Spectral Computers, a leading manufacturer of PC workstations designed specifically for the professional audio community, is pleased to announce eight new additions to its line of high-powered Windows®-based computer systems, including new AMD processor availability and a compact "cube" case design option. Each Spectral workstation has been tested and approved by leading software manufacturers and is designed to deliver superior 64-bit performance (when Windows XP Professional X64 is loaded) and the reliability necessary for critical studio and production environments. All Spectral Computers have been designed, built, tested and then qualified as meeting or exceeding the exacting system requirements of pro audio software by most major suppliers including Cakewalk, Digidesign® (ProTools® LE and M-Powered systems), mLAN, Steinberg, Tascam/Gigastudio, and others.
The 7000 Series
Spectral's new flagship PC system is the RM-7400, available in both an Intel® 930 Pentium D Dual Core with 4 MB cache (2 per core) 800 FSB-based model and an AMD Dual Core 4400+ model.
Each system boasts 4 GB of RAM (DDRII 667 MHz dual-channel, Intel; DDR 400 MHz dual-channel, AMD), a 74 GB SATA 10,000 RPM 4.5ms system hard drive, four 250 GB (1 Terabyte) SATA II RAID recording hard drives, and a 400 GB removable SATA II backup drive for the ultimate in storage flexibility and staggering 160+ MB/second recording drive speed. Furthermore, the RM-7400 offers an Nvidia PCI Express 6600 16X Dual Head video card for in-depth graphics rendering abilities.
Spectral's new RM-7200 workstations come with the same dual core Intel and AMD processing and high-speed RAM configurations as the RM-7400. The RM-7200 features 2 GB of RAM, a 74 GB SATA 10,000 RPM 4.5ms system hard drive, two 250 GB SATA II recording hard drives, and a 250 GB removable drive. The Nvidia PCI Express 6200 16X Dual Head video card also comes standard.
The new Spectral RM-7100 models feature the same powerful AMD or an Intel 830 Pentium D Dual Core 800 FSB processor option, 2 GB of RAM (DDRII 533 MHz dual-channel, Intel; DDR 400 MHz dual-channel, AMD), a 74 GB SATA 10,000 RPM 4.5ms system hard drive, and a 250 GB SATA II recording hard drive. The Nvidia PCI Express 6200 16X Dual Head video card also comes standard on RM7100 models.
The RM-5100 PC offers an Intel 820 Pentium D Dual Core 800 FSB processor, 1 GB of DDRII 533 MHz dual-channel RAM, a 160 GB SATA II 7200 RPM system hard drive, and a 250 GB SATA II recording hard drive. Intel GMA950 onboard graphics processing is also provided.
All Spectral 7000 and 5000 Series computers feature a 3U rack-mount case with a super low-noise automatic temperature control system for ultimate reliability and accessibility, and a 400 Watt quiet power supply (except the RM-5100 which features a 300 Watt power supply). The chassis provides multiple IEEE1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 ports, a DVD-R/W 16x dual layer drive, LAN port(s), 7-in-1 card memory card reader, keyboard and optical mouse. The RM-5100 uses Windows XP Home, while all 7000 Series models use the Windows XP Professional operating system.
The CB-1100 "Cube" For those wanting an even more compact professional audio computer solution, Spectral offers the new CB-1100 "Cube" PC — a compact and powerful system with a space-saving case design for ultimate integration into today's high-tech studio environments. The CB-1100 features an Intel Pentium 630 CPU processor (P4 3.0 MHz, 64-bit EMT compatible) and 1 GB of DDRII 533 MHz dual-channel RAM (upgradeable to 4 GB). An 80 GB SATA II 7200 RPM system hard drive comes standard, as well as a 160 GB recording hard drive.
The unit, running on a 300 Watt quiet power supply, provides a 5.25" front panel expansion bay, 2 open PCI and 2 PCI Express slots, 3 FireWire ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, a 16x Dual Layer DVD/RW optical drive, Intel GMA950 onboard graphics, and Intel HDA onboard multi-channel audio. The system comes standard with LAN port, optical mouse, keyboard, and digital backup software for the Windows XP Home operating system. The CB-1100 is also upgradeable to a dual core processor for increased power.