Soundcraft LX7 console has received an upgrade to the LX7ii – both in terms of audio specification and cosmetics. The Soundcraft LX7ii is available in three different channel configurations (including 16, 24 and 32 input configurations). The Soundcraft LX7ii 32 features 32 input channels with 4 sub group outputs.
Electronically, the LX7ii has a Soundcraft mic preamp and EQ section, both designed by Soundcraft founder and electronics wizard Graham Blyth. The 4-band EQ with swept mid sections is based on the highly acclaimed EQ in the MH3 and MH4 touring consoles.
The GB30 mic pres on the LX7ii brings together some of the quality and precision of the mic pres used on Soundcraft’s biggest touring desk, while still being cost sensitive.
The GB30 EQ gives a steeper than usual slope on the fixed LF and HF sections, removing unwanted mid-frequency “mush” and delivering a clearer sound. It is a cost-effective design that brings high-end EQ into an affordable mixing console for the first time.
Other standard features of the LX7ii include 32 mono inputs and 4 stereo inputs/returns with 4 groups, main stereo output and a dedicated mono output for centre clusters. There are direct outputs on the first 16 inputs suitable for multitrack recording, and 6 auxes providing flexibility for effects and foldback. The LX7ii mixes to 7 outputs – 4 subgroups, plus the main Left, Right and Center (Mono) mix outputs.
The LX7ii continues the tradition of the highly successful original LX7 in its applications in live performance PA, installed systems in churches, theaters and any similar application where a compact-sized console needs to provide a large number of inputs and maximum output capability. Both recording and live applications are easily satisfied with the LX7ii.
32 input channels
48v phantom power switched in blocks of 4
1/4″ line input jack for balanced or unbalanced instruments
GB30 padless mic provides up to +15dBu input capability
18dB per octave highpass filter straight after preamp
Pre-fade, pre-EQ (but post highpass filter) insert point
Direct outputs on all but the last 8 channels
Premium mic pres
Enhanced, switching EQ section
6 flexible aux sends
Pre-fader, post-EQ soloing
LED doubles as a peak indicator
Stereo input section
Group, master, and control room sections
Inputs – Mic Preamps: 32 x XLR
Inputs – Line: 32 x 1/4″, 4 x 1/4″ (Stereo 1/2)
Outputs – Direct: 32 x 1/4″ (CH 1-32)
Phantom Power: Yes (CH 1-32)
EQ Bands: 4-band Sweepable Hi-Mid/Lo-Mid
Aux Sends: 4 x Pre/Post, 2 x Post
Busses/Groups: 4 Bus
Faders: 38 x 100mm
Channel Inserts: Yes (CH 1-32)
Effects: No Effects
Computer Connectivity: No Computer Connectivity
Dimensions (WxHxD): 41.7 x 6.5 x 19.8″
Weight: 56 lbs.