American manufacturer Kush Audio are showing the Gain Train, a totally transparent, Class A expandable monitor controller with a small footprint and a revolutionary price point.
The Main Gain, the system's base module, is a two in/two out standalone monitor controller featuring independent L/R output muting (at last!), a mono switch and tri-color Peak/RMS metering.
The Function Junction is the Gain Train's first expansion module, and attaches to the Main Gain either directly or using a cable for maximum placement flexibility. It expands the system's functionality by adding two additional stereo inputs and outputs (all outputs available simultaneously), talkback with level control and auto program-mute, as well as dual headphone amps with independent level controls and top flight signal path. All Function Junction i/o is via a rear-panel d-sub, allowing the system to be configured for any application.
"The sonics on the Gain Train are immaculate," says designer Gregory Scott. "What you feed it is what you hear in your speakers."
Each module will carry a $499 MAP, bringing the complete system to the street for under $1,000. Shipping is scheduled for April 2011.