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Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Channel Recording and Live Sound Audio Console

B&H # SOEPM8 Mfr # RW5735US
You Pay: $299.00

The Soundcraft EPM series provide a straight-forward, yet professional alternative to complex audio mixers. Constructed in a 6, 8 or 12-channel chassis, the EPM mixers are well suited for recording and sound reinforcement applications.

The EPM 8 features 8 mono and 2 stereo input channels providing the flexibility needed to accommodate the recording studio, venue or touring musician. All mono inputs feature 1/4" phone line and balanced XLR microphone inputs. The famed GB30 microphone preamps provide the quiet, detailed signal synonymous with Soundcraft's large FOH consoles. The stereo inputs provide L/R 1/4" phone connections and are ideal for connecting stereo devices such as keyboards, returning effects, etc.

The EQ section features a sweepable mid-range on all mono channels and provides smooth frequency contouring. Inserts on all mono channels and stereo output enable signal routing to external signal processors. The compact profile, rich sound quality and flexibility of the EPM series provide everything necessary for use in project recording, video editing, night clubs, bars, meeting halls, houses-of-worship and more.

8 Mono and 2 Stereo Channels
The EPM 8 features 8 mono microphone and line input channels, 2 stereo inputs feature L/R 1/4" Phone connections.
Comprehensive Controls
The comprehensive layout is designed to attract users who require a straight-forward mixing environment.
GB30 Microphone Preamplifiers
All 12 mono inputs feature Soundcraft's GB30 microphone preamps for quiet, clean large format FOH console quality.
Compact and Professional
The EPM series consoles pack a professional feature set in a compact, mobile enclosure.
Total # Of Inputs 8 Mono
2 Stereo
Mic/Line Inputs 8 Line Mono: 1/4" TRS Phone
2 Line Stereo: L/R 1/4" TRS Phone 8 Microphone: 3-pin XLR
Stereo Line Inputs 2 Stereo: L/R 1/4" TRS Phone
In-Line Inputs/Returns No
AUX Sends 2 Aux Sends
AUX Returns No dedicated returns
Inserts 1/4" TRS Phone - Mono Inputs, Main Stereo Output
BUS (Group) Outputs Stereo Output Only
2 Trk Master I/O Mix L/R: Stereo Paired L/R RCA Phono
ALT I/O No
Monitor Outputs Monitor: L/R Stereo Paired 1/4" TRS Phone
EQ Section Mono Inputs +/- 15dB
Lo: 80Hz
Mid: 140Hz - 3kHz (swept)
Hi: 12kHz
Q: 1.5
Stereo Inputs +/-15dB
Lo: 80Hz
Hi: 12kHz
Solo/Mute All Input Channels
Channel Level Control 100mm Faders
Trim/Gain Control Rotary Potentiometers
Phantom Power +48V Phantom
Metering 10 Segment L/R Peak LEDs
+48V Phantom Power LED
PFL Active LED
Power Indicator LED
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Noise (22Hz - 22kHz measurement bandwidth)
Mic EIN @ max gain, 150 ohms source impedance -128dBu
Mix @ max, faders to down <-85dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Mic gain 30dB, -30dBu input
Mix out, fader max @ 1kHz
Power Supply Integral lightweight switched-mode PS
AC mains supply: 85V-270V AC, 50/60Hz universal input
Power Consumption: Less than 20W
Dimensions 7.5 x 18.5 x 17.5" (WHD)
Weight 12.13 lbs
Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Channel Recording and Live Sound Audio Console
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    Soundcraft / SpiritEPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Excellent sound (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Amateur recording (3)
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      4.0

      Nice unit

      By Cayuse tech

      from Kalispell, MT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

          I used this unit in a school play setting and was impressed with the overall performance. As I have students helping to run the system, the lack of a light on the mute switch was an on going frustration. Other wise the unit is a great option for a small budget.

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          3.0

          OK, But Expected Better From Soundcraft

          By Patrick Mac

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Cheap components
          • No Dust Cover Offered
          • No Power Switch

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events

          Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

          I had to replace a large, professional Soundcraft studio mixing board (20 years old) due to it becoming noisy from what I assume are leaking capacitors. Cost more to find and fix the problem than it was worth. I have always liked Soundcraft quality, and because of that, purchased this small mixer to take its place.

          It works okay, but I'm not impressed with the quality of the pots or sliders; its like they used the cheapest components available, just like the other mixers in this price range. I would have paid more for better components, i.e. potentiometers that don't wiggle and stiffer sliders....but no, they have to use the same cheap stuff like everyone else. But I guess that's the way of manufacturing these days, and, you get what you pay for.

          The other thing I dislike about this mixer is that it doesn't even have an off/on switch. C'mon Soundcraft!! How difficult would it be to add a switch on the side?!!

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          4.0

          Great features for the price

          By Derek D.

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Mute buttons hard to read

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Small Theatres

          Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

          Normally, I tend to go to Mackie when I need a smaller console, but this time I needed to weigh cost vs features. I needed something with 8 mic pres, so the smallest Mackie I could get would be the 1604, but that was out of my price range for this show. Soundcraft is a name I trust after using their larger consoles like the MH3. With this console, you get 8 mic pres, 2 stereo channels, 2 auxes and the stereo out. It's missing some of the features of the Mackie 1402 which in that range, such as the Alt 3-4 outputs, but for this show, I didn't need those features. The faders had a good amount of resistance, which is good I think. I dislike using faders that have no resistance at all. Knobs all feel good and the design overall is pretty simple and compact. The power goes in underneath facing the user, which is odd as opposed to being on the rear. The only real issue I have with this mixer is that the Mute buttons have no light indicator when engaged, and it's hard to tell sometimes if the channel is actually muted or not because the button doesn't go down all that far. I found myself having to look at other channels to see if it was muted, which on the fly in a dark area isn't all that great. Overall, a good mixer for the price and great if you're on a budget.

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          5.0

          Nice simple layout for smaller PA system

          By Yusti

          from Diamond Bar, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

            Nice feature set and small footpring make this a great mixer for smaller PA systems. Highly Recommended!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works great time after time!

            By Ops Guy

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

              This unit is rock solid. We use this product to help with our PA sound reinforcement for our events. It works everytime flawlessly.

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              5.0

              Great board. Does what we need very wel.

              By CCA soundman

              from connecticut

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

              • No mute lights

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

              we use this board for school functions like our play. Does very well with enough inputs. Just wish it had lights for the mute buttons to see mute is applied. Great board though!

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              5.0

              Good deal

              By AM

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Deal
              • Solid Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Soundcraft / Spirit EPM 8 - 8 Mono + 2 Stereo Audio Console:

                This is a well-built mixer with faders (!), a forgiving clip, full-sounding mic pres, sweeping EQ, and two Aux. It's the best I've seen at this price.

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