At the complete other end of the spectrum to the Xone:DB4 mentioned earlier, the 22 offers Allen & Heath quality at an entry level price point.
It's a fairly straightforward, utilitarian unit, offering just two mixing channels, both with three-band EQ, and a replaceable crossfader. The unit does feature a version of Allen & Heath’s much-loved controllable filter, however, which is a fantastic addition at this price point. There are also connections for adding an external effects loop, which is a handy means for upgrading the unit.
As an affordable, no-nonsense mixer, but featuring Allen & Heath’s robust build and quality sound, the 22 is a bargain.
It’s worth noting that at last month’s NAMM show the company unveiled the new Xone:23, which is effectively an update to the 22. We’re yet to get our hands on one, but with its extra inputs and cosmetic overhaul - at a similar anticipated street price - the 23 is looking like a worthy successor.
Find out more about the Xone:22 and Xone:23