Mixer / Allan & Heath / MixWizard WZ3
Allan Heath MixWizard WZ3
- 1 Summary
- 2 Outputs
- 2.1 XLR Balanced +4
- 2.2 Notes From the MixWizard Manual
- 2.3 ¼ Inch with suitable output
- 2.4 ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced)
Simplest thing that could possibly work.
Use the ¼ inch phone jack (Tip-Sleeve) outputs to
- The PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I Channels 1 or 2 if you want to use the Presets and the R1 Remote Tone and Level Controls
- The PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I Channels 3 or 4 if you prefer to leave Channels 1 or 2 open for other inputs. You will have to control Tone and relative Level (between the Channels) at your input source, as you do not have this control over Channels 3 and 4 in the PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I or the R1 Remote.
Wizard 16:2 Output Section
Wizard 12:2 Output Section
XLR Balanced +4
The nominal output of the XLR Balanced Outputs is too high for the XLR inputs on the PS1 Power Stand Channels 1 and 2. If you want to use balanced cables from the Mixer to Channels 1/2 on the L1 Classic or L1 Model I you may need to use a Pad to lower the signal level from the mixer.
Notes From the MixWizard Manual
Matching the Console to Destination Equipment
This is an excerpt from page 23 of the Allan-Heath Manual for the Wizard 3 Series Mixers The console produces a standard XLR output level of +4dBu for a meter reading of ‘0’. It can produce a maximum of +26dBu which is more than is usually required and therefore gives you plenty of headroom. If you are connecting to a sensitive power amplifier it is advisable to turn down its input trim control if the normal console level is too high. Simply turning down the console output faders degrades the output stage noise performance and reduces the resolution of the fader movement. The output faders are best operated around ‘-10’ to ‘0’ for loudest average volume required. This allows additional headroom if you need it.
The PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I XLR inputs are designed for microphone level inputs so the +4 dBu output from this mixer is too high for optimal operation - even with the trims levels set to 0. For best results use a Pad to more closely match the output of the Allen Heath mixer with the inputs of the PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I
¼ Inch with suitable output
for PS1 Powerstand Channel 1 or 2 inputs
You can use TS (Tip Sleeve) unbalanced cables, or TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve) balanced cables, but since the ¼ inch phone connections at the Bose Classic and Model I Power Stand are unbalanced there is no particular benefit using balanced cables.
¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced)
This should work fine.
¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced)
This should work fine.
¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced)
This should also work, but likely no better than a simple ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve to Tip-Sleeve cable. This is because the ¼ Inch input on the Bose System is Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced) anyway.
This is an excerpt from page 14 of the Allan-Heath Manual for the Wizard 3 Series Mixers
AB OUT A pair of impedance balanced TRS jacks can be configured to provide an additional LR mix or engineers monitor send. These operate at -2dBu line level. A front panel recessed ‘mode’ switch determines the source to the AB output. This may be set to follow the console monitor system and therefore feed an independent local stereo monitor or even engineers wedge speaker. When set to follow the LR mix, the factory default source is taken post LR fader.