Allen & Heath GL2800-848 Dual-function Live Mixer

48-channel, 8-bus Analog Mixer with 10 Aux, Eight Groups, 12 x 4 Matrix, and Stereo Recorder/Monitor Output
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Allen & Heath GL2800-848 Dual-function Live Mixer
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Meet Your Ideal Live Mixing Solution!

Live mixing just got easier - and more powerful than ever! You need a live mixer that's built for more than just feeding the mains and throwing in a few aux ins and outs. You need Allen & Heath's outstanding GL2800-848! This feature-packed mixer gives you 48 channels, 10 auxes (including a stereo aux for recording feeds), and eight groups. Whether you're using it as a FOH mixer or running up to an astounding 14 mixes for monitor wedges and/or in-ears, you'll definitely wonder how you did without the GL2800-848 for this long.

You need to start with quality if you want great live sound. That's exactly what Allen & Heath built into their GL2800-848. Its versatile preamps provide a stellar 74dB gain range, and you can easily switch between XLR and TRS sources. This mixer's 12 x 4 matrix makes monitoring easy and controllable; your performers will love the pro-grade sound!

If you're recording the show, then you're in luck! The GL2800-848 is equipped with a dedicated stereo aux, so you can easily patch it to your digital recording unit. The aux is also great for stereo monitor feeds. And, no matter what your signal-routing situation calls for, you're covered - thanks to the multitude of output options Allen & Heath built into the GL2800-848. This is an amazing mixer that's built to make your life easier!

Allen & Heath GL2800-848 40-channel/8-bus Analog Mixer Features at a Glance:
  • 48 channels
  • LR and M main mixes
  • Eight Audio groups with pan and routing to LR and M
  • Ten Auxes including a dedicated stereo send
  • Two multifunction stereo channels each with mic and stereo line inputs
  • Two extra dual stereos provide 4 summed or independent stereo returns
  • Fully featured 12 x 4 Matrix
  • Proper dual functionality for FOH/monitor mixing
  • Recording-capable with channel direct outputs
  • M can be used for center/sub mix, LR mono sum, or engineer's wedge
  • Matrix external inputs with level trims and common input capability
  • Stereo channel mic inputs can cross-patch into matrix for ambience feed
  • Responsive 4-band, 2-sweep EQ
  • 100Hz channel highpass filters
  • Individual phantom power and polarity switching
  • Wide-angle channel and master meters
  • Dedicated stereo monitor meters
  • Per channel pre/post fader aux switching for full flexibility
  • Internal jumper plugs for pre/post-EQ aux, direct out, and other options
  • Mutes on all fader masters
  • Assignable talkback to all outputs, includes a talk switch latch mode
  • 1kHz oscillator/pink noise generator with patchable external output
  • 2-track monitoring and replay to LR
  • Three headphone/earpiece sockets and local monitor outputs
  • Electronically balanced XLR outputs with +26dBu drive capability
  • Preamps have 74dB range with +34dBu input capability for mic or line
  • Ultra-low-noise mix head amp design
  • Uses RPS11 high performance external linear power supply
  • Built-in combiner for redundant backup supply
  • Individual circuit card assembly with nutted pots
  • Sys-Link V2 console input/output linking option
  • 4-pin XLR lamp sockets
Allen & Heath's GL2800-848 is your premium live mixing solution!

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Additional Media

GL2800 Block Diagram
GL2800 Cue Sheets
GL2800 User Manual
Live Mixer Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 48
Inputs - Mic Preamps 48 x XLR
Inputs - Line 46 x 1/4" (Mono Channels), 4 x 1/4" (Stereo Channels), 2 x 1/4" (2 TRK), 4 x 1/4" (MATRIX), 8 x 1/4" (ST 1-4)
Outputs - Main 2 x 1/4"
Outputs - Direct 2 x 1/4" (Monitor), 1 x XLR (Mono)
Outputs - Other 2 x 1/4" (2TRK), 4 x 1/4" (Matrix), 10 x XLR
Headphones 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8"
Send/Return I/O 10 x 1/4" (Aux)
Phantom Power 48
EQ Bands 4-band Sweepable Hi- and Mid-low (Mono Channels), 4-band, (Stereo Channels)
Aux Sends 8 x Pre/Post, 2 x Pre/Post (Stereo)
Busses/Groups 8 x Groups
Faders 59 x 100mm
Channel Inserts Yes (Mono Channels), 8 x 1/4" (Group Insert), 2 x 1/4" (Main Insert)
Talkback Yes
Height 6.7"
Width 64"
Depth 25.6"
Weight 103.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number GL2800-848

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Analog Heaven

Here is all the "Big Board" sound you will ever need or want. I know it is marketed as a live board but it is truly great for studio summing and tracking as well with any type of music, from classical and jazz to metal and punk rock. As quiet as my Yamaha digital boards but so much more musical. I never mix on my 01v96/mLAN kit any more ... I just use them for routing and processing from Pro Tools channels. I will never mix digital again. Having owned this for 2 years now I must say the one thing digital mixers can not do well is mix... no balls or real seperation of instruments, and they just destroy the soundstage. This thing just sounds HUGE. Let's not even get into the EQs. I have a very large collection of high end digital EQ plugs as well as hardware and I NEVER use them any more. Sonnox, Waves, Fabfilter, McDSP... just collecting virtual dust. Analog takes a bit more time but the sonic results are well worth it. The board just feels great too. Allen and Heath ****n' ROCK.
Music background: Music teacher / producer 25 years
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