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The Eventide H9000 FX processor and H9000R expander unit

The Eventide H9000 FX processor and H9000R expander unit  ·  Source: Tom Fairbairn/gearnews.com

Eventide H9000R Front panel

Eventide H9000R Front panel  ·  Source: Eventide

Eventide H9000R Rear panel

Eventide H9000R Rear panel  ·  Source: Eventide

Eventide is in full swing at NAMM 2018, showcasing its uber beast of a hardware effects processor – the H9000. The company announced this product — the pinnacle of its legacy of fx processors – last year, and it’s gearing up to start shipping it en masse in March 2018.

However, the H9000 isn’t alone at the show. Keeping it company is a slave unit – the H9000R. Its front panel is virtually empty, save for a Networking button, a Power button, and a pair of USB ports. We suspected that the real party is going on at the unit’s rear panel, and we weren’t wrong – it’s intense! Let’s examine.

Right off the bat, we see three expansion slots – presumably for memory, given their eponymous size. Moving downwards, we get the following:

  • Power cable connector – 100-240 VAC / 50-60Hz 80W
  • Four pedal relay inputs
  • Ethernet port and 2 USB ports
  • AES/EBU port
  • MIDI – Thru, Out, In
  • Word clock – Out, In
  • Optical – Out, In
  • S/PDIF – In, Out
  • AES/EBU – Out, In
  • Analog outputs – 2 channels, 3-pin XLR
  • Analog inputs – 2 channels, 3-pin XLR

Basically, it’s an exact copy of the Eventide H9000’s rear panel. So purchasing this unit nets you precisely double the amount of connectivity the processor already has. And that’s all there is to the expander, really.

Pricing for the Eventide H9000R is as follows:

  • RRP excl. VAT: 4.999,00 EUR
  • RRP incl. 19% VAT: 5948,81 EUR

The Eventide H9000’s pricing:

  • RRP excl. VAT: 6,999,00 EUR
  • RRP incl. 19% VAT: 8328,81 EUR

Outfitting your studio with the H9000 and its expander unit, the H9000R, will have the total cost of:

  • RRP excl. VAT: 11,998 EUR
  • RRP incl. 19% VAT: 14277,62 EUR

Better start saving up, then!

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