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Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection

B&H # ALZED14 Mfr # AH-ZED-14
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You Pay: $399.00
Product Highlights
  • USB Connection for Mac and PC
  • 14 Input Channels
  • 3-Band EQ Section
  • Four AUX Sends
  • Mono and Stereo Channels

The Allen and Heath ZED-14 Mixing Console is a flexible, compact mixing desk for today's home studio, project recording and small live sound reinforcement applications. The ZED-14 features 14 inputs comprised of 6-mono and 4-stereo channels. The mono inputs provide high quality microphone preamps and three-band EQ. The ZED-14 features a USB connector for direct integration with Mac and Windows computers and a copy of Sonar LE recording software is included.

USB Connection
A USB connection provides direct connection to Mac and Windows computers. Sonar LE recording software is also included.
Six Mono Inputs
There are six mono channels with line and microphone input connections.
Four Stereo Inputs
The four stereo channels feature stereo-paired 1/4" phone connectors for stereo devices such as recorders, effects, keyboards, etc.
Flexible EQ Section
All mono channels feature a 3-band EQ with sweepable mid-range. The stereo channels feature 2-band EQ.
Inserts
Inserts on all mono channels and stereo output provide flexible routing and control to outboard processors, effects, monitors, etc.
Balanced Outputs
The main output section feature a pair of balanced XLR connectors.
Total # Of Inputs 14
Mic/Line Inputs 3-pin XLR Balanced Microphone x3
1/4" Phone Balanced Line x14
Stereo Line Inputs ST1 - ST4 1/4" Phone L/R Stereo
In-Line Inputs/Returns No
AUX Sends 1/4" TRS Phone x4
AUX Returns 1/4" TRS Phone x4
Inserts 1/4 TRS Phone x8 (Mono chs and Main Stereo Out)
BUS (Group) Outputs No
2 Trk Master I/O Main Output: Balanced 3-pin XLR
ALT I/O USB Connector 1/4" Phone Mono Out
Monitor Outputs RCA Stereo Phono - ALT Out
RCA Stereo Phono - REC Out
EQ Section 3-Band with Mid Sweep On all Mono Channels
2-Band On Stereo Channels
Solo/Mute Mute and PFL Solo
Channel Level Control 100mm Fader
Trim/Gain Control Rotary Control
Phantom Power +48V Switched Globally
Metering 12 Segment Peak LEDs
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio -88dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.004%
Power Supply 100-240V 47-63Hz 40W Max
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.11 x 4.35 x 18.30" (384 x 110.69 x 465mm)
Weight 14.3 lb (6.5 kg)
Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Sonar LE Install CD
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Allen & HeathZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Excellent sound (12)
    • Simple controls (9)
    • Versatile (8)
    • Compact (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (9)
      • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Sound elegance

      Bought a Mackie 1202 VLZ 3 mixer to use as a solo guitar and vocalist - and it worked well, but boomy lower mids were overbearing, leading me to web blogs on the subject...Read complete review

      Bought a Mackie 1202 VLZ 3 mixer to use as a solo guitar and vocalist - and it worked well, but boomy lower mids were overbearing, leading me to web blogs on the subject of mixers. Zed boards were continually named as superior to the Mackie - plus, the Zeds have a midrange sweep eq and so I bought one and . . . problem solved. In addition to this important feature, I found the Zed14 to have a sweeter sound than the Mackie. Now if I had to bet my life on which board would survive a ten-floor drop to concrete and still conduct sound, I've bet on the Mackie - built like a tank. However, I don't drop mixers from rooftops very often. Additionally, the Zed has more features including stereo faders, four aux sends, stereo inserts, 6 XLR ins, on and on. The USB out to the recording console is of no interest to me, but further enables this fine board for use by a wider clientele than the Mackie. Either board works well and is a fine product - the mid sweep really carries the day and is an invaluable tool for sounding great live. You will spend more to house the Zed in a case than you will the Mackie, as the Mackie is very compact and the Zed rather large. I say, buy the Zed and dig the feel!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Horrible hiss!

