Dec 2015, Cloud is shipping its new MK4 versions of the Industry Standard Z8 and Z4 Venue Zone Mixer.The Z-Series of Venue Zone Mixer from Cloud Electronics, first introduced to the market in 2005, is established as the most reliable solution for multi-zone audio applications in hospitality, leisure, retail and commercial markets.
The Z-Series offers simple, intuitive control for end-users and straight forward installation for system integrators but with flexibility to provide independent zone source/volume selection per zone, paging per zone and independent remote input options per zone, all from a reliable, tried and tested analogue design.
The new MK4 versions have been developed directly as a result of listening to existing installers and system integrators and adding features to improve this already popular model. Whilst the familiar front-panel remains almost untouched, the back-panel of the MK4 models have been re-engineered with a number of improvements.
XLR-microphone inputs are replaced by balanced phoenix style connections for microphone 1-2 and analogue paging microphone, a new Digital Paging Interface with gain control has been added and allows direct connection via RJ-45 of all Cloud’s Paging Microphones and, if required, a link to multiple Zone Mixers.
Music source input connections have been upgraded to two RCA phono connections and four balanced / unbalanced phoenix style connections. An brand new SMPS has been incorporated in the new designs to allow for many more Cloud LM-2 Active Input Plates to be used.
A music-mute contact (NO/NC) connection, standard on all Cloud Zone-Mixer and Mixer-Amplifier products is included and optional connection of analogue remote volume / source controls per zone are also included.