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Allen & Heath SQ-6 48 Channel 36 Bus Digital Mixer

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SQ-6 48 Channel 36 Bus Digital Mixer

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SQ-6 48 Channel 36 Bus Digital Mixer
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SQ-6 48 Channel 36 Bus Digital Mixer

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SQ-6 is a next generation digital mixer, powered by Allen & Heaths revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine. Created to excel in demanding scenarios such as AV, corporate events, live productions and houses of worship, SQ-6 offers class-leading high-resolution audio fidelity and an ultra-low latency of < 0.7ms. The console features 24 exceptional onboard mic preamps, plus 8 stereo FX engines with dedicated return channels and access to the renowned RackExtra FX library. SQ is a natural choice for in-ear monitor setups, providing 12 stereo mixes (configurable as groups or auxes), whilst Automatic Mic Mixing• makes it an excellent choice for conferences, panel talks and more.

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. SQ-6 also offers 16 Softkeys and 4 Soft Rotaries with displays that can be assigned to the functions you want at your fingertips, and a 'channel to all' mix button to instantly access all sends from the selected channel.

FEATURES

• 96kHz FPGA processing
• 48 Input Channels
• DEEP Processing ready
• 25 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
• 3232 USB audio interface
• SQ-Drive direct recording to USB
• AES output
• Chromatic channel metering
• Integrated LED illumination
• Dedicated physical controls
• 16 Assignable SoftKeys
• 4 Assignable Soft Rotaries
• Channel LCD displays

96kHz XCVI Core
SQ is a future-proofed, next-generation console, powered by Allen & Heath's 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine. XCVI delivers class-leading high resolution audio quality, ultra-low latency of < 0.7ms, variable bit depth for ultimate precision and noise performance, mix coherency down to the sample, and the sheer power to handle high channel / mix counts and ample FX / processing.

DEEP processing ready
SQ's DEEP processing architecture allows owners to hand-pick boutique compressor and preamp emulations to suit their style and needs. DEEP plugins can be embedded directly within the mixer's inputs and mix channels, all without adding system latency or setup hassles.

The Ultimate IEM Mixer
With no less than 12 stereo mixes and super-low latency, and both parametric and graphic EQ on every mix, SQ is the perfect companion for in-ear monitoring setups. SQ's airline-friendly compactness and rugged build quality mean theres no reason to gamble on house monitor consoles again.

Expandable up to 48 mics
SQ-6 has all the onboard I/O you need for standalone operation. Thanks to its SLink intelligent port, SQ can also be expanded up to a total of 48 mic inputs via a family of 96kHz and 48kHz rack and stage box expanders (e.g. AB168, AR2412, AR84 and DX168), making it a flexible, mix 'n match solution for owners of other Allen & Heath digital systems. You can also link your SQ directly to another SQ or even a dLive system.

Dante, Waves and more
SQ is the centrepiece of a growing ecosystem of apps, expanders, audio networking, personal mixers and more, allowing you to connect, adapt and expand to your hearts content. It's compatible with leading audio networking standards too add an audio networking card such as Dante or Waves to SQ's I/O port and you're ready to integrate with installed systems, provide a digital FoH / Monitor split and more.

Flexible multitrack recording
The integrated SQ-Drive makes it quick and easy to capture a 96kHz multitrack or stereo recording of the show direct to a USB key or drive. No software setup, no soundcard driver issues and no extra laptop to bring to the performance. SQ-Drive is also a smart way to manage walk-in music.

Also provided is a built-in 3232 96kHz audio interface for multitrack recording, backing tracks or virtual soundcheck applications. The interface is Core Audio and ASIO compliant and comes complete with MIDI and DAW control capabilities.

RackExtra FX
Allen & Heath has a well-earned reputation for crafting FX emulations that rival the very best plug-ins, but with none of the associated hassle. SQ is armed with 8 stereo FX engines and features the acclaimed RackExtra library of emulations of legendary classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators and more. All FX have dedicated stereo returns so you dont need to waste input channels.

ME Personal Mixing System
SQ is fully compatible with the ME Personal Mixing System, allowing the performers to take control of their own monitor mixes. Any number of ME-1 and ME-500 personal mixers can be daisy-chained from the mixers SLink port, or from a connected remote expander.

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This a great digital mixer. Great sounding mixer with lots of routing options. makes streaming or recording easy with SQ drive options. The built in plugins and effects are great. Allan and heath have added a few more plugin options available since we got this boar and have made a few great software updates. would highly recommend it.
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There's no better mixer in its class!
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