Allen & Heath ME-500 - 16 Channel Personal Monitoring Mixer
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- 16 Mono/Stereo Inputs
- Level and Pan Control
- 8 User Presets
- 3.5mm and 1/4" Output
- Solo and Mute Keys
- Master 2 Band EQ/Limiter
16-Channel Personal Monitor Mixer with 16 Assignable Keys
ME-500 is a powerful walk-up-and-mix solution that’s quick to set up and easy for just about anyone to learn in moments. The ME-500 personal mixer’s intuitive hands-on controls and crisp visual display make it easy for musicians to quickly build and control their own monitor mixes. With plug ‘n’ play setup and self-sufficient musicians, ME-500 is also a massive time-saver for the audio engineer.
With ME-500 there’s no time-consuming configuration of individual units. The first 16 mono / stereo channels and / or mixes assigned from the mixer will be automatically mapped to ME-500’s 16 select keys, so it’s fast and simple to deploy personal mixers in pressured situations such as festivals.
8 User Presets
Levels, pan and mutes can all be stored and recalled at the touch of a button. Presets can be saved to USB and easily transferred to different ME-500s.
Which ME is right for ME?
Although superficially similar, ME-1 and ME-500 are quite different solutions for different types of users and scenarios. For resident artists (such as a broadcast house band or church praise band), shows with high channel counts and plenty of rehearsal time, ME-1 allows the engineer to configure each unit to perfectly reflect each artist’s tastes and needs. For budget-conscious or low channel count applications, or for more impromptu scenarios where the engineer and artists have very limited soundcheck time (festivals being the typical example), ME-500 is a great solution for getting the show up and running with minimum fuss.
ME 3rd Party Options
The ME-U hub can be fitted with a Dante or MADI option card enabling the connection of 3rd party digital mixing systems.
ME-1 and ME-500 mixers connected directly to the ME-U are powered via PoE. Additional ME-1 and ME-500 mixers can be daisy-chained and powered via external PSU. Multiple ME-U hubs can be daisy-chained together if more than 10 ports are required.
ME-1 and ME-500 can be used as drop-in replacements for older AVIOM® A-16ii units.
DiGiCo and ME
The DMI-ME option card enables selected DiGiCo consoles to send up to 40 channels to a ME system.
- 16 Mono / stereo inputs with level and pan control
- Master 2 band EQ and Limiter
- Automatic key assignment
- 8 User presets
- 3.5mm and 1/4” headphone outputs
- Solo and Mute keys
- Mains or PoE powered
- Daisy chain or use standard PoE Ethernet hubs
- Mic stand bracket + headphone hanger sold separately