ALLEN & HEATH MixWizard WZ3 16:2 User manual

ALLEN & HEATH MixWizard WZ3 16:2 User manual
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Levels
Channels
Mix
Main Outputs
Maximum output
Mic Pre-Amp Sensitivity
Stereo input sensitivity
0dBu Headroom +21dB
0dBu Headroom +21dB
0dBu Headroom +21dB
+21dBu
-60 to +10dBu
-20 to +30dBu
Frequency Response (20Hz-30kHz)
Mic to Main output (+40 dB)
Line to Main output (0dB)
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
Distortion at 1kHz +14dBu out
THD + Noise (mic in +40dB gain)
THD + Noise (line in 0dB gain)
<0.006%
<0.006%
Crosstalk @1kHz
Adjacent Channel
Mute Shutoff
Fader Shutoff
Powered Option
Noise Performance (22Hz-22kHz unweighted)
The PA-CP versions contain a built-in
amplifier, delivering an impressive 1
Mic EIN with 150ohm source
Residual output noise - main outputs
kiloWatt, able to run a regular stereo PA
system with very little external equipment.
Our objective was to produce a powerful,
great sounding amplifier in a compact
package for the high-end audio market.
The result is not only a well voiced amp
with loads of weighty power but also
clear, transparent audio quality.
Easy-to-Mix Controls
The control surface is laid out in an
uncomplicated format and the operator
can easily see all connections for patching.
Pre-fade sends (FB) and post-fade sends
(FX) are clearly labelled and colour coded,
and there are generous 100mm fader
masters with a LED mute button, identical
to the channel controls. There is a selection
of 16 editable digital FX to complete the
professional design.
Stereos
2 dual stereo channels with RCA and TRS
connectors and independent gain controls
are included for FX returns and stereo
sources, such as CD players and backing
tracks. The RCA inputs can feed straight
to LR, so providing extra returns. The
stereo channels are furnished with 2
band EQ, and can be routed to all 4
auxiliary sends.
<-90dB
<-95dB
<-95dB
ALLEN&HEATH’s unique ‘Constant Power’
system ensures that all available power is
converted into useable speaker power so
we can guarantee the full 500W RMS per
side into 4 ohms OR 8 ohms.
-128dB
<-89dBu
Connection Impeadances
Mic Inputs
Line Inputs
Outputs
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
Equalisation
Mono Channel Low Frequency
60Hz Shelf
Mono Channel High Mid Frequency 500Hz-15kHz Q=1.8
Mono Channel High Frequency
12kHz Shelf
Filter (mono input)
100Hz switchable
Metering
Reading referred to Main outputs
Peak indication threshold
0VU = +4dBu
5dB before clipping
System
A+B Output Channels
The main outputs - XLR (PA) or amplifier
(PA-CP) - derive their source from a
selectable combination of LR (stereo),
L+R (mono), FB1 and FB2, and provide
master level trim, meters, slave outputs,
patch point for external processors, and
the very precise 4 band semi-parametric
equalisers. This is extremely flexible and
means that the PA can be operated in
many different ways. For example, the
user may want to run a stereo house
system with separate left and right
speakers and no monitors, or a mono
system with a foldback monitor. Alternatively,
you may patch into a bigger house system
and use the built-in amplifier to provide a
pair of equalised stage monitors. The PA
Series takes the concept of a ‘PA in a box’
a versatile step further.
Lamp connectors
Power supply
Power Consumption
1 x 4pin XLR-F
Internal
1600W Max (PA-CP)
75W Max (PA)
Amplifier Preformance - PA-CP only
Output Power into 8 and 4 ohm loads 2x500W RMS
Frequency Response (20Hz-30kHz)
+0/-0.5dB
THD + Noise
<0.02%@1kHz
PA SERIES
STEREO LIVE MIXERS
ALLEN&HEATH’s years of ‘real world’ experience with large format touring desks has resulted in many innovative
touches being incorporated into the design of the PA Series of stereo live compact mixers. The range brings a
classic, feature-packed pro audio design with the same superior build and sound quality to an even wider
audience, so that now every aspirational performer or rental company supporting them can benefit from a truly
professional system.
