SSL L450

SSL L450

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Featuring SSL Live's next-generation patented Optimal Core Processing (OCP) technology, the new L450 console represents the perfect balance of production power and control. Corporate facilities, touring and Houses Of Worship which require the superior sonic performance and advanced workflow the SSL Live platform offers within the ergonomic layout of the L200, but do not require the almost limitless DSP capabilities of the new flagship L650. The L450 console is perfectly positioned to fulfill your production requirements.

Visuals up front, faders in front

Based on the unique ergonomic design of the L200 console, which is now shared with the new flagship L650 console, the L450 sits between them in terms of processing power. The L450 is built around the same 19" multi-touch screen as the L550 Plus and L650 but features a TaCo APP tile instead of a Channel Control tile. The renowned triple-wide fader tile layout and cutaways for external screens which keep the line of sight to artists and the stage at a premium have also been retained, creating two distinct areas of focus for operators.

L450 / L650 & V5.0 Software Overview

The latest V5.0 software update brings a host of new features and enhancements to the SSL Live platform. V4.11 software introduced integrated control of L'Acoustics L-ISA Immersive system, V5.0 furthers that, adding integrated control of Meyer Sound Immersive loudspeaker systems via SpaceMap Go APP. New Plus Processing Packs, enhanced 3rd party device control, and new processing tools; Blitzer and Sorcerer, and Path Recall Safe show our commitment to keeping all SSL Live consoles ahead of the curve.

The SSL Live consoles bring decades of design experience to the specific demands of live sound production. The result is an uncluttered design that is intuitive and ergonomically efficient with a collection of unique features to keep the operator in complete control at all times. The system lets you use your own balance of touch screen and hardware control to work the way you want to. A single super bright, high resolution 19" multi-touch screen is the heart of the console and can be used for system & I/O configuration, creating surface layouts using the Layer Manager, the Automation interface, the Effects Rack, and two different views of your project; The Channel View and Console Overview.

Additional Control

TaCo APP & External Touchscreen

Tablets can be used to bring additional touchscreen control over Channel Processing and Effects Rack processing using the SSL TaCo tablet control application. The L450 offers a dedicated tablet mount around the 19" multi-touch screen, keeping the visual display centered around the line of sight for the operator.

Additional screens connected to external PCs or touchscreen laptops running SOLSA can be arm mounted to the console to bring yet more touchscreen control options.


The L450's DSP is built on next-gen Optimal Core Processing (OCP) technology and is extremely flexible. The console has 856 inputs and 856 outputs. It has 240 mix paths at 96kHz. These paths can be assigned as Channels, Stem Groups, Auxes, and Masters to suit demands and configured as anything between mono, which uses a single path, to 5.1 which uses six paths.

A 32 Input / 36 Output Matrix also has its own dedicated processing and can be segmented into four separate smaller matrices if desired. All 36 Matrix Output paths have High and Low Pass Filters, 4 band EQ, 2 seconds of delay, and our unique All-Pass Filters available. This is in addition to two inserts that can be used with both the internal Effects Rack and external processing.

L450 Local I/O

The L450 offers a comprehensive collection of Input and Output connectivity with the capacity to serve both Fronts of the House and Monitor applications. SSL Live I/O meets the exacting audio benchmark SSL has set with the SuperAnalogue™ range of analogue consoles. It delivers a frequency response that is within 0.05 dB of flat from 20 to 40 kHz (within 1.3 dB down to 10 Hz) and a THD+N of <0.005%. Digital to Analogue Conversion is 24bit/96kHz and the console operates at 96kHz.

The local and remote I/O mic/line amps use SSL’s patented mic amp technology to deliver the highest quality signal to the console. The circuitry is DC coupled (no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path) and has high input impedance. Mic amp gain is controlled extremely precisely in more than 16,000 steps ensuring totally smooth control, very good common mode rejection, and extremely low distortion. Listening tests are recommended.

L450 local analogue I/O configuration; 16 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs, 2 Headphone/Monitor outputs. AES/EBU digital I/O configuration: 4 pairs of inputs and 4 pairs of outputs. AES/EBU I/O has a fully variable sample rate conversion.

Standard MADI port configuration: 6 redundant pairs of coaxial and 2 fiber (non-redundant). If redundancy is not required, these connections can be independent, providing a maximum of sixteen ports. In addition, there is a separate optical MADI port (out/in), designed for use as an ‘FX Loop’ for connecting an external FX device such as a system using Waves Multirack or a VST effects host. The standard configuration offers SSL Blacklight II connectors. A Dante card is also available offering 32x32 channels of I/O at 96 kHz (or 64x64 channels at 48kHz) over a redundant Dante connection. A redundant pair of SSL X-Light connectors provide 256 bi-directional channels at 96kHz between the console and stage using a single cable with ruggedized connectors. The back panel also accommodates connectors for MIDI, LTC, Wordclock, and GP I/O. The console has redundant power supplies.


There are six models available in the SSL Live console range; the L650, L550 Plus, the L450, L350 Plus, L200 Plus, and the L100 Plus. At SSL we believe that offering a range of sizes and console specifications should not mean compromising on quality or features.

All six consoles use the same Remote I/O and use identical audio conversion and internal audio engine technology. The combination and layout of Fader Tiles, Master Tile, and Channel Control Tile vary but the controls available and feature set are identical. The consoles use the same software with identical architecture, routing capability, and of course audio processing tool kit. A full channel on the L450 is the same as a full channel on the other consoles and they all offer exactly the same outstanding collection of insert Effects. The differences between the six models center on physical size, layout, available channel paths & processing power, and available local I/O.

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