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Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer

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Superb sonics in an ergonomic, compact package.

The Soundcraft GigRac 600 8-Channel Powered Mixer is easy to move, easy to set up, and has impeccable Soundcraft quality sonics. Perfect for solo performers or small groups. 8 channels with high-quality preamps and 2-band EQ, 2 x 300W of power, 7-band BSS-made graphic equalizer 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 you can carry over your shoulder.

FEATURES
  • 8 main channels
  • 2-band channel EQs
  • High-quality preamps
  • 7-band BSS Audio graphic equalizer
  • 2 x 300W power into 4 ohms for 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
  • 25.3 lbs.

If a small system is all you need, the GigRac is a great way to go. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Noise
  • EIN 150 ohms 20-22kHz (CH1 - CH4): -123 dBu
  • EIN 150 ohms 20-22kHz (CH5 - CH6): -123 dBu
  • Main out (Level control mid): -78 dBu
  • Mon out (Level control mid): -80 dBu
  • Amp out: -57 dBu
  • Crosstalk
  • Main cutoff: -80 dB
  • Mon cutoff: -80 dB
  • Frequency Response
  • 20 - 22KHz rel 1KHz Line in to Main out: +0.2/-2.6 X dB
  • THD+N
  • Mic i/p -20dB Pad 0dBu I/P at Main out (22Hz-22kHz): 0.15%
  • Mic i/p to Amp Out @ full power (22-22kHz): 0.15%
  • Inputs Ch 1 ” Ch 4
  • Mic Input Impedance: 5.5 Kohms
  • Line Input Impedance: 30 Kohms
  • Max Input Mic ( 20dB pad ): -3.5 dBu
  • Max Input Line( 20dB pad ): 10 dBu
  • Max Mic gain to main out: 60 dBu
  • Inputs Ch 5 ” Ch 8
  • Mic Input Impedance: 2.4 Kohms
  • Line Input Impedance: 40 Kohms
  • Max Input Mic: -18 dBu
  • Max Input Line: 3 dBu
  • Max Mic gain to main out: 50 dBu
  • Outputs
  • Max out main / mon: 18 dBu
  • Power Output
  • Gigrac 300: 300W ref 4 ohms
  • Gigrac 600: 2 x 300W ref 4 ohms
  • Connectors
  • Mic: Balanced XLR combi connectors
  • All Jacks: 3 - pole 1/4"
  • Line: Jack / combi connectors / RCA phono
  • FX bus: Jack
  • Submix in: Jack
  • Main out: Jack
  • Mon out: Jack
  • Record out: RCA phono
  • Phones: Jack
  • Speakers: Speakon
  • Dimensions
  • 15-1/2"W x 7"H x 10-1/3"D
  • Weight
  • GigRac 600: 27.9 lbs.
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SoundcraftGigRac 600 Powered Mixer
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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Great for small gigs

We used the GigRac live for the first time last night, with a vocal mic plugged into channel 1, acoustic-electric guitars plugged directly into channels 3 and 4, and an MP3 player in...Read complete review

We used the GigRac live for the first time last night, with a vocal mic plugged into channel 1, acoustic-electric guitars plugged directly into channels 3 and 4, and an MP3 player in channel 6 via RCA, and it worked perfectly. The amp is more powerful than I expected, we played to a crowd of 50 or so with the volume at 50% the whole time. It was really nice not having to lug a heavy, unwieldy mixer with us, it's totally worth the buy.
The effects options are nice, and the graphic EQ is great for cutting out feedback when it happens (which is pretty often for us when we play outside). It's really nice to be able to adjust effects and volume levels for both the main and mon channels too, and it's great that you have the option to send the main mix out one amp channel and the mon mix out the other. It would be nice if the main mix was stereo, but you can get around that by using the main mix for the left channel and the mon mix for the right (although then you can't use monitors). It's been mentioned before, but be warned that the first four channels have much more gain (because they're meant for mics), and the other four are less sensitive and may require separate preamps. The main reason I bought the GigRac is to have a small amp that I can strap over my shoulder and use in a tight space, and it works wonderfully for that.
The chassis itself is very rugged, and feels like it would survive several drops. The only bad thing that struck me is the knobs felt a little wobbly, and seem to be made of cheap plastic. I don't really mind much, But I would've liked to have that satisfying "heavy knob" feel. Just being nitpicky.
I would absolutely buy this thing all over again just for its simplicity and convenience. Carry it on your shoulder to a gig, plug it in, and it's ready to go. When it's over, pop the lid back on, and carry it away. Having said that, I kind of expected a stereo main mix.

