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Allen & Heath dLive C1500 C Class Mixer
Allen & Heath dLive C1500 C Class MixRack Control Surface

Allen & Heath dLive C1500 C Class MixRack Control Surface

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Take your mixing control to the next level with the dLive C1500 C Class Control Surface from Allen & Heath. This is the first-ever available control surface for the dLive MixRack, packing 12 faders, built-in audio I/O, audio networking, a 12” touchscreen, and innovative Harmony UI into a compact unit that is easy to integrate into any size setup. Drawing from their extensive knowledge and deep understanding of modern tech such as smartphones and tablets, Allen & Heath has designed the C1500 to be effortlessly intuitive.

Achieve instant familiarity with your controls with the C1500’s 12” capacitive touchscreen. This large screen gives you instant response to every pinch, swipe, drag-and-drop, or tap of the finger. Customize your menu by setting up “widget” areas to keep track of your scenes, meters, FX, and other controls. Additionally, high-grip rotary knobs add a tactile element to the controls, giving you precise control over key processing functions and harmonizing with the visual feedback displayed on the screen.

Adjust the mixing interface with customizable presets that help you mix the way you work best. Great for artists who want a personalized experience, as well as installers who need to set up a venue for a guest user, the C1500 features a Harmony User Interface that allows intuitive, nearly instantaneous workflow.

As with all components of their dLive series, Allen & Heath designed the C1500 Control Surface to work transparently, so you can focus less on the technical details and more on your creativity. As such, the C1500 gives you tons of options that let you layer and sculpt your sound into something unique. Every input or mix can be assigned to any and every layer, virtual scribble strips let you label and identify inputs and mixes at-a-glance for fast and easy navigation, and 19 assignable Softkeys provide even more options to stretch your imagination.

Allen & Heath dLive C1500 Features

  • 12 faders
  • Fully assignable layout - 72 fader strips
  • Harmony UI integrates screen and wrap-around controls
  • 19 assignable SoftKeys
  • Engineer's Wedge and IEM fader strips
  • Comprehensive multipoint metering
  • Daylight visibility
  • USB stereo recording and playback
  • 6 XLR mic/line in, 6 XLR line out
  • 1 digital st AES3 in, 1 digital st AES3 out
  • Connection hub
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  • Inputs
    • Mic/Line XLR Inputs: Balanced XLR, +48V phantom power
    • Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
    • Input Sensitivity: -60 to +15dBu
    • Analogue Gain: +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
    • Pad: -20dB Active PAD
    • Maximum Input Level: +30dBu (PAD in)
    • Input Impedance: >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
    • Mic EIN: -127dB with 150Ω source
    • Phantom Power Indication: Per socket, internal or external phantom power sensing, triggered at 24V
    • Digital Inputs
      • AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
      • SRC range 32k - 192kHz, with bypass option
  • Outputs
    • Analogue XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
    • Output Impedance: <75Ω
    • Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
    • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
    • Residual Output Noise
      • -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
      • -90dBu (muted, 20-40kHz)
    • Digital Outputs
      • AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
      • 96kHz sampling rate, switchable to 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • System
    • Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 20-20kHz, minimum Gain, Pad out
    • Dynamic Range: 110dB
    • System Signal to Noise: -92dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30kHz +0/-0.8dB
    • THD+N (analogue in to out): 0.0015% @ +16dBu output, 1kHz 0dB gain
    • Headroom: +18dB
    • Internal Operating Level: 0dBu
    • dBFS Alignment: +18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
    • Meter Calibration: 0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
    • Meter Peak Indication: -3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out)
    • Sampling Rate: 96kHz +/- 20 PPM
    • ADC: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    • DAC: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    • Latency
      • 0.7 ms (MixRack XLR in to XLR out, Input to Mix)
      • + 5 samples, Surface to Mixrack (GigaACE hop)
      • + 8 samples, DX32 to Mixrack (DX hop)
    • Operating Temperature Range: 0 deg C to 35 deg C (32 deg F to 95 deg F)
    • Mains Power: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 110W max
    • USB Audio Playback: Mono/stereo .WAV files, 16/24bit, 44.1/48/96kHz
    • USB Audio recording: Stereo .WAV files, 24bit 96kHz
  • Dimensions and Weights (W x D x H)
    • Unboxed: 19 x 26.2 x 12.8 inches (85 x 665 x 325mm), 39.7 lbs (18 kg)
    • Boxed: 34.3 x 27.6 x 18.9 inches (870 x 700 x 480mm), 54.7 lbs (24.8 kg)

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