J-TYPE LIVE PRODUCTION CONSOLE
Launched in 1992, the Cadac J-Type
Live Production Console has gained a
T H E
C A D A C
J - T Y P E
reputation as the world’s leading
console for major musical productions,
based on its combination of
LIVE QUALITY AND
V E R S AT I L I T Y
The J-Type provides a sophisticated
level of automation when
supplemented by Cadac’s Sound
exceptional audio quality, reliability
and functionality. The industry
For any sound hire company or theatre,
Automation Manager for Windows ®, in
standard in London’s West End and
investing in a new console is a major
conjunction with the programmable
on Broadway, the J-Type includes the
step. Of vital importance is the
modules. The console’s Central
world’s most successful and longest-
console’s ability to deliver the range of
Control Module interfaces to a
running musicals amongst its extensive
functionality required - both now and
standard PC, with the Sound
credit list - Miss Saigon, Les
in the future - for each and every type
Automation Manager handling cue
Misérables, Disney’s Lion King, Beauty
of project. Flexibility is essential -
management, routing and VCA
& The Beast, Phantom of the Opera,
enabling users to configure the desk to
Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard. The
suit the job in hand, without
J-Type also has an exceptional track
compromise, and equally importantly,
record for touring and fixed
installations, highlighting the versatility
of its design.
The J-Type has evolved considerably
since 1992, in line with Cadac’s
continual investment programme.
to combine this with intuitive operation
during a performance. Sophisticated
facilities need to be matched by
exceptional reliability in the oftenhostile conditions that are typical of
live sound applications.
The introduction of a new set of
programmable modules was a
Cadac consoles have an impressive
major advance, offering significantly
track record when it comes to
enhanced automation facilities.
delivering faultless performances night
automation - supported by
after night, year after year, on almost
comprehensive visual feedback of all
every imaginable type of production.
routing and variable functions,
For critical applications where quality is
including fader positions. For additional
paramount, the Cadac name signifies
flexibility, all console programming for
top quality audio within a rugged,
a production can be implemented
reliable package.
off-line, porting to the on-line console
Designed for use alongside existing
J-Type modules, users can store and
recall all pot and switch settings for
each cue during a performance,
including those of the routing, EQ and
insert points. The programmable
modules provide instant reset of all
switch facilities and use nulling LEDs
to assist with fast, manual reset of
potentiometers - as pioneered by
Cadac on the Concert Board.
Combining innovative design with
meticulous engineering, the J-Type
provides sound designers with the
flexibility and reliability they need
in a challenging environment.
PC via the Ethernet LAN.
There is an impressive range of input
modules to choose from for the
The J-Type was the first console to
J-Type, underlining its performance
feature Cadac’s unique frame design,
capabilities - users can combine the
which allows users to put any module
original mono inputs with the
in any position, thus configuring the
programmable dual input and stereo
console to suit the project in hand.
input channels to get the precise
Each module is fitted with XLR
routing and mix required for every cue.
connectors and jack sockets on the rear
This is complemented by the J-Type’s
vertical face, enabling the module to
versatile matrix - with up to 16 sub and
be moved quickly and easily. For audio
32 matrix group outputs.
quality, the J-Type maintains the Cadac
L I V E
P R O D U C T I O N
tradition for exceptional performance.
All of the inputs, insertion send/returns
and outputs are electronically
balanced, as are all audio mixing
busses.
The J-Type Live Production console
C O N S O L E
■ 16 Sub Group and 32 Matrix
outputs
■ 12 auxiliary group outputs
■ VCA channel faders and Sub Groups
can be controlled by any one of 15
DC Master faders
epitomises Cadac’s innovative design
approach.
■ Full talkback communications
■ Central Control with Local Memory
J-TYPE CONSOLE
F E AT U R E S
■ Oscillator/Pink Noise Generator/
PFL system
■ Frame sizes to accommodate from
25 to 63 module positions
■ Dual power supply system
■ Up to 4 mixer frames and 256
channels as a single system
■ Unique 120mm LED meter by the
■ Any of the modules can be used in
any position, in any of the frames.
■ 20 segment LED meter, reading over
■ Performance flexibility with
Cadac’s unique programmable
modules
■ Direct outputs on all channels,
■ Recall all pot and switch settings
on a cue by cue basis
side of each channel fader
a range of 57db on all outputs
selectable Pre/Post faders
■ Direct inject with level pots to sub
group and matrix group mix busses
T H E
G L O B A L
S O U N D
O F
C A D A C
The Cadac name has been synonymous
prestigious theatre installations, and
Bruce, Steve Kennedy, Martin Levan,
with top quality sound mixing
the international touring circuit,
Tony Meola, and Richard Ryan - to
consoles since 1968 - from its earliest
underlining the breadth of the current
name but a few. High profile
designs for recording studios and
Cadac product base.
rock’n’roll tours rely on Cadac
broadcast applications, through to the
technology to deliver quality
latest sound reinforcement consoles.
