Drawmer HQ

Pre-amp/Volume Controller/DAC
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Sweetwater Savings: $400.00 MSRP: $3,995.00
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Special-ordered from Drawmer and usually arrives to you within 1-2 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
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Drawmer HQ
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Monitor with Confidence!

No one can put a price tag on the importance of critical listening. Your ears are the tools you use to make the best sounding mixes possible, so why fool them into making bad decisions based on the output of a cheap DAC? Drawmer's HQ pre-amp/volume controller DAC is the monitoring unit serious engineers trust to give them both the routing flexibility they need and the sound quality they demand. This amazing 4 x analogue/5 x digital routing device allows you to monitor several different sources via multiple monitors, without sacrificing quality. The Drawmer HQ's fantastic converters don't just deliver crystal-clear analog audio with out-of-this-world stereo imaging, they clean up jitter caused by other, less dependable digital gear. With the twist of a knob, the Drawmer HQ lets you switch between two sets of outputs, or even both at once. It even has a RIAA input, for accurate vinyl playback.

Drawmer HQ Monitor Pre-amp/Volume Controller DAC Features at a Glance:
  • Seamless relay volume control (SRVC) for accurate channel balance to 0.05dB
  • State-of-the-art DAC (-100db THD+N and -114dB DNR)
  • Ultra-low crosstalk (>100dB @20Hz to 20kHz)
  • 4 x analogue and 5 x digital sources, with individual gain setting
  • Intelligent source select allows A/B comparisons
  • Digital inputs to 24-bit/192kHz with jitter reduction
  • RIAA input for accurate replay of vinyl
  • Speakers A, Speakers B, or Speakers A+B output switching
  • Linking operation for multi-channel systems
  • Dual headphone outputs
  • Normal output levels up to +18dBu balanced
  • Hot Output levels up to +28dBu balanced
  • Internal linear power supply with multi-stage regulation
Get the quality monitoring control and DAC you need, with a Drawmer HQ!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

HQ User Manual
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Channels 2
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 6 x RCA, 2 x XLR
Analog Outputs 2 x RCA, 2 x XLR, 2 x Headphone
Digital Inputs 1 x S/PDIF coax, 1 x AES BNC, 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x Toslink
Digital Outputs S/PDIF Thru
USB 1 x Type B
Other I/O Link In/Thru, Remote input
Rack Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Depth 12.1"
Width 19"
Weight 14.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HQ

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See also: A/D Converters, Drawmer, Drawmer AD/DA Converters