The origin of the RODEC MX180 Original goes back as far as 1986, when the introduction of the MX-18 set a standard for many years to come for numerous professional users all over the world.
With 18 inputs, 2 master outputs, multiple rec outputs, triple tone control, PFL, talk-over & a construction quality, sound performance and reliability that most manufacturers could only dream of the MX-18 was an instant success in most major markets in Europe, Asia an Canada.True to the Hifi roots of the brand this mixer used first class components, modular set-up and rigid construction to make sure that this mixer could withstand the most fierce conditions in which a professional unit can in many cases be used.Although the basic lay-out and construction manner have not visibly changed over the years,the MX180 Original is in fact in 2009 a fifth generation MX180,which in no way resembles the original design as far as electronics are concerned.Of course the product is still being manufactured entirely in Belgium, and of course we still use first class components with faders still being fixed individually to the front plate of the mixer,but of course technology has also evolved dramatically over the last 25 years.So with the basic philosophy of construction quality, reliability and sound performance in mindwe now introduced the MX180 Original, as the current climax of our analogue developments. Sound performance remains analogue' with dynamics, detail and ambiance at a level which we have not been able to achieve before, and a signal to noise ratio which can be compared to many Hifi or High End products, which come nowhere near the complexity demanded from a mixer with such complete features.With still 18 inputs, double symmetrical master outputs, multiple record outputs, effects loop and separate microphone channel the MX180 Original will remain the flagship for all analogue RODEC lovers for many years to come.Appreciated for their serviceability and modular set-up this mixer is also very much appreciated by any technician, who will in most case be able to service a unit on-the spot, which makes it very attractive for night club owners and users alike.In a nutshell, the RODEC MX180 Original offer more than 55 years of High-End research, design and development to any professional user and lover of analogue music. It has been a reference products for many years, and although a new progressive' range has meanwhile been introduced it will remain this reference for many years to come in the pure analogue field.The Progressive' range is a completely different story within a very similar philosophy, please read further with the other products ...FEATURES INCLUDE:• 5 Channel 19" 7HE Professional Audio Mixer• 4 Multiple input channels with:- Gain- Triple tone control- Balance- PFL select pushbutton with LED-indicator (cue)• Channel 1: Line A, Line B, Balanced XLR Mic, phono• Channel 2: Line A, Line B, Balanced XLR Mic, phono• Channel 3: Line A, Line B, Balanced XLR Mic, phono• Channel 4: Line A, Line B, Balanced XLR Mic, phono• Channel 5: Separate balanced XLR Mic channel with gain, triple tone control, talk-over, pan, PFL and FX insert• 4 Phono Inputs• 8 RCA Line Inputs• 5 Balanced XLR Mic inputs• 3 Master outputsMaster 1 (Main): RCA and balanced XLR output with mono / stereo modeMaster 2 (Main): RCA and balanced XLR output with mono / stereo modeMaster 3 (Monitor): RCA output with mono/stereo mode, without DJ Mic• Record outputs4 RCA record outputs.These record outputs can also be used as AUX output.• Music effects insertMusic effects insert connectors (JACK) to connect external effect units.• Faders - CrossfaderEasy-slide 60mm channel faders.Crossfader between channels 1-2 and 3-4. Soft touch fader knobs for better grip.• HeadphonesHeadphones can be connected on the front or rear of the mixer.Very strong DJ headphones amplifier.Headphones select rotary PFL / SUM.• Power supplyInternal universal switching power suply 90V <> 264V.SPECIFICATIONS:• Nominal analogue input levels:Line A asymmetrical (RCA): 500mV / 50kLine B asymmetrical (RCA): 500mV / 50kPhono asymmetrical (RCA gold plated): 5.2mV / 50kMicrophone (channel 1 - 4) symmetrical (XLR): 9.1mV / 3.6kMicrophone symmetrical (XLR or " TRS JACK): 4.2mV / 1.8kEffects return (1/4" TRS JACK): 775mV / 10k• Nominal analogue output levels:Master 1 asymmetrical (RCA): 775mV / 10kMaster 1 symmetrical (XLR): 1.55V / 600Master 2 asymmetrical (RCA): 775mV / 10kMaster 2 symmetrical (XLR): 1.55V / 600Monitor asymmetrical (RCA): 775mV / 10kRecord asymmetrical (RCA): 500mV / 10kEffects send asymmetrical (1/4" TRS JACK): 775mV / 10kHeadphones (1/4" TRS JACK):- 8: (1kHz - 1%THD) 22mW (420mV) / 22mW music power- 32: (1kHz - 1%THD) 65mW (1.4V) / 65mW music power- 600: (1kHz - 1%THD) 91mW (7.4V) / 91mW music power• Music equalizer:Low: +12dB / -12dB at 100HzMid: +12dB / -12dB at 1kHzHigh: +12dB / -12dB at 10kHz• Microphone equalizer:Low: +12dB / -12dB at 100HzMid: +12dB / -12dB at 1kHzHigh: +12dB / -12dB at 10kHz• General specifications:Frequency response: +/- 0.40dB from 20Hz to 20kHzSubsonic filter: -25dB at 10HzSignal headroom: 20.0dB @ 1kHz / THD < 0.015%Dynamic range: 110dBSignal to noise ratio: 90dBTotal harmonic distortion: < 0.006%Crosstalk left to right of an input channel: >48dB @ 1kHzCrosstalk channel to channel >96dB @ 1kHz• Power supply voltage: 90VAC - 264VAC• Power supply frequency: 47Hz - 63Hz• Power consumption: 40W (On), 45W (Full load), 5W (Stand by)• Operating temperature: 0C (32F) - 40C (104F)• Operating humidity: 5% - 90% (no condensation)• Mechanical specifications:Frontpanel dimensions (W x D): 482.0mm (19.0") x 310.0mm (12.2") (7HE)Bottombox dim. (W x D x H): 442.0mm (17.4") x 294.0mm (11.6") x 151.0mm (5.9")Panel cut out dimensions (W x D): 446.0mm (17.6") x 298.0mm (11.7")Packed box dimensions (W x D x H): 560mm (22.0") x 384mm (15.1") x 254mm(10.0")Weight: 6.22kg (13.71lbs)Packed weight: 7.62kg (16.79lbs)