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Allen & Heath CQ20B Small format digital mixing console with built in Wifi

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Product Description

The CQ-20B is an ultra-compact digital audio mixer designed to be operated via its built-in WiFi or through connection to a wired or wireless network.

The processing engine, utilising Allen & Heath’s acclaimed FPGA technology, brings numerous time-saving tools to the CQ to speed up and simplify common tasks for users of all abilities. Gain Assistant automatically sets preamp gain to the optimal level and monitors and adjusts for any unexpected peaks in the signal. Feedback Assistant identifies and filters out problem frequencies across all outputs via simple one-button operation, with more in-depth control available for challenging acoustical environments.  

Key Features:

  • Power to the band:
    Thanks to the free app from A&H the CQ4You, you can let the musicians control their own mix on stage, freeing you up to keep focus on the sound for the audience. Additionally, if you’re a function band working without an engineer, this allows each of you to adjust your own mixes freely!
  • Powered by AI:
    Allow AI to take the strain, Gain assistant automatically sets preamp gain to optional levels, it also keeps an ear out for any unexpected spikes. Get a hand with ringing out monitors as well with the Feedback Assistant.
  • No compromise on audio quality:
    Usually at this price point, users are forced to choose between a mid-range analogue mixer, lacking in modern features, or an entry-level digital mixer, where corners have inevitably been cut. With CQ there are no compromises. It’s a fully featured 96kHz mixer with stunning audio quality and intelligent tools that, regardless of your experience, lets you mix smarter, sound better and work faster.

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  • Connections:
    - Input: 8x Mono XLR
    - Input: 8x Mono XLR/1/4" Jack combi (2 with Hi-Z option)
    - Input: 2x Stereo Input (2x TRS 1/4" Jack)
    - Main Output: 2x XLR (L/R)
    - Output: 6x XLR
    - Alt Output: 2x 1/4" TRS Jack
    - Headphone Output: 1x 1/4" TRS Jack
    - Bluetooth: Stereo input to mix
    - USB-B: Stereo input to mix + record (24x22)
    - USB-A: Stereo Audio Record, playback + data
    - Footswitch: 1/4" TRS Jack
    - RJ45 Network socket (CQ as Client)
    - SD Card: Playback + Record (24x22)
    - WiFi: Built in Duel Band WiGi (CQ as Host)
  • Effects: 4x Multi-FX Engines
  • Audio Processing: 96kHz input/output processing
  • Control apps via:
    - MacOS
    - iPadOS
    - iOS
    - Windows
    - Android
  • Dimensions:
    - Width - 372mm/14.7"
    - Depth - 154mm/6.1"
    - Height - 134mm/5.3"
    - Weight - 2.6kg/5.8lbs
  • Power: IEC mains connection with worldwide PSU

Written by Robin Tindill

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Customer Reviews


4 reviews





Mr Peter Ambrose7th Feb 2024

Once I got the WI-fi working everything is fine. Not used properly yet as getting the wi-fi up and running has taken a few emails etc with Allen&Heath ( really good service)

Value 4Looks 5

Mrs Carol Sadler13th Nov 2023

Good value for the price.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Mr David Allison13th Oct 2023

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Richard Byers18th Sep 2023

Great piece of kit. Upgraded from a Behringer XR18 as this improves on some of the short coming of the XR18 (dual band Wi-Fi, built in SD card recording). Sounds very good and had excellent feedback from the audience saying that the overall sound was a lot clearer (better defined instruments etc) than previously.

Value 4Looks 3Durability 4Sound 4

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