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Old 16th August 2009
Originally Posted by Mr.HOLMES View Post

For me the X desk is a sign that SSL recognized that no one needs a desk today anymore to get professional sound.
2 K in Euro and no 2 Bus compression....much overpriced IMO.

Trying to make the impression this is an real SSL ..... marketing hype.

The idea behind this is that you buy their SSL Outboard gear as well.
So you will end up at with an EQ for every channel and the bus compressor around 16 K in Euro if you buy all the stuff from SSL.

If you invest such a big amount of money it is worth to think about to get an nice refurbished Studer-Vintage desk as well as one SSL Bus compressor clone.

My guesswork with the SSL stuff is you pay a lot for the brand SSL.
It is like with Gibson or Martin Guitars. People buy this stuff nor because it sounds great they buy it because it has a Martin Logo on the head-plate.

Just for summing and in-bounding some outboard I can have cheaper solutions than that one. I would more tend to buy a cheap mackie as this overpriced toy.

It was not your question I know but this is may a reason why people are not hyping this unit....
I happen to know that SSL are selling these faster than they can make them... so someone's buying them. Lots of people, in fact.

Personally, I think this is a GREAT little box, it's actually NOT a lot of money considering what you're getting and the fact that it's made in the UK, and it DOES sound great, logo or no logo.

I do not own one yet! But I am strongly considering it... if I don't buy a Matrix instead someday! stike