Scan code: LN53429 Manufacturer code: QU-16C/240X

Allen & Heath Qu-16 16-Channel Digital Mixer - Chrome Edition

Allen & Heath - Qu-16, Digital Mixer,16 Channels, USB 2.0 Audio Interface, Chrome Edition

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Scan code: LN53429 Manufacturer code: QU-16C/240X
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Allen & Heath - QU-16

Allen & Heath - QU-16

'THE MIXER THAT CHANGED THE RULES' Allen & Heath’s Qu-16 rackmountable digital mixer is a 16-channel mixer and USB audio interface engineered by industry pros for live and installed sound, alongside professional studio use. The latest incarnation of this popular desk now features chrome rotary knobs and faders for greater visibility in dark environments, alongside numerous software improvements from the updates firmware (V1.8). Qu-16 boasts 16 mic or line selectable inputs and 3 stereo line ins. The 16 anaLOGIQ mic preamps feature digitally recallable settings which are easily saved and recalled for future sessions. The Qu-16 sports a choice of output options too, such as 4 mono XLR mix outputs, 3 XLR stereo-pair mix outputs, an alternative TRO stereo-pair mix output, a TRS stereo-pair 2-track output, and a 2-channel AES digital out.

The Qu-16 has 16 buses as well as 4 stereo effect returns, and offers a variety of routing options and controls. It has a 5" 800x480 resolution touchscreen that displays your metering and RTA views, effects tracks, processing, routing, and saved scenes. The 16 tracks are controllable with the 16 100mm motorized faders. Built-in processing allows you to EQ, compress, gate, switch polarity, and apply delay to all 16 tracks. All of your settings can be saved as a scene and recalled later for quick setup.

Thanks to its internal convertors, the Qu-16 is also a USB audio interface and can record to any Core Audio-compatible software on your Mac. You can also record to and play back audio from an external USB hard drive. It is compatible with the Qu-Pad iPad app that allows you to control your mix with your iPad over a connected wireless network. The Qu-16 unit itself can be rackmounted or set up on a desk. Don't forget to pick up your dustcover too to keep your beloved Qu-16 in pristine condition!

16Analogue Inputs

5"Touchscreen Display

6Analogue Outputs

at a glance • Allen & Heath's Best-Selling Digital Mixer
• Inputs: 16 Mono / 3 Stereo
• Mixes: 4 Mono / 3 Stereo / LR
• 24x22 USB Audio Interface
• Comprehensive Channel Processing and FX
• Intuitive Interface with Full Colour Touchscreen
• Range of Remote Expanders

True Colour Touchscreen

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'Qu will make you feel at home'Massive processing power and advanced functionality counts for nothing if you can’t access the controls you need in a heartbeat.

Qu-16 has a fader per mono input channel and fewer fader layers for simpler, quicker workflow. Because every mic input is presented on its own fader for fast, easy control, this makes Qu-16 the perfect mixer for first-time converts from analogue to digital and those not comfortable working with several layers of faders.

The True Colour Touchscreen and its dedicated rotary encoder form the heart of Qu-16’s interface, providing super-fast access to all settings and parameters. Dedicated keys and screen tabs quickly guide you to meter and RTA views, FX racks, channel processing, USB audio control, scenes, setup menus and much more.

Complementing the touchscreen is the SuperStrip – a set of single-function physical controls for instant access to gain, HPF, 4 band PEQ, gate, compressor, GEQ and pan.

Coming from analogue? Qu will make you feel at home.

Unrivalled Sound Quality

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu has been designed from the ground up to deliver professional sound quality, from input to output. Qu-16 features sixteen AnalogiQ digitally controlled preamps with advanced zero-crossing detection and a padless 1dB-step gain stage. The AnalogiQ preamp design has been refined to offer superb transparency, minimal distortion and an ultra-low noise floor, with a warm, musical sound that is missing from some digital consoles. The analogue signal is captured by high-class, low latency 24bit analogue to digital converters, which are matched to 24bit digital to analogue converters to deliver the required high quality output.

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu’s RackFX dynamics and FX algorithms are derived from those used in our pro touring series. Some of the world’s most respected audio engineers have chosen to use RackFX on tour in preference to top-end plug-ins and external FX units. Qu boasts 4 stereo RackFX engines, featuring lovingly crafted emulations of legendary classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators, flangers and more. FX are returned to the mix on dedicated return channels, so you’re not tying up your mono and stereo input channels, and each Stereo FX Return has a dedicated 4 band PEQ.

