Allen & Heath AH-XB2-14 4 Mic Line + Dual Telco, compact broadcast console, Remote Mute facility, Logic and auto dim, 100mm faders, USB I/O (Email for D.O’B. Sound Pro Price)

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$1,199.00

Allen & Heath AH-XB2-14 4 Mic Line + Dual Telco, compact broadcast console, Remote Mute facility, Logic and auto dim, 100mm faders, USB I/O

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XB-142 offers a host of specialised broadcast features that normally come at a much higher price, including telephone communication (telco) channels, mic channel ON switch sensing, stereo channel start/cue outputs for playback device control, automatic muting of speaker outputs and much more.

XB-142 incorporates new features and styling based on feedback from the many broadcasters who have built their operations around the original XB-14. With a wealth of routing options, dual stereo channels for up to 7 stereo sources, and the addition of a dedicated Audition bus, enhanced microphone preamps and stereo channel gain range, XB-142 satisfies the demands of small radio and internet broadcasters as well as larger studios with multiple rooms. With no less than 27 logic I/O for remote control and 15 configuration switches, XB-142 is a highly flexible solution.

Self / Producer Operated

Whether you need a mixer for a self-operated broadcast situation, or whether you have a separate studio and engineer, the XB series has features to fit. Separate monitor mixes can be created for operator and guests or presenter, so the engineer can check levels and cue sources while the presenter or guest can listen to a different source. The engineer/producer can communicate to the guest or presenter using the Talk feature, as well as speaking off-air with telephone callers. There is also the facility for remote control of channel mutes from the studio using the remote interface connectors – ideal for studio situated mute or ‘cough’ switches.

DuoPre Preamps

The XB-142 pre-amps use a two stage design, with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage. When amplifying the signal from the XLR input, the gain range is huge (69dB of range to be exact) and is very evenly distributed around the gain control, meaning better control of signal level. There is no “pad” switch, or pad circuit — line level signals are simply plugged into the second stage of the pre-amp by using the line input jack socket. This has the great advantage of lower noise when using the line input.

USB

XB-142 comes with a full duplex USB soundcard built-in and many useful routing options for recording and broadcast applications.

Audition Bus

The dedicated stereo audition bus can be used for auditioning or off air recording. Pressing the button marked AUD on the channels required transfers the mix from the program feed over to the audition bus.

Telco

The two Telco channels provide a selectable clean-feed output (LR PGM, Aux or Audition bus), variable high pass and low pass filters to reduce the frequency range of the channel when used with a telephone caller, and TALK button.

Allen & Heath XB2-14 specs

Inputs Mono Channel Mic Input (XLR): +6 to -63 dBu nominal / +17 dBu max

 

Mono Channel Line Input (TRS Jack Socket): +10 to -26 dBu / +30 dBu max

Insert Point (TRS Jack Socket): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

Stereo Input (TRS Jack Sockets): 0 dBu nominal (control = off to +10 dBu)

Stereo Input (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal (control = off to +10 dBu)

Telco Channel Input (XLR): +10 to -26 dBu / +30 dBu max

 

 

Outputs PGM L/R Outpu(XLR): +4 dBu nominal / +25 dBu max

 

PGM Mono Output (RCA Phono): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

PGM L & R inserts (TRS Jack Sockets): -2 dBu nominal / +21dBu max

Aux Output (Jack Socket): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

Mix B Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

Audition Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

CRM Outputs (RCA Phono Sockets): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

Telco Output (XLR): 0 dBu nominal / +21 dBu max

 

 

THD + N Mic In to PGM L/R Out: < 0.01% (0 dB Gain, 1 kHz, +10 dBu out)
Mic In to PGM Out: < 0.01% (30 dB gain, 1 kHz, +10 dBu out)
Line In to PGM L/R Out: < 0.01% (0 dB gain, 1 kHz, 0 dBu out)
Stereo In to PGM Out: < 0.01% (0 dB gain, 1 kHz, +10 dBu out)
USB Audio Codec USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 compliant / 16-bit
Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Noise Mic Pre EIN @ Maximum Gain: -124 dBu (150 R Input Z, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
PGM Out: < -100 dBu (PGM fader = 0, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Audition Out: < -100 dBu (mix B out = 0, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Aux Out: < -85 dBu (mono out = 0, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Headroom Analog Headroom from Nominal (O VU) Outputs: 21 dB
Analog Headroom from Nominal (O VU) Mix Point: 24 dB
Headroom from Nominal (O VU): 14 dB
Crosstalk / Attenuation Mono Fader Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Mono ON Switch Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
TELCO Fader Attenuation:  -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
TELCO ON Switch Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Stereo Fader Attenuation: -95 / -90 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Stereo ON Switch Attenuation: -95 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
PGM Fader Attenuation: -100 / -95 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
TELCO Clean-Feed Isolation from I/P:  -55 / -40 (dB relative to +10 dBu, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Stereo Separation, L in to PGM R Out: -70 / -50 (dBr, 1 kHz to 10 kHz)
Frequency Response Microphone In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5 / -1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz (30 dB gain)
Line In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5 / -1 dB, 10 Hz to 20 kHz (0 dB gain)
Stereo In to PGM L/R Out: +0.5 / -1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz
Power Supply 100 - 240 V / 47 - 63 Hz
Power Consumption 30 W
Fuse Rating T 10 A / 250 V / 20 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.2 x 4.1 x 18.3" / 385 x 103 x 465 mm
Weight 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 22.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 17.2 x 9.5"

FEATURE SUMMARY

  • 4 mic/line channels
  • 4 Dual Source stereo channels
  • 2 Telco channels
  • HPF and 3-band, swept mid EQ on mono channels
  • 2-band EQ on stereo channels
  • Variable high pass / low pass filters on Telco channels
  • Smooth-ride 100mm faders
  • 2-stage, padless pre-amp design
  • Fader-start sensing on mono channels
  • Start/cue logic outputs on stereo channels
  • External meter socket
  • Separate headphones mix for engineer/producer and 2 guests
  • Auto mutes on control room outputs
  • Remote mute facility on mic channels
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
  • Audition bus for auditioning and off-air recording
  • Aux and separate stereo busses for processing/recording
  • XLR main outputs with inserts
  • Input signal and peak metering

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