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Allen & Heath CQ-20B 96kHz Compact Digital Mixer
Allen & Heath CQ-20B 96kHz Compact Digital Mixer

Allen & Heath CQ-20B 96kHz Compact Digital Mixer

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MSRP: $1,249.99
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Designed for life on the stage, CQ-20B is the highest channel-count mixer in the range and is controlled via the free CQ MixPad app.

The CQ-20B is designed to be controlled via the intuitive CQ MixPad app and features powerful integrated dual-band Wi-Fi so you don’t need to connect an access point or router to use apps for control of the mixer. Just connect your devices to the CQ’s secure Wi-Fi network and you’re ready to go. The CQ-20B also includes an assignable Alt-Out - great for an engineer's IEM connection.

CQ-20B gives you all the connectivity you need to get going with 16 mic/line inputs plus two stereo line inputs. When it comes to outputs, there’s a pair of main mix outputs plus 6 outputs for monitor mixes – enough for the whole band – and an assignable Alt Output is also provided.

More about Allen & Heath’s CQ Series

Experience a fully featured console in a compact build with Allen & Heath’s CQ series of digital mixers. Built on a processing engine that offers 96kHz audio, CQ includes studio-grade onboard processing and an optimized suite of effects, as well as incorporating assistive mixing tools to deliver a mixer that’s not only super-portable but also super-intuitive. CQ comes in three models—two desktop units and one stage box—which utilize the same technology, apps, and UI but are differentiated slightly by feature sets and price. Ideal for users of all experience and skill levels, CQ is designed to fit any application where you need high-quality sound processing and summing, including bands, producers, AV, rental, small venues, and large stages alike.

Control your control. Each of CQ’s input channels can be switched between Quick Channels or Complete Channels modes. Quick Channels mode is ideal for instrument- and application-specific processing, enabling you to dial in a full channel of processing with a signal knob. Alternatively, the Complete Channels mode allows for advanced, in-depth parameter control.

Every aspect of CQ has been designed to make your mixing easier. Gain Assistant helps you optimize your gain levels for one or more channels and monitors those levels throughout the performance. Feedback Assistant uses up to 16 filters per output to automatically detect and eliminate problematic frequencies. A built-in Automatic Mic Mixer instantly reduces background noise and clarifies speech intelligibility, making it the perfect mixer for conferences, podcasts, debates, and small-scale theatrical productions.

Experiment with all the bells and whistles. This series of mixers includes a built-in effects suite, including reverb, delay, and modulation algorithms with instrument-specific presets for speedy setup. Selected units feature the FX Assist tool to tailor the effects to your unique mixing style.

The CQ series is built to seamlessly integrate into any setup. Its USB audio interface allows easy multitrack recording, playback, and streaming. An SD card slot makes it possible to take your mix on the go. Bluetooth functionality even lets you play back your audio from your phone.

Allen & Heath CQ-20B Features

  • 16 Mic/Line preamps, 8x XLR + 8x XLR/TRS ‘Combi’
  • 2x Balanced stereo line input, 4x TRS
  • Main LR, 2x XLR
  • 6x Monitor Mixes, 6x XLR
  • Assignable Stereo Line Out, 2x TRS
  • Assignable headphone output, 6.35mm TRS
  • 24x24 USB-B interface
  • 24x24 SD record/playback
  • Stereo USB record/playback with dedicated input channel
  • Stereo Bluetooth playback with dedicated input channel
  • 4x FX Assist engines
  • Dual Footswitch connection
  • Built-in dual band 2.4G/5G AC Wi-Fi with auto channel select
  • CQ-20B 96kHz Compact Digital Mixer1
  • Inputs
    • 8 XLR
    • 8 XLR/TRS Combi
    • 4 TRS (stereo)
  • Outputs
    • 2 XLR (Main)
    • 6 XLR (Monitors)
    • Assignable Alt Out
  • Dimensions372x153x133mm
  • Weight2.6kg

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