Allen & Heath ME-500 16 Channel Personal Mixer

MPN
AH-ME-500
Current price: Current price: $599.99

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SKU
AH-ME500
16 Channel Personal Mixer

ME-500 is ideal for keeping onstage sound levels under control and speeding up sound checks in a wide variety of live environments, from touring bands to orchestral performances and houses of worship. The ME-500 is also a smart, cost-effective choice for foldback mixing in the studio.

  • 16 Channel personal mixer
  • Plug ‘n’ play compatible with dLive, SQ, GLD, Qu and Aviom® A-Net 16
  • Compatible with Digico, Yamaha, Avid and other mixers via ME-U hub
  • Connect any number of ME devices to a system
  • Mix and match ME-500 and ME-1 devices
  • Can be powered via PoE or external PSU (included)
  • Stereo headphone outputs on 3.5mm and ¼” jacks
  • 1/4" TRS mono balanced line out for connection to stage monitor or IEM transmitter

Simple & Powerful
ME-500 is designed to give musicians powerful, detailed control over their monitor sound, without the distraction of complex menus and clutter. The rotary control beneath the display navigates and controls most functions and, together with the dimmable, backlit keys – including dedicated Solo and Mute controls – and display, makes it easy to find your way around ME-500, even in the dark. Each ME-500 can store and recall 8 user presets, so mixes can be saved for different songs, musicians or shows. Presets and whole configurations can be saved to USB for archiving or swapping between ME-500s.

Plug ‘n’ Play Setup
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.

Build quality
Designed in the UK and built to Allen & Heath’s zero compromise standards, the ME-500 is tough enough for the rigours of touring. Add the peace of mind factor of locking EtherCon connectors and you have a mixer that’s ready for whatever you throw at it.

Sound Pedigree
We know that the quality of their monitors has a profound effect on a musician’s performance and on their enjoyment of the show. ME-500 continues Allen & Heath’s long-standing tradition of exceptional audio quality, delivering 16 channels of clean, uncoloured sound. The headphone amp design delivers plenty of power, complemented by ME-500’s built-in limiter to protect performers’ ears from unexpected spikes in levels.

Compatible with Allen & Heath and 3rd party mixers
When a personal mixing system sounds this good you want everyone to hear it, so we’ve made it possible for ME-500 to interface with most digital audio systems. If you’re using one of our own digital mixers, ME-500 is compatible right out of the box. If you’re using other digital mixers you’ll need to add a ME-U hub fitted with a Dante, MADI, Waves or EtherSound module.

Scalable
Whether you’re working with a soloist, a full orchestra or more, ME has you covered. There is no limit to the number of ME personal mixers you can add to a system, plus you’re free to mix and match ME-1s and ME-500s, so everyone can enjoy great monitors. Secure EtherCon connectors allow ME-500s to be daisy-chained, or deployed in a star topplogy using the ME-U or an off-the-shelf PoE switch.

8 user presets
Levels, pan, mutes and key assignments can all be stored and recalled at the touch of a button. Presets for different bands and application scenarios can be conveniently copied to USB key or the whole configuration saved. Ideal for archiving or quick transferring to other units.

Free standing or surface mounted
ME personal mixers have a threaded 3/8” insert for mounting directly on the top of a mic stand. ME-1 also come supplied with a bracket for mounting on the side of a mic stand. This bracket is available as an optional extra for ME-500 (part number AB8999). ME-1 also comes with a headphone hanger, which can also be purchased as an accessory for ME-500 (part number AA8705).

More Information
SKU AH-ME500
MPN AH-ME-500
Manufacturer Allen & Heath
Condition New

Limited One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Allen & Heath warrants the Allen &Heath -branded hardware product and accessories contained in the original packaging ("Allen & Heath Product”) against defects in materials and workmanship when used in accordance with Allen & Heath's user manuals, technical specifications and other Allen & Heath product published guidelines for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original purchase by the end-user purchaser ("Warranty Period"). This warranty does not apply to any non-Allen & Heath branded hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with Allen & Heath hardware. Please refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for details of your rights with respect to the use of software (“EULA”).

Repair or replacement under the terms of the warranty does not provide right to extension or renewal of the warranty period. Repair or direct replacement of the product under the terms of this warranty may be fulfilled with functionally equivalent service exchange units. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty will be the purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy and neither Allen & Heath nor its approved service centres shall be liable for any incidental or consequential damages or breach of any express or implied warranty of this product.

Conditions of Warranty
The equipment has not been subject to misuse either intended or accidental, neglect, or alteration other than as described in the User Guide or Service Manual, or approved by Allen & Heath. The warranty does not cover fader wear and tear. Any necessary adjustment, alteration or repair has been carried out by an authorised Allen & Heath distributor or agent. The defective unit is to be returned carriage prepaid to the place of purchase, an authorised Allen & Heath distributor or agent with proof of purchase. Please discuss this with the distributor or the agent before shipping. Units returned should be packed in the original carton to avoid transit damage.

DISCLAIMER: Allen & Heath shall not be liable for the loss of any saved/stored data in products that are either repaired or replaced. Check with your Allen & Heath distributor or agent for any additional warranty information which may apply. If further assistance is required please contact Allen & Heath Ltd. Any changes or modifications to the equipment not approved by Allen & Heath could void the compliance of the product and therefore the user’s authority to operate it.

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  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.

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