ES-6 CV/Lightpipe Interface

ES-6 - Introduction

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The ES-6 is the counterpart to the ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface, offering up to 8 channels of CV input with output via an optical lightpipe connection.

The ES-6 itself has 6 input sockets; the remaining 2 channels are provided by an expansion module e.g. the ES-7.

Please note that a connected ES-3 is required for operation. The ES-6 gets its clock signals from the ES-3, which derives them from its lightpipe input.

Expert Sleepers ES-6 demo on Vimeo.

Expert Sleepers ES-7 CV To MIDI demo on Vimeo.

Specifications

The ES-6's specifications are as follows:
  • Panel width: 6HP
  • Module depth: 52mm
  • Sync input: connection from ES-3 module
  • Analogue inputs: 6x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled
  • Input voltage range: ±10V
  • Input impedance: effectively infinite (FET buffer)
  • Digital output: optical, ADAT Lightpipe standard
  • A/D conversion: 24 bit, 103dB SNR typical
  • Expansion
    • Header for connecting expansion modules e.g. the ES-7
  • Current draw: 67mA on the +12V rail, 24mA on the -12V rail (91mA total)

The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). The power connector is a Doepfer standard 16 way IDC, with -12V furthest from the top of the board.

Note that connection to the ES-3 is by a simple plug-in cable for the ES-3 mk2 only. The original ES-3 requires some soldering to add the required connections.

For more detail, please see the user manual.

Availability

The ES-6 is available now.

For purchasing links, please see the store.