ALLEN & HEATH ZED14, ZED-14, ZED-18, ZED24, ZED 436, ZED18 Owner's manual

ALLEN & HEATH ZED14, ZED-14, ZED-18, ZED24, ZED 436, ZED18 Owner's manual
USER GUIDE
Publication AP6822
Limited One Year Warranty
This product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for period of one year from the date of purchase by the
original owner.
To ensure a high level of performance and reliability for which this
equipment has been designed and manufactured, read this User Guide
before operating. In the event of a failure, notify and return the
defective unit to ALLEN & HEATH Limited or its authorised agent as
soon as possible for repair under warranty subject to the following
conditions
Conditions Of Warranty
The equipment has been installed and operated in accordance with the
instructions in this User Guide.
The equipment has not been subject to misuse either intended or
accidental, neglect, or alteration other than as described in the User
Guide or Service Manual, or approved by ALLEN & HEATH.
Any necessary adjustment, alteration or repair has been carried out by
ALLEN & HEATH or its authorised agent.
This warranty does not cover fader wear and tear.
The defective unit is to be returned carriage prepaid to ALLEN &
HEATH or its authorised agent with proof of purchase.
Units returned should be packed to avoid transit damage.
In certain territories the terms may vary. Check with your ALLEN &
HEATH agent for any additional warranty which may apply.
This product complies with the European Electro magnetic Compatibility
directive 2004/108/EC and the European Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
This product has been tested to EN55103 Parts 1 & 2 1996 for use in
Environments E1, E2, E3, and E4 to demonstrate compliance with the
protection requirements in the European EMC directive 2004/108/EC.
During some tests the specified performance figures of the product were
affected. This is considered permissible and the product has been passed as
acceptable for its intended use. Allen & Heath has a strict policy of ensuring
all products are tested to the latest safety and EMC standards. Customers
requiring more information about EMC and safety issues can contact Allen &
Heath.
NOTE: Any changes or modifications to the console not approved by Allen
& Heath could void the compliance of the console and therefore the users
authority to operate it.
ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide AP6822 Issue 5
Copyright © 2007 Allen & Heath Limited. All rights reserved
Allen & Heath Limited
Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LU, UK
http://www.allen-heath.com
Allen & Heath
2
ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide
PACKED ITEMS
Check that you have received the following:
MIC
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
ST RTN
MIC
LINE
LINE
2TRK RTN
REC OUT
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
L/M
L/M
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
L/M
AUX1 OUT
INSERT L
2
3
4
5
6
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
ST1 IN
ST2 IN
R
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
L/M
ST3 IN
R
ST4 IN
R
1
R
2
3
INSERT
4
INSERT
5
INSERT
6
INSERT
7
INSERT
8
INSERT
9
INSERT
10
0
20
10
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
100Hz
HF
500
-10 -6
63 26
-10 -6
-20
-30
USB
-5
ON
ON
To LR
To 7-8
2k
0
AUX 3-4
To LR
To 11-12
HM
LR PRE
0
+15
-15
+15
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
+15
HF
12kHz
-15
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
PRE
R
PHONES
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
-15
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
-15
LF
+15
STEREO
AUX1
AUX2
+6
OO
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
+6
+6
+6
+6
+6
PRE
+6
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
BAL
=
OUT
BAL
=
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
R
MUTE
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
BAL
R
L
MUTE
INSERT L
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
ST 2 IN
ST 3 IN
R
ST4 IN
R
R
0
GAIN
40
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
0
20
10
63 26
50
-10 -6
63 26
GAIN
0
20
10
10
30
0
GAIN
40
M IC
LINE
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
0
20
10
63 26
50
-10 -6
63 26
GAIN
0
20
10
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
63 26
GAIN
0
20
10
30
0
40
M IC
LINE
50
-10 -6
0
20
10
10
63 26
GAIN
ST
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
-10
RTN
100Hz
HF
100H z
HF
HF
12kHz
100Hz
100Hz
HF
12kHz
HF
12kHz
100Hz
HF
12kHz
100Hz
40
-20
50
-30
HF
12kHz
-10
RTN
0
USB
-5
RTN
0
-20
5
-10
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
R
USB
-5
-15
1k
-15
+15
650
500
1k
1k
1k
500
200
2k
2k
3k
4k
120Hz
MF
-15
+15
650
500
200
2k
3k
120Hz
-15
+15
650
500
200
2k
4k
120Hz
1k
120Hz
-15
+15
650
500
1k
500
200
2k
2k
3k
4k
MF
-15
+15
650
200
3k
4k
MF
120Hz
1k
500
2k
120Hz
AUX1-2
10
ON
ON
To LR
To CH
POWER
5
-30
10
ON
1k
500
2k
To LR
To CH
AUX 3-4
To LR
To CH
120Hz
ST1 -10
1k
2k
3k
4k
120Hz
MF
LR PRE
48V
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
PHANTOM PO WER
UP=LR post
+15
650
200
3k
4k
MF
-15
+15
650
200
3k
4k
MF
-15
+15
650
200
3k
4k
MF
SEND
-20
5
-30
10
100Hz
12kHz
RETURN
0
63 26
HF
12kHz
2 TRK
-5
ST2 -10
-5
0
IN -20
ST3 -10
-5
0
IN -20
5
-30
0
-5
0
IN -20
5
-30
10
HF
5
-30
10
HF
12kHz
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
4k
MF
10
HF
12kHz
HF
12kHz
L
12kHz
=
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
+15
-15
+15
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
OR
AUX1
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
+6
AUX2
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
+15
AUX2
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
PHONES
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
-15
STEREO
PRE
AUX2
PRE
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
AUX1
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
STEREO
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+15
LF
80Hz
STEREO
AUX1
+6
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
PRE
USB RTN
+6
+6
AUX3
+6
AUX3
POST
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
AUX3
POST
OUT
+6
AUX4
POST
ALT
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
POST
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
0
+6
PRE
POST
+6
=
PAN
+6
=
PAN
+6
=
PAN
+6
=
PAN
=
PAN
+6
+6
=
PAN
+6
=
PAN
=
PAN
+6
=
PAN
+6
=
PAN
+6
LR
MO NITOR
POST
+6
=
BAL
0
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
=
BAL
+6
=
BAL
PR E
PO ST
LR
+6
=
BAL
AUX1
MASTER
AUX1
0
MASTER
L
MUTE
PK !