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Soundcraft's Gigrac - 4 and 4 channels

I bought this unit because I wanted a compact powered mixer capable of driving both passive speakers and passive monitors. Also, 8 channels seemed to be about the scope of what we needed for...Read complete review

I bought this unit because I wanted a compact powered mixer capable of driving both passive speakers and passive monitors. Also, 8 channels seemed to be about the scope of what we needed for a small rock band. Unfortunately, what you get is a 4 channel mixer with the addition of 4 line level channels. While the low output of these 4 channels is fine for direct-in of maybe a keyboard and acoustic guitar with preamped pickup, these channels have to be cranked to the max if you expect to use standard mics in them. Most powered mixers allow 2 of their channels for line level usage but not this baby; you get 4. While this setup may be fine for a lounge band with some direct-in needs, for a 3 or 4 piece club/bar band there are better choices for the price. The manual touts the convenience of plugging your electric guitar direct into one of these channels, but who does that? It comes built into a nice case with a front cover, but the strap can't be removed without opening up the case screws. So if you're using the unit on a table in your practice studio, the straps may be in the way. That's it for the gripes that caused me to return it. The good news is that it seems will made (in China), has a nice layout and some interesting digital effects. It might be just the ticket for limited pa needs in a portable package.

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1.0

Great Item - Zero Support

By CDM-S8I7K

from Georgia

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I purchased this thing and loved it. I removed it from the case and rack mounted it. During that time the case was stolen in a home robbery. I have tried for six months to contact Sound Crafters at both the gigrac and main company website to see if I could order the part. They will not respond..PERIOD. For this reason I would not recommend ANY products made by this company.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One word.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I use: #483257 Audio-Technica M4000s 6 Pack Micand stand kit - I also used a Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer - 8 channel - 2 Black Widows speakers. Live Salsa Band in New York City - 2 Trumpet - 1 Trombone - Bongos, Congas, Timbales and three vocals. We just used them on 116th Street & Park Avenue - Everyone was heard clear and loud. For those of us that live in New York City we don't have a lot of space. The price is right the gear is on the money. Gentlements and Ladies if you have a group and need a amp that is small and powerful, purchase it trust me, it's great for you money. Thanks Musicansfriends and SoundCraft, espeically the gentlement @ musicanships Friends who help me get this gear together. It's very small and powerful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Rig!

By SeattleJazzGuitar

from Seattle

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

(Note: I have the 300 version of this, it's the same feature set but just has one power amp instead of two).I use this for my guitar/sax duo and it is fantastic. Very clean sound, great effects, compact and portable, cool lights, and easy to use knob layout and front patch bay. The mic preamps are solid, but they don't work so well for acoustic guitar as advertised. Acoustic guitars sound OK with the 20db boost, but your better off with an external preamp. I've had this for about a year, and use it about once a week, and I've never had any problems. I generally run 6 lines through the Gigrac - two synthesizers, my 335 through a preamp, my stereo baritone guitar through another preamp, and a microphone. The lid holds extra cords and the built in case and strap make it easy to lug around. I got a great deal on this close out model, but I wish I got the 600 so I didn't have to carry around my monitor amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best of the bunch!!!

