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ALLEN&HEATH
WORLD CLASS MIXING
REAL WORLD
QUALITY
INNOVATION
A SOUND INVESTMENT
Whether you run a hire company, or are a
sound engineer or contractor for a concert
hall, bar, nightclub, festival, house of
worship, school, theatre, lecture hall,
stadium, museum or TV studio,
ALLEN&HEATH’s range of live sound mixers
has been designed with users in mind.
Our mixers are functional, affordable,
dependable desks.
We are focussed on providing the highest
sound quality and our mixers are renowned
for ‘warmth’, ‘depth’ and ‘fullness’. We use
the best technology and quality
components - extruded aluminium frame
and steel chassis furnished with verticallymounted circuit boards secured to the
panel with steel nuts - resulting in a build
quality that is second to none.
Our R&D team is dedicated and
approachable, with decades of live
mixing and field support experience, who
also happen to be some of the greatest
audio engineering minds in the business!
They have allowed us to maintain our
position at the forefront of audio
technology innovation over our 35 years.
When you purchase an ALLEN&HEATH
console you are investing in outstanding
technology that brings together over 35
years of creative and engineering skills
that will give you many years of faithful
service and exceptional sound quality.
ALLEN&HEATH prides itself on listening to
users, designing with passion, and delivering
superior, cutting-edge products.
For the past 35 years, ALLEN&HEATH has been designing
professional audio solutions for customers all around the
world, supplying to renowned installation companies such as
Clair Brothers, international DJ’s and clubs like the iconic
Ministry of Sound and for high profile venues such as the
2008 Olympic stadium in Beijing.
We are passionate about live sound – any live sound – so we get just as
much satisfaction out of providing exactly the right product for the
thousands of lower profile jobs as we do for all the elite projects.
Welcome to ‘real world’ sound engineering.
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Making great products –
it’s what makes us tick!
ML OVERVIEW
ML Series VCA live sound consoles embody ALLEN&HEATH’s
mission to make previously exclusive technologies available to people on
a real world budget. These mixers have changed the rules for live sound
VCA desks, forever raising the professional audio industry’s price to
performance expectations.
From their intuitive surface layout to their stylish good looks, ML consoles have been
impeccably designed to provide excellent performance for any live sound situation, whether at
front of house or on monitors on tour, performing both jobs in a theatre or house of worship, or
providing live facilities in late night clubs – the list of venues where ALLEN&HEATH ML
consoles have performed day and night over the last few years is endless.
Careful design of the audio circuitry has produced a no-compromise performance which will
delight your audiences night after night. ML Series mixers offer an I/O capability and feature set
that satisfies the latest trends in live sound engineering, in particular the growing number of
inputs and outputs for multi-speaker house and monitor systems, demands of stereo in-ear
monitoring, 3 speaker LCR imaging, advanced grouping and automation. They are serious, riderfriendly contenders.
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VCAs
LCR+
Dual Functionality
Engineer’s Toolbox
VCAs on a mixing desk make the engineer’s life a
lot easier when confronted with mixing multiple
sources in a complex sound field. The advantages
are many – Stereo and even LCR groups can be
controlled using single master faders. Channels
can be assigned to more than one VCA group, for
example a trumpet to ‘Brass’, ‘All Orchestra’ and
‘Grand Master’ groups. Channel post-fade auxes
track the level of the VCA group faders so that the
reverb returns stay in proportion to the ‘dry’ signal
in the mix. The VCA group assignments can be
managed by the snapshot memory system for
automated control. VCA group muting and PAFL
control are available too. We believe that VCAs are
such a great feature that we’ve written a book about it!
Download your copy from www.allen-heath.com.
The LCR+ system, unique to ALLEN&HEATH
ML Series mixers, extends signal imaging
beyond conventional LR and LCR panning by
allowing three-speaker balance and positioning
from each channel and group. The system
consists of a conventional pan pot plus a blend
control, which allow signals to be dialed in to the
centre buss - an ideal feature for engineers who
want to bring out a signal from the LR mix into a
centre cluster or in-fill speaker system. The signal
can also be positioned at any single point within
the LCR image - just like conventional LCR
panning. This function is available from the
channels and the audio groups.
ML Series mixers offer full walk-up-and-go
functionality at both FOH and stage monitor
positions. With no controls redundant in either
mode, these feature packed consoles are ideal for
multi-function venues and hire companies where
they can mix FOH one day, monitors the next, and
then monitors from FOH, all without compromise.
Lying at the heart of every ML Series console is
the ‘engineer’s toolbox’. This provides a combination
of useful facilities to keep the engineer in full
control of the audio setup, including status switching,
console monitoring, system line-up, communications
and automation. An extensive array of metering,
including both LED and VU metering of the main
outputs and PAFL signals, displays the signal
activity of all inputs, busses and outputs. Further
tools include an oscillator/pink noise generator,
comprehensive talkback system, built-in ClearComTM
compatible intercom using the console’s
headphone and talkback mic, headphones and
local mono/stereo monitoring system, and intelligent
PAFL system with some ingenious facilities for
quickly auditioning the console signals.
Matrix
The matrix is becoming an increasingly important
tool in modern multi-task mixing. With ever
increasing demand for different output mixes for
sound effects, zone and delay speakers, additional
monitor mixes, recording, video, broadcast and
more, ML mixers are provided with a
comprehensive matrix fed from the groups, the
LCR mix, and an external input. Conveniently
positioned away from the live performance
controls, the matrix represents a ‘mixer within the
mixer’ to quickly set up the special feeds.