PFL
R
MUTE
OO
+6
OO
+6
L
R
L
R
L
R
MUTE
MUTE
AUX2
L
R
MUTE
L
R
MUTE
L
R
MUTE
L
R
MUTE
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
MUTE
+6
AUX2
MASTER
0
MASTER
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
PK !
+6
PK !
PFL
PFL
PFL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
PFL
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
10
10
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
PFL
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7-8
9-10
OO
11-12
OO
OO
13-14
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
5
PFL
PFL
10
10
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
-15
LF
0
PK !
MAIN OUT
L
LR
MONITOR
LR
+6
OO
BAL
R
10
30
MIC
LINE
63 26
3k
PRE
0
L
0
20
10
100Hz
+15
650
500
120Hz
80Hz
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
40
50
-10 -6
MF
AUX1
ALT
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
0
GAIN
12kHz
-15
200
2k
3k
4k
+6
+6
OO
10
30
MIC
LINE
63 26
HF
1k
120Hz
+6
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
0
20
10
100H z
MF
USB RTN
+6
OO
AUX3
40
50
-10 -6
+15
650
500
200
80Hz
-15
STEREO
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
80Hz
-15
AUX1
GAIN
12kHz
-15
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
L
12kHz
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
LF
80Hz
AUX1
0
MIC
LINE
63 26
12kHz
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
5
10
OO
HF
12kHz
-15
LF
80Hz
STEREO
AUX1
10
30
48V
PHANTOM POWER
0
-30
10
PFL ACTIVE
-15
LF
80Hz
AUX1
0
20
10
100Hz
-5
IN -20
5
-30
OO
HF
12kHz
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
5
10
OO
HF
ST3 -10
0
-30
10
OO
-5
IN -20
5
-30
40
50
-10 -6
HF
ON
To LR
To 9-10
ST2 -10
-5
IN -20
3k
0
GAIN
POWER
UP=LR post
ST1 -10
1k
4k
10
30
AUX1-2
+15
650
AUX1 OUT
PHONES
0
20
10
MIC
LINE
SEND
5
10
OO
L/M
AUX4 OUT
USB
RETURN
0
-30
10
OO
-5
-20
5
-30
-10
RTN
0
-20
10
100Hz
500
120Hz
HM
-10
RTN
0
5
63 26
-15
200
2k
4k
2TRK
-5
OO
HF
1k
3k
120Hz
HM
-10 -6
-10
RTN
40
50
12kHz
+15
650
200
4k
ST
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
63 26
-15
1k
200
4k
HM
40
50
HF
+15
650
500
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
-15
1k
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
HF
+15
650
200
4k
HM
40
50
12kHz
500
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
1k
3k
120Hz
HM
63 26
-15
+15
650
200
3k
4k
0
20
10
GAIN
R
L/M
ALLEN& HEATH
1k
2k
-10 -6
12kHz
-15
+15
650
40
50
L
R
L/M
R
GAIN
ALLEN&HEATH
500
120Hz
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
HF
12kHz
-15
200
GAIN
100Hz
HF
12kHz
0
20
10
10
0
MIC
LINE
ALT OUT
L
R
L/M
ST1 IN
INSERT
INSERT
PHONES
0
MIC
LINE
REC OUT
L
R
R
AUX4 OUT
GAIN
2TRK RTN
L
MAIN OUT
L
INSERT
1
INSERT
ST RTN
ALT OUT
L
L
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
O
OO
OO
OO
OO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11-12
13-14
15-16
17-18
R
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
ST RTN
2TRK RTN
L
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
5
REC OUT
L
L
R
R
R
L/M
L/M
L/M
ST1 IN
ST2 IN
5
5
30
OO
L
R
ALT OUT
L
INSERT L
AUX1 OUT
MAIN OUT
L
R
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
L/M
ST4 IN
ST3 IN
R
INSERT
INSERT
R
R
R
R
PHONES
AUX4 OUT
GAIN
0
20
10
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
63 26
GAIN
0
20
10
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
63 26
100Hz
HF
650
650
40
50
63 26
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
650
40
50
63 26
HF
650
40
50
63 26
HF
650
40
50
63 26
HF
650
40
50
63 26
HF
650
-20
-30
-10
RTN
0
ON
USB
0
RETURN
650
POWER
AUX1-2
10
OO
ON
ON
To LR
To CH
AUX 3-4
To LR
To CH
LR PRE
UP=LR post
ST1 -10
1k
200
2k
3k
120Hz
SEND
5
-30
10
OO
-5
-20
5
-30
To LR
To CH
500
2k
USB
-5
-20
5
+15
-15
1k
4k
-10
RTN
0
10
100Hz
3k
120Hz
HM
2TRK
-5
OO
HF
650
200
4k
-10
RTN
40
50
63 26
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
ST
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
GAIN
100Hz
12kHz
500
2k
10
30
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
3k
120Hz
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
HF
12kHz
500
200
3k
4k
GAIN
100Hz
+15
-15
1k
2k
40
50
63 26
ST2 -10
-5
0
IN -20
IN
5
-30
4k
0
IN
5
-30
ST4 -10
-5
0
IN
5
-30
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
PHANTOM POWER
-5
0
5
-30
10
OO
HF
12kHz
-20
10
OO
HF
12kHz
-20
10
OO
HF
ST3 -10
-5
-20
10
OO
HM
48V
HF
12kHz
L
12kHz
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OOO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OOO
+15
AUX2
PRE
AUX2
PRE
AUX2
PRE
+15
PHONES
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
-15
AUX1
PRE
AUX2
PRE
+15
STEREO
AUX1
+6
OO
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
STEREO
PRE
+6
OO
+15
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
+15
LF
80Hz
STEREO
AUX1
AUX2
+6
OO
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
PRE
ALLEN&HEATH
500
120Hz
10
30
-10 -6
HF
12kHz
+15
-15
200
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
HF
12kHz
GAIN
USB RTN
OR
+6
OO
AUX3
+6
OOO
AUX3
POST
=
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
=
+6
ALT
OUT
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
0
+6
OO
LR
MONITOR
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
BAL
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
BAL
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
=
+6
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OOO
PAN
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
=
+6
POST
+6
OOO
AUX4
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OOO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
=
+6
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
=
+6
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
=
+6
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
PAN
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OOO
PAN
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
PAN
+6
POST
+6
OOO
AUX4
POST
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
=
BAL
=
PRE
POST
LR
+6
OO
BAL
AUX1
MASTER
0
L
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
MUTE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
MASTER
0
PK !