By EpiDot Player

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

The Gigrac is a big winner in my book. This is their ideal mixer for small to meduim sized clubs.The 2x300 amps are deceiving, as the power is exceptionally clean. The amps are rated 300 watts at 4 ohms, and 200 watts at 8 ohms. Sounds more like 500 watts.The channel strips have a distinct "British" sound, and are very easy to use. Just make sure you don't over-EQ. This is very different than most powered mixers. It sounds exceptional, so little EQ is necessary.The effects, even though limited to 8, are very useful, and extremely musical. No filler here, just the good stuff.Of all the powered mixers I've owned or used, the Gigrac is by far the best sounding, and easiest to use. The only drawback is the Gigrac sounds so good it will really bring out any deficiencies in your speaker cabinets!!

 
5.0

A cut above the rest

By OZMDD

from Dallas, TX

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I have had the Gigrac 600 for over a year now, and I wouldn't sell it for double if they became unavailable. I use it 2-3 times a week, indoor and out, solo and with a band. I bought it for acoustic shows so I wouldn't have to drag my rack around and wear it out on small gigs. It was a great deal, and had enough inputs (8) to handle my 3-piece band at small venues. I hadn't planned to use it that way, but it is so much more portable than my rack, and the sound quality is comparable out front (no monitor EQ the way I use it).I have no problems with the high/low gain input arrangement, which is common to almost all combo heads. Make sure you put phantom powered inputs on the first 4 channells, duh. another tip: this thing really prefers a 4-ohm load to 8. It seemed to max-out easily at first, but then I started running my mains in series and added a 2nd monitor, and it is really strong. Many combos don't handle that well, but these amps are high-quality and have tons of headroom @ 4-ohms. Also, you will probably want to pad your inputs if you use good mics and DI boxes, as they are sensitive and don't have a separate gain adjustment (the only real advantge to going with the Mackie for sure, but not a problem if you have good gear and know your levels. ) cooling fans are very effective; I've never had it thermal EVER, and it stays cool to the touch. I'll never buy another nightmare Peavey head, and would only consider Mackie as an alternative, but Gigrac wins in value, and sounds JUST as good.

 
2.0

Soundcraft's Gigrac - 4 and 4 channels

By Mikey93

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I bought this unit because I wanted a compact powered mixer capable of driving both passive speakers and passive monitors. Also, 8 channels seemed to be about the scope of what we needed for a small rock band. Unfortunately, what you get is a 4 channel mixer with the addition of 4 line level channels. While the low output of these 4 channels is fine for direct-in of maybe a keyboard and acoustic guitar with preamped pickup, these channels have to be cranked to the max if you expect to use standard mics in them. Most powered mixers allow 2 of their channels for line level usage but not this baby; you get 4. While this setup may be fine for a lounge band with some direct-in needs, for a 3 or 4 piece club/bar band there are better choices for the price. The manual touts the convenience of plugging your electric guitar direct into one of these channels, but who does that? It comes built into a nice case with a front cover, but the strap can't be removed without opening up the case screws. So if you're using the unit on a table in your practice studio, the straps may be in the way. That's it for the gripes that caused me to return it. The good news is that it seems will made (in China), has a nice layout and some interesting digital effects. It might be just the ticket for limited pa needs in a portable package.

 
5.0

Damn good mixer for the price.

By Mike Berger

from Hartford, CT

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

A powerful, clean sound for an affordable price... can't beat this unit. Nice case for transport too.

 
5.0

the best mixer tha you cant buy

By alexander-_0ij9

from New York City

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I have thes one for 3 years.and it the best mixer aroud. the sound is beutiful,clear,and loud I have 2 peavy speakers 15 inch of 8ohm and is just tu good,and I sing 3 times a weak and never gave me any problem...it the best mixer for small bands

 
5.0

Great for what it is made for!

