Solid State Logic XL-Desk Mixing Console with 8 E Series EQ Modules

Solid State Logic XL-Desk Mixing Console with 8 E Series EQ Modules

Solid State Logic XL-Desk Mixing Console with 8 E Series EQ Modules

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Solid State Logic 729732X3 overview

  • 1Description

The Solid State Logic XL-Desk with 8 E Series EQ Modules is a modern twist on the classic analog studio console. It's designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analog console within a DAW-centric studio, but don't want or need the integrated DAW control and analog level automation other SSL console products have.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analog console, but it packs in a wide selection of features. It has 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. The first eight channels have VHD mic pre's. There is an 18-slot 500-series rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre's. This version of the console comes loaded with 8 E Series EQ modules and 8 empty slots. XL-Desk ships with a legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module in slots 17 & 18 (hard-wired to Mix A). The rack has its own dedicated power supply.

There are four main Mix Busses (A, B, C, D) with Busses B, C and D able to be summed into Mix A. The Busses and channels can access the 500 racks, and each has a separate insert point for processing. There are two mono aux sends and two stereo return inputs. Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus enable convenient stem printing. Each channel has a Cue Stereo Bus section (with Pan and Level) used to provide one of the headphone mixes while tracking. At mixdown, the mono channel DAW return signals can be routed to the CUE ST bus and then summed into Mix A. As a result, there are 16 main faders, 16 Cue ST inputs, and 4 Stereo channels, providing 40 summing inputs (using the stereo returns and insert sum functions you can squeeze in over 50 summing inputs).

There is also a fully-featured monitoring section with bass management (3 sets of speakers + subwoofer), foldback A and B with individual talk-backs for headphone mixes, and a built-in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output.

Key Features
  • 20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogue SSL console
  • 8 built-in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps
  • 16 dual-input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)
  • 4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)
  • The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain
  • 18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix busses
  • In addition to a 500 rack insert, each mono channel has a standard insert point
  • 4 stereo Mix Busses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack
  • One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs
  • Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return, and mix bus for stem printing
  • Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management
  • Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes
  • Built-in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output
  • AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes
  • Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets
  • High quality internal PSU


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Solid State Logic XL-Desk Mixing Console with 8 E Series EQ Modules
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Solid State Logic 729732X3 specs

    Connections Power Supply: IEC320 3-pin connector, 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
    Analog I/O: 25-pin D-type socket, balanced, Zin > 10 kOhms, Zo ≈ 100 ohms, 3-pin XLR-M, balanced, Zo ≈ 100 ohms
    Headphones: Stereo 1/4" jack socket, Zo ≈ 75 ohms
    iJack: Stereo 3.5 mm jack socket, Zi ≈ 10 k
    USB: 1 x type-B chassis socket (SSL diagnostic use only)
    Performance Maximum I/O Level: +18 dBu or 24 dBu

    Frequency Response:
    Line/Alt in to Channel Out (post): 20 Hz - 40 kHz (±0.2 dB)
    Line/Alt in to Mix bus (single fader): 20 Hz - 40 kHz (±0.5 dB)
    THD + N: < 0.05% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

    Line/Alt in to Channel Out (post): < -86 dBu (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Line/Alt in to Mix bus (single fader): < -83dBu (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    THD + N: > +24 dBu (into 10 kOhms)
    Electro Magnetic Compatibility EN55103-1:2009, EN55103-2:2009
    Environment: E4
    Initial in-rush current: 3.2 A
    5 sec in-rush current: 3.2 A
    Braid-screened cables should be used where applicable
    Star Quad cables should be used where applicable

    EMC Performance Criteria
    Line level inputs and outputs
    Measure at mid-gain, noise <-56 dBu
    Environmental Temperature Operating: +41 to 86 deg F (+5 to 30 deg C)
    Non-operating:-3 to 122 F (-20 to 50 deg C)
    Max. gradient: 59 F (15 deg C/hour)
    Relative Operating: 20 to 80%
    Humidity Non-operating: 5 to 90%
    Max. wet bulb: 84.2 deg F (29 deg C), (non-condensing)
    Vibration Operating: < 0.2 G (3 - 100 Hz)
    Non-operating: < 0.4 G (3 - 100 Hz)
    Shock Operating: < 2 G (10 ms max.)
    Non-operating: < 10 G (10 ms max.)
    Altitude Operating: 0 to 3000 m
    Non-operating (above sea level): 0 to 12000 m
    Power < 300 watts
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 40 x 9.9 x 32" (1015 x 251 x 812 mm)
    Weight 89.5 lb (40.6 kg)

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