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PK !
PFL
10
5
0
PFL
10
5
0
10
10
5
5
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
21-22
23-24
17-18
19-20
20
L
R
ZED-14, ZED-18 or ZED-24 MIXER
Type A-B USB Lead
To connect the ZED to
your computer.
Mains Lead
Check that the correct
mains plug is fitted.
SONAR LE
SONAR X1 LE
Music Software Install disk.
INSTALL
c a k e w a lk
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ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNINGS -
Read the following before proceeding :
CAUTION
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE – NE PAS OUVRIR
Read instructions:
Retain these safety and operating instructions for future reference. Adhere to all warnings printed here
and on the console. Follow the operating instructions printed in this User Guide.
Do not remove cover:
Operate the console with its covers correctly fitted.
Power sources:
Connect the console to a mains power unit only of the type described in this User Guide and marked
on the rear panel. Use the power cord with sealed mains plug appropriate for your local mains supply as provided with the console. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet consult your service
agent for assistance.
Power cord routing:
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on, stretched or pinched by items placed
upon or against it.
Grounding:
Do not defeat the grounding and polarisation means of the power cord plug. Do not remove or tamper with the ground connection in the power cord.
!
WARNING: This equipment must be earthed.
Water and moisture:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock do not expose the console to rain or moisture or use it in
damp or wet conditions. Do not place containers of liquids on it which might spill into any openings.
Ventilation:
Do not obstruct the ventilation slots or position the console where the air flow required for ventilation
is impeded. If the console is to be operated in a rack unit or flightcase ensure that it is constructed to
allow adequate ventilation.
Heat and vibration:
Do not locate the console in a place subject to excessive heat or direct sunlight as this could be a fire
hazard. Locate the console away from any equipment which produces heat or causes excessive vibration.
Servicing:
Switch off the equipment and unplug the power cord immediately if it is exposed to moisture, spilled
liquid, objects fallen into the openings, the power cord or plug become damaged, during lightning
storms, or if smoke, odour or noise is noticed. Refer servicing to qualified technical personnel only.
Installation:
Install the console in accordance with the instructions printed in this User Guide. Do not connect the
output of power amplifiers directly to the console. Use audio connectors and plugs only for their
intended purpose.
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ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Important Mains plug wiring instructions
The console is supplied with a moulded mains plug fitted to the AC
mains power lead. Follow the instructions below if the mains plug has to
be replaced. The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
TERMINAL
!
WIRE COLOUR
European
USA/Canada
L
LIVE
BROWN
BLACK
N
NEUTRAL
BLUE
WHITE
E
EARTH GND
GREEN & YELLOW
GREEN
The wire which is coloured Green and Yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or with the Earth symbol. This appliance must be earthed.
The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter N.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter L.
Ensure that these colour codes are followed carefully in the event of the
plug being changed.
General Precautions:
Damage :
Environment :
Cleaning :
Transporting :
Hearing :
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To prevent damage to the controls and cosmetics avoid placing heavy objects
on the control surface, scratching the surface with sharp objects, or rough
handling and vibration.
Protect from excessive dirt, dust, heat and vibration when operating and storing. Avoid tobacco ash, smoke, drinks spillage, and exposure to rain and moisture. If the console becomes wet, switch off and remove mains power immediately. Allow to dry out thoroughly before using again.
Avoid the use of chemicals, abrasives or solvents. The control panel is best
cleaned with a soft brush and dry lint-free cloth. The faders, switches and potentiometers are lubricated for life. The use of electrical lubricants on these
parts is not recommended. The fader and potentiometer knobs may be removed for cleaning with a warm soapy solution. Rinse and allow to dry fully
before refitting them.
The console may be transported as a free-standing unit or mounted in a rack
or flightcase. Protect the controls from damage during transit. Use adequate
packing if you need to ship the unit.
To avoid damage to your hearing do not operate any sound system at excessively high volume. This applies particularly to close-to-ear monitoring such as
headphones and in-ear systems. Continued exposure to high volume sound
can cause frequency selective or wide range hearing loss.
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ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide
CONTENTS
Thank you for purchasing your Allen & Heath ZED mixer. To ensure that
you get the maximum benefit from the unit please spare a few minutes
familiarizing yourself with the controls and setup procedures outlined in
this user guide. For further information please refer to the additional
information available on our web site, or contact our technical support
team.
http://www.allen-heath.com
http://www.allen-heath.com/zed
http://www.myspace.com/thezedspace
Warranty..............................................
Packed Items .......................................
Safety Instructions..............................
Contents ..............................................
Panel Drawings ...................................
Introduction to ZED-14, 18 & 24...
Specifications.......................................
Dimensions..........................................
Block Diagram ....................................
Mono Input Channel .........................
Stereo Input Channel ST1................
Stereo Input Channel ST2, 3 & 4....
Master Section....................................
USB Connection.................................
SONAR LE software introduction.
Configuring SONAR LE with ZED.
Configuration with PT9 on a Mac ..
Application Information—Live........
Application Information—Studio ...
Using USB for effects ........................
Wiring Notes......................................
Product Support.................................
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3
4
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12
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19
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23
24
25
26
27
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PANEL DRAWINGS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
CAUTION
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ALLEN&HEATH
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR.
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
OFF
ON
0
I
FUSE
T630mA L 250V 20mm
AC MAINS IN ~
100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 40W MAX
Serial No.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED.
MIC
MADE IN CHINA.
