SSL Live. L550Absolute Power and Ultimate Flexibility.

Local IO

L550 Local I/O

Convenience and Connectivity.

With any digital console the potential for the highest standards of performance are entirely dependent upon the quality and capability of its I/O. The L550 is equipped with a fully featured collection of Input and Output connectivity with the capacity to serve both Front of House and Monitor applications. SSL Live I/O meets the exacting audio benchmark SSL has set with the SuperAnalogue™ range of analogue consoles. It delivers a frequency response that is within 0.05 dB of flat from 20 to 20 KHz (within 1.3dB down to 10Hz) and a THD of 0.005%. Digital to Analogue Conversion is 24bit/96kHz and the console operates at 96kHz. The local and remote I/O mic/line amps use SSL’s patented mic amp technology to deliver the highest quality signal to the console. The circuitry is DC coupled (no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path) and high input impedance. Mic amp gain is controlled extremely precisely in more than 16,000 steps ensuring totally smooth control, very good common mode rejection and extremely low distortion. Listening tests are recommended.

L550 is equipped with a fully featured collection of Input and Output connectivity with the capacity to serve both Front of House and Monitor applications. L550 provides a versatile collection of local I/O built into the control surface so can operate without the use of any Stageboxes if required and has good connectivity for local peripherals when used in a pure FOH role. SSL Live consoles feature auto detection so identify any SSL Live I/O connected within the software routing pages.

Standard L550 local analogue I/O configuration; 32 mic/line inputs, 32 line outputs, 4 Headphone/Monitor outputs. AES/EBU digital I/O configuration: 8 pairs of inputs and 8 pairs of outputs. AES/EBU I/O has fully variable sample rate conversion. Standard MADI port configuration: 6 redundant pairs of coaxial and 2 redundant pairs of optical. If redundancy is not required, these connections can be independent, providing a maximum of sixteen ports. In addition there is a separate optical MADI port (out/in), designed for use as an ‘FX Loop’ for connecting an external FX device such as a system using Waves Multirack or a VST effects host. The standard configuration has no SSL Blacklight II connectors but there is an option to add two redundant pairs. A Dante card option is also available offering 32x32 channels of I/O at 96 kHz (or 64x64 channels at 48kHz) over a redundant Dante connection. An optional redundant pair of SSL X-Light connectors provide 256 bi-directional channels at 96kHz between console and stage using a single cable with ruggedised connectors. The back panel also accommodates connectors for MIDI, LTC, Wordclock and GP I/O. The console has redundant power supplies.