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Allen & Heath ZED-18 Multipurpose USB Mixer
Allen & Heath ZED-18 Multipurpose USB Mixer
$849.99

Allen & Heath ZED-18 Multipurpose USB Mixer

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SoundPro Item: 41016
MPN: ZED-18
MSRP: $999.99
$849.99
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Allen & Heath’s ZED-18 Multipurpose USB Mixer is a compact, versatile mixer that’s easy to rack-mount into any audio setup, while its portability makes it the ideal choice for small bands taking their music mobile. With 10 mono channels, 3 stereo channels, swept semi-parametric EQ, Duopre amps, and more, the ZED-18 delivers the tools musicians, venues, and hire companies need to ensure professional sound quality.

Built into the ZED-18 is a responsive 3-band, swept mid-frequency EQ design at uses MusiQ. Its optimized slope (Q factor) allows you to precision-equalize individual instruments in your band.

The ZED-18 comes with DuoPre pre-amplifiers that use a 2-stage design and carefully controlled gain in each stage. These preamps boast a gain range of 69dB and reliably-even gain control when amplifying a signal from the mixer’s XLR input. Most of the gain comes from the first stage, which keeps unwanted noise to a minimum. Plug line level signals into the preamp’s second stage using the line input jack socket, which results in less noise when using line input or when matching a higher input impedance.

The ZED-18 comes with configurable USB audio inputs and outputs. No need to install external soundcards—just plug in a USB lead and select USB routing on the mixer to get started right away at your recording. This feature gives you CD-quality audio to and from your Mac or PC, while switches and connections via the mixer’s jack socket terminals offer a variety of send/return options. Rounding out the ZED-18’s connectivity options are 2 stereo inputs for MP3/CD players or keyboards, as well as professional XLR stereo outputs and a versatile monitoring section that lets you plug in headphones and/or speakers.

Allen & Heath ZED-18 Features

  • 10 mono channels
  • Neutrik mic XLR
  • Neutrik ¼ 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
  • ZED-18 Multipurpose USB Mixer1
  • Mains Lead1
  • Type A-B USB Lead1
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty1
  • 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 ZED-14: -88dBu
    • Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz ZED-18: -86dBu
    • Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz ZED-24: -84dBu

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