono, stereo, balanced and unbalanced lines.
It can also be used for mixer insert points without the need for special 'splitter' leads.
Over the past ten years, the Isopatch Bantam has gained a firm reputation for reliability value and we now introduce the Isopatch Bantam PRO Series. We couldn't find a way to improve on the design of the PCB assembly, but we have given the PRO Series a striking new metallic-blue front panel. The PRO Series adds beauty to the well-established Isopatch attributes of excellent value and proven reliability.
• Two rows of 48 Bantam Jacks in 1U of rack space
• Enclosed Jack design keeps out dust and dirt
• Solid palladium cross-point switch contacts
• Direct solder rear termination
• Half and full normalling available on all channels
• Suitable for balanced/unbalanced and stereo signals
• Lacing Bar Kit available for extra rear cable support
• Neat slide-in strips for socket designation
• Suitable for insert points without special leads
• PCB parallel wiring points for every Jack
• Front sockets : 4.4mm Bantam Jack sockets
• Rear termination : Direct solderPalladium contacts
• Normalising : Half and Full normalising programmable on every channel
• Switch contact resistance : <30m
• Switch contact life : >10,000 operations
• Dimensions : 483 x 45 x 71 mm (W x H x D)
• Min. rack opening required: 44.2mm
• Net weight : 930g
- Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
- 1 U
- Active / Passive