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Allen & Heath Qu-16

Digital Mixer

Now in a feature-packed new Chrome Edition, Qu-16 reshapes digital mixing, combining innovative design and exceptional functionality to create a superb professional mixing experience.

1,699

SKU: 101278

Description

Allen & Heath Qu-16 – A Compact and Budget-friendly Digital Mixer

The Allen & Heath Qu-16 Chrome Edition rackmountable digital mixer utilizes the technology found in the GLD and iLive digital mixing systems to create a powerful and compact mixer for live and studio use. Expanding on the original Qu-16, the Chrome Edition adds 16 channels of automated mic mixing, a spectrogram display, and additional monitor mixes. This powerful 16-channel mixer offers 14 mixes, an easy-to-use touchscreen, multitrack recording, motorized faders, and much more. You can even use your iPad to take control of key functions of the mixer, including key settings, monitor mixes, front of house mix, and more. Add a powerful digital mixer to your rig with the Allen & Heath Qu-16 Chrome digital mixer.

Chrome Edition adds more monitor mixes, spectrogram, and Automatic Mic Mixer

The Qu-16 Chrome Edition expands on the already impressive Qu-16 mixer, while also adding high-contrast, metallic-finished controls. A spectrogram display has been added to help you find feedback and problem frequencies fast. More monitor mixes are now available. And the Qu-16 Chrome Edition’s Automatic Mic Mixer mode automatically balances up to 16 microphone inputs, perfect for conferences, panel talks, and TV shows. It’s ideal for novices and volunteers that may not be comfortable mixing a large number of mics, and it’s also great for pros who have more important things to do than ride faders.

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A powerful, feature-laden digital mixer

Allen & Heath’s rackmountable Qu-16 digital mixer makes a fantastic mixing solution for live applications, studio work, and installations. This digital mixer gives you 16 TRS/XLR inputs, three TRS stereo inputs, 16 buses, and four stereo effects returns. You’ll appreciate the flexibility the Qu-16’s connectivity creates. You’ll also love the Qu-16’s four onboard effects engines, AES digital output options, moving faders, and direct-to-multitrack recording capability. A large touchscreen makes it easy to navigate the Qu-16’s functions, and iPad compatibility means even more control over your mixes. We’ve only scratched the surface of what this powerhouse can do; call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer today and find out more!

Integrated USB recording

Record your shows and rehearsals with the Allen & Heath Qu-16’s built-in Qu-Drive. This integrated USB recorder works with an external USB drive and lets you record and play back up to 18 channels of 24-bit/48kHz audio straight to/from your USB hard drive. In the studio, you can use the Qu-16 as a USB audio interface into your DAW.

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Take control with the Qu-Pad app

Take complete control of the Allen & Heath Qu-16 digital mixer with the Qu-Pad iPad app. Roam the venue to check the sound while tweaking the mix and EQ of the system. Simply set up a Wi-Fi router and gain control of all the live mixing parameters you need, right on your iPad. You can personalize the GUI to create your own control panel, perfect for offering customized control for any application. Mixing a show has never been this easy.

Powerful functionality added in v1.9 software

The Qu series ecosystem is constantly being refined, and v1.9 of the Qu software adds even more functionality. More mic presets for Shure, Sennheiser and Audio-Technica mics are now available, making it easier than ever to dial in great sound fast with any mic in any application. You’ll find a ton of advanced iPad control options too, like the ability to patch channels between dSnake, USB, Qu Drive and ME personal monitoring systems. You can set up various User profiles with different levels of permissions, manage your Scene memory, Copy/Paste channel settings, and manage USB devices. And v1.9 adds Windows DAW control support, for all popular Windows platforms.

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Allen & Heath Qu-16 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer Features:

  • Digital mixer with metal-finish controls
  • Automatic Mic Mixing for easier control over conferences and broadcast
  • Built-in touchscreen offers access to channel strips, effects, and more
  • Motorized faders make settings recall easier than ever
  • Use your iPad to take control of key functions of the mixer
  • Features many iLive effects emulations
  • Spectrogram view for finding feedback and problem frequencies fast
  • USB interface for library date, scene storage, and multitrack recording
  • Powered by 5 high-speed dual-core ARM processors
  • Rackmountable with optional rack kit, sold separately (call for assistance)

Tech Specs

  • Type:Digital
  • Channels:16
  • Inputs – Mic Preamps:16 x XLR
  • Phantom Power:16 channels
  • Inputs – Line:16 x 1/4″
  • Inputs – Other:4 x 1/4″ (2 stereo in), 1 x 1/8″ TRS (stereo in)
  • Outputs – Main:2 x XLR (left, right), 2 x 1/4″ (2 track out), 2 x 1/4″ (alt out)
  • Outputs – Other:4 x XLR (mono mix outs), 3 x XLR pairs (stereo mix outs)
  • Outputs – Digital:1 x Ethernet dSnake, 1 x XLR AES
  • Aux Sends:10 x Aux Sends
  • Busses/Groups:16-bus
  • Talkback:1 x XLR
  • Data I/O:1 x Ethernet TCP/IP Network
  • Headphones:1 x 1/4″ TRS
  • USB:1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
  • Computer Connectivity:USB (24 x 22), Ethernet
  • Faders:16 x 100mm channels, 1 x 100mm master
  • EQ Bands:Parametric EQ, 28-band graphic EQ
  • Effects:Reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger (4 x stereo FX returns)
  • DAW Control:MIDI DAW control driver for Mac (HUI, Mackie Control)
  • Rackmountable:Yes
  • Height:7.32″ (desktop position), 7.48″ (rackmounted)
  • Depth:19.52″ (desktop position), 18.54″ (rackmounted)
  • Width:17.32″
  • Weight:22 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number:AH-QU-16C