Samson targets install market with SM4 4-channel line mixer

Samson has unveiled its new SM4 half-rack, 4-channel line mixer, designed to easily integrate into installation and commercial sound systems.

The SM4 features a balanced microphone channel with 2-band EQ, voiceover priority ducking, stereo line level inputs, as well as Bluetooth and Samson Stage XPD wireless compatibility.

With its compact, half-rack steel chassis and rackmount kit, the SM4 is ideally suited for environments such as fitness clubs, gyms, restaurants, nightclubs and schools that require a versatile audio solution.

The mixer’s studio-grade mic channel features a 2-band EQ (bass and treble) to adjust the mic’s tone without affecting the music. The music channel includes rear panel RCA inputs, as well as front-mounted stereo 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch inputs for easily connecting mobile devices. Bluetooth connectivity lets users wirelessly stream music, while a USB port allows for integration of an optional Samson Stage XPD Series wireless system.

The Voiceover feature means users can lower the music (up to 30dB of ducking) while talking through a mic or using the XPD Wireless port. The Voiceover Threshold knob lets users adjusts the active ducking hold time from 0.5–3 seconds, adding critical intelligibility for activities such as leading a group exercise class or making announcements at a restaurant.

For fixed installations, the SM4 can be fixed using the included rackmount kit, mounted side by side with a Samson CR88, CR288 or CR99 wireless receiver. The mixer also features stereo XLR and RCA outputs, a mono/stereo switch for use with a mono sound system, and a rear-mounted master volume control.

Samson’s SM4 4-Channel Mixer is now available for $179.99 at a number of retailers in the US.