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
ST RTN
MIC
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
1
2
3
4
5
6
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
2TRK RTN
REC OUT
ALT OUT
L
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
L/M
L/M
L/M
L/M
ST1 IN
ST2 IN
R
ST4 IN
ST3 IN
R
R
MAIN OUT
INSERT L
AUX1 OUT
L
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
R
R
PHONES
AUX4 OUT
0
20
10
GAIN
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
100Hz
HF
650
1k
500
650
3k
120Hz
500
120Hz
650
500
120Hz
50
-10 -6
63 26
650
500
650
3k
4k
120Hz
650
120Hz
ST1 -10
2k
ON
To LR
To 9-10
120Hz
0
POWER
AUX1-2
10
ON
AUX 3-4
To LR
To 11-12
0
LR PRE
12kHz
0
48V
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
PHANTOM POWER
5
10
OO
HF
12kHz
0
-30
10
OO
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
OO
HF
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
OO
HF
ST3 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
4k
HM
ST2 -10
-5
IN -20
3k
4k
HM
ON
SEND
5
OO
To LR
To 7-8
RETURN
0
-30
10
OO
USB
-5
UP=LR post
1k
200
3k
4k
HM
500
2k
-10
-20
5
+15
-15
1k
200
RTN
0
-30
10
OO
USB
-5
-20
5
-30
63 26
-10
RTN
0
100Hz
+15
2TRK
-5
-20
50
-10 -6
-10
RTN
40
HF
-15
2k
ST
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
3k
HM
40
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
4k
HM
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
3k
4k
HM
50
-10 -6
HF
-15
2k
40
12kHz
1k
200
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
+15
-15
2k
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
HF
12kHz
L
12kHz
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
-15
+15
AUX1
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
-15
AUX2
PRE
+15
-15
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
PHONES
STEREO
PRE
AUX2
PRE
-15
+6
OO
+15
LF
AUX1
PRE
AUX2
PRE
+15
-15
80Hz
STEREO
+6
OO
+15
80Hz
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
-15
LF
80Hz
STEREO
AUX1
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
AUX2
OO
+6
OO
+6
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
PRE
ALLEN&HEATH
500
50
-10 -6
12kHz
+15
200
40
HF
12kHz
-15
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
HF
12kHz
0
20
10
GAIN
USB RTN
+6
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
=
BAL
+6
OO
=
BAL
+6
OO
0
+6
OO
LR
MONITOR
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
OUT
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
ALT
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
POST
+6
OO
=
BAL
=
PRE
POST
LR
+6
OO
BAL
AUX1
MASTER
0
L
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
MUTE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
MASTER
0
PK !
PK !
PFL
PFL
10
Allen & Heath
PK !
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PFL
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7-8
9-10
7
11-12
13-14
L
R
ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide
PANEL DRAWINGS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
CAUTION
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ALLEN&HEATH
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR.
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CET APPAREIL DOIT ETRE MIS A LA TERRE
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
Laite on liitettävä suojamaadoituskoskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan
Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt
Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag
FUSE
T1A L 250V 20mm
OFF
ON
0
I
AC MAINS IN ~
100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 26W
Cert to CAN/CSA Std. C22.2 No 60065-03
Conforms to ANSI/UL Std. 60065-2003
ZED1802
Serial No.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED.
MIC
MADE IN CHINA
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
ST RTN
MIC
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
2TRK RTN
REC OUT
ALT OUT
L
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
L/M
L/M
L/M
L/M
ST1 IN
ST 2 IN
ST 3 IN
R
R
R
ST4 IN
AUX1 OUT
MAIN OUT
INSERT L
L
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
R
R
PHONES
AUX4 OUT
0
20
10
GAIN
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
100Hz
HF
1k
500
2k
650
MF
500
650
500
650
63 26
-10 -6
63 26
500
1k
-10 -6
63 26
500
1k
-10 -6
63 26
500
1k
-10 -6
63 26
500
1k
500
2k
-20
-30
500
2k
RTN
0
10
-10
USB
-5
RETURN
0
-20
5
-30
SEND
POWER
5
-30
10
AUX1-2
10
ON
ON
ON
To LR
To CH
To LR
To CH
To LR
To CH
AUX 3-4
LR PRE
48V
PHANTOM POWER
UP=LR post
ST1 -10
1k
200
2k
3k
120Hz
MF
USB
-5
-20
5
+15
650
3k
4k
-10
RTN
0
63 26
-15
1k
200
2 TRK
-5
100Hz
+15
650
120Hz
MF
-10 -6
-10
RTN
40
50
HF
-15
4k
ST
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
650
200
4k
MF
40
50
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
650
200
4k
MF
40
50
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
650
200
4k
MF
40
50
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
650
200
4k
MF
40
50
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
MF
-10 -6
+15
-15
2k
40
50
HF
3k
120Hz
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
4k
MF
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
-15
2k
-10 -6
HF
3k
120Hz
40
50
12kHz
1k
200
4k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
+15
-15
3k
120Hz
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
ST2 -10
-5
0
IN -20
MF
0
0
5
-30
10
HF
12kHz
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
HF
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
4k
ST3 -10
0
IN -20
5
-30
-5
10
HF
12kHz
HF
12kHz
12kHz
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
L
R
PFL ACTIVE
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
LF
80Hz
+15
AUX1
PRE
AUX1
PRE
PRE
+6
AUX2
AUX2
PRE
PHONES
-15
STEREO
PRE
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
LF
+15
AUX1
AUX2
PRE
-15
80Hz
-15
STEREO
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
PRE
+6
+15
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
STEREO
AUX1
+15
+6
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
PRE
ALLEN&HEATH
500
200
-10 -6
12kHz
+15
650
40
50
HF
12kHz
-15
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
HF
12kHz
0
20
10
GAIN
USB RTN
+6
AUX3
+6
AUX3
POST
POST
POST
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
POST
+6
=
PAN
PAN
BAL
BAL
+6
LR
MONITOR
POST
+6
=
0
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
=
OUT
+6
AUX4
POST
+6
=
ALT
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
AUX4
+6
AUX3
POST
+6
=
BAL
PRE
POST
LR
+6
=
BAL
AUX1
MASTER
0
L
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
MUTE
+6
AUX2
MASTER
0
PK !
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
PFL
10
PK !
10
PK !
PK !
PK !
+6
PFL
PFL
10
PFL
10
PFL
10
PFL
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
O
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11-12
13-14
15-16
17-18
Allen & Heath
8
L
R
ZED-14, 18 & 24 User Guide
PANEL DRAWINGS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
CAUTION
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ALLEN&HEATH
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR.
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER PAR UN FUSIBLE STRICTEMENT IDENTIQUE EN VALEURS.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
OFF
ON
0
I
FUSE
T630mA L 250V 20mm
AC MAINS IN ~
100 - 240V~ 47-63Hz 40W MAX
Serial No.
ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED.
