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Allen & Heath Readies XB-10

Allen & Heath is readying the XB-10, an ultra-compact broadcast mixer.

New York, NY (September 10, 2012)—Allen & Heath is readying the XB-10, an ultra-compact broadcast mixer.

Based on the larger XB-14, the XB-10 has three mic/line and three stereo inputs and is equipped with a similar range of features specifically designed for broadcasters, including a telephone communication channel, mic channel on switch sensing, stereo channel start/cue outputs for CD deck transport control, and automatic muting of speaker outputs.

With the XB-10, a separate monitor mix can be created for operator and guest or presenter, and the operator can communicate off-air to the studio or telephone callers using the ‘Talk’ feature. XB-10 also features a built-in full duplex USB soundcard, which has routing options for recording and broadcast applications. The ‘plug ‘n play’ USB connection can be used for VOIP telephone calls, recording program material or playing jingles.

Each mic channel has its own CompACT (Adaptive Compression Technology) compressor, and a variable limiter is provided on the main output. The preamp is similar in design to the Mix Wizard range, and the XB-10 features a 3-band, swept mid frequency MusiQ EQ.

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