Allen & Heath PLAYDifferently Model 1 DJ Mixer

by Allen & Heath

The Allen & Heath Model 1 delivers next-level performance for DJs, electronic musicians, and even club owners with installed in-house systems. Featuring a smart set of inputs and outputs, a dual cue system for back-to-back DJ sets, and rugged dual-rail 60mm faders, the Model 1 is a DJ mixer that any artist will appreciate. And with analog overdrive available on every input, contouring filters and sculpting EQ on each channel, and a fully-balanced mix bus, you have everything you need to perform with studio-quality sound. Created with years of testing and feedback by professional performing DJs and electronic musicians, the Allen & Heath Model 1 is a highly-capable performance instrument.

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Outstanding signal path from ins to outs

All six stereo input channels on the Allen & Heath Model 1 mixer can be fed either from the phono line inputs (three with high-quality phono preamps and turntable binding posts), or the balanced DB-25 input. Internally, the Zero Crossing detection circuitry minimizes unwanted sonic artifacts that could potentially occur when toggling the master EQ or master filter on and off. On the way out, your choice of balanced XLR or DB-25 outputs deliver high-fidelity sound with ultra-low noise.

Analog overdrive available on every input

Every input channel on the Model 1 mixer offers analog overdrive ̢‰â‰۝ even the stereo effects returns. Use it to adjust the level at which the channel preamp clips the input signal, creating as much or as little harmonic distortion as you want. But be mindful of your overall mix ̢‰â‰۝ DJs at Sweetwater have found that the analog drive sounds so good, it's easy to overdo it.

Per-channel Sculpting EQ and Contouring Filters

It's obvious that Allen & Heath listened to artists when you look at the Model 1's Sculpting EQ and Contour filters found on each channel. The highpass and lowpass Contour filters are designed to sound transparent, with very little resonance at the cutoff frequency ̢‰â‰۝ perfect for fine-tuning the high and low ends of any spectrum. And the Sculpting EQ has an asymmetric response with 8dB of boost and -20dB of cut, a smart range for either adding a highlight to a track or cutting unwanted sonic clutter.

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