Effective October 1, 2002, Mackie discontinued its
40.8 and 56.8 large format consoles. It goes without saying, however,
that Mackie will continue to support existing owners’ parts and
Mackie's SR40•8 and SR56•8
and SR56•8 are
large-format, center-master-section sound reinforcement console
in a 40/56x8x3 configuration. They each have 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, these no-compromise consoles are loaded with useful
features. The built-in 12x4 matrix mixer in each provides
access to any combination of the 8 subgroups, as well as the
main Left, Right and Center channels, and an external input.
A natural evolution of Mackie innovation, quality and value.
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 8•Bus
console, you know that we've made good on those promises.
large-format SR consoles have one key difference from their
predecessors. They are the first Mackie consoles 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 SR40•8
and SR56•8 are still remarkably conservative in terms
of size when compared to other comparable boards.
No-compromise design. No-compromise construction.
Naturally, the SR40•8 and SR56•8 maintain our
reputation for low noise and high headroom.
Each uses our VLZ®
(Very Low Impedance) circuitry to reduce
noise and crosstalk in critical areas of the console. And
each features our highly-acclaimed discrete mic preamplifiers with
large-emitter geometry transistors.
true log-taper 100mm faders
have a new "monorail" design for a smooth
steady feel and longer life. All circuit boards are double
thru-hole plated fiberglass. Internal interconnects are gold-plated.
From custom-designed, sealed
rotary controls to extended-duty-cycle
switches, we've used the highest quality components throughout.
can we offer this much performance for far less cost than
our competition? Because we specialize in pro audio electronics
– not pianos, motorcycles or even guitars. We build
our products using state-of-the-art, automated assembly equipment
including radial, axial and surface-mount part insertion machines.
Our investment in modern world-class manufacturing technologies
includes an on-site sheet metal punching and bending plant,
paint and silkscreening shops – everything we need except
enough parking spaces.
Let us explain a few of the SR40•8's and SR56•8's
is a computerized group muting system that
stores and recalls specific mute states of the console. It
lets you assign the mute function on all mono channels, "A"
stereo aux returns, subs, matrices, and aux send outputs to
a mute group or mute snapshot – and turn all of them
on and off at any given time.
two basic modes are Group and Snapshot. Group mode is best
used for live music situations, where you would need to mute
groups "on the fly." Group mutes are additive. You can "stack"
up to 9 mute groups.
mode is best in situations where things can be predicted,
like a corporate presentation, play, musical, or church service.
Since these events are planned in advance, Snapshots allow
you to store a sequence of mute scenarios that correspond
to scenes, dialog, or other cues during an event and then
to recall them in the same order. There are 100 Snapshots,
two of which are reserved. (Though not so reserved as to stay
glued to the wall at parties.)
memories let you store mute groups and snapshots separately
– and simultaneously – in the console's onboard,
can also read and write UltraMute information to and from
an external PC computer via the SR40•8/SR56•8's MIDI and Data ports.
12x4 Matrix Mixer
and SR56•8 feature 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,
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
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.
mark 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 SR40•8
you get Mackie quality, ingenuity, and rugged durability...
all in a very affordable large-format console.
- 40 (or 56) x 8 x 3 large-format console with L-R and Center
- Center master section
- 8 buses
- 8 aux sends
- 4 main stereo aux returns and 4 "B" stereo aux returns
- 4-band EQ
with High and Low sweepable mids (fixed
4-band on stereo aux returns)
- Sweepable low cut filter (fixed on stereo aux returns)
- Channels assignable to Subs 1-8, L, R and Center
- 100mm log-taper faders with new "monorail" design for
precise, consistent fades
- Flip switch for stage monitor applications: exchanges
the master control of any aux send to a corresponding group
fader, allowing the aux send to use the sub's fader, "Air"
EQ circuit, inserts, 100mm fader, insert jacks, and balanced outputs
- "Air" EQ circuit on all 8 subs for extra high-end clarity
- UltraMute™ computerized group and snapshot muting
of all mutes including mono channels, aux returns, subs,
- "B" aux returns and tape returns
- 12 x 4 matrix mixer
- Power status LEDs
- Fader Link allows L-R to be controlled by one fader or
- Communications/Talkback section (ClearCom® compatible)
integrates intercom system with the headphone system.
- Beefy external rackmountable power supply with redundant
power supply capability
- Mackie reliability and durability