Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ

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Product Code: 9999-05254
SSL X-Rack 4000 Series EQ
$1,069.00
UPC:
878076000879
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Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ

The Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ reproduces the legendary sonic signature of an early 80's classic, the SL 4000 E console channel strip. Incorporating the famous Black and Brown parametric EQs, the circuitry of X-Rack 4000 Series EQ utilizes the SSL's acclaimed SuperAnalogue design techniques to deliver fantastic sound quality with very low noise and distortion.

The Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ is one of two new modules for the X-Rack/Mynx SuperAnalogue modular mixing and processing system. The new E-Series Modules reproduce the legendary sonic signature of an early 80's classic, the SL 4000 E console channel strip, which was featured on countless 1980's recordings.

The Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ features two different EQ's found on editions of the console produced between 1979 and 1987. Each EQ has unique response curves and tonal character. They are distinguished by the colors used on the LF knob caps so the two flavors have become known as the 'Brown' and 'Black' EQ's. On the SSL E Series EQ Module you can switch between these two different flavors of EQ that have been loved by generations of professional producers.

The 'Brown' EQ, featured on the discontinued SSL E-Signature Channel Strip, is now uniquely available on the Solid State Logic E Series EQ Module.

A Little SSL EQ History
Prior to 1987 SSL used the colour of the Low Frequency EQ knob caps to indicate which type of EQ was fitted. All consoles were custom built and could feature different combinations of EQ module. The following colour codes apply:

  • E Series BROWN: The original SSL EQ fitted to all consoles prior to the summer of 1985. Despite the rumours these equalisers only came in one version. The EQ card was called the '02'.
  • E Series ORANGE: The infamous EQP equaliser. This was a variation on the Brown EQ with controls simulating the curves of a valve type EQ. Very few were sold. This card was named the '132'.
  • E Series BLACK: The last version of the standard E Series EQ. It evolved in the early 1980s from discussions with many top engineers and proved very popular. The EQ card was called the '242'.
  • G Series: With the arrival of the G Series console in 1987 the colour coding was abandoned and the classic SSL end cap colour scheme used today was adopted. First introduced in 1987 the original G Series EQ introduced Q characteristics which were proportional to gain settings and had a degree of over shoot when boosting and under shoot when cutting.

The current generation of SuperAnalogue console EQ (featured on Duality, AWS 900 + SE & the X-Rack EQ module) are switchable between EQ characteristics that offer either the E Series 'Black' EQ or the G Series EQ.

Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ Features

  • Immortal SSL 4000 E Series circuitry
  • "Black-242" and "Brown-02" twin EQ design
  • Bell curve option on HF and LF
  • Fully parametric LMF and HMF with Q
  • Based on classic 611E console channel strip

Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ Specifications

  • Physical:
    • Depth: 200mm / 7.9 inches (Including Front Panel Knobs, Excluding Connectors), 275mm / 10.9 inches (Including Front Panel Knobs and Connectors)
    • Height: 171mm / 6.75 inches
    • Width: 35mm / 1.4 inches (Front/Rear Panels), 49mm / 1.9 inches (Overall Width with Front and Rear Panels Offset)
    • Weight: 260g / 9.5 Ounces
    • Boxed Size: 190mm x 290mm x 70mm / 7.5" x 11.5" x 2.5"
    • Boxed Weight: 460g / 16.5 Ounces
  • EQ Curves:
    • HF Band Controls:
      • Frequency: Variable from 1.5kHz to 16kHz
      • Gain: Variable between ±15dB (‘Brown’), Variable between ±18dB (‘Black’)
      • ‘Q’: 0.8 (‘Brown’), 1.3 (‘Black’)
    • HMF Band Controls:
      • Frequency: Variable from 600Hz to 7kHz
      • Gain: Variable between ±15dB (‘Brown’), Variable between ±18dB (‘Black’)
      • ‘Q’: Variable from 0.5 to 2.5 (‘Brown’), Variable from 0.5 to 4 (‘Black’)
    • LMF Band Controls:
      • Frequency: Variable from 200Hz to 2.5kHz
      • Gain: Variable between ±15dB (‘Brown’), Variable between ±18dB (‘Black’)
      • ‘Q’: Variable from 0.5 to 2.5 (‘Brown’), Variable from 0.5 to 4 (‘Black’)
    • LF Band Controls:
      • Frequency: Variable from 30Hz to 450Hz
      • Gain: Variable between ±15dB (‘Brown’), Variable between ±18dB (‘Black’)
      • ‘Q’ (on ‘BELL’ Setting): 0.8 (‘Brown’), 1.3 (‘Black’)

Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ Includes

  • Solid State Logic X-Rack 4000 Series EQ
  • Owners Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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