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Lexicon MX500 Dual Reverb Processor with FireWire

Lexicon delays & modulation effects, 17 Lexicon reverbs and dbx compression and de-essing. (8) Rate and review this product
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Give your CPU a rest. Put expensive "farm cards" out to pasture. Now you can have the rich, luscious Lexicon sound that's defined studio reverb for three decades in a purely digital form. With all the convenience of an automated plug-in right inside your DAW program.

The new MX500 takes Lexicons innovative "hardware plug-in" feature to the next level by actually streaming dual stereo audio via FireWire.

Like the MX200, MX300 and MX400, all parameters of every reverb, delay and dynamic effect in this powerhouse quad processor are available inside any PC VST® or Macintosh® AU compatible DAW program. But now the sonic benefits of Lexicon hardware can stay digital.

Of course Lexicon didn't forget balanced 1/4-in & 1/4-out analog connections — you can switch back and forth between digital and analog I/O via software and automate either with our hardware plug-in.

At its heart, the MX500 is everything you would expect from the company that invented digital reverberation. Seventeen classic Lexicon reverbs, delays and modulation effects plus dbx® compression and de-essing. A generous LCD display and big comfy knobs you can get your hands around. A wealth of routing options from quad mono to dual stereo.

The MX500 is perfect for band PAs, churches and clubs when it's not working its magic in the studio. We know you need to be able to make changes quickly, so we designed the MX500's intuitive front panel to be a bare minimum of knob tweaks away from any adjustment or effects change. For example, three individual, assignable parameter controls mean you don't have to page through menus to fine tune a reverb tail. And because you can use its built-in dbx® compression and de-essing in tandem with reverb, the MX500 is the perfect tool for taming problem vocalists.

Finally, you can rely on the MX500 for years to come, through countless load-ins and load-outs — although its sound is A-studio-quality, Lexicon designed the MX500 to withstand dust, moisture, shock, power surges and all the other rigors of live sound use.

Seven Effects Routing Options
The MX500 lets you switch effect routings via front panel controls, so you don't have to spend time behind your rack changing cables to instantly re-purpose its four powerful processors. From basic quad mono, to stereo to more complex dual stereo configurations, you can have 'em all at the twist of a knob.

Features
17 legendary Lexicon® reverbs

Lexicon delays & modulation effects

dbx® compression and de-essing

Quad-processor design

Quad-processor design

Streaming dual stereo FireWire® audio processing

7 effect routing options

99 Factory/99 user programs for Stereo mode

99 Factory/99 user program for Dual-Stereo mode

25 Factory/25 user surround programs

"Hardware Plug-In" feature with PC VST® and Macintosh® Audio Units plug-in software

MX-Edit™ Editor/Librarian software

Dual S/PDIF Digital Input/Output

24 bit, 48kHz/44.1kHz sample rates

Large front panel LCD display

MIDI IN and THRU

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Lexicon products.
Analog Audio Inputs
Connectors: four 1/4 in. TRS balanced or unbalanced

Impedance: 50k Ohms bal., 25k Ohms unbal.

Input Level: +4 dBu nominal, +24 dBu maximum 48kHz or 44.1kHz

A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 48kHz 128 x oversampling

Analog Audio Outputs
Connectors: four 1/4 in. TRS balanced or unbalanced

Impedance: 2k Ohms bal., 1k Ohms unbal.

Output Level: +4 dBu or –10 dBV nominal (software adjustable), 24 dBu maximum 48kHz or 44.1kHz

D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 48kHz 128 x oversampling

Analog Audio Performance
Frequency Response: 10 Hz – 20kHz +0 dB/–0.5 dB

THD+N: <0.0019% 10Hz – 20kHz

Dynamic Range: >109 dB (A-weighted) A/A

Crosstalk: typical <–80 dB 20Hz – 20kHz

Digital Input and Output
Connectors: FireWire 400 /Dual RCA phono (S/PDIF)

Format: FireWire 400 and S/PDIF 24-bit

Sample Rate: FireWire: 44.1, 48kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96kHz S/PDIF: 44.1 and 48kHz

Frequency Response: FireWire: 10Hz to 22kHz ±0.5 dB @ 48kHz S/PDIF: 10Hz to 22kHz ±0.5dB@ 48kHz

Control Interface
FireWire: FireWire 400 for MX-EDIT™ Editor/Librarian and VST™/Audio Units plug-ins

MIDI: In/Out 5-pin DIN

Footswitch: 1/4 in. phone jack

General
Power: 100–120 VAC 50/60Hz, 18 Watts 220–240 VAC 50/60Hz, 18 Watts

Size (W/H/D): 19 in. x 1.75 in. x 7.25 in./6.375 in. (483 x 44 x /185mm/162 mm) including knobs.

Weight: 5.8 lbs (2.6 kg)
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