The Ashly Audio MX-508 is an eight-input stereo rackmountable mixer.
Designed for a multitude of applications, the Ashly Audio MX-508 has an
extensive mix of features for a small unit combined with excellent sound
and quiet performance.
The Ashly Audio MX-508 features 84 dB of gain to ensure full output with
low-level or distant microphones. Several years of research went into
the microphone preamp and the result is a discrete circuit with better
than -129 dBu Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) and very low distortion. Low
and High Shelving EQ combined with mid-band peaking EQ tunable from 140Hz
and 8 kHz make for a very flexible tone control. Phantom power of +48
VDC is provided for condenser microphones via a switch on the front panel.
Precision input transformers are easily field-installable, and each input
has its own 20dB pad switch. Variable gain trim and Mic/Line selection
switches are also found on each input channel. Rounding out the list of
standard input features are a Peak Clip indicator, two Aux Sends (factory-set
with one pre-EQ and level and the other post-EQ and level, these sends
may be modified by a qualified technician), In/Out channel patching, Level
and Pan controls, and both balanced XLR Microphone and TRS Line inputs.
Transformer-balanced Left and Right XLR outputs are standard, as are
balanced Left and Right TRS 1/4" outs. There is also an independent
Mono output with its own front panel level control, as well as a selectable
Headphone output with Level Control. There are Pre-Master Sub In/Out patch
points for linking other mixers, such as the Ashly Audio MX-206 six-input
microphone mixer. Peak Clip indicators are also provided for the Outputs,
and the 10-Segment LED Meters may be selected to monitor either Program
Left and Right or Aux 1 and 2. Maximum output level is +24dB into 600
The Ashly Audio MX-508 also has two Master Aux Sends and two panable
Master Aux Returns (one stereo and the other mono). There is an additional
stereo RCA Tape/CD Input< with level control to the Mains or Aux 1.
Stereo RCA Tape Outputs are also provided. The Ashly Audio MX-508 combines
traditional Ashly quality with internally modular construction in a package
offering outstanding value and reliability. As with all Ashly products,
the Ashly Audio MX-508 is backed by the Company's exclusive Five Year