Allen & Heath ZED-18

Mixer

  • 10 Mic/Line inputs
  • 4 Dual stereo inputs
  • DuoPre Pre-amplifier with 69 dB Gain Range 4 Aux Sends
  • USB Send and Return
  • With Cakewalk Sonar LE
  • Insert per channel
  • High pass filter
  • Mute per channel
  • Stereo Return
  • 2-Track Return
  • 1/4" and 3.5 mm Headphone connection
  • Stereo Record output
  • Alternative Stereo output
  • Mono sum of LR output
  • Master LR
  • 12-Segment LR displays
  • Master control for Aux 1 & 2
  • Optional Rackmount: Article Nr. 279395

Further information

Incl. Effects Unit No
19" Rack Compatible No
Mic Preamps 10
Stereo Inputs 4
Aux 4
Phantom power Yes
Integratedd Power Supply Yes
Parametric Yes
Digital Interface Yes
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Ledgendary name and build quality for a bargain price

Magnatron, 26.11.2015
This is a great mixer, designed for live work and aimed directly at the working band.
It has enough channel inputs to handle a four or five piece band, including mic-ing up the drums and is simple enough to use on the fly if you don't have a dedicated sound engineer (our drummer has the desk next to him at gigs). The build quality is very, very good at this price point - all of the knobs and sliders are mounted on the casing, not on the circut boards, which makes this a very robust piece of equipment. I've done over 100 gigs with this without a single problem.
Feature wise, I would have liked to be able to select phantom power to individual channels rather than all channels on or all off, but at this price I was happy to compromise and to be honest, it hasn't been as big an issue as I thought it would be.

If you want a well built, easy to use, inexpensive mixer for your band, buy one of these. They're great!
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Sturdy and straightforward

Mihangeliago, 03.11.2014
I was looking for a small reasonably priced studio mixer but budget and space meant I had to compromise. This mixer, while not having direct outs, fulfilled my list of criteria in all other ways - number of channels, auxiliary flexibility and footprint. Allen and Heath's build quality was, of course, not in question.
I circumvented the direct out problem easily by employing a patchbay and insert leads - of course I can't use the channel eq except for monitoring/foldback (not an issue in DAW recording). The usb in out is useful although there is some latency. Generally, a great mixer for a very reasonable price.
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