‘Walk up and go’ is a perfect description for the PA Series mixer – all the controls you expect are logically placed so that you stay in control
under the pressure of any performance. The 4 band EQ on inputs and outputs and clever output routing are unique and will ensure you get
the best out of the system, while features such as individual phantom power switches and SPDIF recording output add professional finishing touches.
Add sparkling clarity to your performance with the superior sound quality of a PA Series mixer.
KILLER FEATURES
Filter
High Performance Preamp
The mic preamp is probably the most
important stage in the console’s signal
path and its performance is often the
measure of the quality of the console.
The PA Series uses a high grade dualstage design, developed from our top-end
range of ML and GL consoles. This ensures
optimum matching and very low noise
when connecting mic or line sources.
Parametric Output EQ
A 4 band equaliser with swept frequency
on each band provides more precise
optimisation of the speaker system and
control of feedback than the typical fixed
frequency graphic type EQ found on
similar consoles. Download the free EQ
Visualiser programme from our website to
learn more about using this powerful tool.
Each mono input channel is equipped
with a 100Hz high-pass filter, an invaluable
tool for cleaning up the mix. The majority
of live sound sources have very little content
below 100Hz, and modern microphones
have wide frequency response and can
pick up bleed from nearby low frequency
sources such as bass and kick drums.
The filter can be used: on vocal channels
to reduce mic handling noise and close
proximity ‘popping’; on drum overhead
mics to reduce kick and bass pick up; on
higher frequency instruments such as
flute and acoustic guitar; and on stage
mics to reduce foot noise.
Recording Outputs
There is a digital SPDIF 2-track output
available from a RCA phono socket for
recording direct to digital media, such as
PC soundcards, DAT and digital audio
processors. The recording send can be
switched pre-fade if desired. An analogue
recording output is also available.
4 Band Channel EQ
Another design innovation taken from
ALLEN&HEATH’s flagship range, the 4 band
input EQ is every bit a pro tool. The low
[60Hz] and high [12kHz] bands have
shelving response, while the high-midrange
band is sweepable from 350Hz to 6 kHz.
Low-midrange EQ has a bell response at
250Hz - a frequency chosen to provide
reduction of ‘muddy’ sounds and
enhance ‘warmth’.
Lamp socket
A 4 pin lamp connector is provided on
the rear of the control surface.
FEATURES
The WZ312M is an easy-to-use
compact mixer for on-stage
monitoring. Developed to cater for
the demand for multiple stereo
mixes on stage for personal
headphone monitoring, Wizard
Monitor allows musicians to easily
control their own mixes on stage,
while the mixer will also be at home
in rehearsal rooms and studios.
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16 mic/line inupts with balanced
XLR connectors and TRS jack
inserts
Built-in passive mic splitter with
ground lift switch
High performance WZ3 preamp
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Responsive 4-band EQ with 2
sweepable mids and in/out switching
12 mix outputs available as mono
or stereo pairs on colour-coded
60mm faders. Sends 1-4 are
switched pre/post fader and sends
5-12 are set to postfade operation
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Without side trims
Deskmount with
for rackmount - mm(")
side trims - mm(")
Width
483 (19)
507 (20)
Height
444 (17)
194 (8)
Depth
122 (5)
530 (21)
10kg (22lbs)
10kg (22lbs)
Weight
2
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Stereo mode switch - pressing the
switch configures the related
odd/even numbered mixes for mono
or stereo operation
PFL, signal and peak LEDs
Mono or stereo AFL - pressing
both AFL switches on a pair of
channels checks the mix output in
stereo
Metering - Twin 3-colour, 12
segment bargraphs show the level
of the left and right engineer’s
monitor signals
19-inch rack-mount or desktop
configuration
Quick Change Connector (QCC)
Built-in power supply with back-up
input socket.
Headphone sockets for both 1/4"
and mini jack
PA 12,20 & 28
FEATURES
The PA range (PA12, PA20 and
PA28) are robust compact mixers
with a straight forward layout and
buckets of functionality. With a
design and build quality that
mirrors our professional touring
desks, these mixers are an
essential addition to any
band, school, theatre, or
hire inventory.