Stereo Capability
With the growing demand for stereo ‘in ear’ monitoring,
ML mixers allow up to 4 (ML5000) true stereo
aux mixes to be created. each with separate level
and pan controls. With pre/post selection, these are
ideal for stereo monitors, recording and balancing
between effects sends.
Fully featured dual stereo channels are added to the
channel count. This space saving facility enables
two stereo sources to be combined into one channel,
for example when mixing in effects returns, sound
effects and backing track players, or walk-in music
with pre-recorded announcement sources.
Optional ‘B’ versions of the ML5000 and
ML4000 are available, providing 4 additional
stereo channels in place of the 4 mono channels
next to the existing stereos.
On stage, they emulate the classic monitor
console providing proper fader control of wedge,
stereo in-ear monitors, and even the engineer’s
local listen wedge. Each mix has fader, insert, full
metering, and balanced XLR drive up to +27dBu.
Important details such as PFL automatically
overriding AFL, the stereo monitoring capability
and assignable talkback help the engineer work
quickly and stay in control. At front-of-house, the
mixer is well equipped with a full set of groups,
auxes, matrix, LCR capability, VCA groups, mute
groups and snapshot memory automation for dealing
with the most challenging stage productions.
Power Supply
All ML Series consoles are supplied as standard
with the rugged RPS14 linear power supply, which
is designed with a built-in combiner for
connection to a second supply for backup. As an
alternative, the switch-mode MPS14 may be
ordered as a no-charge upgrade for those
requiring either light weight or high tolerance to
input ovoltage fluctuation.
All models include mute groups and an onboard
128 snapshot memory system to store and recall
the console mutes and VCA assignment settings,
ideal for recalling band setups and show scenes.
These can be accessed and archived using the
downloadable ALLEN&HEATH ML Archiver
PC software via MIDI or RS232. The ML5000
provides convenient front panel control of these
memories, as well as advanced features such as
channel automation safes for ‘on the fly’ changes
during a live performance, and Solo-in-Place with
safes function to listen to the contribution of
individual or combinations of sources during
sound checking.
ML 5000
The ML5000 embodies the professional sound engineer’s ideal tool set –
a versatile, feature-packed and rider-friendly console, in an intuitive, walk-upand-go format.
ML5000 is a dual function, LCRplus, 8 group, 16 aux, 12x8 matrix, VCA console. Frame sizes range from
32+4 to 48+4 channels, with sidecar expansion to 96+4 channels. With such exceptional sound quality,
it’s an engineer’s dream!
FEATURES
➤
32+4, 40+4, 48+4, plus up to 2x 24 input sidecars, total 96+4 channels
➤
12x8 matrix with inserts and external inputs
➤
Single press clear or set all mutes or VCA assignments functions
➤
Fader driven engineers listen wedge feed with insert in monitor mode
➤
4 extra dual input stereo channels fitted as standard
➤
8 mute groups
➤
Talkback to any of the fader masters, matrix, LR and C
➤
Separate stereo headphones and local monitor control
➤
B option for 4 extra dual stereos in place of mono channels
➤
4 band, full sweep EQ with variable Q on midrange
➤
ClearCom compatible intercom works with console headphones and TB mic
➤
LCR to stereo engineer’s monitor capability
➤
8 VCA groups with mute and PAFL functions
➤
Swept 20-400Hz HPF
➤
Intelligent PAFL system – PFL override AFL for quick multi-mix
➤
1kHz oscillator / pink noise generator
output/source monitoring
➤
Preamp input capability for mic or line up to +30dBu
Intelligent PAFL system – AFL cancel PFL, all clear, auto-cancel or add modes
➤
Dual functionality for mixing front-of-house, stage monitors or both
➤
Stereos can mix two balanced sources into one channel, includes L, R
L+R mono switching
➤
➤
Main, group, aux and matrix outputs on balanced XLR
bus and output meters
➤
Balanced inserts with separate send and return sockets
➤
Intelligent PAFL system – Input PFL or stereo-in-place AFL
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
➤
FOH mode provides 8 groups with individual routing and 16 auxes
➤
128 snapshot memories for recall of VCA assignments and mutes
➤
Intelligent PAFL system – mono or stereo AFL of masters and matrix
➤
Uses RPS14 external power supply with built-in combiner for a backup supply
➤
LCRplus panning available from channels and groups.
➤
MIDI/RS232 ports for remote archiving and show control
➤
Solo-in-Place with last solo toggle and channel solo safes
➤
Internal aux jumper options for pre-insert, pre/post-EQ, pre/post-mute settings
➤
Stereo switching for up to 4 true stereo sends from pairs of auxes
➤
ALLEN&HEATH ML Archiver software available for PC control of
➤
Simultaneous LED bar and moving coil VU metering of all main outputs
➤
Monitor mode provides 16 auxes with pre switching, faders, inserts, mutes,
the memories
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TM
and P/AFL
and direct output jumper options for pre/post-fader or to use aux 1 postfade trim
ML5000
System Block Diagram
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ML 4000
The ML4000 is the ideal all-purpose solution for install, PA hire and touring
applications, handling both front-of-house and stage monitor mixing with ease.
With the intuitive layout, and the traditional British EQ and high-definition preamp,
getting the right sound couldn’t be easier.
