L-8 Radio Console

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L-8 Radio Console

The L-8 is a low-profile, completely modular tabletop control surface that's scaled for voiceover or news production.

This cousin to the popular LX-24 is big in capability but scaled for news production, voiceover work and all those applications requiring a solid control surface that will deliver under deadline. The L-8 is based on
 all the same design principles as the LX-24 – a precision-built, low-profile, tabletop IP control surface that offers assignable sources to any fader and with hot-swappable individual fader modules.

Each fader provides access to four stereo busses, a stereo cue bus, and its own individual Bus-Minus. An LED source name display, an A/B source selector, and one programmable soft button are also available, and a SET button provides access to assignable controls in the master section. Snapshots of the L-8’s configuration can be saved and recalled at the touch of a button, making setup for different working sessions a snap.  

The L-8 meter bridge features three sets of bright, ultra-high resolution LED meters. A digital clock/timer is also included. The L-8 has control room and headphone outputs with level control and source selection, as well as an independent studio monitor output.

The L-8 is designed for use with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. An IP88CBL Console Audio BLADE provides the audio mix functionality; additional BLADEs can be added for inputs and outputs in a variety of digital and analog formats. This new IP console is sleek, versatile, and low profile. No tabletop cutouts needed. Just plug the L-8 into your WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, and quickly assign any source of any type to any fader anywhere in your network.

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  • Low-profile, tabletop form factor allows clear sight lines and requires no furniture cutouts
  • Hot-swappable fader modules
  • Four stereo busses
  • Any source to any fader
  • A/B dual input switching
  • Bus-Minus (N-1) on each input channel
  • Built-in class D headphone amplifier and level control
  • Event preset recall
  • Includes IP88CBL Console BLADE


Front to back 16-1/4

Front height 1-1/2

Rear height 4-1/4

Width  16-5/8”



Front to back 16-1/4

Front height 1-1/2

Rear height 4-1/4

Width  25 5/8”



Ethernet:  RJ-45

Headphone:  RTS 1/4” phone

Power:  DC connector jack w/locking ring


IP-88CBL Console Audio BLADE (includes Power Supply for L-8)

The IP88CBL provides powerful interface options, including four AES inputs, four stereo analog inputs, four AES outputs, and four stereo analog outputs on RJ45s; control room and studio stereo analog outputs on XLRs, two mic level inputs with gain trim and switchable phantom power on XLRs; cue and headphone outputs on both RJ45 and 1/4" TRS, 12 GPI logic ports on RJ45, and the power supply DC out the for L-8.

The L-12 utilizes an IP-88CB and a compact external power supply.


Darrin Paley introduces the L-8, from the show floor at NAB 2013. Video courtesy of BSW.

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