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Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects   

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The ZED-10FX is an amazing, compact desktop mixer, ideal for small band mixing. It is ultra portable for carrying to the gig, and can be used for rec...Read More

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Small-format mulitpurpose USB-equipped mixer with 10 inputs and built-in effects.

The ZED-10FX is an amazing, compact desktop mixer, ideal for small band mixing. It is ultra portable for carrying to the gig, and can be used for recording live or in the studio. 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. It is also equipped with professional XLR main stereo outputs and a flexible monitoring section with headphone and speaker feed outputs. Unlike it's sibling, the ZED-10, the ZED-10FX also boasts a set of fabulous effects to give shimmering reverbs and enhance your sound.

The ZED-10FX is great for live mixing. The layout makes it very simple to use and easy to achieve a great sound. It can be used for recording a live show, and can also be used for an audio project at home that you can build up track by track using the USB digital audio interface.

The flexibility, quality, and price-point of this mixer makes it stand out from the crowd. You can plug your guitars or instruments straight into the class A discrete FET high impedance inputs, it can accommodate up to four microphones, two stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility, and separate 2-track record outputs. It also has a stereo playback input for 2-track replay or perhaps interval music from a CD player, XLR main stereo outputs with inserts, comprehensive monitoring with headphones, and separate monitor speaker outputs, 48V microphone phantom power, DI level switching for sub mixing, and last but not least, the same digital effects algorithms as those used on Allen & Heath's flagship digital consoles costing 150 times as much.

FEATURES
  • 4 mic/line, 2 with Class A FET high impedance
  • Neutrik mic XLR
  • Neutrik 1/4" jacks
  • 3-band EQ with MusiQ
  • 2 Auxes
  • Sound image pan
  • Illuminated PFL indicator
  • Stereo returns & playback
  • All inputs with level control
  • 12-bar meters
  • Professional FX
  • Responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
  • 2 stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility
  • Separate 2-track record outputs
  • Stereo playback input for 2-track replay
  • XLR main stereo outputs with inserts
  • Comprehensive monitoring
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
  • Stereo monitor outs
  • 48V microphone phantom power
  • DI level switching for sub mixing

SPECIFICATIONS

ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects

  • Send options: Main Mix left + Right (post master level, Aux + FX bus (Aux is a pre-fade send, FX is a post fade send), and Record bus left + right (separate stereo bus to Main Mix)
  • Return options: To playback input (through jack socket break contacts)
  • To stereo 2 channel (through jack socket break contacts)
  • Operating Levels: Inputs
  • Mono Channel (XLR) Input -10 to -60dBU for nominal (+11dBu in max)
  • Stereo input (Jack or phono sockets) 0dBu nominal (control = Off to +15dB)
  • Outputs
  • L/R Outputs (XLR) 0dBu nominal + 21dBu maximum
  • Aux & FX Outputs (Jack sockets) 0dBu nominal. +dBu max.
  • Record & Monitor Outputs (phono sockets) 0dBu nominal. +21 dBu maximum
  • Frequency Response
  • Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain + 0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
  • Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB 10Hz to 30kHz
  • Stereo in to Mix L/R +0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
  • THD+N
  • Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 10dB gain 1kHz + 10dBu out 0.002%
  • Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain 1kHz 0.01%
  • Line in to Mix L/R OUT 0dB gain 0dBu 1kHz 0.003%
  • Stereo in to Mix L/R out 0dBu +10 1kHz 0.002%
  • Gtr Input to Mix L/R Out, 0dBu, Boost OUT 0.015%
  • Gtr input to Mix L/R Out, 0dBu, Boost IN 2% Second Harmonic
  • Headroom
  • Analog headroom from nominal (0Vu) 21dB
  • USB in & out headroom from nominal (0Vu) 14dB
  • Noise
  • Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz - 127dBu
  • Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, levels min, 22-22kHz-96dBu
  • Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, Levels min, 22-22kHz-96dBu
  • Dimensions: 10.8"D x 3.7"H x 13"W
  • Weight: 3.3kg
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Allen & HeathZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Simple controls (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Fantastic mixer with very nice effects for vocals.

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from Washington State

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Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

Fantastic Mixer with very nice effects processor.

