The Media 51 is the last desk made by Amek, and was extremely popular. It is a multi-format console for Music Recording, Post-Production and Broadcast, featuring the revered SuperTrue design encompassing Virtual Dynamics, Recall, Visual FX, synchronisation to incoming SMPTE and software control of external devices.

The Media 51 is a cost-effective all-analogue console solution for multi-format Music Recording, Post-Production and Broadcast environments. Multi-format bussing and true multi-format monitoring, including a fold-down matrix, supports current and envisaged cinema and multi-channel broadcast formats including Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, DTS and Sony SDDS.

Media 51 uses AMEK's traditional in-line mixing surface design to provide instant familiarity of operation, whilst providing a feature set up to now unavailable on a console of this quality in this price range.

Media 51 comes equipped as standard with AMEK's Supertrue™ Automation which provides comprehensive fader and switch automation, Virtual Dynamics™ for software control of signal dynamics, Recall, External Machine Control and Visual FX™ for controlling selected external effects devices. Operating Supertrue™ is not only a logical and instinctive experience, it makes commercial sense, guaranteeing freelance producers/engineers are able to quickly drive the automation system and ensuring you don't have to compromise on functionality.

AMEK's mastery of analogue circuitry is second to none. An audio path of exceptionally high quality is provided via an Equaliser and Mic Pre designed by the legendary Mr. Rupert Neve. This means you benefit from over half a century of audio artistry courtesy of the man himself, providing you with a warm musical sound like no other.

Mic Amplifier
(Measured at the Insert Send)
Frequency Response (150Ohm Source)
Unity gain 10Hz to 200kHz (-1.5dBu)
+66dB gain 10Hz to 200kHz (-3.5dBu)
EIN Noise DIN (150 Ohm source)
Unity gain -98dBu
+66dB gain -128dBu
Distortion at 1kHz level = +10dBu
Unity gain 0.001%
Max gain 0.05%
CMRR at 1kHz level = +10dBu
Unity gain -71dBu
+66dB -70dBu
Maximum Input Level
Unity gain +14dBu
+66dB gain -44dBu



Line Amplifier
(Measured at the Insert Send)
Gain Range -9dB to +15dB centre "0"
Frequency Response
Unity gain 10Hz to 200kHz (-1dBu)
Noise DIN at Insert Send
Unity gain -94dBu
Distortion at 1kHz
Level at +20dBu 0.002%
CMRR at 1kHz +20dBu
Unity gain -65dBu
Maximum Input Level
Unity gain +22dBu



Tape and Buss Return Amp
Gain Range -20dB to +20dB centre "0"
Frequency Response
Unity gain 10Hz to 200kHz (-0.5dBu)
Noise DIN
Unity gain -93dBu
Distortion at 1kHz
Level at +20dBu 0.001%
CMRR at 1kHz +20dBu
Unity gain -63dBu
Maximum Input Level
Unity gain +22dBu
Crosstalk at 1kHz
Tape to buss -103dBu
buss to Tape -101dBu
Crosstalk at buss 1 at 1kHz
Chan to Monitor -98dBu
Monitor to Chan -98dBu



Filters
(Variable High and Low Pass filters at 12dB per octave)
High Pass 25Hz to 500Hz
Low Pass 2kHz to 30kHz
Noise DIN at the insert send, filters in
Unity Gain -94dBu
Distortion 1kHz at insert send, filters in
Level at +10dBu 0.002%



Equaliser
High Frequency
Cut/Boost +/- 18dB
Frequency Range 2kHz to 20kHz
Q 1.5
High Mid Frequency
Cut/Boost +/- 18dB
Frequency Range 500Hz to 12kHz
Q 0.5 to 2
Low Mid Frequency
Cut/Boost +/- 18dB
Frequency Range 40Hz to 1kHz
Q 0.5 to 2
Low Frequency
Cut/Boost +/- 18dB
Frequency Range 30Hz to 300Hz
Q 0.7
Noise DIN at insert send, EQ in and set flat, all pots at centre
Unity gain -85dBu
Distortion 1kHz at insert send, EQ in
Level at +20dBu 0.003%



Direct Output
(from Line input)
Frequency Response
Unity gain 10Hz to 200kHz (-2dBu)
Noise DIN
Unity gain -94dBu
Distortion 1kHz at buss out
+20dBu 0.0025%
Maximum Output Level +22dBu



Channel Mute
Cut off at ST buss out, level=+10dBu
1kHz -101dBu



Channel Pan
Cut off at ST buss out, level=+10dBu L&R
1kHz -63dBu



Mix Mute
Cut off at ST buss out, level=+10dBu
1kHz -100dBu



Mix VCA Tape Input to Stereo Buss
Cut off at +10dBu
1kHz -84dBu
Frequency Response
Unity Gain 10Hz to 180kHz (-3dBu)
Noise DIN
Unity Gain -87dBu
Distortion 1kHz at stereo buss
+10dBu 0.013%
Maximum Output Level +22dBu



Frequency Response
Line Input to buss Output
10Hz to 180kHz -3dB
Line Input to Main Insert Send
10Hz to 180kHz -3dB
Line Input to Main Output
10Hz to 120kHz -3dB
Line Input to Aux Output
10Hz to 150kHz -3dB
Line Input to Spk Output
10Hz to 90kHz -3dB



Distortion (at +10dBu, 1kHz)
Line Input to buss Output 0.0025%
Line Input to Main Insert Send 0.0025%
Line Input to Main Output
VCA 0.004%
Bypass 0.003%
Line Input to Aux Output 0.008%
Line Input to Spk Output 0.006%



Noise DIN (22Hz to 22kHz, at Unity Gain)
1 channel
44 channels
Line Input to buss Output -93dBu -77dBu
Line Input to Main Insert Send -93dBu -77dBu
Line Input to Main Output -87dBu -76dBu
Line Input to Aux Output -80dBu (pots closed) -75dBu (pots open)
Line Input to Spk Output -84dBu



Typical Weights
44 position console 220kg net
44 position console with jackbay 270kg net
28 position console 170kg net
28 position console with jackbay 230kg net



Typical Power Consumption
44 position console 800W
28 position console 650W

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