QU Gives You More

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu-Drive: Record without a computerQu has an integrated multitrack USB recorder, providing 18 channels of 48kHz, 24bit recording and playback straight to / from your USB key or hard drive. Capturing multitrack recordings of your shows has never been so easy. A selectable stereo pair can be recorded alongside the 16 Mono channels, and multitrack audio can be played back to the 16 Mono inputs plus ST1. On top of this, Qu-Drive also provides stereo recording patchable from any pair of Mix outputs, the Main LR (pre, post, or summed to mono) or even the PAFL bus, with 2- track stereo playback to ST3.

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AMM: Automatic Mic MixerAMM is vital in applications such as conferences, meetings and panel discussions where a number of microphones are open at the same time. Reducing background noise and minimising the risk of feedback, the Automatic Microphone Mixer helps the engineer to manage the levels of multiple mic inputs, ensuring that each speaker’s contribution is heard clearly. The D-Classic dynamic gain sharing algorithm is inspired by industry standard automixers. Up to 16 microphone sources can be mixed at once, with each channel having a priority setting which determines its ‘weight’ in the total system gain.

Record. Stream. Mix.

Allen & Heath - QU-16

stream up to 24 tracks to your Mac or PCWith its built-in audio interface, Qu-16 can stream up to 24 tracks to your Mac or PC, and returns from the computer can be easily assigned to the Input channels.

The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X making it truly plug ‘n play and will be recognized straight away by any DAW supporting Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper, and Pro Tools. An ASIOTM and WDM compatible driver is available for Windows computers.

Standard MIDI control is tunnelled over the USB and network connections, this can be mapped to the faders of your favourite DAW using the A&H MIDI Control app which provides easy setup and emulation of HUI or Mackie Control protocols on Mac OS X and Windows systems.

Want to livestream? Easy. Just send a stereo mix over USB and your streaming software will do the rest.

Remote Control Apps

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu-PadWith Qu-Pad you’re free to EQ and mix monitors on stage, roam around the venue whilst adjusting the PA, and mix the show from the heart of the audience. Qu-Pad connects over Wi-Fi and gives instant access to all live mixing parameters and settings.

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu-YouQu-You allows up to seven performers to control their own monitor mixes using any iOS or Android device, and frees up the engineer to focus on mixing for the audience.

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu-ControlQu-Control is a customisable iOS app providing a simple interface for non-technical users to control the essential parameters of Qu mixers when technical operators are not around.

Everything I/O

Allen & Heath - QU-16

Qu-16 is a self-contained mixer, so if you’ve already got the analogue cables you’re good to go.

But if you’re thinking of trading in the multicore for a Cat5 digital snake, the built-in dSNAKE™ port has you future-proofed, allowing connection to a remote AB168, AR2412 or AR84 Stagebox from our Everything I/O range of remote expanders.

Which Qu Are You? Qu-16

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Type Digital
Channels 16
Inputs - Mic Preamps 16 x XLR
Phantom Power 16 channels
Inputs - Line 16 x 1/4"
Inputs - Other 4 x 1/4" (2 stereo in), 1 x 1/8" TRS (stereo in)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR (left, right), 2 x 1/4" (2 track out), 2 x 1/4" (alt out)
Outputs - Other 4 x XLR (mono mix outs), 3 x XLR pairs (stereo mix outs)
Outputs - Digital 1 x Ethernet dSnake, 1 x XLR AES
Aux Sends 10 x Aux Sends
Busses/Groups 16-bus
Talkback 1 x XLR
Data I/O 1 x Ethernet TCP/IP Network
Headphones 1 x 1/4" TRS
USB 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
Computer Connectivity USB (24 x 22), Ethernet
Faders 16 x 100mm channels, 1 x 100mm master
EQ Bands Parametric EQ, 28-band graphic EQ
Effects Reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger (4 x stereo FX returns)
DAW Control MIDI DAW control driver for Mac (HUI, Mackie Control)
Rackmountable Yes
Height 7.32" (desktop position), 7.48" (rackmounted)
Depth 19.52" (desktop position), 18.54" (rackmounted)
Width 17.32"
Weight 22 lbs.
Total Channels 16
Max Mic Inputs 16
Computer Interface USB 2
Mixer Type Digital
Computer Interface Channels 24
Total Aux Sends 10
Subgroup / Bus Outputs 1
Max Line Inputs 20
Analogue Insert Points No
Flying Faders Yes
Internal FX Yes
Additional Information
Scan Code LN53429
Model Number QU-16C/240X
GTIN 6938122240018

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Allen & Heath Qu-16 16-Channel Digital Mixer - Chrome Edition
Allen & Heath Qu-16 16-Channel Digital Mixer - Chrome Edition