Allen & Heath has announced the new AHM-32 and AHM-16 audio matrix processors, leveraging the technology of the AHM-64 and supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of scalable I/O, control and Dante connectivity.
“We are thrilled to see AHM-64 at the heart of so many installations, from global media networks to theme parks,” says Nic Beretta, head of product at Allen & Heath. “Many integrators we spoke to were eager to see the same approach and technology deployed in a smaller package to suit a wider customer base, and we have delivered on those requests with the AHM-32 and AHM-16.”
The AHM-32 is built on a 32 x 32 processing matrix with 12 local analog inputs and outputs, with the optional Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) module available for teleconferencing and videoconferencing applications. The AHM-16 offers a 16 x 16 processing matrix with 8 local analog inputs and outputs, and is well-suited for single room applications and smaller multi-room environments.
Both units have a 96 kHz I/O port for audio expansion and networking, enabling the use of a 64 x 64 Dante card for integration into Dante networks and connection to Allen & Heath’s range of Dante equipped expanders. Alternatively, a SLink card can be fitted for “plug-and-play” connection to Allen & Heath’s Everything I/O ecosystem of remote expanders.
A range of remote-control options are supported, including an array of PoE remote controllers and the BYOD-friendly Custom Control app, enabling tailored user interfaces for multiple user and device types. Both models provide suite of processing tools derived from the AHM-64, including Automatic Microphone Mixing (AMM), Ambient Noise Compensation (ANC), Priority Ducking, an 8-band parametric EQ on every input and zone, plus speaker processing options.
“AHM-64 has been a runaway hit, with its world-class sound quality and unique I/O and control options,” adds Jeff Hawley, director of marketing, Allen & Heath USA. “We’re excited to see the newest members of the AHM family continue the trend as we bring next-generation technology to bear in rethinking just how powerful and flexible an audio matrix can be.”
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