12 CHANNEL HEADPHONE MONITORING SYSTEM
THE STUDIO STANDARD
The Private Q2 12 channel headphone distribution system consists of a distribution/power supply rack, several satellite mixing stations and appropriate amount of snap-on DL-DL cables. Mixing stations mount easily on a mic or music stand and deliver 2×30 Watts of very loud and clear Class A sound. They offer ease of use to musicians and peace of mind to the engineers. Private Q2 is a self-contained system, where no power amps or extra cabling is required. This system is fully portable and can be easily setup in any tracking as well as living room.
The Private Q2 sells for € 695,-
Second coming of our first studio success
Private Q2 is a new version of the headphone system made by Mytek. The Private Q Classic was an original design by co-owner of the Mytek brand Michal Jurewicz during the early 90’s. This was to be the first success based on the studio engineering experience of Michal and the manufacturing skills of Marcin Hamerla, in charge of the Warsaw operation. The functionally of the PQ2 remains exactly the same as the original system with the exception of the Cannon DL connectors which were replaced by the more commonly used and more reliable D36 Centronics. PQ2 is affordable, in stock, and recommended for all new installations. If needed, the original PQ Classic can still be made to order when existing PQ Classic installations need to be expanded.
Beginning at the legendary Skyline Recording Studios in New York the Private Q2 system has found its way into the finest American recording studios and paved the way for Mytek’s success worldwide. A workhorse used in daily production on countless Gold and Platinum albums, the Private Q2 offers the best possible sound quality, the easiest operation, features the loudest headphone amp and operates without any latency whatsoever! Nearing its 25th anniversary the new version, the Private Q2 features a redesigned multipin connector, slimmer personal mix station and smaller distribution station, while keeping all the features and robust construction of the original design. The benefits using the PQ2 system are plenty. Freedom of individual (12 channel) mixes for each musician, loud and clear Class A sound, ease of use, freeing up of Aux sends and reliable operation, to mention but a few.
Fixed installation is recommended for a single room studio where the system is permanently installed. Usually the distribution rack sits in one place in the studio and is connected with the patchbay of the console using single 16 pair permanent cable terminated with a DL connector. The patchbay has 12 patchpoints designated for all 12 inputs of the system. The same type of installation can be used in a multiroom facility but requires repeated wiring in all studios. If there are isolation booths in the studio an elegant solution is to run a booth extension cable for each booth. Private Q2 frees up console’s Aux sends.
A floating system is recommended for equipment rental companies and users who prefer not to run any permanent wiring in the studio. A mixed (combination of floating and permanently installed) system is recommended for multiroom studios where the Private Q2 is going to be moved between rooms. Floating systems use existing microphone lines to feed the signals from the patchbay. Mytek will provide a DL to XLR cable for this purpose. If the system is frequently used, fixed booth extensions are recommended to avoid inconvenience of running cables through the booth doors. Flight cases are recommended for floating systems.
- 12 balanced analog +4dBu channels (8 mono with pan, 2 stereo)
- Analog, zero latency mixer
- Minimal, high quality signal path
- Master tone control
- Simple operation easily accessible by any musician
- Loud, 30W per channel Hi-Fi headphone
- amplifier with +-25V output voltage swing
- Each box is capable of driving up to 10 pairs of headphones in parallel or small speakers
- 16 mixing stations per distribution rack, expandable with additional racks
- 3 headphone jacks per mixing station
- 2 XLR stereo line level outputs for stage monitoring
- Standard 20ft or custom length cables, long cables up to 200ft possible