Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel

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Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel
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Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel

The Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel offers all the features needed to record great vocal or instrument tracks. It features a studio class mic pre and processing based on SSL's years of experience in designing the world's leading analogue recording consoles.

The Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel is designed for creative audio professionals. With the classic combination of mic preamp, filter, EQ, dynamics, and A/D conversion, the Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel draws upon SSL’s sonic legacy to provide an affordable analogue channel strip designed to provide the perfect front end to your DAW.

The Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel packs in a sophisticated and versatile collection of features for its size and price; a high-quality mic pre with switched impedance for instrument or line sources, phantom power and phase invert. A VHD circuit for added analogue tone, an Insert for streamlined additional processing, a three band EQ design utilising the classic SSL channel strip EQ sound and with selectable Bell curve for the LF, a High Pass Filter with 40/80/120Hz cutoff frequency selection, a switched lite limiter to prevent digital clipping, a high quality Analogue to Digital audio converter, and an S/PDIF digital output.

Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel Features

  • Professional ultra-clean mic preamp with Hi Z impedance switch
  • VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) circuit for added analogue tone
  • Front Panel Combi XLR mic/line/instrument input
  • 1/4” jack instrument auto sensing with passive DI type impedance detection and level matching
  • High Pass Filter with selectable 40Hz, 80Hz or 120Hz cutoff
  • DC Sidechain Link outputs (RCA)
  • Built-in professional quality Analogue to Digital conversion
  • 1/4” analogue out and S/PDIF I/O
  • Auto sample rate sensing and self-adjustment
  • Three band SSL parametric EQ with mid-frequency Q control and dual LF curves
  • Intelligent auto limiting that maximises recording headroom and avoids DAC clipping

Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel Specifications

  • Physical:
    • Depth: 230mm / 9" Casing Only
    • Height: 44.5mm / 1.75" (1 RU)
    • Width: 438mm / 17.25" Casing Only (482mm / 19" including Rack Ears)
    • Weight: 3.0kg / 7 Pounds
    • Power: < 20 Watts
    • Boxed Size: 320mm x 550mm x 80mm (12.75" x 21.75" x 3.25")
    • Boxed Weight: 3.5kg / 8 Pounds
  • Connections:
    • Power: IEC320 3-Pin Connector, 100 – 240 Vac, 50 – 60 Hz
    • Analogue I/O:
      • Microphone: Balanced, 3-Pin XLR-F, Zin = 1kO (10kO for Hi Z)
      • Instrument: Un-Balanced, 1/4" Mono Jack, Zin = 1MO
      • Output: Balanced, 1/4" Stereo Jack, Zo = 40O
      • Insert Send: Balanced, 1/4" Stereo Jack, Zo = 40O
      • Insert Return: Balanced, 1/4" Stereo Jack, Zin = 10kO
      • Link (2 of): RCA Phono, Limiter Sidechain Control Voltage (DC)
    • Digital I/O:
      • SPDIF In: RCA Phono, 1V pk-pk, Zin = 75O, SPDIF Format (The ADC will Lock to this Signal if Present)
      • SPDIF Out: RCA Phono, 1V pk-pk, Zo = 75O, SPDIF 24bit Format (Synchronised to SPDIF In, Else Free-Runs at 44.1kHz)
  • Measured Performance:
    • Mic Gain To Output: 20dB Min, 76 dB Max
    • Instrument Gain To Output: 26dB Min, 82 dB Max
    • Pad Attenuation: 20 dB
    • Input Impedance (O):
    • Mic: 1K / 10K
    • Instrument: 1 MEG
    • Noise Figure:
    • Equivalent Ein:
      • Mic, Zin = 10R: -130.5 dBU
      • Mic, Zin =150R: -127.5 dBU
    • Dynamic Range:
      • Mic Gain Min: 105 dB Unweighted
      • Mic Gain Max: 76 dB Unweighted
      • Common Mode Rejection: 70 dB from 50Hz to 10KHz (with 1Vp-p Common Mode)
      • Max Common Mode In: 5V p-p
    • Frequency Response:
      • Mic To Out: +/- 0.2 dB from 10Hz to 70KHz
      • -3dB (LF): 6 Hz
      • -3dB (HF): 250 KHz
    • Mic Amp Distortion - A Typical Specification:
    • Output Level: +5 dBU, THD Knob CCW: 0.03 %, THD Knob CW: 0.1 %
    • Output Level: +10 dBU, THD Knob CCW: 0.05 %, THD Knob CW: 0.3 %
    • Output Level: +15 dBU, THD Knob CCW: 0.06 %, THD Knob CW: 0.5 %
    • Output Level: +20 dBU, THD Knob CCW: 0.09 %, THD Knob CW: 2 %
    • Output Level: +24 dBU, THD Knob CCW: 0.15 %, THD Knob CW: 5 %
    • Maximum Analog Output: +24.3 dBU (10K)
  • EQ:
    • LF Section:
      • LF Shelf Gain Range: +/- 19 dB
      • LF Bell Gain Range: +/- 15 dB
      • Shelf Freq Range: 40 - 600 Hz
      • Bell Freq Range: 35 - 500 Hz
      • Bell Q: 1.4
    • Mid Section:
      • Gain Range: +/- 17 dB
      • Freq Range: 300 - 5200 Hz
      • Q Range: 0.7 - 1.9
    • HF Section:
      • Shelf Gain Range: +/- 19 dB
      • Shelf Freq Range: 1.5KHz - 22 KHz
      • EQ Dynamic Range: 100 dBU
  • Limiter:
    • Limiter Threshold: - 3 dBFS
    • Limiter Ratio: 6, Over-Easy
    • Limiter Headroom: 12 dB min, 14 dB typ
    • Attack Time: 50 uSec
    • Release Time: 200 mSec
    • Limiting Distortion: 0.5 % max
    • Non-Limiting Distortion: 0.001 %
    • Insert Point:
      • Operating Level:
        • Limiter Switch Out: 24 dBU, Unity Gain to Output
        • Limiter Switch In: 12 dBU, +12 dB Gain to Output
      • Output Impedance (Send): 150 O
      • Input Impedance (Return): 10 KO
  • ADC:
    • ADC Type: 24 Bit, 192 KHz CS5361 ADC
    • Sampling Rate: Locks to User Supplied SPDIF IN
    • Range: 32 KHz to 108 KHz
    • No SPDIF In: Defaults to 44.100 KHz
    • SPDIF In: 200 mV p-p IN Min (5V p-p IN Max)
    • SPDIF Out: Level; 1V p-p, Impedance; 60 O
    • ADC Performance Measured From Insert Return:
      • Dynamic Range, 20KHz Measurement Bandwidth:
        • Fs= 32K: 110.5 dB, A-wgt
        • Fs= 48K: 110 dB, A-wgt
        • Fs= 96K: 109 dB, A-wgt
    • ADC Distortion, 1KHz Test Tone:
      • Level: -0.5 dBFS, Distortion in 20K Meas bw: 0.0006 %
      • Level: -10 dBFS, Distortion in 20K Meas bw: 0.0015 %
      • Level: -20 dBFS, Distortion in 20K Meas bw: 0.004 %
      • Level: -30 dBFS, Distortion in 20K Meas bw: 0.013 %
      • Level: -40 dBFS, Distortion in 20K Meas bw: 0.04 %
    • ADC Freq Response:
      • Fs = 48 K: +/- 0.1 dB, 20Hz - 20KHz
      • Fs = 96 K: +/- 0.1 dB, 20Hz - 40KHz
    • Miscellaneous:
      • Phantom Power: 47.5V Typical
      • Output Gain Range: +/- 19.5 dB

Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel Includes

  • Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel
  • Power Cable
  • Installation Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 4
    Solid Piece of Gear

    Posted by David Crowe on Jun 3rd 2011

    The EQ alone is worth the cash - very solid and usable and just plain nice. Would have liked a second mid EQ band to play with. If they made a stereo unit it would be really cool. Converters are super!

  • 4
    great channel strip

    Posted by Devin Delaney on Aug 28th 2010

    only big draw back for me is that the only input is in the front... really doesn't look tidy in a rack when ya have to run your mic lines into the front of it...
    the converters on it are fantastic. I would consider buying another to toss them in stereo.
    Would be cool if there was a compressor to play with instead of the limiter... but for 1k it is still a lot of SSL goodness