The Lucia is Condesa's compact 2 channel rotary mixer; it has been carefully designed to follow the same discrete circuitry as the Allegra and Carmen for a refined, hi-fi analogue sound.
This unit features a discrete 2 pole isolator, an FX send/return per channel, a split cue handle, a fixed REC out as well as a true ISO bypass switch. This also features a custom 12dB EQ mod for the channel isolators.
The Lucia is housed in blonde Tasmanian Oak, measuring at 25 x 25 x 9 cm and weighing in at a solid 4kg. This has been designed to be compact enough to accompany a touring DJ's travel equipment whilst also slotting in nicely into a home set up. With five potentiometers for volume and control spreading evenly across the unit, the controls are spaced efficiently to suit most rotary enthusiasts. The ISO is a 2 pole discrete circuit with a 12dB cut per octave. A custom 12dB mod has been installed in this mixer giving extended EQ volume control for the three designated channel potentiometers.
The two large rotary volume pots are the only volume controls. There is no additional gain level for the channels. Condesa relies on the unwritten purity law of noble rotary mixers to keep the signal as pure as possible and thereby avoids unnecessary distortion.
The phono inputs raise the turntable signal with 42 dB to RCAA level, the line inputs go directly to the channel equaliser without further amplification. If the EQs are set to flat, the signal remains unaffected by further amplification and is only raised to unity gain with the volume potentiometer (at about 2 o'clock position) or is boosted up to 10 dB at full stop - this is highly beneficial for quietly pressed vinyl.
The headphone switches offer a 2 channel cue split and a volume control for the headphone output. The headphone jack itself is located on the front and is a high-quality socket that should survive thousands of plugging operations without damage. With two small mini toggle switches made of metal, DJs can choose between a phono and a line input. The third switch between the VU meters is the isolator bypass.
Lucia's back is crammed with connections: 16 cinch sockets, two jack and two XLR outputs as well as the socket for the 48-volt linear power supply and a small metal toggle switch for power.
Channel 1 and 2 both have the options for either a line or phono input and can be switched between while both are connected to an external sound source. If no FX send/return unit is connected, the dedicated record-out must also be wired via cinch - these will be supplied with the unit.
A dedicated FX send per channel (post fader) has been installed for both channels respectively. A dedicated FX return stereo return to mix with fader knob is available to monitor the input level.
Another small, fine detail are the two earthing screws, which are equipped with long hexagonal shafts, so that the earthing cable of the record player can be clamped between the cable plugs without the otherwise often necessary fiddling.
Included in this listing comes a reinforced travel case custom built for the Lucia. This will safely house the mixer for all types of transit or for just general storage.