The XB-10 is perfect for small radio or internet broadcast studios, college and university radio stations, podcasting, content creation and more.
Despite its tiny footprint, XB-10 is packed with the kinds of specialised broadcast features that normally come at a much higher price. Radio-friendly tools include a telephone communication (telco) channel, mic channel ON switch sensing, stereo channel start/cue outputs for CD deck transport control and automatic muting of speaker outputs. A separate monitor mix can be created for operator and guest or presenter, and the operator can speak off-air to the studio or telephone callers using the Talk feature.
XB-10s preamps use low noise discrete transistor circuitry to achieve high gain and excellent linearity. Each mic channel comes equipped with our innovative CompACT compressor to keep the dynamic range of a presenter microphone under control. A variable limiter on the main output ensures that the final mix to air does not saturate expensive broadcast equipment.
The plug-n-play USB connection can be used for VoIP telephone calls, recording program material, playing jingles and more.
Allen & Heath XB10 Features:
USB : XB-10 comes with a full duplex USB soundcardbuilt-in and many useful routing options for recording and broadcastapplications.
MusiQ: XB-10 features a responsive 3-band, swept midfrequency EQ design which utilises MusiQ with optimised slope for a variety ofsources.
Output Limiter: A variable limiter ensures the leveldoes not exceed a pre-defined level. Back panel option switches allow thelimiter to be bypassed. A trim pot is used to vary the threshold and an LED onthe front panel indicates when the limiter has triggered.
CompACT Compressor: XB-10 features our ComPACTcompressor on each of its mic channels. CompACT (Adaptive CompressionTechnology) is a program-dependent audio leveller. Unlike other compressors,which are effective only at reducing loud sounds, CompACT combines bothdownward and upward compression with peak limiting. Low level signals aregiven a gain boost, mid level signals are mildly compressed with a soft kneeresponse, and high level signals are limited.
3 mic/line and 3 stereo inputs
Telco channel with optional USB routing for VoIP
CompACT compressors on mic channels
ON switch logic on mic and telco channels
Start/cue logic outputs on stereo channels
Separate headphones mix and outputs
Auto mutes on control room outputs
Remote mute facility on mic channels
Responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
XLR main outputs with inserts and variable limiter
Aux / Alt bus for external processing, recording or auditioning
Allen & Heath XB10 Specifications:
Mono channel Mic input (XLR): -10 to -60dBu for nominal (+11dBu in max)
Mono channel Line input (TRS jack socket): +10 to -40 dBu (+30 dBu maximum)
Stereo Input (TRS jack sockets): 0dBu nominal (Gain = Off to +15dB)
Stereo Input (RCA phono sockets): 0dBu nominal (Gain = Off to +15 dB)
PGM L & R outputs (XLR): +4 dBu nominal, +25dBu maximum
PGM L & R inserts (TRS jack sockets): -2dBu nominal, +21 dBu maximum
Aux Output (RCA phon socket): 0dBu nominal, +21 dBu maximum
Alt Output (RCA phono sockets): 0dBu nominal, +21 dBu maximum
Rec Outputs (RCA phono sockets): 0dBu, +21 dBu maximum
USB Audio CODEC (Coder/ Decoder)
USB Audio In/ Out: USB 1.1 compliant 16-bit
Sample Rate: 32, 44.1 or 48kHz
Mic In to PGM L/R Out, 15dB gain, 1kHz, +10dBu out: 0.002%
Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22Khz: -126dBu
PGM out, PGM fader @ nominal 22-22kHz: -103dBu
Aux out, Alt out, Rec out @ nominal 22-22khz: <-93dBu
Analog Headroom from nominal (Ovu) Outputs: 21dB
Analog Headroom from nominal (0Vu) Mix point: 24dB
USB in & out headroom from nominal (OVu): 14dB
Mic in to PGM L/R Out, 30dB gain: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
Line In to PGM L/R out 0dB gain: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 20kHz
Stereo in to PGM L/R out: _0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz