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Difference Between Pre-Universal and Universal Expression 2 Console

The main differences are:

  1. Pre-universal consoles were manufactured before mid 1996. During that time is when the console was UL listed.
  2. The CPU and Power supply tray are exposed. In the Universal consoles, both trays are encased in silver.
  3. The power switch is a 2-pole keyswitch. The Universal consoles incorporated a rocker arm switch on the back of the console.
  4. The dip switches for networking are on the CPU tray on the Pre-Universal. The Universal has them on the back of the console.
  5. Pre-Universal consoles have a 40 watt switching power supply. The Universal has a 50 Watt Switching.
  6. In most Pre-Universal consoles, MIDI and SMPTE were purchasable options. In Universal consoles MIDI is standard.
  7. Pre-Universal consoles do not support "swapping of the pairs" for UTP.