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Mono Inputs - 8 (PA12), 16 (PA20)
or 24 (PA28) with XLR/TRS inputs,
mute and PFL switches with LEDs,
and 100mm faders
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Phantom Power - individually switched
Two-stage Padless Preamp - directs
line sources to the second stage for
improved matching and performance
Input EQ - 4-band with shelving LF
and HF, a fixed LM band at 250Hz
and a swept HM
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100mm Faders - with dust
covers throughout
4 Auxiliary Sends - with 2 pre-fade
sends for foldback, one post-fade
for internal or external FX and
another post-fade for additional FX
or special feeds
2 Dual Stereo Channels - each with
TRS jack and RCA phono inputs with
independent gain and 2-band EQ
Digital FX - 16 FX programs.
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Outputs - source selectable main
AB output, mono sum with switchable
sub bass filter and analogue and
SPDIF digital recording outputs.
Output EQ - 4-band semi-parametric
for speaker control more precise
than achieved with the typical
graphic type EQ
Master section - 12 segment LED
meters, standby switching to
disconnect the speakers, an XLR
lamp socket and background music
mode switch
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
PA12
Width
484 (19)
525 (20)
Width
733(29)
Width
958 (38)
Height
145 (6)
145 (6)
Height
145 (6)
Height
145 (6)
Depth
437 (17)
539 (21)
Depth
539 (21)
Depth
539 (21)
13kg (28lbs)
13kg (28lbs)
Weight
Desk mount with side trims
mm(")
PA28
Desk mount with
side trims - mm(")
Weight
4
PA20
Without side trims
for rackmount - mm(")
17kg (11lbs)
Weight
Desk mount with side trims
mm(")
21kg (46lbs)
PA 12/20-CP
FEATURES
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The PA12-CP and PA20-CP
are sturdy, "walk up and go"
powered mixers,
guaranteed to deliver
loads of weighty
power from their
'Constant Power' amplifiers.
These well thought-out mixers
offer operational flexibility for any
live sound situation and engineers
of any experience.
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‘Constant Power’ Amp - a pair of
500W RMS amplifiers for use with 4
or 8 ohm speakers
Mono Inputs - 8 (PA12-CP) or 16
(PA20-CP) with XLR/TRS inputs, mute
and PFL switches with LEDs,
individual phantom power switching
and 100mm faders with dust covers
Two-stage Padless Preamp directs line sources to the second
stage for improved matching and
performance
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Input EQ - 4-band with shelving LF
and HF, a fixed LM band at 250Hz
and a swept HM
Output EQ - 4-band semi-parametric
for speaker control more precise than
achieved with the typical graphic
type EQ
4 Auxiliary Sends - with 2 pre-fade
sends for foldback, one post-fade
for internal or external FX and
another post-fade for additional FX
or special feeds
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Digital FX - 16 FX programs
2 Dual Stereo Channels - each with
TRS jack and RCA phono inputs with
independent gain and 2-band EQ
Mix Output - Source selectable AB
amplifier outputs, mono sum with
switchable sub bass filter and
analogue and SPDIF digital
recording outputs
Master Section - 12 segment LED
meters, standby switching to
disconnect the speakers, an XLR
lamp socket and background music
mode switch
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
PA12-CP
PA20-CP
Without side trims for rackmount
mm(")
Desk mount with side trims
mm(")
Width
484 (19)
525 (20)
Width
733 (29)
Height
178 (7)
178 (7)
Height
178 (7)
Depth
437 (17)
539 (21)
Depth
539 (21)
21kg (46lbs)
21kg (46lbs)
Weight
6
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Weight
Desk mount with side trims
mm(")
24kg (20lbs)
MIX WIZARD
MULTI-PURPOSE COMPACT CONSOLES
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Now in its 3rd generation, the legendary MixWizard range builds on its market leading status by adding a new
mic preamp design and advanced grounding scheme, which both further enhance sonic quality. Other improvements
include individual phantom power switches, channel signal indicators, lamp socket and backup supply capability.
Internal configuration options for channel aux sends and direct output are now on pluggable jumpers for user
convenience, and the mixer is presented in a stylish new package.
