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Soundcraft LX7ii 24, Mixer
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Mixer • Main Feature: 24 Channel console • Inputs: 24x microphone XLR / line jack; 2 x stereo line jack / stereo line jack input • Inserts: For mono channels , subs and master • EQ Mono / Stereo channel: 4 band; 2 x semi parametric mids / 3 band fix • AUX send/stereo return: 4x pre/post, 2 x post / 2 • Sub groups: 4 • Channel volume control: 100 mm fader • Outputs: Main mix out/balanced: XLR • Features: Microphone inputs with low cut filter; channel on/off PFL solo switch; mono mix output; 16 direct out pre/post switches • Dimensions W/H/D: 164 x 856 x 503 mm • Soundcraft LX7II24 24 Channel Mixer w/Free Lexicon MPX110 The hugely successful and popular Soundcraft LX7 console has received an upgrade to the LX7ii — both in terms of audio specification and cosmetics. The stylish new desk gets its looks from the highly successful and popular MH3 and MH4 touring sound consoles, and includes a new frame, module ID graphics and end-cheeks, making the LX7ii not only easy to use but creating a system that will be the envy of professionals everywhere. Electronically, the LX7ii gains a new Soundcraft mic-preamp and EQ section, both designed by Soundcraft founder and electronics wizard Graham Blyth. Designated the GB30 Series, the new designs coincide with Soundcraft’s 30 year anniversary and the new 4-band EQ with swept mid sections is based on the highly-acclaimed EQ in the new MH3 and MH4 touring consoles. Standard features of the LX7ii include frame sizes up to 32 mono inputs and four stereo inputs/returns with four groups, main stereo output and a dedicated mono output for centre clusters. There are direct outputs on the first 16 inputs suitable for multitrack recording, and six auxes for flexibility for effects and foldback. The LX7ii mixes to seven outputs – four subgroups, plus the main Left, Right and Centre (Mono) mix outputs. The LX7ii continues in the tradition of the highly successful original LX7 in its applications in live performance PA, installed systems in churches, theatres and any similar application where a compact sized console needs to provide a large number of inputs and maximum output capability. Both recording and live applications are easily satisfied by the LX7ii. NEW FEATURE ADDITIONS: Revised Microphone Preamplifier and EQ (Similar Design to the MH3 and MH4’s EQ) Improved Crosstalk and Noise Performance Better Fader Quality (More along the lines of the Series TWO Console) Phantom Power is now Switchable in Banks of 4 instead of being Global New Purple Color (Same Continuity to Match the MH Series Consoles) Soundcraft LX7ii Mono Input Channel Mono Input Channel Mic Input A balanced XLR connector accepts balanced or unbalanced mic signals. Line Input The balanced 1/4" jack allows connection of balanced or unbalanced electronic instruments, such as keyboards. +48V Phantom Power +48V Phantom Power is available switched in blocks of 4 for condenser mics and active DI boxes. Input Stage LX7ii’s exclusive GB30 padless mic preamp provides up to +15dBu input capability with the input gain control operating between 5dB and 60dB on all mic inputs. High Pass Filter A steep 18dB per Octave High Pass Filter is included straight after the preamp to reduce low frequency rumble on stage and clean up vocal performances. Insert A pre-fade, pre-EQ (but post-HPF) insert point is provided for patching in Limiters, Graphic Equalizer´s or other signal processors. It may also be used for recording. Direct Outputs A direct output is also available on all but the last 8 channels with individual pre/post fader switching situated in the EQ section. This allows LX7ii’s direct outputs to be equally useful for effects send applications or multitrack tape feeds. EQ Section LX7ii’s new GB30, 4 band equalizer section is based on that used in the high-end MH Series. Both the HF and LF shelving sections have steeper slopes than usual which substantially reduces mid frequency harshness in the HF band and muddiness in the LF. This increase in “cleanliness” of response is further enhanced by an element of undershoot and overshoot in the boost/cut response. It has two swept mid frequencies carefully selected for optimum control during live performances. All bands provide 15dB of cut or boost. The Low frequency equalizer response shelves at 80Hz. The swept Lo Mid control operates between 80Hz and 1.9kHz. The swept Hi Mid control operates at frequencies between 550Hz and 13kHz. The fixed High frequency equalizer response shelves at 13kHz. EQ Switch The EQ section can be bypassed using the EQ switch, allowing comparison of treated and untreated sounds without having to reset controls. Auxiliary Sends 6 flexible auxiliary sends allow the choice of either monitor or effects orientated mixes. Auxes 1-4 are normally