GLD 080

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GLD 80 System Specifications

XLR Mic/Line Inputs Balanced
Mic/Line PreampFully recallable
Input Sensitivity-60 to +15dBu
Analogue Gain+5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
Maximum Input Level+32dBu
Input Impedance>4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
Mic/Line Channel noise 20-20kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Mic EIN-127dB with 150Ω source
Unity gain (Pad in)-90dBu
Low gain (5dB, Pad out)-93dBu
Mid gain (30dB, Pad out)-89dBu
Mic/Line Channel THD+N 20-20kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Unity gain (Pad in)0.005% -86dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Low gain (5dB, Pad out)0.003% -89dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Mid gain (30dB, Pad out)0.004% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
RCA Line Inputs Unbalanced (GLD-80)
Input Sensitivity-24 to +24dBu, nominal 0dBu
Trim+/-24dB, recallable
Maximum Input Level+18dBu
Input Impedance>10kΩ
RCA channel Noise-92dBu 20-20kHz
RCA channel THD+N0.0035% -90dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
XLR Outputs Balanced, Relay protected
Output Impedance<75Ω
Nominal Output+4dBu = 0dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level+22dBu
Residual Output Noise-91dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
RCA Line Outputs Balanced, Relay protected
Output Impedance<75Ω
Nominal Output0dBu = 0dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level+18dBu
Residual Output Noise-94dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
Digital Outputs 48kHz sampling rate
SPDIF RCA, 600mV, coax terminated input 75Ω
AES3 2 ch XLR outputXLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 20-20kHz, minimum Gain, Pad out
Dynamic Range112dB
System Signal to Noise-90dB
Frequency Response0/-0.25dB @ 20Hz, 0/-0.5dB @ 20kHz
System peak level THD+N0.0055% -68dBu @ +17dBu output, 1kHz
System Line level THD+ N0.0022%, -84dBu @ +9dBu output, 1kHz
Internal operating Level0dBu
dBFS Alignment+18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
Meter Calibration0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
Meter Peak indication-3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out)
Meter TypeFast (peak) response
Sampling Rate48kHz +/-100PPM
ADC24-bit Delta-Sigma
DAC24-bit Delta-Sigma



Latency1.49ms (GLD-80 local XLR in to XLR out)
0.68ms (GLD-80 local XLR in to digital out)
USB Playback2 channel, WAV, FLAC 44.1/48kHz
USB Record2 channel, 44.1kHz / 16bit – WAV
I/O Port64 channel bi-directional
Card OptionsA&H ACE, MADI, Dante, ES, Waves, MMO
Operating Temperature0 deg C to 35 deg C (32 deg F to 95 deg F)
Mains Power
GLD-80100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 95W max
Dimensions and Weights
GLD-80 Mixer Width x Depth x Height
Unpacked730 x 577 x 159mm (28.7″ x 22.7″ x 6.2″)
Packed in shipping box930 x 730 x 290mm (36.6″ x 28.6″ x 11.4″)
Unpacked weight16.5kg (36lbs)
Packed weight21.2kg ( 46.6lbs)
Touch Screen8.4″ TFT, 800×600 resolution
Faders100mm motorised
GLD-80 Fader Strips2 Banks (12,8), 4 Layers = 80x strips
Strip DisplayLCD per strip, assignable backlight colours
SoftKeys10 assignable
NetworkTCP/IP Ethernet
Input Processing
48 Processing Channels
Mono = 1-44, Stereo = 45/46, 47/48
Polarity +/-24dB digital trim
High Pass Filter Normal/Reverse
12dB/octave 20Hz – 2kHz
Assign to any sockets, In/Out, +4dBu/-10dBV level
Up to 85ms, Bypass switch
Gate Input global setting – ms, feet, meters, samples
Sidechain Lo-Cut FilterSelf-key, In/Out, Sel ‘listen’
Sidechain Hi-Cut Filter12dB/octave, Freq 20Hz – 5kHz
Threshold12dB/octave, Freq 120Hz – 20kHz
Depth-72dBu to +12dBu
Attack0 to 60 dB
Hold50us to 300ms
Release10ms to 5s
10ms to 1s
Frequency Range4-Band fully parametric, +/-15dB
Analogue RangesGlobal setting for Inputs = 20-20kHz or ‘Analogue’
Band 120-200Hz, 35-1kHz, 500-15kHz, 2k-20kHz
Band 2Selectable LF Shelving, Bell, Hi-Pass
Band 3Bell
Band 4Bell
Bell WidthSelectable HF Shelving, Bell, Lo-Pass