ML4000 is a dual function, LCRplus, 8 group, 12 aux, 12x4 matrix, VCA console.
Frame sizes range from 24+2 to 48+2 channels, with sidecar expansion to 96+2 channels.
FEATURES
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24+2, 32+2, 40+2, 48+2, plus up to 2x 24 input sidecars, total
➤
96+2 channels
➤
12x4 matrix with inserts and external inputs
➤
8 mute groups
➤
➤
2 extra dual input stereo channels fitted as standard
➤
B option for 4 extra dual stereos in place of mono channels
➤
8 VCA groups with mute and PAFL functions
➤
Dual functionality for mixing front-of-house, stage monitors or both
➤
Monitor mode provides 12 auxes with pre switches, faders, inserts, mutes,
➤
Balanced inserts with separate send and return sockets
bus and out meters
➤
128 snapshot memories for recall of VCA assignments and mutes via
➤
FOH mode provides 8 groups and 12 auxes
➤
LCRplus panning available from channels and groups.
➤
Stereo switching for up to 2 true stereo sends from pairs of auxes
➤
4 band, full sweep EQ with switched Q on midrange
➤
Swept 20-400Hz HPF
➤
Stereos can mix two balanced sources into one channel, includes L, R
L+R mono switching
MIDI/RS232
➤
ALLEN&HEATH ML Archiver software available for PC control of
the memories
➤
Talkback to any of the fader masters, matrix, LR and C
➤
Fader driven engineer’s listen wedge feed with insert in monitor mode
ClearCom compatible intercom works with console headphones and
➤
Separate stereo headphones and local monitor control
TB mic
➤
LCR to stereo engineer’s monitor capability
Intelligent PAFL SYSTEM – PFL override AFL for quick multi-mix
➤
1kHz oscillator / pink noise generator
➤
Preamp input capability for mic or line up to +30dBu
➤
Main, group, aux and matrix outputs on balanced XLR
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
➤
Uses external power supply with built-in combiner for redundant backup
➤
Internal aux jumper options for pre-insert, pre/post-EQ, pre/post-mute settings
TM
output/source monitoring
➤
Intelligent PAFL system – AFL cancel PFL, all clear, auto-cancel or add modes
➤
Intelligent PAFL system – Input PFL or stereo-in-place AFL
➤
Intelligent PAFL system – Mono or stereo AFL of masters and matrix
➤
Simultaneous LED bar and moving coil VU metering of all main outputs
and P/AFL
ML4000
System Block Diagram
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ML 3000
The most compact VCA mixer available today, but don’t let its small size and
modest price fool you – this console is packed with all the tools you need for
professional live sound mixing. The ML3000 earns its place in any PA
system - the perfect investment!
ML3000 is a dual function, LCRplus, 4 group, 8 aux, 8x4 matrix, VCA console.
Frame sizes range from 24+2 to 48+2 channels, with B option for more stereo channels.
FEATURES
➤
24+2, 32+2, 40+2, 48+2 channel frames
➤
8 aux sends plus aux 7-8 stereo mode for creating a true stereo mix
➤
Talkback to any of the fader masters and LCR outputs
➤
Preamp input capability for mic or line up to +30dBu
➤
2 extra dual input stereo channels fitted as standard
➤
8x4 matrix with inserts and external inputs
➤
PFL override AFL for quick input/output monitoring
➤
Main, group, aux and matrix outputs on balanced XLR
➤
B option for 4 extra dual stereo in place of mono channels
➤
8 mute groups
➤
Fader driven engineers listen wedge feed with insert in monitor mode
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
➤
8 VCA groups for level control
➤
4 band EQ with swept mid range
➤
Simultaneous LED bar and moving coil VU metering of all main outputs
➤
Uses RPS11 high performance external linear power supply
and P/AFL
➤
Optional RPSD2 dual supply combiner to link another RPS11 for backup
➤
Channel meters
➤
Optional Sys-Link V2 input/output option to link consoles for more channels
➤
Separate stereo headphones and local monitor control
➤
Internal aux jumper options for pre-insert, pre/post-EQ, pre/post-mute settings
➤
LCR to stereo engineers monitor capability
➤
Internal direct output jumper options for pre/post-fade or to use aux 1
➤
1kHz oscillator / pink noise generator
➤
➤
➤
➤
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Dual functionality for mixing front-of-house, stage monitors or both
Monitor mode provides auxes with faders, inserts, mutes and meters
LCRplus panning available from channels and groups
4 audio groups for inserting processors or feeding the matrix
➤
➤
➤
➤
Swept 20-400Hz HPF
Stereos can mix two balanced stereo sources into one channel
128 snapshot memories for MIDI/RS232 recall of VCA assignments and mutes
ALLEN&HEATH ML Archiver software available for PC control of the memories
level trim
ML3000
System Block Diagram
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GL OVERVIEW
For 35 years, ALLEN&HEATH has designed truly innovative mixers for
the real world and has earned its enviable reputation for superior
performance, functionality and build quality. We are proud to present the
brand-new GL Series of dual function consoles. Providing the benefits
of the very best in analogue audio performance and intuitive ‘walk up and
go ‘operation, and featuring an enhanced capability for the latest in live
sound mixing such as in-ear monitoring, mix-fed subs, ambient
recording, engineer’s wedge/earpiece monitoring and matrix flexibility,
the new GL Series retains the rugged, all metal, individual card build
for which ALLEN&HEATH is renowned. These models benefit from
the latest manufacturing methods and audio circuit
developments. The GL Series: built to
perform, built to last.
