The new Allen & Heath Xone42 mixer has the brands usual high quality build and sound as well as an assignable fx loop which can be combined with the assignable filter.
The Xone:42?s feature set is built around 4 dual-input stereo channels; channels 1 and 4 are phono/line, while channels 2 and 3 are line/line. All four channels have a powerful +6dB to total kill 3-band EQ, a 9-segment 3-colour bar meter, gain control, and 60mm VCA faders with illuminated X/Y crossfader selection. Xone?s legendary Voltage Control Filter is included on each channel via illuminated assignment switches, with selectable filter type, resonance, and frequency controls. The mixer sports a new and original feature ? the ?X-FX? system - enabling an external effects processor to be easily interfaced. A single knob controls the proportion of the channel signal sent to the effects unit, from 0 to 100%, and the affected signal is returned to the main mix, or can be routed through the filter.
The Xone:42 incorporates a USB audio interface for easy connection to a computer and integration of digital media. It can be used to play back music files from a laptop and to record mixes from the Xone:42, or, when used with appropriate software, as a digital DJ effects unit that can be patched into the X-FX system. The USB input combines with an XLR microphone input to provide an additional channel with two band EQ and rotary level control.
The mixer also features a 45mm VCA crossfader with curve control, and a powerful monitoring section with split cue control, mix to cue, two headphone outputs (1/4? and 3.5mm), dedicated booth output, and balanced main mix outputs on XLR.
well i have to agree, i dont like the lay out of the mixer also, with those filters above the faders, and the eq knobs so high and cramped, there is enough room on the mixer to set the knobs a little more apart. i think the 700 will kill every brand in that price segment.
Poster: Nvie Will nock the DJM 700 of it's socks... it has USB support for PC to use it as a audiointerface. Something i would like to see on the DJM 800, and many with me.
I dont agree at all, the DJM700 has a much wider range of features. I dont like the effectsession of A&H. Its all based on frequencyfiltering and I dont see so much use in that. I prefer the roll- and echo-effects. And dont forget the DJM700 also has midi-control.
2 Don Basco : Frequency filtering is if you do it right the ultimate mixing tool, because you can mix so much smoother without using the eq. this is also possible with the 800 but it has no resonance control and the 700 only has 1 filter for 1 channel at the time.
and you can send thru midi via usb so the usb connection is very hany so you don't need a stand alone interface.
however, the looks of the thing are whack, and i think the placement of the knobs is not very well laid out, the feeling of the djm series, is standard along the series and that makes it nice for people to buy the improved version over another brand.
what an ugly thing, i don't like A&H mixers, they produce ugly mixer, maybe it is quality, but i would never buy it. it looks a little bit childisch, al that colours of the rainbow on your mixer. it don't seem to be expensive, but this is my oppinion. but it is good of A&H that they keep bringing new products.
is this the concurent of the djm 700, because A&H brings this mixer just now on the market.
wat een lelijk ding, vind A&H zowiezo erg lelijke mixers maken, ut zal vast kwaliteit zijn, maar ik zou het NOOIT kopen. ik vind het er heel kleuterachtig uitzien, als die kleuren van de regenboog op je mixer. vind het er ook niet echt duur uitzien ofzo. maar dat is mijn mening maar wel goed dat ook A&H vooruitgang blijft maken met nieuwe dingen op de markt te brengen. is dit de concurent van djm 700 dat a&H deze nu op de markt brengt :P
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User edit by Sunrise8 on 01-09-2007 @ 13:53:30 (93%)
time to give this topic a little kick! opposed to what the most of you think, I actually like the looks! and I totally agree with JefW that it is hard to talk about competition with respect to the DJM-series, the Xone-series and for example the Dateq series. They all belong to different kind of dj. As I mostly mix in a kind of minimal/tech-house style, I like the filter-effects a lot, and the roll and echo-effects on a djm aren't of much use to me. Is there anybody who has already tested de Xone:42? I'm very curious about it's performance, (sound)quality etc.