Based in the United Kingdom, Allen & Heath is a well-established manufacturer that has developed and manufactured diverse consoles for over 40 years.
They have released many products for a wide range of users, such as the popular desktop mixer ZED series and the digital mixer Qu series.
Among them, the company's DJ mixer lineup, the XONE (zone) series, is a special mixer for the club scene. We will reveal the XONE series lineup, which boasts the largest installed share of DJ mixers at clubs in the EU, which is the origin of dance music, and the secret behind its quality.
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Speaking of the reputation of the XONE series, there is the point of pure "goodness of sound" via the original VCF filter. In addition to DJs and club fans, audio fans often adopt XONE as a preamp, as it provides a sound that is comfortable and popular with a wide range of users. It is not mentioned much, but when you open the XONE series chassis, it has a very complicated structure. Actually, the secret of the XONE sound is hidden here.
Conventional mixers have one PCB for all channels, but the XONE series, like high-end mixers, has a PCB for each channel, and it is highly durable and good sound separation is realized.
XONE:23[2 + 2 channels]
XONE: 23 is a 2ch stereo mixer with a series of traditional VCF filters and resonance control. Conventional DJ mixers have an input source selection specification such as Phono / Line for each channel, but with XONE: 23, simultaneous input of Phono and Line is possible for each channel. Each source has gain control with a knob for Phono for the top of the channel, and a knob for Line, and as such has a total of 4ch stereo input.
XONE:23C[2 + 2 channels]
XONE: 23C is a 2 + 2 channel mixer that can handle both Phono / Line input sources simultaneously for each channel, as with XONE: 23. In addition, the USB terminal and Allen & Heath's own X-Link Ethernet terminal are also available. The audio interface function of 4 stereo channels is provided in the USB terminal, and it can be used as an external mixer using DJ performance software, and recording of DJ play using DAW software is also possible. The X-Link terminal functions as an interface for MIDI information by connecting with a compatible model such as a XONE: K2 MIDI controller, and can also serve as an axis for digital DJ control.
XONE:43[4 + 1 channel]
Equipped with a separate 4ch fader, XONE: 43 also has a series of traditional VCF filters. Each channel is equipped with a 3-band EQ (isolator) and X-FX (send return) controls that provide the perfect cut and boost, as well as a perfect mix with external effectors and more. In addition, the XLR / RCA and mic / special channel on the left side of the chassis, and can be used in various situations, such as mic performance and external source input.
XONE:43C[4 + 1 channel]
The basic performance of the XONE: 43C as a mixer is equivalent to XONE: 43. The only noteworthy point is that it is a mixer compatible with the DJ software 'Serato DJ Serato DJ'. XONE: 43C has a USB port and an X-Link port. You can use the mixer as a USB audio interface, or use it with XONE: K2, etc., and by preparing Serato DJ Club kit separately, it can be used as an external mixer in Serato environment.
XONE:92[4 + 2 channels]
XONE: 92, one of the representative mixers of the XONE series, is the core of all the DJ booths worldwide, even after more than a decade after its release. Equipped with the best analog sounds, a unique 4-band EQ, two return channels, and a MIDI out terminal that includes a time code, this is a high spec mixer that can handle everything from old school DJ style, use with external effectors and with external devices, MIDI control to PC software etc. to MTC synchronization.
XONE:PX5[4 + 1 channel]
In 2016, XONE newly released the XONE: PX5. The PX5 is a hybrid DJ mixer that transcends analog / digital barriers, incorporating up to 10 in 10 out, 24bit / 96kHz sound card and a MIDI port that can output X-Link and MIDI TIME CODE while inheriting well-established analog sound. In addition, the XONE: Xcite Suite, which is an effect engine newly developed by Allen & Heath, can be used, but it can also be used in combination with send & return connected to external effect devices.
Digital Mixers / Controllers
* X-Link terminal
The trend in DJ style continues to evolve from year to year, and from the DJ in the classical vinyl style, to digital style using computer and external storage. Performance has become possible in any medium, such as DJ play on iOS. While opening doors for DJs, the Allen & Heath XONE series continues to propose new digital DJ styles that will lead the DJ scene.
The digital mixer XONE: DB series is equipped with an effects engine installed on the Allen & Heath live sound console dLive series, adding a new breath to DJ performance, and it also supports USB and digital terminal input. Also the XONE: K compact controller series brings not only the aspect of a simple MIDI controller but also the function as a MIDI device to the mixer by the X-Link connection with the XONE mixer.
A digital mixer equipped with two sets of effects from Allen & Heath's live console "dLive series" tuned for DJs. USB / digital / analog input can be assigned to any channel for mixing.
XONE: DB4 which reigns as the peak of the XONE series digital mixers. In addition to processing effects for each channel, EQ can be switched to looper for each channel and function as an isolator / filter. It is possible to select 4 stereo sources of analog / digital / USB respectively and the unit can be started to any one of the channels. It is a high-end digital mixer that supports a wide range of play, including launching the same input source on multiple channels and using it as a looper or effect channel.
The XONE: K2 Audio interface function with built-in MIDI controller can use physical faders and knobs in three layers. Therefore, if you have the faders, 12 faders can be operated with one unit. Also, with regard to the audio interface, it is also possible to separate the floor output and the monitor output by using the rear panel output and the stereo mini jack provided at the front. (Depends on the features of the application being used)
XONE:K1[USB MIDI Controller]
The XONE: K1 MIDI controller supports MIDI control via USB and control using X-Link. X-Link is driven by Ethernet bus power for up to 2 units, and it can be widely used as a mixer or XONE: K2 function extension application.