Allen & Heath QU-32 32 Channel Chrome Edition Digital Mixer

Allen & Heath QU-32 32 Channel Chrome Edition Digital Mixer

$3,999.99

Description

  32-channel Digital Console with 33                              Motorized Faders

Qu-32:Powerhouse Digital Mixer That Fits Your Workflow

Whether you’re recording in the studio or mixing front of house, your mixer is the core of your operation. If it fights you, your work suffers. Many digital consoles are inscrutable on the surface, forcing you to descend into menu purgatory just to perform a simple function. The Allen & Heath Qu-32 Chrome Edition is designed with a clean, logical layout, so you can get to what you need, fast. The Qu-32 features audiophile sound quality, touchscreen control, 32 AnalogiQ preamps integrated with DSP, instant recall, 33 motorized faders, high-efficiency ARM core processing, studio-grade effects, an integrated multitrack USB recorder, and truckloads more, the Allen & Heath Qu-32 Chrome Edition will drastically improve both your workflow and your end product.

Qu-32 Chrome Edition adds more monitor mixes, spectrogram, and Automatic Mic Mixer

The Qu-32 Chrome Edition expands on the already impressive Qu-32 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-32 Chrome Edition’s Automatic Mic Mixer mode automatically balances up to 16 microphone inputs, perfect for conferences, panel talks, and TV shows. The Qu-32 is 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.

Intuitive — and very comfortable to work on

Having a mixer with massive processing power and sophisticated functionality is nice, but if you can’t get to the controls you need instantly, it’s all for naught. With the Qu-32 Chrome Edition, the digital console has evolved to the point where you forget that it’s digital and just get on with your session, fluidly and efficiently. Without menu diving. Allen & Heath put years of research into ergonomics and the hands-on mixing experience, resulting in digital consoles that deliver a natural, logical layout and workflow. Your most-used processing tools are presented clearly on the SuperStrip, with one function per physical control. Whether you’re a digital novice or coming from years of analog mixing, you’ll find the Qu-32 Chrome Edition intuitive — and very comfortable to work on.

Touchscreen control speeds up your workflow

The Allen & Heath Qu-32 Chrome Edition rocks a 16-million-color, 800 x 480 touchscreen with an integrated data encoder – the core of a user interface that gives you quick and easy access to all your settings. Designed for clarity, the user-friendly interface of the Qu-32 has dedicated keys and screen tabs that let you quickly get to your meter and RTA views, effects racks, channel processing, USB audio control, setup menus, scenes, and much more.

AnalogiQ preamps and 24-bit conversion for warm, musical sound

Allen & Heath fortified the Qu-32 Chrome Edition with 32 of their superb AnalogiQ total-recall preamps. Featuring phantom power, zero crossing detection, and a unique pad-less, 1dB-step gain stage, the preamps are married to the DSP for optimum transparency and gain accuracy. The analog signal is captured by high-quality, low-latency 24-bit A/D converters matched to high-grade 24-bit D/A converters. A&H has spent considerable time refining the AnalogiQ design so it gives you stellar transparency, with minimum distortion and a vanishingly low noise floor. But how do these preamps sound?  The Qu-32 Chrome Edition is delightfully analog-sounding — warm and musical.

Total-recall moving-fader automation supercharges your mixing

We first saw moving faders on some of the high-end, large-format consoles of the late 1970s. With the advent of digital technology, flying faders later became fairly standard, albeit not on entry-level digital mixers. Fader automation is a must-have for efficient mixing, particularly when you’re dealing with multiple monitor mixes. Simply push a mix key, and the faders immediately fly to the send levels for that mix. The Qu-32 Chrome Edition sports 33 motorized ALPS faders. The 32 channel faders are arranged over two layers, giving you instant access to all your channels and masters in a compact space. There’s also a dedicated master fader on the Qu-32 that dynamically follows your mix selection. A third (custom) layer is available for the configurable user strip layout, where you can assign any combination of Inputs, FX Sends, FX Returns, and Mix masters.

