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Allen & Heath ZED 10 Mixer
Allen and Heath expand their popular Zed Range with this 10 channel mixer ideal for smaller gigs or events where up to 4 mics plus 6 line level sources are required. It features 4 mic pres, 3 band EQ (with sweepable mids) two auxes and a USB interface to record stereo tracks to your computer.
A quality desk that will handle a basic live gig or function with ease and rugged A&H reliability and sound quality. The built in effects will be especially useful for smaller gigs where you want to keep the rig compact and easy-to set up and down.
Here's what Allen & Heath say about the Zed 10
ZED-10 is an amazing little desk for small band mixing. It is ultra portable for carrying to the gig, and can be used for recording live or in the studio. It comes with configurable USB audio in/out making it easy to capture stereo recordings
Guitars can be plugged in directly to the mixer using the specially designed high-impedance inputs, while the mixer has two stereo inputs for MP3/CD players or keyboards.
Equipped with professional XLR stereo outputs and a flexible monitoring section with headphone and speaker feed outputs.
- 4 mic/line inputs, 2 with Class A FET high impedance inputs
- Neutrik mic XLR
- Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
- 3 band EQ with MusiQ
- 2 auxes
- Sound image pan
- Illuminated PFL indicator
- Stereo returns & playback
- All inputs with level control
- 12 bar meters
- Responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
- 2 stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility
- Separate 2-track record outputs
- Stereo playback input for 2-track replay
- XLR main stereo outputs with inserts
- Comprehensive monitoring
- Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
- Stereo monitor outs
- 48V microphone phantom power
- DI level switching for sub mixing
USB audio flexibilityGetting 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:-
ZED-10 features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilises MusiQ – with optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments.
ZED-10’s pre-amps are similar in design to our MixWizard range of mixers, but with a twist! Inputs 3 & 4 have a high impedance jack input capable of taking either a normal line level or a low level input from a guitar pickup. These newly designed inputs have been crafted with the aim of replicating the sound of a classic guitar or instrument tube pre-amp in a combo or head amp. An extremely high input impedance ensures loading on pick-ups is minimal and a Class A FET (field effect transistor) circuit powered from 48V is employed to give the valve-like gain stage. There is a gain “Boost” switch associated with the guitar inputs which boosts gain by 26dB to cater for instruments with very low level outputs and the overdrive characteristics of the guitar inputs are very similar to a valve (tube) circuit, being asymmetric and soft. All this makes for a wonderfully natural sound to be reproduced from the instrument, full of warmth and character
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 16 January 2014
Not sure how to take a line out to a bigger PA..also maybe should have nought one with chorus and reverb.
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 23 August 2013
it was the product I wanted and had been searching for, so would give it an excellent rating - isn't going to be me using it either.
paul | Purchase date: 01 March 2012
THE Allen & Heath ZED10 Mixer
great little mixer nice EQ, used it on 31st march for the first time with a c audio amp.
i use a dynacord 1000 powermate normally
so a good a/b test for the ZED10.
usb from the laptop into he zed 10 is very usefull.
no need for an audio interface.
All in all good little mixer well done
Allen & Heath
& well done andertons prompt delivery and good service.
Mr. Jay Scrivener | Purchase date: 06 July 2010
The mixer a lot easier to use than I expected, I mainly bought it to record with both at home and while I am teaching workshops, I was ver concerned having trouble with othert interfaces but this was great, only wish is that it came included with an asio, however with Asio4all it works great. Sound quality is great and very portable. I have already used it to record a song with a local PRU, and during a live set, it also makes a banging mixer at house partys!