Allen & Heath Xone:92 (Old Design)
Allen & Heath Xone:92 (Old Design)

DJ Console of the Xone series

User Reviews: 4.319

All user reviews for the Allen & Heath Xone:92 (Old Design)

Average Score: 4.3 ( 4.3/5 based on 19 reviews )
  15 reviews 79 %
  1 user review 5 %
  1 user review 5 %
  2 reviews 11 %
Value For Money: Correct
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
VCF & LFO: I think the dual VCF’s and LFO’s are the features that anyone who owns a 92 will play with to start with. Yes, they are an enormous amount of fun and after experimentation you realise just how creative they can be, and this is coming from someone who was sick to death of listening to certain trance DJ’s hammer the hell out of filters. I use the VCF mostly in conjunction with the LFO and the tap button. The tap button is great as it allows you to alter the LFO to match the tempo or simply set it to any speed you want. My default setting for the resonance and LFO depth is 50%.

It is crucial that you experiment with the variety of settings available to familiarise yourselves with the range of effects available. Here is my current favourite: LFO on, x 2 on, tempo tap as fast as you can possibly get it. Hi filter on. The filter is set to the main track in play. Bring in the next track with the bass killed with no filters. Sweep the filter from min to max on the main track over an appropriate 16-count phrase. On the first count of the next phrase, slam the bass in on the first count of the next phrase of the incoming track. This will create a wonderful bubbling effect leading up to slamming the bass line in on the next track. Of course, this is just one example of what you can do. Other tricks include setting one track to high and another track to low and combining the two effects simultaneously. TIP: Before using the low filter set the filter to max. Remember kids, with filters, LESS IS MORE!!!!!

The filters are assignable to any channel via nice little switches and you can also set the VCF to the cross fader. I cannot comment upon that as I only use the cross fader for switching my Kaoss Pad 2 on. My only criticism of the filters is that there is a very faint click when switching the filter on. This is not a major issue as long as you switch the filter on right on the beat, then it is not really noticeable. FADERS: The Penny & Giles cross fader has an adjustment dial to allow you to set the cross fader to suit your mixing style. There are also four LED’s centred to the cross fader so you see exactly which channels are assigned to the cross fader. Those who use cross faders heavily will be delighted to see how easy it must be to replace the cross fader. Undo a few screws on the face plate and replace it in seconds. Volume faders are great. Smooth, easy to use and, of course, BLUE LED’s!!!!! How cool is that!!!! CUEING: Excellent. Best I have ever used.

Nice big well lit buttons. You can post eq, split cue and add the incoming mix to the headphones to your desired level as a nice little insurance policy before bringing the next track into the mix. The only criticism I have is that whilst cueing, the level meter will only provide a read out for the cueing level. Therefore, when you are bringing a new track into the mix whilst still cueing you will only get a readout for the cueing level and NOT the master as well. If you set it to split cue, you will then get a read out on the level meters for both both cueing and master level, but some of us don’t use split cue very often. If you are not cueing at all you will get the master level only. However, I personally think it is a slight oversight to not have a permanent master level meter.

MIDI: Good, but not great. But undeniably a huge advancement for DJ mixers. The LFO tap button also doubles as a MIDI tempo button to set the tempo for external MIDI devices. There is also a tempo adjust knob which, needless to say, will alter the tempo set via the tempo button. This should be quick and effective. Unfortunately it is not. It takes quite some time to get use to this system as it is ultimately flawed for a couple of reasons. The tempo button will only record the last two touches of the tempo tap button. Therefore, leaving a considerable margin for human error, thus inaccuracy. I think it would be far more efficient and accurate to calculate the average over, say, a maximum of 16 beats. This would set the tempo far more accurately, saving a great deal of time. My second criticism is the tempo adjust feature. The knob allows you to speed up or slow down the MIDI tempo. Similar to riding the pitch on a turntable, but with far more scope for error. It is crying out for some nudge buttons so you can adjust the tempo then simply nudge the tempo to line it up. As stated, good but not great. I think Allen & Heath may need to take a look at how Red Sound do things with MIDI, maybe. On a brighter note... Xone:92 + Korg Kaoss Pad KP2 = match made in heaven! I cannot put into words just how much I love this feature. Set your KP2 to the required effect. Move cross fader from left to right. Use the filter switches to control the X and Y parameters of the KP2. Plus control of the overall volume of the effect via the return channel volume control. This gives so much more control and creativity compared to rubbing the screen on the KP2 hoping to find the required effect.

