Siena: Siena brings all of Midas’ knowledge and experience in building dual –purpose consoles, such as the industry-leading Heritage 3000 and the now legendary XL3, and offers all of these benefits in a compact package. Siena will appeal to the discerning audio professional, be they working in Concert sound, theatre, Broadcast, House of Worship or Audio Visual industry and at either end of the multicore.
Models: The Siena is available in 5 models: Siena 240, 320, 400, 480 and 560
Premium Performance: Siena uses a premium performance mic amp design, with very high CMR performance providing simple, noise free interconnections. High performance audio summing busses are used throughout and all main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise free interconnections.
Three Functions, One Desk: Easy to set-up for monitors: the Mono/Stereo changeover switches, allows the choice of any combination of wedge or stereo in-ear monitor outputs to be controlled via a 100mm fader including switched insert point. This flexibility also extends to FOH operation as mixes 9-16 will act as sub-groups as they can be routed to stereo master outputs and include pan and stereo assign switches. Routing inputs to groups is easily achieved by dialling the appropriate auxiliary to unity gain.
Superior Midas Sound: Siena uses a premium performance mic amp design, with very high CMR performance providing simple, noise free interconnections. High performance audio summing busses are used throughout and all main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise free interconnections.
Equaliser: Highly accurate and musical swept 4-band EQ on every mono channel. The stereo channel is the same variety with swept mids. There is a switched high pass filter on every channel plus swept frequency on mono inputs.
16 Mix Outputs: 16 mix busses with individual Pre/Post Fader switches in mono mode. 8 global master Mono/Stereo switches, which reconfigure the mix busses in pairs to a Pan/Level arrangement with stereo Pre/Post switching. The 16 master mix outputs also include 16 100mm faders and 16 separate meters.
5 Mute Groups: Easy to set up, easy to activate mute scenes. The soft mute circuits have silent operation and LED indication. Mute group 5 also operates on assigned groups.
4 Mute Groups: Easy to programme, easy to re-call mutes created from inputs. The soft mute circuit has silent operation and LED indication
Channel Inserts: Front panel switchable insert points on each mic input.
Unique Module Construction: Semi modular construction in 8 channel blocks. Modules blocks feature a structural sub chassis carrying 2 PCBs and a separate (non structural) dress facia.
Faders: 100mm monorail self cleaning faders
PSU’s: The current sharing, voltage sensing, auto-switching PSUs are internally mounted. The “no hum” design saves the need for external racking and cabling. Siena 240 comes with one internal PSU whilst Siena 320, 400, 480 and 560 come with two internal PSUs. Each frame includes an external connection port for an optional external PSU.
Practicality: The Siena can be shipped as a touring package, which includes flight case, Littlites and dustcover. For those of you who will be using the Siena in a fixed installation it can be shipped as an install package, without the expense of a flight case.
Warranty: Midas has confidence in their products resulting in an industry beating 3-year warranty.
Weights and Dimensions (W x D x H):
Siena 240: 24 mic inputs - 1085mm (42.72”) 782mm (30.76”) 232.34mm (9.15”) Weight* 45kg (99.23lbs)
Siena 320: 32 mic inputs - 1327mm (52.24”) 782mm (30.76”) 232.34mm (9.15”) Weight* 55kg (121.25lbs)
Siena 400: 40 mic inputs - 1569mm (61.78”) 782mm (30.76”) 232.34mm (9.15”) Weight* 65kg (143.3lbs)
Siena 480: 48 mic inputs - 1811mm (71.30”) 782mm (30.76”) 232.34mm (9.15”) Weight* 75kg (165.34lbs)
Siena 560: 56 mic inputs - 2053mm (80.83”) 782mm (30.76”) 232.34mm (9.15”) Weight* 85kg (187.39lbs)
* estimated weight out of flight case
The Siena is a 21bus console. The busses are as follows: -
16 Mix = 16
1 stereo master = 2
1 stereo AFL = 2
1 mono PFL = 1
TOTAL = 21
The Siena has 5 automute sub groups.
The Siena 480 has 48 Mic input channels plus an additional 2 direct inputs on the master module.
The Siena 480 has a total XLR input count of 50 as follows: -
48 channel Mic inputs
1 talk external line input
1 talk Mic input
The Siena 480 has a total XLR output count of 23 as follows: -
16 mix bus outputs
2 master outputs
3 monitor outputs
1 PFL output
1 talk external output
The Siena 480 has a total of 50 1/4 inch balanced input jacks as follows: -
48 channel line inputs
2 direct inputs
The Siena 480 has a total of 66 1/4 inch (send and return) jacks for inserts as follows: -
48 input channel inserts
16 mix inserts
2 master inserts
The Siena 480 has a total of 48 1/4 inch impedance matched output jacks as follows: -
48 input channel direct outputs
The Siena 480 has 67 long throw faders for mix and monitor control.
The Siena 480 has a total of 68 peak program meters with 16 LED segments on all 20 output meters and 4 LED segments on input channels.
Mic 1K5 Balanced
Line 10K Balanced
Input Gain (all faders at 0dB)
Mic continuously variable from +15dB to + 60dB
Mic + Pad continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
Mono Channel Line Inputs continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB (-15dB to +30dB with pad)
Stereo Channel Line Inputs continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Direct Inputs continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Maximum Input Level
Mic + 6dBu
Mic + Pad + 21dBu
Mono Channel Line + 36dBu
Stereo Channel Line + 26dBu
CMR at 100Hz
Mic (gain + 40dB) Typ 95dB
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB) Typ 80dB
Line (gain 0dB) Typ 80dB
CMR at 1kHz
Mic (gain + 40dB) Typ 95dB
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB) Typ 80dB
Line Typ 80dB
Frequency Response (20 to 20KHz)
Mic to Mix (gain + 40dB) + 0dB to - 1dB
Noise (20 to 20KHz)
Mic EIN ref. 150 Ohms (gain + 60dB) - 129dB
System Noise (20 to 20kHz)
Summing Noise (48 channels routedwith faders down) - 80dB
Line to Mix Noise (48 channels routed at 0dB, pan centre) - 75dB
Distortion at 1kHz
Mic to Mix (+ 40dB gain, 0dBu output) < 0.03%
Crosstalk at 1kHz
Channel to Channel < - 100dB
Mix to Mix < - 85dB
Channel to Mix < - 85dB
Maximum Fader attenuation > 100dB
Maximum Mute attenuation > 100dB
All Line Outputs 50 Ohms Balanced Source to drive > 600 Ohms
Headphones To drive > 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level
All Line Outputs + 21dBu
Headphones + 21dBu
Nominal Signal Level
Mic - 60dBu to 0dBu
Headphones + 10dBu
Hi pass slope 12dB / Oct
Hi pass frequency continuously variable- 3dB point from 20Hz to 400Hz
Treble Gain continuously variable + 15 dB to - 15dB centre detent = 0dB
Treble Freq continuously variable - 3dB point from 2k to 20k
Hi Mid Gain continuously variable + 15 dB to - 15dB centre detent = 0dB
Hi Mid Freq continuously variable centre from 400Hz to 8k
Hi Mid Bandwidth 1 Oct
Lo Mid Gain continuously variable + 15 dB to - 15 dB centre detent = 0dB
Lo Mid Freq continuously variable centre from 100Hz to 2k
Lo Mid Bandwidth 1 Oct
Bass Gain continuously variable + 15dB to - 15dB centre detent = 0dB
Bass Freq continuously variable - 3dB point from 20Hz to 400Hz
* Due to a policy of continual improvement Midas reserves the right to alter the specification and performance at any time without prior notification.