Used Soundcraft GB8
40 Channel with Tour Pack
Extra Power Supply and Keal Case
ASKING PRICE: $3500.00
SOUNDCRAFT GB8 40 Tour Pack 40 Mono, Flight Case, Spare PSU & SoundCraft Lamps
The Soundcraft GB8 live console series is designed to deliver the audio fidelity and mixing capabilities necessary in front-of-house (FOH) or monitor mixing applications in large or small venues.
This model is configured with 40 input channels. 40 inputs feature microphone and line level connections, an additional 4 stereo inputs are provided as well. The stereo inputs (ST1 – ST4) provide L/R stereo line level inputs and 3-pin XLR microphone inputs for stereo microphone placement when capturing vocals, instruments, ambiance, etc. The console features 8 group outputs enabling routing to monitors, external recorders, etc. The GB8 series implements Soundcraft’s GB30 microphone preamp and EQ, delivering the sonic quality expected of more costly consoles.
Additional features include Soundcraft’s famed matrix mixer for added routing flexibility and an integrated meter bridge, enabling accurate metering.
Augmenting the already highly successful GB4 console range is the new GB8 8-bus console.
40 channels, four full-function stereo channels and four stereo returns, the GB8 is designed for installations such as churches and performance venues, or for small touring sound systems. The dual-mode topology implemented to such success on the MH3 and MH4 desks allows the GB8 to be used on FOH or monitor duties, with fader control of group or aux outputs. Additional features over the GB4 include 1kHz oscillator and a meter bridge with three LED meters that very closely emulate the ballistics of VU meters.
Four mute groups allow several channels to be muted simultaneously, while another unique facility is the limiter on both the Record and Alternate stereo outputs that makes it easier to create a stereo recording of the mix.
The console also features an output matrix with eleven feeds to four outputs, being fed from the group busses and main L, R and C (mono) outputs.
Although largely conventional in layout, the GB8 does have some unique mechanical features. The rugged steel chassis has a sloping rear connector panel so that it is easier to configure from the front of the desk, while the integral power supply has a link option for an external back-up PSU.
The GB8 desks carry the high quality hallmark with which Soundcraft is synonymous, with engineering and design, as you’d expect from this high-end manufacturer. Careful attention has been given to the mechanical construction, to ensure reliability under strenuous conditions, with all input modules being constructed with individual vertically-mounted pcb’s, fitted to the steel chassis front panel with individually-nutted potentiometers.
• GB30 mic preamps
• 4-band GB30 EQs
• Individually switched 48V phantom power on every mono input module
• 4 Full-feature Stereo channels
• 8 Aux sends (all switchable between pre/post fader operation)
• 8 Group sends (SWAP with all 8 Auxes)
• 4 Stereo returns
• 4 Mute Groups
• 11×4 Output Matrix
• Limiter on Record Output and Alternative Stereo Output
• 1kHz oscillator
• Meter Bridge with accurate VU meters for LEFT, RIGHT and CENTER Outputs
• Integral power supply, with an external power supply link option
• All metal TRS jacks and Neutrik XLRs
• Direct outputs on all mono input channels
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 9.62″ x 74.37″ x 25.83″
• Weight: 99.2 lbs