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Dave Dermont

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Allen & Heath ZED-24
« on: January 22, 2011, 11:47:49 am »



Although I have owned it for over a year, I finally had a chance to bring my Allen & Heath ZED24 mixer out into the wild.

The ZED 24 is a small mixer with 16 mic/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. There are two pre-fader auxiliaries and two post fader auxiliaries. None of the auxiliaries are pre/post switchable.

The USB I/O can send audio to a computer from either a pair of auxiliary sends (1/2 or 3/4) or the main mix. The main mix USB send can be pre or post the main faders. USB audio is sent from a computer to stereo input four. The USB audio I/O can be used for recording, playback, or as an effects send/return with the effect being whatever plug-in you can run on your favorite flavor audio application. The ZED 24 comes packaged with Cakewalk Sonar LE.

It's got got some nice 100mm faders, which are a joy to push. This is especially true if you get stuck using a mixer named after a city in Italy or the small mixers made buy the popular USA manufacturers that use shorter faders. The channel EQ is a three-band type. The single sweepable midrange has a range of 120Hz to 4kHz

An important thing to keep in mind is that the ZED 24 sells for less than $700.00. Despite the low price, it's big enough to do a lot of gigs. It's also small enough to carry under one arm.

So far, I have used the mixer at a couple fund-raising gigs for the new local community radio station, and for the outdoor stage at my home town's First Night celebration on  New Year's Eve.

If you need a mixer with 16 microphone inputs, and two monitor sends and two effects sends are enough for what you want to do, then the Allen & Heath ZED 24 is something worth looking at. It's the biggest little $700.00 mixer out there.
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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24 at Blitz Communications UK
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 01:15:01 pm »



Dave,

These desks are proving quite popular. The pic above is Rob Faulkner of Blitz Communications, with one of twenty-four, that they own.

Iain.
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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 07:40:45 pm »

i've owned 2x of the ZED14's for some time now and love them... cheap, easy to use and sound ooook to be fair = Never let me down :)

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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 12:01:52 pm »

I dont sell them :?

There's some good offers on ebay for these desks or setup a trade account for Allen & Heath products

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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24 missing picture
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 01:11:05 pm »

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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 12:10:42 am »

I am interested in buying ZED 24, it's a good multipurpose mixer for live sound & recording, can you give some discount?

I just bought one of these boards a few months ago from North Sound and Light. They had the best price i could find, and they always offer fantastic customer service.
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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 08:13:50 pm »

Whats the cost over in the states ?

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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 10:49:33 pm »

I bought the ZED 22-FX a couple of years ago.  The onboard effects work, barely, and were not worth giving up a post-fade aux.  The rest of the board is very nice.  The USB feature is handy.
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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 05:13:53 am »

We have a ZED14 here.
The preamps and EQ leave a lot to be desired! Also likes to blow fuses if you plug it in with the power switch on.
Faders are nice (if a little cheap feeling, but it's to be expected) and USB function is useful.
I'd rather buy a secondhand Venice than the equivalent ZED board new however.

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Re: Allen & Heath ZED-24
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 10:11:26 am »

We have a ZED14 here.
........... likes to blow fuses if you plug it in with the power switch on.


Then don't do that!
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