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
ST RTN
MIC
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
LINE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
2TRK RTN
REC OUT
ALT OUT
L
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
L/M
L/M
L/M
L/M
ST1 IN
ST2 IN
R
ST4 IN
ST3 IN
R
R
AUX1 OUT
MAIN OUT
INSERT L
L
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
R
R
PHONES
AUX4 OUT
0
20
10
GAIN
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
20
10
GAIN
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
500
200
2k
650
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
HF
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
0
MIC
LINE
-10 -6
-10
RTN
40
-20
50
-30
63 26
0
2k
RETURN
0
2k
3k
120Hz
SEND
POWER
5
-30
10
OO
USB
-5
-20
5
-30
-10
AUX1-2
10
OO
ON
ON
To LR
To CH
AUX 3-4
To LR
To CH
LR PRE
48V
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
PHANTOM POWER
UP=LR post
ST1 -10
1k
200
4k
RTN
0
-20
5
ON
To LR
To CH
650
3k
120Hz
USB
-5
+15
-15
500
200
-10
RTN
10
OO
100Hz
1k
HM
2TRK
-5
HF
500
2k
4k
ST
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
HF
500
2k
10
30
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
1k
200
4k
0
20
10
100Hz
12kHz
650
3k
120Hz
HM
GAIN
+15
-15
500
200
2k
4k
HM
0
20
10
100Hz
1k
3k
120Hz
63 26
12kHz
500
200
4k
40
50
-10 -6
+15
-15
1k
3k
120Hz
0
MIC
LINE
HF
12kHz
650
GAIN
10
30
100Hz
+15
-15
1k
HM
63 26
0
20
10
0
IN -20
0
12kHz
0
5
10
OO
HF
12kHz
0
-30
10
OO
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
OO
HF
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
OO
HF
ST3 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
4k
HM
ST2 -10
-5
HF
12kHz
L
12kHz
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
80Hz
-15
+15
AUX1
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
+6
OO
+6
OO
PHONES
+15
-15
STEREO
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
PRE
+6
OO
AUX2
PRE
+15
80Hz
-15
AUX1
AUX2
PRE
-15
LF
STEREO
PRE
AUX2
PRE
+15
80Hz
-15
AUX1
PRE
-15
LF
STEREO
AUX1
+15
LF
AUX2
OO
+6
OO
+6
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
PRE
USB RTN
+6
OO
AUX3
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
BAL
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
0
+6
OO
LR
MONITOR
AUX4
POST
BAL
OUT
POST
AUX4
POST
ALT
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
POST
+6
OO
=
BAL
=
PRE
POST
LR
+6
OO
BAL
AUX1
MASTER
0
L
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
MUTE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
MASTER
0
PK !
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PFL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
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10
10
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10
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ALLEN&HEATH
500
650
40
50
-10 -6
HF
12kHz
+15
-15
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
HF
12kHz
0
20
10
GAIN
63 26
100Hz
HF
10
30
INTRODUCTION TO THE ZED-14 & 24
The following is a technical overview of ZED, if you want to, please skip to the next section.
The Allen & Heath ZED series mixers have been carefully and lovingly designed in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the UK
and is manufactured alongside a wide range of professional audio mixing consoles. Many of the components used in ZED are
exactly the same as in the larger Allen & Heath products and the construction methods are also very similar — utilising individual vertically mounted channel circuit boards with each rotary control fixed with a metal nut to the front panel. This provides a
very robust product that will resist damage and give years of reliable use. It also makes servicing much easier should it be required, with the ability to remove one particular channel from the mixer at a time, or easily change a fader.
The audio circuitry is based on years of continual development and refinement , the performance of all the elements within the
mixer scrutinised and perfected to ensure the very best sound quality possible.
Multi-application:
ZED’s are great for live mixing! Their layout makes them very easy to use and the 100mm faders give much better control of
the mix compared to most products at a similar price.
They are also great for recording, either a live show or an audio project at home can be built up track by track and studio
monitor speakers can be fed from the Alt Outputs.
ZED mixers are also ideal for teaching establishments, houses of worship, hotels and conference centres where their ease of
use and robust qualities make them a top choice.
Mic/Line Pre-amps:
Based on the pre-amps from the PA series, the ZED-14, 18 & 24 pre-amps use a two stage design, with carefully controlled
amounts of gain in each stage. When amplifying the signal from the XLR input, the gain range is huge — 69dB of range to be
exact — and is very evenly distributed around the gain control, meaning better control of signal level. Most of the gain comes
from the first stage, so unwanted noise is kept to a minimum. There is no “pad” switch, or pad circuit — line level signals are
simply plugged into the second stage of the pre-amp by using the line input jack socket. This has the great advantage of lower
noise when using the line input. (It is common to attenuate line level signals, the amplify them back up again which can give
more noise or hiss).
EQ:
The ZED series mixers are equipped with a 3-band equaliser circuit on each mono input and a 2-band EQ on the stereo channels. The frequency and response of each has been carefully chosen to give the maximum performance when using the EQ on a
variety of sources.
AUX system:
Four auxiliary buses are provided, two pre-fade and two post fader. Auxes 1 & 2 have master level controls. The auxes can be
sent to the USB output for either recording or effects purposes and Auxes 1 & 2 can be configured as a stereo pair, with sends
on the stereo channels switched either mono or stereo.
Mono and Stereo Channels:
One of the great things about the ZED series is the number and variety of things you can plug in. In addition to the mono
channels there are four stereo channels, each with a main stereo input on jack sockets, three of them have the ability to take
additional stereo inputs from phono sockets or from the USB audio input, flexibility gives you control.
USB:
Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production. The way we
have implemented this on ZED is super-flexible and super-easy! No longer do you need to fiddle around the back of your computer 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! Quality audio to and from your PC or
MAC.
As you can tell, we’re very proud of this product we hope you like it too.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Levels
Input
Mono channel (XLR) Input
+6 to –63dBu for nominal (+17dBu in max)
Mono channel Line Input (Jack socket)
+10 to –26dBu (+30dBu maximum)
Insert point (TRS Jack socket)
0dBu nominal +21dBu maximum
Stereo Input (Jack sockets)
0dBu nominal (control = Off to +10dB)
Stereo input (phono sockets)
0dBu nominal (control = Off to +10dB)
Output
L, R & Mono Outputs (L&R XLR, Mono Jack)
0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.
Aux Outputs (Jack sockets)
0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.
Alt Outputs (phono sockets)
0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.
Rec Outputs (phono sockets)
0dBu nominal. +21dBu maximum.
Frequency Response
Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain
+0.5/-1dB 20Hz to 20kHz.
Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain
+0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
Stereo in to Mix L/R out
+0.5/-1dB 10Hz to 30kHz
THD+n
Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 0dB gain 1kHz +10dBu out
0.004%
Mic in to Mix L/R Out, 30dB gain 1kHz
0.014%
Line in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain 0dBu 1kHz
0.005%
Stereo in to Mix L/R out 0dB gain +10dBu 1kHz
0.003%
Headroom
Analogue Headroom from nominal (0Vu)
21dB
USB in & out headroom from nominal (0Vu)
14dB
USB Audio CODEC (Coder/Decoder)
USB Audio In/Out
USB 1.1 compliant 16bit.
Sample Rate
32, 44.1, or 48kHz
Noise
Mic Pre EIN @ max gain 150R input Z 22-22kHz
-127dBu
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz
ZED-14
-88dBu
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz
ZED-18
-86dBu
Mix L/R out, L/R faders = 0, 22-22kHz
ZED-24
-84dBu
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Dimensions
MIC
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
ST RTN
MIC
LINE
2TRK RTN
L
L
R
R
R
R
L/M
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
ALT OUT
L
LINE
1
INSERT
REC OUT
L
L/M
ST1 IN
L/M
ST2 IN
R
INSERT L
INSERT R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
MAIN OUT
L
L/M
ST4 IN
ST3 IN
R
AUX1 OUT
AUX2 OUT
R
R
R
PHONES
AUX4 OUT
GAIN
0
20
10
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
63 26
GAIN
0
20
10
10
30
0
40
MIC
LINE
50
-10 -6
63 26
100Hz
HF
650
-15
1k
500
2k
465mm (18.3 inches)
120Hz
63 26
650
500
120Hz
650
63 26
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
650
500
120Hz
650
50
63 26
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
650
500
120Hz
650
50
63 26
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
650
500
120Hz
650
50
63 26
10
30
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
500
650
4k
1k
650
500
120Hz
63 26
50
-10 -6
650
63 26
500
120Hz
650
63 26
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
63 26
-15
500
650
2k
1k
500
650
1k
500
200
2k
3k
4k
120Hz
HM
120Hz
650
RETURN
0
ST1 -10
IN
2k
3k
120Hz
SEND
POWER
5
-30
10
OO
USB
-5
AUX1-2
10
OO
ON
ON
ON
To LR
To CH
To LR
To CH
To LR
To CH
AUX 3-4
LR PRE
48V
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
PHANTOM POWER
UP=LR post
1k
200
4k
HM
-10
-20
5
+15
3k
4k
HM
-15
RTN
0
-30
10
OO
USB
-5
-20
5
-30
63 26
-10
RTN
0
100Hz
+15
2TRK
-5
-20
50
-10 -6
-10
RTN
40
HF
-15
2k
ST
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
+15
200
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
HF
12kHz
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
HM
50
-10 -6
+15
3k
4k
40
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
+15
3k
120Hz
40
HF
500
HM
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
-15
2k
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
HM
50
-10 -6
+15
3k
HM
40
HF
-15
2k
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
+15
200
0
20
10
GAIN
100Hz
HF
3k
120Hz
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
-15
2k
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
HM
40
-10 -6
+15
3k
4k
10
30
HF
-15
2k
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
GAIN
100Hz
+15
3k
120Hz
10
30
HF
500
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
-15
2k
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
HM
40
-10 -6
+15
3k
4k
10
30
HF
-15
2k
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
GAIN
100Hz
+15
3k
120Hz
10
30
HF
500
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
-15
2k
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
HM
40
-10 -6
+15
3k
4k
10
30
HF
-15
2k
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
1k
200
GAIN
100Hz
+15
3k
120Hz
10
30
HF
500
HM
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
12kHz
-15
2k
GAIN
100Hz
1k
200
4k
HM
50
-10 -6
+15
3k
4k
40
HF
-15
2k
10
30
12kHz
1k
200
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
+15
3k
HM
50
-10 -6
GAIN
0
-20
0
10
OO
0
10
OO
0
5
-30
10
OO
HF
12kHz
-5
IN -20
5
-30
HF
12kHz
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
OO
HF
ST3 -10
-5
IN -20
5
-30
4k
HM
ST2 -10
-5
HF
12kHz
L
12kHz
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
-15
+15
LF
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
-15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
+15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
-15
+15
LF
80Hz
-15
+15
-15
AUX1
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
80Hz
-15
+15
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
-15
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
+15
-15
OO
+6
+15
-15
MIN
+15
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
PHONES
STEREO
PRE
+6
+15
80Hz
AUX1
OO
AUX2
PRE
-15
LF
STEREO
PRE
OO
+15
80Hz
AUX1
PRE
OO
-15
LF
STEREO
AUX1
+15
LF
AUX2
OO
+6
OO
+6
2TRK RTN
AUX2
PRE
PRE
ALLEN&HEATH
500
40
12kHz
+15
200
10
30
HF
12kHz
-15
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
100Hz
HF
12kHz
GAIN
USB RTN
AUX3
AUX3
POST
AUX3
POST
+6
OO
AUX4
+6
OO
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
AUX4
+6
OO
+6
OO
+6
=
PAN
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
BAL
+6
OO
+6
OO
=
+6
OO
0
+6
OO
LR
MONITOR
AUX4
POST
BAL
OUT
POST
AUX4
POST
ALT
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
OO
=
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
OO
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
AUX4
POST
PAN
AUX3
POST
POST
+6
OO
LR
+6
OO
=
BAL
=
BAL
PRE
POST
AUX1
MASTER
0
L
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
R
MUTE
L
R
MUTE
L
R
MUTE
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
L
MUTE
R
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
MUTE
MASTER
0
PK !
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PK !