By heartofworship

from TN

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I have owned my gigrack for about 1 1/2 years now and it has been one of the best investments I have ever purchased. As a Worship Pastor, there are several times when I need a good portable unit to take to out to nursing homes, appartment outreach events, outdoor events or even small venues within the church... this thing is perfect for those types of applications. I use 4 powered Mackie mains and use the power from the gig rack to power a small sub when needed. With a small band set up and two - four vocals, this little gem is perfect. My favorite feature is the case with the shoulder strap. I took this on a mission trip to New Brunswick and one to Mexico. The gig rack is a bit heavy walking through the airport, but it fits perfect in an overhead compartment. I now use this system to do solo ministry events with my new Taylor GS Mini and a Voicelive 3 guitar and vocal effects processor. I can't say enough about the Gigrack... BUY ONE!!!

 
5.0

A good powered mixer for a good price

By Kimani

from Kingston, Jamaica

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I first encountered this power mixer when someone had a problem with it and they ask for help. The problem was a buzz in one of the xlr channels. Anyways, after I sorted out the problem my friend and I started to test the powered mixer. The effects are out of this world. Unlike other powered mixers that I have used this one is the best it wont bore, the lights on it are 'mad' and this was the 1st mixer I saw with speakon outputs very convinient

 
5.0

Great for Travellers

By Mike-eapLH

from somewhere in England

Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I bought this amp for one primary reason; I needed something which would work on European current/voltage. I am travelling for 2 years overseas, and wanted a quality PA head at American prices. The problem is finding one which will work in Europe. I had to do quite a bit of research including calling Harmon UK (Soundcraft)to find out if it would work. They sent me a layout diagram which showed me where to clip 2 jumpers and add a 3rd, and presto 220 volts at 50hz! It uses a standard computer power cable so all i did was go into the Local Staples in the UK and buy a new cord. I have it in the UK now and it works fine ! (NOTE: This WILL void your warranty - If you don't know what your doing - you will break something - or give yourself one hell of a jolt! not for the skiddish)While the thing is a bitch to take apart, I did noticed that it was well put together. 16 and 14 guage wiring on the internals. Good component spacing on the PC boards. Excellent heat dissapation on the output section. This looks a lot better on the inside than many other major brand amps I have played with. As for travelling - I placed this in a padded bag and checked it as luggage on a plane and it survived without a hitch. - no wonder - when i took it apart i discovered it was built like a tank!It plays well enough - very little noise at high volume levels with a Fishman pickupVocals with a Shure SM58 were clean All in all a good peice of equipment!

 
4.0

Great GigRac

By Floridavid

from Southwest Florida Coast

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

After having owned and used professionally, many powered mixers Including Samson, Yamaha, etc. I have found this to be a great piece of gear. Clean, Clear Studio-like sound, ample power and useable effects. 3 bands of channel EQ would have been nice but using good speakers and mics and allowing them to do their job without chopping holes in the Spectrum seems to work great. Very Pleased with this unit, and I play outdoors 4-5 times a week in South Florida. This thing is built like a tank and Fully Rack-mountable!

 
5.0

Doesn't need much volume to get you the

By SRVDrumma

from Bay Area, CA

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I just bought this mixer the other day as a temporary replacement for a blown out mixer, I may now be using this for the rest of it's lifespan. I use this PA for mainly vocals, but I use it for some electric guitar and keyboard.Even for it only being 300 Watts, at about level 5, it still has the umph to fill in a 300-400 capacity room. The only problem was I was underpowering the speakers, I plan on getting speakers that better match it. The mixer does not get over heated, plus with the 1/4" and Speakon outputs, it can use a wide variety of speakers. It looks new, plays with a crisp tone (barely need to adjust EQ settings).

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for everything.

