48 channel / 36 bus digital mixer
Powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine, SQ-5 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, the SQ-5 gives you unrivalled power and audio fidelity.
- 96kHz FPGA Processing
- 48 Input Channels
- 16 Onboard Preamps
- DEEP Processing Ready
- 12 Stereo Mixes + LR
- 3 Stereo Matrix
- 8 Stereo FX Engines + Dedicated Returns
- 64ch I/O Port for Audio Networking
- 32×32 USB Audio Interface
- Range of Remote Expanders
- Suitable for:
- A/V Install
- Corporate Audio
- Houses of Worship
MIXING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
With each new design, the Allen & Heath team strives to get closer to the ultimate mixing experience.
SQ’s dashboard is centred around a high-res 7” capacitive 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.
Channels and mixes can be dragged and dropped to any strip, with custom naming and colour coding on the colour strip 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 comes equipped with all the processing you need to craft the perfect mix.
Every input has HPF, a super-fast gate with sidechain and filter, a musical 4-band parametric equaliser, 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.
ADD-ON PLUG-INS AVAILABLE
Proven on countless world-tours with international artists, the DEEP Processing from our award-winning dLive digital mixing system is now available within your SQ.
No 3rd party hardware, no added latency, no hassle – just studio-quality processing on every channel.
RackExtra FX Add-Ons expand SQ’s FX Rack with powerful new processors.
Pick the perfect processing suite, tailored to your specific requirements.
RECORD. STREAM. MIX.
The built-in 32x32 96kHz audio interface enables easy multitrack recording, backing-track playback, livestreaming and virtual soundcheck.
The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X making it truly plug ‘n play and will be recognized straight away by any DAW supporting Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper, and Pro Tools. An ASIOTM and WDM compatible driver is available for Windows computers.
Standard MIDI control is tunnelled over the USB and network connections, this can be mapped to the faders of your favourite DAW using the A&H MIDI Control app which provides easy setup and emulation of HUI or Mackie Control protocols on Mac OS X and Windows systems.
- 96kHz FPGA processing
- 48 Input Channels
- DEEP Processing ready
- 17 Faders / 6 Layers
- 12 Stereo mixes + LR
- 3 Stereo Matrix
- 8 Stereo FX Engines + dedicated returns
- 7” capacitive touchscreen
- SLink port for remote audio / expansion
- 64ch I/O Port for audio networking
- 32×32 USB audio interface
- SQ-Drive direct recording to USB
- AES output
- Chromatic channel metering
- Integrated LED illumination
- Dedicated physical controls
- 8 Assignable SoftKeys
- Channel LCD displays
- 19” rack mountable