Allen & Heath Xone:464 Brochure
• 16 input, 5 output club mixer
• Live + DJ performance features
• 4 band EQ
• VCA crossfade
• VCF filters
The Concept
If you've been into recording, live or installed
sound over the last 3 decades, you'll already
know the Allen & Heath mark. After
thousands of requests, we've finally arrived
The DJ Xone
The DJ Xone is like a mixer within a mixer - providing you with the best DJ
features and some neat extras to get the crowd really turned on. Every control
has been placed and spaced to give you intuitive control and quick changes, so
it's perfect for getting really creative. There's nothing tacky or gimmicky here just a serious DJ toolkit.
in the club mixer market. The idea behind
XONE:464 is pretty straightforward: make it
Stereo Channels
bullet-proof, give it studio quality sound, give
• 6 dual stereo channels, 4 with RIAA equalisation for your turntables. All stereo
channels have dual A and B inputs (RIAA/LINE or LINE/LINE), so you can hook up
12 stereo sources at once.
the club everything it needs for live
performers and DJ's - and pack it with cool
features for the DJ himself. Most club mixers
seem like live mixers with a crossfader,
or like DJ mixers with a couple of minimal
mic inputs. XONE:464 is different - I've
worked hard to balance the needs of live and
• 4 band EQ - something no other club mixer gives you. Why 4 bands? The 4
frequencies are set at 10kHz, 1kHz, 250Hz, and 100Hz. The 100Hz band is used for
normal bass cut and boost. That extra band at 250Hz means you can really sculpt
the quality and texture of the bass sound, sweeping from soft and booming to rock
hard. Each band provides a speaker-friendly +6dB of boost and a massive -23dB of
cut for slicing a frequency out of your mix.
DJ performance without compromising
either. You'll find killer features here that you
won't find elsewhere - VCF analogue filters
for retro synth effects, ultra powerful 4 band
EQ, VCA crossfade and more. I've had a
great time designing it - I hope you enjoy
• Stereo channels can be individually routed to your cross-fade or stereo Mix1. Colour
coded led's show you exactly where the channel is being sent, so you'll never get
lost. You also get large illuminated Cue switches, a 4 bar signal level meter and a
smooth 60mm fader.
• There's an extra external stereo input in the master section, sent individually to Mix1
or Mix2, or used as an external input monitor.
using it just as much.
VCA (Voltage Control Amplifier) Crossfade
Andy Rigby-Jones
Design Engineer
Why do you need a VCA crossfade? The rugged 45mm fader controls a DC
voltage, not an audio signal. This means no clicks, bangs or crackles - no matter
how much punishment you give it.
• The VCA system means we can give you different fader responses.
The crossfade will normally dip the signal level by 6dB as it is centred - great if
you're into seamless beat mixing, giving a constant level as the two tracks are
mixed. Press the response switch in and the level will not dip as the cross-fade is
centred, giving the sharp response that you'll want for scratch mixing.
• If your fader does wear out, you can replace it from the front panel - all you need is
a couple of minutes and a small screwdriver.
• Crossfader output can be fed to the Aux system, which means that you can monitor
zone feeds or send your mix to an external FX unit or sampler. If an MC/Rapper
needs to hear his own vocal and the DJ sound, the aux system can provide the
perfect mix for his own local monitor. Alternatively, two mono and two stereo zones
can be set up on these controls, each with level control.
• A crossfade output Pan control positions the mix in the stereo image, giving speaker
placement correction and another exciting dynamic effect.
• Colour coded X / Y lights by the crossfader clearly show channel assignments.
VCF Filters - Retro Synth Sound in a Club Mixer
This killer feature is unique to Xone:464 - two stereo, state variable Voltage
Control Filters. These are like the filters you find on classic analogue synths, but
with modern quiet, stable operation.
• 3 filter types: High-Pass - 200Hz to 10kHz, Band-Pass - 200Hz to 10kHz, and LowPass - 200Hz to 20kHz.
• Press switches together to create new filter types. E.g. Low-pass and High-pass
results in a Notch filter.
• A resonance knob changes the “Q” or sharpness of the filter effect - from subtle to extreme.
• All controls can be used live, adding a whole new dimension to DJ mixing.
• Each VCF has an in/out switch with blue led and can be toggled in/out for extra effect.
4 Mic/Line Inputs
6 Dual Stereo Inputs
Balanced TRS jack and balanced XLR inputs
TRS insert jack
-30dB pad
gain control
100Hz hi pass filter
4 band EQ with 2 sweepable mids
6 aux sends
(1-2 pre-fade, 3-4 post 1-4 pre and 5-6 switchable pre/post)
Channel ON switch and led
Peak reading led
CUE switch
Routing to Mix1 +/or Mix2
100mm smooth travel fader ho’oui
RCA phono and TRS jack inputs
RIAA preamps for turntables on channels 5-6 and 9-10
6 Aux sends (1-4 pre, 5-6 pre/post)
Input selector switch with 2 colour led
Gain control
4 band, fixed frequency EQ with in/out switch
Large CUE switch
4 segment led meter
Xfade On switch
Routing switch to X or Y crossfade with led indication
60mm fader
The Live Xone
Side Bars
The 4 mic/line inputs are ideal for live performances, or for your MC, DJ and
presenter mics. Xone's serious Aux system lets you provide artists with
individual stage monitors, helping them to give their best performance.
