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Allen & Heath ME-500 16-Channel Personal Mixer

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The ME-500 personal mixer's intuitive hands-on controls and crisp visual display make it easy for musicians to quickly build and control their own monitor mixes. With plug 'n' play setup and self-sufficient musicians, ME-500 is also a massive time-saver for the audio engineer. ME-500 continues Allen & Heath's long-standing tradition of exceptional audio quality, delivering 16 channels of clean, uncoloured sound. The headphone amp design delivers plenty of power, complemented by ME-500's built-in limiter to protect performers' ears from unexpected spikes in levels.

ME-500 is ideal for keeping onstage sound levels under control and speeding up sound checks in a wide variety of live environments, from touring bands to orchestral performances and houses of worship. The ME-500 is also a smart, cost-effective choice for foldback mixing in the studio.

FEATURES

  • 16 Channel personal mixer

  • Plug 'n' play compatible with dLive, GLD, Qu and Aviom A-Net 16

  • Compatible with Digico, Yamaha, Avid and other mixers via ME-U hub

  • Connect any number of ME devices to a system

  • Mix and match ME-500 and ME-1 devices

  • Can be powered via PoE or external PSU (included)

  • Stereo headphone outputs on 3.5mm and 1/4" jacks

  • 1/4" TRS mono balanced line out for connection to stage monitor or IEM transmitter

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 70 x 160 x 230mm (2.7" x 6.3" x 9")

  • Weight: 1.1kg (2.4lbs)

More Features:

Simple & Powerful
ME-500 is designed to give musicians powerful, detailed control over their monitor sound, without the distraction of complex menus and clutter. The rotary control beneath the display navigates and controls most functions and, together with the dimmable, backlit keys including dedicated Solo and Mute controls and display, makes it easy to find your way around ME-500, even in the dark. Each ME-500 can store and recall 8 user presets, so mixes can be saved for different songs, musicians or shows. Presets and whole configurations can be saved to USB for archiving or swapping between ME-500s.

Plug 'n' Play Setup
With ME-500 there's no time-consuming configuration of individual units. The first 16 mono / stereo channels and / or mixes assigned from the mixer will be automatically mapped to ME-500's 16 select keys, so it's fast and simple to deploy personal mixers in pressured situations such as festivals.

Build quality
Designed in the UK and built to Allen & Heath's zero compromise standards, the ME-500 is tough enough for the rigours of touring. Add the peace of mind factor of locking EtherCon connectors and you have a mixer that's ready for whatever you throw at it.

8 user presets
Levels, pan, mutes and key assignments can all be stored and recalled at the touch of a button. Presets for different bands and application scenarios can be conveniently copied to USB key or the whole configuration saved. Ideal for archiving or quick transferring to other units.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

System
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz (+0/-1dB)
AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit Delta/Sigma, 48kHz
Residual Output Noise: -95dBu
PoE Requirements: 802.3af (15.4W at source) or 802.at (25.5W at source)
Headphone Out: 300mW + 300mW into 100Ω load
Max: +21dBu
External PSU: IN: 100-240V AC , 50/60Hz / OUT: 12V DC , 1.25A
PoE Requirement: 10W (requires 15W from PoE hub)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 230 x 160 x 70 mm (9" x 6.3" x 2.7")
Weight: 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs)
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