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Old 02-07-2009, 10:37 AM
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Allen & Heath Xone:22 mixer

Have any of you checked out the new A&H Xone:22 mixer?

It's basically a Xone:62 or 92 that had 4 of it's, often times, unused channels removed. Its the size & weight of a battle mixer, but has the necessary features of a full installation mixer. It claims to have the classic A&H sound at bedroom DJ prices.

In most cases DJs only use 2 channels on a mixer. Either 2 turntables or 2 cd players. The other 2 or 4 channels remain unused. Its even got a lite version of classic A&H filter & an effects loop.

I've been searching for a compact quality mixer to take along to gigs for a while already. The E&S DJR 400 is beyond a lot of DJs budget's. I'll be visiting my A&H distributor very soon.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:40 AM
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It would even be better if they came out with a rotary fader option.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:13 PM
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its very nice i think its perfect actually

its got everything you need
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:52 PM
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strange idea to put the headphone plug in the back.
also, it this a mini-jack?
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:55 PM
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Damn that thing is ugly. Reminds me of a P.O.S. Numark or something lol (I mean by the looks.. nothing else)
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:22 PM
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strange idea to put the headphone plug in the back.
also, it this a mini-jack?


apparently that's the bonus headphone plug - the real one is in the front, along with mic controls and input.



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Old 02-07-2009, 09:33 PM
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strange idea to put the headphone plug in the back.
also, it this a mini-jack?


That one is the second headphone out, mini-jack as in their other mixers (don't know why they opt for being mini). The first headphone out can be found in the front - standard 6,3mm jack.



edit: sorry, I didn't notice the post before mine had already answered.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:56 AM
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What about the price of this mixer?
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:16 AM
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$399 at most online retailers
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:36 AM
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Rather hideous piece of gear.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:48 AM
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:06 PM
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For that price, what to ask more?
But they could have design a nicer faceplate, would have make it more sexy
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:09 PM
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I think it looks good, 1000 X better than the shitty, boxy white faceplates they have on the bigger mixers. And it seems to have a lot of features for a 2 channel mixer too.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:02 AM
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Why not just buy a used 62 for 500-600 bucks? Hard to go wrong with that. I couldn't justify spending that much for a 2 channel since I don't scratch, and the 62 also has a second rotary mixer at the top if you use the aux out. I'm getting pretty acustomed to my mk2's sound and it's a very natural design. Also nice not having the face plate text wearing off like the original. Bass isn't the absolute finest, but the midrange is so nice and the rest isn't shabby enough sonically to be offensive.

I got new carts for my TCC preamps and am loving 'em. Think I might be done in my quest. Can't really justify the Shure m97xE or AT 440ml for Djing purposes with the cost of replacement tips and how delicate they are. And I never could DJ with the Grados. Also glad I didn't change up my Numark tables, because I had to remove 9 grams from the tonearms to get the right match, and there's no way the Technics or Vestax arms are light enough and I ain't got the cash for light Sumiko or Rega arms to put on yet.

So I guess I've been doing upgrades as mixer first, carts next, then the tables. Thank goodness for the Numark S-weight. Very educational experience going from a heavy to midweight to light arm by removing things off it and seeing what happens with different compliance carts and different downforces. But I digress...

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:30 PM
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Why not just buy a used 62 for 500-600 bucks? Hard to go wrong with that. I couldn't justify spending that much for a 2 channel since I don't scratch, and the 62 also has a second rotary mixer at the top if you use the aux out.

Probably because he wants this in a mixer...

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I've been searching for a compact quality mixer to take along to gigs for a while already. The E&S DJR 400 is beyond a lot of DJs budget's. I'll be visiting my A&H distributor very soon.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:39 AM
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What's the dimensions? Isn't it like the same size of an AEM? That's like just a little narrower than a 62, which is freakishly compact for a 6 channel mixer. I guess if you're a scratcher, though, it's not appropriate. I find it odd A&H went the AEM route of putting the upfaders so far apart. Most turntablists seem to hate that.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:43 PM
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It's just a pitty there isn't any button to switch the crossfader off, so as to prevent accidental bumps to those who don't use it...
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