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Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer   

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The Soundcraft GigRac 1000st 8-Channel Powered Mixer is easy to transport, easy to set up, and has impeccable Soundcraft-quality sonics. It also has ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Superb sonics and big power in a compact package.

The Soundcraft GigRac 1000st 8-Channel Powered Mixer is easy to transport, easy to set up, and has impeccable Soundcraft-quality sonics. It also has full stereo implementation and loads of power. 8 channels with high-quality preamps and 3-band EQ, 2x500W of power, 2 - 7-band BSS-made graphic equalizers for overall sound tweaking, and a selection of preset digital effects to give you major stage presence. It also has CD inputs for playing music while you're on break. Housed in a sleek looking package that is easy to transport.

FEATURES
  • 8 main channels
  • 3-band channel EQs
  • Pan controls for each channel
  • High-quality preamps
  • 2 - 7-band BSS Audio graphic equalizers
  • 2 x 500W power into 4 ohms for stereo or main/monitor operation
  • RCA record outs
  • Speakon speaker connectors
  • RCA inputs for CD player
  • 15-1/2"W x 7"H x 10-1/3"D

Order today and set your band up with big-league sound.

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SoundcraftGigRac 1000st Powered Mixer
 
3.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Powered Mixer

I bought this to replace some stolen PA gear. I was hesitant because of a couple of bad reviews but figured at worst I could send it back. I will be keeping this. ...Read complete review

I bought this to replace some stolen PA gear. I was hesitant because of a couple of bad reviews but figured at worst I could send it back. I will be keeping this. There are a few things to mention. If you have high output microphones, you must use the 20db pad on the first 4 inputs or it will distort. I am sure that is where one reviewer had problems. 5-8 were fine with my mics. Also you must use speakers that are within the specs for the gig rack. I play mainly in a 6 piece Rock, Blues, and Country band and this thing is plenty loud. We are a loud band with 2 guitars running 50 watt amps. We have 5 vocals, a saxophone and a keyboard going through pa. Here is how I set it up. The mains are up about 3/4 of the way and then the individual channels are turned up until loud enough to cut through the mix. Its as simple as that. The effects sound good. The fan is loud when you are home in a quiet house, but in a crowded bar you can't hear it at all. The system is also very quiet. As loud as I had it, during breaks, there was no speaker hiss or anything like that. The only thing that would make this unit better is instead of a 20db pad button, give us an input gain knob for the channels, or at least a couple of choices for the input gain. All I can say is I highly recommend this pa head.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Coolin fans.

The speaker resistance is critical to get maximum "punch" from this amp.
I sold mine.
The coolin fans are so very noisy, but, these fans are very...Read complete review

The speaker resistance is critical to get maximum "punch" from this amp.
I sold mine.
The coolin fans are so very noisy, but, these fans are very important to keep the output trannies & the weird power switching (110 volts to feed the amp) system, cool (or it shuts down)-(almost instantly). Put this amp down a little heavy & the cooling fans are stopped by all the meatal case around them (very close for some reason). Once I realise all this, I was happy with the amp. A decent pair of speakers (at 4ohms per speaker box) made this amp a giant slayer.
I got sick of strippin it to free the fans, so sold it with all the warnings.
EQ is almost perfect with all knbs sraight up, but I must state again the seakers must be 4 ohms per side (2 x 8ohms in parallel each side).
Pretty good quality with impressive face plate, great feeling knobs with smooth resistance feeling.. Light weight, plenty impressive sound with good speakers (4ohms per side).
Big plastic box slides around too much, left the rubber mat somewhere, but its almost waterproof (if the right way up in the rain).
Ive had more reliable 1000 watters, but not many so very portable..

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Coolin fans.

By Acoustomaniac :^)

from Ireland.

