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Crest Audio Readies New Xâ„¢ Series Rackmount Mixers

Crest Audio proudly introduces the new X Series rackmount mixers, the successor to the widely regarded X-Rack Series. X Series mixers feature the same lauded sonic accuracy, quiet operation and core features as their predecessors, plus an updated circuit design and four new models: the X18R and X20R for mains and the X18RM and X20RM configured for monitors.

With high-end performance and rock-solid construction, Crest Audio X Series mixers feature a modular package coupled with an extensive feature set suitable for virtually any application. X Series models are available with up to 14 mono and up to four stereo inputs, long-throw faders, versatile four-band semi-parametric EQ, channel inserts and high-quality, low-noise microphone preamplifiers.

The X18R and X20R consoles have six configurable aux buses and three main buses that provide a wealth of FOH mixing configurations, while the X18RM and X20RM have up to twelve mono or six stereo mix buses for floor or in-ear monitoring. Integral monitor and tape-level outputs provide additional flexibility.

X18R & X20R
· 14 mono input + 2 stereo inputs (X18R) or 12 mono inputs + 4 stereo inputs (X20R), all with mic preamps and individual 48V phantom power switches
· 100 mm faders on all inputs and Left, Right, and Mono (center) Outputs; 60mm faders on the four subgroups
· Four-band EQ on all inputs
· 18 dB per octave high-pass filters on mono inputs channels
· Insert on all inputs, subgroups, aux outs and L, R & M outputs
· Six aux buses, selectable pre or post fader in pairs
· Auxes 1 & 2 are configured as Level/Pan for stereo operation
· XLR L, R & Mono outputs switchable between line and mic level
· ¼� TRS and RCA connectors provided on alt output, monitor output and tape input

X18RM & X20RM
· 14 mono input + 2 stereo inputs (X18RM) or 12 mono inputs + 4 stereo inputs (X20RM), all with mic pre amps and individual (per channel) 48V phantom power switches
· Built-in splitter system on all 20 XLR mic/line inputs with ground lift switches on each input channel
· Additional “stereo common input� for sending click or reference tracks to artists on all 12 buses
· Four-band mid-sweep EQ on mono and stereo input channels
· 18 dB per octave high-pass filter on mono input channels
· Fully balanced XLR outputs and XLR balanced bus inputs
· Solo link system compatible with other X Series rack mixers
· 10-space rackmount configuration

Features and specifications may change without notice.

Crest Audio is a global leader in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, loudspeaker systems, signal processing equipment, its exclusive, computer-controlled NexSys® audio systems and a complete line of live performance mixing consoles for the pro audio, MI, touring and fixed installation markets. Crest Audio continues to be the first choice of tour and installation companies worldwide, and now offers the Crest Performance® line, which brings Crest technology into the MI market. To find out more, visit