Allen & Heath Release Three New ZED Mixers: ZED-420, ZED-428, ZED-436
Allen & Heath has announced three new models to the ZED range of small format, USB-equipped mixers for live performance, recording, and production, the ZED-420, ZED-428 and ZED-436 mixers.
The ZED-420 contains 16 mono and 2 dual stereo channels; the ZED-428 features 24 mono and 2 dual stereo channels; and the ZED-436 houses 32 channel and 2 dual stereo channels.
Similar to the smaller ZED-14, the 4 bus series features the same high performance DuoPre padless preamp, which is a quality microphone circuit and an optimised line input circuit, rather than one pre-amp handling both mic and line signals. It uses a two stage design with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage, offering high headroom and a low noise, clean signal path.
The ZED 4 bus series has a responsive 4-band, 2-swept mids EQ with in/out switch, 6 aux sends (2 pre, 2 post, 2 pre/post), 4 sub groups, direct outputs on each mono channel, separate L, R & M main buses, 100mm long throw faders, 2 matrix outputs, and a talkback facility to auxes or LRM. The connectors are placed on the top surface for easy plug-in and patching, and the construction, with individual circuit boards nutted to the top panel, is identical to Allen & Heath’s professional touring mixers.
ZED mixers feature a USB send and return for PC or Mac recording, playback and effects; a unique dual stereo input capability; and advanced monitoring facilities. ZED’s USB output can be configured to allow different signals to be sent to USB, from the LR master, the matrix or the aux busses, with the USB return signal available as a stereo return.
Allen & Heath’s new ZED’s are now shipping for: ZED-420 Â£899, ZED-428 Â£1099, and ZED-436 Â£1299. More information on Allen & Heath’s new ZED mixers.