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Re: Allen & Heath MixWizard

I use the MixWizard, too.  Bot mine for $600.00 + tax, new.  I think the
store was dumping some equipment for tax reasons.

Had been using Mackie.  Wow, what a difference.  The MixWizard is much more
transparent.  The Mackie 1604's really color the sound.  Some players may
like the mackie sound.  But, if you want something more transparent, try
the MixWizard.  Plus, 6 aux sends isn't such a bad thing and the eq really


At 12:02 PM 3/27/02 -0800, you wrote:
>I own this mixer and I love it- you can get it for less than $1300 if your
>in with a shop-
>Only issue I had was a subgroup indicator light which after 20 mins or so
>would slowly start to glow- I returned and got another with same issue- no
>response at ALL from AH support- I never heard it affect sound and just 
>with it- but was discouraging to get such poor support= no support at all.
>It is built like a tank tho- and I have been very happy with the aux which
>1-4 are pre/post and 5-6 are pre/post-
>I have been using it in a studio capacity- so I don't even take advantage 
>some features which would shine in a live setup as you mention.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard Zvonar" <zvonar@zvonar.com>
>To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:53 AM
>Subject: Allen & Heath MixWizard
>> At the ELectron SAlon performance Sunday night the FOH mixer was an
>> Allen and Heath MixWizard model WZ14:4:2+
>> <http://www.allen-heath.co.uk/WZ1442.asp>
>> This could easily be the mixer I've been wishing for. This is a high
>> quality mixer with a great deal of flexibility. It has 10 mono
>> inputs, with mic pres, plus two stereo inputs, for a subtotal of 14
>> balanced inputs with 100 mm faders. These inputs also have 6
>> auxiliary sends, switchable in groups (4 and 2) between pre and post.
>> In contrast to Mackie and the like, these 6 sends are simultaneously
>> available on each channel (no choosing between Aux 1, 2, 3, 4 or 1,
>> 2, 5, 6).  There are also four stereo returns, a tape return, and a
>> talkback mic input, which brings the total number of inputs up to 25.
>> There are four groups, Left/Right mains, and mono outputs, all of
>> which are balanced with both TRS and XLR connectors.  There are also
>> inserts and direct outs on the first 10 input channels.
>> With this board one could run a show with 3 stereo effects (fed in
>> stereo) or 4 effects (fed in mono) plus two monitor mixes, and
>> provide surround sound of up to 6 channels.
>> $1500 list. I've seen it for $1300.
>> --
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