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Solid State Logic X logic Alpha Channel

The XLogic Alpha Channel brings SSL's sonic legacy bang up to date in an analogue channel strip designed to provide the perfect front end to your digital audio workstation.

It's time to show your DAW who's boss
  • SSL analogue channel processing for your audio workstation
  • Pro mic preamp with line and instrument level switching
  • Studio class EQ, Filter and Limiter sections
  • Variable Harmonic Drive circuit - a time machine of distortion characteristics
  • Analogue or digital outputs direct to your DAW

  • All great sounding recordings have to start somewhere...
    With the classic combination of a mic preamp, filter, EQ and dynamics, the XLogic Alpha Channel brings SSL's sonic legacy bang up to date in an analogue channel strip designed to provide the perfect front end to your digital audio workstation.

    With all the features needed to record great vocal or instrument tracks, the Alpha Channel offers a studio class mic pre and processing based on SSL's years of experience in designing the world's leading analogue recording consoles. A huge proportion of the music you know and love was recorded on SSL, renowned for the superior audio qualities you've heard on countless hit records. That elusive sonic ingredient is here in the Alpha Channel.
    Features
  • Professional ultra clean mic preamp with line level & Hi Z instrument input switches
  • 'Variable Harmonic Drive' circuit; a Time Machine of distortion characteristics
  • High Pass Filter with selectable 40Hz, 80Hz or 120Hz cutoff frequency
  • Built in professional quality Analogue to Digital conversion - as standard
  • Auto sample rate sensing and self adjustment
  • Three band SSL parametric EQ with mid freq Q control and dual LF curves
  • Intelligent auto compression that maximises recording headroom and avoids DAC clipping
  • Specifications
    Physical: *
    Depth : 230mm / 9" casing only
    Height : 44.5mm / 1.75" (1 RU)
    Width : 438mm / 17.25" casing only
    482mm / 19" inc' 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

    * All values are approximate

    Connections:
    Power : IEC320 3-pin connector, 100 - 240 Vac, 50 - 60 Hz
    Analogue I/O
    Microphone : Balanced, 3-pin XLR-F, Zin = 1k (10k for Hi Z)
    Instrument : Un-balanced, ¼" Mono Jack, Zin = 1M
    Output : Balanced, ¼" Stereo Jack, Zo = 40
    Insert Send : Balanced, ¼" Stereo Jack, Zo = 40
    Insert Return : Balanced, ¼" Stereo Jack, Zin = 10k
    Link (2 of) : RCA phono, limiter sidechain control voltage (dc.)

    Digital I/O:
    SPDIF In : RCA phono, 1V pk-pk, Zin = 75, SPDIF format.
    The ADC will lock to this signal if present.
    SPDIF Out : RCA phono, 1V pk-pk, Zo = 75, 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 ():
    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 : THD Knob CCW : THD Knob CW
    +5 dBU : 0.03 % : 0.1 %
    +10 dBU : 0.05 % : 0.3 %
    +15 dBU : 0.06 % : 0.5 %
    +20 dBU : 0.09 % : 2 %
    +24 dBU : 0.15 % : 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
    Input Impedance (RETURN): : 10 K

    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

    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 : Distortion in 20K meas bw
    -0.5 dBFS : 0.0006 %
    -10 dBFS : 0.0015 %
    -20 dBFS : 0.004 %
    -30 dBFS : 0.013 %
    -40 dBFS : 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
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    Price *
    $1795.00
    $1682.00
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the X logic Alpha Channel, please visit the website of Solid State Logic
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