Also seem to find effect variations that I would not be able to find using the KP2 as designed. I know effects should not really be overused, but this set up does actually encourage you to use effects a little more than usual because you have far more control and offers scope for more subtle use of effects to really add a further dimension to the mix. A word of warning. When combining the Xone:92 and the KP2, initially set AUX and RTN levels low (for instance, AUX 25% and RTN 75%) and build them up. Otherwise your sound effects will probably resemble something more similar to a fight between two alley cats! Your mixer won’t like that as it will keep peaking on the meter. Note: VCF, LFO and external effects can be combined. Regardless of my criticisms, the full range of features warrants nothing less than 10/10.

Price paid: £1,049 (approx. $1,800)

UTILIZATION

4/10 when you first set it up. 7/10 after a day or two. 9/10 thereafter. Cant give it 10/10 because there is definite scope for improvement with the useability of the MIDI, as previously discussed.

SOUNDS

I have never owned an Allen & Heath mixer before, so I am unable to compare the 92 to, say, the 62. I upgraded from a Vestax PCV 275 to the 92. I was delighted with the sound quality on the 275 but when I switched to the 92 my first impression of the sound quality was that it was actually difficult to describe. I don’t think the 92 necessarily generates a brighter sound than my 275 but where it stands out is with its fatter, wider, more full bodied sound quality at all frequencies that seems to just fill the room without even pushing it to its potential. I am running it through a NAD C370 integrated amplifier, which is quite a high-grade machine. Of particular interest to me was the dual mid range EQ’s as I play a lot of vocals and I like to bring the vocals to the forefront as much as possible. Initially, I felt a little disappointed as they did not seem to provide the extra dimension I was hoping for. However, this was as a result of my head being between my monitors. A friend of mine, who was listening via the main speakers (high quality Bose) as I gradually increased the mids screamed out at me “what the f### did you just do to the voice!”. So I guess that they work effectively.

OVERALL OPINION

Built like a tank....the heart of a stealth bomber....as beautiful as a Monet! Enough said!!!!

Every family / household should have one!!!!! No, it is not perfect and it can be improved upon. But using the Xone:92 with MIDI and external devices makes the Xone:92 experience something close to...I don’t know... flying the Starship Enterprise!!!...or more realistically and importantly, makes the Xone:92 experience feel like you are working with a genuine musical instrument and that you, as the DJ, are at one with a unique piece of equipment and creating something that no one else will be able to re-create. Whilst not wanting to resort to philosophical meanderings, there is a certain spiritual high associated with what can be created and achieved with the Xone:92. You will respect it, you will love it, you will be inspired by it. You will own the best piece of kit of its type. Give something back to it by learning even more about your chosen art form (music theory, harmonic mixing, production, anything!!!) so your skills will match that of your equipment of choice. That is what I am now striving to do well beyond what I hoped to be able to achieve when I bought my first decks, and well beyond all that I have achieved to date.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Scudge - UK ( 5-, 2004)
electromode 09/05/2011

electromode's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " impressive quality"

5
cf prior notice

UTILIZATION

Each button in its place.

SOUNDS

4 band EQ becomes indispensable once you've tested it.
it has no breath

OVERALL OPINION

I use this mixer for the past two months. before I had the DJM 700, which was a very good table mix. But I wanted to evolve, more and more mixing techno, to a table but no effect of very high quality. so I chose the xone 92. and I'm not on it. On the contrary.