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5.0

SOLID build quality in a portable footprint

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from Huntington Beach, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Rack mounting was awkward

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

Every time I think I've exhausted all the functions of this tiny wonder, something new pops up and I realize it has yet another great function. This is the best small format mixer you can get for the money. Absolutely NO wiggle on the knobs. Great programmable effects. Can be rack mounted as well, but that takes a little more effort. The killer feature though are the TWO high Z inputs (no DI box required) and the recessed gain buttons in the rear for either boosting a few channels and/or reducing the overall outputs.
Can be transported in a laptop bag. A ton of great routing options and as an interface. I record to an iPad.
Great mixer and would definitely purchase another (possibly more channels) if this one ever breaks.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every computer should have one

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from Stanton, ND

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Ah Eq's Are Wonderful
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Professional Recording
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

    This mixing board makes almost any mic sound great! A&H EQ's are wonderful! User's manual is easy to understand and clear, with nice illustrations. This board is everything I'd expect out of an A&H mixing board, and is small enough for use on my personal computer. On-board effects are very nice, and easy to manipulate with the buttons on the mixing board. It's wonderful for recording without latency in headphones. It's very capable of pushing any (pre-recorded) sound you want down the line during a Skype or FaceTime call. The USB Stereo channel-2 is wonderful to push my music library through my stereo system using monitor out with nice tweaks over the HF and LF bands for that clarity without pushing too much of either highs or lows in the stereo mix. No more tweaking the physical knobs on my stereo system for each "CD." My only regret is that I hadn't bought the A&H ZED 10FX sooner. I could have had this audio experience all this time. I also own an A&H MixWizard 16:2 for live performance, so when I looked for a mixing board for my personal computer, A&H with USB capabilities was the best choice for me. I love this little mixing board.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent mixer and interface

    By 

    from South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

    This is an excellent mixer/interface with 8 inputs, I believe, total. It is easy to use from the get-go and has good sound output. I use it both for mics and occasionally instruments to sent their sound to speakers and as an interface for sending sound to a computer for recording music tracks. I actually have bought 2 of these mixers for different locations. They are study and so far, knock on wood, I have not had a single problem with them in 2-3 years or more of using them.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    For the money a bang for the buck

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    from Winston-Salem, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Actually I Purchased To
    • A Very Nice Soild Mixer
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • For An Easy Steup
    • I Love The Effects On It
    • I Would Highly Recommend
    • The Mixer Sounds Great
    • To Use With My Keyboards
    • Versatile
    • Very Easy To Use
    • What I Love Is Sweep Mids

    Cons

    • Channel
    • No Mids On The Last Two
    • No Mute On Channels

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Well The Mixer Great

    Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

    I would like to see mute on each channel. And on the last 2 channels treble mids and bass. Other than that a great mixer and each mixer sould come with and Allen Health BAG!.. Over all a solid and sound mixers.

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    5.0

    One of the Best small mixers

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    from Marietta. Ga/

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

      Very good preamps on this mixer. Better than average effects. Great for Duo and trio groups.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PERFECT

      By 

      from LAS VEGAS

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Just What I Wanted

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

        PLEASED WITH THIS SHIPMENT, AS ALWAYS, WITH YOUR COMPANY. COURTEOUS SALES PERSON ON THE PHONE, PROMPT SHIPMENT, ARRIVAL AS PROMISED

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Mixer

        By 

        from Corpus Christi, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

          We're using this unit in our recording studio as a means to channel multiple sources such as percussion instruments, keyboard, stringed instruments onto one recorded track on our recording device. This unit works great to that end. We haven't really touched all of its capabilities yet like the USB connection to a PC but feel reasonably sure it will live up to all of our expectations. We use the ZED-12FX for live performances which is why we selected the 10FX for the studio based on its delivery, ease of operation, durability and reliability. You can't go wrong with the 10FX...we are very pleased with this unit.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for Hobbyist or Amateur Performer

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          from Encinitas, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No Sliders

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

          I've been playing for decades, finally decided to get a mixer for recording and live performances. Based on my requirements, Musician's Friend talked me out of a cheap Peavey and into this fine little board. It's fairly intuitive, and within a couple of days I had laid tracks down in Garageband and played them back wirelessly via Airport Express using iTunes. Not bad for a guy in his 50s who never did any of that before! Well worth the price charged, and I'm grateful for the helpful advice. Sound quality is very good, even better when I upgraded to Mogami cables.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Little Mixer

          By 

          from Southern Maine

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances

            Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects:

            I love the compact size, the quiet operation and the adjustable effects. I use this when I perform solo with an acoustic guitar, a hollow body electric, a Shure 55 mic and a Meinl electronic kick bass pedal. I use Yamaha MSR250 powered speakers and the system sounds very warm and natural. The built in effects allow me to leave my other effects home. Besides live performances, I use this mixer for home recording with a Tascam DP-008. Very quiet and clean. I got this to replace an aging Mackie 1402. I hear a definite improvement in sound quality.

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