The Allen and Heath ZED16FX is ideal for groups who need to travel light. It gives musicians, venues and hire companies access to 10 full mono channels, 3 stereo channels and a high quality FX unit in a compact, rack mountable format.
Configurable USB audio in/out makes it easy to capture stereo recordings.
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-16FX features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilises MusiQ – with optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments.
ZED-16FX 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. Our 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.
Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, ZED-16FX 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||16|
|Mic/Line Inputs||3-pin XLR Balanced Microphone x10
1/4" Phone Balanced Line x10
|Stereo Line Inputs||ST1 - ST3 1/4" Phone L/R Stereo|
|AUX Sends||1/4" TRS Phone x3 4 Total sends, 1 reserved for internal effects|
|AUX Returns||Dedicated USB Return, Aux 1-2, Aux 3-4, L/R Pre|
|Inserts||1/4 TRS Phone x12 (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||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
|Headroom||Analogue Headroom from nominal (0Vu): 21dB
USB in & out headroom from nominal (0Vu): 14dB
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz: -127dBu
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz: -86dBu
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||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%
|USB||USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 compliant 16-bit
Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, or 48kHz
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||464 x 98 x 465mm|
Shipment processing time
- All orders are processed within 2-3 business days.
- Real-time order tracking information will be sent via SMS and EMAIL once your order has been successfully processed and captured.
- Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
- Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.
If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!
Shipping rates & delivery estimates
Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.
Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.
Estimated delivery time
2-3 business days
Free / R850 and above
Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.
* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.
Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.
- 4 x Mic/Line Inputs
- 2 x Hi-Z Class-A FET Guitar Inputs
- USB Digital Audio Interface
- 3-band EQs with MusiQ Technolog
- Aux and FX Sends