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Allen and Heath CQ20B


$999.99 $1,249.99
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CQ takes our renowned processing and effects, adds exciting new assistive mixing tools, and packages it all up into our smallest, and most affordable, digital mixer series yet. Every input channel on CQ can be switched between two modes. Quick Channels offer instrument and application specific processing with the ability to dial in a full channel of processing via a single knob. Need more control? Switch to Complete Channels for advanced, in-depth tweaking of parameters. Setting the correct amount of gain for each channel isn’t the most exciting task, and it quickly eats into your setup time with multiple channels to take care of. CQ’s Gain Assistant quickly and accurately sets the optimal gain level for your one or multiple channels and continues to monitor levels during the performance to prevent any nasty peaks or surprises.

CQ introduces a new suite of high-quality, user-friendly reverb, delay and modulation algorithms with instrument-specific presets for speedy setup. Selected units feature our new FX Assist tool, automatically shaping the effects and dynamically responding to your input signal to ensure your mix is enhanced by FX, not engulfed. Although the CQ-20B is designed for life on the stage, you’re free to mix from anywhere in the venue via the free CQ MixPad app and the integrated dual-band Wi-Fi. CQ MixPad gives you control over all parameters of the mixer so you can soundcheck, mix and record from your mobile device or computer.

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  • Main Features:
  • 20x Inputs to Mix
  • (16x Mono/Linkable, 4x Stereo)
  • Stereo MainLR Output
  • 6x Aux Outputs
  • (Linkable up to 3x Stereo)
  • 8x XLR Mic/Line Input Sockets
  • 8x XLR/Jack ‘Combi’ Mic/Line Input Sockets
  • (2 with Hi-Z option)
  • 2x Stereo Line Input Sockets
  • (each 2x TRS)
  • 8x XLR Output Sockets
  • 2x TRS Alt Out Sockets
  • Stereo Headphone Output
  • Dedicated Stereo USB Input to Mix
  • Dedicated Stereo Bluetooth Input to Mix
  • 96kHz Input/Output Processing
  • 4x Multi-FX Engines
  • Built-In Dual Band WiFi (CQ as Host)
  • RJ45 Network Socket (CQ as Client)
  • USB-A For Stereo Audio Record/Playback and Data
  • USB-B For Multichannel Audio Record/Playback (24x24)
  • SD Card Slot for Multichannel Audio Record/Playback (24x24)
  • Configurable Single/Dual Footswitch Connection
  • Configurable Chromatic Channel Meter LED
  • Rack Mountable (Optional Kit Available)
  • IEC Mains Connection with Worldwide PSU
  • Control Via Free Apps – Windows/MacOS/iOS/Android
  • Specifications:
  • Inputs:
  • Mic/Line Inputs: (Balanced XLR, Balanced XLR/TRS Combi, fully recallable preamp)
  • Phantom Power: +48V (+3V / -2V)
  • Input Sensitivity: -60 to +0dBu
  • Line Inputs (Combi Sockets): -20dB Pad (Fixed)
  • Analogue Gain: 0dB to +60dB, 1dB steps
  • Maximum Input Level: +17dBu (XLR), +30dBu (TRS)
  • Input Impedance: >1.5kΩ (XLR), >10kΩ (TRS)
  • THD+N, Unity gain 0dB: 0.002% -92dBu (20Hz-20kHz, USB soundcard, @0dBu 1kHz)
  • THD+N, Mid gain +30dB: 0.004% -88dBu (20Hz-20kHz, USB soundcard, @-30dBu 1kHz)
  • Stereo Line Inputs:
  • Stereo Line Input Connection: Balanced, 1/4" TRS Jack, Normalled (Left/Mono)
  • Input Sensitivity: Nominal +4dBu
  • Trim: +/-24dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +21dBu
  • Input Impedance: >10kΩ
  • Hi-Z Inputs: 1MΩ, JFET input stage, 0dB to +40dB gain
  • Outputs:
  • Main LR Outputs: Balanced, XLR
  • Outputs 1-6: Balanced XLR
  • Output Impedance: <75Ω
  • Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Residual Output Noise: -88dBu (muted, 20Hz-20kHz)
  • System:
  • System (Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 0dB gain, 0dBu input)
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB
  • Frequency Response: +0/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Headroom: +18dB
  • Internal operating Level: 0dBu
  • THD+N, Mic routed to Main L/R Out: +10dBu input, 0dB system gain, 0.003%, -92dB (Relative, 20-20kHz)
  • dBFS Alignment: +18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
  • Meter Calibration: 0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
  • Sampling Rate: 96kHz
  • Bit Depth: Custom, up to 96-bit
  • Latency: <0.7mS, Local Mic Input to Main L/R, with all processing in or out
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
  • Power: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 45W max
  • Record/Playback:
  • USB-A:
  • Stereo Record: 48/96 kHz, 24-bit WAV format. Patchable from Outputs, ST in, or FX Units
  • Stereo Playback: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24 bit, Mono/Stereo WAV files
  • USB-B (USB 2.0, Core Audio compliant, ASIO/WDM for Windows, 48/96 kHz, 24-bit)
  • Send / Return: 24 channels / 24 channels
  • SD Card (SDHC, 32 GB, UHS-I, Class 10 for maximum channels, 48/96 kHz, 24-bit)
  • Multitrack Record: 16 channels @ 96kHz or 24 channels @ 48kHz
  • Multitrack Playback: 16 channels @ 96kHz or 24 channels @ 48kHz
  • Connectivity:
  • Wi-Fi Access Point: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band, auto channel)
  • Bluetooth: 4.1 (high quality stereo playback)
  • Weights and Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height):
  • As Used: 372 x 154 x 134 mm (14.7" x 6.1" x 5.3"), 2.6 kg (5.8 lbs)
  • Packed in shipping box: 450 x 260 x 250 mm (17.7" x 10.2" x 9.8"), 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs)