This week at NAB in Las Vegas, Solid State Logic unwrapped the S500m mixing console, the latest addition to its System T line of broadcast production desks. The S500m incorporates all of the features of a System T S500 console, but its form factor is 25 percent lighter, enabling it to be used in remote and off-site applications where weight and portability are an issue.
The S500m is available in 32- and 48-fader versions with turnkey flight-ready packages; larger surfaces up to 96 faders can also be supplied to spec. As with the other members of the System T line, the S500m is a fully scalable, networked production system featuring Dante AoIP-based routing and audio I/O with AES67 capability, and full routing control of the Dante network from within the console. The S500m is compatible with a variety of SSL Network I/O interfaces providing analog mic/line, MADI, and AES I/O.
Two different SSL Tempest processor engines are currently available for use with the S500m: the T80 (which provides up to 800 audio paths) and the T25 (which provides up to 256 audio paths). Paths and processing can be dynamically allocated in real time without interruption of audio.
An S500m console can be deployed with or without an extended meter bridge, enabling a complete production system to be easily transported in a purpose-built rack case.
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