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SiX CH (SiX Channel strip)

500 SERIES MINI CHANNEL STRIP


500 Series Mini Channel Strip


The SSL SiX Channel is a single-width 500 Series mini channel strip using the SuperAnalogue channel processing features from SSL’s SiX console including the Mic-pre, low and high frequency EQ, as well as the single knob compressor.


The SiX Channel is a simple way to add additional Mic/Line inputs to the line level inputs of any professional audio device, including the Stereo channels of the SiX console. It is also a flexible way to create a professional modular mixer from a ‘summing’ 500 Series rack unit.


SuperAnalogue Pre-Amp input:


A wide gain range, ultra low noise SuperAnalogue design provides both Line and Mic facilities with a “Line” gain range switch to cover a wide range of source levels. The nominal Line Input impedance is 10 kΩ. This can be changed to 1 MΩ using the Hi-Z switch. The 1MΩ impedance makes this input suitable for very high impedance sources such as passive guitar pickups without the need for an external DI box.


Other Features:


  • Switched 12 dB/oct, 75 Hz High Pass Filter (HPF)
  • Polarity Switch (ø) inverts the polarity of the rear XLR Mic Amp rack input.
  • A five segment LED meter shows the output signal level in dBu


EQ:


The EQ is a gentle, broad stroke two-band design with high and low shelving filters at 3.5 kHz and 60 Hz, adjustable from +15 dB to -15 dB of gain. Each band can be independently switched between shelving and bell curves. The bell curves change centre frequency to operate at 5 kHz and 200 Hz giving greater versatility from the two controls.


COMP:


A versatile ‘one knob’ channel compressor with features that give powerful and versatile performance from its deceptively simple controls. A three LED meter indicating the amount of gain reduction being applied. The circuit has automatic make-up gain to maintain signal level for the full range of threshold settings.

  • SuperAnalogue Mic Pre with 48V, Polarity and HPF
  • Front Panel TRS Line Input with 1MΩ Hi-Z switch
  • Switched 2 band EQ with independently
  • Switched single knob compressor with variable threshold
  • 5 frequency selectable High-Pass Filter and Dedicated Output Trim