16 Channel Analogue Summing Mixer

The centre of your scalable studio

Built from the same SuperAnalogue™ DNA as our AWS, Duality and Matrix consoles, we are proud to deliver the X-Desk.

 Meeting the demand for a world-class, compact SSL mixing desk, X-Desk combines a 16 channel SSL SuperAnalogue™ summing mixer with a compact analogue audio hub for your studio. Small enough to be easily transported, X-Desk fulfills all the essentials of the audio mixing process, with typical SSL attention to detail and depth, including smooth 100mm faders, comprehensive artist & studio monitoring with Dim & Cut buttons, Stereo and Mono Aux sends, channel and Master Bus Inserts and accurate bar graph level metering.

For easy integration into your existing studio, X-Desk can be used as an elegant and ergonomically refined desktop mixer with removable rack ears for standard 19" rack mounting (7U space required). Like all SSL SuperAnalogue™ products, it is extremely robust, hand-built in the UK with an all-metal chassis and high-quality controls and components. Up to eight X-Desks or X-Desk & X-Rack combinations can be cascaded via D-Sub connection to expand up to 160 inputs on mixdown. X-Desk brings benchmark audio performance to the compact mixer format.

  • SuperAnalogue™ - 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 - for artist communication
  • 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
  • iJack front panel input for portable playback devices
  • High quality internal PSU
  • D-Sub Channel I/O connection for studio integration
  • 19" Rack mount ears included
Depth310mm / 12.25" (7 RU) height when rack mounted
Height120mm / 4.75" depth in rack
Width434mm / 17.1" casing only 484mm / 19" including rack ears
Weight4.8kg / 10.5 pounds Power < 40 Watts
Boxed size320mm x 550mm x 80mm 19.75" x 15.2" x 7.5"
Boxed weight6.6kg / 14.5 pounds
*All values are approximate
TemperatureOperating: +5 to 30 deg. C
Non-operating: –20 to 50 deg. C
Max. gradient: 15 deg. C/hour
Relative HumidityOperating: 20 to 80%
 Non-operating: 5 to 90%
Max. wet bulb: 29 deg. C (non-condensing)
VibrationOperating: < 0.2 G (3 – 100Hz)
Non-operating, power off: < 0.4 G (3 – 100Hz)
ShockOperating: < 2 G (10ms max.)
Non-operating: < 10 G (10ms max.)
AltitudeOperating: 0 to 3000m (above sea level)
Non-operating: 0 to 12000m
Line level inputs and outputs Measure at mid-gain, noise <–56dBu
PowerIEC320 3-pin connector, 100 – 240 Vac, 50 – 60 Hz
I/O25-pin D-type socket, Zi > 10kΩ
iJackUn-balanced, 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Zi > 47kΩ, +12dB gain
SpeakersBalanced, 3-pin XLR-M, Zo ≈ 100Ω
HeadphonesUn-balanced, 0.25" Stereo Jack, Zo ≈ 40Ω
Channel Line/Alt In to Channel Out (post fader):
Frequency Response10Hz – 40kHz ±0.2dB
THD+N< 0.05% (20Hz – 20kHz)
Noise< –83dBu (20Hz – 20kHz)
Headroom> +24dBu (into 10kΩ)
Channel Line/Alt In to Mix Buss (single fader):
Frequency Response10Hz – 40kHz ±0.3dB
THD+N< 0.05% (20Hz – 20kHz)
Noise< –77dBu (20Hz – 20kHz)
Headroom> +24dBu (into 10kΩ)
EN55103-1:2009, EN55103-2:2009 Environments E1, E2, E3 and E4
Initial in-rush current55A
5 sec in-rush current55A
Braid-screened cables should be used where applicable Star Quad cables should be used where applicable