Dual Functionality:
Performance:
Stereo Channels:
Practical Mixing:
As pioneers of dual functionality, we have ensured
that every detail of the concept has been carefully
implemented in the new GL Series, with no
controls redundant in either mode. When mixing
Front-of-House, the monitors can be set pre-insert
as well as pre-EQ, to prevent the house mix EQ
and compression affecting the stage mix. Perchannel aux switching means one can mix prefade with post-fade sends such as theatre radio
mics and sound effects. As a monitor console, the
aux masters get faders, inserts, mutes, meters and
balanced XLR drive. The Groups and LR mixes are
still available to create yet more sends.
Our new mic preamp has an extended 74dB gain
range with massive headroom able to deal with the
widest range of signals right up to +34dBu. From
the new low-noise mix amp through responsive 4
band EQ to the differential balanced +26dBu
outputs, every stage has been carefully designed
to ensure optimum gain structure, extended dynamic
range and the best sonic performance possible.
GL Series consoles are equipped with either 2
Choosing a console is not just about its number of
channels and features. Top of the list is the
reassurance that it will continue to perform reliably
day after day facing the challenges and unpredictable
nature of live sound engineering. These new
consoles build on the proven success of the
pioneering ALLEN&HEATH GL Series. The
design has invested in the things that matter –
rock solid on-the-road reliability and uncompromising
sonic performance able to get the best out of any
PA system. There are many other considerations
too, such as the size and convenience for flight
casing and installation, ease of use for the new
operator, and the serviceability and technical
support. All ALLEN&HEATH consoles are
designed for the most intuitive layout with logically
grouped and colour coded controls, and sensible
control positioning to help focus the operator on
the job rather than finding the way around the
equipment. Even details such as the recessed
configuration switches that prevent mistakes
during live operation can make a big difference.
Engineer’s Toolbox:
There is an abundance of useful tools on all GL
Series mixers. While the details vary from
console to console (check the feature pages), all
are equipped with well thought out facilities to
help the engineer do a better job. For example, the
GL4800 is equipped with a comprehensive
monitoring system, with stereo PFL, PFL trim, PFL
override AFL, LED meters on every channel and
even the mix busses, additional moving coil VU
output meters, local and headphone outputs, and
Solo-in-Place. GL3800 and GL2800 feature
recessed channel pre/post-EQ switches for quick
setting of pre-fade aux user preference, 3
headphones outputs (including a small jack socket
for ear pieces), a talk latch mode for using a
switched handheld talkback mic, oscillator/pink
noise generator and extensive metering.
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Third Master Fader:
All GL series consoles have a third master fader. For
GL2400, this means that the configurable M fader
can be used to create an LR sum mono fill, an
engineer’s monitor wedge feed, or a dedicated centre
or sub-bass speaker mix from Aux 6, which means
anything can be ‘dialed-in’ from any channel. On
GL2800, GL3800 and GL4800, the third
fader can be fed from the LR sum, a dedicated mono
C mix buss, or both, or become the engineer’s
monitor wedge feed.
Matrix:
A matrix is included in every new GL mixer, a big
feature for corporate AV work, specialised recording
and broadcast feeds, and personal monitoring.
Smart auto-switching of the external inputs allows
common mono, stereo or independent sources to
be added to the matrix mix, whether adding ambience,
general ‘starting point’ mixes or linking consoles into
the same PA. The stereo channel mic breakpoints
can be cross patched to add room ambience to
recording and IEM feeds. Learn more by downloading
our guide to matrix mixing from www.glseries.com.
or 4 full feature stereo channels. The larger format
GL4800 and GL3800 provide the benefit of
ordering options for 4 or 8 stereos in place of
mono channels. The compact GL2400 and
GL2800 provide 2 stereo strips with mic and
stereo line inputs on each. Clever switching allows
these channels to be used as mic or line inputs.
The GL2800 and GL3800 add two extra
‘short’ fader dual stereo channels. Stereo sources
such as backing tracks and reverbs can be
combined into the strips while the mics are
patched elsewhere, for example, to get ambience
into a matrix mix, for use with a system calibration
microphone, or to use an external phantom
powered mic with a video camera. True versatility
in a tiny space!
Input / Output Capability:
The GL Series provides 4 ranges each with a
choice of frame size. In fact, there are no less than
41 models to choose from, and there are still
plenty more channel combinations possible by
linking consoles using the Sys-Link option. The
larger GLs provide an optimum 10 auxes and 4
matrix, a powerful set of outputs for creating a
manageable combination of mono and stereo
mixes. The dedicated stereo aux of the GL2800
and GL3800 is perfect for true stereo in-ear,
recording and effects mixing, or even dual effects
such as balancing a vocal between two different
reverb devices.
The ALLEN&HEATH design team have decades
of experience being there working with the equipment
under pressure, talking to and listening to users both
experienced and those just starting out, and
following the developing trends in sound engineering.
GL 4800
The newest generation of the tried and tested thoroughbred GL4000. Flexible
and multi-tasking, it is equipped to deal with any number of live sound and
recording tasks. Bristling with configurable mode switches and the optimum
combination of 10 auxes and 4 matrix, this console can adapt quickly to the
toughest sound mixing challenges.
