Choose from SSL’s range of exceptional quality Dante stageboxes: the SB32.24, SB 16.12, SB 8.8, SB i16, X-Light Bridge, BL II-Bridge, and MADI-Bridge.
SSL Live consoles use MADI, SSL's proprietary Blacklight II high bandwidth MADI, SSL's proprietary X-Light high bandwidth Dante, and Dante for audio distribution to a range of Stageboxes and converters. The result is an extremely flexible and robust distributed audio ecosystem for live sound reinforcement, recording and simultaneous broadcast.
Blacklight II is a high channel count, ultra-low latency interface, carrying 256x256 channels of 96 kHz 24-bit audio plus control data between SSL Live consoles and MADI devices on stage via a single cable. Featuring ruggedised connectors and cable redundancy, Blacklight II has been designed to offer a MADI I/O solution that is reliable and quick to deploy in the field, for those using point to point audio distribution. Blacklight II cables are used to connect consoles to a BL II.D MADI concentrator unit, from which MADI is distributed to Stageboxes. Blacklight II is an optional connection type for new L550, L350, L200 and L100 consoles and for L300, L500 and L500 Plus legacy consoles.
X-Light is a high channel count, ultra-low latency interface, carrying 256x256 channels of 96 kHz 24-bit audio plus control data between SSL Live consoles and Dante devices on stage via a single cable. Featuring ruggedised connectors and cable redundancy, X-Light has been designed to offer a Dante I/O solution that is reliable and quick to deploy in the field, while maintaining many of the benefits of a scalable and flexible AoIP network. X-Light establishes SSL Live as the first live sound console with enough Dante I/O to handle stage inputs for mid to large scale touring applications. With SSL Live, users are not limited to 64 Dante channels or a 48 kHz sample rate. X-Light cables are used to connect consoles to an X-Light Bridge unit on stage, from which Dante and Control Data is distributed to Dante Stageboxes via network switches. New L350 and L550 consoles can be specified with X-Light and SSL Blacklight II connections. The X-Light option can be fitted to any L100, L200, L350 or L550 console. Owners of L300 and L500 consoles can upgrade to L350/L550 to take advantage of X-Light.