TC Electronic Clarity X Multi-Format Monitoring System

 
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Simply secure the best foundation for your crucial mix decisions, including monitor calibration, center channel balance, downmix and loudness compatibility. The TC Electronic Clarity X helps you with all of this and more...

The TC Electronic Clarity X is an ultra-flexible monitor controller, covering channel formats up to 7.1 surround. Plus, the TC Electronic Clarity X includes several advanced meters that allow you to never compromise on the clarity and intelligibility of your mix.

At A Glance:
  • One-Stop Calibrated Listening - Measurement Microphone Included
  • Multiple, High-Precision Meters for Optimum Mix Decisions via Visual Feedback
  • Helps Increase the Intelligibility of Your Production

Calibrated Listening
Our ears and brain react differently to various listening levels. Voices live in the mid-range and that has been important throughout evolution. So, at low levels, our brain emphasize the mid-range, while we allow more bass and treble at higher listening levels. Consequently, if you mix at low levels you would be likely to boost the low and high areas more than you would at a higher listening level.

That is why you should always mix on a calibrated monitoring system: Playback at the same SPL simply ensures that your mixes remain consistent. The calibration wizard and perfectly adjusted measuring microphone gets you there.

Visual Feedback
Clarity X gives you 5 dedicated meters covering loudness/true-peak, center channel balance, SPL, downmix compatibility and dose usage. On the loudness side, you get our brand new LM8 that covers any channel formats up to 7.1 surround.  

The best way to check downmix compatibility is to hit the remote and listen to your mix in stereo, but with the Stereo deviation meter you may save some precious time.

Speech Intelligibility
Clarity X helps you create mixes with greater intelligibility in many ways, but a key component is the meter showing the
Center Ratio. We have analyzed dialogs from film, drama and TV shows to determine the ideal loudness balance between the center channel (foreground) in a surround mix and the other channels (background).

Audio Signal Flow
Clarity X comes with 16 AES input channels plus AUX (analog) and TOS. On the output side, you get 16 AES channels plus 8 analog outputs as well as headphones out. In total, you get 26 channels of inputs and outputs. Add the option of expanding with 64 MADI input channels and your input channel count increases to no less than 90.

The routing is extremely flexible, for instance you could switch seamlessly between two full surround mixes - maybe even one 5.1 and one 7.1 mix plus a stereo reference signal. You could then monitor your source(s) on a 5.1 or 7.1 monitor setup, but also switch to one or more stereo pairs to check how well your mix translates to other channel formats and speaker sizes.

Independently, you can route any input channel to the dedicated meter engine.

Alternative Sweetspots
Surely, the sweetspot is for you when mixing. But sometimes it might come in handy to be able to move the sweetspot. A typical example would be when the director stops by to listen along or a client if you work in post production, delivering for broadcast. Think of it as making the sound as good as it can possibly be in 'the producer couch' or 'director's chair'. You can create up to 4 different sweetspots that all create the effect of being right in the middle of everything even though you're not. Setting up sweetspots is incredibly easy with the Calibration Setup Wizard.

Metering App for iPad, Mac & PC
With the free Clarity X Metering App for iPad, Mac and PC, you can keep an eye on your meters at all times.

MADI, AES, Analog & Optical Connection
Clarity X comes with a wealth of physical I/O connectors as default, but some of the functionality is optional. Analog and optical I/O are included in full, but for AES channel 9-16 is available as a license. MADI compatibility is also available as an optional license.

Get your TC Electronic Clarity X Multiformat Monitor Controller today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Clarity X Rack
  • Calibration Mic
  • Remote Control
  • Clarity X Metering App
  • User Guide

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Metering Stereo Deviation Meter
Special Features Multiple Sweetspots: Create up to 4 different sweetspots in the mixing room
Included Software Clarity X Metering App for iPad, Mac and PC
Inputs-Other Aux IN, Mic In (Calibration)
Outputs-Other Headphone
Ethernet Cat5 Yes
MADI Yes
Optical I/O Yes
AES/EBU I/O Yes
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