      I'm extremely disappointed in this product. There is a constant and horrible hiss coming from this board that I cannot get rid of. I've spent more than the original cost of this board in...Read complete review

      I'm extremely disappointed in this product. There is a constant and horrible hiss coming from this board that I cannot get rid of. I've spent more than the original cost of this board in added peripherals to try to get rid of this noise and nothing has helped. I'm now seemingly trapped in limbo with support trying to get assistance and/or warranty repair with absolutely no response. Terrible, simply terrible!

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      5.0

      Awsome

      By telez94

      from Indianapolis Indiana

      Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

      Easy to set up, Easy to handle with your computer

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      5.0

      Best mixing board by far

      By IAC

      from Brooklyn , NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

        Excellence at its best. When it comes to sound quality and durability, this mixer is the best in its class.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Horrible hiss!

        By mh208

        from Orlando, FL

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

            I'm extremely disappointed in this product. There is a constant and horrible hiss coming from this board that I cannot get rid of. I've spent more than the original cost of this board in added peripherals to try to get rid of this noise and nothing has helped. I'm now seemingly trapped in limbo with support trying to get assistance and/or warranty repair with absolutely no response. Terrible, simply terrible!

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            5.0

            Excellent Replacement

            By Dano

            from Central PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Music Videos
              • Performances
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

              Purchase for our church to replace a failing mixer. This board has excellent sound, better than the one we repaced, even when it was new. Easy to adjust and control. The onboard equalizer is great. Our sound is mostly live presentations and the very first day several folks expressed their pleasure with how wellt eh sound system had started to work... Had to tell them it was new. Excellent product, great sound. I would recommend this product. If there is any problem with it... it is in the fact that it does ore than I am capable of using.
              I would recommend this to a friend, in fact, I did!

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              5.0

              Great mixer!

              By Jahmontee

              from Flagstaff, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                The Zed-14 excedes my expectation of a quality mixer and blows my Mackie 1694vlz out of the water!

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                4.0

                good little box for our needs

                By Professor Leo

                from Pittsburg, KS

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                This is a great box four our limited needs. We have a couple of mics hooked up to it along with ins and outs from a tape deck and outs from a turntable (just in case we need the older tech). It provides great sound going into the computer though the USB to the sound editing software. Sound coming back to the board through USB is good, too. I also like the fact that they included a miniplug jack for headphones (about time!).

                There are no powered monitor outs on this board, but we used one pair of aux outs and an amp. That worked for us. Also, there are no effects on the board, but you can do all of that on the computer. It's a simple board to understand right out of the box, and simple is good when you're dealing with 85 undergraduates with audio assignments and one audio booth!

                Overall, if you're looking for clean sound, relatively few inputs, no bells, no whistles, a USB i/o, and a pretty low price tag, you can't go wrong with this one.

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                5.0

                The Zed 14

                By fred

                from Minneapolis Mn.

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                My experience with the ZED line has been nothing short of magnificent. It is an affordable option for those of us who cannot afford the digital line. This is more than enough gear for a worship band to play through.
                What a blessing it is to work with this gear as well as with B&H. sweet fast and honest - no hassles. Great experience all the way around - thanks

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                5.0

                Great deal!

                By Carlos

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • The under panel switches

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                The USB connection is definitely a plus and the console configuration is very nice and easy to use.

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                3.0

                A surreal problem

                By JC the Tech

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great feature set

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                    While this console has some fantastic features, oddly, after a couple of different ZED models, I've found that they have RF issues when used in older buildings. I flipped both attempts to Mackie consoles and haven't had any issues. As an event production soundman, I need something that's pretty bullet proof under all possible circumstances, and RF is not acceptable. If they could solve the problem, I'd certainly reconsider, but for now.....

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                    5.0

                    outstanding mixer!