By Rick H.

from New Jersey

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I like to wait until I have a piece of equipment for awhile before I review it. I bought my GigRac about two and a half years ago for use in smaller rooms where my bigger rack with the 12 channel Mackie board and QSC amps was just too much.I also picked up a pair of Behringer Active B212 speakers at the same time which are mounted on stands. I use the internal power of the GigRac to power a Peavey 15" cabinet for some extra bottom. The system works great. The GigRac is clean with nice power,the EQ on the channels is very responsive and best of all the digital reverb is very nice especially since the GigRac gives you a separate control for reverb in the main output and another control for reverb in the monitor feed.My only complaint is that there not enough audio outputs.There is only one (mono) main output and one (mono) monitor output.If you need more (I do for bigger jobs) you need to get a box to split the signal and give you additional outs.I did have the GigRac blow an output resistor about a year ago but I think it had more to do with the bad a/c at the club we were playing in. (I think the electrical system was installed by Tesla himself and never updated.) It was well worth getting the GigRac fixed. Since I have owned it my big rack with the 12 channel board, digital rack effects, compressors and other stuff has been collecting cob webs in my basement and the QSC amps only travel for bigger outdoor jobs with another set of speakers added.The GigRac just works as advertised. The internal power can use the signal from either the main mix output or can be switched to the monitor output so you can use it to power some monitor speakers (if you have other amps and speakers for your mains).

 
5.0

Deceiving

By Cragarx

from Farmington, IL

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

I bought this to replace some older equipment. I use it for a backup for DJ gigs and as a monitor amp for sound. It is very dependable, has a real clean sound and can get pretty loud for only 600w.

 
4.0

Great for small gigs

By Steve

from Okemos, MI

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

We used the GigRac live for the first time last night, with a vocal mic plugged into channel 1, acoustic-electric guitars plugged directly into channels 3 and 4, and an MP3 player in channel 6 via RCA, and it worked perfectly. The amp is more powerful than I expected, we played to a crowd of 50 or so with the volume at 50% the whole time. It was really nice not having to lug a heavy, unwieldy mixer with us, it's totally worth the buy.
The effects options are nice, and the graphic EQ is great for cutting out feedback when it happens (which is pretty often for us when we play outside). It's really nice to be able to adjust effects and volume levels for both the main and mon channels too, and it's great that you have the option to send the main mix out one amp channel and the mon mix out the other. It would be nice if the main mix was stereo, but you can get around that by using the main mix for the left channel and the mon mix for the right (although then you can't use monitors). It's been mentioned before, but be warned that the first four channels have much more gain (because they're meant for mics), and the other four are less sensitive and may require separate preamps. The main reason I bought the GigRac is to have a small amp that I can strap over my shoulder and use in a tight space, and it works wonderfully for that.
The chassis itself is very rugged, and feels like it would survive several drops. The only bad thing that struck me is the knobs felt a little wobbly, and seem to be made of cheap plastic. I don't really mind much, But I would've liked to have that satisfying "heavy knob" feel. Just being nitpicky.
I would absolutely buy this thing all over again just for its simplicity and convenience. Carry it on your shoulder to a gig, plug it in, and it's ready to go. When it's over, pop the lid back on, and carry it away. Having said that, I kind of expected a stereo main mix.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect for supper club

By D.C. Hall

from N. Hollywood, Ca.

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Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 600 Powered Mixer:

Our duo needed a small but fairly powerful powered board. The supper club has small but excellent JBL house speakers w/ a terrible PA. We needed a new one quick. The Soundcraft is perfect and takes up a minimal amount of room. 300 watts a side gives plenty of punch. We have no breakup at any volume level and the unit couples well with the inherent bass drop-off (around 10ft.) of the JBLs. In other words we can pound away in our corner of the room and still not bother people eating. The first four ch's being "hot" are "recommended for vocals" but we found just the opposite; we had breakup running generic SM 57s and 58s. So we put the instruments in the first four and have had no problems. Sound quality "flat" is REALLY dry but can be warmed w/ inboard EQ and reverb. Pots could be better quality but overall a great little unit.D.C. Hall, N. Hollywood, Ca.

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