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.

Allen & Heath QU32c

Item# ALHQU32

6938122243958

 

Allen & Heath QU-32 Specs

Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs Balanced, XLR and 1/4″ TRS jack, fully recallable
Input Sensitivity: -60 to +5 / -50 to +15 dBu (XLR / TRS)
Analog Gain: -5 to +60 dB, 1 dB steps
Maximum Input Level: +19 / +29 dBu
Input Impedance: >5 kOhms (XLR), >10 kOhms (TRS)
THD+N, Unity Gain 0 dB: 0.0005%, -89 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz, direct out @ 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
THD+N, Mid Gain +30 dB: 0.001%, -83dBu 20 Hz to 20 kHz, direct out @ 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
Stereo Line Inputs ST1, ST2 Connector: Balanced, 1/4″ (6.3 mm) TRS Jack, half-normalled
ST3 Connector: Unbalanced 1/8″ (3.5 mm) mini jack
Input Sensitivity (ST1, ST2, ST3): +4 /0 dBu, nominal
Trim: +/-24 dB
Maximum Input Level (ST1, ST2, ST3): +22 /+18 dBu
Input Impedance: >7 kOhms
Outputs
Line Outputs Mix 1 to 10, GRP 1 to 4, MTX 1 to 4, LR Out: Balanced XLR
Output Impedance: <75 Ohms
Nominal Output: +4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Residual Output Noise: -90 C31 dBu (muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Stereo Output Alt Output & 2 Trk Output: Balanced 1/4″ (6.3 mm) TRS jacks
Source (Alt Output/2 Trk Output): Patchable/LR post fade
Output Impedance: <75 Ohms
Nominal Output: +4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Residual Output Noise: -90 dBu (muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
AES Digital Audio Outputs 2-channel
48 kHz sampling rate
XLR Out
2.5 Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ohms
dSNAKE
Inputs Remote source for CH1-32, ST1, ST2, ST3
Outputs Remote outputs for Mix1-10, LR, Grp1-8, MTX1-4
Compatible with AudioRacks AR2412, AR84, AB168
Compatible with ME personal mixing system
System
Dynamic Range 112 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-0.5 dB)
Headroom +18 dB
Operating Level Internal Operating Level: 0 dBu
Alignment dBFS: +18 dBu = 0 dBFS (+22 dBu @ XLR output)
Calibration Meter Calibration: 0 dB meter = -18 dBFS (+4 dBu @ XLR output)
Indicators Meter Peak Indication: -3 dBFS (+19 dBu @ XLR out), multi-point sensing
Meter Signal Indication: -48 dBFS (-26 dBu @ XLR out)
Meter Type: Fast (peak) response
Sampling Rate 48 kHz +/-100 PPM
Converters 24-bit Delta-Sigma
Latency 1.2 ms (local XLR in to XLR out)
0.7 ms (local XLR in to AES out)
Operating Temperature 32° to 95°F (0° to 35°C)
Power Mains Power: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 150 W maximum
USB
USB Audio Qu-Drive: USB A
Device: Use a USB hard drive (not a USB key)
Stereo Record: 2-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit, patchable
Stereo Playback: 2-channel, WAV, 44.1 or 48 kHz, 16- or 24-bit, to ST3
Multitrack Record: 18-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit, patchable
Multitrack Playback: 18-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit
USB Audio Streaming: USB B, Core Audio compliant
Send (upstream): 32-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Return (downstream): 32-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Controls
Faders 4″ (100 mm), motorized
Touchscreen 7″ TFT, 800 x 480 resolution
Softkeys 10
Groups Mute Groups: 4
DCA Groups: 4
Network TCP/IP Ethernet for MIDI commands and iPad app
Input Processing
Source Channels 1 to 32: Local, dSNAKE, or USB
ST1, ST2, ST3: Local, dSNAKE, or USB
USB Global Source: Qu-Drive or USB B Streaming
Stereo Linking Stereo Linking: Odd/even input pairs
Parameters Linked: EQ, dynamics, insert, delay, assignments, sends
Link Options: Preamp, polarity, sidechains, fader, mute, pan
Polarity Normal & reverse
