Allen & Heath dLive C2500 Control Surface for MixRack

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  • Allen & Heath dLive C2500 Control Surface for MixRack
  • Allen & Heath dLive C2500 Control Surface for MixRack
  • Allen & Heath dLive C2500 Control Surface for MixRack
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dLive C2500

The C2500 is a small-footprint yet powerful control Surface for the dLive MixRack. It features 20 faders over 6 layers, built-in audio I/O, an audio networking port, a 12″ capacitive touchscreen and the innovative Harmony UI for the fastest workflow in the industry.


  • 20 faders
  • Fully assignable layout – 120 fader strips
  • Harmony UI integrates screen and wrap-around controls
  • Single 12” capacitive touchscreen
  • Gesture control – pinch, swipe, drag ‘n drop
  • Dedicated multi-mode EQ view
  • Configurable widget areas for Scenes, meters, FX and more
  • 3 pages of 6 assignable rotaries
  • 19 assignable SoftKeys
  • Engineer’s Wedge and IEM fader strips
  • Comprehensive multipoint metering
  • Daylight visibility
  • USB stereo recording and playback
  • 6 XLR mic/line in, 6 XLR line out
  • 1 digital st AES3 in, 1 digital st AES3 out
  • Connection hub
  • GigaACE gigabit link to MixRack
  • DX link for I/O expansion
  • I/O Port – 128 ch 96 kHz
  • 2x Network ports
  • Wordclock BNC I/O
  • Video output

Harmony User Interface

Where many digital consoles are still trying to recreate the experience of using an analogue mixer, dLive is a true digital native, drawing on our familiarity with the ubiquitous smartphones and tablets that we all use without thinking. C2500’s 12” capacitive touchscreen feels instantly familiar, responding to every pinch, swipe, drag and drop exactly how you’d expect them to. Bespoke ‘widget’ areas can also be set up on the screen to keep track of scenes, meters, FX and other custom controls. The screen is complemented by a set of rotary controls, allowing the creativity and immediacy of tactile control over key processing functions, working in harmony with the visual feedback displayed on the screen. The high-grip rotary knobs offer precision control, and feature RGB illumination, with colours mapped to functions for instant

Transparent Workflow

C2500’s layout is fully customisable, allowing the user to create a mixing interface that reflects their own mental map of the show, or for an installer to set up the surface to match the venue and the experience levels of the operators. Throughout the dLive journey our guiding aim has been to create fast and transparent workflows that allow the operator to focus on the mix, not the mixer. Every input or mix can be assigned to any and every bank and / or layer, virtual scribble strips allow inputs and mixes to be clearly named and colour coded for at-a-glance navigation, and there are 19 assignable SoftKeys, plus 3 pages of 6 assignable rotaries.

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  • Mic/Line XLR Inputs Balanced XLR, +48V phantom power
  • Mic/Line Preamp Fully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity -60 to +15dBu
  • Analogue Gain +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
  • Pad -20dB Active PAD
  • Maximum Input Level +30dBu (PAD in)
  • Input Impedance >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
  • Mic EIN -127dB with 150Ω source
  • Phantom Power indication Per socket, internal or external phantom power sensing, triggered at 24V
  • Digital Inputs AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
    • SRC range 32k - 192kHz, with bypass option


  • Analogue XLR Outputs Balanced, Relay protected
  • Output Impedance <75Ω
  • Nominal Output +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level +22dBu
  • Residual Output Noise -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz№
    • -90dBu (muted, 20-40kHz)
  • Digital Outputs AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5Vpp balanced terminated 110 Ω
    • 96kHz sampling rate, switchable to 48kHz, 44.1kHz


Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 20-20kHz, minimum Gain, Pad out

  • Dynamic Range 110dB
  • System Signal to Noise -92dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 30kHz +0/-0.8dB
  • THD+N (analogue in to out) 0.0015% @ +16dBu output, 1kHz 0dB gain
  • Headroom +18dB
  • Internal operating Level 0dBu
  • dBFS Alignment +18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
  • Meter Calibration 0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
  • Meter Peak indication -3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out)
  • Sampling Rate 96kHz +/- 20 PPM
  • ADC 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • DAC 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • Latency 0.7 ms (MixRack XLR in to XLR out, Input to Mix)
    • + 5 samples, Surface to Mixrack (GigaACE hop)
    • + 8 samples, DX32 to Mixrack (DX hop)
  • Operating Temperature Range 0 deg C to 35 deg C (32 deg F to 95 deg F)
  • Mains Power 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 110W max
  • USB Audio playback Mono/stereo .WAV files, 16/24bit, 44.1/48/96kHz
  • USB Audio recording Stereo .WAV files, 24bit 96kHz

Dimensions and Weights

Width x Depth x Height x Weight

  • C2500
    • 665 x 775 x 325 mm (26.2 x 30.5 x 12.8") x 24.5kg (54lbs)
  • C2500 - boxed
    • 870 x 950 x 480 mm (34.3 x 37.4 x 18.9") x 33kg (72.8lbs)
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