Midas Audio Consoles and Accessories- USED


Used in a church facility and in excellent condition. Racks housing the equipment are not included, but both of the XL8’s have original road cases that they would ship in, also each one has one of easy-tilt stands that they sit on.
Midas Audio Consoles and Accessories Includes:
  • 2 – XL8 Consoles
  • 1 – Pro2C
  • 3 – DL 451 I/O Boxes
  • 1 – DL 251 I/O Box
  • 2 – DL 431 Audio input Splitters
  • 2 – DL 461 Audio Signal Routers
  • 10 – DL 471 Audio Signal Processors


the Midas XL8 represents yet another large step in the maturation of the live sound digital console. With layout cues, sonic attributes and microphone preamps evolved directly from Midas’ universally lauded analog consoles, the XL8 has the potential to take the high-end live sound console market by storm.

Make no mistake, the XL8’s target audience is the high-end user. In fact, the XL8 is Midas’ new flagship product, retiring the XL4 analog console that has had a place in many high-end tours and installs throughout its 10-year product life.

Development of the XL8 was fast-tracked resulting in a surprisingly short, three-year cycle. Paramount in the design brief of the XL8 was the issue of reliability, and as such, heroic steps have been taken in the areas of redundancy and modularity. Indeed, no single point of failure can bring down the XL8 due to distributed network hardware, multiple linked processors, and duplicated cabling runs. Like many other devices these days, the XL8 is built on a Linux platform, which has proven to be both stable and secure, compared to other common operating systems.

The standard configuration of the XL8 is as 96 channels, plus 16 aux mic/line inputs with a 24-bit, 96 kHz sampling rate. Larger connectivity configurations can also be specified, although the current maximum mix matrix is 112 x 51. Quite unlike an analog console which likely consists of just a power supply and a mixer surface, the XL8 system is the sum of multiple parts.

XL8 Control Centre

This is the actual work surface of the XL8 system, with a standard configuration consisting of five discrete bays comprising three input modules, one mix module, and one output module. In keeping with Midas’ design goals of modularity and fault tolerance, each of the console bays is a discrete unit with its own power supply, processors, and displays. This approach ensures that a system fault in one area of the console cannot result in a total system failure.

The XL8 Control Centre incorporates the requisite motorized faders, rotary encoders, daylight-visible LCD screens, and dedicated metering that one would expect on a product of this class. The Control Centre also features user assignable grouping and color scheming, plus an innovative KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switching capability that allows the console to control three remote PCs or Macs and display their output on the display of the Control Centre. Other niceties include white LED lighting, 63 discrete 20-segment LED meters, a slide out keyboard, and dual trackballs.