First of all, my first impression was the quality of the faders, impressive compared to my djm700, slide the faders are all alone and very robust. Then it was the sound quality. nothing to do with the pioneer, the four EQ are great their birch. After it stopped raining without.

So to summarize:
the +: quality in general (fader, materials ...), quality sound, EQ, filter, no gadget
the -: no RCA output (it's either jack or XLR)

with the experience I remake the same choice without hesitation. I taste again for me to mix with two Technics and a Xone 92, after stopping by and cdj djm. Returning to the fundamental, no effect, no Gadet.

Electromode
coroners 07/14/2011

coroners's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Daube"

1
Said before:
Table Rack

Lack of a box effect (a true)
just filter

The aqua non-parametric (damage)

no auto-mix for me, I go my way

UTILIZATION

-The manual is clear and sufficient?
No, only in English!

The general configuration-is it simple: yes (1H
-The usual functions are they easily accessible?

Simple EQ for bof, the filter sucks

SOUNDS

It heats very quickly, too!

Low sizzles many, often obliged to descend EQUASIS ... no top
the voices too high spit ...

The preview is in mono and boring to use,
the headphone output is rather weak ... you need a headphone amp, you mix a lot on the fly for calibration if you don t have sufficient back.

The Master and Aux 1 & 2 is super boring,
I do not give a damn about it settle in my mix!
ils'auraient separate channels of the master of your life once you pass your eyes
meters for the top and bottom for the headphone feeble, at the end it's still on the fly.

The filter is really bad, you know why it jumps!
the

Connected to the amp ... you have a great pre-amps to get ouf of sound,
the box effect send, big problem, because the preview not good, always on the fly ...

It is serious mouth with turntables ...

If you put in extension, the extension cord should think well be connected to a ground, otherwise it farts.

OVERALL OPINION

For my part I mix in 12 years!

I've had three weeks,
I had vestax, Pioneer, Denon, Rodec!
I bought the A & H, more out of curiosity,
5 years, big brands War,
I sold the djm 2000, after one month because it goes off by itself,
the Vestax, but very good restaurant indeed rotten, the Equasis are the top 580!
I have two a Denon 1500 and 1600, then two Rodec a small Rane (the former not comparable)

The Xone 92 is disappointing,
very expensive for a table which will remain in the final at home
if you had a djm 500 or a Denon 1500 or Rodec (Old) you soon realize: damn money in the air!

Too much too expensive, you pay the brand!
I prefer to put out the ears than buying this brand again!
neiviv 07/11/2011

neiviv's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Long live the made in china .... go your way!"

1
Is Rack?

Yes, comes with bracket

What is the type of connection (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?

see specifications

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is it simple?

Simple

The manual is clear and sufficient? ..

In English, since 2004, they could have released a French version for the price of the machine (but on the download site audiopole)

The usual functions are they easily accessible?

YES

SOUNDS

The console is transparent?

Yes

The equalizer is effective? ...

Yes, eq 4 is a formidable precision, nothing to say

She introduced the breath?

Not

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?

2 weeks

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Yes, ttm68, djm 900, xone 42/62, djm 700, evo 5 and a lot of other

What is so special that you like the least?

After 4 hours of use, I noticed that the filter had concerns right, then left after one week, they made "pok" audible in the speakers, a big kick if you prefer when I disengage, j 'I thought the left because it is heated from analog, but nothing worked. Since then, two days into the headphone jack was dead, at first thought it was my headphone, so I tested on other mixer and nothing, so test several new headphone on the mixer and c 'is the headphone jack is dead.
Today I begin my prepared to set a performance Saturday night, and suddenly large peak, the console off, more filters more sound and more lights, console could Cram, thus making audiopole head with a return to me within 48 hours.

I'm waiting for a friend comes to see if the speakers are dead and 10 AUDIO well.

What is so special that you like best?

The filters when it works, and 4 eq

How would you rate the quality / price?

A real crap, and I not mince my words, I had that analog consoles for over 13 years, and it is the worst, a big shit made in china, a 1500 ball slamming through your fingers.
This is my first made in china.

