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Simple, solid 8-channel mixer with rack-mounting option
An entry-level but solidly made 8-channel mixer from Phonic. Made in the early 1990s, the rear panel consists entirely of jack plugs for the 8 inputs, 2 Main (L, R) outputs, and 2 effects loops. There were no balanced XLR outputs (A DI box would be required if using it live). There was also the curious inclusion of a MIDI Thru splitter (1 MIDI In, 2 MIDI Thru) which suggested that it was aimed at keyboardists to use as a sub-mixer. Each channel has a broad gain to accommodate line or mic input, peak LED, hi and lo eq, FX 1, FX2, and pan. There is also a headphones socket with dedicated level control (pre-fade) for monitoring. The mixer came with attachable ears for rack-mounting, but you had to ensure that you left enough space at the top for the input/ouput connections.