Operating Levels
Quick Change Connectors (QCC)
ALLEN&HEATH’s unique quick-change connector system
allows the swift reconfiguration of the mixer from desktop,
rack or flightcase mounting due to a hinged connector panel
Channels
Mix
Main Outputs
Maximum output
Mic Pre-Amp Sensitivity
Stereo input sensitivity
0dBu Headroom +21dB
-2dBu Headroom +23dB
+4dBu Headroom +22dB
+26dBu
-60 to +10dBu
-16 to +20dBu
Of course, the range retains its traditionally strong blend of professional features, including an all-metal chassis, individual circuit boards,
Frequency Response (20Hz-30kHz)
nutted rotary controls, smooth 100mm faders, LED metering, as well as 6 aux sends, 4 band EQ, digital FX and expansion capability,
Mic to Main output (+40 dB)
Line to Main output (0dB)
which it inherits from its big brothers in the large format ranges. The sonic purity of the MixWizard has been further enhanced to retain its
market leading credentials – a true professional in the world of compact mixing.
+0/-0.5dB
+0/-0.5dB
Distortion at 1kHz +14dBu out
THD + Noise (mic in +40dB gain)
THD + Noise (line in 0dB gain)
<0.004%
<0.004%
Common Mode Rejection @1kHz
KILLER FEATURES
Mic Input +40dB gain
Mic Input with Pad 0dB gain
Crosstalk @1kHz
High Performance Preamp
Maximum Flexibility
Expansion option
The mic preamp is probably the most
As with our large format large sound
Additionally, and unusually on a small
A unique feature for such a compact
important stage in the console’s signal
consoles, the WZ314:4:2 can work as a
format mixer, 2 matrix outputs are also
mixer is the ability to expand the input
Adjacent Channel
Mute Shutoff
Fader Shutoff
path and its performance is often the
Front of House or Monitor mixer. In FOH
provided - the flexibility and benefits of a
capacity via the Sys-Link 2 option, which
Noise Performance (22Hz-22kHz unweighted)
measure of the quality of the console.
mode, the 4 groups with inserts, long throw
matrix cannot be underestimated in
connects the mixer to another ALLEN&HEATH
MixWizard3 mixers have a newly-designed
faders and XLR outputs can be routed and
today’s console applications!
Sys-Link compatible console. The auxiliary
preamp, developed from our top-end
panned to the LR mix for flexible sub-mixing.
Mic EIN with 150ohm source
-128dB
Residual output noise - main outputs
<-95dBu
Main Mix noise
<-83dBu (87dB S/N)
range of ML and GL consoles. The preamp
The main LR mix has inserts, separate left
For WZ316:2 and WZ312:2, extra flexibility is
‘master’ console, while PFL / AFL circuits
Connection Impeadances
provides very low noise and distortion, a
and right faders, and XLR outputs, to feed
provided by our unique third master fader,
are also connected, allowing the engineer
wide yet smooth gain law, and extended
the main speaker system. EQ and signal
which can be switched to provide either
to monitor both surfaces.
headroom for dealing with the most
processing can easily be inserted on group
an L+R mono feed for centre or fill
Mic Inputs
Line Inputs
Outputs
demanding sources.
and main outputs.
speaker, a sub bass feed mixed from the
and output busses are linked into the
channel aux 6 sends, and with master
4 band EQ
Provides clean, responsive and accurate
equalisation control normally only found
in larger format desks. 4 extended range
overlapping bands - 2 with centre
frequency sweeps - let you compensate
for microphone and auditorium
frequency responses, add sparkle and
2 stereo effects engines are provided
On
to the group and LR faders, inserts and
the LR masters.
operating in either single or dual mode,
stereo channels with TRS connectors and
providing 16 reverb, echo and other
independent gain controls are included
effects editable via MIDI. External effects
for FX returns and stereo line sources.
