950mx Analog Console







The Harrison 950mx Console sports a history-rich analog design incorporating many of the same high-end modular design elements found across a wide range of Harrison console models from eras past such as the 32 Series, MR Series (2, 3, 4, 5 and 7), SeriesTen, SeriesTwelve, MPC and LPC. The 950mx provides a superior analog mixing platform that will cost effectively complement today’s high performance music studio where investments in powerful DAW’s and high-end specialized outboard gear are the norm.

The 950mx was designed by Harrison's most experienced analog designers, and they were challenged to make the best-sounding, highest-spec analog console available today.

  • Manual PCB layout
  • Robust ground plane design
  • Linear power distribution
  • Gold Euro-card module connectors
  • Gold plated switches
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • 100% through-hole design
  • All I/O is balanced
  • Summing buses carried via PCB’s (no ribbon cable summing buses)

These features combine to provide the highest possible performance in analog mixing console design.

The Harrison 950mx frame design is rugged and unique. Designed with input from studio engineers, it is specifically designed to minimize some common ergonomic issues found in today’s studio using DAW and outboard based setups: “Where do I put a keyboard, mouse or trackball and where do I put the computer monitor/s?” The 950m solves those issues by providing a 2-tiered front bolster which is wide and deep enough to comfortably locate a DAW keyboard and mouse or trackball (with sufficient cable access). A generous flat top is ideal for locating DAW monitor/s and/or small speakers. The 950mx module area is supported at a 15 degree pitch providing comfortable viewing access and control immediately above your keyboard, mouse, and DAW control surface(s).

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Input Channels

Mono Mic / Line Inputs (purchased in groups of 4)

  • Insert Switch (pre-eq/fader, send is always active)
  • Robust 48v Phantom Power
  • Separately Switchable, Sweepable HP + LP Filters
  • 3 Band EQ with Sweepable Frequency
  • Left/Right Pan Knob
  • Input Pad (for connecting line level signals to mic preamp)
  • Poarity Reverse Switch
  • Line-In Selector (separate input, with unity gain)
  • Mic Pre Gain
  • 4 Aux Sends
  • Each aux is selectable pre/post via jumpers
  • Channel ON Switch, with lighted indicator
  • Solo Switch
  • 100mm Fader
  • (2) Stereo Mix Bus Assigns (Red & Black)
  • 4-LED Input Meter
  • Post-Fader Direct Output

*Original 950m modules with fixed EQ and filter frequencies are also compatible with the 950mx frame


Stereo Line-Level Inputs (purchased in groups of 4)

  • Stereo Insert Switch (pre-eq/fader, send is always active)
  • Separately Switchable HP + LP Filters (stereo tracking)
  • 3 Band "Tone" Controls (stereo tracking)
  • Input Balance
  • Left->Right, Right->Left, and Mono Sum Switches
  • Input Trim Knob
  • 4 Aux Sends
  • Each aux is selectable pre/post via jumpers
  • Channel ON Switch, with lighted indicator
  • Solo Switch
  • 100mm Fader
  • (2) Stereo Mix Bus Assigns
  • 4-LED Input Meter

Master Section

  • Stereo Mix Bus 1 Compressor (In/Out Switch, Threshold, Release Time, 4-Segment Meter)
  • Stereo Mix Bus 2 Compressor (In/Out Switch, Threshold, Release Time, 4-Segment Meter)
  • Oscillator / Talkback Assignment Switches (Aux 1-4, Mixbus 1,2)
  • 4 Aux Send Master Knobs
  • Stereo Mix Bus 1 Master Fader
  • Stereo Mix Bus 2 Master Fader
  • Stereo Mix Bus 1 & 2 VU Output Meters

Monitor Section

  • Oscillator (On/Off, 100Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz, -20dB pad)
  • Studio Monitor Source Selection (Ext, Aux 1-4*, Mix Bus 1,2)
  • Headphone Level
  • Speaker Level
  • Speaker B Selector Switch
  • Monitor Mono
  • Monitor Mute
  • Talkback Microphone
  • Talkback Level
  • Talkback Enable
  • Headphone Jack

Alt Output Section

  • Alt Output "A" Summing Source Selections (Ext, Aux 1-4*, Mix Bus 1/2)
  • Alt Output "A" Level/Mono/Mute
  • Alt Output "B" Summing Source Selections (Ext, Aux 1-4*, Mix Bus 1/2)
  • Alt Output "B" Level/Mono/Mute
  • Alt Output Talkback Switch (talk to A, talk to B)

Note: when monitored directly in the console, Aux 1+2 are mono, while Aux 3+4 are monitored in stereo left & right.


Master Section Connections (Back Panel)

  • Stereo Mix Bus 1 ("Black") Electronically-Balanced Output
  • Stereo Mix Bus 2 ("Red") Transformer-Balanced Output
  • Mono Aux 1-4 Outputs
  • Stereo External Input
  • Stereo Alt A Output
  • Stereo Alt B Output
  • Stereo Control Room "A" Speaker Output
  • Stereo Control Room "B" Speaker Output
  • Mono Oscillator Output
  • External Linear DC Power Supply
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Stereo Insert Send/Return for Mix Bus 1&2
  • DB25M Master Logic (Talkback, External Mute, and Fader VCA Connections - future expansion)

Input Connections (Back Panel)

  • XLR Mic Inputs for Mono Channels
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Line Inputs for (8) Mono Channels
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Insert Sends for (8) Mono Channels
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Insert Returns for (8) Mono Channels
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Line Inputs for (4) Stereo Channels
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Insert Sends for (4) Stereo Channels
  • DB25M (Tascam pinout) Insert Returns for (4) Stereo Channels

*All outputs are fully-differential balanced out, suitable for broadcast-standard 400ohm loads


Frame

  • Standard Frame Sizes: 12, 16, and 24-Modules. Others available by request.
  • Optional Legs for 24-Module Frame.
  • Rear connections are designed to support stereo and mono modules in groups of 4.
  • Frame includes separate Linear Power Supply and 10' cable.
  • Input, Monitor, Master & Alt Modules are individually removable for servicing/upgrades.
  • Optional Output Transformers are available for Mixbus 2, Alt A, and Alt B Stereo Outputs.
  • 15 Degree Pitch for Fader Surface.
  • Padded Wrist Wrest directly underneath faders for long mixing sessions.
  • Full Size Keyboard Space with Cable Keyholes each side. 8.5" depth for desktop gear/controllers.
  • Flat top for video and/or audio monitors.
  • Input/output wiring may be customized with custom panels or additional transformers, etc.

Furniture

  • Optional 10-rack-space sidecar with same surface profile as 950mx.
  • Optional straight or angled desk surfaces between sidecar(s) and 950mx.
  • Optional 16-rack-space roll-around rack with same profile as 950mx.

Specifications

  • Weight
    • Empty frame (24 ch) with legs: 185 lbs.
    • Program module: 1.34 lbs.
    • Monitor module: .97 lbs.
    • Studio module: 1.0 lbs.
    • Meter module: 1.92 lbs.
    • Stereo channel module: 1.27 lbs.
    • Mono channel module: 1.36 lbs.