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[Musikmesse] Crest Audio New X-Series

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At Prolight & Sound/Musikmesse 2009 Crest Audio presented the second generation of the X Series rack mixers, introducing four new models.


Shipping is anticipated during the latter half of 2009.

The X Series features a modular design and is available in main and monitor configurations, with up to fourteen mono and up to four stereo inputs. Long-throw faders, versatile four-band semi-parametric EQ, channel inserts an microphone preamplifiers are standard, Crest says.

The X18R and X20R consoles have six configurable aux buses, four group buses, and three main buses providing Front of House mixing configurations, while the X18RM and X20RM have up to twelve mono or six stereo mix buses for floor or in-ear monitoring, with integral monitor and tape-level outputs.

X18R, X20R
  • 14 mono input + 2 stereo inputs (X18R) or 12 mono inputs + 4 stereo inputs (X20R), all with mic preamps and individual 48V phantom power switches
  • 100 mm faders on all inputs and Left, Right, and Mono (center) Outputs; 60mm faders on the four subgroups
  • 4-band EQ on all inputs
  • 18 dB per octave high pass filters on mono inputs channels
  • Insert on all inputs, subgroups, aux outs and L, R & M outputs
  • 6 aux buses, selectable pre or post fader in pairs
  • Auxes 1 & 2 are configured as Level/Pan for stereo operation
  • XLR L, R & Mono outputs switchable between line and mic level
  • ¼” TRS and RCA connectors provided on alt output, monitor
  • Output and tape input

X18RM, X20RM
  • 14 mono input + 2 stereo inputs (X18R) or 12 mono inputs + 4 stereo inputs (X20R), all with mic pre amps and individual (per channel) 48V phantom power switches
  • Built-in splitter system on all 20 XLR mic/line inputs with ground lift switches on each input channel
  • Additional “stereo common input” for sending click or reference tracks to artists on all 12 buses
  • 4-band mid sweep EQs mono and stereo input channels
  • 18 dB per octave high pass filter on mono input channels
  • Fully balanced XLR outputs and XLR balanced bus inputs
  • Solo link system compatible with other XR-Series rack mixers
  • 10-space rackmount configuration

For more info, visit Crest at www.crestaudio.com.
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