NAMM 2014: Allen & Heath Xone:23 DJ Mixer Launched

Joey Santos | Read time: < 1 min
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Last updated 8 November, 2017


The Xone:23 is a no-frills 2-channel mixer from Allen & Heath.
The Xone:23 is a no-frills two-channel mixer from Allen & Heath.

Allen & Heath are known to produce high end mixers for clubs and installations, and we get quite excited whenever they announce a small format unit because it means that they’re porting over a professional feature set and excellent build quality at a friendlier price.

At this year’s NAMM, they’re launching the Xone:23, a two-channel DJ mixer that carries with it features characteristic of the Allen & Heath legacy.

Those features include analogue style Voltage Control Filters (VCF), VCA faders, and three-band kill EQs among others. It’s basically a replacement of the ageing Xone:22, and one that takes after the stylings of Allen & Heath’s flagship Xone:DB4 mixer and Xone:DB2 mixers.

With some manufacturers’ focus on adding more and more functionality to a mixer’s feature set, it’s refreshing to see a company distill the qualities of a good mixer and strip it down to the essentials. The Xone:23 does just that. It is priced at £242 + VAT and ships April 2014.

• Watch the Xone:23 walkthrough video

We think there’s a place for a little two-channel mixer in every DJ’s bag – do you? Do you still use a little mixer even though you’re a digital DJ for a change, a backup or for radio shows, switching between digital set-ups live, or any other reason? Let us know if you do, and what you think of the xone:23, in the comments below!

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