Trident Audio 78 Console
The Trident 78 all analog consoles are all Trident through and through.
The Trident Audio 78 Console is a cost-effective mixing console tailored for engineers, studio owners, educational facilities, houses of worship, and live sound applications.
The 78’s are Split/lnline consoles with individual channels in 4-way panels. Using an 8-subgroup configuration and incorporating 6 Aux sends, its routing options are vast and simple to use. Connections are fast and easy with DB-25s throughout the board and XLRs for speaker and main outputs.
With the 80B EQ at its core, including selectable channel inserts and discrete preamps driving the inputs, the Trident 78 consoles offer a wide array of summing and mixing options. The uncompromised sonic quality and compact footprint of the 78s are able to meet any demand.
Features found throughout the 78 make for a straightforward and powerful package, but paramount to all else is The Sound. Among the many styles, preferences, and methods of recording exist the expectation that a board must have the ability to be pushed hard and sound big. This is a hallmark of the series 80 consoles and the 78 carries that tradition forward.
Bottom line: The Trident 78 was created with all of this in mind so that you can use it to make great-sounding tracks.
The 78s by design are manufactured to be a more cost-effective variant of the fully modular 88s. Incorporating a similar chassis design and the same meter bridge, the 78s have a rugged and proven core. Using a semi-modular design the 78s are able to effectively reduce their overall costs without a significant sacrifice to serviceability.
- All input channels are individual boards, faders included, each in a 4-channel pack.
- Subgroups are individual boards, faders included, each in a 4-channel pack.
- Master Channel is an individual channel separated from all others.
Since the inception of this configuration by Trident Audio on the A-Range console in the late 1960’s it has been adopted throughout the industry and remains a standard configuration for our consoles today.
- Dual Inputs to the channels with line and monitor inputs
- 4 Band EQ with sweeping mid bands and selectable low and high bands
- 27dB of headroom
- Channel Inserts
- Selectable EQ Path
The 78s incorporate the same high-quality Class A Discrete preamp as the 88s. These preamps have lots of headroom and high gain fully capable of driving ribbon microphones.
- 60dB gain discrete preamp
- Balanced inputs
- Balanced inserts with full bypass
- Input Reverse Switch
- Mic/Line Switch
- Phantom Power Switch
The 78s incorporate the iconic Series 80B console EQ as the main channel EQ throughout the console. This EQ is known throughout the industry for its musicality and ease of use.
- Selectable high bands at 8k and 12k
- Sweepable High and Low Mids
- Selectable low bands at 60Hz and 120Hz
- 50Hz High Pass Filter
- Selectable Channel Insert
The master section of the 78s is are laid out for ease of use and has all the necessary features to manage your monitors, talkback, and stereo returns.
The 78’s master section is an independent channel from the rest of the console to ensure that your console’s master output functions can be easily and quickly serviced with little or no downtime.
- Main & Alt Monitor Control
- Mute, Dim & Mono Controls
- 2 Onboard Headphone connections with Gain
- 8 Subgroups
- 8 Stereo FX Returns
- Two 2 Track Returns
- Subgroup Monitor Returns
- 2 Mono and 1 Stereo AUX
- Subgroup Stereo FX Returns
- 1/8″ TRS Selectable Input
- Onboard or External Talkback Mic
- Selectable Output Transformer Option
Input Section Feature Highlights
Mic and Line Gain Control
Mic or Line levels on each channel.
I/P Reverse Switch
Flips channel input to the monitor section.
Meter Select Switch
It allows you to choose to meter from the Direct Out or Monitor Return.
A fully discrete Class-A design mic pre.
Series 78 incorporates the classic four-band equalizer which is identical to that employed in the Trident Series 80B console. It consists of frequency switchable high and low pass shelving sections, coupled with two swept low and high mid-range bands and a switchable 50Hz, 12dB per octave filter. Furthermore, the EQ has its own independent Insert. Either bypass the EQ or use any other outboard EQ or device in conjunction with each other.
Master and Aux Section Highlights
The master section features 6 AUX Masters each with Solo. AFL/PFL Master with level adjustment. In addition to the main speaker outputs, there is also a separate ALT Monitor, each with level control, DIM, and on/off switches. The Monitor section allows the return of 2 separate stereo signals direct into the master section with level and mute. Or plug your portable device directly into the panel with a top-mounted 1/8th inch TRS input. Through Talkback control, you can talk back to the Auxes or the groups. Using either the onboard talkback mic or an external mic.
The Trident 78 is a split in-line console. This means you can switch the inputs on each channel providing an easy workflow when tracking and mixing.
The Trident 78 features 6 Aux sends all with pre or post-fade selection, accessible on every channel. Stereo Aux 5/6 can also be sent to the Monitor section.
The Trident Series 78 utilizes DB-25 connections for fast and easy configuration on the majority of the console inputs and outputs.