The Allen & Heath ZED-18 has an incredibly advanced feature-set for a mixer
at this level – it gives musicians, venues and hire companies access to
10 full mono channels and 4 stereo channels in a compact, rack mountable
format. Configurable USB audio in/out makes it easy to capture stereo
The Allen & Heath ZED-18 is a great choice for small bands, venues
and hire companies. In a market full of ‘me too’ mixers these consoles stand out from the
pack with their comprehensive features, fine lines and quality construction.
The Allen & Heath ZED-18 is ideal for groups who need to travel light.
Based on the proven preamps from the hugely successful PA series, the
Allen & Heath ZED-18 has DuoPre preamps, 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 into the second stage of the preamp by using the line
input jack socket, which has the great advantages of less noise and matching
to a higher input impedance
Most important of all, the Allen & Heath ZED-18 lives up to the audio
and build quality standards that have made Allen & Heath one of the most
trusted names in professional audio for more than 40 years.