Dynacord PM 502
Dynacord PowerMate Series Compact 8-Channel Mixer With Efx
- 8 input channels with 5 Mic/Line- and 3 Stereo-Line inputs
- 2 x 600 Watts max output power, 100V Direct Drive Option
- High-Quality FX processors, 32 editable presets
- USB interface, file player for MP3 and WAV files
- 3 Master outputs with 7-band EQ each and delay for Master B
Dynacord apply their typically thoughtful design to a compact desk, which could be just the ticket for small gigs and installations.
Usually, whenever a Dynacord product turns up for review I have to ask for help to lift it out of the box, but not in this case. The PM502 is a small and lightweight powered mixer designed to meet both installation and mobile musician requirements but, typically of Dynacord, it has a number of novel features, not least a hybrid analogue/digital architecture and the ability to feed 100V line systems for installation use.
The main housing is moulded from plastic, and the front panel is angled back slightly for optimum visibility when used on a desktop. Overall it measures 395 x 244 x 241 mm and weighs just 4.9kg. All the connections, other than the headphone jack (irritatingly a consumer 3.5mm type) and a memory-stick USB socket, are on the rear panel, which sits above the ‘power bulge’ holding the electronics. Optional extras include a footswitch to bypass the internal effects and a rackmounting kit.
Its feature package includes: 5 MIC/LINE input channels with compressor / limiter and talk-over function, 3 Stereo Inputs including Jack, RCA and USB connectors, onboard player for MP3 or WAV audio files, high quality effects section with 32 editable presets, 3 Master outputs with 7-band EQ each and flexible signal routing options, delay line for Master-B (150 msec / 50m), headphones control, LPN speaker processing, class-D 2 x 450W RMS respectively 2 x 600W / 4 Ohms IHF-A power, micro-controlled power supply (100V – 240V), Direct-Drive option for 100V speaker lines, comprehensive protection package, live and install connectivity, optional rack mount kit.