SQ delivers pristine 96kHz audio and class-leading 0.7ms latency with processing and FX add-ons from our flagship dLive system.
A New Standard in Compact Digital Mixing
48 channel, 96kHz digital mixers for live sound, AV and installation.
Powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine, SQ is built for professionals in demanding live sound, recording and streaming applications. Delivering class-leading high-resolution audio with an ultra-low <0.7ms latency, SQ gives you unrivalled power and audio fidelity.
All SQ Mixers Include
• 96kHz FPGA Processing
• 48 Input Channels
• DEEP Processing Ready
• 12 Stereo Mixes + LR
• 3 Stereo Matrix
• 8 Stereo FX Engines + Dedicated Returns
• 64×64 I/O Port for Audio Networking
• 32×32 USB Audio Interface
• Range of Remote Expanders
Channels and mixes can be dragged and dropped to any strip, with custom naming and colour coding on the displays, allowing you to build a mixing environment that works for you.
Each strip features our patented Chromatic channel metering system, giving you at-a-glance level indication thanks to LEDs with variable brightness and colour.
SQ’s dashboard is centred around a high-res 7” touchscreen, framed by an array of high-grip, illuminating encoders to create an intuitive, integrated blend of clear visual feedback and immediate, hands-on control.
Speed Up Your Workflow
All SQ mixers feature SoftKeys which can be assigned to commonly used functions. The SQ-6 and SQ-7 also provide assignable Soft Rotaries for even more custom control.
Processing & FX
All the Tools for the Perfect Mix
Every input has HPF, a super-fast gate with sidechain and filter, a musical 4-band parametric equaliser with RTA, and Peak/RMS compressor for control and shaping of levels and transients.
Mixes have both a parametric and 28 band graphic EQ along with compressor as standard, all ready to switch in when required.
SQ is armed with 8 stereo FX engines and comes complete with the acclaimed RackExtra library, featuring emulations of legendary classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators and more.
Every engine has its own dedicated stereo return too, so you don’t need to use up any of your 48 input channels.
The integrated SQ-Drive makes it quick and easy to capture and playback 16 channels (96kHz), 32 channels (48kHz), or a stereo recording of the performance direct to a USB key or drive.
No software setup, no soundcard driver issues and no extra laptop to bring to the performance.
Automatic Mic Mixer
SQ’s advanced automatic mic mixers (AMM’s) make it a natural choice for mixing conferences, panel talks and TV shows. They’re fully integrated in the mixer too, with no extra latency, so you don’t need to route the audio to an internal DSP rack or an external plugin system.
Two fully independent 24 channel AMM’s can be utilised for two zones or combined into a single 48 channel AMM for larger events.
We know that the live environment can be tough on gear – so for SQ we devised our most punishing regime of testing and retesting yet.
From its 3-tier, all metal chassis to its extruded aluminium light bar, SQ has tremendous strength and rigidity underlying its good looks.
Networking and I/O
Open Up Your SQ
All the Ins and Outs
Thanks to its SLink port, SQ can also be expanded up to a total of 48 mic inputs via the Everything I/O family of rack and stage box expanders making it a flexible, mix ‘n’ match solution for owners of other Allen & Heath digital systems.
SQ is the perfect mixer for in-ear monitoring setups, featuring 12 stereo mixes, super-low latency, and both parametric and graphic EQ on every mix. Throw in airline-friendly compactness and rugged build quality and there’s no reason to gamble on house monitor consoles again.
Give Performers Control
SQ is fully compatible with the ME Personal Mixing System, from the mixer’s SLink port or from a connected remote expander, allowing the performers to take control of their own monitor mixes.