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Technical Specification of QL/CL

  QL5 QL1 CL5 CL3 CL1
Mixing Capacity Input Mixing Channels 64 mono + 8 stereo 32 mono+ 8 stereo 72 mono + 8 stereo 64 mono + 8 stereo 48 mono + 8 stereo
Mix Buses 16 24
Matrices 8 (Input to Matrix supported) 8 (Input to Matrix supported)
Stereo Bus 1 1
Mono 1 1
Cue 1 (Second Cue Bus supported in QL V4.0 or later) 1 (Second Cue Bus supported in CL V4.0 or later)
Local Connectors Analog Inputs 32 16 8
Analog Outputs 16 8 8
MY Slots 2 3
Dante I/O Primary / Secondary Primary / Secondary
Digital Out 1 (AES/EBU) 1 (AES/EBU)
GPI 5 in / 5 out 5 in / 5 out (CL V1.11 or later)
Word Clock I/O Yes Yes
MIDI I/O In / Out In / Out
External Redundant PSU No Optional PW800W
Meter Bridge No Output meter built-in Optional MBCL
Ethernet Yes Yes
AC Inlet V-Lock Type V-Lock Type
Scene Memory Number of Scenes 300 300
Recall Safe Yes Yes
Focus Recall Yes Yes
Fade Time Yes (0s ~ 60s) Yes (0s ~ 60s)
Preview Yes Yes (CL V1.51 or later)
Selective Load / Save Yes Yes (CL V1.7 or later)
Tactile Control Keys No (on-screen) Yes
Input Channel Functions Gain Compensation Yes Yes
Digital Gain Yes (-96dB ~ +24dB) Yes (-96dB ~ +24dB)
ATT -96dB ~ 0dB -96dB ~ 0dB
HPF 20Hz ~ 600Hz, -6 or -12dB/oct Selectable 20Hz ~ 600Hz, -6 or -12dB/oct Selectable (CL V1.51 or later)
PEQ 4 Band Full PEQ
(RTA overlay support in QL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in QL V4.0 or later)
4 Band Full PEQ
(RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in CL V4.0 or later)
Dynamics 1 Gate / Ducking / Compressor / Expander (Key-in Filter on the Compressor and Expander in QL V4.0 or later) Gate / Ducking / Compressor / Expander (Key-in Filter on the Compressor and Expander in CL V4.0 or later)
Dynamics 2 Compressor / Compander-H / Compander-S / De-esser Compressor / Compander-H / Compander-S / De-esser
Input Delay Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms, frame delay support in QL V3.0 or later) Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms, frame delay support in CL V3.0 or later)
Pan CENTER NOMINAL or LR NOMINAL for monaural input channels in QL V3.1 or later
L-MONO, R-MONO or LR-MONO for stereo input channels in QL V3.1 or later
CENTER NOMINAL or LR NOMINAL for monaural input channels in CL V3.1 or later
L-MONO, R-MONO or LR-MONO for stereo input channels in CL V3.1 or later
DCA Group 16 (Output DCA support in QL V3.0 or later) 16 (Output DCA and DCA Roll-Out support in CL V2.0 or later, Scrollable DCA Roll-Out support in CL V4.0 or later)
MUTE Group 8 8
Number of Inserts 2 2 (CL V2.0 or later)
Direct Out Yes Yes
Output Channel Functions PEQ 4 Band Full PEQ
(RTA overlay support in QL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in QL V4.0 or later)
4 Band Full PEQ
(RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in CL V4.0 or later)
Dynamics 1 Compressor / Expander / Compander-H / Compander-S Compressor / Expander / Compander-H / Compander-S
MUTE Group 8 8
Number of Inserts 2 2 (CL V2.0 or later)
Premium Rack Number of Premium Racks 8 8
Mountable Device RND Portico5033 / RND Portico5043 / U76 / Opt-2A / EQ-1A / Dynamic EQ / Buss Comp 369 (QL V3.0 or later) / MBC4 (QL V4.0 or later) RND Portico5033 / RND Portico5043 / U76 / Opt-2A / EQ-1A / Dynamic EQ / Buss Comp 369 (CL V3.0 or later) / MBC4 (CL V4.0 or later)
Effect Rack Number of Effect Racks 8 8
Number of Effect Programs 54 54
