Allen & Heath Qu16C Digital Mixing Console

Allen & Heath Qu16C Digital Mixing Console

  • 16x Mic/Line Inputs & 3x Stereo Inputs
  • Motorized 100mm Faders
  • Touchscreen Interface
  • Record/Playback with USB Drives
  • iPad Qu-Pad Control App
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The chrome edition of the Allen & Heath Qu-16C Digital Mixing Console is a 16-channel digital mixer and USB audio interface designed for live and installed sound as well as studio use.

The chrome edition adds high-contrast chrome rotary and fader knobs that improve visibility in dark conditions, as well as a number of software enhancements from the updated firmware (V1.8). It features 16 mic- or line-selectable inputs and 3 stereo line inputs. Its 16 anaLOGIQ microphone preamps have digitally recallable settings that can be saved and recalled for future sessions. The Qu-16 has a variety of output options, including 4 mono XLR mix outputs, 3 XLR stereo-pair mix outputs, an alternative TRS stereo-pair mix output, a TRS stereo-pair 2-track output, and a 2-channel AES digital output.

The Qu-16 has 16 busses as well as 4 stereo effects returns, and offers a variety of routing options and controls. It has a 5" 800x480 resolution touchscreen that displays your metering and RTA views, effects tracks, processing, routing, and saved scenes. The 16 tracks are controllable with the 16 100mm motorized faders. Built-in processing allows you to EQ, compress, gate, switch polarity, and apply delay to all 16 tracks. All of your settings can be saved as a scene and recalled later for quick setup.

Thanks to its internal convertors, the Qu-16 is also a USB audio interface and can record to any Core Audio-compatible software on your Mac. You can also record to and play back audio from an external USB hard drive. It is compatible with the Qu-Pad iPad app that allows you to control your mix with your iPad over a connected wireless network. The Qu-16 unit itself can be rackmounted or set up on a desk.

New Features In Firmware V1.9

  • Pro Factory Mic Presets co-developed with leading microphone manufacturers including Shure, Sennheiser, and Audio-Technica
  • Updated iPad app functionality
  • Windows Daw Control app
  • DAW Templates online for users of Cubase, Logic X, and Pro Tools
  • And More

The chrome edition of the Allen & Heath Qu-16C Digital Mixing Console is a 16-channel digital mixer and USB audio interface designed for live and installed sound as well as studio use.

The chrome edition adds high-contrast chrome rotary and fader knobs that improve visibility in dark conditions, as well as a number of software enhancements from the updated firmware (V1.8). It features 16 mic- or line-selectable inputs and 3 stereo line inputs. Its 16 anaLOGIQ microphone preamps have digitally recallable settings that can be saved and recalled for future sessions. The Qu-16 has a variety of output options, including 4 mono XLR mix outputs, 3 XLR stereo-pair mix outputs, an alternative TRS stereo-pair mix output, a TRS stereo-pair 2-track output, and a 2-channel AES digital output.

The Qu-16 has 16 busses as well as 4 stereo effects returns, and offers a variety of routing options and controls. It has a 5" 800x480 resolution touchscreen that displays your metering and RTA views, effects tracks, processing, routing, and saved scenes. The 16 tracks are controllable with the 16 100mm motorized faders. Built-in processing allows you to EQ, compress, gate, switch polarity, and apply delay to all 16 tracks. All of your settings can be saved as a scene and recalled later for quick setup.

Thanks to its internal convertors, the Qu-16 is also a USB audio interface and can record to any Core Audio-compatible software on your Mac. You can also record to and play back audio from an external USB hard drive. It is compatible with the Qu-Pad iPad app that allows you to control your mix with your iPad over a connected wireless network. The Qu-16 unit itself can be rackmounted or set up on a desk.

