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Allen & Heath’s Scalable Install Range Grows with Two New AHM Matrix Processors

FOH Staff • New Gear • January 12, 2022

Allen & Heath has announced two powerful new Audio Matrix Processors, AHM-32 and AHM-16, supported by the most comprehensive ecosystem of scalable I/O, control and Dante solutions.

More details from Allen & Heath (www.allen-heath.com):

Harnessing technology from the AHM-64 Audio Matrix Processor, AHM-32 and AHM-16 open up the platform to the full spectrum of installed audio environments – from a single boardroom to a complete campus – with emphasis on simplicity of programming and control, plus expandable audio networking and I/O capabilities.

“We are thrilled to see AHM-64 at the heart of so many installations, from global media networks to theme parks” says Nic Beretta, Head of Product at Allen & Heath. “Many integrators we spoke to were eager to see the same approach and technology deployed in a smaller package to suit a wider customer base, and we have delivered on those requests with the AHM-32 and AHM-16.”

The AHM-32 is built on a 32×32 processing matrix with 12 local analog inputs and outputs, making it an ideal choice for multi-room installations in hospitality, corporate and education environments. The optional Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) module is available for teleconferencing and videoconferencing applications.

The AHM-16 features a 16×16 processing matrix with 8 local analog inputs and outputs. Out of the box, the AHM-16 is particularly well suited to single room applications and smaller multi-room environments including bars, restaurants, shops and school halls.

Both units benefit from a 96kHz I/O port for audio expansion and networking, enabling the use of a 64×64 Dante card for integration into Dante networks and connection to Allen & Heath’s range of Dante equipped expanders. Alternatively, a SLink card can be fitted for Plug-and-Play connection to Allen & Heath’s comprehensive Everything I/O ecosystem of remote expanders.

A range of remote-control options are supported, including an array of PoE remote controllers and the BYOD-friendly Custom Control app, enabling tailored user interfaces for multiple user and device types.

Both models feature a powerful suite of processing tools derived from the AHM-64, including Automatic Microphone Mixing (AMM), Ambient Noise Compensation (ANC), Priority Ducking, an 8-band parametric EQ on every input and zone, plus speaker processing options.

“AHM-64 has been a runaway hit, with its world-class sound quality and unique I/O and control options,” adds Jeff Hawley, Director of Marketing, Allen & Heath USA. “We’re excited to see the newest members of the AHM family continue the trend as we bring next-generation technology to bear in rethinking just how powerful and flexible an audio matrix can be.”