The most powerful SSL Live console

Designed to support the most demanding large-scale productions in international touring, House of Worship and corporate facilities, where multiple live, broadcast and Streamed/OTT mixes are often required. The new L650 console features patented next-gen Optimal Core Processing (OCP) technology, advanced AoIP and outstanding flexibility, making it the most powerful SSL Live console ever.




Visuals up front, faders in front

From assessing the SSL Live console range and receiving feedback from operators, the unique ergonomic design initially found on the L200 has been used as a basis for the L650. The triple-wide fader banks offer the quickest way to access 36 faders and are complemented by the knob-per-function Channel Control tile as found on the L550 Plus.  Cutaways for external screens keep line of sight to the artist and stage at a premium, and create two distinct areas of focus for operators.

L450 / L650 & V5.0 Software overview

The latest V5.0 Software update brings a host of new features and enhancements to the SSL Live platform. V4.11 software introduced integrated control of L’Acoustics L-ISA Immersive system, V5.0 furthers that, adding integrated control of Meyer Sound Immersive loudspeaker systems via SpaceMap Go APP. New ‘Plus Processing Packs’, enhanced 3rd party device control, new processing tools; Blitzer and Sorcerer, and Path Recall Safe show our commitment to keeping all SSL Live consoles ahead-of-the-curve. 

Watch the video to find out more about the new L450 & L650 consoles and enhancements SSL Live V5.0 software offers. 

The SSL Live consoles bring decades of design experience to the specific demands of live sound production. The result is an uncluttered design that is intuitive and ergonomically efficient with a collection of unique features to keep the operator in complete control at all times. The system lets you use your own balance of touch screen and hardware control to work the way you want to. A single super bright, high resolution 19" multi-touch screen is the heart of the console and can be used for system & I/O configuration, creating surface layouts using the Layer Manager, the Automation interface, the Effects Rack and two different views of your project; The Channel View and Console Overview.

Additional control 

TaCo APP & external touchscreen 

With the L650 a Tablet can be used to bring additional touch screen control over Channel processing and Effects Rack processing using the SSL TaCo tablet control application.

Additional screens connected to external PC's or touchscreen laptops running SOLSA can be arm mounted to the console to bring yet more touchscreen control options.



The L650's next-gen Optimal Core Processing (OCP) technology and I/O architecture offer absolute flexibility to operators. The L650 console has 856 inputs and 856 outputs. It has 312 mix paths at 96kHz. These paths can be assigned as Channels, Stem Groups, Auxes and Masters to suit demands and configured as anything between mono, which use a single path, to 5.1 which use six paths.

A 32 Input / 36 Output Matrix also has its own dedicated processing and can be segmented into four separate smaller matrices if desired. All 36 Matrix Output paths have High and Low Pass Filters, 4 band EQ, 2 seconds of delay and our unique All Pass Filters available. This is in addition to two inserts that can be used with both the internal Effects Rack and external processing.

L650 Local I/O

The L650 offers a comprehensive 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 40 kHz (within 1.3 dB down to 10 Hz) and a THD+N 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.

L650 local analogue I/O configuration; 16 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs, 2 Headphone/Monitor outputs. AES/EBU digital I/O configuration: 4 pairs of inputs and 4 pairs of outputs. AES/EBU I/O has fully variable sample rate conversion.

Standard MADI port configuration: 6 redundant pairs of coaxial and 2 fibre (non-redundant). 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 offers SSL Blacklight II connectors. A Dante card is also fitted as standard 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.

Six consoles one soul

There are six models available in the SSL Live console range; the L650, L550 Plus, the L450, L350 Plus, L200 Plus and the L100 Plus. At SSL we believe that offering a range of sizes and console specifications should not mean compromising on quality or features.

All six consoles use the same Remote I/O, use identical audio conversion and internal audio engine technology. The combination and layout of Fader Tiles, Master Tile and Channel Control Tile varies but the controls available and feature set are identical. The consoles use the same software with identical architecture, routing capability, and of course audio processing tool kit. A full channel on the L650 is the same as a full channel on the other consoles and they all offer exactly the same outstanding collection of insert Effects. The differences between the six models centre on physical size, layout, available channel paths & processing power, and available local I/O.

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L650 - Documents

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