Allen Heath SQ-7 Digital Mixer Stage Rig


Product Highlights

  • 32 Microphone Preamps
  • 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 96 kHz FPGA Processing
  • Eight Stereo FX Engines with Returns
  • 32 x 32 USB Audio Interface
  • AES Output
  • 12 Mono/Stereo Mixes + 3 Stereo Matrix
  • Channel LCD Displays
  • 16 Assignable SoftKeys
  • SLink Port for Remote Audio & Expansion

The Allen & Heath SQ-7 is a 48-channel, 36-bus digital mixing console well suited for live sound, corporate A/V, recording studios, and houses of worship. The SQ-7 features 32+1 motorized faders and 32 professional-quality microphone preamps. There are also eight stereo FX engines with dedicated return channels and access to the RackExtra FX library. The mixer’s 12 stereo outputs (configurable as groups or auxes) are well suited for in-ear-monitor setups, while the Automatic Mic Mixing function offers quick and easy operation over multiple microphones for conferences, panel talks, and more.

At the heart of the SQ-7 lies the 96 kHz XCVI Core FPGA engine, which delivers professional, high-resolution audio quality, ultra-low latency (less than 0.7 ms), variable bit depth for precision and noise performance, mix coherency down to the sample, and the power to handle high channel/mix counts and ample FX processing. The SQ’s DEEP processing architecture allows you to hand-pick boutique compressor and preamp emulations and embed them directly within the mixer’s inputs and mix channels, all without adding system latency or setup hassles.

The front panel is centered around the mixer’s 7″ capacitive touchscreen and framed by an array of high-grip, illuminated encoders, which offer clear visual feedback and quick, hands-on control. You can drag-and-drop channels and mixes to any strip with custom naming and color coding on the strip display, allowing you to build a mix environment that mirrors your workflow. The SQ-7 offers 16 softkeys, which can be freely assigned to any function for a customized and advanced workflow. The on-board recorder uses a USB Type-A port to record stereo and multitrack sessions to a flash drive. The recorder can also playback stereo and multitrack files, handy for virtual sound checks and studio mixing.

The SQ-7 offers expansion options via Allen & Heath’s stage box expanders, or install an optional Dante or Waves card to adapt and expand using the latest digital technologies. SQ is fully compatible with the ME Personal Mixing System, allowing performers to take control of their own monitor mixes. Any number of ME-1 and ME-500 personal mixers can be daisy-chained from the mixer’s SLink port, or from a connected remote expander. The Allen & Heath SQ-7 includes a power cord.

  • Compact digital mixer for live, studio, and installation
  • 48 input channels
  • 32 local mic inputs (XLR)
  • Two 1/4” stereo inputs (TRS)
  • One 1/8″ stereo input
  • 36 total busses
  • 12 stereo mixes (Aux or Group) + Main
  • PAFL bus
  • 18 assignable local outputs (16 XLR + two 1/4” TRS)
  • AES digital output
  • Dedicated talkback mic input (XLR)
  • 1/4″ TRS headphone out with dedicated control
  • SLink EtherCON connection for remote audio using dSnake, DX, or gigaACE protocol (64×64 channels)
  • I/O port for option card (including 3rd party protocols – Dante/Waves)
  • 8 mute groups
  • 8 DCA groups
  • 8 stereo FX with dedicated FX returns
  • DEEP processing ready
  • RackFX effects suite
  • 7″ color touchscreen
  • 16 assignable SoftKeys
  • Eight assignable soft rotaries
  • Dedicated physical controls for channel processing (Gain, HPF Frequency, Gate Threshold, Compressor Threshold, Pan, EQ Gain/Frequency/Width)
  • 32+1 faders with 6 layers for 192 assignable channel strips
  • Motorized faders for sends on faders, GEQ fader flip, and mix recall
  • 32 backlit LCD channel-strip displays
  • Chromatic channel metering
  • Integrated surface illumination
  • Single/dual footswitch control
  • Input channel linking for stereo sources
  • Patchable insert points
  • Input processing – Preamp, HPF, Gate, PEQ, Compressor, Delay
  • Mix processing – PEQ, Graphic EQ, Compressor, Delay
  • Fully integrated Automatic Mic Mixing (AMM)
  • 31-band, real-time analyzer (RTA)
  • Quick copy/paste/reset for parameters
  • User permissions to restrict operator access
  • 300 scene memories per show
  • Channel safes, global and per-scene recall filters
  • FX, processing, and channel libraries
  • SQ-Drive for stereo and multitrack recording/playback direct to USB drive
  • USB transfer of scenes, libraries, shows
  • 32×32 channel USB streaming to/from Mac/Windows
  • DAW control driver for MIDI control via USB or TCP/IP
  • Wireless remote mixing apps for iPad and Android
  • Compatible with ME personal-monitoring range

