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Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Control Surface
Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Control Surface

Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Control Surface

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MPN: AH-DLIVE-S5
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The digital-focused S5000 Control Surface is for Allen & Heath’s dLive MixRack. Enjoy the versatility and flexibility of a digital console without sacrificing any hands-on control. Allen & Heath’s dLive is a true digital native, adapting its console design to be intuitive in the era of smartphones, tablets, and other ubiquitous technology. Add to that the innovative Harmony IU and dLive delivers a faster, more efficient workflow that’s powerful and easy to customize.  

Achieve fast, transparent workflows with the S5000. This control surface boasts two capacitive touchscreens that give you data updates at a glance and let you make adjustments with the flick of a finger. Their 12” size gives you plenty of room to pinch, swipe, drag and drop, and otherwise manipulate your settings until they’re exactly right. Console illumination has been optimized so you can easily read your settings whether you’re in dark rooms or outside in the sun.

Set up customized “widget” areas on the displays to track scenes, meters, FX, and other controls. Framing each display is a set of one knob/one function rotary controls, giving you instant tactile control over key processing functions. These rotary knobs have been prototyped 20+ times to optimize their grip and precision and are RGB-backlit for even more visual reference.

Featuring 28 faders over 6 layers, as well as built-in audio I/O and audio networking ports, the S5000 offers tons of options that let you personalize the way you create. Assign every input or mix to any (or every) bank and/or layer. Virtual scribble strips let you clearly label and color-code your inputs and mixes. Further personalize your setup with 26 assignable SoftKeys, plus 3 pages of 6 assignable rotaries per screen.

All dLive consoles perfectly balance strength and weight, making them the ideal gear for audio on the road. The S5000 is constructed of metal on the sides, with folded steel at key points to further strengthen its build. Every audio connection throughout the system is engineered for dual redundancy, so you can focus on your performance confident that your gear won’t let you down mid-show.

Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Features

  • 28 faders
  • Fully assignable layout - 168 fader strips
  • Harmony UI integrates screen and wrap-around controls
  • 26 assignable SoftKeys
  • Engineer's Wedge and IEM fader strips
  • Comprehensive multipoint metering
  • Daylight visibility
  • USB stereo recording and playback
  • 8 XLR mic/line in, 8 XLR line out
  • 2 digital st AES3 in, 3 digital st AES3 out
  • Connection hub
  • Dual redundant, hot swappable power supply
  • dLive S5000 Control Surface1
  • Three Year Warranty1
  • 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 on each pair, 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
      • 0.7ms (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
      • Fitted with
        • MPS16 V1 300w 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
        • MPS16 V2 250w 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
        • Mains Voltage Operating Range: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
    • Mains Power Consumption
      • 300W max (MPS16 V1 300W)*
      • 250W max (MPS16 V2 250W)*
      • *MPS16 power consumption is printed under AC inlet
  • Dimensions and Weights (W x D x H)
    • Unboxed: 43.9 x 28.7 x 16.3 inches (1115 x 728 x 413 mm), 77 lbs (35 kg)
    • Boxed: 50.8 x 36.2 x 22 inches (1290 x 920 x 560 mm), 110.2 lbs (50 kg)

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