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SSL Debuts X-Desk, A Compact, Flexible “SuperAnalog” Mixer

X-Desk was created to offer a desk with components and features mirroring its popular Duality, AWS 900+ SE, Matrix & C200 HD consoles in a compact and portable format

By PSW Staff April 2, 2009

The new SSL X-Desk mixer

The new Solid State Logic (SSL) X-Desk is a compact, “superanalogue” line mixer with eight dual-input mono channels, stereo and mono auxiliary sends and comprehensive monitoring control. It was unveiled at the 2009 ProLight+Sound/Musikmesse in Frankfurt.

X-Desk was created to offer a desk with components and features mirroring its popular Duality, AWS 900+ SE, Matrix & C200 HD consoles in a compact and portable format. It features a 16-channel SSL SuperAnalogue summing mixer with a compact analogue audio hub for studio use.

With, 100mm faders, professionally featured artist and studio monitoring with Dim & Cut buttons, Stereo and Mono Aux sends, channel and Master Bus Inserts and accurate bar graph level metering, SSL is boasting that X-Desk fulfills all of the essentials of the audio mixing process.

X-Desk is an ergonomically refined desktop mixer that comes with rack ears for standard 19-inch rack mounting (X-Desk is 7U). It is hand-built in the UK with an all-metal chassis and high quality controls and components. Several X-Desks or X-Desk & X-Racks can be cascaded via D-Sub connection to expand up to 150 inputs on mixdown.

Main Channels:
– 2 inputs per channel (e.g. line inputs and DAW returns)
– Insert point on each channel
– Direct out on each channel (Pre- or Post-fader)
– Stereo Cue send on each channel (can be used as a “small fader” second input) with volume and pan
– 2 mono Aux sends per channel
– 100mm Alps faders

Center Section:
– Main Mix Bus, with Insert and Insert Sum
– External stereo input
– iJack input
– Talkback mic
– Mono check
– Main and Alt monitor selector
– 2 stereo FX returns

Additional Features/Specs:
– Rackmountable, 7U high (rack ears included)
– Cascade multiple X-Desks using the link connector. This cascades: Mix Bus, Cue Bus, Aux Sends, Solo between multiple X-Desks. We suggest as maximum of 8 desks can be chained together to give 128 inputs, although larger systems may be possible.
– Cascade X-Rack summing systems into X-Desk using the Mix Bus Link

The selling price of the X-Desk will be $2699 and will be available around mid-June/July (2009).

SSL Website

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