Allen & Heath MixWizard WZ3 12:2 Mixer  

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The 3rd generation of the legendary MixWizard series features a new mic preamp design and advanced grounding scheme, which both further enhance sonic quality. Other improvements include individual pha... Read More

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The 3rd generation of the legendary MixWizard series features a new mic preamp design and advanced grounding scheme, which both further enhance sonic quality. Other improvements include individual phantom power switches, channel signal indicators, lamp socket, and backup supply capability. Internal configuration options for channel aux sends and direct output are now on pluggable jumpers for your convenience, and the mixer is presented in a stylish new package. Of course, the range retains its traditionally strong blend of professional features, including an all-metal chassis, individual circuit boards, nutted rotary controls, smooth 100mm faders, LED metering, as well as 6 aux sends, 4-band EQ, digital FX, and expansion capability.

The MixWizard WZ3 12:2 Mixer desk/rackmount all-purpose console features the same functionality as its larger sister models with 2 extra dual stereo inputs for stereo sources such as keyboards or CD players.

Mono Inputs
The WZ3 12:2 features 8 mic/line channels with 4-band EQ, HPF, individual phantom power, 6 auxes, mute switch, signal and peak indicator LEDs, and 100mm smooth action fader. A configurable direct out and insert using all-metal TRS jacks are provided.

Dual Stereo Inputs
2 dual stereo input channels: ST1/3 and ST2/4 inputs have separate gain and on/off controls and can therefore be selected individually or mixed together. ST1/3 inputs can be routed direct to LR for even more versatility.

Stereo Mix with AB out
Main output controlled by 100mm faders with 12-segment 3-color metering with insert. A-B output for additional L&R stereo output selectable pre or post L&R faders. Unique underpanel mode switch to configure A-B as a local monitor output for additional stereo monitoring.

Dedicated Mono Output
Mono fader feeds mono XLR output. Source select L+R sum or aux 6 mix for creating separate mono/C or aux fed sub mix.

6 Auxiliary Sends
6 auxiliaries: 1-2 prefade (option: link to follow pre/post switch), 3-4 switchable pre/post fade (option: permanently prefade) and 5- and 6 post fade (option to follow pre/post switch). Internal option to configure stereo channel L signal to odd auxes and R signal to even auxes. Aux masters are rotary controls with TRS outputs. The aux busses can be monitored in mono or related stereo pairs.

4-Band EQ plus HPF
Mono channels have separate controls for sweep and cut/boost on mid bands. HPF @ 100Hz is switchable.

2 Stereo Returns
TRS line inputs, routed via level controls to L&R mix. ST1 can feed aux 1-4. Note: the internal FX returns to ST1. The ST1 input allows external FX to be mixed in.

Onboard Digital FX
32 FX programs with external midi editing/control. Can be configured in single mode (16 programs fed from aux 5) or dual mode (8 programs fed from aux 5 plus another 8 programs fed from aux 6). FX are returned via ST1 to the mix, aux 1-4. The effects can be muted using a footswitch. WZ FX editor software is available from the Allen & Heath website.

Engineer's Toolbox
Headphone output and local monitor possible, with separate level controls. Red led indicator when PFL on input channels is selected. PFL signal overrides the selected monitor source and L&R metering. A-B output can be configured as local stereo monitor.

  • 8 mic/line inputs with balanced
  • XLR/TRS jack, and direct output
  • 100mm faders throughout
  • 2 dual stereo inputs with
  • separate gain and 'on' switches
  • 4-band EQ - comprehensive
  • equalization with 2 sweepable mids
  • 6 auxiliary sends - 2 pre, 2 switched,
  • 2 post fade (may be reconfigured)
  • 2 stereo returns on TRS jack
  • Pluggable jumpers for user
  • configurability
  • Dedicated mono output fader with
  • innovative mode for control of aux
  • fed subs
  • Independent A-B output to feed
  • any number of applications
  • including a 2-track recorder,
  • monitor foldback, or speaker fills
  • 16 FX programs with
  • external editing software connected
  • via MIDI
  • Desk or rack mountable,
  • with rotating connector pod
  • Sys-Link 2 output option for
  • connection to other Allen & Heath
  • Sys-Link compatible consoles
  • Operating Levels
    Channels 0dBu headroom +21dB
    Mix -2dBu headroom +23dB
    Main outputs +4dBu Headroom +22dB
    Maximum output +26dBu
    Mic preamp sensitivity -60 to +10dBu
    Stereo input sensitivity -16 to +20dBu

    Frequency Response (20Hz-30kHz)
    Mic to main output (+40 dB) +0/-0.5dB
    Line to main output (0dB) +0/-0.5dB

    Distortion at 1kHz +14dBu out
    THD + noise (mic in +40dB gain) <0.004%
    THD + noise (line in 0dB gain) <0.004%

    Common Mode Rejection @1kHz
    Mic input +40dB gain >80dB
    Mic input with Pad 0dB gain >50dB

    Crosstalk @1kHz
    Adjacent channel <-90dB
    Mute shutoff <-100dB
    Fader shutoff <-90dB

    Noise Performance (22Hz-22kHz unweighted)
    Mic EIN with 150 ohm source -128dB
    Residual output noise - main outputs <-95dBu
    Main mix noise <-83dBu (87dB S/N)

    Connection Impedances
    Mic inputs 2kOhms
    Line inputs >10kOhms
    Outputs <75 ohms

    Gain (each band) +/- 15dB
    Mono channel low frequency 60Hz shelf
    Mono channel low mid frequency 35Hz - 1kHz Q=1.8
    Mono channel high mid frequency 500Hz-15kHz Q=1.8
    Mono channel high frequency 12kHz shelf
    Filter (mono input) 100Hz switchable

    Reading referred to main outputs 0VU = +4dBu
    Peak indication threshold 5dB before clipping

    Lamp connectors 1 x 4pin XLR-F
    Power supply Internal / MPS12 option
    Power consumption 35W Max
One year parts and labor warranty.

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