Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer

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Allen & Heath ZED-10FX
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Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer

The Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer 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.

The Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer is designed for musicians and bands. It offers superior audio performance and reassuringly solid build quality, backed up by Allen & Heath’s 49 year professional audio pedigree. Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer is also a perfect choice for small PA and AV rental, and for installation in hotels, small churches and schools. Guitars can be plugged in directly to the Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 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. Allen & Heath added a set of fabulous effects to give shimmering reverbs and enhance your sound.

USB Audio Flexibility
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 Allen & Heath ZED-10FX is super-flexible and super-easy! No longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your PC to get to the sound card inputs, only to find that the levels are all wrong and noisy. Just plug in a USB lead to your Allen & Heath ZED-10FX, 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:-

  • Send Options: (1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post master Level), (2) Aux + FX bus (Aux is a pre-fade send, FX is a post-fade send), (3) Record Bus Left + Right (Separate stereo bus to Main Mix)
  • Return Options: (1) To Playback input (through jack socket break contacts), (2) To Stereo 2 channel (through jack socket break contacts)

The Allen & Heath ZED-10FX features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilizes MusiQ – with optimized slope (or Q factor) for equalizing individual instruments.

The Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer has an essential selection of 16 time-delay effects, designed for small groups who don’t want to carry around an effects unit with their gear but who still want great quality FX at their gigs and on their recordings. Allen & Heath's DSP engineers worked hard, crafting and refining beautiful reverb algorithms to enhance every performance. These effects are available nowhere else at this price point – this quality and integration is only available from the ZED-FX. ZED effects are easily controlled using 3 buttons with 9 display LEDs. For example, the ideal delay time can be quickly tapped-in, or the perfect amount of reverb on the lead vocal can be dialled-in. There is one-stop navigation and editing – in fact, it’s just as easy as using effects pedals. To alter effects parameters, the TAP button is held down and the up/down buttons pressed to adjust the specific parameter for that effect, for example, the decay length on PLATE, or the depth on CHORUS.

Guitar DI
The Allen & Heath ZED-10FX’s pre-amps are similar in design to their 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.

Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer Features

  • 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
  • 1 Pre-fade Aux send
  • 1 FX send
  • 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

Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer Specifications

  • Operating Levels:
    • Input:
      • Mono Channel (XLR) Input: -10 to –60dBu for Nominal (+11dBu in Max)
      • Mono Channel Line Input (Jack Socket): +10 to –40dBu (+31dBu Maximum)
      • Stereo Input (Jack or Phono Sockets): 0dBu Nominal (Control = Off to +15dB)
    • Output:
      • L/R Outputs (XLR) Normal/DI Out: 0dBu/-30dBu +21dBu/-9dBu Maximum
      • Aux & FX Outputs (Jack Sockets): 0dBu Nominal. +21dBu Maximum
      • Record & Monitor Outputs (Phono Sockets): 0dBu Nominal. +21dBu Maximum
  • Frequency Response:
    • Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 30dB Gain: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
    • Line In to Mix L/R Out 0dB Gain: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 25kHz
    • Stereo In to Mix L/R Out: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
  • THD+N:
    • Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 10dB Gain 1kHz +10dBu Out: 0.002%
    • Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 30dB Gain 1kHz: 0.01%
    • Line In to Mix L/R Out 0dB Gain 0dBu 1kHz: 0.003%
    • Stereo In to Mix L/R Out 0dB Gain +10dBu 1kHz: 0.002%
    • Gtr Input to Mix L/R Out, 0dBu, Boost OUT: 0.015%
    • Gtr Input to Mix L/R Out, 0dBu, Boost IN: 2% Second Harmonic
  • Headroom:
    • Analogue Headroom from Nominal (0Vu): 21dB
    • USB In & Out Headroom from Nominal (0Vu): 14dB
  • Noise:
    • Mic Pre EIN @ Max Gain 150R Input Z 22-22kHz: -127dBu
    • Mix L/R Out, L/R Faders = 0, Levels Min, 22-22kHz: -96dBu
    • Mix L/R Out, L/R Faders = 0, Levels Min, 22-22kHz: -96dBu
  • USB Audio CODEC (Coder/Decoder):
    • USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 Compliant 16 Bit
    • Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, or 48kHz
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 336mm (13.2 inches)
    • Height: 95mm (3.7 inches)
    • Depth: 275mm (10.8 inches)
    • Weight: Unpacked 3.3kg (7.3 lb), Packed 4.5kg (10 lb)

Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer Includes

  • Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Mixer
  • Mains Lead
  • User Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Excellent small PA mixer

    This is a well balanced economy mixer. No part of it is a real weak link. The preamps are clean and have plenty of gain, lots of input flexibility and the built in effects are quite usable. This is a solidly built very portable choice for a small venue PA.