and ZED-10FX are the smallest mixers ever from Allen & Heath but as you’d
expect they’re big on features. Part of the
USB-equipped live performance, recording and production ZED range the new
additions are simple, ultra compact mixers built to a professional standard,
which will suit a wide range of applications including solo artists, bands,
schools, houses of worship and conference facilities.
They feature two innovative ultra high impedance discrete Class A FET (Field
Effect Transistor) inputs, which, like a DI box, allow instruments to be
plugged directly into the mixer. They emulate the
valve/tube input circuitry commonly found on instrument combos or amps. In addition the
ZED-10 can handle up to four microphones and two stereo sources: iPod, CD
Main stereo outs are on XLR and additional outs include a separate 2-track
record, comprehensive monitoring with headphones and separate monitor speaker
out. The USB handles both send and return for PC or Mac
recording, playback and effects.
Equipped with a 3-band swept-mid EQ on mono inputs and a 2-band EQ on the
stereo channels, the ZED-10 has a wealth of professional standard features
including high gain low noise pre-amps, two aux sends (one pre and one post fade)
for monitors and FX, and a separately switched stereo bus, which can be routed
to from any channel creating a selective recording bus, monitoring bus or
stereo clean feed output.
The ZED-10FX adds a set of premium quality effects derived from Allen &
Heath’s pro touring digital consoles ranging from classic reverbs and cascaded
delay plus reverbs to shimmering flanger and chorus effects.
'Not only are the ZED mini mixers versatile for such a small console but they
also offer Allen & Heath’s top rate professional quality in both
construction and sound. The vertical board
construction and internal universal PSU are unique in products at this price
point, putting the ZED-10’s in a truly professional class of their own,’
commented designer, Mike Griffin.
Retail price for the ZED-10 is $399 and ZED-10FX $499.