L-PAD STORYRCF has been producing components such as compression drivers and woofers since 1949 and its own complete speaker systems for over 30 years, which have become a standard reference in sound reinforcement applications at all professional levels. With such an extensive knowledge of the professional audio industry, and realisation of the importance of the mixing console in the audio chain, RCF has decided to move into the mixer market with the creation of L-PAD line. RCF is bringing together all its extensive audio experience to create this new line, applying its own philosophy and optimising the performance throughout the entire signal chain.
DESIGNThe unique design of the L-PAD series mixers comes from the typically Italian flair and creativity of the RCF design offices. The line project of the L-PAD mixer combines a modern and ergonomically-superior design. The side profile presents an original aesthetic, ensuring at the same time that the mixer can be grabbed in an easy and secure way.
REALIBILITYAll mixers in the L-PAD series undergo four extensive instrumental quality tests during their construction. At the end of the production process they are tested once again, this time via a listening test, and are given an aesthetic quality control test to look for the presence of defects such as scratches or dents. All this is to guarantee a high level of reliability and to ensure the customer purchases a high quality standard product.
TRANSPARENT SOUNDThe L-PAD mixer series inherits the RCF concept of "Sound Culture". Extreme care in the design and realization of circuits provide L-PAD mixers with sonic transparency, combined with an accurate dynamic and extreme versatility of use.
MAIN FEATURESRCF L-PAD is a line of compact but high performance audio mixers with enhanced flexibility. The elegant and modern Italian design completes the appeal of these indispensable tools in any live audio application - from the performance of a rock band or a jazz quartet, to supporting a conference room or a media centre rather than a museum or library. The L-PAD line includes 7 different models of mixer:
L-PAD6 - 6 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE
L-PAD6X - 6 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE WITH EFFECTS
L-PAD8C - 8 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE
L-PAD8CX - 8 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE WITH EFFECTS
L-PAD10C - 10 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE
L-PAD12C - 12 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE
L-PAD12CX - 12 CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE WITH EFFECTS
MAIN FEATURESThe models are distinguished by an uncompromising audio quality, by the presence of compressors in five of the models and internal multi-effects in three of the models, all in a compact layout with an accurate Italian design. Considerable research has been devoted to the design of warm-sounding and transparent mic preamps. The compressors installed on the microphone channels of the RCF L-PAD mixer are highly intuitive, with a single knob that controls the threshold and compression ratio at the same time. The compressors also have a very soft but effective action - the result of an accurate study of the parameters. The three-band EQ on mono channels and the two bands on the stereo channels have a very effective intervention thanks to the right choice of frequency of intervention and allow the user to process the input signal professionally. L-PAD8C -8CX and 10C can rely on super-tested modular and 45mm faders while on models 12C and 12CX 60mm faders are present. A sophisticated DSP takes care of the management of the internal effects; 16 presets are avaible in the compact L-PAD6X while L-PAD8CX and 12CX have a choice of 99 different presets.