Philip Rees W5 Dual Input MIDI Thru Unit
The W5 has five MIDI thru outputs, and two MIDI inputs – with independent source selection for each output.
On one side of the W5 are the two input sockets, and on the other side are the five thru outputs. On the front panel are the five three-position slider selectors, one for each output. Each switch can independently link the corresponding output to either of the inputs or a centre ‘off’ position. The centre ‘off’ position puts the appropriate MIDI thru output into a mute state.
The case of the W5 MIDI Thru Unit is 109mm x 109mm x 40mm. The integral mains lead (ac power cord) comes with a plug. An LED indicator shows when the device’s power is on.
Why you need a MIDI thru unit
Interconnecting several items of MIDI gear can be a frustrating business. A Midi Thru box can often help.
Some of your MIDI gadgets may lack the MIDI Thru (MIDI-thru) sockets which are required for connecting several devices together in a ‘chain’. Where MIDI thru ports are provided, the signal throughput may introduce ‘duty cycle’ distortion or time delays – so ‘chain’ performance may be unacceptable, particularly on ‘chains’ of three or more.
This Philip Rees W5 is in Excellent Condition and comes with it’ Original Manual and Attached Power Cable.