Soundcraft EFX8 8-Channel Mixer with 24-bit Lexicon Digital Effects
Soundcraft EFX 8-Channel Mixer with 24-bit Lexicon Digital Effects
The 12-Channel Soundcraft EFX mixer uses the same AudioDNA processor featured in many of the Digitech and Lexicon outboard products, including the highly respected Lexicon MX500 processor.
The Soundcraft EFX Series combines all the features of the popular Soundcraft EPM mixer with a built-in 24-bit, digital Lexicon effects processor, expanding the Soundcraft low-cost, multipurpose compact range.
With over 35 years of experience, the Lexicon name is among top creators of reverb and processing equipment in the business, ensuring the finest quality effects not usually found in a console at this price level.
The Effects section fits neatly into the mixer's compact framework, with 2 stereo channels and an effects-send on each channel. There are 32 effects to choose from with a tap tempo function, 3 effects parameter controls, and a user effects setting store facility. An effects channel level clip LED and Mute function give the user even more flexibility.
The emphasis with the Soundcraft EFX is very firmly on quality build and audio performance, with an easy-to-understand control surface in line with the Soundcraft professional range. The Soundcraft EFX uses the highly transparent GB30 Mic amp (designed by Graham Blyth for the company's 30th anniversary, and also used on the larger LX7ii and GB Series professional consoles). The Soundcraft EFX also offers all the features of the Soundcraft EPM, most notably a configurable aux send, XLR and 1/4" metal jack connector sockets, RCA phono stereo playback inputs and record outputs, a 3-band EQ with a swept mid on the mono inputs, a 3-band EQ on the 2 stereo inputs, TRS insert sockets, inserts on all mono inputs, ten-segment LED output metering and a headphone output.
The Soundcraft EFX will find itself in many applications including live music, recording, houses of worship and multi-speaker installations.
12mono + 2 stereo channel frame sizes
Built-in 24 bit Lexicon digital effects processor
32 FX settings
Tap tempo and FX setting store function
1 effects-send on each channel
1 configurable auxiliary bus
XLR-type and 1/4" metal jack connector sockets
RCA phono stereo playback inputs and record outputs
3-band EQ with a swept mid on mono inputs
3-band EQ on stereo inputs
TRS insert sockets and inserts on all mono inputs
Ten-segment LED output metering
Intuitive and comprehensive solo system
Easily rack mountable
Frequency Response Mic/line Input to any Output: +/-1.5dB,20Hz — 20kHz
T.H.D. Mic Sensitivity -30dBu,+14dBu @ Mix output: < 0.02% @ 1kHz
Mic Input E.I.N. (maximum gain): -127dBu (150 Ohms source)
Aux, Mix, and Masters (@ 0dB,faders down): < -85dBu
Crosstalk (@ 1kHz)
Channel Mute: > 96dB
Fader Cut-off (rel +10 mark): > 96dB
Aux Send Pots Offness: > 86dB
EQ (Mono inputs)
MF: (swept): 150Hz — 3.5kHz,+/-15dB
EQ (Stereo inputs)
Power Consumption: Less than 35W
Operating Conditions: Temperature Range 5°C to 40°C
Input and Output Specs
Input & Output Levels
Mic Input: +15dBu max.
Line Input: +30dBu max.
Stereo Input: +30dBu max.
Mix Output: +20dBu max.
Headphones (@150 Ohms): 300mW
Input & Output Impedances
Mic Input: 2k Ohms
Line Input: 10k Ohms
Stereo Input: 65k Ohms (stereo),35k Ohms (mono)
Outputs: 150 Ohms (balanced),75 Ohms (unbalanced)
Dimensions & Weight
Weight: 12.8 lbs.