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Allen & Heath CQ-18T Compact 18-Channel Digital Mixer w/ Screen-Easy Music Center
Allen & Heath CQ-18T Compact 18-Channel Digital Mixer w/ Screen-Easy Music Center
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Allen & Heath CQ-18T Compact 18-Channel Digital Mixer w/ Screen

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Ultra-compact 18 in/8 out, 96kHz digital audio mixer with Wi-Fi
Built on a 96kHz processing engine, it’s rich in connectivity with Bluetooth, wireless options, SD and USB audio recording and playback.

Focusing on speed and ease of use - brand new Quick Channels, Gain/Feedback Assistants and signal conscious FX enhance the world-renowned audio and build quality that users expect from Allen & Heath.

CQ is designed to be used anywhere high-quality sound processing and summing is
required, from bands and producers to AV and rental, from the main mixer in a small venue to a sub mixer on the largest stage.

Quick and Complete - Pick Your Mixing Style
Every input channel on CQ can be switched between two modes. Quick Channels offer instrument and application specific processing with the ability to dial in a full channel of processing via a single knob. Need more control? Switch to Complete Channels for advanced, in-depth tweaking of parameters.

Gain Assistant - Faster Setups
Setting the correct amount of gain for each channel isn’t the most exciting task, and it quickly eats into your setup time with multiple channels to take care of. CQ’s Gain Assistant quickly and accurately sets the optimal gain level for one or multiple input channels and continues to monitor levels during the performance to prevent any nasty peaks or surprises.

Feedback Assistant - Say Goodbye to Feedback
CQ’s Feedback Assistant automatically detects and eliminates problem frequencies using up to 16 filters per output so you can mix with confidence – and forget about feedback.

Pristine Sound - You Won’t Believe Your Ears
CQ draws on technology from our latest generation of live sound consoles to deliver audio quality previously unimaginable at this level of mixer. Pristine 96kHz audio is partnered with studio-grade onboard processing and an optimised suite of FX to set a new standard for what’s possible with ultra-compact digital mixers.

Built-In FX - A New Breed of Effects
CQ introduces a new suite of high-quality, user-friendly reverb, delay and modulation algorithms with instrument-specific presets for speedy setup. Selected units feature our new FX Assist tool, automatically shaping the effects and dynamically responding to your input signal to ensure your mix is enhanced by FX, not engulfed.

User Friendly - You’re Always In Control
CQ-18T gives you all the tactile control you need to get around the interface quickly. A 7″ touchscreen and rotary control make it simple to set up and get mixing, and the 3 Custom Rotaries and SoftKeys allow you to access commonly used functions with just your muscle memory. The free CQ MixPad app also gives you full control of your mix from anywhere in the venue thanks to the built-in WiFi.

Integrated Wi-Fi - Leave Your Access Point at Home
The CQ-18T features powerful integrated dual-band Wi-Fi so you don’t need to bring a bulky access point or router along to use apps with the mixer. Just connect your devices to the CQ’s secure Wi-Fi network and you’re ready to go.

Recording & Playback - Capture the Performance, Wherever You Are
CQ packs in multiple recording and playback options to ensure you’re always ready to capture the performance. An integrated USB audio interface enables easy multitrack recording, playback and streaming via your DAW, and an SD card slot is provided for reliable multitrack recording and playback on the go. You can record and playback stereo files via USB key, and you can even playback from your phone via the built-in Bluetooth functionality. The CQ-18T also includes a pair of headphone outputs which can be fed separate mixes, perfect for a portable production setup.

I/O - Get Yourself Connected
CQ-18T gives you all the connectivity you need to get going with 16 mic/line inputs plus a stereo line input. When it comes to outputs, there’s a pair of main mix outputs plus 6 outputs for monitor mixes – enough for the whole band – and two headphone outputs are provided which can be assigned different mixes, perfect for recording.

AMM - Simplify Speech
The integrated Automatic Mic Mixer (AMM) means you can instantly reduce background noise and improve clarity for speech applications without lifting a finger. AMM is available on all input channels, making it the perfect portable mixer for conferences, podcasts, debates and small-scale theatre productions.

  • 96kHz Processing Engine​
    • Under the hood is a powerhouse of processing with Allen & Heath’s renowned 96kHz FPGA technology. Including brand new smart tools and signal conscious FX to get you a better mix, faster.
  • Quick and Complete Channels
    • Quick Channels offer instrument and application specific processing. Dial in a full channel of processing with a single knob. Switch to a Complete Channel for advanced tweaking.
  • Gain Assistant
    • CQ’s gain assistant saves you time by automatically and accurately setting preamp gain for you. It can then keep an eye on your preamp levels to prevent nasty peaks.
  • Feedback Assistant
    • Find and remove feedback frequencies at setup using fixed mode and then watch out for feedback throughout the show across all outputs with live mode.
  • FX Assist engines
    • Including brand new signal-conscious reverb and delay units which dynamically respond to signal to always sit correctly in the mix.
  • AMM
    • Improve clarity and reduce background noise for speech applications without needing to lift a finger. Available on every input.
  • Remote Apps
    • Control the mixer from (almost) anywhere with free apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
    • CQ-MixPad gives the engineer complete control anywhere in the room and CQ4You allows the performer to adjust only their mix and hear exactly what they need to.
  • Inputs
    • 8 XLR
    • 8 XLR/TRS Combi
    • 2 TRS (stereo)
  • >Outputs
    • 2 XLR (Main)
    • 6 TRS (Monitors)
    • 24×22 USB-B interface (48/96kHz)
  • SD record/playback
    • 24x22 (48kHz)
    • 16x16 (96kHz)
  • Stereo USB record/playback with dedicated input channel
  • Stereo Bluetooth playback with dedicated input channel
  • 4 FX engines
  • 3 Custom Rotaries
  • 3 Custom SoftKeys
  • Dual Footswitch connection
  • >7” Capacitive touchscreen with associated rotary control
  • 2 Assignable TRS headphone outputs
  • >Built-in dual band 2.4G/5G AC Wi-Fi with auto channel select
  • Weight: 3 kg
  • Dimensions: 346 mm x 242 mm x 88 mm