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The SR408 is a extra large-format, center-master-section sound reinforcement console in a 40x8x3 configuration. It features 4 extra stereo Aux Return strips, 8 Subgroups, and Left, Right and Center main outputs. From elaborate EQ and routing flexibility to automated group muting, this no-compromise console is loaded with useful features. The built-in 12x4 matrix mixer provides access to any combination of the 8 subgroups, as well as the main Left, Right and Center channels, and an external input.
Mackie Designs has always remained fixed on three goals above all others: extremely high sonic quality, legendary reliability, and the best possible price/performance value. If you've ever used one of our smaller mixers, such as the CR1604-VLZ®, MS1202-VLZ®, or an 8Bus console, you know that we've made good on those promises.
This large-format SR console has one key difference from it's predecessors. It is the first Mackie console not limited by space considerations. We added everything that we've always had to leave out of smaller mixers: phantom power switches on every channel, center channel gizmos galore, dimmer controls for lamps and integrated meter bridge, power supply status LEDs, talkback assignment matrix, separate AFL/PFL switches for inputs and outputs, tunable low-cut filters, main L-R fader link, separate L-R solo buttons... you get the idea. In spite of adding a wealth of useful details, the SR408 is still remarkably conservative in terms of size when compared to other comparable boards.
12x4 Matrix Mixer
The SR408 features a 12x4 matrix, with 12 possible sources that can be mixed together into one of four outputs. That means four independent outputs (or mixes), each with its own master level control, mute and solo buttons, and LEDs. Each matrix output provides a level control for the Left, Right and Center buses, as well as the 8 subgroups. An External input without level control is also available on the rear panel. Imagine the flexibility: set up different stage monitor mixes, create unique mixes for different zones or for delayed and main speaker systems. Or create separate feeds for live broadcast and taping.
The SR408 marks Mackie's debut into the large-format arena. We've stepped up to the plate with what we believe is the best value ever in big sound reinforcement consoles. Others charge lots more money for their big boards -- with Mackie's SR408 you get Mackie quality, ingenuity, and rugged durability... all in a very affordable large-format console.