🇬🇧 Allen & Heath Qu-24



Now in a feature-packed new Chrome Edition, Qu-24 reshapes digital mixing, combining innovative design and exceptional functionality to create a superb professional mixing experience. Bristling with all the features you'd expect from a top of the range digital console and incorporating technologies pioneered on the GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-24 has the power and pedigree to deliver class-leading audio performance.

Qu series features include multitrack recording direct to USB, Automatic Mic Mixing, ProFactory mic presets, plus an ever growing ecosystem of apps, accessories and remote I/O.

Whether you're switching from analogue or updating your digital desk, it's time to experience the new digital with Qu-24

Feature Summary:

• 24 Mono Mic/Line Inputs (TRS + XLR)
• Recallable AnaLOGIQTM Preamps
• 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS)
• 20 Mix Outputs (XLR)
• 2 Stereo Groups (switchable to Mix mode)
• Up to 9 Monitor Mixes (4 mono + 5 stereo)
• 2 Stereo Matrix Outs
• 4 FX Engines
• 4 dedicated FX Sends / Returns
• 4 Mute Groups
• 4 DCA Groups
• AES Digital Out
• 3230 USB Audio Interface
• dSNAKETM Remote Audio Port
• 25 Motor Faders
• 800480 Touchscreen
• 10 Soft Keys
• Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor, delay on all Inputs
• Insert, 4-band PEQ, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor, delay on all Outputs
• Automatic Mic Mixer
• Channel Ducker on all inputs
• ProFactory Mic Presets
• iLive FX Library
• Built-in Signal Generator
• RTA with Peak Band indication
• Spectrogram to aid feedback elimination and room acoustics
• Qu-Drive Direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
• DAW MIDI Control
• Qu-Pad iPad App
• Qu-You iPhone / Android personal monitoring app
• Qu-Control customisable iOS app for simple wireless control
• Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
• High contrast metallic finish controls, matching premium GLD Chrome series

Qu provides much more than just a mixer. Qu is an entire ecosystem with Remote AudioRacks allowing I/O to be placed where it's needed, ME Personal Mixers expanding monitor mixes and enabling simple, time-saving local control, Qu Apps for complete remote setup and wireless mixing on stage or anywhere else in the venue, ProFactory Mic presets to speed up preparation time and ensure the best sound, plus USB recording and DAW integration for powerful workflow optimization from one centrepiece device.

Qu-24 features twenty-four AnalogiQTM digitally controlled preamps with advanced zero-crossing detection and a padless 1dB-step gain stage, which have been closely allied to the DSP for optimal gain accuracy and audio transparency. The analogue signal is captured by high-class, low latency 24bit analogue to digital converters, and are matched to 24bit digital to analogue converters to deliver the required high quality output. The AnalogiQTM preamp design has been refined to offer superb transparency, minimal distortion and an ultra-low noise floor, with a warm, musical sound that is missing from some digital consoles.

Having massive processing power and advanced functionality counts for nothing if you cant access the controls you need in a heartbeat. The 800480, True Colour Touchscreen and its dedicated rotary encoder form the heart of Qu-24s interface, providing super-fast access to all settings and parameters. Dedicated keys and screen tabs quickly guide you to meter and RTA views, FX racks, channel processing, USB audio control, scenes, setup menus and much more. Complementing the touchscreen is the SuperStrip a set of single function physical controls for instant access to gain, HPF, 4 band PEQ, gate, compressor, GEQ and pan. The screen overview also follows the control being turned.

Qu-24 has a fader per mono input channel and fewer fader layers for simpler, quicker workflow. Some digital mixers dont offer a fader per physical input, meaning you have to access an additional fader layer to control these channels. This can be confusing and time consuming. Because every mic input is presented on its own fader for fast, easy control, this makes Qu-24 the perfect mixer for first-time converts from analogue to digital and those not comfortable working with several layers of faders.

Number of Analog Input Channels 24
Faders x 3.9" / 100 mm Motorized
Mix Routing 4 x Stereo FX Return
Groups 4 x Mute Group
Display 5" / 126 mm Touchscreen
Display Resolution/Color Main Display:
800 x 480
Meter Range -48 to -3 dBFS Peak/Clip (+19 dBu at XLR Output)
Meter Calibration 0 dB on Meter = -18 dBFS (+4 dBu at XLR Output)
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range Line:
±24 dB (Stereo Channels) 
-10 dB to +60 dB (in 1 dB Steps) 
Input Polarity Normal/Reverse
Gate Parameters Threshold: -72 to +18 dBu
Depth: 0 to 60 dB
Attack: 50 μs to 300 ms
Hold: 10 ms to 5 sec
Release: 10 ms to 1 sec
Compressor Parameters Threshold: -46 to 18 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to ∞:1
Attack: 300 μs to 300 ms
Release: 100 ms to 1 sec
Knee: Soft, Hard
EQ FX Returns:
4-Band Parametric 
EQ Parameters 1 x HF Shelf:
±15 dB at 20 Hz to 20 kHz (Shelf or Bell Selectable) 
2 x MF Notch/Peak:
±15 dB at 20 Hz to 20 kHz 
1 x LF Shelf:
±15 dB at 20 Hz to 20 kHz (Shelf or Bell Selectable) 
Graphic EQ 28-Band 1/3 Octave, ±12 dB 31 Hz to 16 kHz
Filters High-Pass: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 12 dB/Octave  
Channel Output/Source Monitoring AFL, PFL, Post-Preamp, Post-EQ, Post-FX
Internal Effects Reverb
Reverb (Gated)
Real Time Analyzer 31-Band 1/3 Octave, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio Delay Adjustable Up to 170 ms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 48 kHz
AES3 Output:
48 kHz
Bit Depth AD/DA Conversion:
24-Bit Delta Sigma
Latency 1.2 ms (Mic Input to XLR Output)
0.7 ms (Mic Input to AES Output)
dBFS Reference Level +18 dBu = 0 dBFS
Headroom +18 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-0.5 dB 
Max Input Level Mic Input:
+19 dBu 
Line Input:
+29 dBu 
Aux Input:
+22 dBu (+4 dBu) 
+18 dBu (0 dBu) 
Output Level Line Output:
+22 dBu (Max) 
+4 dBu (Nominal) 
Stereo Output:
+22 dBu (Max) 
+4 dBu (Nominal) 
Analog Dynamic Range 112 dB 
I/O Impedance 1/4" Stereo Output:
AES3 Output:
110 ohms 
Aux Input:
>7 kilohms 
XLR Line Output:
XLR Mic/Line Input:
>5 kilohms 
1/4" Mic/Line Input:
>10 kilohms 
Noise Floor -90 dBu with Inputs Muted
-91 dBu with Inputs Muted
THD+N Mic/Line Input:
0.0005% at Unity Gain 
0.001% at +30 dB Gain 
Signal Generator Sine, White, Pink, or Band-Pass Noise (Assignable to Any Mix)
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR Talkback Input
24 x XLR Balanced Mic Input
24 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Aux Input (2 Stereo Pairs, Half-Normalled)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Unbalanced Aux Input
Analog Outputs 10 x XLR Balanced Mix Output
2 x XLR Balanced Main Output
4 x XLR Balanced Subgroup Output
4 x XLR Balanced Matrix Output
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Aux Output (2 Stereo Pairs)
Digital I/O 1 x RJ45 (Network)
1 x XLR AES3 Output
1 x etherCON dSNAKE (I/O)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 120 W (Maximum)
Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Dimensions 24.9 x 19.7 x 7.4" / 632 x 500 x 186 mm
Weight 31 lb / 14 kg

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