SSL channel strip processing in 500 Series format
Deceptively simply, extremely effective
SiX Channel Strip (SiX CH) is a single-width 500 Series channel strip using the SuperAnalogueTM channel processing features from SSL’s SiX console including the Mic-pre, low and high frequency EQ, as well as the single knob compressor.
- SSL SuperAnalogueTM mic pre
- +48V phantom power
- Phase invert switch
- 5 segment LED meter in dBu
- Switched 12 dB/oct, 75 Hz High Pass Filter (HPF)
- Classic SSL HF and LF EQ
- Switch from shelf to bell curve
- Single knob Channel Compressor with variable Threshold.
- Front Panel TRS Line Input with 1MΩ Hi-Z switch.
- Dedicated output Trim
Using the same technology as SiX and large-format SSL consoles, SiX CH features a SuperAnalogueTM mic pre, offering wide gain range and ultra-low noise. It’s clean, fast and punchy – the perfect preamplifier for any source material.
SSL HF and LF EQ
SiX CH EQ is a classic SSL style gentle, broad stroke two-band design with high and low shelving filters at 3.5 kHz and 60 Hz, +/-15 dB gain range. 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.
A ‘one knob’ channel compressor with features that give powerful and versatile performance from its deceptively simple controls. Using the tried and tested SSL feed-forward circuit design, program-dependant attack time and automatic make-up gain to maintain signal level.
TRS Line Input
The front facing TRS line input offers a convenient way to add instruments on the fly or use SiX CH as a feature packed summing module. 10 kΩ nominal Line Input impedance can be changed to 1 MΩ via 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.
- Module signal: Mono
- Pre-Amp Gain: Variable from +6 to +72 dB (Mic), -3 to +63dB (Line)
- Mic Pre EIN: Typically 129dB
- THD+N: <0.0015%
- CMRR: >80dB (Mic), >70dB (Line)