DJ Mag, Issue 521 – May 2013 Tech Review of Xone:DB4 & Xone:DB2 Firmware V2.
Build Quality 9/10
Ease of Use 8/10
Value for Money 8/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Hype “The V2 upgrades are great. I’m so relieved that Allen & Heath have retained their musical EQs and filters, despite stepping into the digital domain. The DB4 and DB2 sounds wicked, I’m using mine as the main studio soundcard! Top work”
Gripe “Packing in so many functions always means sacrificing some simplicity when it comes to using these beasts, and it’s not waterproof, so I can’t play with it in the bath!”
“You can’t treat these new Xone units merely as DJ mixers, they are DAW-friendly soundcards with great routing and FX flexibility – especially with the V2 firmware upgrades. They are equally at home as the hub of a live performance, with external synths and FX, as much as they are with the DJ who only plays vinyl and want nice-sounding EQs. Everything from the build quality to the logical and easy-to-navigate menus screams attention to detail. Allen & Heath have nailed it. The mixers are stable, have a lot of great functions, but most importantly they look great as well”
Read the full review in DJ Mag Issue 521 – May 2013, out now.