Sonic State Studio / Analog Mixers / SOUNDCRAFT SPIRIT M8

Average rating: 9.0/10 out of 10

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Nick G a part-timer user from Netherlands writes:
I have the M12, which is the extended version of the M8. The M-series by Soundcraft not only has a great sound, the features and built quality are also top notch. The preamps are derived from the Ghost console, and the desk has a very good noise to signal ratio. Also, the eq and overdriving (of the inputs) sounds a lot better than on the Mackie VLZ series. It has a few unique features in its price class: a digital output and peak leds next (next to signal leds) for every channel.

Here come the downsides: the stereo channels lack mid eq, aux returns are rca plugs and auxes are either fixed pre or post. I would have preferred 4 extra full featured mono channels instead of the stereo ones (that lack a lot of features).

All in all, a very good desk for the money. Well worth a look, I recommend it above the Mackie VLZ series if you don't need that many mono channels, for I think it has a better sound. This is one of the less expensive 'Spirit' desks that comes pretty close to the real 'Soundcraft' sound.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Thursday, 26-Aug-04 at 19:3
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