The FSM8 is a compact, easy to use, 8 channel mixer with a host of facilities to meet the ever increasing needs of today's entertainment venues.
- Voice override
- Internal Configurable options
- Priority input
- Remote music mute
- Screwdriver adjustable pre-sets can be blanked off to prevent tampering.
The FSM8 is an 8 channel stereo mixer and is configured as 4 mono input channels (Microphone section) and 4 stereo input channels (Music section). Each section has its own equalisation (tone controls), screwdriver adjustable through holes in the front panel. Tamper resistance is provided by fitting black snap rivets (which are supplied with each unit) to blank the holes provided for setting E.Q. and gain. The rivets are simple to fit requiring no tools. They can be removed if necessary. The appearance is neat, and as their purpose is not obvious, reasonable security is achieved.
A voice override section is provided which, when enabled (by a switch on the rear panel), operates when any signal is present in the Mic path, which then triggers the attenuation of the music path.
When the signal is removed the music will fade back to normal level. The voice override threshold and the amount of attenuation is internally adjustable.
Provision is made to connect an auxiliary input which will automatically take priority over all other music channels. This may be a juke box input or any other input that needs to take priority. A preset gain control is also provided for this input.
When a signal is present at the aux. input all other music channels will be faded out. When the signal is no longer present the other music channels will be fed back. There is a delay before fade back to ensure that pauses are not treated as end of signal. The voice override section functions when the aux. input is in use.
Remote Music Mute
To cater for the increasing requirement to mute music signals in entertainment venues. When the fire alarm is activated the FSM8 has provision to remotely mute all music sources by linking two pins an the aux. connector. All microphone channels will operate normally to control evacuation.
Several internal options are available to expand the facilities.
Internal jumpers provide:
- The option for phantom microphone power on any or all microphone inputs.
- The option to convert any mono input from Mic to Line, both balanced.
- The option to route channels 3 and/or 4 to the output via the music E.Q. path and configure as 2 mono inputs or 1 stereo input.
- The option to convert the mixer output from stereo to mono.
- Channel 5 may be reconfigured to provide a connection to an external effects loop.
The two phono sockets on channel 5 would then become 'effects out' and 'effects in', for example to provide connection to an external reverberation (echo) unit.