post-fader, post-EQ but can be switched in pairs from each channel to be pre-fader, post-EQ. Auxes 5 and 6 are always post-fader, post-EQ. In this way a maximum of 4 pre-fader foldback mixes or 6 post-fader effects sends are possible. Level Control and Routing Each input channel can be routed to Mix, the separate Center (Mono) bus, and/or any of the 4 Groups in pairs. Pan Control Turning the pan control full left or right enables odd or even groups or the left or right Mix bus to be accessed individually. Solo/PFL Each channel can be soloed pre-fader, post-EQ to check gain levels. PFL LED The PFL indicator LED also doubles as a PEAK indicator, illuminating 4dB before clipping occurs to make the maximum headroom available. 100mm Fader Professional-grade 100mm faders provide accurate, consistent control of audio levels and have superb cut-off performance Soundcraft Spirit LX7ii Stereo Inputs Stereo Inputs Two stereo inputs allow stereo sources such as CD players, keyboards or samplers to be connected. Alternatively, they may be used as sophisticated effects returns.. Connections 2 balanced pairs of line inputs allow the stereo inputs to be accessed. Plugging in the left jack only will feed a mono source to both paths.. Input Gain control A rotary control provides 22dBu of gain range to boost even the weakest line-level signals. EQ Section The two band High and Low frequency EQ sections provide 15dB of boost or cut at 12kHz and 80Hz respectively. Auxiliary Control The stereo inputs have access to either Auxes 1 & 2 or 3 & 4, by toggling the “3-4” switch. Solo/PFL Inputs can be soloed pre-fader, post-EQ and routed direct to Mix, or to the Group immediately below each input strip. A rotary control governs signal level. Soundcraft Spirit LX7ii Group Section Group Section Group Outputs Each Group has an impedance-balanced 1/4" jack output connector, allowing long cable runs on stage. Insert Points Pre-fade insert points are provided on each Group for the connection of Limiters, Graphic Equalizers or other signal processors. Auxiliary Outputs There are 6 impedance-balanced jack outputs for the Auxiliary outputs. Auxiliary Masters Six rotary controls govern Auxiliary send level. Each Auxiliary may be soloed after the fader. Group Metering Four 12-segment Peak reading bargraph meters display Group output levels. 100mm Group Faders The Group faders provide 10dB of extra gain above the “zero” mark, while still ensuring smooth operation. Each pair of Groups may be routed to Mix. Soundcraft Spirit LX7ii Master Section Master Section Connections 3 impedance-balanced XLR connectors cater for the Mix and C (Mono) Outputs, with a balanced XLR input allowing talkback microphones to be connected. Two control room outputs for engineer monitoring are available on impedance balanced 1/4" jacks. 2TRK Inputs A pair of unbalanced -10dBv phono connectors labeled2TRK” allow pre-show music to be replayed. Talkback Section Once connected, the engineer’s talkback mic can be routed to Aux 1-2, Aux 3-4 or the Mix by momentary action switches. A rotary control governs talkback level. Stereo Returns Two stereo returns are provided for use with effects units, or as simple stereo instrument inputs. The rotary controls govern level and are automatically routed to Mix.. Soundcraft Spirit LX7ii Control Room Section The control room section allows the engineer to monitor either the 2-track return, the C (Mono) Bus, the Mix, or either pair of Groups via the control room outputs or headphones. A headphone jack is provided for use with headphones with impedances of 100 Ohms or greater. Both the control room and 2-track return levels can be altered using the associated controls. It is also possible to replace the Mix output signal with the 2-track return by pressing “2 TRK TO MIX OUT”. This allows easy playing of pre-show music at a single button press, without having to make any alterations to the band’s settings. Metering A 12-segment bargraph meter normally displays Mix output levels, but switches to display Group, C (Mono) output or 2-track levels when the appropriate control room selection is made. If any input or Auxiliary master is soloed then the PFL/AFL LED illuminates, and the master meters show PFL/AFL levels instead. 100mm Master Faders Mix and C (Mono) Output levels are controlled by custom built 100mm long throw faders. The Mix outputs may be routed to the C (Mono) bus should only a mono PA be required, or an induction loop need to be fed. PSU indicators The LEDs illuminate if LX7ii is powered up, showing the status of the +/-17v voltage rails used within the console. Integral Power Supply The LX7ii is fitted with a high-efficiency SMPS design Switched Mode Power Supply) unit that makes for cooler operation and lighter weight. The PSU is capable of accepting a wide range of AC input voltages without any internal or external switch changes.