The SonoSax SX-has 10 A (main) channels with faders and 10 B (return) channels with knobs. The A channels have parametric EQ with a variable Q, whereas the B channels have high and low band EQ, which can instead be switched to the main channels upon mixdown. EQ can be disengaged on any channel (A or B) for recording or for comparison at any time. Channels A and B can be combined to mix up to 10channels simultaneously. There are direct outs for each of the main channels which can also be switch to 8 group outs. There are 6 auxiliary channels.
The console mostly runs at +4 through 1/4” connections, but if the user opens the board and moves some jumpers it can be set to record at -10. Connections that can't be changed all have a trim to adapt to the level needs of your studio. All 32 microphone inputs are XLR and have individual phantom power on each channel. Nearly all of the connections are on top of the console towards the rear, rather than behind the mixer, making for easy access and patchwork.
It's very easy to get a great sound quickly out of this console. Although such a large desk can appear daunting at first, once the user learns how to operate one channel, he or she understands virtually the entire board. This is made even easier through the use of the well written operations manual.
This is a great console and I was ecstatic that I was able to pick it up for such a great price. The board has held up well; only recently have the little gremlins that do some strange things with the LED's and dirty up the pots have started showing up. However, as with any board, that's one aspect that the user has to come to expect.
The chassis provides 10 tracks, chosen by the buyer.
Mine has 7 tracks with:
pad, phase, phantom power, 3 choices: 48v/T12v / +12 v
EQ HighShelf 8khz / mids semi-para 200 to 8k / 80 hz LowShelf
Low cut from 20 to 500 Hz independent eq switch on / off (still active)
4 for each item individually with pre / post fader
8 out altogether: 4 to + 4 mono mix without pan pot (AL / AR / BL / BR)
selection of the mix by assigning a switch above the fader
Compressor option on the tracks (mine is one)
No master fader to the mix outs, but 4 of the master.
Monitoring headphone socket and external box with complete section.
Is a nice little console recording.
Very easy to use at the console,
but with features for broadcast beyond what
located on small consoles usually:
2x D-sub taken back with the same stuff on it:
-Circuit intercom (in / out / alarm / on or off)
-A tension that can trigger / trigger a panel ON AIR
-A 48v power supply (10mA max)
A power supply 18-v and-18v
-A monitoring output (stereo) the same as the headphone I suppose
1x D-sub socket for enclosure monitoring:
the cabinet has stereo 6in (each entry has a split out)
a stereo out (+ 1 meter seen out)
It connects out to HP, and was a selector on the console
select which input you want to listen: an input housing or any mix or pfl / afl Console (9choix sources)
Wide dynamic range:
mild and strong levels sound good without having to adjust the gain
Obviously if you put the max gain with the microphone in the room
next to the instrument to sound with, you will have big breath.
With a microphone positioned (in room or nearby) not breathing.
Frequency range of patient:
the new model (sxvt) is given with a response from 200kHz to 10z!
I do not know if it's the same specifications but there is near.
Accurate sound, not aggressive in the high levels,
pure but not analytical.
With the eq, we get a hint of heat as it likes.
The mix is a sound that allows for freedom!
The compressor does not pump, it is convenient to vote.
6 years that I use.
If we compare a decision made with her and made a decision with a Midas Venice
which is a small console that everyone knows on a recording of blues, jazz
we notice that the sounds are easier to separate ambient sound mix with Sonosax, there is flexibility, even with a microphone jack misplaced
lets catch up!
It's a great freedom!
While Midas makes aggressive sounds with strong levels, with a lack of
depth: everything seems flat and not well defined.
The soft sounds of loud sounds sound different.
That said, Sonosax is not advisable on a battery-making close to rock: not enough color, not enough slap.
Well the comparison stops there Sonosax-Venice, two price ranges although very different!
On the classic, it's almost scary Sonosax:
it's really as if you were there!
Used semi-pro a budget can afford a small Sonosax.
They are also still maintains it, which is mandatory for good
operation (every 5-10 years re-capper, change some preamp, ...)
For the nine, it is better to be pro, it's rather expensive!