New Features In Firmware V1.9

  • Pro Factory Mic Presets co-developed with leading microphone manufacturers including Shure, Sennheiser, and Audio-Technica
  • Updated iPad app functionality
  • Windows Daw Control app
  • DAW Templates online for users of Cubase, Logic X, and Pro Tools
  • And More
Input / Output
Inputs 16x 1/4" (6.35 mm) Balanced TRS Line Inputs
16x XLR Mic Inputs
2x Stereo Pair 1/4" (6.35 mm) Balanced TRS Inputs, Half-Normalled
1x Stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) Unbalanced Mini-Jack Input
1x XLR Talkback Mic Input
1x Ethernet dSNAKE Remote Source for Channels 1 to 16, ST1, ST2, ST3
Preamplifier Analog Gain: -5 to 60 dB, 1 dB Steps
Trim Stereo Line Inputs: +/- 24 dB
Input Sensitivity XLR: -60 to +5 dBu
TRS: -50 to +15 dBu
Stereo 1, 2, 3: Nominal 4 dBu/0 dBu
Maximum Input Level XLR: 19 dBu
TRS: 29 dBu
Stereo 1, 2, 3: 22 dBu/19 dBu
Input Impedance XLR: > 5 kOhms
TRS: > 10 kOhms
Stereo Line Inputs: > 7 kOhms
THD + N Unity Gain 0 dB: 0.0005%, -89 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz, Direct Out @ 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
Mid Gain 30 dB: 0.001%, -83 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz, Direct Out @ 0 dBu, 1 kHz)
Outputs 4x Mono XLR Mix Outputs
3x Stereo Pair XLR Mix Outputs
1x Stereo Pair XLR Main Outputs
1x Stereo Pair 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS Alt Mix Output
1x Stereo Pair 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS 2TRK Output
1x XLR AES Digital 2-Channel, 48 kHz Sampling Rate Output (2.5 Vpp Balanced Terminated 110 ohms)
1x Ethernet dSNAKE Remote Outputs for Mix 1 to 10, LR
Output Impedance XLR/TRS: < 75 ohms
Nominal Output XLR/TRS: 4 dBu = 0 dB Meter Reading
Maximum Output Level XLR/TRS: 22 dBu
Residual Output Noise XLR/TRS: -91 dBu (Muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
System
Dynamic Range 112 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)
Headroom 18 dB
Operating Level Internal: 0 dBu
dBFS Alignment 18 dBu = 0 dBFS (22 dBu @ XLR Output)
Calibration Meter: 0 dB Meter= 18 dBFS (4 dBu @ XLR Output)
Meter Peak Indication -3 dBFS (19 dBu @ XLR Output), Multi-Point Sensing
Meter Signal Indication -48 dBFS (-26 dBu @ XLR Output)
Meter Type: Fast (Peak) Response
Sampling Rate 48 kHz +/- 100 PPM
Analog to Digital Converter 24-bit Delta Sigma
Digital to Analog Converter 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 Range 32° to 95°F (0° to 35°C)
Power Supply 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 82 W Maximum
USB Interface
Resolution Send & Return: Send (24 channels), return (22 channels), WAV, 48 kHz/24-bit
Device USB A
Record / Play Format 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 Stereo 3
Multitrack Record: 18-Channel, WAV, 48 kHz/24-bit, Channels 1 to 16 + Patchable Pair
Multitrack Playback: 18-Channel, WAV, 48 kHz/24-bit, Channels 1 to 16, Stereo 1
Controls
Faders 16x 3.9" (100 mm) Motorized
Touch Screen 5" (126 mm) TFT
800 x 480 Resolution
Softkeys 4
Mute Groups 4
Network TCP/IP Ethernet for iPad App
Processing
Channels Local, Remote, USB
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 2 kHz
Insert Assign FX into Input Channels
Delay Up to 85 ms
Gate Self-Key Sidechain
Threshold/Depth: -72 dBu to 18 dBu / 0 to 60 dB
Attack/Hold/Release: 50 ms to 300 ms, 10 ms to 5 s, 10 ms to 1 s
Parametric Equalizer 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 1/9th Octave
Compressor Self-Key Sidechain
Threshold/Ratio: -46 dBu to 18 dBu (1:1 to Infinity)
Attack/Release: 300 μs to 300 ms / 100 ms to 2 s
Knee: Soft/Hard
Types: Peak Manual, RMS Manual, SlowOpto, PunchBag
Channel Direct Out Follow Fader, Follow Mute (Global Options)
Source Select (Global): Post-Preamp, Pre-EQ, Post-EQ, Post-Delay
Mix Processing
Equalizer GEQ: Constant 1/3 Octave, 28 Bands 31 Hz to 16 kHz, (+/- 12 dB Gain), Mix 1-4, LR
Effects Types: Reverbs, Delays, Gated Reverb, ADT, Chorus, Symphonic Chorus, Phaser, Flanger
4x Dedicated Stereo FX Returns: Fader, Pan, Mute, Routing to Mix/LR, 4-Band PEQ
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: 17.4 x 19.7 x 7.4" (440 x 500 x 186 mm)
Rack Mounted: 19 x 19.1 x 7.5" (483 x 486 x 190 mm), 1 RU
Weight 22 lb (10 kg)

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