iDR-In converts the analogue audio to an 8 channel wide digital bus which feeds the main iDR unit, which can be up to 250 metres away, via CAT5 STP cable. iDR-In features high grade mic/line preamps with PC configured gain, pad and phantom power switching via DR-Link, and a built-in soft clip. The expander has 8 front panel LEDs in addition to the 3 status indicators ? these are 3-colour soft LEDs which can be assigned as audio meters, mute indicators or presets related indicators and are programmed in the usual way using the iDR System Manager software. iDR-InST version also available, with XLRs replaced by Euroblock (Phoenix) connectors.