Mountable Device Effect / 31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / 8Band PEQ (QL V3.0 or later) Effect / 31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / 8Band PEQ (CL V3.0 or later)
GEQ Rack Number of GEQ Racks 8 16
Mountable Device 31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / Dugan Automixer / 8Band PEQ (CL V3.0 or later)
(RTA overlay support in QL V3.0 or later, GEQ gain control from the TOUCH AND TURN knob in QL V4.0 or later)
31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / Dugan Automixer (CL V3.0 or later) / 8Band PEQ (CL V3.0 or later)
(RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, GEQ gain control from the TOUCH AND TURN knob in CL V4.0 or later)
Dante Number of I/O Channels 64 in / 64 out 32 in / 32 out 64 in / 64 out
Dante Patch from Console Yes Yes
Recording USB Memory Recording Yes Yes
DVS Recording Yes (DVS and Nuendo Live bundled) Yes (DVS and Nuendo Live bundled)
Broadcast Functions 5.1 Surround Panning Yes (QL V3.0 or later) Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
Surround Monitor Yes (QL V3.0 or later) Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
Mix Minus Yes (QL V3.0 or later) Yes (CL V2.0 or later)
L-Mono / R-Mono / LR-Mono Yes (QL V3.0 or later) Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
Monitor Solo Mode Yes (QL V4.0 or later) Yes (CL V4.0 or later)
Second Cue Bus
(allows the MATRIX 7/8 to be used as a CUE B bus)
Yes (QL V4.0 or later) Yes (CL V4.0 or later)
Oscillator Sine Wave 1ch / Sine Wave 2ch (QL V3.0 or later) / Pink Noise / Burst Noise Sine Wave 1ch / Sine Wave 2ch (CL V3.0 or later) / Pink Noise / Burst Noise
Other Functions Port to Port Yes No
RTA Yes (QL V3.0 or later) Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
Output Port Delay Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms, frame delay support in QL V3.0) Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms, frame delay support in CL V3.0)
Cascade Yes Yes (via MY slots)
User Level Yes Yes
Help File Yes Yes (CL V1.51 or later)
Channel Link Yes (Output Channel Link support in QL V3.0 or later) Yes (Output Channel Link support in CL V3.0 or later)
Channel Copy/Move Yes Yes
Control & Monitoring
for Digital Wireless Receivers
Shure ULXD4D/ULXD4Q (QL V4.0 or later) Shure ULXD4D/ULXD4Q (CL V4.0 or later)
User Interface Display 10 inch Touch Panel 10 inch Touch Panel
Centralogic Section No Yes
Faders 32 + 2 16 + 2 16 + 8 + 8 + 2 16 + 8 + 2 8 + 8+ 2
Selected Channel Encoders Gain, HPF, PEQ (controls for a selected band), Dynamics 1/2(Threshold only), Pan Gain, HPF, PEQ (controls for 4 bands), Dynamics 1/2(Threshold only), Pan, Mix/Matrix Sends
Channel Encoder No Yes (for Gain, Send Level, or an assigned parameter)
Channel Name / Color Display Yes Yes
Custom Fader Banks Yes (customized for all faders in a lump,
MASTER fader of FADER BANK A in QL V4.0 or later)
Yes (customized for each fader section)
User Defined Keys 12 (x 4 banks in QL V3.0 or later) 16 (x 4 banks in CL V3.0 or later)
User Defined Knobs 4 (on-screen) 4
Touch and Turn Knob Yes Yes (using a User Defined Knob)
Monitor Level Knob Yes (on-screen) Yes
Wooden Arm Rest No Yes
iPad Stay Yes No Yes No
Rack-mounting No Yes No
Software Editor QL Editor (Win/Mac, CSV files import/export in QL Editor V4.0.0 or later) CL Editor (Win/Mac, CSV files import/export in CL Editor V4.0.0 or later)
StageMix QL StageMix (iPad app) CL StageMix (iPad app)
MonitorMix Yes (QL V4.00 or later) Yes (CL V4.00 or later)
Console File Converter Yes (Win/Mac) Yes (Win/Mac)

