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STUDIOS: TYPE B Mk 2


Type B Mk 2

A Type B Mk 2 desk in C21 in 1072 . These desks were installed at the end of the 1950s and served us well until programmes became more complicated. The main problem was that the channels were a bit noisy, as all line-level sources were padded down to microphone level for plugging to any channel, where they were then amplified again. The Mk 2 added two groups to which channels could be selected and was much more flexible than the Mk 1. The original design of the desk has been modified to include tape remote starts (to the right of the meter) and the two outrigger units, the left for tape monitoring and the right for the automated pre-transmission test.

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