XONE:464 and the Modern Performer
• 4 band, 2 sweep EQ section for studio quality sound control.
genres are crumbling - live acts work with
The barriers between dance music and other
DJ's and DJ's work with live instruments. A
• Insert jacks mean convenient connection for your individual graphic EQ's, FX
units or compressors.
new breed of performer is standing on the
other side of the mixer, creating their sound
• The Aux sends are ideal for routing signals to an external effects processor.
• To route your mono inputs to the crossfader, use the Direct outs to patch signals
back into a stereo channel. You can also use the Direct outs as sends to a multitrack recorder.
• We use 100mm sealed ALPS input faders for their smoothness, precision control
and reliability.
from samples, drum loops, live instruments
and vocals, vinyl, CD's and anything else
that feels right. With all its live and DJ
features, XONE:464 is the choice for the next
generation of performance artists.
Build Quality
Xone:464 feels professional because it is
professional - and we've built it to last.
The Master Xone
Xone:464 is internally modular - so each
channel has its own vertically mounted
circuit board for durability and ease of
Xone:464's master section gives you ultimate flexibility, and its clear layout
makes it quick and easy to use.
• Mix1 and Mix2 are independent stereo mixes on balanced XLR's. Use Mix1 as a
pre/post fade subgroup to Mix2. You can also use them as completely different
mixes - great for situations where you want to do things like create a microphone
stage mix and a DJ mix, feeding independent rigs. The mix outputs have 100mm
stereo ALPS faders.
• Mix1 and Mix2 have recording feeds - great for making your mix tapes.
• A Mono output on balanced XLR can be set to follow Mix1 or Mix2. This is
designed as Mono Zone, Sub-Bass system or light feed.
• Each mix has twin 12 point led meters for easy visual monitoring of mix levels.
When you select a Cue, a warning led lights and Mix2's meters show your
pre-fade levels.
• Xone:464 gives you 2 powerful headphone sockets. A Split Cue switch lets you
hear a Cue in your left ear and the main mix in your right - essential for matching
tracks without the luxury of good booth monitors. Split Cue is also monitored on
Mix2's meters. Your post-fade Aux levels can be monitored individually or as
stereo pairs.
• The Booth Monitor output has its own level control and can be switched to
stereo or mono. An illuminated Dim switch lets you mute this output. The booth
output normally monitors your mix output, but follows the cue system if you
press an under-panel switch.
service/modification. We bolt the knobs to
the panel with steel nuts, so the rugged allmetal chassis absorbs any blows. We have
decades of experience building mixers for
the road - not for the bedroom.
OdBu = 0.775 Volts rms
+4dBu = 1.23V rms
OdBu = 1 Volt rms
-10dBV = 316mV rms
Console Specification
Power Supply
Internal switch mode power unit with auto sensing mains input.
Maximum output level
Internal headroom
+26dBu into >2k ohm load
TRS jack
+21dBu into >2k ohm load
MAINS IN socket
IEC 3 pin
RCA Phono
+15dBu into >10k ohm load
Power lead
Country dependent with moulded mains plug supplied
AC mains
100 to 240V AC @ 50/60Hz
Mix to output
35W max
Mains fuse rating
100-240V AC T500mA 20mm
Peak indicators
Turn on 5 dB before clipping
MIX 1.2/MONITOR Peak reading 12 led 3 colour
Frequency response
=0/-1dB 10Hz to 40kHz
< 0.006% THD+noise measured at +14dBu 1kHz
Dimensions and Weights
< 90dB Channel shutoff measured at 1kHz
The connector pod can be rotated and fixed in one of two positions to allow either desktop
Measured rms 22Hz to 22kHz
-128dB referred to 150 ohm source
Residual output noise
-90dBu (-94dB S/N)
XLR connections are
Pin 2=hot(+) Pin 3=cold(-) Pin 1=GND
TRS jack
-84dBu (-84dB S/N)
TRS input and output connections are
Tip=hot(+) Ring=cold(-) Sleeve=GND
-87dBu (-90dB S/N)
TRS insert connections are
TRS jack
-83dBu (-83dB S/N)
RCA Phono
-91dBu (-91dB S/N)
operation with rear facing connectors, or 19” rack mounting with underside connectors in
Mix noise, ch routed
10U space.
Input Connections
Output Connections
Balanced XLR female
2k ohm
-60 to -20dBu PAD out
Impedance balanced TRS jack
<75k ohm
>10k ohm
-30 to +10dBu PAD in
Balanced XLR male
<75k ohm
>10k ohm
-30 to +10dBu
Impedance balanced TRS jack
<75k ohm
Balanced XLR male
<75k ohm
Balanced TRS jack
RIAA Equalisation
Ch 5-6/9-10
RCA phono
47k ohm
2 to 100mV
Impedance balanced TRS jack
<75k ohm
RCA phono
>15k ohm
-20 to 15dBu
1,2Tip=L Ring=R
30 to 600 ohm recommended
Ch 6-9
Unbalanced TRS jack
>10k ohm
-20 to 15dBu
EXT IN 1,2
Balanced TRS jack
>10k ohm
-10dB(+4dBu option)
MONO Channel
Unbalanced TRS jack
Unbalanced TRS jack
<75 ohm
>3k ohm
<75 ohm
>7k ohm
483 mm (19”)
192 mm (7.6”)
530 mm (20.9”)
Rack mounted
483 mm (19”)
444 mm (17.5”) 10U
135 mm (5.3”)
590 mm (23.2”)
260 mm (10.2”)
610 mm (24”)
Block Diagram
Kernick Industrial Estate,
Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9LU.
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