                    By the quiet dude

                    from arlington, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                          this mixer did not surprise me because i read about how great it was already, and it is everything others say about it. well built, amazing sound, great function and reliability. amazing quality. i am impressed! that's all i am saying.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Solid performer!

                          By DEZ

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                              The Allen & Heath ZED14 is a solid performer! This small, rack mountable console has become the standard for our school site portable and permanent installs. The four stereo channels are great for devises like CD, DVD, iPod and computer inputs for the classroom or MPR setting.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Sound elegance

                              By Pinchepablo

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                              Bought a Mackie 1202 VLZ 3 mixer to use as a solo guitar and vocalist - and it worked well, but boomy lower mids were overbearing, leading me to web blogs on the subject of mixers. Zed boards were continually named as superior to the Mackie - plus, the Zeds have a midrange sweep eq and so I bought one and . . . problem solved. In addition to this important feature, I found the Zed14 to have a sweeter sound than the Mackie. Now if I had to bet my life on which board would survive a ten-floor drop to concrete and still conduct sound, I've bet on the Mackie - built like a tank. However, I don't drop mixers from rooftops very often. Additionally, the Zed has more features including stereo faders, four aux sends, stereo inserts, 6 XLR ins, on and on. The USB out to the recording console is of no interest to me, but further enables this fine board for use by a wider clientele than the Mackie. Either board works well and is a fine product - the mid sweep really carries the day and is an invaluable tool for sounding great live. You will spend more to house the Zed in a case than you will the Mackie, as the Mackie is very compact and the Zed rather large. I say, buy the Zed and dig the feel!

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Perfect for studio

                              By Oslo Television Production Team

                              from Vero Beach Fl

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                                Using this mixer in small television studio. Mic plugged in and we were ready to go. works beautifully.

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                                4.0

                                Great sounding mixer.

                                By elmer

                                from St. Louis, MO

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Usb is only two channels

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                                This mixer is very well built and sounds great. It really gets out of the way and lets your mix shine. The only reason I gave it four stars is because of the rather limited usb output. Don't get me wrong, recording to two channels is great for live applications, but very limited for studio work. Highly recommended. Very quiet. British sound.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Crystal Clear

                                By HNO Productions, Inc.

                                from Miami, FL

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                                  After purchasing the board, had a live gig a couple of days later from the arrival date and the board was perfect. The sound coming into the board was beautiful, it was easy to use, the sliders were smooth, and the knobs were accurate. Allen & Heath continue putting out the best in the market!

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Board for Live Recording!

                                  By Mitch

                                  from Indian River, FL

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Controls
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                                    This board always gives us crystal clear sound when recording live events and we have had no issues with USB as was mentioned in another review here.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Live to 2 workhorse

                                    By Cohen Studio

                                    from Chautauqua NY

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                                      This board is extremely versatile and has worked out nicely on both Mac and PC as simply plug and play interfacing. The in and out options on the board are very convenient.

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                                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      coluld have better driver technology

                                      By androide

                                      from mexico city

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Controls
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Quality Sound

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Allen & Heath ZED14 - 14-Channel Recording and Live Sound Mixer with USB Connection:

                                        bought the ZED for a small pro studio, mostly for pre mixing mic recorings on booth.

                                        The good..
                                        Pro-feeling Long Faders
                                        Very Flexible wiring settings
                                        Robust and very stylish
                                        Fair price if it were to work right.

                                        The not so good...
                                        The USB CODEC drivers are awful, they made a mess on my USB ports on two different computers. (mac) might work well on pc, don't know. It starts working fine for a few days, and then.. oh surprise, a terrible hiss comes out and it feedsback for seconds. Hiss goes off after reseting and using a different audio card. No update or driver fix available.

                                        Conclusion...
                                        Allen & Heath Could have spared the USB-pc link, at least for mac, and bring down its price at least a 100. It works awesome if used only as an analog mixing console.

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