ZED -18 is designed for bands, schools, houses of worship, AV and PA hire companies looking for maximum functionality in a compact mixer. With 10 fully featured mono inputs and 4 stereo inputs, ZED-18 packs a huge amount of functionality into a console that can be comfortably carried under one arm or mounted in a 19” rack. All mono channels feature Allen & Heath’s acclaimed DuoPreTM two stage
preamps, 3 band MusiQ EQ with swept mid frequency, 4 auxes and smooth glide 100mm faders. A USB connection allows easy connection to a laptop for adding plug-in FX or capturing stereo recordings. Built to last in demanding live sound environments, ZED -18’s
rotary controls are secured to the front panel with steel nuts and high quality components have been used throughout, including Neutrik mic
XLRs and 1/4" jack connectors.
ZED-18 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-18 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.
10 mono channels
Neutrik mic XLR
Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
Super wide gain ‘DuoPre’ mic line input
3 band EQ with MusiQ
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
Cakewalk SONAR LE bundled with mixer
Rack ears available
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)
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.
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
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%
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
Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz: -127dBu
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz ZED-18: -86dBu