Allen & Heath has launched the 4-bus, dual-function GL2400 live sound mixer, a successor to the GL2200. Available in 16-, 24-, 32- and 40-channel frame sizes - all with individual vertical PCBs and copper bus bar grounding - the GL2400 benefits from the latest audio circuitry with an extended preamp gain range of 74dB with input on XLR or jack, differential balanced +26dBu outputs and a new ultra-quiet mix head amp design for optimum dynamic range.
Based on dual-function capability, the new GL2400 has been developed with a feature set dedicated to modern sound engineering, such as in-ear monitoring and matrix recording. The 16-, 24- and 32-channel versions, starting at $1,999 MSRP, will be shipping by early May; the 40-input version will ship later in the year.
The GL2400 has a third master fader, which can be configured to create a center fill or sub-bass mix from Aux 6, a mono sum of the LR mix, or a monitor wedge output. All channels have pre/post fader aux switching, and in Monitor mode, all auxes are available on faders with mutes, inserts, meters and XLR drive.
One of the key features of the GL2400 is the new 7x4 matrix, which provides extra output flexibility. In FOH mode, independent fill speaker and acoustics compensated recording feeds can be created, while in Monitor mode, the matrix offers more monitor outputs from the groups and LR with added ambience for in-ear applications.
Other models in the new range are the GL2800, GL3800 and GL4800.