Following on from the AWS 900, Duality and Matrix , SSL announce X-Desk 01/04/09
You may have already seen it on our Messe Cam but here's the official press release...
SSL have announced the release of X-Desk.
Over three decades Solid State Logic have designed and built the world's finest audio consoles. With over three thousand SSL consoles in use worldwide, the 'SSL sound' has become an integral element of the sound of countless hit recordings. With Duality, AWS 900+ SE, Matrix & C200 HD, SSL consoles continue to be leaders in the field of high-end music production. The same technology and sound of the SSL console legacy is now available in X-Desk.
X-Desk fulfils a demand for an extremely high quality, world class, no audio quality compromise, SSL Mixing Desk in a compact, versatile, portable unit. X-Desk combines a 16 channel SSL SuperAnalogueâ„¢ summing mixer with a compact analogue audio hub for your studio. 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 X-Desk elegantly fulfills all of the essentials of the audio mixing process, with SSL attention to detail and depth.
X-Desk is an elegant and ergonomically refined desktop mixer that comes with rack ears for standard 19" rack mounting (X-Desk is 7U). It is extremely robust; 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.
X-Desk brings benchmark audio performance to the compact mixer format. Key Features:
SuperAnalogueâ„¢ â€“ analogue purity at the highest level
8x dual input Mono Line channels : 16 channel mixdown
8x Insert Send/Returns on channels
Stereo CUE and 2 Mono Auxiliary Sends
Cascade with X-Rack and other X-Desks for bigger systems
Talkback â€“ for artist communication with Dim & Cut buttons
Independent Main and Alternate stereo monitor outputs
SSL Stereo Mix Bus with External summing and Inserts
2x Stereo Returns with Level, Pan and Bus assignment
Stereo External input on XLRs
iJack front panel input for portable playback devices
High quality internal PSU
D-Sub Channel I/O connection for Studio integration
RF Screened I/O connections
19" Rack mount ears included
Pricing and Availability:
X-Desk will be available from SSL Resellers worldwide from May 2009.
MSRP Â£1,675 + Tax_MSRP 2,299 â‚¬ inc Tax