NAMM 2009: Allen & Heath to debut Xone:22
Allen & Heath has revealed ahead of NAMM 2009 that it plans to unveil two new products at the technology trade show this Friday.
With two channels, Allen & Heath’s unparalleled low-pass and high-pass Voltage Control Filters (VCF), 3-band total kill EQ, and solid faders, the Xone:22 looks like it could be one of the best entry-level analogue DJ mixers on the market.
The other product Allen & Heath are unveiling at NAMM 2009 is the iLive-T Series, part of Allen & Heath’s flagship iLive digital mixing console range for professional studios.
Allen & Heath has unveiled the Xone:22, a 2 channel analogue DJ mixer offering high quality audio and a professional feature set at an entry level price. The smallest and most affordable Xone mixer to date, the Xone:22 is equipped with Allen & Heath’s characteristic sound and build quality, and professional grade features that would normally be found in the booth of a top-rated club.
At the heart of the feature set is a lite version of the renowned analogue Voltage Control Filter (VCF) system offering Low-Pass and High-Pass filters, frequency sweep and ‘mild to wild’ resonance control. There is also a soft switched effects loop to bring in external effects, which are routed back in through the filter system.
The new mixer has 2 stereo channels with dual phono/line inputs, and phonos can be configured to line if no RIAA sources are in use. There is a 3-band total kill EQ, crossfader curve control switch, and the maximum output level is a generous +25dBu.
The main mix output and mic input are on professional standard balanced XLR’s, and there is a dedicated record output. The Xone:22 is equipped with comprehensive monitoring facilities, including a booth output with its own volume control, a cue mix control, and ‘cue-to-master’ switch to preview the master output. There are also 10-segment LED meters with selectable bar or dot mode display for each channel.
To complete the club quality effect, the Xone:22 is finished with UV sensitive ink screen for improved low light legibility.
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