Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects

Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects

  • Multipurpose mixer with FX for live sound and recording
  • 4 mic/line inputs, 2 with Class A FET high impedance inputs
  • Includes Neutrik mic XLR and Neutrik 1/4 Inch jacks
  • 3 band EQ with MusiQ
  • 2 stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility

Built by Allen & Heath, ZED-10FX is an amazing little desk for small band mixing, complete with onboard effects. It is ultra portable for carrying to the gig, and can be used for recording live or in the studio. Guitars can be plugged in directly to the mixer using the specially designed high-impedance inputs, while the mixer has two stereo inputs for MP3/CD players or keyboards. Equipped with professional XLR stereo outputs and a flexible monitoring section with headphone and speaker feed outp

List Price: $ 329.00

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3 thoughts on “Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects

  1. 33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Allen & Heath ZED 10FX does the job!, October 5, 2011
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    Customer Video Review Length:: 3:48 Mins

    Allen & Heath ZED 10FX mixer controls the audio in my new video blog studio. Here’s my un-boxing and review of the unit.

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  2. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Compact Mixer, April 18, 2011
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    This review is from: Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects (Electronics)
    Just got the ZED-10FX. So far, I have only tested it and done 1 gig but wanted to get a quick review in for those of you shopping as vigorously as I was. My goal was to find something that had high quality audio but a low channel count and small footprint (I’m a solo musician). It has thus far met my needs.

    My first priority was finding quality mic preamps, I’ve found this to be as important as the microphone that’s used. These apparently use the same design as the ones A&H puts in their acclaimed MixWizard series. I can only compare them to the Mackie CFX series preamps that I’m used to and LOVE. The ZED’s are just as good or better- really clear, warm, and responsive. I also use a stereo channel to run a loop station with beats, electronic phrases, and live guitars. The overall output of the mixer just sounds great- clean, punchy, musical. The EQ is killer as well, very legit and impactful as you adjust. Knobs instead of faders was initially a turn-off for me but I must say I am really happy with these. They are very well mounted and have a heavy, super smooth movement to them. The gradual and fluid change in the levels as you turn the knobs is far superior to what I’m used to with Mackie. They are also very brightly colored and contrasted for low light identification of everything. I would actually take these knobs over a cheap 60mm fader any day.

    I have not done any USB recording so can’t say much on that (although it’s a little disappointing not to have channel separation as you would get with the cheaper Alesis Multimix). However, the analog recording and signal routing flexibility of the ZED is impressive and sold me. Personally I am running my stage monitor out of the “monitor out” and saving the aux send as well as the assignable “record out” for sub mixing and live recording to a digital 4-track. Also, the circuitry and switching of everything is really clever and illustrated well on the mixer surface with helpful connecting lines.

    Construction seems pretty solid short of some barely noticeable stressing on the seams of the red plastic sides (Made in China, par for the course) and the rubber feet are not perfectly level with each other. Neither issue represents any malfunction as far as I can tell but I’ll admit its aesthetically annoying.

    As far as the FX go, I think they are easy enough to control and the basics are there (reverbs, delays, etc.) However they didn’t blow me away sonically at least for recording- just a hair on the cheapy sounding side. I’ve been fine with them in live application though and they are certainly adequate for this price point.

    Overall, this is a great sounding mixer that’s the size of a bulky laptop and weighs 8 lbs.! Combine it with some nice active loudspeakers (I use QSC K10s) and you’ve got a powerful system that fits in your trunk.

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  3. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This thing is amazing, April 16, 2011
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    James

    This review is from: Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects (Electronics)
    I have done some recording in the past with audio interfaces and the sound quality has been meh. I didn’t think I could get a real deal recording sound for less than the price of my car (+ or – 3k). I went to the g center to get an upgraded interface and a mixer and the audio tech said there was a few options and that they are all not too shabby for sound quality. Out on a limb I suggested a USB mixer and the guy lit up like a christmas tree and directed me over to the mixers. He basically said this is what you want. To be honest, I am a little nieve in going out on a limb trying something that hasnt really been reviewed yet. The tech seemed to know what he was talking about and if he was this excited about a 300 dollar (chump change in the music gear world) piece of equipment, I was going to take a shot at it. I have a yamaha MO-8, I am mainly a pianist, as well as guitars and a bass. It took me an hour to set up and figure out how to use. My mac recognized everything immediately (this was a problem I had with a previous audio interface) without drivers and the sound quality is superb. The pre-amps are wicked nice and the effects are incredible. I recorded a demo song with my MO-8 and it sounds like a studio. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a great usb mixer, this thing is phenominal.

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