Soundcraft GB8 - Live Sound / Recording Console

Soundcraft GB8 - 48 Mono, 4 Stereo Live Sound / Recording Console

Soundcraft GB8 - 48 Mono, 4 Stereo Live Sound / Recording Console

B&H # SOGB848 MFR # RW5709SM
Soundcraft GB8 - Live Sound / Recording Console

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The Soundcraft GB8 live console series is designed to deliver the audio fidelity and mixing capabilities necessary in front-of-house (FOH) or monitor mixing applications in large or small venues. The GB8 is available in 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 channel frames to suite specific needs in live sound mixing.

This model is configured with 48 input channels. 48 inputs feature microphone and line level connections, an additional 4 stereo inputs are provided as well. The stereo inputs (ST1 - ST4) provide L/R stereo line level inputs and 3-pin XLR microphone inputs for stereo microphone placement when capturing vocals, instruments, ambiance, etc. The console features 8 group outputs enabling routing to monitors, external recorders, etc. The GB8 series implements Soundcraft's GB30 microphone preamp and EQ, delivering the sonic quality expected of more costly consoles.

Additional features include Soundcraft's famed matrix mixer for added routing flexibility and an integrated meter bridge, enabling accurate metering.

40 Mono, 4 Stereo Input Channels
The GB8 series is available in a variety of frame configurations. This model features 48 mono and 4 stereo inputs
8 Subgroup Outputs
The GB8 series feature 8 group outputs for routing to external recorders, monitors, etc.
Matrix Mixer
The matrix output mixer provides added routing flexibility.
8 Auxiliary Sends
8 auxiliary sends provide plenty of routing to external effects, monitors, etc.
Direct Outputs
All mono inputs provide direct outputs for direct routing to recorders, mixers, etc.
GB30 Microphone Preamplifiers
Soundcraft's GB30 microphone preamplifier's provide an ultra low-noise floor while maintaining high output gain.
Integrated Meterbridge
The GB8 series features an integrated LED and VU meter bridge for accurate metering of input and output level.
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Soundcraft GB8 - 48 Mono, 4 Stereo Live Sound / Recording Console
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    Total # Of Inputs 48 Total
    Mic/Line Inputs 48 Line: 1/4" TRS Phone
    48 Microphone: 3-pin XLR
    Stereo Line Inputs 4 Stereo: L/R Paired 1/4" Phone Line & 3-pin XLR Microphone
    In-Line Inputs/Returns No
    AUX Sends 8 Aux Sends
    AUX Returns 4 Stereo Returns
    Inserts 1/4" TRS Phone - Mono Inputs, Main Output and Subgroup Outputs
    BUS (Group) Outputs 8 Subgroups: Balanced 3-pin XLR
    2 Trk Master I/O Mix L/R: Stereo Paired 3-pin XLR Balanced
    ALT I/O ALT Stereo: L/R Stereo Paired 1/4" Output
    Monitor Outputs Monitor: L/R Stereo Paired 1/4" TRS Phone
    EQ Section High Filter: 13kHz, +/- 15dB, 2nd order shelving
    Hi-Mid: 550Hz - 13khz, +/- 15dB, Q=1.5
    Lo-Mid: 80Hz - 1.9kHz, +/- 15dB, Q=1.5
    Low Filter: 80Hz, +/- 15dB, 2nd order shelving
    Solo/Mute All Input Channels
    Channel Level Control 100mm Faders
    Trim/Gain Control Rotary Potentiometers
    Phantom Power +48V Phantom individually switched
    Metering Input Channels: Single tri-color 4-segment LED bargraph
    Outputs: 11 tri-color 12-segment LED bargraphs, + Meterpod with 3 VU meters (L/R/C)
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz <1dB
    Dynamic Range not specified by manufacturer
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Measured RMS, 22Hz to 22kHz Bandwidth
    -128dBu Mic E.I.N. @ unity gain, 150 ohms souce impedance
    <-82dBu Mix Output, 40 inputs routed to mix
    <-83dBu Group & Center Outputs
    <-80dBu Aux Outputs
    <-89dBu Matrix Outputs
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.006%Mic sens. -30dBu, +20dBu at all outputs @ 1kHz
    Power Supply Internal AC PSU - 85V, 270V AC, 50/60Hz universal input
    Power Consumption
    Less than 150W
    Dimensions 99.2 lbs. (45 kg)
    Weight 74.37 x 9.23 x 25.83" (1889 x 235 x 656mm) (WxHxD)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 131.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 81.5 x 30.5 x 11.5"

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