Soundcraft M Series Spirit M8 16-Channel Mixer
The Soundcraft M8 is a 8 channel analog mixer designed for project studio recording and live sound reinforcement applications. The mixer features 8 mono inputs and 2 stereo (L/R) inputs dedicated for stereo line level signal from playback devices, keyboards, video equipment etc. Both mono and stereo line inputs feature 1/4" balanced phone connectors, channels 1 through 8 also feature balanced XLR microphone inputs capable of providing +48V phantom power to condenser microphones. Each channel features a 3 band EQ section with sweepable mid-range.
The output section hosts a unique feature seldom found on analog mixers. A stereo S/PDIF digital output provides digital integration to digital recorders, computer based workstations and more. Stereo analog outputs include balanced XLR main outputs and 1/4" phone monitor outputs. The M8 features extensive signal routing with insert points on all mono channels and stereo outputs, 4 Aux send and Return buses provide routing flexibility to external effect processors or monitor mixers.
8 Mono & 2 Stereo Channels
The Soundcraft M8 features 8 mono input channels and 2 additional L/R stereo input channels for keyboards, playback devices or effect returns.
S/PDIF Digital Output
In addition to balanced stereo master outputs, the M series features a S/PDIF digital stereo output for connecting to digital recorders, DAWs etc.
3 Band EQ Section
Every mono input features a 3-band EQ section with sweepable midrange, delivering that famous british EQ sound to every mix.
Inserts On Mono Channels & Stereo Out
1/4" TRS phone insert connections are provided on all mono channels and stereo master output. The inserts allow signal routing to external processors, recorders, monitor mixers etc.
4 AUX Sends & Returns
The M series is equipped with 4 AUX sends and 4 dedicated returns, accommodating 2-stereo or 4-mono effects processors.
Total # Of Inputs 12 Total Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs 8 Line Inputs: 1/4" Phone
8 Mic Inputs: XLR 3-pin
Stereo Line Inputs 2 L/R Stereo Line Inputs: L/R 1/4" TRS Phone
In-Line Inputs/Returns 4 AUX Returns: L/R RCA Phono
AUX Sends 4 AUX Sends: 1/4" TRS Phone
2 pre-fade, 2 post-fade
AUX Returns 4 AUX Returns: L/R RCA Phono
Inserts 8 Inserts: 1/4" TRS Phone
BUS (Group) Outputs Stereo Bus Output Only
2 Trk Master I/O MIX L/R: L/R XLR 3-pin Balanced
S/PDIF Digital: 70 ohm RCA Phono
ALT I/O Play Back (P/B) Inputs: L/R RCA Phono
Monitor Outputs L/R 1/4" Phone
EQ Section EQ -
HF: 12kHz, +/- 15dB MF: 240-6kHz, +/- 15dB
LF: 60Hz, +/- 15dB Filter -
Solo/Mute Solo / Mute - Channels 1 - 12, Stereo Channels STE 1 - 4
Channel Level Control 100mm faders
Trim/Gain Control Max Gain Levels-
Mic Input: +12dBu
Mono Channel Input: +38dBu
Stereo Input: +21dBu
Phantom Power +48V
Metering 12 Segment - L/R stereo output peak meters
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/-1dB
Dynamic Range not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Mic Input E.I.N: -128dBu
Aux & Mix Out: < -84dBu measured 22Hz - 22kHz, unweighted
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.008% @ 1kHz
Hard Disk Space 30 watts
Dimensions 19 x 4.7 x 19.3" (483 x 119 x 490mm) (WxHxD)
Weight 18.1 lbs (8.25 kg)