Crest Audio Release New HP-W™ Mixing Console

Crest Audio proudly introduces the HP-W professional mixing console, a continuation of its celebrated, feature-packed HP-Eight™ Series consoles. The HP-W is available in 28-, 36- and 44-standard mono input frames—with four full stereo channels, eight mono Automix™ channels and two stereo line returns—making this console ideal for both mixed music and spoken word applications.

The HP-W mixing console combines Crest Audio’s legendary sound and build quality with sought-after features such as four-band, double-swept mid EQ; eight analog subgroups; 100 mm faders; two-channel matrix; full talkback and monitor systems; and eight-scene mute. This quality console also includes 10 aux sends on each input channel with fader flip functions for use as a monitor mixer, plus four stereo line input channels with EQ, assignment and aux sends capable of handling dual-mono or split-track signals.

Also standard on all HP-W consoles are eight mono channels of Automix for “hands-off” spoken word mixing. Automix is a gain-sharing protocol that allows increased gain before feedback. Engaging the Automix priority switch will greatly reduce comb filtering by turning down unused or low priority inputs. HP-W consoles also include four stereo channels, a stereo ambient mic input and two alternate outputs with processing.

The HP-W will be available in Q1 2006 from authorized Crest Audio dealers.


  • 44, 36 or 28 standard mono input channels
  • Eight analog subgroups
  • 10 auxes
  • Eight mono gain-sharing Automix(TM) input channels
  • 11 x 2 matrix
  • Four fully stereo input channels with assignments that can also handle dual-mono or split- track applications
  • Two stereo line returns on 60 mm faders with assignment and two aux sends
  • One stereo ambient mic input with four aux sends
  • XLR and ¼” connectors on all mono inputs
  • Individual 48-volt phantom power, mic/line and polarity reverse switches on all mono input channels
  • Fader Flip function on aux outputs places aux masters on 100 mm faders in place of groups & L/R
  • 100 mm high-quality faders on mono inputs, auto mix inputs, stereo inputs, groups and separate left, right and mono outputs
  • Four-band, double-swept mid EQ
  • Eight microprocessor-controlled mute scenes
  • Full talkback and monitor systems
  • Two alternate outputs that can be sourced from L, R, M or matrix outputs (stereo compressor, expander and limiter on both)
  • XLR connectors on aux outputs
  • Full talkback and monitor systems
  • Internal power supply with provision for external, redundant supply
  • Modular input blocks of eights channels for ease of service
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • U.S. MSRP $TBA

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