Allen & Heath AH-SQ-7 Specs Mic/Line Inputs Mic/Line Inputs: Balanced XLR, fully recallable Input Sensitivity: -60 to +0 dBu Switchable Pad: -20 dB Analog Gain: 0 to +60 dB, 1 dB steps Maximum Input Level: +30 dBu Input Impedance: >5 kOhms THD+N, Unity Gain (0 dB): 0.002% -92 dBu (20 Hz – 20 kHz, AES direct out, @ 0 dBu 1 kHz) THD+N, Mid-Gain (+30 dB): 0.003% -91 dBu (20 Hz – 20 kHz, AES direct out, @ -30 dBu input 1 kHz) Phantom Power +48V (+3V / -2V) Stereo Line Inputs ST1, ST2 Connectors: Balanced, 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS ST3 Connector: Unbalanced, stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input Sensitivity (ST1, ST2 / ST3): Nominal +4 dBu ST1, ST2 / 0 dBu ST3 Trim: +/-24 dB Maximum Input Level (ST1,ST2 / ST3): +22 dBu / +18 dBu Input Impedance: >7 kOhms Analog Outputs Outputs 1-16: Balanced, XLR Outputs A and B: Balanced 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS Source: Patchable Output Impedance: <75 Ohms Nominal Output: +4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu Residual Output Noise: -90 dBu (muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz) AES Digital Audio Outputs AES Digital Output: Balanced XLR, 2 channel 96 kHz sampling rate (default with SRC bypassed) Switchable Output Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz 2.5 Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ohms Network Connections Connection: Neutrik EtherCON (RJ45) dsnake mode (48 kHz devices): 64 channels assignable, compatible with AR2412, AR84, AB168, ME, Qu dx mode (96 kHz Devices): 32 channels assignable, compatible with DX168 gigaACE (96 kHz Devices): 128 channels assignable, compatible with dLive, SQ, and DXHub Inputs: Fully patchable Outputs: Fully patchable Sync/SRC: Assignable as master audio sync for all modes, SRC 64-channel I/O Expansion Module Multi-channel IO option module Inputs: Fully patchable Outputs: Fully patchable Sync/SRC assignable as master audio sync Audio Specifications Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 0 dB gain, 0 dBu input Dynamic Range 112 dB Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-0.5 dB) Headroom +18 dB Operating Level Internal Operating Level: 0 dBu THD+N THD+N, Mic/Line Routed to Main L/R Out: Unity gain faders @ 0 dB, 0.006%, -84 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz) dBFS Alignment +18 dBu = 0 dBFS (+22 dBu at XLR output) Metering Accuracy Meter Calibration: 0 dB meter = -18 dBFS (+4 dBu at XLR out) Metering Main Meter Type: 2 x 12-segment, fast (peak) response Channel Meter Type: Chromatic Channel Metering, fully programmable color/brightnesss Peak Indication: -3 dBFS (+19 dBu at XLR out), multi-point sensing Sampling Rate 96 kHz Bit Depth Uses XCVI core custom bit widths in algorithms, up to 96-bit Latency Return or Inserted (4 dedicated fx bus) Types: SMR Reverb, StereoTap Delay, Gated Reverb, ADT, BlueChorus, Symphonic Chorus, Flanger, Phaser 8 x Dedicated Stereo FX Returns: Fader, Pan, Mute, Routing to Mix/LR, 4-Band PEQ PAFL PFL or stereo in-place AFL, 0 to -24 dB trim, PAFL Delay up to 682 ms Talkback Dedicated input, assignable to any mix, Gain, Pad, 48 V, 12 dB/oct HPF Signal Generator Assignable to any mix, (sine/white/pink/bandpass noise) RTA Real Time Analyzer 31-bands, 1/3 octave 20 Hz to 20 kHz, follows PAFL source Recorder SQ-Drive: USB Type-A Stereo Record: 2-channel, WAV, 96 kHz, 24-bit, source fully patchable Stereo Playback: 1/2-channel, WAV, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz, 16-/24-bit, source fully patchable Multitrack Record: 16-channel, WAV, 96 kHz, 24-bit, track sources fully patchable Multitrack Playback: 16-channel, WAV, 96 kHz, 24-bit fully patchable USB Audio USB Audio Streaming: USB Type-B, Core Audio compliant, ASIO/WDM for Windows Send (Upstream): 32-channel, 96 kHz, 24-bit Return (Downstream): 32-channel, 96 kHz, 24-bit Automatic Mic Mixing AMM: 2 x 24 channels or 1 x 48 channels, freely assignable Mode: Gain sharing Sidechain Filter: 12 dB/octave HPF: 20 Hz to 5 kHz LPF: 120 Hz to 20 kHz Priority: -15 dB to +15 dB per channel Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz Maximum Power Consumption: 110W Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Dimensions (W × H × D) 31.7 x 20.3 x 7.8" / 805 x 516 x 198 mm Weight 39.3 lb / 17.8 kg Packaging Info Package Weight 48.5 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.25 x 27.3 x 14.0"

In the Box

Allen & Heath SQ-7 48-Channel / 36-Bus Digital Mixer with 32+1 Motorized Faders Power Cord Limited 1-Year Warranty (1) Allen & Heath AR2412 (1) Gator Case MixerBag 3621 (1) Gator Case GR-4L (1) CAT-5 NETWORK CABLE – BLACK – 100' (2) 1/4 to 1/4 Cable (32) XLR Cables 15FT.


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