The world’s leading sound designers
performances even in the most hostile
Cadac is the industry-standard choice
regularly specify Cadac for the most
conditions - such as The Rolling Stones,
for leading musical productions,
demanding show duties - Andrew
The Verve and Foreigner. The Cadac
name epitomises a blend of innovative
electronic design and excellence of
audio quality, supported by reliable
performance and service simplicity in
the great British tradition.
Cadac consoles are built to endure,
using the highest quality components,
complemented by innovative
electronic and mechanical designs.
Design, manufacture and test are all
conducted at the company’s
comprehensive facilities in Luton,
Bedfordshire, UK, which are equipped
with the latest CAD design equipment
and state-of-the-art test equipment.
In the field, a global network of Cadac
dealers provides fast access to local
technical expertise, complemented by
Cadac’s responsive help line service.
Over 30 years’ experience in designing
consoles for the recording and live
theatre industries lies behind the
J-Type. Available in a range of options
to fulfil most specifications, it offers the
level of quality, functionality and
versatility for which Cadac is famous
worldwide.
G E N E R A L
S P E C I F I C A T I O N
2542mm
387mm
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INPUT CHANNEL FADERS
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VCA DC GRP. MASTER FADERS
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The frame shown is 62 modules wide and this represents a typical
layout. All modules can be freely positioned within each frame.
Any frame between 25 and 63 module postions may be specified.
FRAME
The J-Type is constructed from extruded
aluminium bearers, fixed to 7mm two-part
aluminium end profiles. This allows
multiple frames to be positioned so that
modules are almost adjacent.
Internal audio bussing is balanced and uses
ribbon cables, with ‘floating’ connectors
fitted on to steel cradles. Data busses use
dedicated ribbon cable. All power bussing
is rated at 40A per rail. Frame-mounted
input connectors include diode-mixed
power inlets, earth points, headphone and
Littlite connections, as well as optional bus
expansion connectors. The frames
incorporate multiple cooling fans with a 5speed control. Any frame size may be
specified from 25 to 63 modules wide.
MODULES
The J-Type module’s design features a
motherboard, with plug-in daughter boards
for all audio and digital control functions.
This ensures servicing simplicity and fast
replacement of any faulty component.
Each module may be plugged into any
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AUX FDRS
OPTIONAL
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SUB GROUPS
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AUXILARY SEND 9-12
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AUXILARY SEND 5-8
CENTRAL CONTROL MODULE
INPUT CHANNELS
935mm
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MATRIX GROUPS
AUXILARY SEND 1-4
LITTLITES
INPUT CHANNELS
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
INPUT CHANNEL FADERS
J-Type Live Mixing Console typical frame options:
38 Module positions - overall length 1559mm.
46 Module positions - overall length 1884mm.
54 Module positions - overall length 2217mm.
position in the console frame, by means of
a top quality two-part connector system,
which is designed as a mating pair to
provide excellent mechanical and electrical
reliability. A rail system is used to guide
each module into its correct position. The
console design allows modules to be
removed or inserted without powering down.
The power supplies are suitable for
rack-mounting or flight cases, and are
connected via a heavy duty, shielded
multicore cable with military circular
bayonet connectors at each end. Each
console may be powered by two
independent power supply systems,
operating simultaneously.
CONNECTORS
Audio connections will be determined by
the user’s specification and whether a
patchbay is required. XLR type connectors
are standard for all inputs and outputs. 14⁄ "
jack sockets are used for insert sends and
returns. Two other possible variations are:
■ Military standard round multiway
connectors for a touring system,
with a separate patchbay.
■ Varelco multiway connectors for a fixed
installation, with a separate patchbay.
POWER SUPPLIES
FINISH
All Cadac front panels are machined
from custom-designed 3mm
aluminium extrusion, which is stove
enamelled, silk-screened and lacquered.
The silk-screened legend is designed
to withstand arduous operating
conditions.
Custom-made flight cases are available for
the J-Type console, as required.
Each J-Type console requires the following:
■ ±18v for the audio electronics
■ +13v for LEDs, relays and logic circuits
■ +48v for phantom powering
of microphones
S TA N D A R D S
The J-Type is designed to the
following standards: EN55103-1:1997,
EN55103-2:1997 and EN60065:1998
Designed and Manufactured by:
Cadac Electronics
One New Street,
Luton,
Bedfordshire,
England LU1 5DX
Telephone: +44 (0)1582 404202
Facsimile: +44 (0)1582 412799
Email: info@cadac-sound.com
Website: www.cadac-sound.com
CADAC IS A REGISTERED TRADE MARK OF CLIVE GREEN & CO. LTD