Allen & Heath MixWizard4 16:2 - Professional Mixing Console

Allen & Heath MixWizard4 16:2 - Professional Mixing Console

Allen & Heath MixWizard4 16:2 - Professional Mixing Console

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Product Highlights

  • 16 x Line Inputs with XLR/TRS Jacks
  • Built-In FX with 20 Presets
  • 6 x Aux Sends
  • 16 x Direct Outputs
  • 2 x Stereo Returns
  • 100mm Faders
  • 4-Band EQ with 2 Swept Mids
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • Signal, Peak LEDs & Tri-Color Metering
  • 19" Rack Mountable
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The MixWizard4 16:2 from Allen & Heath is a versatile, all-purpose professional mixing console with 100mm faders. The console features 16 mic/line inputs with inserts and direct outputs, six auxiliary outputs, two stereo returns and two built-in FX engines with 20 presets.

Channels 1 through 16 feature mic/line inputs with balanced XLR and TRS jacks with 48V phantom power for plugging in microphones and instruments, each with a 4-band EQ with sweepable mids. They each also feature a peak indicator, -20dB pad, six aux send knobs, pan knob, channel mute and a high-pass filter that attenuates frequencies below 80Hz by 12dB per octave.

Channels 1 through 16 also feature inserts that can be used for inserting processing equipment into the signal chain such as compressors, outboard EQ and delay units. Furthermore, they each have direct outputs that can be sent to a multi-track hardware recorder or computer audio interface for tracking live performances. The console's six aux sends use balanced TRS output jacks that can be used to feed stage monitors, outboard effects and other gear. In addition, the MixWizard4 16:2 is equipped with two stereo returns with TRS inputs that feature separate gain knobs. These allow for returns from outboard effects or input from external audio devices such as CD or MP3 players to be mixed to the stereo bus.

19" rack mountable
16 mic/line inputs with balanced XLR/TRS jack, insert and direct output
100mm faders
Dedicated mono output fader - can be switched to provide an L+R mono feed for a center or fill speaker, or sub bass feed
6 aux sends - 2x pre fade / 2x switched / 2x post fade
L and R main outputs - XLR outputs with inserts
2 stereo returns
Independent A-B output for feeding 2-track recorders, monitor wedges and more
4-band EQ with 2 swept mids
Twin FX engines with 20 FX presets
Tri-color, 12-segment bar graph metering
+48V phantom power
Footswitch connector (mutes/unmutes the ST1 FX Return)
Signal and peak LEDs
Lamp socket
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Allen & Heath MixWizard4 16:2 - Professional Mixing Console
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Allen & Heath WZ4 specs

    Performance
    Maximum Output Level XLR - +26 dBu into 600 ohms max load
    1/4" jack - +21 dBu into 2k ohm max load
    Headroom Channels +21 dB
    Mix +23 dB
    Metering 3-color LED, quasi peak response:
    Sensitivity - 0VU = +4 dBu at XLR output
    Master meters - 12-segment -30 to +16 dB
    Channel meters - 2-segment -12, +16 dB (5 dB before clip)
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 30 kHz (+/-0.5 dB)
    THD + N Channel to mix out < 0.004% (at +10 dBu 1 kHz)
    Crosstalk Fader shutoff > 90 dB (at 1 kHz)
    Mute shutoff > 90 dB (at 1 kHz)
    Inter channel > 90 dB (at 1 kHz)
    Noise Mic EIN, -127 dB, (rms 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
    Residual output noise, < -95 dBu (-99 dB S/N), (rms 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
    LR unity fader mix noise, < -83 dBu (-87 dB S/N), (rms 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
    High-Pass Filter 12 dB/octave below 80 Hz, (channel)
    Equalization EQ:
    HF shelving, +/-15 dB, 12 kHz
    HM peak/dip, +/-15 dB, 500 Hz to 15 kHz, Q = 1.8
    LM peak/dip, +/-15 dB, 35 Hz to 1kHz, Q = 1.8
    LF shelving, +/-15 dB, 80 Hz

    Stereo EQ
    HF Shelving ±15 dB, 12 kHz
    HM Peak/dip ±15 dB, 2.5 kHz, Q=1.8
    LM Peak/dip ±15 dB, 250 Hz, Q=1.8
    LF Shelving, ±15 dB, 80 Hz
    Power Supply 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz auto sensing, IEC input
    Power consumption 45 W max
    Mains fuse T630 mA L 20 mm
    I/O Connectionsfbqtdtazwscterdtuuqzrcz
    Connections Mono channel:
    XLR balanced pin 2 hot, -60 to +10 dBu, sensitivity
    TRS balanced tip hot, -40 to +10 dBu, sensitivity
    Pad out (MIC), 2 kΩ
    Pad in (MIC or LINE), >10 kΩ, -20 dB
    Max input level, +30 dBu
    XLR phantom power, +48 V, on/off

    Stereo channel:
    ST1, 3 TRS unbalanced >10 kΩ, -16 to +20 dBu
    ST2, 4 TRS balanced >10 kΩ, -16 to +20 dBu

    Stereo returns:
    ST1(5) TRS balanced >10 kΩ, -6 to +20 dBu
    ST2(6) TRS unbalanced >2 kΩ, -2 to +20 dBu

    Inserts:
    Channel TRS, tip send, ring return, 0 dBu
    Output TRS, tip send, ring return, -2 dBu

    L, R, M outputs:
    XLR balanced pin 2 hot, <75 Ω, +4 dBu, +26 dBu max

    Aux 1-6 output
    TRS impedance balanced, <75 Ω, -2 dBu, +21 dBu max
    Electronic balance option, <75 Ω, +4 dBu, +26 dBu max

    Direct out:
    TRS impedance balanced, <75 Ω, 0 dBu, +21 dBu max

    AB out:
    TRS impedance balanced, <75 Ω, -2 dBu, +21 dBu max

    Headphones:
    TRS, tip L, ring R, 30 to 600 Ω headphones recommended

    Lamp:
    4-pin XLR, max 12 V 5 W lamp

    Mechanical
    Dimensions 20 x 20.9 x 7.7" (507 x 530 x 194 mm), (free standing)
    19 x 4.8 x 17.5" (483 x 122 x 444 mm), (rack mounted, 10U, underside connectors)
    19 x 7.6 x 19.6" (483 x 193 x 497 mm), (rack mounted, 11.2U, rear connectors)
    Weight 28 lb (13 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 37.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 24.0 x 13.5"

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