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Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer  

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Overview
  • Multipurpose mixer with USB for live sound, recording and production
  • 16 mono mic/line inputs
  • 4 stereo line inputs
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Fantastic sound, rugged build, and imaginative features.

The Allen & Heath ZED 24 audio mixer has a fantastic pedigree: nearly 40 years of making mixing desks for professional sound engineers. The ZED 24 mixer's audio circuitry is based on years of continual development and refinement. All the elements within the mixer have been perfected to insure the very best sound quality possible.

This is a mixer with broad appeal, from entry-level to professionals. You get fantastic sound, rugged build quality, and imaginative features. The ZED 24 mixer is equally happy running your gig on stage, recording live, or mixing down in your studio at home.

The features are incredibly advanced for a mixer at this level. The ZED 24 has 23 independent sources to the mix, 10 independent outputs, 4 aux sends (2 pre and 2 post fade), a USB send and return for PC or Mac recording, playback and effects, a unique dual stereo input capability and some very advanced monitoring facilities.

In fact, the ZED 24 mixer is so packed with great features that you'd think it would cost much, much more! In addition to 16 mono channels there are 4 stereo channels, each with a main stereo input on jack sockets and the ability to take additional stereo inputs from phono sockets or from the USB audio input, enabling you to control and route any source.

The ZED 24 mixer features a responsive 3-band swept-mid EQ, with an optimized slope for equalizing individual instruments. The ZED 24 also features high quality DuoPre pre-amps, which use a two stage design, with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage, offering lots of headroom. Allen & Heath includes the excellent SONAR LE digital audio workstation software for Windows with the ZED 24 multipurpose mixer. With audio and MIDI multitrack recording and mixing capability, effects plug-ins and editing features, SONAR LE enables the ZED 24 audio mixer to become a live sound, recording, or home recording mixer.

Features
  • Multipurpose mixer with USB for live sound, recording and production
  • 16 mono mic/line inputs
  • 4 stereo line inputs
  • DuoPre mic preamplifiers
  • Insert points
  • High pass filter
  • Responsive 3-band swept mid-channel EQ
  • 4 aux sends (2 pre-, 2 post-fade)
  • Stereo imaging control on every channel
  • Channel mute switches
  • Professional 100mm faders
  • Stereo return
  • 2-track return
  • USB send and return for PC/MAC with controls for recording playback and effects
  • USB Audio In/Out: USB 1.1 compliant 16bit
  • Sample Rate: 32, 44.1, or 48kHz
  • Advanced monitoring facilities
  • 1/4 inch and 3.5mm headphones outputs
  • Stereo record out
  • Alternative stereo out
  • Mono sum of LR output
  • Main LR
  • 12-bar LR meters
  • Master controls for aux1&2

Get this multipurpose mixer with USB for live sound, recording and production. Call or click today!

 
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Allen & HeathZED-24 Mixer
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Without a doubt

      For the price, the features are very difficult to beat, in any combination. The ability to punch in and out any channel (mute button) is essential for noise reduction in both live...Read complete review

      For the price, the features are very difficult to beat, in any combination. The ability to punch in and out any channel (mute button) is essential for noise reduction in both live and studio situations (this board is used for both applications in my world). All other elements here work nicely together, and provide options when you know what you are doing. By thinking through your desired result, you can perform some tricks (albeit at the cost of a channel or two for effects) that get you where you need to be. The flexibility is outstanding, and the systemic noise is nearly zero.If there is any negative at all, it is the lack of submixing groups and dedicated send/return loops for outboard effects. But for the price, I suppose it is difficult to expect those two things. The work-around I created was using the AUX 1 & 2 systems for reverb and delay respectively, bringing the "wet" signals back into a pair of channels. I have an I-Pod feeding a stereo signal of backing tracks into stereo channel 23-24 as a solo guitarist. Using another Aux feed, I can send that signal straight to a secondary (powered) mixer that simulates "sidefills" for bass/keyboard/drum mix, and then pump the signal out front on the mains. With that rig, extra microphones (channels) are no problem. The USB port was a key selling point on this mixer, because of the recording flexibility it offers. (One of the HUGE negatives of most other mixers -- they should ALL have that feature in today's digital era.)With the channel overhead present in this situation, I can use the board in many ways. ALWAYS get more channels than your wildest dream can imagine using, because the future always pushes limits inconceivable when you are first shopping.In all, I couldn't find better features for the price, so I snagged it. It was a good choice. Knowing I could be doing pro sound reinforcement for other bands, political rally speaking engagements, and assorted performing venues/recording for myself -- flexibility was a requirement. I got it in this board. Over a year now, no problems whatsoever. Solid engineering. Yep -- I would recommend this board to all but the most demanding mixing environments (those who simply cannot live without multiple sub-mixes for very complicated live rigs & multiple monitor systems).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      24 ch with no groups

      Sounds ok, lacks routing. I hate it when I have to use this mixer to mix a show.
      Mixer works well enough. It has 24 channels and no groups, what the...Read complete review

      Sounds ok, lacks routing. I hate it when I have to use this mixer to mix a show.
      Mixer works well enough. It has 24 channels and no groups, what the heck was this board made to do? No pre / post switch for aux 1 and 2, only two main outs.
      I used it for mobile live audio work so it gets moved all the time and it still works.
      I would never buy this product.

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      4.0

      The Best Sound Is In Your Hands

      By Kabod Music Sound

      from San Juan, PR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

      I like too much this mixer, have great sound, professional controls, great volume... For the price is the better in this category...

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bought used and abused it works perfect!

      By MaiKätzchen

      from SW Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Foh Mixer
        • Podcasting

        Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

        I didn't buy this here, but at the bankrupcy auction of an evangelist. It hadn't had the best of handling, but replacing a few knobs and a scary looking power cord made it a nearly beautiful piece of equipment; except for a few dings on the control surface and case. The origional owner just jammed his equipment in the van and never heared about ATA cases. Its appearance scared all the bidders, so I got it for a rediculusly small cost; but when plugged in it worked perfectly in spite of the obvious abuse.

        I have a weekly gig where I set up in a cancer patient's hospital room to weekly record his podcasts, and I can wheel the whole kit, 2 microphones, the mixer, headphones and active monitor speakers into the room on a single cart. I need no external signal processing with this unit.

        It is my standby FOH mixer when my other mixers (An Allen and Heath PA-20, and Venue 48,) are busy.

        I like it and give it four and a half stars.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Smooth sounding little mixer

        By Squatyboy

        from Arkansaw, WI.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          Interesting that some of the toggles (phantom power and signal path modifiers)are sized and placed so you need a pen or a stylus to change the position. I suppose you wouldn't want that type of toggle to be out there where it would get nudged. Pretty good bang for the buck. Haven't tried recording in the studio with it yet, but it sounds darn good, live. One thing: It seems to take more power to achieve the same amplitude with my PA system.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great mixer

          By Jimbo

          from Ohio

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          Overall it is built like a tank, sounds awesome, love the usb feature and all the xlr inputs.
          Love the features of this mixer but kinda wish it had sub channels and another couple of outs.
          Very well built and sounds great. I have been using this mixer for about 3 months and would buy another.
          Good value for a mixer this size

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          24 ch with no groups

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          Sounds ok, lacks routing. I hate it when I have to use this mixer to mix a show.
          Mixer works well enough. It has 24 channels and no groups, what the heck was this board made to do? No pre / post switch for aux 1 and 2, only two main outs.
          I used it for mobile live audio work so it gets moved all the time and it still works.
          I would never buy this product.

          Comment on this review

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Experience To Believe It

          By Nitnub-ksaGh

          from NW Ohio

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          As a musician who always worked through Peavey, Yamaha, Mackie mix boards and a few behringers, I seldom found much real difference in the sound or setting up a good mix. ZEach seemed to have one or more shortcomings that you deal with and work around. It's just what you do to optimize what you have. Recently I filled in for a well equipped and funded local band. They had this mixer with Crown XLS and JBL's. I assisted in setting up and getting the mix. As a micing drummer, I often become involved with getting the sound right so I can play as ussual with confidence that I don't splash out the sound and I lay tightly in the main mix. When it's right, you play better.I can state with total certainty that this mixer is miles away from anything I have ever used before. The contol is so tight and accurate tiny moves make needed differences in the mix. Eq's are true and do shape the wave. Pre and Post aux sends are incredibly useful in setting up monitor mixes as well as effects. It is difficult to express the true difference this level of quality can make, but not hard to appreciate it when you perform. I have determined that I will begin my new savings account as a dedicated account to get one of my own for our band. Yes it makes that big of a difference.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          extraordinary well built

          By Israel Roldan

          from Puerto Rico

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          i have mine for a several months now and it is a mean machine, from the preamps to the usb jack you feel quality at its best. each knob, each fader are carefully calibrated to the tiniest of the adjustmens I mean you want 1db you got it you want less than that you can have it too. road ready constructed with sealed pots and faders bright led iluminations and a sort of options, the only thing I miss are aditional buses for comodities such as sub mixing or for FOHalthough you can use the auxes for that.

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Board for the Buck!!!

          By Happy

          from Somewhere in middle USA

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          Had mine for several years now and had no problems. The USB connectivity works great for recording and playback, unfortunately the board driver will only record at 16bit though, but unless you are doing ultra-high end production (and if you are you wouldn't be using this board anyway) you won't notice it. Between rehearsals and performances, this board gets used anywhere from 2 to 8 hours a day, six days a week, and has never missed a beat. If you are looking for a board with lots of channels and Aux's you won't find a better deal. I spent 3 months researching and I'm glad I did.

          Comment on this review

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Without a doubt

          By Aaron-4M-5X

          from MON (middle of nowhere), PA

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          For the price, the features are very difficult to beat, in any combination. The ability to punch in and out any channel (mute button) is essential for noise reduction in both live and studio situations (this board is used for both applications in my world). All other elements here work nicely together, and provide options when you know what you are doing. By thinking through your desired result, you can perform some tricks (albeit at the cost of a channel or two for effects) that get you where you need to be. The flexibility is outstanding, and the systemic noise is nearly zero.If there is any negative at all, it is the lack of submixing groups and dedicated send/return loops for outboard effects. But for the price, I suppose it is difficult to expect those two things. The work-around I created was using the AUX 1 & 2 systems for reverb and delay respectively, bringing the "wet" signals back into a pair of channels. I have an I-Pod feeding a stereo signal of backing tracks into stereo channel 23-24 as a solo guitarist. Using another Aux feed, I can send that signal straight to a secondary (powered) mixer that simulates "sidefills" for bass/keyboard/drum mix, and then pump the signal out front on the mains. With that rig, extra microphones (channels) are no problem. The USB port was a key selling point on this mixer, because of the recording flexibility it offers. (One of the HUGE negatives of most other mixers -- they should ALL have that feature in today's digital era.)With the channel overhead present in this situation, I can use the board in many ways. ALWAYS get more channels than your wildest dream can imagine using, because the future always pushes limits inconceivable when you are first shopping.In all, I couldn't find better features for the price, so I snagged it. It was a good choice. Knowing I could be doing pro sound reinforcement for other bands, political rally speaking engagements, and assorted performing venues/recording for myself -- flexibility was a requirement. I got it in this board. Over a year now, no problems whatsoever. Solid engineering. Yep -- I would recommend this board to all but the most demanding mixing environments (those who simply cannot live without multiple sub-mixes for very complicated live rigs & multiple monitor systems).

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME!!!!!

          By One Ton Gunn

          from Winona,MN

          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED-24 Mixer:

          This board RULES. Period.

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