INFOCOMM 2014: Allen & Heath Qu-3218 June 2014
Allen & Heath is using the InfoComm show to unveil the Qu-32 – a 32-fader, 38-in/28-out digital mixer.
The Qu-32 (pictured) is the latest addition the Qu series, joining the rackmount Qu-16 and compact Qu-24, and shares its smaller cousins’ key features, such as total recall of settings (including faders and digitally controlled preamps), Qu-Drive integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming, Qu-Pad control app and the iLive FX Library. It comes with a larger seven-inch touchscreen and 33 motorised faders.
“Key to the design was providing a dedicated fader-per-mic input channel while retaining a compact footprint, the Qu series’ distinctive styling and extensive I/O,” says a statement from Allen & Heath, “comprising 32 mic/line inputs, three stereo inputs, 24 mix outputs […], patchable AES digital output with a further two-channel ALT output, dedicated talkback mic pre input and two-track output.
Allen & Heath MD Glenn Rogers adds: “Packed full of features and retaining a dedicated fader per mic channel, the larger Qu-32 complements the rest of the Qu family. The comprehensive array of features, such as copy and paste, soft keys [and] RTA and PFL options make using and setting up the Qu console easy and flexible.
“The Qu-16 and Qu-24 have been welcomed with great enthusiasm by customers from PA companies to churches, and we look forward to more success with the new addition.”
Qu-32 will start shipping in July.