GL4000 is a large format, multi-function, LR, M, 8 group, 10 aux, 11x4
matrix console. Frame sizes range from 24 to 48 channels, with A,B,C,D
options for more stereo channels.
A = all mono channels
B = 4 stereos to right of masters
C = 4 stereos on far right side
D = 8 stereos on far right side
FEATURES
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24, 32, 40, 48 channel frames
➤
Stereo channel line inputs can be assigned independently to LR
➤
Mono/stereo PFL with trim
➤
Balanced inserts with separate send and return sockets
➤
A,B,C,D mono/stereo channel options
➤
4 band, 4 sweep EQ with switched Q on midrange
➤
PFL override AFL for logical input/output monitoring
➤
100mm, premium grade dual rail faders as used on the top-of-the-range
➤
Multi-functionality for FOH/Monitor mixing and live recording
➤
Swept 20-400Hz high pass filters
➤
Engineer’s wedge fader control in monitor mode
➤
LR and M main mixes
➤
Unique matrix to aux link for quick monitors and grouped effects
➤
Separate headphones and local outputs
➤
8 Audio groups with pan and routing to LR and M
➤
128 snapshot memory mute automation with preview and safes functions
➤
Talkback to LR, M, groups, matrix, and to each aux
➤
11x4 Matrix
➤
8 Mute groups or scenes
➤
Electronically balanced XLR outputs with +26dBu drive capability
➤
10 Auxiliary sends with faders, inserts and XLR
➤
Solo-in-Place with toggle last and safes
➤
Preamp input capability for mic or line up to +34dBu
➤
Aux 10 can provide channel direct output pre/post and level trim
➤
Single press clear or set all mutes function
➤
Ultra low noise mix head amp design
➤
Group out pre/post switching and level trim for recording
➤
Mutes on all fader masters
➤
Per channel pre/post fader aux switching for unlimited flexibility
➤
Meters on all buses to warn of mix overload
➤
Second (LR2) output with pre/post fader selection and level trim
➤
Simultaneous metering of the groups, LRM and auxes
➤
Output reverse mode to swap aux inserts and XLR with matrix and LR2
➤
Integral LED-illuminated moving coil VU meterpod
➤
2-track replay to LR and monitor
➤
Simultaneous LED bar and moving coil VU monitor metering
ML Series
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
➤
Individual circuit card assembly with nutted pots
➤
Uses RPS11 high performance external linear power supply
➤
Built-in combiner for redundant backup power supply
➤
Sys-Link V2 input linking option for adding a slave console
GL4800
System Block Diagram
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GL 3800
Whether mixing FOH, monitors or both, recording live, installed in a busy
venue, out on the road touring, or earning its keep in rental stock, the GL3800
provides the perfect solution. This great sounding, well featured console has
a familiar, walk-up-and-go layout and responsive feel giving the engineer the
very best of analogue console engineering.
GL3800 is a large format, dual function, LR, M, 8 group, 10 aux, 12x4
matrix console. Frame sizes range from 24 to 48 channels, with A,B,C,D
options for more stereo channels.
A = all mono channels
B = 4 stereos to right of masters
C = 4 stereos on far right side
D = 8 stereos on far right side
FEATURES
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
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24, 32, 40, and 48 channel frames
A,B,C,D mono/stereo channel options
LR and M main mixes
8 Audio groups with pan and routing to LR and M
10 Auxes including a dedicated stereo send with level and pan controls
2 multi-function stereo channels each with mic and stereo line inputs
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
Matrix external inputs with level trims and common input capability
100mm premium grade dual rail faders as used on the top-of-the-range
➤
Preamp 74dB range with +34dBu input capability for mic or line
ML Series
➤
Ultra low noise mix head amp design
➤
Assignable talkback to all outputs, includes a talk switch latch mode
➤
Uses RPS11 high performance, external linear power supply
➤
1kHz oscillator / pink noise generator with patchable external output
➤
Built-in combiner for redundant backup supply
➤
2-track monitoring and replay to LR
➤
Individual circuit card assembly with nutted pots
➤
3 headphones/earpiece sockets and local monitor outputs
➤
Sys-Link V2 console input/output linking option
➤
Electronically balanced XLR outputs with +26dBu drive capability
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
➤
Stereo channel mic inputs can cross patch into matrix for ambience feed
Responsive 4 band, 2 sweep EQ
100Hz channel high pass filters
Individual phantom power and polarity switching
Integral meterpod with 11 LED-illuminated, moving coil VU meters
➤
2 extra dual stereos provide 4 summed or independent stereo returns
➤
Wide angle LED channel and master meters
➤
Fully featured 12x4 Matrix
➤
Dedicated stereo monitor meters
➤
Proper dual functionality for front-of-house, monitor mixing, or both
➤
Per channel pre/post fader aux switching for full flexibility
➤
Recording capable with channel direct outputs
➤
Front panel pre/post-EQ switches for user preference
➤
M can be used for centre/sub mix, LR mono sum, or engineers wedge
➤
Mutes on all fader masters
GL3800
System Block Diagram
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GL 2800
A brand new dual function mixer derived from the classic GL Series, offering a
similar well thought out feature set to the larger GL3800, this very professional
yet affordable console is built into a rugged, small footprint chassis ideal for
flight casing and venue installation where space is tight. The GL2800,
capable, intuitive and comfortable in the hands of any engineer.
