Allen & Heath extends ME personal mixing system with ME-500 mixer
Allen & Heath has added the 16 channel ME-500 personal mixer to its ME personal mixing system. ME-500 is designed as an accessible personal monitoring solution for houses of worship, rental companies and orchestras.
The new mixer inherits the same format as its sibling, the 40 channel ME-1, but with simplified setup and controls. The ME system is plug ‘n’ play compatible with Allen & Heath’s digital mixer range and can be used with third party digital consoles via the ME-U hub.
ME-500 features a dimmable display, 16 backlit select keys, mute and solo buttons, master level with limiter and EQ, plus a single rotary encoder for all main navigation and control. Each ME-500 can store and recall 8 user presets for different mixes, users and shows, all of which can be saved to USB. Outputs include minijack and ¼-in headphones and a TRS mono out for wedge monitors.
There is no limit to the number of ME-500 and ME-1 personal mixers that can be added to a system. Secure EtherCon connectors allow ME-500s to be daisy-chained, or deployed in a star topology using the ME-U or an off-the-shelf PoE switch.