Allen & Heath SQ-5 96kHz 48 Channel/36 Bus Digital Mixer with 7in Touchscreen

$3,999.00

The Allen & Heath SQ-5 is a 48 channel digital mixer, powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine, SQ-5 is built for professionals in the most demanding live sound applications. Delivering class-leading high resolution audio with an ultra-low < 0.7ms latency, the SQ-5 gives you unrivalled power and audio fidelity. The mixer has 16 onboard preamps and 8 stereo FX engines with dedicated return channels and access to the acclaimed RackExtra FX library. 12 stereo mixes (configurable as groups or auxes) make SQ the perfect companion for in-ear monitoring setups, whilst Automatic Mic Mixing takes the strain in multi-mic environments. SQ-5 gives you all the tools to meet any requirement, from AV and corporate events to live productions and houses of worship.

SQ comes equipped with all the processing you need to craft the perfect mix. Every one of the 48 inputs has HPF, a super-fast gate with sidechain and filter, a musical 4-band parametric equaliser, and Peak/RMS compressor for control and shaping of levels and transients. Mixes have both a parametric and 28 band graphic EQ along with compressor as standard, all ready to switch in when required. The XCVI core even allows for every compressor in SQ to have its own parallel path, without phase or coherency worries.

With each new design, the Allen & Heath team strives to get closer to the ultimate mixing experience. SQ’s dashboard is centred around a high-res 7″ capacitive touchscreen, framed by an array of high-grip, illuminating encoders to create an intuitive, integrated blend of clear visual feedback and immediate, hands-on control. Channels and mixes can be dragged and dropped to any strip, with custom naming and colour coding on the colour strip displays, allowing you to build a mixing environment that mirrors your own workflow. Each strip features our patented Chromatic channel metering system, giving you at-a-glance level indication thanks to LEDs with variable brightness and colour.

Features:

  • 96kHz FPGA processing
  • 48 Input Channels
  • DEEP Processing ready
  • 17 Faders / 6 Layers
  • 12 Stereo mixes + LR
  • 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
  • 32×32 USB audio interface
  • SQ-Drive direct recording to USB
  • AES output
  • Chromatic channel metering
  • Integrated LED illumination
  • Dedicated physical controls
  • 8 Assignable SoftKeys
  • Channel LCD displays
  • 19″ rack mountable

 

Specifications:

  • Mic/Line
  • Inputs: XLR, balanced, fully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity: -60dBu – 0dBu
  • Switchable Pad: -20dB
  • Analog Gain: 0dB – 60dB, 1dB steps
  • Maximum Input Level: 30dBu
  • Input Impedance: >5kΩ
  • THD+N, Unity Gain 0dB: 0.002% -92dBu (20Hz – 20kHz, AES Direct Out, @0dBu 1kHz)
  • THD+N, Mid Gain +30dB: 0.003% -91dBu (20Hz – 20kHz, AES Direct Out, @ -30dBu INPUT 1kHz
  • Phantom Power: 48V (3V/-2V)

    Stereo Line

  • Inputs:
    1/4″ TRS, balanced
    3.5mm, unbalanced
  • Input Sensitivity: Nominal +4dBu/0dBu
  • Trim: ±24dB
  • Maximum Input Level: 22dBu/18dBu
  • Input Impedance: >7kΩ

    Outputs

  • XLR Outputs: XLR, balanced
  • Outputs A & B: 1/4″ TRS, balanced
  • Output Impedance: <75Ω
  • Nominal Output: 4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level: 22dBu
  • AES Digital Output:
    2-ch. XLR, balanced
    96kHz sampling rate
    Switchable output sample rates, 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/(96kHz)
  • SLink: Neutrik EtherCON (RJ45)
  • Faders: 100mm motorized
  • Touch Screen: 7″ Capacitive, 800 x 480 resolution, 24-bit RGB
  • SoftKeys: 8
  • Network: TCP/IP Ethernet for MIDI and Control
  • MIDI: TCP/IP and USB B
  • PEQ: 4-band fully parametric, 20Hz – 20kHz, ±15dB
  • GEQ: 28 bands, 31Hz – 16kHz, ±12dB Gain, Constant 1/3 octave
  • Internal FX: 8x RackFX engine, Send>Return or Inserted (4 dedicated FX bus)
  • 8 Dedicated Stereo FX Returns: Fader, Pan, Mute, Routing to Mix/LR, 4-Band PEQ
  • FX Types: SMR Reverb, StereoTap Delay, Gated Reverb, ADT, BlueChorus, Symphonic Chorus, Flanger, Phaser
  • USB Global Source: SQ-Drive or USB B Streaming
  • SQ-Drive: USB A
  • Dynamic Range: 112dB
  • Frequency Response: 0/-0.5dB 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Headroom: 18dB
  • Internal Operating Level: 0dBu
  • Sampling Rate: 96kHz
  • Bit Depth: Up to 96 bits
  • Latency: <0.7mS
  • Operating Temperature Range: 32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
  • Power: 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Max Power Consumption: 75W
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 7.8″ x 17.3″ x 20.3″ (198mm x 440mm x 514.9mm)
  • Weight: 23.1lbs (10.5kg)

 

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Description

The Allen & Heath SQ-5 is a 48 channel digital mixer, powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine, SQ-5 is built for professionals in the most demanding live sound applications.

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Weight 30.9 lbs

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