PFL
PFL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
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ZED-14 385mm (15.2 inches)
ZED-18 464mm (18.3 inches)
ZED-24 645mm (25.4 inches)
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Weight
Unpacked
Packed
ZED-14
6.5kg (14.3 lb)
10.5kg (23.1 lb)
ZED-18
8.5kg (18.7 lb)
13kg (28.6 lb)
ZED-24
10.5kg (23.1 lb)
15kg (33 lb)
19” Rack kit for the ZED-14 - Order part number: ZED1402-RK19
19” Rack kit for the ZED-18 - Order part number: ZED1802-RK19
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BLOCK DIAGRAM
MIC IN
PP
+
-
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
ON
ON
ON
+
-
CHAN
LR
GAIN
CHAN
LR
100Hz
GLOBAL 48V SWITCH
GAIN
R
L
LINE IN
+48V
STEREO CHANNEL 1
STEREO RETURN
L
R
ST1/2/3/4
STEREO CHANNEL 2
2TRK RTN
L
R
STEREO CHANNEL 3
L
REC OUT
LR
CHAN
HPF
+
SUM
LF
HM
HF
3 BAND EQUALISER
MONO CHANNEL
INSERT
SUM
STEREO CHANNEL
HF
2 BAND EQUALISER
LF
2 TRK RTN TO MONITOR SELECTION
USB RETURN FROM COMPUTER
RECORD OUT
PFL
PEAK
MUTE
PFL
PEAK
MUTE
WIRE PAD
SOLDER LINK
STEREO
AUX 3
AUX 2
AUX 1
BAL
AUX 4
AUX 3
AUX 2
AUX1
PAN
RECORD OUT
MONITOR
USB RETURN
2TRK RTN
AUX2
MASTER LEVEL
AUX1
MASTER LEVEL
R INSERT
L INSERT
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FADER
FADER
+
SUM
SUM
+
AUX 4
PFL ACTIVE
MIX POST
RECESSED SWITCHES
MAIN LR
FADERS
USB
RETURN
PRIORITY SWITCHING
AUX 1-2
AUX 3-4
L-R PRE
PRIORITY SWITCHING
AUX 2
AUX 1
2 TRK RTN
PFL ACTIVE
USB RTN
ALT LEVEL
TO ALT OUT
SUM
+
USB DEVICE
PFL/AFL
L
MAIN OUT
R
0dBu NOMINAL
AUX1 OUT
AUX2 OUT
AUX3 OUT
AUX4 OUT
METERS
HEADPHONES
PHONES
LEVEL
USB 1 STEREO I/O
MONO OUT
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STEREO CHANNEL 4
ALT OUT
L
R
L
R
AUX 1
AUX 2
AUX 3
AUX 4
PFL
MONO INPUT CHANNEL
Mic Input Socket
MIC
Standard 3-Pin XLR socket wired as Pin 1=Chassis, Pin 2=hot
(+), Pin 3=Cold (-).
Line Input Jack Socket
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) Jack socket for balanced or unbalanced line
level signals. Wired Tip=Hot(+), Ring=cold (-), Sleeve=Chassis.
The Line input overrides the Mic input, so if you want to hear
something plugged in to the xlr socket, make sure nothing is
plugged into the Line input.
LINE
Insert Jack Socket
1
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) Jack socket for unbalanced insert send and
return signals. Wired Tip=send, Ring=return, Sleeve=Chassis.
Nominal level is 0dBu. The insert point is after the 100Hz filter and
before the EQ.
INSERT
Gain Control
GAIN
0
20
10
0
MIC
LINE
10
30
40
GA
50
-10 -6
This adjusts the gain of the input amplifier to match the signal level
of the input. The gain is varied from –6dB (attenuation) to +63dB
for signals plugged in to the xlr socket (Mic Input) and –10dB to
+26dB for signals plugged into the Line input jack.
LI
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100Hz
100Hz Hi-pass Filter
dBr
10.00
The Hi-pass filter is used for reducing pop noise and rumble from microphone signals. It is a 2-pole (12dB per octave) filter with a corner frequency set at 100Hz.
The filter affects signals from both Mic XLR and Line jack
socket.
0.00
-10.00
-20.00
-30.00
-40.00
-50.00
10.00 Hz
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MONO INPUT CHANNEL
0
20
10
GAIN
HF EQ
10
30
0
MIC
LINE
40
50
-10 -6
The HF (High Frequency) equaliser affects the frequency response
of the higher audible frequencies. The corner frequency of 12kHz is
around 3dB from the maximum cut or boost of the circuit. It has
plenty of gain and actually gives slightly more that the +/-15dB legend suggests.
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20.00
100Hz
15.00
10.00
5.00
HF
0.00
12kHz
-5.00
-10.00
-15.00
+15
-15
500
650
-20.00
10.00 Hz
1k
1000.00
10000.00
30000.00
MF EQ
200
2k
3k
120Hz
100.00
4k
HM
The MF (Mid Frequency) equaliser affects the middle of the audible
frequency range. The frequency graduations on the sweep control
are the centre frequencies of the EQ. The range has been carefully
chosen to cover “boomy” frequencies around 120Hz to 250Hz
which may need cutting back, or a lift at 2 to 3kHz may be required
for microphone intelligibility.
dBr
20.00
-15
+15
15.00
10.00
LF
5.00
80Hz
0.00
-5.00
-10.00
-15
+15
-15.00
-20.00
10.00 Hz
LF EQ
The LF (Low Frequency) equaliser
affects the response at the low end of
the audio range. The graph shows the
response of the LF EQ at maximum
cut and boost. The corner frequency
is 80Hz.
100.00
1000.00
10000.00
30000.00
dBr
20.00
15.00
10.00
5.00
0.00
-5.00
-10.00
-15.00
-20.00
10.00 Hz
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MONO INPUT CHANNEL
Auxes 1 & 2
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX3
POST
AUX4
Each of these controls sends a signal to an auxiliary bus. The signal is
sourced pre-fade which means that the level is independent of, and unaffected by the fader. Auxes 1 & 2 are primarily used for foldback monitoring
purposes, as the fader does not affect the level. They can also be used as
feeds for recording and are available sources to the USB interface for this
purpose.
These sends are affected by the Mute switch, so muting the channel will also
mute the Aux sends.
The control varies the signal level to the bus from off (fully attenuated) to
+6dB, with unity gain at the arrow.
There are master level controls for the Aux 1 & 2 outputs situated in the
master section of the mixer.
POST
+6
OO
=
PAN
L
R
MUTE
Auxes 3 & 4
These are post-fade sends, which means that the signals are affected by the
channel fader. Primarily used for effects sends, the aux signal will reduce if
the fader is pulled down so keeping the correct proportion of the effect.
Muting the channel will also mute the Aux sends, and the send controls have
6dB gain fully clockwise.
There are no master level controls for Aux 3 & 4 outputs.
PK !
PFL
PAN
10
The pan control adjusts how the signal from the mono input channel is
shared between the left and right buses and subsequently the main stereo
outputs. Set to the mid position, equal amounts of signal are fed to left and
right, with pan set to L, none is sent to the Right bus.
5
Mute Switch
0
This mutes or cuts the signal to the left & right buses and the Aux buses. A
rectangular LED illuminates to show the Mute switch is pressed.
