New: Allen & Heath Xone:42 (2/2)
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JefW    posted on 31-08-2007 18:47
Allen & Heath Xone:42

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.


photos:

http://www.westenddj.co.uk/images/products/_AllenandHeath/Xone42_top.jpg
http://www.westenddj.co.uk/images/products/_AllenandHeath/Xone42_l.jpg
Mod edit by W.i.M on 08-01-2011 15:27 (3%)

robbeh    posted on 23-01-2008 22:01
God I don't get all the people making a fuss about the looks of a / this mixer..
First of all.. i love the looks of ALL allen and heath products, and I love allen and heath, period.
That's also probably the biggest reason for me not to understand all the fuss about the looks.
But second of all.. DJ-Gear is NOT about looks! VJ is about appearance..
True DJ-ing is about sound, music and making people have a good time and dance like hell

I too was foolish enough to buy something because of the looks.. A once bought a white pair of headphones 'cause i thought they looked cool (you all know which one I mean) I was lucky enough that the sound was ok, but come to think of it, it was a bad buy.. I now got a sennheiser hd-25 II.. which is probably the simplest looking headphone ever, but produces the best sound in the world!

If you don't like the looks, you don't like the looks.. but never let a purchase depend on looks! Not with DJ-gear anyway!!

It was the designer of the Xone series who said once:
"Is it us, or do most DJ mixers look like they’ve been designed by middle-aged failed guitarists who think all DJs are naughty 12 year-olds?? We’re a bit different. All the Xones are created by a design engineer with 20 years’ DJing experience under his belt, so they’re serious consoles for creative adults."

To that I say: amen..
User edit by robbeh on 23-01-2008 @ 22:02:51 (2%)
Flexii    posted on 23-01-2008 22:05
Poster: robbeh
God I don't get all the people making a fuss about the looks of a / this mixer..
First of all.. i love the looks of ALL allen and heath products, and I love allen and heath, period.
That's also probably the biggest reason for me not to understand all the fuss about the looks.
But second of all.. DJ-Gear is NOT about looks! VJ is about appearance..
True DJ-ing is about sound, music and making people have a good time and dance like hell

I too was foolish enough to buy something because of the looks.. A once bought a white pair of headphones 'cause i thought they looked cool (you all know which one I mean) I was lucky enough that the sound was ok, but come to think of it, it was a bad buy.. I now got a sennheiser hd-25 II.. which is probably the simplest looking headphone ever, but produces the best sound in the world!

If you don't like the looks, you don't like the looks.. but never let a purchase depend on looks! Not with DJ-gear anyway!!

It was the designer of the Xone series who said once:
"Is it us, or do most DJ mixers look like they’ve been designed by middle-aged failed guitarists who think all DJs are naughty 12 year-olds?? We’re a bit different. All the Xones are created by a design engineer with 20 years’ DJing experience under his belt, so they’re serious consoles for creative adults."

To that I say: amen..
 

there's nothing more to say, I'm impressed
robbeh    posted on 23-01-2008 22:20
thanks.. and people reading this.. don't get me wrong i'm not saying that everything besided a&h is crap! Just don't be to shallow and really look at what something has to offer before you reject it
bastianhecker    posted on 24-01-2008 15:21
@robbeh, good talking. you understand de meaning of A&H:D. and besides i dont think there that bad looking at all..
Jorrit    posted on 24-01-2008 15:43
"Is it us, or do most DJ mixers look like they’ve been designed by middle-aged failed guitarists who think all DJs are naughty 12 year-olds?? We’re a bit different. All the Xones are created by a design engineer with 20 years’ DJing experience under his belt, so they’re serious consoles for creative adults."
 
I'm just curios what this guy with his 20 years experience must have thought when he put the gains on the back of the :32...

robbeh    posted on 24-01-2008 18:55
@ jorrit: fair enough question... the reason for doing that was a combination of keeping as much space available as posible on top of the mixer and b to keep dj's fiddling with the gain all the time..
I had a xone:32 for about 1,5 years and it tought me to not mess with it all the time
Marrabas    posted on 23-04-2008 15:47
never judge a mixer by its look...that's what i think... A&H is a legend...i use an A&H only one time...an XONE 92...i dream it every night 4 a week...
Twello    posted on 23-04-2008 19:01
Poster: robbeh
@ jorrit: fair enough question... the reason for doing that was a combination of keeping as much space available as posible on top of the mixer and b to keep dj's fiddling with the gain all the time..
I had a xone:32 for about 1,5 years and it tought me to not mess with it all the time
 

I have the same situation, I own a 32 too and it thought me to keep my fingers off the gain Cry My only comment on the mixer is the 3 segment VU meters, instead of a 10 segment VU meter per channel...


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