Allen & Heath XB-14-2

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Allen & Heath XB-14-2

Oct 18, 2013 1:00 AM, By Erin Shipps, senior associate editor

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Broadcast mixer
XB-14-2 incorporates several new features, including a dedicated audition bus, enhanced stereo channel configurations, updated mic preamps, more flexible monitoring, and a new matt paint finish. It is equipped with telco inputs for telephone callers, mic fader start sensing for external connection and internal automatic muting of the speaker outputs, stereo channel start/cue outputs for transport control, multiple headphone outputs, and an additional stereo bus (Mix B). The new model includes a stereo audition bus that allows individual channels to be switched away from the main program bus for off-air monitoring. The telco channel EQ has been replaced with variable high/low pass filters for control of the telephone caller feed signal, there is a new external monitor input level control, the pre-amps have been enhanced for lower noise and higher bandwidth, and the stereo inputs have more gain and routing options. Finally, the mixer is finished in matte effect paint to reduce surface reflections.

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