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

I'm waiting to see what will make the new will happen if I take such Rodec stews and finished the A & h exploding between the fingers fucking for 1500 euros ... not able to design a product that makes sense He does not care which, at first my A & H Xone XD 53, not even a fart after years of use and 200 euros a headphone it hurts, fed up with these brands that are coming out of the fart model of shit ...

And 5 / 10, it is not the ...
ayric45 01/24/2011

ayric45's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " I rediscovered my zic with!"

5
TYPICAL very good qualities

UTILIZATION

received since October 2010, I served for leisure at home and for some outputs, amplified by two speakers 12A and associated FBT cdj 1000MK3 has it come to replace a Djm 800 that I had since 2007!


SOUNDS

And much nothing to do with the 800, very nice finish, I made black, clear and precise, very good knobs, precise and qualities, 4 eq are very good if used properly, the Sound is really a great quality, no big breath, clear, punchy, nothing to do with DJM800, less effect on c dj but the filter is very nice used to prepare the mix I found the very practical split cue that lets you listen to his headphone in one hand mix 1 and mix another 2 with good sound quality, I love this table dj

OVERALL OPINION

How long are you using it?
received since October 2010, I served for leisure at home and for some outputs, amplified by two speakers 12A and associated FBT cdj 1000MK3 has it come to replace a Djm 800 that I had since 2007!

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
super quality, beautiful and accurate, the price seemed justified by contribution to my old table!
my only regret is not having to buy more soon ...
I recommend strongly that Allen & Heath Xone 92

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
yes no problem, but I await with impatience the new DB4
Greg L-Zass 11/14/2010

Greg L-Zass's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " The reference table"

5
For specifications see page builder.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple?

Yes

The manual is clear and sufficient?

Yes

The usual functions are they easily accessible?

Lol yes

SOUNDS

The console is transparent?

Yes no problem

The equalizer is it effective?

Yes the characteristic bands of 4 requires a little time to adapt. But once taken in hand, it is happiness.

She introduced the breath?

Not

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?

5 months

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

Yes, without displaying any ref: Technics, Pio, Numark, Berhinger, Rodec, Ecler .... Evening of drinking and I forgot: p

What thing do you like most/least about it?

Equa The 4 band, the sound quality, taking hands, filters .... What makes reputations of AH and is based in fact.

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

I got it new in thotho before it took € 300 in the teeth so yes.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

Yes, I am waiting still to see the new BB DB4
djx-plosion 10/09/2010

djx-plosion's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Xone 92"

5
6 inputs, 2 auxiliary inland, Mix 2 outputs (XLR & Jack), 1 Record Output, 1 x Cab (Jack), 1 MIDI output, Penny & Giles crossfader, equalizer 4 band, 2 VCF filters (LPF, BPF, HPF ), 2 LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), 2 headphone outputs (Jack 6.5 and 3.25).

Is rack? Yes

How many lanes, bus, auxiliary sends, returns ...)? 4 channels + 2 mic channels can be used to return.

What type of connectors (RCA Jack, XLR ...)? RCA inputs and jack / XLR outputs.

The parametric equalizer is it? Yes

An effects section is integrated? Yes, two filters + LFO

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple? Yes, very simple

The usual functions are they easily accessible? Yes

The manual is clear and sufficient? No need to book. Otherwise one supplied with the table is in English.

SOUNDS

NO unwanted noise on the console.
It is pretty far ahead of the Pioneer. The filters are very good (compared with the effects of a box pioneer ....), 4 bands equalizer (bass, mid-bass, mid-hi, hi) is perfect. A little time to do it, but then can not do without.
Sound level is the best table I've tried.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it? a little over 2 years.

What thing do you like most/least about it? 4-band EQ, sound quality and workmanship, very good filters ... And the least I still have not found ...

Did you try many other models before getting this one? Pioneer DJM-600 and DJM-800.