GL2800 is a compact, dual function, LR, M, 8 group, 10 aux, 12x4 matrix console.
Frame sizes ranges from 24 to 56 channels including 2 stereo channels.
FEATURES
28
➤
24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 channel frames
➤
Recording capable with channel direct outputs
➤
Dedicated stereo monitor meters
➤
Electronically balanced XLR outputs with +26dBu drive capability
➤
LR and M main mixes
➤
M can be used for centre/sub mix, LR mono sum, or engineers wedge
➤
Per channel pre/post fader aux switching for full flexibility
➤
Preamp 74dB range with +34dBu input capability for mic or line
➤
8 Audio groups with pan and routing to LR and M
➤
Matrix external inputs with level trims and common input capability
➤
Internal jumper plugs for pre/post-EQ aux, direct out and other options
➤
Ultra low noise mix head amp design
➤
10 Auxes including a dedicated stereo send
➤
Stereo channel mic inputs can cross patch into matrix for ambience feed
➤
Mutes on all fader masters
➤
Uses RPS11 high performance external linear power supply
➤
2 multifunction stereo channels each with mic and stereo line inputs
➤
Responsive 4 band, 2 sweep EQ
➤
Assignable talkback to all outputs, includes a talk switch latch mode
➤
Built-in combiner for redundant backup supply
➤
2 extra dual stereos provide 4 summed or independent stereo returns
➤
100Hz channel high pass filters
➤
1kHz oscillator / pink noise generator with patchable external output
➤
Individual circuit card assembly with nutted pots
➤
Fully featured 12x4 Matrix
➤
Individual phantom power and polarity switching
➤
2-track monitoring and replay to LR
➤
Sys-Link V2 console input/output linking option
➤
Proper dual functionality for FOH/Monitor mixing
➤
Wide angle channel and master meters
➤
3 headphones/earpiece sockets and local monitor outputs
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
GL2800
System Block Diagram
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GL 2400
The GL2400 is the latest version of the highly successful 4 group dualfunction GL2400. Designed for the latest in modern engineering techniques,
every detail in this uniquely capable small footprint mixer has been carefully
thought out to provide the very best mixing experience.
GL2400 is a compact, dual function, LR, Mono sum, 4 group, 6 aux, 7x4 matrix console.
Frame sizes range from 16 to 40 channels including 2 dual stereo channels.
FEATURES
32
➤
16, 24, 32, 40 channel frames
➤
Recording capable with channel direct outputs
➤
Internal jumper plugs for pre/post-EQ aux, direct out and other options
➤
Ultra low noise mix head amp design
➤
LR and M main outputs
➤
Matrix external inputs with level trims and common input capability
➤
Mutes, meters and AFL on all fader masters
➤
Internal power supply with socket for MPS12 backup supply (16 to 32
➤
4 Audio groups with pan control
➤
Stereo channel line inputs can be independently routed to LR
➤
Assignable talkback
➤
6 Auxiliary sends with per-channel pre/post fader switching
➤
Stereo channel mic input breakpoints for cross patching into matrix
➤
1kHz oscillator and pink noise generator
➤
2 stereo channels each with mic and dual stereo line inputs
➤
Responsive 4 band, 2 sweep EQ
➤
2-track monitoring and replay to LR
➤
100mm dust protected faders
➤
7x4 Matrix
➤
100Hz high pass filters
➤
Headphones and local monitor outputs
➤
Individual circuit card assembly with nutted pots
➤
Proper dual functionality for FOH and/or Monitor mixing
➤
Individual phantom power and polarity switching
➤
Electronically balanced XLR outputs with +26dBu drive capability
➤
Sys-Link V2 console input/output linking option
➤
M can be configured as LR sum, wedge, or aux-fed sub or C master
➤
Dedicated channel, master and stereo monitor meters
➤
Preamp 74dB range with +34dBu input capability for mic or line
➤
4-pin XLR lamp sockets – ALLEN&HEATH LEDlamp available
channel models)
➤
External RPS11 power supply and socket for another RPS11 as backup (40
channel model)
GL2400
System Block Diagram
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ML Accessories
Accessories GL
SIDE CAR expansion - ML4000
DUST COVER
SOFT WARE
POWER SUPPLY (back-up) - GL2400-16, 24 & 32
The ML4000-24SC is a compact stand-alone
unit providing 24 channels with the same
input and fader modules as the main console.
It is independently powered and connects to
the main console using a 9-way logic and two
37-way audio link cables
A nylon cover that comes in various sizes, tailored
to fit the ML’s differing frame dimensions
ML Archiver software is a Windows application
that runs on a PC connected to your console.
It lets you access the 128 onboard snapshots,
save the console settings and snapshot memories
to a disk file, and is used to archive settings
as a backup or for future recall
The MPS12 is a back-up power supply which connects via an internal socket to the exisiting built-in
power supply.
SIDE CAR expansion - ML5000
The ML5000-24SC is a compact stand-alone
unit providing 24 channels with the same
input and fader modules as the main console.
