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Allen&Heath WZ 16:2 - but which one???
Old 19th October 2013
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Allen&Heath WZ 16:2 - but which one???

Hi Guys,
i'm thinking about buying one for my small home studio. Now i was wondering which generation of them (1, mk2, 3 or 4) sounds the best.. which one do you think has the best sounding preamps, eq's, lowest noise, best reliability and so on. how are the effects sounding?
does anyone know when they started to produce them. what are your experiences about these mixers? haven't found much information about that, yet.

ps: please excuse my little simple english, i'm no native speaker...
Old 19th October 2013
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Unless you absolutely need 16 channels, a MixWiz 14:4:2 will be a much better configuration for studio use as it gives you access to sub-groups with inserts as well as up to 6 stereo inputs. As to the various generations, there will be very, very little difference...if any at all. The variations are all in the control and routing options, not the components.
Old 19th October 2013
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Agreed with Wyllys, they all sound the same, you just have to figure out what options work best in your situation.
Old 20th October 2013
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thank you very much, both of you, for the quick response. i never thought about the 14:4:2, i ever thought it was designed even more for stage-mixing.. i will chekc this out..

well, a while ago i was by chance talking to a quite famous electronic music producer. he has been using the original mackie cr1604 in the beginning, later the original mixwizard (not shure if 16:2 or 14:4:2 or sth else) and since a couple of years he has got an amek tac console. he told me i should try to get the first generations of these mixers (mackie or a&h). i guess he said they would sound "better"...
Old 20th October 2013
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does anyone know, when allen and heath started to build these series?
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