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Very good. A little pricey for sure, but the quality at a price.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? Yes, no worries.
bassprodukt 04/28/2009

bassprodukt's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
6x inputs, 2x to-sends, 2x stereo mix outputs, booth output, record output, 4 band EQ, VCA fader, Penny & Giles crossfader active, VCF filter with resonance (low to high-pass-pass, band-pass, notch filter, all-pass), talkover, 2x headphone outputs.

UTILIZATION

Super easy to use.
Beware the filters they sound terrible, it's a great console for anyone. lol

The best is to go to try to realize.

SOUNDS

Breath hum or extraneous noise does not exist on this console.
no gadgets Pioneer (BMP counter effect ...) but filter (cutoff rsonance) of good quality, corrections indict (low, low mdium; high mdium; high) then 4 corrections per.
I regret that we can not CONTRL the LFO with a rotary but that's all that I blame him (he had to find a trick).
The quality of output pramps are really good trs.
on my setup are all corrections default (apmli; console) the sound is excellent without being forced to fix it. (I use NAD C370 amp, speaker Klipsch RB81; sub Yamaha YST 800) + xone92 of the cousre.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for the past three months, it's beautiful when it is turned, when a sound mix, the quality of manufacture is clearly the appointment.
For the price approx 1250 euros in new foo (frait port and 3-year warranty included) nothing wrong.
I used the pass an XONE62 that impressed me and this is what motivates my choice to purchase this console.
She gre MIDI which can be useful with a KAOSS pad eg.
It also manages two dpart / return assignable or post pr fad, the possibilities are really tense trs.
I almost forgot the crossfade Settings, making it a console really suitable for all styles mix (tech, house, hip hop ...)
fcha 301 04/09/2009

fcha 301's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Great product, if I had to buy one, no hsitation, top quality sound filters huuummm that happiness, it is foun with all power supply cables to travel a lot with vs if and assorted brackets (scalable depending on your rack), for three years I toured with and I can tell you nothing but the look is a bijoux.a makes you want to mix in + no saturation or hum or ffffff (breath for those that this dsagrment). trs same high level as a low-level not say is reliable. Equalo semi-paramtrique output connectors "A" and xlr "b" 6.5 jack functions as routing on large and gold plated RCA inputs. phasing and a super fine filter combinations cot Lfo Vcf the pots .....( not need fennwick) was going alone, I'm short conquis.A when the next version?

UTILIZATION

Everything is simple but the manual ... it can have on the site and the download

SOUNDS

It is "the best table for me that I had in 25 years

OVERALL OPINION

User for 3 years, the small snag the price ... but when we tried, we forget and of course my choice would be to buy one myself if I had to do ...
LePremierMinistre 03/23/2008

LePremierMinistre's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Technical specifications explain at length below, I will not return. Just to correct can be a fan of Pioneer that bones tell a little further than the AH Xone: 92 treated the digital again: ben and not at all, but then not really at all.

UTILIZATION

Everything is perfect. In beginners, the pots may be a bit small and closely spaced, but you get in 2 days. The faders are excellent, very double medium INTERESTED.
Not really need to read the manual.
Everything is easily accessible.

Note qu'EFX 500 and AH 92 Xone mnage do not mix (the EFX is unclear grate the system send / return of the console).

The MIDI circuit, even if trs simple, works well.

SOUNDS

The best thing about this mix: the sound. gnreux prcis and at the same time. All frquences promised on paper is the one does not quite shuffled Fawn messy as the competitors MODELS (follow my eyes).

A terrible EHJV output my opinion, comparable Rodec is really apprciable.

OVERALL OPINION

4 months of use only.
It's still a bit expensive, but no regrets. It is a rgal in sound, handling the device.

The filters are really usable live, and give a touch of consecration crativit (my opinion).

Couple, 2 SL 1200, is happiness.
AH thank you.

Edit a year APRS: I stand by everything I said, a rgal. For those who still hsiteraient with a DJM 800, take AH without rflchir ...
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