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Allen & Heath ZED Series ZED-16FX Multipurpose USB Mixer

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Allen & Heath is a world leader in quality mixing consoles, and the Allen & Heath ZED-16FX is a superb choice for bands that care about tone, build quality, versatility and portability. It is ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Allen & Heath is a world leader in quality mixing consoles, and the Allen & Heath ZED-16FX is a superb choice for bands that care about tone, build quality, versatility and portability. It is a multipurpose USB mixer with stunning DSP effects for both live sound and recording.

The ZED-16FX is ideal for groups who need to travel light. It gives musicians, venues and sound 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 flexible and easy. Just plug a USB cable into your ZED, select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your computer and that's it

Send options:

1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post-fade)
2) Main Mix Left + Right (Pre-Fade)
3) Auxes 1-2
4) Auxes 3-FX

Return options:

1) To Stereo 3 channel


Equalization

ZED-16FX features a responsive 3-band, swept mid frequency EQ design which utilizes Allen & Heath's MusiQ with optimized slope (or Q factor) for equalizing individual instruments.

Preamps

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), 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.

Effects

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. 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 dialed 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.

SONAR X1 LE

Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE is included with ZED-16FX so you can immediately start to use it to create your own music. You'll be able to record from your ZED mixer, create tracks and arrange songs, then play back to ZED via the USB port. You can use SONAR X1 LE and your ZED mixer together in many ways - e.g. straightforward recording of a stereo mix, recording tracks individually to build up a song, or using the USB port and software as an effects loop.






FEATURES

  • 10 mono mic/line inputs, 3 stereo channels with 2-band EQ
  • 16 internal time-delay effects
  • Neutrik mic XLRs and 1/4 inch jacks
  • 3 band EQ with MusiQ
  • 4 auxes
  • Illuminated PFL and peak warning indicator
  • ALPS 100mm faders
  • Stereo returns & playback
  • All inputs with level control
  • Mono/stereo function on auxes 1&2
  • Monitor output section
  • Alt stereo output source
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
  • Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE bundled with mixer
  • Rack ears available
SPECIFICATIONS
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
  • Analog 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-12FX: -88dBu
  • Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz ZED-16FX: -86dBu
  • Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz ZED-22FX: -84dBu
Dimensions
  • ZED-16FX: w x h x d: 18.3" x 3.9" x 17.7"
Weight
  • ZED-16FX: 18.7 lb.
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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Allen & HeathZED Series ZED-16FX Multipurpose USB Mixer
 
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5.0

CLEAN ACCURATE SOUND

By John Helder

from Wrightsville, PA

Comments about Allen & Heath ZED Series ZED-16FX Multipurpose USB Mixer:

This board is so clean, even when I plugged in a 25 foot line level signal from a piano the speakers produced no buzz, hum or anything accept what the piano player was playing. I use this to mix small groups and the sound clarity is excellent. All the outputs are very quiet. I've only had this for a few months and am very pleased with this board and it works well all the time.

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