General specifications QL5/ QL1

QL5 QL1
Sampling frequency rate Internal 44.1kHz / 48kHz 44.1kHz / 48kHz
External 44.1kHz: +4.1667%, +0.1%, -0.1%, -4.0% (±200ppm), 48kHz: +4.1667%, +0.1%, -0.1%, -4.0% (±200ppm) 44.1kHz: +4.1667%, +0.1%, -0.1%, -4.0% (±200ppm), 48kHz: +4.1667%, +0.1%, -0.1%, -4.0% (±200ppm)
Signal delay Less than 2.5ms, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Fs= 48kHz Less than 2.5ms, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Fs= 48kHz
Fader 100mm motorized, Resolution=1024steps, +10dB to –138dB, –∞dB all faders 100mm motorized, Resolution=1024steps, +10dB to –138dB, –∞dB all faders
Total harmonic distortion Less than 0.05% 20Hz-20kHz@+4dBu into 600Ω, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain= Min. Less than 0.05% 20Hz-20kHz@+4dBu into 600Ω, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain= Min.
Frequency response +0.5, -1.5dB 20Hz-20kHz, refer to +4dBu output @1kHz, INPUT to OMNI OUT +0.5, -1.5dB 20Hz-20kHz, refer to +4dBu output @1kHz, INPUT to OMNI OUT
Dynamic range 112dB typ.: DA Converter / 108dB typ.: INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain = Min. 112dB typ.: DA Converter / 108dB typ.: INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain = Min.
Hum & noise level Equivalent input noise -128dBu typ., Equivalent Input Noise, Input Gain=Max -128dBu typ., Equivalent Input Noise, Input Gain=Max
Residual output noise -88dBu, Residual output noise, ST master off -88dBu, Residual output noise, ST master off
Crosstalk -100dB*1, adjacent INPUT/OMNI OUT channels, Input Gain = Min. -100dB*1, adjacent INPUT/OMNI OUT channels, Input Gain = Min.
Power requirements 100-240V 50/60Hz 100-240V 50/60Hz
Power consumption 200W 135W
Dimensions W 828mm(32.6in) 468mm(18.4in )
H 272mm(10.7in) 272mm(10.7in)
D 563mm(22.2in) 562mm(22.1in)
Net weight 21.8kg(48.1lb) 14.7kg(32.4lb)
Accessories Owner’s Manual, dust cover, power cord, DVS license sheet, Nuendo Live Owner’s Manual, power cord, DVS license sheet, Nuendo Live
Options Mini-YGDAI cards *2 , Gooseneck Lamp LA1L Rackmount kit RK1, Mini-YGDAI cards *2 , Gooseneck Lamp LA1L
Others Operating temperature range: 0 - 40℃, Storage temperature range: -20 - 60℃ Operating temperature range: 0 - 40℃, Storage temperature range: -20 - 60℃

Crosstalk@1kHz : A 22kHz, 30dB/Oct filter is used to measure crosstalk.
Total Harmonic Distortion : An 80kHz, 18dB/Oct filter is used to measure total harmonic distortion.
Hum & Noise : An A-Weight filter is used to measure hum &noise.

