Solid State Logic XRack E Series Dynamics Module

1-channel Dynamics Module for SSL's XRack Modular System
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Solid State Logic XRack E Series Dynamics Module
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Solid State Logic XRack Dynamics Module

Note: Must be installed in an XRack or Mynx to function.

SSL's innovative XRack E Series Dynamics Module lets you piece together up to eight dynamics sections of a classic SSL SL 4000 E. The SSL E Series Dynamics Module incorporates compression, limiting, expansion and gating with hard or soft knee operation and peak, or RMS sensing. All of this circuitry is designed using SSL's acclaimed SuperAnalogue design techniques to deliver fantastic sound quality with very low noise and distortion. Reproduces the legendary sonic signature of an early 80's classic with the XRack E Series Dynamics Module.

SSL XRack E Series Dynamics Module At-a-Glance
  • SSL's Capacitor-less SuperAnalogue Design
  • Compression, Limiting, Expansion, and Gating with Hard or Soft Knee Operation
  • Modular Rackmount Design
  • Total Recall

SSL's Capacitor-less SuperAnalogue Design
SSL put the same ultra-quiet, capacitor-less circuitry in the XRack E Series Dynamics Module that they put in their super-expensive XL 9000 K mixing boards. With this capacitor-less design, you are assured that no matter how many XRack Dynamic Modules (or other SSL XRack Modules, for that matter), the units will remain phase linear year after year. This also means that each XRack E Series Dynamics Module is an identical copy of any other one, providing a uniform sound. The SSL XRack E Series Dynamics Module is the perfect way to get the classic sound of an SSL dynamics section and take it with you in your rack wherever you need to record or mix.

Compression, Limiting, Expansion, and Gating with musical character
The E Series Dynamics Module features a compressor/limiter and an expander/gate, both of which return faithfully to the circuitry and key components which define the sound of the original SL 611E Series channel strip. A true RMS converter is used in the side chain while the gain element is an all discrete design identical to the Class A VCA chip used in the original unit. The compressor contains additional switching options to defeat the over-easy curve and to use a linear release instead of the more usual logarithmic curve. The result is a compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character.

Modular Rackmount Design
By offering the XRack E Series Dynamics Module in a convenient, vertical rackmount design, SSL is offering an opportunity to piece together a mixed-and-matched setup combining any number (up to eight per XRack) of classic SSL mic pres, EQs, or Dynamics Modules. This allows you to build your ideal setup. If you want three pres, an EQ, and four Dynamics Modules, you can. If you prefer more EQ options than Dynamics Modules, you can build it. Or if you'd like to have a 4-channel SSL front end with two classic EQs and two Dynamics Modules for post-recording tweaks, you can have that as well. With the XRack's modular design, you can customize the setup to suit your working style, which is quite an innovation - not to mention that all components that work with the XRack boast the legendary SSL sound.

Total Recall
The truly amazing thing about the XRack E Series Dynamics Module (as well as the pres and EQ) is that the XRack integrates Total Recall - an absolute first in analog equipment. Total Recall allows you to set any or all of the modules in the XRack, dial in your perfect sound, and then save the preset to one of the 32 flash memory locations. Saving presets was once territory only traversed by digital outboard gear and plug-ins, but the XRack from SSL gives you the classic SSL analog sound with the convenience of digital. Once you've built your perfect SSL setup in the XRack and found your ideal sound, save the settings for the next time you need that awesome compression or EQ you used on the last session.

SSL XRack E Series Dynamics Module Features:
  • Immortal SSL 4000 Series circuitry
  • Class A VCA replication
  • Expander/Gate with Key input
  • Based on classic 611E console channel strip
  • Modular Rackmount Design
  • Total Recall
  • Classic SSL Analog Sound
  • Mix-and-Match Any XRack Modules
  • Build Your Ultimate SSL Setup
The XRack E Series Dynamics Module provides classic SSL dynamics processing in a flexible, rackmountable package!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

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Tech Specs

Number of Channels 1
Controls Ratio, Threshold, Release (Compressor), Threshold, Release (Gate)
Threshold -30 dB to 10 dB (Compressor)
Ratio 1:1 to Inf.
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Side Chain Inserts Yes
Inputs 1 x XLR
Outputs 1 x XLR
Sidechain I/O 1 x XLR (In)
Height 6.75"
Depth 7.9"
Width 1.4"
Weight .59 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 729718X1

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See also: Compressors, Solid State Logic, Solid State Logic Compressors / Limiters, Solid State Logic Compressors / Limiters