It is independently powered and connects to
the main console using a 9-way logic and two
37-way audio link cables
LED LAMP
ALLEN&HEATH also manufactures LEDlamp, an
18” 4 pin XLR gooseneck console lamp
containing a built-in thumbwheel dimmer. The
stylish lamp replaces traditional filament
console lamps with more user friendly cool
white light, and has the additional advantages
of lower heat discharge and longer life
POWER SUPPLY - GL4800, GL3800, GL2800, GL2400-40
The RPS11 is a rugged linear 300W 3U rack-mount power supply with DC cable. A second RPS11
can be connected through the RPSD2 Auto-Switching PSU, which monitors the console’s power
supply and allows the backup PSU to take over in the event of a fault occurring
POWER SUPPLY - ML5000 & ML4000
RPS14 ia a rugged slimline 2U rack-mount power supply which is provided with ML4000. Full
protection and thermal sensing fan cooling is provided. It has a built-in combiner for connection to a
second supply for backup. It includes two heavy duty DC connectors for plugging to the console and
linking in a redundant supply
POWER SUPPLY - ML3000
The RPS11 is a rugged linear 300W 3U rack-mount power supply with DC cable. A second RPS11
can be connected through the RPSD2 Auto-Switching PSU, which monitors the console’s power
supply and allows silent switching between the two supplies
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DUST COVER - GL4800, GL3800
A nylon cover that comes in various sizes, tailored
to fit the GL4000’s differing frame dimensions
SYS- LINK - ML3000
LED LAMP
SYS- LINK - (all GL Series)
The SYS-LINK V2 option allows the ML3000
console to be easily linked to other ALLEN&HEATH
consoles to expand the number of channels in
the mix. Fitting requires the removal of
connector blanking plates and the installation
of two internal circuit cards
ALLEN&HEATH also manufactures LEDlamp, an
18” 4 pin XLR gooseneck console lamp
containing a built-in thumbwheel dimmer. The
stylish lamp replaces traditional filament
console lamps with more user friendly cool
white light, and has the additional advantages
of lower heat discharge and longer life
The Sys-Link V2 option allows the GL4000
console to be easily linked to other ALLEN&HEATH
consoles to expand the number of channels in
the mix. Fitting requires the removal of
connector blanking plates and the installation
of two internal circuit cards
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781 (31)
130 (5)
1196 (47)
53 (116)
282 (11)
781 (31)
130 (5)
1451 (57)
65 (143)
282 (11)
781 (31)
130 (5)
1706 (67)
75 (165)
282 (11)
781 (31)
130 (5)
1961 (77)
87 (192)
ML5000-32
ML5000-40
ML5000-48
298 (12)
872 (34)
130 (5)
1596 (63)
84 (185)
298 (12)
872 (34)
130 (5)
1851 (73)
96 (211)
298 (12)
872 (34)
130 (5)
2106 (83)
110 (242)
GL Consoles
A mm(")
B mm(")
C mm(")
D mm(")
Weight kg(lb)
GL2400-416
GL2400-424
GL2400-432
GL2400-440
150 (6)
560 (22)
57 (2)
609 (24)
17 (36)
150 (6)
560 (22)
57 (2)
817 (32)
22 (47)
150 (6)
560 (22)
57 (2)
1025 (40)
27 (58)
150 (6)
560 (22)
57 (2)
1233 (49)
32 (69)
GL2800-824
GL2800-832
GL2800-840
GL2800-848
GL2800-856
170 (7)
650 (26)
62 (2)
944 (37)
29 (64)
170 (7)
650 (26)
62 (2)
1171 (46)
35 (77)
170 (7)
650 (26)
62 (2)
1398 (55)
41 (90)
170 (7)
650 (26)
62 (2)
1625 (64)
47 (103)
170 (7)
650 (26)
62 (2)
1852 (73)
53 (117)
GL Consoles
A mm(")
B mm(")
C mm(")
D mm(")
Weight kg(lb)
GL3800-824
GL3800-832
GL3800-840
GL3800-848
275 (11)
691 (27)
78 (3)
1026 (40)
33 (73)
275 (11)
691 (27)
78 (3)
1281 (50)
42 (92)
275 (11)
691 (27)
78 (3)
1536 (60)
51 (112)
275 (11)
691 (27)
78 (3)
1791 (71)
60 (132)
GL4800-824
GL4800-832
GL4800-840
GL4800-848
285 (11)
748 (29)
75 (3)
1166 (46)
47 (103)
285 (11)
748 (29)
75 (3)
1421 (56)
57 (125)
285 (11)
748 (29)
75 (3)
1676 (66)
67 (147)
285 (11)
748 (29)
75 (3)
1931 (76)
77 (169)
XLR Inputs
XLR Outputs
1/4" TRS Jacks
Balanced Input, Insert Return
Balanced Output, Insert Send
Insert (unbalanced)
Unbalanced Input
RCA Phono
Female
Male
Pin2 = +ve polarity
Pin2 = +ve polarity
Pin3 = -ve polarity
Pin3 = -ve polarity
Pin1 = ground
Pin1 = ground
TRS
TRS
TRS
TRS
Tip = +ve polarity
Tip = +ve polarity
Tip = send signal
Tip = signal
Ring = -ve polarity
Ring = -ve polarity
Ring = return signal
Ring = ground
sleeve = ground/chassis
sleeve = ground/chassis
sleeve = ground/chassis
sleeve = ground/chassis
Socket
Tip = signal
Outer = ground/chassis
B
CONNECTIONS
Chassis = chassis
Chassis = chassis
C
up to 4 x 4pin XLR-F
RPS14 or MPS14
0VU = 0dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 20Hz - 200Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=0.6-2.5
500Hz-15kHz Q=0.6-2.5
Shelf 2kHz - 20kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Swept 20Hz - 400Hz
