Carvin Studio Mate SM162 16 Channel Rackmountable Studio Mixer Used

Specialty Traders

$ 89.99 
SKU: 111120210813

Sorry, this item is out of stock

Carvin Studio Mate SM162 16 Channel Rackmountable Studio Mixer Used

Used with wear associated with use. Minor cosmetic scratches/scuffs from handling and play. Noteworthy blemishes or issues will be described and pictured. Works as it should.

There are some light scratches on sides, and bottom. Please see pictures for details.

1-8 MIC CHANNEL FEATURES

LINE INPUT JACK
The LINE input is a 1/4” phone jack designed for unbalanced line and instrument level inputs. Examples of these inputs would be instruments such as a guitar, a keyboard, an unbalanced mic, or a pre-amp output. The line input can be used at the same time the mic input is being used.

XLR MICROPHONE INPUT

The XLR MIC input is designed for balanced low impedance microphone input signals. The XLR connector is wired as per the industry standard where pin 1 is ground, pin 2 is non-inverting (positive), and pin 3 is inverting (negative).Phantom power is available on every XLR input jack when the phantom power switch in the master section is pressed. This feature allows con-denser microphones to be run directly from the mixer. Note: When using phantom power make sure the phantom power is switched off before connecting or disconnecting microphones to the mixer. It is recommended to allow 5 seconds for the phantom power to discharge before making any microphone connections. Also, to avoid hearing a pop, turn down the main volume when turning on the phantom power.

INSERT JACK

The insert jack is a Tip Ring Sleeve (TRS) 1/4” jack where the tip is the send, the ring is the return and the sleeve is ground. The insert point is after the input (MIC-pre) amplifier and before the channel EQ section (seethe Block Diagram page 9 ). When a 1/4” plug is fully inserted it breaks the connection between the mic-pre and the channel EQ. This, insert breakpoint, allows external equipment to be used on only the channel it is inserted into. One common use is to insert a compressor into a loud channel. This will reduce any input spikes before they distort the channel’s EQ or the master busses. Another use for the insert jack is as a direct output. To achieve this function, insert a mono 1/4” plug into the first click of the jack. The result is a direct output signal from the channel that does not disturb the channel's operation. A common use for the insert direct out is in multi tracking, when individual channels are recorded to separate tracks on a multitrack recorder.

GAIN CONTROL The gain control adjusts the input gain on both the line and mic input jacks. For the mic input, the gain goes from a +4dB min to +42dB of gain. For the line input the gain goes from a -7dB min to +29dB of gain.

The PAN control adjusts which side of the stereo channel is heard in the stereo main outputs. If it is turned to the extreme left, then only the left channel will be heard in the left main output and similarly only the right side is heard in the right main output if turned to the extreme right. In the center position both sides are heard.

CHANNEL LEVEL CONTROL The LEVEL control adjusts the final volume of the channel before going to the Pan control. Here is where the individual channel volumes are adjusted to make up the desired mix heard at the master outputs.

MASTER CONTROLS

L/R MASTER CONTROL

The L/R master control is the master volume control for the left - right stereo mix. This volume receives its signals from the channel pan controls and generates the volume heard in the left and right main output jacks.

HEADPHONE LEVEL CONTROL

The HEADPHONE level control is the master volume for the headphone jack. This volume receives its signals from the main Left/Right level control.

SEND 1 AND SEND 2 CONTROLS

The SEND 1 and SEND 2 master controls are the master volumes for the EFF 1 and EFF 2 sends on the channels. The output of these controls are heard at the effects send 1 and 2 output jacks. The typical use of effects sends is to drive external Effects processors, but it can also be used as another stage monitor mix or headphone mix, if needed.

EFFECTS RETURN 1AND 2 CONTROLS

The RETURN 1 and RETURN 2 controls are stereo effects return volume controls. They receive input from the LEFT and RIGHT 1/4” EFFECTS RETURN jacks. These volumes control the return level going to the master left right stereo mix. A mono return into the stereo mix can be achieved by simply feeding the mono signal into the Left return jack. These stereo returns can also be used as just another input to the stereo mix for a key-board or other stereo and mono gear.

TAPE IN CONTROL

The TAPE IN control is a stereo tape return volume control. It receive sits input from the L/R TAPE RTN RCA jacks. This volume controls the return level feeding the master L/R stereo mix. A mono TAPE IN into the stereo mix can be achieved by simply feeding the mono signal into both Left and right RCA jacks. The stereo TAPE IN can also be used as just another input of the stereo mix for a keyboard or other stereo gear.

MASTERCONNECTORS

STEREO EFFECTS RETURN 1 AND 2 JACKS

The stereo EFFECTS RETURN 1 and 2 jacks are the input jacks for the stereo return 1 and 2 master controls.

EFFECTS SEND 1 AND 2 JACKS

The EFFECTS SEND 1 and 2 jacks are the output jacks for effects send 1and 2 master controls.

LEFT AND RIGHT LINE OUT JACKS

The LEFT and RIGHT LINE OUT jacks are post graphic EQ line output jacks for the stereo mix. The same signals are also being fed to the TAPE OUTRCA jacks.

TAPE OUT AND TAPE IN RCA JACKS

The LEFT/RIGHT TAPE OUT RCA jacks deliver the main Left - Right mix output in RCA jacks thus eliminating the need for RCA to 1/4” adapters. The LEFT/RIGHT TAPE IN RCA jacks are RCA inputs to the TAPE IN level control. The TAPE IN jacks can also be used for returning another effects processor or instrument such as a keyboard to the main mix. In most cases this would be where the mix down deck plugs in. The RCA jacks are Ideal for using a cassette deck to record a mix using the TAPE OUT jacks and playing it back through the TAPE IN jacks without using up any channels for play back or having to use adapters to hookup the cassette deck.

POWER LED

The Power LED indicates when the mixer is powered up.

PHANTOM POWER SWITCH AND LED

The PHANTOM power switch turns on the microphone phantom power in the 8 MIC/LINE channel XLR jacks. The phantom power is used for supplying a bias voltage to condenser microphones. The LED indicates the phantom power is turned on. The phantom power will not damage dynamic microphones.


We ship orders the following business day!

We are open Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

We respond to questions during regular business hours

Our brands