Only a few of weeks ago Allen & Heath announced the Xone:23 DJ mixer. At the MusikMesse however they already introduced a ‘sister’ model with the Xone:23C. Our team wnet to the Allen & Heath booth at the Messe and asked them to ‘enlighten’ us some more about the ‘C’ model of the Xone:23.
Allen & Heath Xone:23C
The 96kHz 24bit 4 stereo channel USB soundcard enables replay and recording from any chosen DJ software, offering users all the benefits of digital DJing using the controls of a “real” mixer. The bundled Mixvibes Cross LE software also enables 2-deck DVS control, and plug ‘n play connection of a Xone:K series controller, premapped ready for use.
The Xone:23C also features the renowned analogue Voltage Control Filter (VCF) system, offering Low-Pass and High-Pass filters, frequency sweep and ‘mild to wild’ resonance control.
The 2 stereo channels feature independent level controls for each of 4 inputs enabling up to four stereo sources to be simultaneously routed to the mix, as well as the dedicated send and return system for external FX. The cross fader can also be upgraded with the latest Innofader for enhanced scratch performance, available as an accessory from Allen & Heath.
The main mix output and mic input are on professional standard balanced XLR’s, and there is a dedicated record output. The Xone:23C is equipped with comprehensive monitoring facilities, including a booth output with its own volume control, a cue mix control, and signal levels clearly displayed on the 9 segment peak hold meters.
Styled on the flagship Xone:DB4, the Xone:23C includes soft touch, backlit controls, light-piped meters and a distinctive new shaped steel faceplate.