Allen & Heath WZ3 14:4:2
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Allen & Heath WZ3 14:4:2

WZ3 14:4:2, Analog Mixer from Allen & Heath in the Wizard series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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dtdfedoras03/17/2008

dtdfedoras's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Allen & Heath WZ3 14:4:2
I bought this to replace 3 14-4-2 mixwizzard excellent Soundcraft K1.
rack for a table I have to say it is super complete:
10 mono inputs with direct outs and insert
2x2 stereo inputs so the final 8 stereo inputs
1 RCA stereo inputs Magneto
6 TRUE TO any post or pre-configured
Égalo a band including two configurable 4
very comprehensive
1 microphone talkback
A power supply light
1 input for backup power supply

UTILIZATION

Very simple for all those who have already had an analog, just the manual to read super fast

SOUNDS

Console very transparent, but a great equalizer preamp for my part below those of the K1 (k1 a 8-4-2 COST 2700 euros anyway!), However it explodes and 16-4-2 mackie, yamaha analog or digital and any other table in this price range

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 months I bought it along with a 16-2DX mixwizzard 3 because I wanted the option with the linker syslink V2 but when I found the rates of interface (+ 300 euros HT / piece! and it takes two ...!
what I like most is that we see that it was designed not by electronics but above all by sound engineer!

Example 1: the ability to invert the output jack in the subgroups with the XLR; SUPER handy when you have forgotten to local adapters!!
the emergency power supply, bravo!
the possibility of sending a breath or buz from 1kHz to 0db on all outputs, also handy to start tracking its wiring or calibrate their amps, stage monitors or etc. etc.
and finally are mixable stereo inputs 4 pairs instead of either A or B
other features: the ability to change switch for internal routing of the signal, for example sending the signal in the PRE can be done before or after the equalization or before or after the insert, in short, a real Swiss Army knife
I was still a bit disappointed with the 16-2 Dx because even if the sound is identical it is much less well thought
mixwizzard this is really great 3 14-4-2
dumdumbass12/02/2006

dumdumbass's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Allen & Heath WZ3 14:4:2
- Is the rack?
yes, there is a simple rack with screws or "extend" the back with the I / O
- How many lanes, bus attendant, departures, returns ...)?
10 tracks mono + 2 stereo tracks with EQ tracks + 2 stereo outputs for RS or EQ board in the first 2 tracks + stereo stereo input for CD, etc ...
- What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
A bit of everything. It is doing (or there goes) forever.
- The parametric equalizer is it?
Yes.
- The effects section is it integrated?
Not so much the better, there are 6 AUX.

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?
yes, inserts and TO are a little confusing at first.
- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes, I plug déplug and several times a day and you get used quickly.
- The manual is clear and sufficient?
English. Some would say yes. In fact we have a little something to be desired if you want to try to be familiar with the machine and use the best routing. This part-ultimate-learning should be done by yourself.

SOUNDS

- The console is transparent?
No, it is blue ...
- Introduced she breath?
Personally I am delighted. Unless we push out the knobs, there's no breath. What progress still last 30 years. To register, I often use the individual outputs OUT (which are in presetées PRE) to return to my interface: review not breath, and I keep listening to a completely independent musician.
- The equalizer is effective?
Yes, yet it is always better in the computer if it is recording.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
For 6 months. I searched long for a table that suits me.
- What is so special that you like most and least?
The overall quality perceived. The ratio Q / P comes to the top.
I appreciate the individual OUT, convenient to store. 14 tracks, 6 TO 4 groups and it is enough for a band of 5-7 musicians on stage and it does not carry much weight for transport. For the person using it to listen / record his own projects while scrolling full of musicos at home is great too and it does not take place when it still needs.
The inverted L configuration gives lightness to the line and allows you to store most cases below, it's convenient!
The inserts and return to Allen & Heath are a bit weird and you have to do.
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I compared with Onyx and others. OUT of the independent Allen & Heath have taken precedence over FireWire (this concept is still improving) and other built-in effects of competitors.
- How would you rate the quality / price?
impeccable. see above.
- With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes yes.