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Allen & Heath SQ-5 Digital Mixer

Original price $4,999.00
Original price $4,999.00 - Original price $4,999.00
Original price $4,999.00
Current price $3,899.00
$3,899.00 - $3,899.00
Current price $3,899.00
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► New - ♫ In stock
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In stock: It is in stock and available to ship or pickup. We can usually ship or have these items available for pickup by the next business day if they don't require inspection, special handling, or setup. Our pickup location is 11151 Veirs Mill Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20902.

📆 Preorder: It is on the way to our warehouse. We can't predict when preorder items will arrive due to current supply chain issues. If you place an order for one of these items someone will contact you to estimate the delivery date.

Out of stock: We don't currently have it available but you're not out of luck yet. We still may be able to get it. If you order one of these items we will contact you with an estimated fulfillment date. You have the option to cancel the order if you change your mind.

Special order: The item is so special that it needs to be custom ordered for you. Some of these items are works of art and have to be made individually. Orders for special order items must be prepaid and we cannot accept cancellations or refunds.

█ Sold out: We don't think we can get this item because it was either discontinued by the manufacturer or was limited in quantity. If you want or need this item call or text us. Sometimes we can help you track down the item through other sources or help you find something similar.

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New: The item is brand new as received from the manufacturer with a full manufacturer warranty. Instruments such as guitars, snare drums, drum kits, brass and woodwind instruments may be opened for photography and quality control inspection and may not be in a factory sealed box.

Mint or Open Box: The item may have been opened and tested but has been repackaged. The original packaging may have superficial issues but the item itself and any originally included accessories are in perfect, like new condition.

Display Model: These items are so cool that we put them on display in our legendary shop. The condition is brand new as received from the manufacturer with manufacturer warranty. Rest assured, these items undergo a very careful inspection before shipping.

Demo: These items have been on our sales floor for demo purposes and will likely show signs of use. The original packaging may no longer be included, but you can be assured that you are receiving an awesome item and an awesome price.

Used: The item is used. These item may have varying degrees of wear. Please read the description for information about the condition of the item. Used items do not carry a warranty.

B or C Stock: Factory refurbished. These items were purchased from the manufacturer in a refurbished condition. They will show some cosmetic issues, but nothing that would impact performance. Being that these are sealed from the manufacturer, we generally do not open these to photograph the cosmetic issues. They are guaranteed to work and may have a limited warranty or you may purchase an extended warranty in some cases. Please see the listing description for item specific information.

Condition: New


Cutting Edge Performance For The Demanding Professional: The Allen and Heath SQ-5 Digital Mixer

Powered by Allen an 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 unrivaled 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.

96kHz XCVI Core

SQ is a future-proofed, next-generation console, powered by Allen and 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, 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 there's no reason to gamble on house monitor consoles again.

Flexible Multitrack Recording

We know that the live environment can be tough on gear - that's why we devised our most punishing regime of testing and retesting yet for SQ. From its 3-tier, all metal chassis to its extruded aluminum light bar, SQ has tremendous strength and rigidity underlying its good looks.



SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Touch Screen: 7" Capacitive, 800 x 480 resolution, 24 bit RGB
  • SoftKeys: 8
  • Mute Groups / DCA Groups: 8 / 8
  • Network TCP/IP Ethernet: for MIDI and Control
  • MIDI: TCP/IP and USB B
  • Footswitch: Single or Dual, Momentary or Latching
  • 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
  • 32x32 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

Mic/Line Inputs

  • Mic/Line Inputs: Balanced XLR, fully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity: -60 to +0dBu
  • Switchable Pad: -20dB
  • Analogue Gain: 0dB to +60dB, 1dB steps
  • Maximum Input Level: +30dBu
  • Input Impedance: 5k ohms
  • 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)
  • Faders: 100mm motorized

Stereo Line Inputs

  • ST1, ST2 connectors: Balanced, 1/4" TRS jack
  • ST3 connector: Unbalanced, stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack
  • Input Sensitivity (ST1, ST2 / ST3): Nominal +4dBu ST1, ST2 / 0dBu ST3
  • Trim: +/-24dB
  • Maximum Input Level: (ST1,ST2 / ST3) +22dBu / +18dBu
  • Input Impedance: 7k ohms

Outputs A and B

  • Source: Patchable
  • Output Impedance: 7k ohms
  • Nominal Output:+4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Residual Output Noise: -90dBu (muted, 20Hz-20kHz)

AES Digital Output (Balanced XLR 2 Channel)

  • 96kHz sampling rate (Default with SRC Bypassed)
  • Switchable output sample rates,44.1kHz/ 48kHz/ 88.2kHz/(96kHz)
  • 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 ohms

Gate (Patchable Sidechain)

  • Sidechain filter: Hi-pass (20-5k), band-pass (120-10k), Lo-pass (120-20k)
  • Threshold / Depth: -72dBu to +18dBu / 0 to 60dB
  • Attack / Hold / Release: 50 microseconds to 300ms / 10ms to 5s / 10ms to 1s

PEQ (4 Band, fully parametric, 20-20kHz, +/-15dB)

  • Band 1, Band 4 Selectable Shelving (Baxandall), Bell
  • Band 2, Band 3 Bell
  • Bell Width Variable Q, 1.5 to 1/9th octave

Compressor (Pathcable Sidechain)

  • Sidechain: filter Hi-pass (20-5k), band-pass (120-10k), Lo-pass (120-20k), Q=1
  • Threshold: / Ratio -46dBu to 18dBu / 1:1 to infinity
  • Attack / Release: 30 microseconds to 300ms / 50ms to 2s
  • Knee: Soft/Hard
  • Detector response: Peak/RMS switchable
  • Parallel Path Compression: dry/wet -infinity to 0dB

Manufacturer: Allen & Heath
Model: SQ-5
SKU: I493612-10-WHXPL


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