The Nicerizer 16 mk2 is our beloved 16 channel Class A discrete summing mixer :
Hi-Fi Transformerless Balanced Buffer Input Stage
Our exclusive electronically-balanced, transformerless balanced buffer input circuit (one for each of the 16 channels) delivers fast transients and the full frequency spectrum (from sub-bass to the highest air band), while still delivering the full, warm and smooth characteristics that make engineers love our sound. The +8db switch allows the user to ‘hit the input’ buffer amp harder delivering a more saturated and fuller sound with extended bass.
Boldly outperforming transformer-based designs in both the frequency response and slew rate, the Nicerizer delivers articulate, punchy and full-bodied input signals, allowing you to drive the output stage for a vast range of pure Class-A tones—from bold clarity to vintage warmth, and everything in-between. The ability to bring to life cold digital mixes, into a broader pallette of colour, the Nicerizer is never subtle but also never overpowering with the flexibility to work excellently on all types of music from classical through pop & r&b to heavy rock, ther Nicerizer can deliver analogue colour to all your mixes.
Legendary Transformer-Balanced Output Stage
Our custom-wound DB694 output transformer is coupled to Phoenix's proprietary, fully discrete DSOP-2 output amplifier. The DSOP-2 is a direct descendent of the venerable TF1 amp which Phoenix's head-designer, David Rees, developed as an upgrade for vintage Neve modules. Going beyond the TF1, the DSOP2 is the pinnacle of Class-A output circuit design, offering up a smooth transition from ultra-clean to beautifully saturated tones.
Stereo width for extra control and mixing fun !
Our stereo width is an excellent effect which neatly allows the mix to have a narrow effect or a 25% wider effect, employing elements of M&S, phase cancellation and our secret design, the stereo width effect has the opportunity to add sparkle to a mix.
Features And Specs
16 channels of our Class A, discrete, truly balanced transformerless input stage.
Our proven and loved Class A, discrete, transformer balanced output stage (DSOP-2).
Phoenix custom wired transformers on both outputs.
Individual detented pan control for each channel (16 x Pan pots)
16 x Balanced Input XLR’s. Can accept balanced or unbalanced input with no -6dB loss.
2 x mix busses (Stereo Mix Bus)
1/4″ TRS unbalanced Insert sends on Busses (L + R Bus Insert points)
+8dB Boost button on each channel.
Master mix bus output level control.
Stereo LED level monitoring.
Switchable for each channel and Main Output
Stereo/mono External/Headphone monitoring Output. Switchable to each channel, external input (via 2T Return), Auxiliary and Main output, includes monitoring of the mix bus. (L, R, and Stereo)
Main Outputs on Balanced XLR’s
1/4″ TRS unbalanced Jacks for Auxillary outputs with front panel level control
2 Track stereo mono inputs on 1/4″ TRS balanced Jacks
Class A Stereo Width control with Loss-less Bass. Pannable from mono through to +25% Wider + Width control Bypass switch.
Maximum Output Level of +26dB.
Huge headroom available on all channels.
All units are wired with PTFE silver plated military grade cable.