LAWO crystal Mixing Console

With the crystal, Lawo offers the ideal mixing console for broadcasters who want to be on air - now. With high-quality technology, made in Germany.
With a well thought-out, user-friendly control surface that inspires, and with smart design that fascinates. And all this at a price that's also affordable for tight budgets.

From the first glance on the crystal console fascinates with a smart and modern control surface. And it not only looks good but supports the users in their every-day work in many ways. For example with buttons illuminated by RGB LEDs that allow for colour coding of the various functions. The high-resolution OLED displays guarantee an optimum readability from every angle. And as one of the two displays per channel always shows the selected source it is easy for the users to keep the overview all the time also in hectic situations. The brightness of these displays as well as the other buttons will be adapted via a ambiant light sensor to the environmental lighting conditions, allowing for fatigue-free work. The console chassis is made completely of aluminium and guarantees together with the high-quality, abrasion-proof surface for a long life cycle of the console.

Beside the smart design also the inner values of the crystal will convince you. A fast and cost-efficient start is provided for with the included configuration templates that cover many standard applications. And if individual adaptations to the user workflows are needed - also this is realised easily thanks to the comprehensive configuration options.

Control surface
Control surface variants with up to 24 faders
Compact design with case height only 3 cm / 1.2"
Dimensions incl. controls:
  • Height 4.9 cm / 1.9″, depth 38.5 cm / 15.2″
  • Width 4-fader model 26.5 cm / 10.4″
  • Width 8-fader model 53.0 cm / 20.9″
  • Width 12-fader model 71.5 cm / 28.1″
  • Width 12-fader split 37.0 cm / 14.6 ″ + 34.5 cm / 13.6″
  • Width 16-fader model 90.0 cm / 35.4″
Long-life 100 mm faders with dust protection
OLED displays (160° visible angle)
Buttons with multi-colour backlight (RGB)
Ambient light sensor for automatic brightness control
Fully stand alone operable, opt. touchscreen software

System core
Base Unit 19” / 1 RU with control system, signal processing and audio interfaces Depth 39.4 cm / 15.5″, incl. connectors 43.2 cm / 17.0″ Integrated routing matrix (non-blocking) with up to 288 inputs and 292 outputs Active cross ventilation, system-controlled Integral wide-ranging power supply 100...240 V AC or alternatively 12 V DC connection Optional redundant PSU, external (future option)

Signal processing
Up to 24 fader channels with input gain (max. +18 dB) and pan/balance
Up to 100 definitions for sources and summing buses; mono or stereo, 5.1 surround (future option)
16 Equalisers: 3 fully parametric bands and 2 filters (mono or stereo)
16 Dynamics units: gate, expander, compressor (mono or stereo)
16 Limiters (mono or stereo)
16 Delays: up to 320 ms (mono*)
32 Summing buses (mono* including PFL)
32 Minimixers (2 x 2 mixers for monitoring, stereo-to-mono, etc.)
Internal tone generator (1kHz)
(*Stereo coupling possible)

4 Analogue mic inputs (incl. bass cut, stereo coupling possible, also usable as line inputs)
4 Analogue line inputs
8 Analogue line outputs
2 Headphone outputs (stereo)
4 AES3 inputs (stereo) with sample rate converter (SRC)
4 AES3 outputs (stereo)
GPIO (8 optocouplers, 8 silent cmos relays)
Optional MADI extension with 4 ports (=256 mono channels)
2 slots for I/O extension, per card alternatively:
  • 4 Analogue mic in/4 Analogue line in
  • 8 Analogue line in/out
  • 4 AES3 in/out (stereo) with input SRC
  • HD/SD SDI embedder/de-embedder (4 x stereo)
  • RAVENNA Audio over IP option (available soon)

Wordclock input and internal generator
Optional sync via MADI or slot 1
48 kHz and 44.1 kHz sampling rates

Programmable logic core (red light, fader start, broadcast button, talkback integration etc.)
Integrated n-1/conference logic (2 independent systems)
Serial interface for integration with radio automation systems
Networking via TCP/IP

Configuration and maintenance
Software for system configuration and logic programming
Integral web server for system diagnosis
Dedicated SW tool for software updates
Remote maintenance using VPN

VisTool (option)
Software for the enhancement of the control surface, support of touchscreens
Visualisation of DSP parameters, signal levels and states
Additional functions and controls (e.g. timer, snapshots)
Min. PC requirements: PentiumIII-800 MHz with 512 MB RAM, OS Windows® XP Professional, Ethernet interface
Supported resolutions: SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+, WSXGA, WXGA, UXGA

Panels (option)
Several panel variants (19”/1 RU) with illuminated buttons, LCD-keys, potentiometers and GPIO
Control of logic functions and level adjustment for e.g. conferences, talkback and monitoring
Connection of up to 30 panels via CAN-Bus (opt. TCP/IP)