Allen & Heath AH-ZED-10FX Multipurpose Mixer with FX for Live Sound and Recording

UPC: 6938122235182
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  • 4 mic/line inputs, 2 with Class A FET high impedance inputs.
  • Neutrik mic XLR
  • Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
  • 3 band EQ with MusiQ
  • 1 pre-fade Aux send
  • 1 FX send
  • Sound image pan
  • Illuminated PFL indicator
  • All inputs with level control
  • Responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
  • Comprehensive monitoring
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out

ZED-10FX is an amazing little desk for small band mixing. It is ultra-portable for carrying to the gig and can be used for recording life or in the studio. It comes with configurable USB audio in/out making it easy to capture stereo recordings. 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 outputs. We have added a set of fabulous effects to give shimmering reverbs and enhance your sound.


Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production. The way this has been implemented on ZED is super-flexible and super-easy! No longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your PC to get to the soundcard inputs, only to find that the levels are all wrong and noisy. Just plug in a USB lead to your ZED, select the USB routing on the mixer and the device on your computer and that’s it! CD-quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Switches and connection through jack socket terminals provide different send/return configurations:-


1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post master Level)

2) Aux + FX bus (Aux is a pre-fade send, FX is a post-fade send)

3) Record Bus Left + Right (Separate stereo bus to Main Mix)


1) To Playback input (through jack socket break contacts)

2) To Stereo 2 channel (through jack socket break contacts)


ZED-10FX features a responsive 3-band swept mid frequency EQ design which utilises MusiQ – with optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments.


ZED-10FX has an essential selection of 16 time-delay effects, designed for small groups who don’t want to carry around an effects unit with their gear but who still want great quality FX at their gigs and on their recordings. Our DSP engineers worked hard, crafting and refining beautiful reverb algorithms to enhance every performance. These effects are available nowhere else at this price point – this quality and integration is only available from the ZED-FX. ZED effects are easily controlled using 3 buttons with 9 display LEDs. For example, the ideal delay time can be quickly tapped-in, or the perfect amount of reverb on the lead vocal can be dialled-in. There is one-stop navigation and editing – in fact, it’s just as easy as using effects pedals. To alter effects parameters, the TAP button is held down and the up/down buttons pressed to adjust the specific parameter for that effect, for example, the decay length on PLATE, or the depth on CHORUS.


ZED-10FX’s pre-amps are similar in design to our MixWizard range of mixers, but with a twist! Inputs 3 & 4 have a high impedance jack input capable of taking either a normal line level or a low level input from a guitar pickup. These newly designed inputs have been crafted with the aim of replicating the sound of a classic guitar or instrument tube pre-amp in a combo or head amp. An extremely high input impedance ensures loading on pick-ups is minimal and a Class A FET (field effect transistor) circuit powered from 48V is employed to give the valve-like gain stage. There is a gain “Boost” switch associated with the guitar inputs which boosts gain by 26dB to cater for instruments with very low level outputs and the overdrive characteristics of the guitar inputs are very similar to a valve (tube) circuit, being asymmetric and soft. All this makes for a wonderfully natural sound to be reproduced from the instrument, full of warmth and character.

Product Specifications:

Mic Input: 4 x XLR, balanced

Line In Channels: 1 & 2: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm, balanced or unbalanced (mono)

Stereo Input 1: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm (balanced) or RCA (unbalanced) (L/R)

Stereo Input 2: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm, balanced or unbalanced (L/R)

Instrument Input: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm, Hi-Z

Inserts: Stereo Bus, Send/Return: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm

Main Output: 2 x XLR, balanced (L/R)

Effect Sends: 1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm FX output (post-fade send), 1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm Aux output (pre-fade send)

Headphone: 1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm, stereo

Record Output: 2 x RCA

Monitor Output: 2 x RCA

USB: USB stereo I/O

DSP: 48 kHZ / 24-bit

Controls: Tap button, Up/down button

Input: Mono Channel (XLR) Input: -10 to -60 dBu (nominal), +11 dBu (maximum)

Mono Channel Line Input (1/4" Jack): +10 to -40 dBu, +31 dBu (maximum)

Stereo Input (1/4" Jack or RCA): 0 dBu (nominal), control = Off to +15 dB

Output: L/R XLR Outputs, Normal/DI Output: 0 dBu / -30 dBu, +21 dBu / -9 dBu (maximum)

Aux and FX Outputs (1/4" Jacks): 0 dBu (nominal), +21 dBu (maximum)

Record and Monitor Outputs (RCA Jacks): 0 dBu (nominal), +21 dBu (maximum)

Mic Input: Mic In to Mix L/R Out, 30 dB Gain: +0.5/-1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz

Line Input: Line In to Mix L/R Out, 0 dB Gain: +0.5/-1 dB, 10 Hz to 25 kHz

Stereo Input: Stereo In to Mix L/R Out: +0.5/-1 dB, 10 Hz to 30 kHz

Analog  Analog Headroom from Nominal (0 Vu): 21 dB

USB: USB I/O Headroom from Nominal (0 Vu): 14 dB

USB Compliance:USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1-compliant, 16-bit

Sample Rate:32, 44.1, 48 kHz

Phantom Power: 48 V

Dimensions: (WxHxD)13.2 x 3.7 x 10.8" / 336 x 95 x 275 mm

Weight: 7.3 lb / 3.3 kg

More Information
headphones 1 x 1/4"
number_of_preamps 4 x XLR
onboard_effects Yes
other_io 1 x 1/4" (Aux)
item_type Analog
usb 1 x Type B
eq 3-band, Sweepable Mid (CH 1-4), 2-band (CH 5-10 Stereo)
Rackmountable Yes
analog_inputs 4 x TRS (CH 1-4), 6 x TRS (CH 5-10 Stereo), 2 x RCA
analog_outputs 2 x XLR (Main)
channels 10
Manufacturer Part Number AH-ZED10FX
UPC 6938122235182
Condition new
height 6
length 12
width 15