"The Channel in a Box (CIB) is essentially the input channel of a very high calibre "In-Line" console, contained in a 1U rack mounted assembly and complete with it's own power supply. It incorporates a precision switched gain microphone amplifier, High and Low Pass filters, four-band equalisation and a full featured compressor.
"It has become common practice to surround the control room console with a collection of microphone preamps, equalisers and compressors - often using the original console purely as a monitor.
"The CIB was designed for engineers and producers who need a powerful yet compact outboard unit combining the sonic quality and features that they might wish for in their console of choice."
- Mr. Rupert Neve