Powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine, SQ-6 is built for professionals in the most demanding live sound applications. Delivering class-leading high-resolution audio with an ultra-low <0.7ms latency, the SQ-6 gives you unrivaled power and audio fidelity.
- 96kHz FPGA Processing
- 48 Input Channels
- 24 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
The SQ6 comes equipped with all the processing you need to craft the perfect mix. Every one of the 48 inputs 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. The XCVI core even allows for every compressor in SQ to have its own parallel path, without phase or coherency worries.
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. SQ is the centrepiece of a growing ecosystem of apps, expanders, audio networking, personal mixers and more, allowing you to connect, adapt and expand to your heart’s content. It’s compatible with leading audio networking standards too – add an audio networking card such as Dante, MADI, or Waves to SQ’s I/O port and you’re ready to integrate with installed systems, provide a digital FoH / Monitor split and more.
SQ-6 has all the onboard I/O you need for standalone operation. Thanks to its SLink intelligent port, SQ can also be expanded up to a total of 48 mic inputs via a family of 96kHz and 48kHz rack and stage box expanders making it a flexible, mix ‘n’ match solution for owners of other Allen & Heath digital systems. You can also link your SQ directly to another SQ, an Avantis or even a dLive system.
DESIGNED FOR THE PRO
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.
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. SQ-Drive is also a smart way to manage walk-in music.
AMM: 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.
Give Performers Control
SQ is fully compatible with the ME Personal Mixing System, allowing the 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 Ultimate IEM Mixer
SQ is the perfect companion for in-ear monitoring setups featuring no less than 12 stereo mixes, super-low latency, and both parametric and graphic EQ on every mix. SQ’s airline-friendly compactness and rugged build quality mean there’s no reason to gamble on house monitor consoles again.