Lindell Audio presents the 18XS MkII Channel Strip
Old 13th March 2013
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Hardware Lindell Audio presents the 18XS MkII Channel Strip


18XS MkII
The Eighteen Xs MkII is a one channel transformer coupled Microphone Preamplifier, DI, Line Amplifier and Passive Pultec Equalizer. It’s an Class A design based upon our Hybrid amplifiers.

The Equalizer is our take on the magical classic Pultec design. It’s got 15db boost of the creamiest high end you’ve ever heard and the most punchy low end heard the 21th Century.

We have also incorporated our famous ”Mix Knob” from the 17X compressor. This means that you can parallel equalize your line input. This gives you more flexibility and a way of creating new tones….
  • Up to 65db of gain
  • Transformer coupled Balanced inputs and Balanced Outputs
  • High Impedance DI input
  • Passive Pultec Equalizer. Inductor + Hybrid gain make-up amplifier
  • ”Mix Knob” a dry wet, parallel processing knob where you can blend the dry line input signal with the eq’d output
  • 5 Step Switched Eq Low Freq Boost 20Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz +/-10%
  • 5 Step Switched Eq High Freq Boost 4kHz, 6kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 16kHz +/-10%
  • 5 Step Switched Eq High Freq Attenuation 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz +/-10%
  • Direct Balanced Output: Pre – Post the Mix Knob
  • Output VU meter

Link : 18XS MkII | Lindell Audio
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Old 13th March 2013
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I wonder if these will be around the same price as the MkI?

They do look great in black!

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Old 13th March 2013
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Nice frontpanel... it must sound amazing
Old 14th March 2013
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I wonder if these will be around the same price as the MkI?

They do look great in black!

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Yeah same crazy good price !
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Old 14th March 2013
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BTW the demo track sounds absolutely gorgeous
I can't seem to find the price list, how much is this?
Old 15th March 2013
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These show up very soon, finally we can answer the question "what's the difference between the 500 and _________ in Lindell?".

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Old 15th March 2013
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Can somebody explain to me what a mix knob on an equalizer is for? I mean, other than reducing the amount of boost/cut applied to the signal.
Old 15th March 2013
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Can somebody explain to me what a mix knob on an equalizer is for? I mean, other than reducing the amount of boost/cut applied to the signal.
A few EQs do use parallel function as a design element (e.g., Maag, Kush). Phase smearing is a real thing with EQs, and parallel really can get you different tones.
Old 15th March 2013
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Mix knob on an eq? Hmm.. Not exactly sure how feel about that lol
Old 28th March 2013
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These show up very soon, finally we can answer the question "what's the difference between the 500 and _________ in Lindell?".

War
Planning too grab up a pair of the 17x in black from you as soon as I can Warren. These will sell there self. literely I was running two mk1 17s as bus compression on drums on an hd session a while back. They are stunning. Literally jaw dropping quality for money. Lindell is nipping at the heels of every company.
Old 29th March 2013
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Hmmm....
Old 29th March 2013
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Looks slick. I like the Hi-FI stereo receiver look that It has. Does it really come with the brass colored feet on it? If so , nice touch.
Old 29th March 2013
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The blend knob on the EQ section is novel indeed.
Old 29th March 2013
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I like the Hi-FI stereo receiver look that It has. Does it really come with the brass colored feet on it? If so , nice touch.
Me too Yes, it comes with the feets. You can un-screw them if you like too.....
Old 29th March 2013
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Here is another view of it, where you can see the cabinet better:

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Old 30th March 2013
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How Much ????
Old 30th March 2013
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No link If you want to get a stereo pair? Otherwise, it looks nice...
Old 30th March 2013
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How Much ????
$899.99
Old 30th March 2013
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No link If you want to get a stereo pair? Otherwise, it looks nice...
Link on a micpre/eq? Sorry no.....
Old 31st March 2013
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Power switch on the back?

Looks very nice however
Old 31st March 2013
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Link on a micpre/eq? Sorry no.....
Well it could be nice to track stereo synths you know...
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Old 31st March 2013
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Well it could be nice to track stereo synths you know...
Easy, buy two!
Old 7th May 2013
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I am/ was excited to buy 2 x 18XS Mk2 if it has a way to link the 2 channels in stereo.

I am a synth head and sterreo is a must. My hearing is not equal so a stereo link makes it a must for me.
Old 7th May 2013
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Don't want to be a bitch... but stereo pre-amp linked?! First hearing that. Stereo linked compressor/limiter, ok... but pre-amp? Euhrmmm...
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Don't want to be a bitch... but stereo pre-amp linked?! First hearing that. Stereo linked compressor/limiter, ok... but pre-amp? Euhrmmm...

I am new to all this so all I know is all my synths are stereo so I want everything in stereo.
Old 7th May 2013
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I am new to all this so all I know is all my synths are stereo so I want everything in stereo.
Sure, no problem. Just buy one for Left channel and one for Right channel.
Old 7th May 2013
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Sure, no problem. Just buy one for Left channel and one for Right channel.
That was the plan but as mentioned my hearing is not equal, left ear is slightly duller than right ear so having something completely matched is needed.
That is why I sold my Rooster.
Old 8th May 2013
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What happened to the earlier models made in European Continent?
I am guessing these are now made in China? What changes were made to the parts used or what differences are there between the MKI vs MKII?
Old 8th May 2013
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What happened to the earlier models made in European Continent?
They got upgraded to MkII

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I am guessing these are now made in China? What changes were made to the parts used or what differences are there between the MKI vs MKII?
Upgraded pcb layout, psu, switches, opamps, etc. I use rotary switches instead of Fender lever switches now.
New hardcore aluminium chassi.
Old 30th May 2013
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looks like a great unit. Can anyone chime in on use of this thing?
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