Soundcraft Mini Stageboxes28 August 2013
What is it? A range of compact stageboxes designed to provide a simple, cost-effective solution to I/O expansion for Soundcraft’s Si Expression, Si Compact and Si Performer consoles, as well as larger models including the Si1+, Si2+, Si3+, Vi1, Vi2, Vi4 and Vi6. Details Unlike some stagebox designs, the Soundcraft Mini range is intended to supplement the I/O on the console so that input and output connections are actually increased rather than simply moved to the stage. The Mini Stagebox 32 occupies 3U of rack space and provides 32 analogue inputs and eight analogue line outputs plus four pairs of AES outputs, providing a total I/O capacity of 32 inputs and 16 outputs. The Mini Stagebox 32 connects to the console using a 2-port/redundant MADI card with a choice of either Cat5 or Optical connections. As its name suggests, the 2U Mini Stagebox 16 provides 16 analogue inputs and eight line outputs and is connected via a single port Cat5 MADI card. Both the Mini Stagebox 16 and 32 are supplied with their stagebox card installed and the corresponding card for an Si series console included (Vi console MADI cards are sold separately). The units are part of the ViSi Connect range of interface options for all Soundcraft mixing consoles which includes a range of console option cards such as AES, CobraNet, Dante, and BSS BLU Link And another thing… Soundcraft Mini Stageboxes contain integral PSUs making them completely self-contained.