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 just right for voiceover or news production.

Make it happen with this sleek new control surface scaled just right for producing news and voiceovers. Like its bigger LX-24 cousin, the L-8 has all the latest goodies plus is hot swappable down to the individual fader.

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.


  • 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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