Allen Heath ML 5000 48 Ch Audio Mixing Console

  • 2900.00 £
  • Published date: February 9, 2024
    • Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom

Allen Heath ML 5000 48 Ch Audio Mixing Console


⭕ Allen and Heath ML 5000 48 Channel Mixing Console


This excellent console has been the main FOH mixer at a church. It has never been on the tour or used as a rental. It has always been covered when not in use. I have had personal experience mixing on it for a couple of years. It is a great console to mix on - especially with the 8 VCAs and mute group snapshots. It was used to mix worship services featuring a 150 voice choir and 40 piece orchestra. Not to mention countless ensembles, drama skits and the ever present childrens program.


I have always loved the the sound of the preamps and the logical workflow on this console. The reason the console was replaced was the addition of a second morning worship service. A digital console was installed to provide the ability of a rapid turn around between two completely different worship styles. The warm sound of the Allen and Heath ML5000 was missed.


The only known issue with this console is the center channel VU meter. It is stuck at the -10 position. This is not too big of an issue, due to a LED center channel meter located right next to the VU meter.

They are highly valued and coveted mixers. This is your chance to have one at less than half the price of a brand new one! Plus you will receive 2 external power supplies. One main supply and a backup - just in case.

Below are all the technical specs and descriptions.


The ML5000 represents the beginning of a new generation of performance mixing consoles from the legendary Allen & Heath stable. Never before has such a combination of physical strength, sonic purity, flexibility and value for the money been brought together in such an attractive design. Available in three frame sizes. Up to two 24-channel sidecar expanders can be added, bringing the maximum channel count to a total of 100 channels.


FoH/Monitor Dual Functionality - 8 VCA groups - Flexible Group/Aux structure - 16 Aux busses - LCRplus™, blend control on channels and groups - smooth 100mm faders - full 12 x 8 matrix - 4 band EQ with fully parametric mids (Swept Q) - Channel VCAs -Channel mutes - 8 mute groups - 4 fully featured stereo channels - 128 snapshot memories - Soloin- place - Intelligent PAFL System - Remote automation control via MIDI - RS232 connection for software upload - RS422 connection to expander - Up to 48 channel frames - 24- channel sidecar option.


Extensive metering on inputs, buss mix and outputs - individual talkback to all outputs - Oscillator and pink noise generator - Balanced inputs and outputs - Separate send and return jacks - Gold plated XLRs and metal jacks - Built-in Clearcom™ compatible intercom interface - Individual channel PCBs and nutted pots - XLR lamp connectors - Universal input switched mode power supply with built-in combiner for redundancy - Dust cover included.


- Inputs and Outputs:
- 48+4 (mono + stereo channels).
- 32, 40, 48 mono mic/line inputs with inserts and direct outputs.
- 4 dual stereo line inputs standard (8 optional).
- 24 input sidecar to expand to a maximum 96 inputs.
- Main Left, Right and Centre outputs with inserts, Centre configurable as the engineers monitor.
- 8 Groups, 16 Auxes: Group/Aux 1-8 and Aux 9-16 with faders and inserts, Aux 1-8 with rotaries.
- Matrix 1-8 with inserts and external inputs.
- 2-Track monitor input and recording send.
- Stereo headphones and local monitors.
- Dual mic talkback input and ClearCom compatible intercom interface.
- Groups and Automation:
- 8 VCA groups with mutes and PAFL monitoring.
- 8 audio groups with LCRplus™ sub grouping.
- 8 mute groups.
- 128 snapshot memories for mute and/or VCA assignment store, recall and preview.
- Solo-in-place with clear all and toggle last.
- MIDI mute on/off, snapshot recall and dump in/out control.
- Channels can be made safe independently from the automation and solo-in-place.
- Processing and Control:
- 4-Band full sweep mono EQ with fully parametric mids, 4-band fixed frequency stereo EQ.
- Sweepable high pass filter.
- LCRplus™ 3 speaker imaging system.
- Protected mode switching to configure the console for FOH or monitor application.
- Intelligent PAFL system with all-clear, PFL/in-place AFL, priority, auto-cancel/add mode.
- Assignable talkback and intercom.
- 1kHz tone and pink noise generator for system line-up and testing.
- Full console monitoring and extensive metering of inputs, mix busses and outputs.


Model ML5000-48 A
Product Type Mixing Console
Inputs 48 Mono, 4 Stereo Inputs
Operating Levels Channels: 0dBu Headroom +21dB Mix: -2dBu Headroom +23dB
Frequency Response Referred to 1kHz at 0dBu Mic to main output (+40dB): 20Hz to 30kHz +0/-0.5dB Line to main output (0dB): 20Hz-30kHz +0/-0.5dB
Distortion @1kHz +14dBu THD+noise: < 0.01%
CMRR Common mode rejection @1kHz Mic (+40dB): > 80dB Mic + Pad (0dB): > 50dB
Crosstalk Referred to driven channel @1kHz Channel to channel: < -100dB Mute shutoff: < -90dB Fader shutoff: < -90dB
Noise Performance Measured rms 22Hz to 22kHz unweighted Specifications
Mic EIN with 150 ohm source -128dB
Residual output noise < -98dBu
Mix noise, nothing routed < -88dBu
Mix noise, 24 channels routed < -84dBu
Metering Specifications
Reading 0 0dBu at XLR outputs
LED meters Peak reading, 3 colours
VU meters Ave reading, Illuminated moving coil
Peak indicators 5dB before clip, multi-point sensing
Input meters 5 bar LED (signal, -6, 0, +6, peak)
Group mix meters 5 bar LED (signal, -6, 0, +6, peak)
Group/Mtx meters VU
L,R,C meters VU and 16 bar LED
Lamp Connectors x4 Connector: XLR-F 4pin Rating: 12V 400mA max
Channel Filters Slope: 12dB/oct high pass Frequency: 20Hz to 400Hz
Mono Equaliser Specifications
HF +/-15dB, 2kHz to 20kHz shelf
HM +/-15dB, 500Hz to 15kHz bell, Q = 0.6 to 2.5
LM +/-15dB, 35Hz to 1kHz bell, Q = 0.6 to 2.5
LF +/-15dB, 20Hz to 200Hz shelf
Stereo Equaliser Specifications
HF +/-15dB, 12kHz shelf
HM +/-15dB, 2.5kHz bell
LM +/-15dB, 250Hz bell
LF +/-15dB, 60Hz shelf
Power Supply Model MPS14
Type External 2U rack or floor mount
Mains input 100-230V 50/60Hz universal input
Power consumption 500W
Weight 110 kg (242 lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2106 (82.9) x 872 (34.3) x 298 (11.7)

Phone number ✆ 01978 767689

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales




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