Roland M48 Personal Mixers
In one of our previous posts, we walked through what an Aviom system is and the components involved in it. I would highly recommend reading that first if you’ve never used an Aviom system since this is really a comparison of the Roland product against the industry standard in personal monitor mixing. Now we’re going to take a look at Roland’s M48 system and what makes it better and what makes it worse, than the Aviom setup.
What’s the Same?
Take a look at this picture of the Roland M-48 Personal Mixer:
You can see a lot of the same functions from the Aviom personal mixers. It has a store/recall functions, independent volume control of 16 channels, bass/treble and master volume controls. All fairly standard stuff that lines up with Aviom. Also, the same as Aviom, it attaches to a distribution unit via Ethernet cable and can be powered from the distributor. Essentially, that is where the similarities end.
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