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ZED 18 Audio Mixer by Allen & Heath
ZED 18 Audio Console by Allen & Heath
ZED 18 Audio Mixer by Allen & Heath

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ZED 18 Multipurpose USB Mixer for Live Sound & Recording. ZED-18 features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilizes MusiQ – with optimized slope (or Q factor) for equalizing individual instruments.
Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, ZED-18 has DuoPre pre-amps, which use a two stage design, with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage. When amplifying the signal from the XLR input, the gain range is huge – 69dB of range to be exact – and is very evenly distributed around the gain control, meaning better control of signal level. Most of the gain comes from the first stage, so unwanted noise is kept to a minimum. Line level signals are simply plugged into the second stage of the pre-amp by using the line input jack socket, which has the great advantage of less noise when using the line input and also matching to a higher input impedance.
Our Price: $599.00

Product Code: ZED-18

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ZED-18 has an incredibly advanced feature-set for a mixer at this level – it gives musicians, venues and hire companies access to 10 full mono channels and 4 stereo channels in a compact, rack mountable format. Configurable USB audio in/out makes it easy to capture stereo recordings. Many of the components used in ZED-18 are exactly the same as in the larger Allen & Heath products and the construction methods are also very similar — utilizing individual vertically mounted channel circuit boards with each rotary control fixed with a metal nut to the front panel. This provides a very robust product that will resist damage and give years of reliable use.
We’ve included Cakewalk SONAR LE with this ZED mixer so you can start recording your own music today with the most complete introductory music production software for Windows PC.
Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production. The way this has been implemented on ZED is super-flexible and super-easy! No longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your PC to get to the soundcard inputs, only to find that the levels are all wrong and noisy. Just plug in a USB lead to your ZED, select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your computer and that’s it! CD quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Switches and connection through jack socket terminals provide different send/return configurations:
1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post-fade)
2) Main Mix Left + Right (Pre-Fade)
3) Auxes 1-2
4) Auxes 3-4
1) To Stereo 3 channel
  • 10 mono channels
    Neutrik mic XLR
    Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
    Channel insert
    Super wide gain ‘DuoPre’ mic line input
    3 band EQ with MusiQ
    4 auxes
    Illuminated mute
    Sound image pan
    Illuminated PFL & peak warning indicator
    ALPS 100mm faders
    4 stereo channels with 2-band EQ
    Stereo returns & playback
    All inputs with level control
    12 bar meters
    Mono/stereo function on auxes 1&2
    Monitor output section
    Alt stereo output source
    Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
    Global +48V phantom power
    Cakewalk SONAR LE bundled with mixer
    Rack ears available

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