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

The speaker resistance is critical to get maximum "punch" from this amp.
I sold mine.
The coolin fans are so very noisy, but, these fans are very important to keep the output trannies & the weird power switching (110 volts to feed the amp) system, cool (or it shuts down)-(almost instantly). Put this amp down a little heavy & the cooling fans are stopped by all the meatal case around them (very close for some reason). Once I realise all this, I was happy with the amp. A decent pair of speakers (at 4ohms per speaker box) made this amp a giant slayer.
I got sick of strippin it to free the fans, so sold it with all the warnings.
EQ is almost perfect with all knbs sraight up, but I must state again the seakers must be 4 ohms per side (2 x 8ohms in parallel each side).
Pretty good quality with impressive face plate, great feeling knobs with smooth resistance feeling.. Light weight, plenty impressive sound with good speakers (4ohms per side).
Big plastic box slides around too much, left the rubber mat somewhere, but its almost waterproof (if the right way up in the rain).
Ive had more reliable 1000 watters, but not many so very portable..

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Powered Mixer

By DGNRepair

from Fairfield County, CT

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I bought this to replace some stolen PA gear. I was hesitant because of a couple of bad reviews but figured at worst I could send it back. I will be keeping this. There are a few things to mention. If you have high output microphones, you must use the 20db pad on the first 4 inputs or it will distort. I am sure that is where one reviewer had problems. 5-8 were fine with my mics. Also you must use speakers that are within the specs for the gig rack. I play mainly in a 6 piece Rock, Blues, and Country band and this thing is plenty loud. We are a loud band with 2 guitars running 50 watt amps. We have 5 vocals, a saxophone and a keyboard going through pa. Here is how I set it up. The mains are up about 3/4 of the way and then the individual channels are turned up until loud enough to cut through the mix. Its as simple as that. The effects sound good. The fan is loud when you are home in a quiet house, but in a crowded bar you can't hear it at all. The system is also very quiet. As loud as I had it, during breaks, there was no speaker hiss or anything like that. The only thing that would make this unit better is instead of a 20db pad button, give us an input gain knob for the channels, or at least a couple of choices for the input gain. All I can say is I highly recommend this pa head.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

3rd 1000st in shop,stranded twice no pay DON'T BUY

By dissapointed and stranded not once buy twice

from St. Louis MO

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I bought one of these to gig with for karaoke. I figured hey:what a lightweight powerful easy to transport sturdy looking PA. AND its a Soundcraft to boot. First off let me explain, I ran 2 Peavey PR15's which I checked with a multimeter that run at 7.2 and 7.44 Ohms respectively. So, speakers are in check and so are the cables. as well as the IEC power cable providing good power at 114 VAC.Utter fail. The first one worked well for around 7 months, 3 nights a week, 4 hours a night. Then while playing a gig, all of the sudden, the entire amp shut down. It was in a failsafe protect mode, and the clip light was lit up and would put out a TINY and I mean TINY reproduction of sound when both the channel and the main volume were both turned all the way up. So, I took it back and got another one.Second one worked fine for around 2 months, and then after gigging with no problems on Friday and Saturday night, a friend called to ask me if I could cover her gig for her. No problem, or so I thought. I went in, set everything up, turned everything on, and what happened but absolutely nothing. This amp it seems was in protect mode as well. Sooooo... I took it back yet a 2nd time. Got a new amp. Again, while out playing a gig the amp failed. This time, I took it into a reputable shop since I had no money to buy a brand new one. Lets hope they fix it. I will probably sell, and buy something else as soon as its in working order.The second time it failed, I scrimped and saved and bought what I considered to be a less desirable product, the Behringer PMP3000. I have to say, it blows the GigRac out of the water, in terms of headroom, and effects, and number of channels, and features, and clarity. The only reason I have the GigRac in the shop is for purely a backup amp, should I be DJing a wedding and need it in dire circumstance. If you google "Gigrac 1000st major problems blown" theres an electronics forum with all the information on what was/is wrong with it. Support I will say from Harmon International has been PHENOMENAL!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No problems

