Allen & Heath ZED-16FX, ZED-18

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Allen & Heath ZED-16FX, ZED-18

Jan 23, 2012 1:00 AM, By Erin Shipps, senior associate editor

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Live recording mixers

New to the ZED range of multi-purpose live sound and recording mixers, ZED-16FX and ZED-18 each have 10 fully featured mono channels and three or four dual stereo channels, respectively. Both mixers have a connection for USB send and return for recording, playback and effects. The 10 mono mic/line inputs feature Allen & Heath's DuoPre two-stage preamp, 3-band MusiQ EQ with swept mid frequency, and 100mm faders. The stereo inputs have 2-band EQ and inputs for extra sources, and there are four auxes accessible from each mono and stereo channel. Additionally, the ZED-16FX has a built-in FX processor with TAP tempo delay settings and a 24-bit/48kHz conversion rate, with access to a comprehensive set of 16 in-house designed effects.

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