2k ohms
>20k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-95dBu
<-84dBu (84dB S/N)
<-100dB
<-90dB
<-90dB
>80dB
>50dB
A
<0.01%
<0.01%
D
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
up to 3 x 4pin XLR-F
RPS14 or MPS14
0VU = 0dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 20Hz - 200Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=1 or 2
500Hz-15kHz Q=1 or 2
Shelf 2kHz - 20kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Swept 20Hz - 400Hz
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-94dBu
<-82dBu (82dB S/N)
<-95dB
<-90dB
<-90dB
>80dB
>50dB
<0.01%
<0.01%
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
3 x 4pin XLR-F
RPS11
0VU = 0dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 60Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=2
500Hz-15kHz Q=2
Shelf 12kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Swept Off - 400Hz
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-94dBu
<-82dBu (82dB S/N)
<-95dB
<-90dB
<-90dB
>80dB
>50dB
<0.01%
<0.01%
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
B
0dBu, +21dB Headroom
-2dBu, +23dB Headroom
0dBu
+23dBu
-60 to +10dBu
A
0dBu, +21dB Headroom
-2dBu, +23dB Headroom
0dBu
+23dBu
-60 to +10dBu
2 x 4pin XLR-F
RPS11
0VU = +4dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 20Hz - 200Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=1 or 2
500Hz-15kHz Q=1 or 2
Shelf 2kHz - 20kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Swept Off - 400Hz
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-87dBu
<-82dBu (86dB S/N)
<-100dB
<-85dB
<-90dB
>80dB
>55dB
<0.006%
<0.006%
+0/-1dB
+0/-1dB
0dBu, +20dB Headroom
-2dBu, +22dB Headroom
+4dBu
+26dBu
-60 to +14dBu
2 x 4pin XLR-F
RPS11
0VU = +4dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 80Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=1.8
500Hz-15kHz Q=2
Shelf 12kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Switch 100Hz
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-91dBu
<-86dBu (90dB S/N)
<-97dB
<-88dB
<-90dB
>85dB
>55dB
<0.003%
<0.005%
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
0dBu, +20dB Headroom
-2dBu, +22dB Headroom
+4dBu
+26dBu
-60 to +14dBu
GL3800
D
0dBu, +21dB Headroom
-2dBu, +23dB Headroom
0dBu
+23dBu
-60 to +10dBu
C
GL4800
2 x 4pin XLR-F
RPS11
RSP11 (40)
0VU = +4dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 80Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=1.8
500Hz-15kHz Q=1.8
Shelf 12kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Switch 100Hz
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-91dBu
<-86dBu (90dB S/N)
<-97dB
<-88dB
<-90dB
>85dB
>55dB
<0.003%
<0.005%
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
0dBu, +20dB Headroom
-2dBu, +22dB Headroom
+4dBu
+26dBu
-60 to +14dBu
GL2800
B
Lamp connectors
Power supply
282 (11)
SYSTEM
ML4000-24
ML4000-32
ML4000-40
ML4000-48
Reading referred to Main outputs
Peak indication threshold
60 (132)
METERING
1906 (75)
Gain (each band)
Mono Channel Low Frequency
Mono Channel Low Mid Frequency
Mono Channel High Mid Frequency
Mono Channel High Frequency
Stereo Channel Frequencies
Filter (mono input)
110 (4)
EQUALISATION
640 (25)
A
Mic Inputs
Line Inputs
Outputs
252 (10)
C
CONNECTION IMPEDANCES
50 (110)
(22Hz-22kHz unweighted)
1651 (65)
Mic EIN with 150ohm source
Residual output noise - main outputs
Main Mix noise (nothing routed)
Main Mix noise (24 channels routed)
110 (4)
NOISE PERFORMANCE
640 (25)
Adjacent Channel
Mute Shutoff
Fader Shutoff
40 (88)
252 (10)
CROSSTALK @1kHz
30 (66)
1396 (55)
Mic Input +40dB gain
Mic Input with Pad 0dB gain
1141 (45)
110 (4)
COMMON MODE REJECTION @1kHz
110 (4)
640 (25)
THD + Noise (mic in +40dB gain)
THD + Noise (line in 0dB gain)
640 (25)
252 (10)
DISTORTION at 1kHz +14dBu out
252 (10)
Mic to Main output (+40 dB)
Line to Main output (0dB)
ML3000-24
ML3000-32
ML3000-40
ML3000-48
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (20Hz-30kHz)
Weight kg(lb)
Channels
Mix
Main Outputs
Maximum output
Mic Pre-Amp Sensitivity
D mm(")
OPERATING LEVELS
C mm(")
up to 2 x 4pin XLR-F
Internal (16, 24, 32)
0VU = +4dBu
5dB before clipping
+/- 15dB
Shelf 80Hz
35Hz - 1kHz Q=1.8
500Hz-15kHz Q=1.8
Shelf 12kHz
60Hz,250Hz,2.5kHz,12kHz Q=1.8
Switch 100Hz
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
-128dB
<-98dBu
<-92dBu
<-86dBu (90dB S/N)
<-93dB
<-94dB
<-90dB
>80dB
>55dB
<0.004%
<0.006%
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
0dBu, +20dB Headroom
-2dBu, +22dB Headroom
+4dBu
+26dBu
-60 to +14dBu
GL2400
B mm(")
ML3000
A mm(")
ML4000
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ML5000
ML Consoles
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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