Allen and Heath Qu Pac Compact Rack Mountable Mixer
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Allen and Heath Qu Pac Compact Rack Mountable Mixer

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Allen and Heath Qu Pac takes the power and legendary quality of the Qu family and shrinks it into a compact desk or rack mount format.

TOUCH CONTROL

Having massive processing power and advanced functionality is great, but it counts for nothing if you can’t access the controls you need in a heartbeat.

The 800 x 480, sixteen million colour Touchscreen and its dedicated data encoder form the heart of Qu-Pac’s interface, providing super-fast, easy access to all settings. Dedicated keys and screen tabs quickly guide you to meter and RTA views, FX racks, channel processing, USB audio control, scenes, setup menus and much more.

The Qu-Control key brings up a fully customizable screen which gives access to channels and settings tailored to the user and application. Several ‘widgets’ can be assigned to the page, including channel levels, mutes and assignment on/off switches and are arranged to suit the user requirement, for example, as a source selection and level control of background music to one or multiple zones.

DSNAKE™ REMOTE AUDIO RACKS

Qu-Pac is a self-contained mixer, so if you’ve already got the analogue cables you’re good to go. If you’re thinking of trading in the copper multicore for a Cat5 digital snake, or expanding the number of input and outputs available, Qu-Pac’s built-in dSNAKE™ port has you future-proofed, allowing connection to a remote AB168, AR2412 or AR84 Stagebox. dSNAKE™ is our proprietary networking solution, boasting a transport latency of only 105us over cable runs of up to 120m / 390’.

The AudioRacks unleash all the power of Qu-Pac, giving you access to extra outputs for Stereo Matrix, Groups, and extra monitor Mixes.

PROFACTORY MIC PRESETS

Allen & Heath has teamed up with leading microphone manufacturers and top engineers at Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, and Shure to provide EQ Library presets for a large number of popular and industry standard microphones. Presets for vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, brass and woodwind have been painstakingly crafted to offer you the best possible starting point for the source and your microphone of choice. Whether you’re a keen amateur or a seasoned professional, you can get to work quickly and easily, saving valuable time so you can concentrate on EQ’ing the source and room acoustics.

QU-DRIVE

Qu-Pac has an integrated multitrack USB recorder, providing 18 channels of 48kHz, 24bit recording and playback straight to / from your USB key or hard drive. Capturing multitrack recordings of your shows has never been so easy. A selectable stereo pair can be recorded alongside the 16 Mono channels, and multitrack audio can be played back to the 16 Mono inputs plus ST1. On top of this, Qu-Drive also provides stereo recording patchable from any pair of Mix outputs, the Main LR (pre, post, or summed to mono) or even the PAFL bus, with 2- track stereo playback to ST3.

USB AUDIO STREAMING

Qu’s built-in interface streams multitrack audio to your Mac or PC via a flexible patching system: all Input channels and the Main LR can be recorded at the same time, or you may choose to record something different such as FX returns or a pair of mixes.

The returns from the computer can be assigned to the Input  channels. The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X – and drivers are available for Windows systems. Either way, it will be recognized straightaway by any DAW supporting ASIO or Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper, and Pro Tools.

iLIVE FX

Qu-Pac’s dynamics and FX are derived directly from the algorithms in the iLive pro touring series. Some of the world’s most respected audio engineers have chosen to use iLive’s FX on tour in preference to top-end plug-ins and external FX units. Qu-Pac boasts 4 stereo iLive FX engines, featuring lovingly crafted emulations of legendary classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators and more.

ME PERSONAL MIXING SYSTEM

Qu-Pac is fully compatible with our ME Personal Mixing System. ME-1 expands available monitor mixes and gives each performer tailored control over their own mix, leaving the engineer free to focus on the audience experience. Any number of ME-1 personal mixers can be chained from the dSNAKE™ port (or from an AR2412 or AB168 Stagebox connected to the dSNAKE™ port). 

Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs Balanced, XLR and 1/4" TRS jacks, fully recallable
Input Sensitivity: -60 to +5 dBu / -50 to +15 dBu (XLR / TRS)
Analog Gain: -5 to +60 dB, 1 dB steps
Maximum Input Level: +19 / +29 dBu
Input Impedance: >5 kOhms (XLR), >10 kOhms (TRS)
THD+N, Unity Gain 0 dB: 0.0005%, -89 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz, direct out @ 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
THD+N, Mid Gain +30 dB: 0.001%, -83 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz, direct out @ 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
Stereo Line Inputs ST1, ST2 Connector: Balanced, 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS jacks, half-normalled
ST3 Connector: Unbalanced 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini jack
Input Sensitivity (ST1, ST2, ST3): +4 /0 dBu, nominal
Trim: +/-24 dB
Maximum Input Level (ST1, ST2, ST3): +22 /+18 dBu
Input Impedance: >7 kOhms
Outputs
Line Outputs Mix 1 to 10 & LR Out: Balanced XLR
Output Impedance: <75 ohms
Nominal Output: +4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Residual Output Noise: -90 dBu (muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Stereo Output Stereo Alt Out & 2 Trk Out : Balanced 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS jacks
Source (Alt Output/2 Trk Output): Patchable/LR post fade
Output Impedance: <75 ohms
Nominal Output: +4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Residual Output Noise: -90 dBu (muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
AES Digital Audio Outputs 2-channel
48 kHz sampling rate
XLR Out
2.5 Vpp balanced terminated 110 ohms
dSNAKE
Inputs Remote source for CH1-32, ST1, ST2, ST3
Outputs Patchable from Mix 1-10, LR, Grp 1-8, MTX 1-4
Compatible with AudioRacks AR2412, AR84, AB168
Compatible with ME personal mixing system
System
Dynamic Range 112 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-0.5 dB)
Headroom +18 dB
Operating Level Internal Operating Level: 0 dBu
Alignment dBFS: +18 dBu = 0 dBFS (+22 dBu @ XLR output)
Calibration Meter Calibration: 0 dB meter = -18 dBFS (+4 dBu @ XLR output)
Indicators Meter Peak Indication: -3 dBFS (+19 dBu @ XLR out), multi-point sensing
Meter Signal Indication: -48 dBFS (-26 dBu @ XLR out)
Meter Type: Fast (peak) response
Sampling Rate 48 kHz +/-100 PPM
Converters 24-bit Delta-Sigma
Latency 1.2 ms (local XLR in to XLR out)
0.7 ms (local XLR in to AES out)
Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Power Mains Power: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 150 W maximum
USB
USB Audio Qu-Drive: USB A
Device: Use a USB hard drive (not a USB key)
Stereo Record: 2-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit, patchable
Stereo Playback: 2-channel, WAV, 44.1 or 48 kHz, 16- or 24-bit, to ST3
Multitrack Record: 18-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit, patchable
Multitrack Playback: 18-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit
USB Audio Streaming: USB B, Core Audio compliant
Send (upstream): 32-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Return (downstream): 32-channel, WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Controls
Touchscreen 5" TFT, 800 x 480 resolution
Softkeys 10
Groups Mute Groups: 4
DCA Groups: 4
Network TCP/IP Ethernet for MIDI commands and iPad app
Input Processing
Source Channels 1 to 32: Local, dSNAKE, or USB
ST1, ST2: Local, dSNAKE, or USB
ST3: Local, dSNAKE, or USB Stereo
USB Global Source: Qu-Drive or USB B Streaming
Stereo Linking Stereo Linking: Odd/even input pairs
Parameters Linked: EQ, dynamics, insert, delay, assignments, sends
Link Options: Preamp, polarity, sidechains, fader, mute, pan
Polarity Normal & reverse
HPF 12 dB/octave, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Insert Assign FX1-4 into input channels
Delay Up to 85 ms
Gate Self-key sidechain
Threshold: -72 to +18 dBu
Depth: 0 to 60 dB
Attack: 50 μs to 300 ms
Hold: 10 ms to 5 s
Release: 10 ms to 1 s
Equalizer 4-band fully parametric, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-15 dB
Band 1: Selectable LF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Band 2 & 3: Bell
Band 4: Selectable HF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Bell Width: Non-constant Q, variable, 1.5 to 1/9 octave
Compressor Self-key sidechain
Threshold: -46 to 18 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to infinity
Attack: 300 μs to 300 ms
Release: 100 ms to 2 s
Knee: Soft or Hard
Types: Peak manual, RMS manual, SlowOpto, PunchBag
Mix Processing
USB Output Channel Direct Out to USB: Follow fader, follow mute (global options)
Source Select (Global): Post-preamp, pre-EQ, post-EQ, post-delay
Insert Assign FX into Mix channels
Delay Up to 170 ms
Equalizer Graphic EQ: Constant 1/3 octave, 28 bands from 31 Hz to 16 kHz, +/-12 dB
Parametric EQ: 4-band fully parametric, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 15 dB
Band 1: Selectable LF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Band 2 & 3: Bell
Band 4: Selectable HF shelving (Baxandall), bell
Bell Width: Non-constant Q, variable, 1.5 to 1/9 octave
Compressor Self-key sidechain
Threshold: -46 to 18 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to infinity
Attack: 300 μs to 300 ms
Release: 100 ms to 2 s
Knee: Soft or Hard
Types: Peak manual, RMS manual, SlowOpto, PunchBag
Effects Internal FX: 4x RackFX engines, Send>Return or Inserted
Types: Reverbs, delays, gated reverbs, ADT, chorus, symphonic chorus, phaser, flanger
4x Dedicated Stereo FX Returns: Fader, pan, mute, routing to Mix/LR, 4-band PEQ
Audio Tools
PAFL PFL or stereo in-place AFL
0 to -24 dB trim
85 ms delay
Talkback Assignable to any mix
12 dB/octave HPF
Signal Generator Assignable to any mix
Sine, white, pink, bandpass noise
RTA 31-bands, 1/3 octave 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Follows PAFL source
General
Dimensions (WxDxH) Desk mounted: 440 x 180 x 181 mm
Rack mounted: 483 x 174 x 181 mm, 4U
Weight 6.6 g