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nw2s::io (BALANCED) - 10HP

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nw2s::io (BALANCED) - 10HP


The nw2s 'nw2s::io Balanced Version' lets Eurorack Modular users integrate modular systems within studios just as if they were another well-behaved piece of rack gear.

The nw2s::io is available either electronically balanced or passively unbalanced. Both versions provide 16 channels of i/o on 3.5mm tip-sleeve modular and TRS DB-25 Tascam-format in only 10HP.

To match studio levels, the balanced module provides 6dB gain reduction for audio from the 3.5mm jacks to the balanced DB-25. When routing in from the DB-25 to the 3.5mm jacks, the signal is increased by 6dB. This will keep the modular system from clipping most line-level inputs and provides extra gain when bringing studio signals  into the modular system.

The balanced version uses high-quality line drivers and receivers from THAT Corp which are individually laser trimmed to provide the best common-mode rejection and that run on a dedicated on-board high voltage power rail for headroom far above any signal that even modular systems can generate.

The unbalanced version similarly provides a 6dB gain reduction for taming the signal path into the DB-25, but provides no additional gain returning into the modular. The passive conversion won't color the sound or limit headroom at all.

An optional rear-routed cable allows users to route signals behind the rack as well. Note that there is currently no rear panel option, as any rear mount will be a custom solution. If users want to connect directly to another device such as a multi-channel ADC/DAC that is mounted directly below the eurorack system, users can get the 24″ version with male connectors. Otherwise, users will likely want either the 6″ or 24″ cable with female connector.

Since both versions of the nw2s::io are DC coupled, it also works great as a CV/gate interface as well.


  • nw2s::io Balanced Version
  • Balanced Line Transceiver Eurorack Module
  • Uses precision THAT Corp Balanced Drivers and Recievers
  • Designed with SMT components and stacked PCBs resulting in an extremely high-density module
  • Unbalanced Modular Inputs have a net gain of -12dB on the Balanced DB-25 connectors
  • The DB-25 Balanced Line Inputs have a net gain of +0dB at the Unbalanced Modular Outputs
  • In order to provide up to 27.5dBu output level and up to 21.5dBu input levels, the standard eurorack +/-12V power rails were insufficient - The nw2s::io contains it’s own on-board +/-18V power supply that runs off the eurorack rails
  • Record directly to user DAW at optimal levels
  • Record Rich Patches with Minimum Hardware
  • Integrate Pro Audio Gear into User Patches
  • Treat the Modular as a Hardware Insert for user DAWs
  • Interface CV with user DAWs at the highest quality

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  • Eurorack Module
  • 10 HP Width
  • 48mm Depth
  • Current Draw: 150mA @ ±12V

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