Joranalogue RECEIVE 2 - Dual Balanced XLR/Jack Line Inputs

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Joranalogue RECEIVE 2 - Dual Balanced XLR/Jack Line Inputs

Post by joranalogue » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:30 am

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While modular synthesisers are most often used as stand-alone instruments, they also present exciting opportunities for processing external signals. Anything from an electric guitar to an effects send on a studio mixing desk can benefit from the unique sonic capabilities of even a modest Eurorack system.

However, patching in an external source usually requires an adapter cable and plenty of clean gain to bring the signal to Eurorack level. If the signal source is balanced, a balanced input is required as well to provide the best possible interference rejection.

Receive 2 (or RX2 for short) provides a convenient all-in-one solution. It offers two universal external inputs, which accept both balanced or single-ended signals via XLR or 6.35 mm jack connectors.

The circuit incorporates low-impedance design practices, radio-frequency (RF) filtering and premium balanced receivers to provide transformer-like interconnect performance in a compact and affordable module. And thanks to the electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, it’s rugged enough to survive the rigours of performing on the road.

The very clean integrated pre-amps feature variable gain, ranging from unity to +40 dB on each channel. As a result, Receive 2 can handle just about any signal source you may encounter, including electric instruments, piezoelectric pickups and many dynamic microphones.

Adjusting the gains is a breeze thanks to the dual peak-responding LED meters. A mix output is included as well, so external signals can be easily mixed directly in the module.

Available now!

More info: https://joranalogue.com/receive-2
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Pricing: €195 / £170 / $195 (MSRP)
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Post by mekohler » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:44 pm

Would this provide enough gain for an SM58 plugged in?

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Post by joranalogue » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:10 am

mekohler wrote:Would this provide enough gain for an SM58 plugged in?
This'll mostly depend on the sound source and proximity. The SM58 is not particularly sensitive as far as dynamic mics go. You should get a usable level out of it though, just not the full 10 Vpp.
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Post by nectarios » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:31 am

Looks nice. Waiting for price.

*edit: This is the Receive thread. I was meaning to post to the Transmit one as its that module I am waiting for price.

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Post by CaneMan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:28 am

joranalogue wrote:
mekohler wrote:Would this provide enough gain for an SM58 plugged in?
This'll mostly depend on the sound source and proximity. The SM58 is not particularly sensitive as far as dynamic mics go. You should get a usable level out of it though, just not the full 10 Vpp.
Not bad. Can't wait till it comes out.

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Post by MvK » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm

damn, I've been dreaming about a HQ balanced input and output solution but with the xlr connectors on a different panel for installation at the back of the case. I don't want to have the bulky xlr cables on the front. From the pics it seems, that the PCB for the XLRs is seperated from the rest.

Any chance you could put Transmit & Recieve into one 6 HP panel and the 4 XLR connectors on another 6hp expander module? I would take 2 pairs of that :-)

Maybe you even won't have to do much developement because with those 2 new modules everything is already there. C'mon! You can do it!

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Post by joranalogue » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:41 pm

MvK wrote:damn, I've been dreaming about a HQ balanced input and output solution but with the xlr connectors on a different panel for installation at the back of the case. I don't want to have the bulky xlr cables on the front. From the pics it seems, that the PCB for the XLRs is seperated from the rest.

Any chance you could put Transmit & Recieve into one 6 HP panel and the 4 XLR connectors on another 6hp expander module? I would take 2 pairs of that :-)

Maybe you even won't have to do much developement because with those 2 new modules everything is already there. C'mon! You can do it!
The rear PCB contains all the circuitry; the small front one just the 3.5 mm sockets, pots and LEDs. So a custom solution like that would be pretty much a full redesign, I'm afraid. But if you put the modules in the bottom corner(s), the XLRs don't get in the way at all I feel.
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Post by mekohler » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 pm

joranalogue wrote:
mekohler wrote:Would this provide enough gain for an SM58 plugged in?
This'll mostly depend on the sound source and proximity. The SM58 is not particularly sensitive as far as dynamic mics go. You should get a usable level out of it though, just not the full 10 Vpp.
What would you recommend for a vocal mic to plug directly?

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Post by joranalogue » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:33 am

mekohler wrote:
joranalogue wrote:
mekohler wrote:Would this provide enough gain for an SM58 plugged in?
This'll mostly depend on the sound source and proximity. The SM58 is not particularly sensitive as far as dynamic mics go. You should get a usable level out of it though, just not the full 10 Vpp.
What would you recommend for a vocal mic to plug directly?
I did some more testing with a SM57 (basically identical mic), and found that it works very well for vocals at the max gain of +40 dB. While more gain could push up the 'average' level closer to the 10 Vpp nominal, this would leave only about 6 dB of headroom (an inherent property of the Eurorack format), so small signal excitations would quickly cause clipping.
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Post by Todai » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:19 am

Great addition! As far as I know there's only the TwinOut and the ADDAC with balanced XLR out...

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Post by monads » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:42 pm

How's this module coming along??? I like the size/footprint and meters, looks perfect to bring external signals into modular which I was thinking of using with a DI box.

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Post by joranalogue » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:22 am

monads wrote:How's this module coming along??? I like the size/footprint and meters, looks perfect to bring external signals into modular which I was thinking of using with a DI box.
Ready for production as we speak. We've got quite a manufacturing backlog of other modules to get through though, hoping to get the first units to dealers by the end of the month!
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Post by monads » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:56 pm

Thanks for the update!!! I'm on board when available! :tu:

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Post by TemplarK » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:39 am

Looks great actually nice work!

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Post by jmax313 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:43 am

Is there a price yet?

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Post by joranalogue » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:46 am

jmax313 wrote:Is there a price yet?
Here's the suggested retail pricing for Receive 2 (and Transmit 2 as well): €195 / £170 / $195.

Shipping to dealers worldwide late this month/early April. Most dealers will be offering pre-orders; if you can't find the modules on your favourite dealer's website yet, feel free to contact them.

Although this is a very straightforward module, there is a user manual containing some more details. It's now been added to the product page for your reading enjoyment: https://joranalogue.com/receive-2/
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Post by kineticturtle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 am

Anxiously awaiting this! It's the perfect input solution for me.
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Post by woelfl » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:07 pm

Thank you! This is exactly what I've been looking for! :hyper:
I'll be ordering a couple from SchneidersLaden the moment they arrive :spin:

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Post by monads » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:09 pm

kineticturtle wrote:Anxiously awaiting this! It's the perfect input solution for me.
Yup..eagerly waiting for dealer stock to arrive!!!

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Post by joranalogue » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:10 am

Receive 2 is here—shipments are going out to dealers all week! :banana:

If it's not listed on their website yet, feel free to contact your dealer of choice for details on availability.
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Post by monads » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:59 pm

Thanks for the update!! :yay: Already pre-ordered mine from Perfect Circuit around a week ago!

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Post by JGabriel » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:17 pm

same, exactly what i need right now
about to order =]
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Post by mdoudoroff » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:23 am

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Post by joranalogue » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:28 am

mdoudoroff wrote:[video][/video]
Well, you beat me to it! :razz:

At any rate, click above to watch Divkid's quick look at the Receive 2 and Transmit 2 I/O modules, showing you how they can ease interfacing your Eurorack with the outside world (and some of the birds that inhabit it!)
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Post by monads » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Mine recently arrived and it's perfect!! Thank you Joranalogue!!

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