SSL introduces two new 500 series modules, others get facelift!

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    Solid State Logic (SSL) introduces two new 500 series modules; a new stereo ULTRAVIOLET Equaliser (UV-EQ) module and SiX Channel (SiX CH) module!

    SSL ULTRAVIOLET Equaliser 

    The SSL 500 Series ULTRAVIOLET Stereo Equaliser takes the acclaimed minimum phase-shift EQ section from Fusion and puts it into the 500 Series format. The ULTRAVIOLET EQ takes things a little further than Fusion by adding two dedicated mid-bands, with a unique Focus control, for ultimate EQ flexibility. An ideal partner to the legendary 500 Series SSL Bus Compressor, the ULTRAVIOLET EQ draws on the SSL legacy of careful selection of frequencies and response curves to create a musical and intuitive EQ designed to quickly dial in a radio-ready sound for your mix.

    Focus Mode:

    Focus mode allows the user to ‘hone in’ on problem frequencies or specific frequencies they want to accentuate or attenuate. Pressing the ‘Focus’ switch in, automatically narrows the chosen Q setting further and increases the range of gain available beyond the normal +/-9 dB operation. In true flexible SSL workflow fashion, it transforms this sweet sounding, musical SSL EQ into a more surgical tool.

    Key Features:

    4-Band SSL Stereo EQ

    Minimum-Phase High and Low shelving bands inherited from Fusion.

    2 fully parametric SSL Mid-Bands, with ‘Focus’ mode.

    5 frequency selectable High-Pass Filter and Dedicated Output Trim.

    Tech Specs:

    Module signal: Stereo

    LF Shelf EQ: +/- 9dB Gain at 30, 50, 70, 90Hz

    HF Shelf EQ: +/- 9dB Gain at 8k, 12k, 16k and 20kHz.

    HMF Parametric EQ: +/- 9dB Gain 400Hz-6kHz

    LMF Parametric EQ: +/- 9dB Gain 100Hz-1.1kHz

    Switchable HPF: OFF, 30, 40, 50Hz

    Gain Trim: +/- 12dB

    Switched Bypass: Yes

    SSL SiX CH ( SiX Channel strip) 

    The SSL SiX Channel is a single-width 500 Series mini channel strip using the SuperAnalogue channel processing features from SSL’s SiX console including the Mic-pre, low and high-frequency EQ, as well as the single-knob compressor. The SiX Channel is a simple way to add additional Mic/Line inputs to the line-level inputs of any professional audio device, including the Stereo channels of the SiX console. It is also a flexible way to create a professional modular mixer from a ‘summing’ 500 Series rack unit.

    SuperAnalogue Pre-Amp input:

    A wide gain range, ultra-low noise SuperAnalogue design provides both Line and Mic facilities with a “Line” gain range switch to cover a wide range of source levels. The nominal Line Input impedance is 10 kΩ. This can be changed to 1 MΩ using the Hi-Z switch. The 1MΩ impedance makes this input suitable for very high impedance sources such as passive guitar pickups without the need for an external DI box.

    Other Features;

    • Switched 12 dB/oct, 75 Hz High Pass Filter (HPF)
    • Polarity Switch (ø) inverts the polarity of the rear XLR Mic Amp rack input.
    • A five-segment LED meter shows the output signal level in dBu


    The EQ is a gentle, broad stroke two-band design with high and low shelving filters at 3.5 kHz and 60 Hz, adjustable from +15 dB to -15 dB of gain. Each band can be independently switched between shelving and bell curves. The bell curves change center frequency to operate at 5 kHz and 200 Hz giving greater versatility from the two controls.


    A versatile ‘one knob’ channel compressor with features that give a powerful and versatile performance from its deceptively simple controls. A three LED meter indicating the amount of gain reduction being applied. The circuit has automatic make-up gain to maintain the signal level for the full range of threshold settings.

    Key Features:

    SuperAnalogue Mic Pre with 48V, Polarity, and HPF

    Front Panel TRS Line Input with 1MΩ Hi-Z switch.

    Switched 2 band EQ with independently

    Switched single knob compressor with a variable threshold.

    5 frequency selectable High-Pass Filter and Dedicated Output Trim.

    Tech Specs:

    Module signal: Mono

    Pre-Amp Gain: Variable from +6 to +72 dB (Mic), -3 to +63dB (Line)

    Mic Pre EIN: Typically 129dB

    THD+N: <0.0015%

    CMRR: >80dB (Mic), >70dB (Line)

    Building on the success of a new range of products, SSL has revisited the 500 Series module range.

    The classic Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek new look to match SSL’s latest brushed ‘steel’ look and feel, while an enhanced VHD+ module.

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