Allen & Heath SQ-6 48 Channel Digital Audio Mixer
Allen & Heath

48-input digital mixer with 96kHz FPGA processing

Next-generation Digital Mixing

Based on Allen & Heath's acclaimed XCVI 96kHz FPGA audio engine, the SQ-6 digital mixer delivers extensive live sound mixing capabilities. Even with its powerful processing, the SQ-6 delivers best-in-class audio quality with less than 0.7ms of latency. You'll have a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating monitor mixes, with up to 12 stereo mixes (groups or auxes) in addition to the main LR out. Eight stereo FX engines provide studio-quality effects with dedicated returns. Complete with a 32 x 32 USB audio interface and dedicated controls for mixing convenience, the Allen & Heath SQ-6 is a smart mixing solution for live music!

48 channel / 36 bus digital mixer

SQ-6 is a next generation digital mixer, powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine. Created to excel in demanding scenarios such as AV, corporate events, live productions and houses of worship, SQ-6 offers class-leading high-resolution audio fidelity and an ultra-low latency of

Powerful Processing

SQ 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.

RackExtra FX

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.

Expandable up to 48 mics

SQ 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 (e.g. AB168, AR2412, AR84 and DX168), 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 or even a dLive system.

The Mixing Experience

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 mirrors your own workflow. Each strip features our patented Chromatic channel metering system, giving you at-a-glance level indication thanks to LEDs with variable brightness and colour.