can even be mixed in through the same
switched to the Mono output to provide
2k ohms
>10k ohms
<75 ohms
WZ314:4:2
and
WZ312:2,
two dual
Gain (each band)
+/- 15dB
Mono Channel Low Frequency
60Hz Shelf
Mono Channel Low Mid Frequency 35Hz - 1kHz Q=1.8
Mono Channel High Mid Frequency 500Hz-15kHz Q=1.8
Mono Channel High Frequency
12kHz Shelf
Filter (mono input)
100Hz switchable
an engineer’s ‘wedge’ output. In essence,
6 auxiliary sends
One stereo input can feed straight to LR,
Metering
it’s a perfect 6-mix monitor console with
Each of the 6 aux mixes has its own
return channel, thus saving precious inputs.
so providing extra returns. The stereo
additional outputs available from the group
master level rotary control and
Download FX editing software from
channels are furnished with 2 band EQ
Reading referred to Main outputs
Peak indication threshold
busses via the aux master controls.
impedance balanced TRS outputs. The
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and can be routed to all 6 auxiliary sends.
System
console has a clever monitoring system
to listen to aux outputs in mono or in
to operate the console in dual mode where
stereo pairs. Auxes 1-2 are routed pre fade
some auxes can be used as monitor
for monitors; auxes 3-4 are switchable
All 4 bands give up to 15dB boost or cut
mixes and some sub-grouping can be
pre or post fade for monitors, effects or
and have centre detents.
used along with the main LR outputs. This
additional recording or zone feeds; and
allows the engineer to run FOH sound and
auxes 5-6 are routed post fader for effects
some Monitor mixes from the same console.
and aux-fed sub. The aux settings can be
control sibilance or add colour.
Stereos
fader right where it is needed - next to
XLR output. The AFL and PFL system is
<-90dB
<-100dB
<-90dB
Equalisation
Digital FX (WZ3:16 and 12 only)
In Monitor mode, the aux mixes are routed
To allow maximum flexibility, it is possible
presence to voices and instruments,
changed by replugging internal jumpers.
8
>80dB
>50dB
On the WZ320S, 8 dual stereo input
channels are provided, each with TRS jack
‘A’ and XLR ‘B’ inputs. These may be mixed
together into the channel or mode switched
to provide up to 16 independent sources
to the mix - ideal for multi-stereo keyboard
and recording applications.
Lamp connectors
Power supply
Power Consumption
0VU = +4dBu
5dB before clipping
1 x 4pin XLR-F
Internal / MPS12 option
35W Max
WZ 16:2
3
FEATURES
The WZ3:16:2 is a versatile, easy
to use 16 mic/line channel mixer the next generation of this industry
standard multi-purpose design.
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16 mic/line inputs with balanced
XLR/TRS jack, and direct output
100mm Faders - throughout
4-band EQ - comprehensive
equalisation with 2 sweepable mids
6 auxiliary sends - 2 pre, 2 switched,
2 post fade (may be reconfigured)
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2 stereo returns - on TRS jack
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MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Without side trims
Deskmount with
for rackmount - mm(")
side trims - mm(")
Width
483 (19)
507 (20)
Height
444 (17)
194 (8)
Depth
122 (5)
530 (21)
10kg (22lbs)
10kg (22lbs)
Weight
10
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Dedicated mono output fader with
innovative mode for control of aux
fed subs
Independent A-B output to feed
any number of applications
including a 2-track recorder,
monitor foldback or speaker fills
Metering - Twin 3-colour, 12 segment
bargraph follow selected monitor
source, channel signal and peak LEDs
Onboard FX - 16 FX programs with
external editing software connected
via MIDI
Pluggable jumpers for user
configurability
Mounting - desk or rack mountable,
with rotating connector pod
Sys-Link 2 output option - for
connection to other ALLEN&HEATH
Sys-Link compatible consoles
WZ 14:4:2
3
FEATURES
The WZ3:14:4:2 is a remarkably
dynamic compact mixer, with multifunctionality that allows it to be
used for FOH, monitors, and live
or studio recording.