By The Artist Known as Joseppi

from Oakhurst CA

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I've been using this for almost two years and thus far have had no problems, (light weight & easy to set up) altho' I haven't used it extensively or pushed it very hard. I'm currently using it for my acoustic band and mic'ing everything including upright bass-very clear transient response and punchy bottom-end. At first I was concerned about it not being loud enough, then I replaced my Peavey 16 ohm speakers with JBL JRX115's and WOW what a difference. I've also used it as a power amp with my 16-ch mixer for an outdoor large venue - very clean and loud and had no issues from running it for 5 or 6 hours continuously. The cooling fan is loud in a small quiet setting like a church but inconsequential for club use. I'm surprised to have read some very unfavorable reviews here but realize its the nature of the beast with Chinese-made gear...I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Based on other's negative experiences, I would neither recommend nor discourage anyone from buying it. Based on my own experience, I'm very pleased.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gigrac Review

By Rockin Randy

from Lapeer, MI

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I had this PA for a couple of weeks and have used it out 2 times. It is a pretty easy item to tote around. Controls are logical and easy to figure out.The fan is quite powerful and keeps it running cool, but it is also quite loud. There seems to be a fair amount of speaker hiss present when I have keyboards plugged into it but with just mics and preamped acoustic guitar it is very quiet. The effects are good in general I've only used reverbs. There are a lot of options for additional amps/speakers and mixers provided.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great powered mixer!

By DTMM

from Spring, TX

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I recently purchased this unit and could not be happier. This easily covers a good sized group of people. I think it would also be a great monitor in a larger set up and intend to use it that way.The inputs are very well thought out. The first four have a higher gain. The last 4 are less and for good reason. I can plug in my Line 6 X3 live and not have to mess with gain issues if I use the lesser gain inputs. My mp3 player plugs in great and acoustic guitar sounds great in the lesser gain inputs. Less feedback with the guitar.I LOVE the separate mono mix. This has been something I have wanted for a long time, but didn't want the setup hassle. I can get set up and playing in less than 30 minutes. Even faster if I really focus on it. It is practically plug and play. I like the delay effects, but wish there were more than provided. It suits my needs. I found no trouble with EQ at all.Also, I dropped this before my first gig and it fell hard on cement. The hard case did its job!!! I have had no trouble and was amazed!!You can't go wrong with SoundCraft equipment. They really know what they are doing.For the price you get good volume, good effects, good EQ and no setup headaches.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

use the speakers soundcraft recomends

By Jay-7P8Ol

from detroit mi.

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I bought this head in october of this year my band and i play out aprox. 2-4 time a month and reherse 1-2 times a week. I use this for every gig and rehersal it's yet to let me down. it is important that you use the correct speakers im powering 2 15" JBL JRX115's (soundcraft recomends these speakers)for this head. keep in mind i use this for lead and back up vocal's only, once in a while i will plug in my acustic guitar but over all this is by far one of the best heads i've used.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

update on gigrac 1000st

By pianoTim-.KLpY

from Canada

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

Hi, reviewed this (gigrac 1000st) about 3 years ago after I bought it for my niece to use in her band. They have used it live a few times and used it as a practice pa for all those years without a problem. My niece says it's loud and clean. They are all good musicians with some members even in the Jazz program at University in Montreal. They recorded a cd using it in the spring of 2008 at an Alberta University radio station. It's served them well. As for my purchase, it was well justified, and I have no buyers remorse!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By Speaker abuser.

from Placerville, CA

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I solo around wineries breweries and coffee houses, this amp has power in reserve for all these gigs and seems to be set up pretty near correct with all the knobs pointing straight up (using condenser mics). I would have liked a sterio FX section (it's mono) and a seperate volume control for each internal amp (like most others)instead of having to swing all the "panning" knobs, this is a problem when giging indoors as you don't always have choice of speaker position.The whole unit is surprisingly light to carry and I have never payed so little for a "hard working" amp. Thanks again Musicians Friend, for great prices. Ps, I need a new "guild" guitar, as my old Yam is getting a bit rough.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Compact Unit

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

I've finished a couple weekends of gigging with this box. Observations: very compact, runs cool..fans are quiet, case is slippery and they give you a rubber matt thingy to set it on so it doesnt slide around...sure I'll put something on the case so I don't have to deal with that,. Signal path is quiet..including EQ. Reverbs are ok..but no lexicon...some of the effects are noisy if you turn them up. Amp section is strong. Overall, a nice piece for the money.

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