HPF 12 dB/octave, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Insert Assign FX1-4 into input channels
Delay Up to 85 ms
Gate Self-key sidechain
Threshold: -72 to +18 dBu
Depth: 0 to 60 dB
Attack: 50 μs to 300 ms
Hold: 10 ms to 5 s
Release: 10 ms to 1 s
Equalizer 4-band fully parametric, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-15 dB
Band 1: Selectable LF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Band 2 & 3: Bell
Band 4: Selectable HF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Bell Width: Non-constant Q, variable, 1.5 to 1/9 octave
Compressor Self-key sidechain
Threshold: -46 to 18 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to infinity
Attack: 300 μs to 300 ms
Release: 100 ms to 2 s
Knee: Soft or Hard
Types: Peak manual, RMS manual, SlowOpto, PunchBag
Output Channel Direct Out to USB: Follow fader, follow mute (global options)
Source Select (Global): Post-preamp, pre-EQ, post-EQ, post-delay
Mix Processing
Insert Assign FX into Mix channels
Delay Up to 170 ms
Equalizer Graphic EQ: Constant 1/3 octave, 28 bands from 31 Hz to 16 kHz, +/-12 dB
Parametric EQ: 4-band fully parametric, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 15 dB
Band 1: Selectable LF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Band 2 & 3: Bell
Band 4: Selectable HF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Bell Width: Non-constant Q, variable, 1.5 to 1/9 octave
Compressor Self-key sidechain
Threshold: -46 to 18 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to infinity
Attack: 300 μs to 300 ms
Release: 100 ms to 2 s
Knee: Soft or Hard
Types: Peak manual, RMS manual, SlowOpto, PunchBag
Effects Internal FX: 4x RackFX engines, Send>Return or Inserted
Types: Reverbs, delays, gated reverbs, ADT, chorus, symphonic chorus, phaser, flanger
4x Dedicated Stereo FX Returns: Fader, pan, mute, routing to Mix/LR, 4-band PEQ
Audio Tools
PAFL PFL or stereo in-place AFL
0 to -24 dB trim
85 ms delay
Talkback Assignable to any mix
12 dB/octave HPF
Signal Generator Assignable to any mix
Sine, white, pink, bandpass noise
RTA 31-bands, 1/3 octave 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Follows PAFL source
General
Dimensions (WxDxH) Desk-Mounted: 33.5 x 19.7 x 7.4″ (850 x 500 x 186 mm)
Weight 44 lb (20 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 54.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 26.0 x 13.0″
  • 24 Mix Outputs (XLR)

  • 32 Mono Mic/Line Inputs (TRS XLR)
  • Recallable AnaLOGIQTM Preamps
  • 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS)
  • 24 Mix Outputs (XLR)
  • 4 Stereo Groups (switchable to Mix mode)
  • Up to 11 Monitor Mixes (4 mono 7 stereo)
  • 2 Stereo Matrix Outs
  • 4 FX Engines
  • 4 dedicated FX Sends / Returns
  • 4 Mute Groups
  • 4 DCA Groups
  • AES Digital Out
  • 32×32 USB Audio Interface
  • dSNAKETM Remote Audio Port
  • 33 Motor Faders
  • 7” Touchscreen
  • 10 Soft Keys
  • Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor, delay on all Inputs
  • Insert, 4-band PEQ, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor, delay on all Outputs
  • Channel Ducker on all inputs
  • iLive FX Library
  • Built-in Signal Generator
  • RTA with Peak Band indication
  • Spectrogram to aid feedback elimination and room acoustics
  • Automatic Mic Mixer
  • Qu-Drive Direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
  • DAW MIDI Control
  • Qu-Pad iPad App
  • Qu-You iPhone / Android personal monitoring app
  • Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
  • High contrast metallic finish controls, matching premium GLD Chrome series

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 20 × 10 in

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