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10 mic/line inputs with balanced
XLR/TRS jack and direct output
Dual functionality - the aux master
section can be reversed to provide
up to 6 monitor sends, while the mono
control and XLR can convert to an
engineer’s listen wedge output
6 auxiliary sends - switchable
pre/post, all can be accessed at
the same time
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4 audio groups - with panned sub
grouping and feed to the matrix
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Without side trims
Deskmount with
for rackmount - mm(")
side trims - mm(")
Width
483 (19)
507 (20)
Height
444 (17)
194 (8)
Depth
122 (5)
530 (21)
10kg (22lbs)
10kg (22lbs)
Weight
12
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2 dual stereo inputs each with 4band EQ, separate gain and ‘on’
switches. Two may be routed direct
to LR to provide 4 independent
stereo returns
4-band EQ - comprehensive
equalisation with 2 sweepable mids
6x2 matrix - fed from groups 1-4
and LR, featuring an illuminated
mute button, level control, and AFL.
The matrix can be used to create
custom mixes for recording, in-ear
monitors, or PA loudspeaker zones.
Oscillator and pink noise generator
for line-up and speaker testing
Pluggable jumpers - for user
configurability
Mounting - desk or rack mountable,
with rotating connector pod
Sys-Link 2 input/output option for connection to other ALLEN&HEATH
Sys-Link compatible consoles
WZ 12:2
3
FEATURES
With the same functionality as its
larger sister models, the WZ :12:2
embodies the ultimate multipurpose compact mixer, with 2
extra dual stereo inputs for stereo
sources such as keyboards or
CD players.
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8 mic/line inputs with balanced
XLR/TRS jack, and direct output
100mm Faders - throughout
2 dual stereo inputs - featuring
separate gain and ‘on’ switches
allowing each input to be selected
individually or mixed together. One
pair on each channel can be routed
directly to the L&R mix for even
more versatility
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4-band EQ - comprehensive
equalisation with 2 sweepable mids
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Without side trims
Deskmount with
for rackmount - mm(")
side trims - mm(")
Width
483 (19)
507 (20)
Height
444 (17)
194 (8)
Depth
122 (5)
530 (21)
10kg (22lbs)
10kg (22lbs)
Weight
14
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6 auxiliary sends - 2 pre, 2 switched,
2 post fade (may be reconfigured)
2 stereo returns - on TRS jack
Pluggable jumpers - for user
configurability
Dedicated mono output fader with
innovative mode for control of aux
fed subs
Independent A-B output to feed
any number of applications
including a 2-track recorder,
monitor foldback or speaker fills
Onboard FX - 16 FX programs with
external editing software connected
via MIDI
Mounting - desk or rack mountable,
with rotating connector pod
Sys-Link 2 output option - for
connection to other ALLEN&HEATH
Sys-Link compatible consoles
WZ 20S
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FEATURES
Now upgraded to WZ3 status, the
20S remains a favourite mixer for
small broadcast studios, internet
radio stations, project studios and
stereo sub-mixing anywhere.
Featuring the new WZ3 preamp and
responsive EQ, the WZ320S
provides 12 channels with no fewer
than 4 mono and 18 stereo sources.
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4 mic/line mono inputs featuring the
new WZ3 low-noise preamp with balanced XLR/TRS jacks and
direct outputs
8 dual stereo input channels, each
with TRS jack ‘A’ and XLR ‘B’ inputs.
These may be mixed together into the
channel or mode switched to provide
up to 16 independent sources to the
mix - ideal for multi-stereo keyboard
and recording applications
2 stereo returns on TRS jack, one
with fader and aux sends
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Without side trims
Deskmount with
for rackmount - mm(")
side trims - mm(")
Width
483 (19)
507 (20)
Height
444 (17)
194 (8)
Depth
122 (5)
530 (21)
10kg (22lbs)
10kg (22lbs)
Weight
16
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Responsive 4-band EQ with 2
sweepable mids and in/out switching
6 auxiliary sends - switchable
pre/post fader. All can be accessed
at the same time
Internal option to configure auxes
for creating stereo mixes, for example
recording stereo IEM or keyboard sub
mixing to FOH
Dedicated mono output fader with
innovative mode for control of aux-fed
subs, dedicated C mix, or other main
mix feed
Stereo AB output for additional mix
or local monitor output
Sys-Link 2 output option for
connection to other ALLEN&HEATH
Sys-Link compatible consoles
100mm faders on all input channels
and main outputs
User wiring options for fader start
and mic live monitor muting using
the AB output
WZ 12M
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PA SERIES
STEREO LIVE MIXERS
ALLEN&HEATH’s years of ‘real world’ experience with large format touring desks has resulted in many innovative
touches being incorporated into the design of the PA Series of stereo live compact mixers. The range brings a
classic, feature-packed pro audio design with the same superior build and sound quality to an even wider
audience, so that now every aspirational performer or rental company supporting them can benefit from a truly
professional system.
