The Allen and Heath ZED 14 is a fantastic entry-level mixer for small bands, solo performers or AV applications. Its comprehensive feature set, compact size and fine lines combine to make it one of the best small mixers around.
Provided with configurable USB audio in/out makes it easy to capture stereo recordings, 6 mic or line inputs, 4 stereo inputs with EQ, there are an incredible 157 controls on the front panel of the ZED-14.
This 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.
We’ve teamed up with major software supplier, Cakewalk, to bundle its SONAR X1 LE music creation and audio production software with ZED, giving you a fantastic, high spec digital audio workstation.
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 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:-
1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post-fade)
2) Main Mix Left + Right (Pre-Fade)
3) Auxes 1-2
4) Auxes 3-4
1) To Stereo 3 channel
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.
Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, ZED-14 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.
|Total # Of Inputs||14|
|Mic/Line Inputs||3-pin XLR Balanced Microphone x3
1/4" Phone Balanced Line x14
|Stereo Line Inputs||ST1 - ST4 1/4" Phone L/R Stereo|
|AUX Sends||1/4" TRS Phone x4|
|AUX Returns||1/4" TRS Phone x4|
|Inserts||1/4 TRS Phone x8 (Mono chs and Main Stereo Out)|
|BUS (Group) Outputs||No|
|2 Trk Master I/O||Main Output: Balanced 3-pin XLR|
|ALT I/O||USB Connector 1/4" Phone Mono Out|
|Monitor Outputs||RCA Stereo Phono - ALT Out
RCA Stereo Phono - REC Out
|EQ Section||3-Band with Mid Sweep On all Mono Channels
2-Band On Stereo Channels
|Solo/Mute||Mute and PFL Solo|
|Channel Level Control||100mm Fader|
|Trim/Gain Control||Rotary Control|
|Phantom Power||+48V Switched Globally|
|Metering||12 Segment Peak LEDs|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 20kHz|
|Dynamic Range||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||0.004%|
|Power Supply||100-240V 47-63Hz 40W Max|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||384 x 110.69 x 465mm|