Big news from the crew at Allen & Heath – makers of the iconic analogue DJ mixer Xone:92: the next edition of the Xone is here. To put it simply, as A& describes, it’s the delivery of the “space-shaking analogue sound” Xone is known for.
The Xone:96 – which A&H calls “the long-awaited follow-up to a genuine club classic” – is the first update to the Xone:92 since its release back in 2003. The company describes it as taking “the legendary soul of the acclaimed Xone:92 and redelivers it, enhanced, and with state-of-the-art digital connectivity.”
All in all, the new Xone puts a modern twist on the masterful art of what the Xone:92 already provides. In other words: it takes the base of the Xone:92 we all know and love and adds updated features you need as a DJ in the tech world we live in today. This includes new dual USB ports – so two DJs can connect their own laptops at the same time, making for easy movement back and forth and access to the six channels on the mixer – and two separate headphone CUE systems. In short, it’s the perfect elements you need to set up seamless B2B sessions with other DJs.
Other new features also include a new three-band EQ added for booth output, a “Crunch” control feature to add to the list of Xone’s iconic filters and more. As put by A&H, it “Xone:96 lets you connect your whole rig, from laptops and turntables, to pedals, synths and drum machines.”
Though the price and release date have yet to be released, we’re excited about this new update to a classic piece of gear. You can find more details on the new features of the mixer on the Allen & Heath website and check out the intro video below.