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Allen & Heath SQ-5 Digital Mixer

SoundPro Item: 23615
MSRP: $4,699.00
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Allen & Heath’s SQ-5 digital mixer is built for professionals in demanding live sound applications. XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine provides unrivalled power and audio fidelity with high resolution audio and ultra-low latency. The SQ-5 offers the tools you need for any mixing needs from AV and corporate events to live events and houses of worship.

Mixer is equipped with 16 onboard preamps and 8 stereo FX engines with dedicated return channels and access to the RackExtra FX library. In-ear monitoring setups are supported with the 12 stereo mixes, while multi-mic environments work well with Automatic Mic Mixing.

Powerful processing lets you create your best mix. All 48 inputs have HPF, a super-fast gate with sidechain and filter, 4-band parametric equalizer, and Peak/RMS compressor. Mixes have a parametric and 28 band graphic EQ along with compressor as standard. XCVI core allows every compressor in the SQ-5 to have its own parallel path without having to worry about phase or coherency.

Design is centered around a touchscreen, framed with high-grip illuminating encoders to create a blend of visual feedback and hands-on control. Drag and drop channels and mixes to any strip and customize naming and color coding on strip displays to build a personal mixing setup. Three tier all metal chassis and extruded aluminum light bar keep the mixer protected in tough environments.

Advanced automatic mic mixers (AMMs) are fully integrated in the mixer with no added latency. These ensure the mixer meets the needs of mixing conferences, panel talks, and TV shows.

Expand up to a total of 48 mic inputs with the SLink intelligent port on the SQ-5. The SQ-5 can be linked directly to another SQ or a dLive system.

Pair with the SQ apps SQ MixPad and SQ4You for additional functions. Add compatible plug-ins, such as DEEP and RackExtraFX. The SQ-5 is also compatible with Dante, Waves, MADI and more audio networking cards.

Allen & Heath SQ-5 Features

  • 96kHz FPGA processing
  • 3 stereo matrix
  • 8 stereo FX engines + dedicated returns
  • 7" capacitive touchscreen
  • SLink port for remote audio / expansion
  • 64ch I/O Port for audio networking
  • 32x32 USB audio interface
  • Integrated SQ-Drive for direct recording to USB
  • AES output
  • Chromatic channel metering
  • Integrated LED illumination
  • Dedicated physical controls
  • 8 assignable soft keys
  • Sufficient onboard I/O for standalone operation
  • Channel LCD displays
  • 19" rack mountable

In the Box

  • 1x SQ-5 Digital Mixer
  • 1x One Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Product Specifications

  • Rack-mountable Digital Mixer for Live, Studio and Installation
  • 48 Input Channels
  • 16 Local Mic Inputs (XLR)
  • 2 ¼” Stereo Inputs (TRS)
  • 1 3.5mm Stereo Input
  • 36 Total Busses
  • 12 Stereo Mix (Aux or Group) + Main
  • PAFL Bus
  • 14 Assignable Local Outputs (12 XLR + 2 ¼” TRS)
  • AES Digital Output
  • Dedicated Talkback mic input (XLR)
  • ¼” TRS Headphone out with dedicated control
  • SLink EtherCON connection for remote audio using dSnake/ME, DX or GigaACE/GX protocol (128x128 channels)
  • I/O Port for Option Card (including 3rd party protocols – Dante/Waves)
  • 8 Mute Groups
  • 8 DCA Groups
  • 8 Stereo FX with dedicated FX Returns
  • DEEP Processing Ready
  • RackFX Effects suite
  • 7" colour touchscreen
  • 8 Assignable SoftKeys
  • Dedicated physical controls for channel processing (Gain, HPF Frequency, Gate Threshold, Compressor Threshold, Pan, EQ Gain/Frequency/Width)
  • 16+1 Faders with 6 Layers for 96 assignable Channel Strips
  • Motorised faders for sends on faders, GEQ fader flip and mix recall
  • 16 Backlit LCD Channel Strip displays
  • Chromatic Channel Metering
  • Integrated Surface Illumination
  • Single/Dual Footswitch Control
  • Input channel pairs switchable mono/stereo
  • Patchable Insert points
  • Input processing – Trim, HPF, Gate, PEQ, Compressor, Delay
  • Output processing – Graphic EQ, PEQ, Compressor, Delay
  • DEEP Automatic Mic Mixing
  • 2 31/61 Band Real Time Analysers
  • Quick copy/paste/reset for parameters
  • User Permissions to restrict operator access
  • 300 Scene memories per show
  • Channel Safes, Global and per Scene Recall Filters
  • FX, processing and channel Libraries
  • SQ-Drive for stereo and multitrack recording/playback direct to USB drive
  • USB transfer of Scenes, Libraries, Shows
  • 32x32 channel USB streaming to/from Mac/PC
  • MIDI via USB or TCP/IP, including DAW control options
  • Remote mixing apps for iPad, Android, Mac and PC
  • Compatible with ME personal monitoring range

In The Box

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