Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer

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Product Code: 9999-12499
Allen & Heath ZED-18
$659.00
UPC:
6938122237575
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Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer

The Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer is designed to give 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.

The Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer is a mixer for anyone, from entry-level to professionals, who appreciates fantastic sound, rugged build quality and imaginative feature sets. It’ll be equally happy running your gig on stage, recording live or mixing down in your studio at home.

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-18 Mixer 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-18 Mixer, 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-fade), (2) Main Mix Left + Right (Pre-Fade), (3) Auxes 1-2, (4) Auxes 3-4
  • Return Options: (1) To Stereo 3 channel

MusiQ
The Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilizes MusiQ – with optimized slope (or Q factor) for equalizing individual instruments.

DuoPre
Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, the Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer 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.

Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer Features

  • 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
  • Rack ears available

Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer Specifications

  • Operating Levels:
    • Input:
      • Mono Channel (XLR) Input: +6 to –63dBu for Nominal (+17dBu in Max)
      • Mono Channel Line Input (Jack Socket): +10 to –26dBu (+30dBu Maximum)
      • Insert Point (TRS Jack Socket): 0dBu Nominal +21dBu Maximum
      • Stereo Input (Jack Sockets): 0dBu Nominal (Control = Off to +10dB)
      • Stereo Input (Phono Sockets): 0dBu Nominal (Control = Off to +10dB)
    • Output:
      • L, R & Mono Outputs (L&R XLR, Mono Jack): 0dBu Nominal. +21dBu Maximum
      • Aux Outputs (Jack Sockets): 0dBu Nominal. +21dBu Maximum
      • Alt Outputs (Phono Sockets): 0dBu Nominal. +21dBu Maximum
      • Rec Outputs (Phono Sockets): 0dBu Nominal. +21dBu Maximum
  • Frequency Response:
    • Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 30dB Gain: +0.5/-1dB 20Hz to 20kHz.
    • Line In to Mix L/R Out 0dB Gain: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
    • Stereo In to Mix L/R Out: +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
  • THD+N:
    • Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 0dB Gain 1kHz +10dBu Out: 0.004%
    • Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 30dB Gain 1kHz: 0.014%
    • Line In to Mix L/R Out 0dB Gain 0dBu 1kHz: 0.005%
    • Stereo In to Mix L/R Out 0dB Gain +10dBu 1kHz: 0.003%
  • Headroom:
    • Analogue Headroom from Nominal (0Vu): 21dB
    • USB In & Out Headroom from Nominal (0Vu): 14dB
  • USB Audio CODEC (Coder/Decoder):
    • USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 Compliant 16bit
    • Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, or 48kHz
  • Noise:
    • Mic Pre EIN @ Max Gain 150R Input Z 22-22kHz: -127dBu
    • Mix L/R Out, L/R Faders = 0, 22-22kHz: -86dBu
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 465mm (18.3 inches)
    • Height: 464mm (18.3 inches)
    • Depth: 450mm (17.7 inches)
  • Weight:
    • Unpacked: 8.5kg (18.7 lb)
    • Packed: 13kg (28.6 lb)

Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer Includes

  • Allen & Heath ZED-18 Mixer
  • Mains Lead
  • Type A-B USB Lead
  • User Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Allen & Heath ZED-18

    Posted by Richard Ordoubegian on May 2nd 2014

    This compact analog mixer packs a lot of punch for the money! Great mike preamps, nice eq, full throw faders with 4 auxes. If your looking for a nice analog mixer with a warm sound, the ZED series mixers are it!