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Allen & Heath GLD-80 Digital Mixing Console


The Allen & Heath GLD-80 is a high-end digital mixing console for use in live sound productions. The GLD-80 supports up to 48 input channels and 20 configurable outpus via remote stage boxes connected via Cat5.
List Price: $5,999.00
Sale Price: $4,999.00

Allen & Heath GLD-80 — High Quality Digital Mixing For Any Venue

Photo of the Allen and Heath GLD-80 shown from the front.

GLD is a user-friendly, cost effective and scalable live digital mixing system, conceptually based on the hugely successful digital iLive series. A standard GLD 32 input system offers 28 XLR mic inputs with plug n’ play I/O expanders allowing easy expansion up to 48 inputs (44 XLR mic inputs).

At the heart of the system is the GLD-80 mixer, providing 48 input processing channels, 8 stereo FX returns fed by iLive’s acclaimed FX emulations, 30 configurable buses, 20 mix processing channels, and DSP power to provide full processing without compromise.

Analogue veterans, digital converts and novices alike will feel at home with the GLD-80, thanks to a balance of WYSISYG analogue-style controls and intuitive touchscreen interface. The layout and appearance of the GLD-80 mixer can be customized quickly and easily, providing an interface that logically mirrors your application and puts the operator at their ease.

Amazing Sound Quality

As you would expect from Allen & Heath, the GLD-80 delivers outstanding audio performance, with a new high-end mic preamp, low latency and the DSP muscle to provide full processing without compromise. GLD's FX engines are taken directly from the flagship iLive series and feature beautifully crafted emulations of industry classics.

Advanced Mixing Capabilities

Closeup photo of the Allen and Heath GLD-80 faders.

GLD-80 has an analogue-style channel processing control section complemented by a graphical 8.4 inch touch screen. A fully-customisable drag ‘n drop layout allows quick and easy assignment of inputs and mixes to fader strips. There are 20 fader strips in 4 layers, each with motorised fader, a channel LCD display which can be named and colour-coded, plus a rotary control for direct access to gain, pan and aux/FX sends. The mixer‘s local I/O comprises 4 XLR mic/line inputs, 4 XLR line outs, 4 RCA inputs, 2 RCA outputs, and digital outputs in SPDIF and AES3 formats.

Digital Connectivity to AR Stage Boxes

Photo of the Allen and Heath GLD-80 shown from the back.

The GLD-80 connects to a range of plug ‘n play I/O racks to ‘build’ 28, 36 or 44 mic input systems. A primary AR2412 rack (24 XLR inputs, 12 XLR outs) and up to two AR84 expander racks (8 XLR inputs, 4 XLR outs each) can be connected over 120m CAT5 runs using A&H’s dSNAKE protocol. dSNAKE provides control to the remote preamp, and all mic preamps are scene recallable. AR2412 also includes a connection for personal monitoring systems.

Recording & Expansion Options

GLD has the ability to record and playback a stereo signal on a USB memory stick. Standard iLive audio I/O option cards for Dante, MADI, EtherSound and Allen & Heath’s ACE protocols can be fitted, allowing multi-channel record/playback, FOH/monitor splits, and connection to A&H iLive systems, which can easily be configured using GLD’s extensive soft-patching.

Photo of the Allen and Heath GLD-80 shown from the front.Photo of the Allen and Heath GLD-80 shown from the front.
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