Allen and Heath Qu-16C Digital Mixer, 16-Channel

A&H packed this rackmount mixer with serious digital console tech. Mix like a pro with ALPS motor faders, a color touchscreen, iPad remote control and more.

Now in a feature-packed Chrome Edition, the Allen and Heath Qu-16 reshapes digital mixing with innovative design and exceptional functionality combining to create a superb professional mixing experience. Bristling with all the features you'd expect from a top of the range digital console and incorporating technologies pioneered on our GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-16 has the power and pedigree to deliver class-leading audio performance.

Hot features in Qu V1.8 firmware include Automatic Mic Mixing and a Spectrogram for feedback-hunting. Qu Chrome Edition models also feature upgraded, high contrast metallic finish controls. Whether you're switching from analogue or updating your digital desk, it's time to experience digital with Qu-16.


- 16 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR)
- 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS)
- 4 Stereo FX Returns
- 16 Busses
- 12 Mix Outputs (LR, Mono Mix 1-4, Stereo Mix 1-3)
- 4 FX Engines
- AES Digital Out
- 19" Rack Mountable
- Moving Faders
- Recallable Analog IQ Preamps
- Qu-Drive direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
- 800x480 Touchscreen
- iLive FX Library
- dSNAKE Remote Audio Port
- Automatic Mic Mixer
- Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
- Qu-Pad iPad App
- Qu-You iPhone / Android personal monitoring app
- USB Audio Streaming
- DAW MIDI Control
- 4 Mute Groups
- 4 DCA Groups
- Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay on all Inputs
- Insert, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor and delay on Main LR and Mono read more Mix outputs
- Insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay on Stereo Mix outputs
- Built-in Signal Generator
- RTA with Peak Band indication
- Spectrogram to aid with feedback elimination and taming room acoustics
- High contrast metallic finish controls, matching premium GLD Chrome series
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Dimensions: 7.4 x 19.6 x 17.4 inches
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 32.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 27 x 24 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): QU-16C

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-431-2609

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 15, 2017 by Peter G in berryville, AR

"Best of the best"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I was just like you deciding on a major purchase to improve my entertainment business. I read many reviews of many different mixers. Finally started my hands on journey . Presonus 16.0.2 : A fine little mixer, takes about a day to learn coming from analog. Firewire 400 connection, confusing effects, not what i would consider a Live performance mixer. $899 Presonus 16.4.2AI : Huge upgrade to the 16.0.2. easier to learn than the 16.0.2, firewire 800, effects were nice, but with everything I tried the vocals were thin, I really wanted to like this board, the size is huge!, took it to a live gig, nothing but feedback problems from the get go. $1399 Zed12fx : So after that, I was really hating the idea of a digital mixer. So I tried the zed12fx analog. Probably the best analog mixer I had ever used, if the USB connector hadn’t become unstable, I would probably still have it. $499 Than I read a review of the Allen & Heath QU-16C, as a matter of fact I read many. This mixer took all of 3 hours to get acquainted with and performed flawlessly. Vocals were spot on, effects are easy to manipulate, USB connection, qu-drive makes quick recording simple. Build quality is second to none. Did my first LIVE gig with it over the weekend, gave myself an hour to setup but only took 10 minutes. $1799 Conclusion: I ended up learning that what I wanted in a mixer were, Clear vocals, Great Effects, Compression, Equalizer, Build Quality and Easy Recording. My decision ended up costing more read more than I had wanted to spend, but my peace of mind was worth it.

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