Solid State Logic X-Desk

16-channel Compact Analog Mixer with 100mm Faders, Monitoring Section, Dim and Cut Buttons, Cascade Capability, and Rackmount Option
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SSL Quality - on Your Desktop or in Your Mobile Rig!

The Solid State Logic X-Desk 16-channel analog mixer puts the features, functionality and great sound of SSL's amazing AWS 900+, Duality, and Matrix consoles into a compact, easy-to-transport (and road-tough) chassis. Handcrafted in the UK, the X-Desk includes a 16-channel SSL SuperAnalogue summing mixer and a compact audio hub, along with smooth 100mm faders, premium monitoring functionality, and the kind of insert options and pro-level metering you've come to expect from SSL products. Rack ears are included, so you can easily make the X-Desk the heart of your portable rig.

Solid State Logic X-Desk 16-channel Compact Analog Mixer at a Glance:
  • Premium SSL quality in a compact format
  • Built for desktops and mobile studios alike
  • Amazingly expandable

Premium SSL quality in a compact format
Meeting the demand for a world class, compact SSL mixing desk, X-Desk combines a 16-channel SSL SuperAnalogue summing mixer with a compact analogue audio hub for your studio. Small enough to be easily transported, X-Desk fulfills all the essentials of the audio mixing process, with typical SSL attention to detail and depth, including smooth 100mm faders, comprehensive artist and studio monitoring with Dim and Cut buttons, Stereo and Mono Aux sends, channel and Master Bus Inserts and accurate bar graph level metering.

Built for desktops and mobile studios alike
For easy integration into your existing studio, X-Desk can be used as an elegant and ergonomically refined desktop mixer with removable rack ears for standard 19" rack mounting (a 7U space is required). Like all SSL SuperAnalogue products, it is extremely robust, hand-built in the UK with an all metal chassis and high quality controls and components.

Amazingly expandable
Up to eight X-Desks or X-Desk and X-Rack combinations can be cascaded via D-Sub connection to expand up to 160 inputs on mixdown.

Solid State Logic X-Desk 16-channel Compact Analog Mixer Features:
  • Eight dual input mono line channels -16-channel mixdown
  • Eight insert send/returns on channels
  • Stereo cue and two mono auxiliary sends
  • Cascade with X-Rack and other X-Desks for bigger systems
  • Talkback functionality for artist communication
  • Dim and Cut buttons
  • Independent main and alternate stereo monitor outputs
  • SSL stereo mix bus with external summing and Inserts
  • Two stereo returns with level, pan and bus assignment
  • iJack front panel input for portable playback devices
  • High-quality internal PSU
  • D-Sub channel I/O connection for studio integration
  • 19" rackmount ears included
The Solid State Logic X-Desk compact analog mixer puts legendary SSL sound, quality, and features on your desktop or in your mobile rig!

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Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 8
Inputs - Line 1 x DB25 (Line), 1 x DB25 (Alt)
Inputs - Other 1 x 1/8" (iJack)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR (Main), 2 x XLR (Alt)
Outputs - Direct 1 x DB25 (CH 1-8)
Outputs - Other 1 x DB25 (Centre: Mix, Cue, FX 1 &2)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Send/Return I/O 1 x DB25 (Insert Send), 1 x DB25 (Insert Return), 1 x DB25 (Cen In: Mix, Cue, FX 1/2), 1 x DB25 (Cen Out: Mix, Cue, FX 1/2)
Aux Sends 2 x FX
Busses/Groups Cue/Mix
Faders 8 x 100mm
Channel Inserts Yes
Talkback Yes
Rackmountable Yes
Height 4.75"
Width 17.1" (19" w/Rack Ears)
Depth 12.25"
Weight 10.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 729712X1

Customer Reviews

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Excellent Desk!

This summing mixer ads warmth and clarity to anything you run through it. Even my iPod sounds warm and beautiful! So far I have tracked a live band, summed those drums to a stereo bus and summed a few mixes with it. There is space and texture in each channel of the mix. The masters come out sounding top quality, no noise and plenty of that juicy SSL Superanalog tone.
Music background: Audio engineer, musician

Simply Amazing

I couldn't believe the extra head room this summing mixer has given my mixes in Protools and now that I have went from 8 mono/4 stereo pairs of summing, I'm doing 16mono/8 stereo summing and I'm nodding my head because I'm finally getting the sound I dreamed up.
Music background: Audio Engineer, Song writer, producer

Looks too simple to sound this good!

Before I heard this X-Desk , I imagined this mixer to sound slightly better than a Mackie considering the size and the simplistic interface with fewer knobs than most mini mixer. I own a Dangerous D Box and I recently bought a Coleman M3PH for managing my routing my sources and 3 sets of monitor speakers. I say the X-Desk blows the Coleman off the planet and sounds deeper and clearer than the D Box. I managed to make my Apogee DA16X sound at least 30% better. As a summing mixer, this is superior to the TL Audio Ebony Summer and even the D Box. It is clean, warm and deep. I never imagined my Focal Twin B6 and Adam S3X V to go that deep. It is very addictive to listen to. I ended up routing every into it which means I have to buy a few more Monster DB25 to TRS snakes. After hearing how good super analogue sounds, I am saving up for the next level - Matrix.
Music background: Live sound engineer, recording hobbyist

Powerful Tool

The X-Desk is a powerful tool for any small studio. I wanted to sum 8 channels of audio from my DAW but didn't want to reduce the quality by using poorly designed circuits which are common is small format mixers. that's when I hit the forum to research options and found the x-desk. It had no preamps which was a plus given my main objective. what I got from the x-desk is a hub for my studio in which all my out board gear is now easily accessible thru the desk. everything I record or track goes thru the desk and into my interface via ext. preamps or the line ins. When its time to sum I hit the ALT buttons and the desk changes its inputs to the outs of my interface. I trust every signal I send thru it to remain pristine. it adds to the punch and spatial quality of everything I sum thru it and it connects my studio in a way I had always dreamed of. It is honestly the greatest utilitarian(but so much more than that) purchase I have made for my studio.
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