The LX7 combines the essential Soundcraft live mixer qualities with basic recording oriented features, in a compact frame that's light enough for one person to carry yet easy to configure and use. This makes it especially suitable for multi-purpose use in venues such as small halls and community centres, while its direct channel outputs make the LX7 an ideal choice for bands who need a live desk that can double up in the studio.
Housed in a choice of 16, 24 or 32 channel frame, LX7 provides 24, 32 or 40 inputs - with no less than 7 separate bus outputs including mix, 4 groups and a dedicated mono bus for centre speaker clusters, side or rear fills. The output count rises to 29 with the inclusion of direct outs on the first 16 mono inputs and six auxiliary busses.
LX7's balanced mic inputs all use patented Ultramic preamps, providing 60dB of gain range and 22dBu of headroom. Each input also includes 4 band EQ with two swept mid frequency controls. In addition, EQ In/Out switch and steep 18dB/Octave High Pass Filter, allow effective audio control in difficult venues whilst the six auxiliary sends are pre-post switchable in pairs from each channel, providing a maximum of 4 pre-fader and six post fader. This makes LX7 equally applicable for foldback - heavy performance or in situations where more effects are required.
LX7's groups section houses two further stereo inputs - with EQ, auxiliaries for keyboards or stereo recording devices - as well as two FX returns. All four groups are routable to mix and include 12 segment bargraph metering for accurate monitoring and inserts. Six auxiliary masters on rotary controls also included AFL soloing.
In the master section there is talkback provision to all pre-fade auxiliaries and the mix. Global phantom power and a two track return for pre-show music are also present. A two track to mix switch allows the engineer to play CD's over the main PA whilst back stage set up is going on, with one press of a button. The mix is also routable to the separate mono bus if mono PAs are required.
LX7 is built in a rugged wedge-shaped steel chassis with an internal power supply, professional all-metal jackfield and connectors on the rear of the console. All inputs and outputs are balanced.
- 100mm faders
- +48V phantom power
- 16, 24 or 32 channel frame sizes
- Up to 40 inputs (including stereo inputs and returns)
- 18dB/octave high-pass filter
- 6 aux sends, 4 of them pre/post switchable
- Group and mix inserts
- 12-segment LED metering
- Integral PSU