‘Walk up and go’ is a perfect description for the PA Series mixer – all the controls you expect are logically placed so that you stay in control
under the pressure of any performance. The 4 band EQ on inputs and outputs and clever output routing are unique and will ensure you get
the best out of the system, while features such as individual phantom power switches and SPDIF recording output add professional finishing touches.
Add sparkling clarity to your performance with the superior sound quality of a PA Series mixer.
KILLER FEATURES
Filter
High Performance Preamp
The mic preamp is probably the most
important stage in the console’s signal
path and its performance is often the
measure of the quality of the console.
The PA Series uses a high grade dualstage design, developed from our top-end
range of ML and GL consoles. This ensures
optimum matching and very low noise
when connecting mic or line sources.
Parametric Output EQ
A 4 band equaliser with swept frequency
on each band provides more precise
optimisation of the speaker system and
control of feedback than the typical fixed
frequency graphic type EQ found on
similar consoles. Download the free EQ
Visualiser programme from our website to
learn more about using this powerful tool.
Each mono input channel is equipped
with a 100Hz high-pass filter, an invaluable
tool for cleaning up the mix. The majority
of live sound sources have very little content
below 100Hz, and modern microphones
have wide frequency response and can
pick up bleed from nearby low frequency
sources such as bass and kick drums.
The filter can be used: on vocal channels
to reduce mic handling noise and close
proximity ‘popping’; on drum overhead
mics to reduce kick and bass pick up; on
higher frequency instruments such as
flute and acoustic guitar; and on stage
mics to reduce foot noise.
Recording Outputs
There is a digital SPDIF 2-track output
available from a RCA phono socket for
recording direct to digital media, such as
PC soundcards, DAT and digital audio
processors. The recording send can be
switched pre-fade if desired. An analogue
recording output is also available.
4 Band Channel EQ
Another design innovation taken from
ALLEN&HEATH’s flagship range, the 4 band
input EQ is every bit a pro tool. The low
[60Hz] and high [12kHz] bands have
shelving response, while the high-midrange
band is sweepable from 350Hz to 6 kHz.
Low-midrange EQ has a bell response at
250Hz - a frequency chosen to provide
reduction of ‘muddy’ sounds and
enhance ‘warmth’.
Lamp socket
A 4 pin lamp connector is provided on
the rear of the control surface.
FEATURES
The WZ312M is an easy-to-use
compact mixer for on-stage
monitoring. Developed to cater for
the demand for multiple stereo
mixes on stage for personal
headphone monitoring, Wizard
Monitor allows musicians to easily
control their own mixes on stage,
while the mixer will also be at home
in rehearsal rooms and studios.
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16 mic/line inupts with balanced
XLR connectors and TRS jack
inserts
Built-in passive mic splitter with
ground lift switch
High performance WZ3 preamp
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Responsive 4-band EQ with 2
sweepable mids and in/out switching
12 mix outputs available as mono
or stereo pairs on colour-coded
60mm faders. Sends 1-4 are
switched pre/post fader and sends
5-12 are set to postfade operation
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Without side trims
Deskmount with
for rackmount - mm(")
side trims - mm(")
Width
483 (19)
507 (20)
Height
444 (17)
194 (8)
Depth
122 (5)
530 (21)
10kg (22lbs)
10kg (22lbs)
Weight
2
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Stereo mode switch - pressing the
switch configures the related
odd/even numbered mixes for mono
or stereo operation
PFL, signal and peak LEDs
Mono or stereo AFL - pressing
both AFL switches on a pair of
channels checks the mix output in
stereo
Metering - Twin 3-colour, 12
segment bargraphs show the level
of the left and right engineer’s
monitor signals
19-inch rack-mount or desktop
configuration
Quick Change Connector (QCC)
Built-in power supply with back-up
input socket.
Headphone sockets for both 1/4"
and mini jack
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