Allen & Heath ME-500 16-Channel Personal Mixer
16-channel Personal Monitor Mixer with 16 Assignable Keys
The Allen & Heath ME-500 personal mixer delivers all the sonic control a performer could ask for. And with plug-and-play compatibility for Allen & Heath’s dLive, iLive, GLD, and Qu consoles, as well as Aviom monitoring systems, the ME-500 offers the flexibility that system operators need. Artists can mix up to 16 channels in mono or stereo, with a 2-band EQ and master limiter for polished sound quality. Built-in headphone outputs are present for simplicity — there’s also a balanced line output for connecting to a stage monitor or IEM transmitter. And when it comes time to scale up your system, you can add as many ME-500 personal mixers as you need.
Allen & Heath ME-500 Features
- 16 Mono / 16 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
Ready to perform with Allen & Heath and Aviom
The ME-500 personal mixer is plug-and-play compatible with Allen & Heath digital console systems including dLive, iLive, GLD, and Qu-series mixers. It’s also compatible with Aviom personal monitoring systems. The ME-500 can be powered directly over its Ethernet connection, or with the included power supply.
Mix and match ME-500 and ME-1 personal mixers
The ME-500 borrows many features from Allen & Heath’s flagship ME-1 personal mixer, like its handy assignable buttons and its rugged build quality. And you can mix and match ME-500 and ME-1 mixers within the same system. One main difference is the number of channels available for personal mixing — performers that need up to 40 input channels can use the ME-1 mixers, while artists that only need up to 16 input channels for their mix can use the ME-500.
Perfect for any style of monitoring
With built-in 1/4″ and 1/8″ headphone outputs, the ME-500 is ready to go with any set of headphones. It may seem like a minor feature, but at Sweetwater, we really appreciate the immediacy and simplicity of a built-in headphone output in certain applications. A balanced line output is also available, for connecting to a stage monitor speaker or in-ear monitor transmitter.
- Type:Personal Mixer
- Compatibility:Native dLive, GLD, Qu, Aviom A-Net 16 (DiGiCo, Yamaha, Avid and others via ME-U hub)
- Number of Ports:1 x Link In, 1 x Link Out
- Connection Type:EtherCon
- Input Channels:16
- Output Channels:16
- Analog Outputs:1 x 1/4″ TRS (mono out)
- Headphones:1 x 1/4″ TRS, 1 x 1/8″ TRS
- Data I/O:1 x USB Type A
- Power Source:12V DC power supply / PoE support
- Weight:2.4 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number:AH-ME-500