Analog input characteristics

Input Connectors GAIN Input
Impedance
Source
Impedance
Input level Connector
Sensitivity*¹ Nominal Max. before clip
INPUT
1-32 *6
+66dB 7.5 kΩ 50-600 Ω
Mics &
600 ΩLines
–82dBu
(61.6μV)
–62dBu
(0.616mV)
–42dBu
(6.16mV)
XLR-3-31
type
(Balanced) *2
–6dB –10dBu
(245mV)
+10dBu
(2.45V)
+30dBu
(24.5V)

*1. The sensitivity is the input level required for output at +4dBu (1.23V) or at the defined level when all the faders and level
controllers are set to the maximum value.
*2. XLR-3-31 connectors are balanced jacks (1=GND, 2=HOT, 3=COLD).
*3. 0dBu=0.775 Vrms for all specifications.
*4. All the AD converters use 24-bit linear/128-times oversampling.
*5. The INPUT connectors have +48V DC (phantom power) jacks, each of which can be turned on/off individually from the console software.
*6. QL1: INPUT1-16

Analog output characteristics

Output
Connectors
Output
Impedance
Load
Impedance
Maximum
Output
Level *5
Output Level Connector
Defined Level Maximum
Non-Clip Level
OMNI
OUT 1-16 *7
75 Ω 600 Ω
Lines
+24dB
(default)
+4dBu
(1.23V)
vt+24dBu
(12.3V)
XLR-3-32 type
(Balanced) *1
+18dB –2dBu
(616mV)
+18dBu
(6.16V)
PHONES 15 Ω 8 Ω
Phones
- 75mW *6 150mW Stereo Phone
Jack(TRS)
(Unbalanced) *2
40 Ω
Phones
- 65mW *6 150mW

*1. XLR-3-32 connectors are balanced jacks (1=GND, 2=HOT, 3=COLD).
*2. The PHONES connectors for stereo headphones are balanced jacks (Tip=LEFT, Ring=RIGHT, Sleeve= GND).
*3. 0 dBu=0.775 Vrms for all specifications.
*4. All the DA converters use 24-bit linear/128-times oversampling.
*5. The console has an internal switch for toggling the maximum output level.
*6. This is a value measured with the PHONES LEVEL knob set to 10 dB below the maximum position.
*7. QL1: OMNI OUT 1-8

Digital input/output specifications

Connectors Format Data length Level Audio Connector
Primary/Secondary Dante 24bit or 32bit 1000Base-T 64ch Input/64ch
Output@48kHz *1
EtherCON Cat5e

*1. QL1: 32ch Input/32ch Output@48kHz

Digital output specifications

Connectors Format Data length Level Connector
DIGITAL OUT AES/EBU AES/EBU Professional Use 24bit RS422 XLR-3-32 type (Balanced) *1

*1. XLR-3-32 connectors are balanced jacks (1=GND, 2=HOT, 3=COLD).

I/O SLOT (1-2) specifications

Each I/O Slot accepts a Mini-YGDAI card.
Only Slot 1 has a serial interfac

Control I/O characteristics

Connectors Format Level Connector
MIDI IN MIDI - DIN Connector 5P
OUT MIDI - DIN Connector 5P
WORDCLOCK IN - TTL/75 Ω terminated BNC Connector
OUT - TTL/75 Ω BNC Connector
GPI (5IN/5OUT) - - D Sub Connector 15P(Female) *1
NETWORK IEEE802.3 10BASE-T/100Base-TX RJ-45
LAMP (QL5: x 2, QL1: x 1) - 0V-12V XLR-4-31 type *2
USB HOST USB 2.0 - USB A Connector (Female)

*1. Input pin: TTL level, w/ internal pull-up (47kΩ) Output pin: Open drain output (Vmax=12V, maximum sink current/pin=-75mA) Power supply pin: Output voltage Vp=5V, Max. output current=300mA
*2. 4 pin=+12V, 3 pin=GND, Lamp nominal power: 5W, Brightness (voltage) can be adjusted from the software.

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