5
10
PFL Switch & PK! LED
The PFL (Pre-Fade Listen) switch sends the channel signal to the PFL bus
and subsequently to the headphones and the main L R meters. Used for
checking the audio signal before raising the fader or un-muting the channel.
The PK! LED illuminates dimly to indicate the PFL switch is pressed, and
brightly to indicate the channel signal is within 5dB of clipping.
20
30
Fader
OO
The 100mm fader affects the level of the channel signal to the left & right
buses and Auxes 3 & 4. There is 10dB of gain at the top and the unity gain
position is marked by “0”.
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STEREO INPUT CHANNEL ST1
ST RTN
L
Stereo Return Phono sockets
This is an additional stereo input to the main stereo channel input
(below). The gain is varied by the ST RTN control and this input can
be sent to either the stereo channel or straight to the L R main bus,
depending on the setting of the under-panel switch. These inputs
are unbalanced.
R
Stereo 1 input jack sockets
L/M
ST1 IN
RT
R
Standard 1/4” jack sockets for line level stereo signals. Can be used
with a mono input where the L/M input will also connect to the R
input if nothing is plugged in to R.
The Stereo 1 inputs accept unbalanced or balanced signals.
Stereo Return Level control
Adjusts the level of the stereo return input from off (fully attenuated) to maximum where it has 10dB of gain.
Stereo Return ON switch
ST
-10
RTN
This switches the signal on when pressed in. Leaving the switch in
the up position is recommended when the stereo return input is
not in use to minimise unwanted noise being passed through.
-5
0
-20
5
-30
10
OO
Stereo Routing selector switch
This switch selects whether the Stereo Return signal is sent to the L
R bus directly, or the stereo channel 1. When it is pressed in, the
Stereo Return signal sums together with the main stereo input.
ON
To LR
To 7-8
ST1 -10
Adjusts the level of the ST1 input. The range is from off to +10dB.
Stereo Channel EQ
-5
The Stereo Channel EQ is 2 band with corner frequencies of 12kHz
for the HF and 80Hz for the LF.
0
IN -20
5
-30
OO
Stereo 1 Level control
dBr
2 0.00
10
1 5.00
HF
1 0.00
12kHz
5 .0 0
-15
+15
0 .0 0
-5 .0 0
LF
80Hz
-1 0 .0 0
-1 5 .0 0
-15
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STEREO INPUT CHANNEL ST1
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
OO
+6
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
PRE
AUX3
POST
STEREO Aux 1 & 2 switch
This is an under-panel selector switch that configures Auxes 1 & 2 to be
either mono sends or a stereo send pair.
UP: A mono sum of the left & right stereo channel signal is sent to Aux
buses 1 & 2 by the control knobs.
DOWN: The left stereo channel signal is sent to Aux 1 and the right is
sent to Aux 2 by the control knobs.
Note: This can be useful when setting up a seperate stereo output from
the main L R output using Auxes 1 & 2, possibly for recording. This can be
selected to feed the USB output to create an independent stereo feed for
recording using a computer.
AUX4
POST
+6
OO
=
BAL
L
R
MUTE
Aux 1 & 2 sends
These control the level of the signals sent to the Aux 1 & 2 buses. The Aux
1 & 2 send controls are configured either as two mono sends or as a stereo
pair depending on the position of the STEREO switch (please see above).
Auxes 1 & 2 are pre-fade, but muted when the Mute switch is pressed.
There is 6dB of gain at the fully clockwise position.
PK !
Aux 3 & 4 sends
PFL
These controls take a mono sum of the left & right stereo channel signals
from after the fader and send them to the Aux 3 and Aux 4 buses respectively. They are muted when the Mute switch is pressed and have 6dB of
gain at maximum.
10
Balance control
5
0
5
10
20
30
OO
The Balance control varies the relative levels between the left and right
channels.
Mute Switch
Mutes the signals to the main L R and the Aux buses.
PFL Switch & PK! LED
The Pre-Fade Listen switch takes a mono sum of the stereo channel signals
from before the fader and mute switch. When pressed the signal will appear
on the L R meters and be fed to the headphones circuit for monitoring.
The PK! LED illuminates dimly to indicate the PFL switch is pressed, and
brightly to indicate the channel signal is within 5dB of clipping.
Fader
The 100mm fader affects the level of the channel signal to the left & right
buses and Auxes 3 & 4. There is 10dB of gain at the top and the unity gain
position is marked by “0”.
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STEREO INPUT CHANNELS ST2, 3 & 4 & USB
ST RTN
2TRK RTN
REC OUT
ALT OUT
L
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
L/M
L/M
L/M
L/M
ST1 IN
ST2 IN
ST3 IN
ST4 IN
RT
R
ST
RTN
-10
2TRK
-5
RTN
0
-20
-10
10
RTN
0
-10
10
ON
ON
To LR
To 7-8
To LR
To 9-10
R
USB
-5
RETURN
0
-20
5
-30
OO
R
USB
-5
-20
5
-30
OO
R
SEND
5
-30
OO
10
ON
To LR
To 11-12
AUX1-2
AUX 3-4
LR PRE
P
UP=LR post
Stereo Input Channel ST1
This is stereo input channel ST1 as described on previous pages.
Stereo Input Channel ST2
The only difference from stereo input channel ST1 is the labelling of the additional stereo input on phono connectors, labelled as 2 Track Return. This is to indicate that a 2 track (stereo) input can be inserted here for
playback of a stereo recording or incidental music.
Stereo Input Channel ST3
Stereo input channel ST3 also has an additional stereo input, but instead of being on phono connectors, it
comes from the USB audio input. The level control, ON switch and routing switch are the same as for stereo
input channel ST1. It is best to leave the ON switch in its UP position when the USB input is not in use. The
phono sockets carry the analogue record output signals that are sourced from the main L R outputs. They are
pre-fade, post L R insert.
Stereo Input Channel ST4
Stereo input channel ST4 has one stereo input (ST4) on jack sockets. The phono sockets carry the Alternate
stereo output which comes from the selector switches and level control in the master section.
USB connector & output selection.
A standard USB type B connector plugs in here (cable supplied). The three selector switches determine what is
sent on the USB output. They work on a priority system, so that if more than one is pressed the one nearest
the top takes precedence. So if all 3 are pressed, then the Aux 1 & 2 signals would be sent by the USB device.
Please refer to the section describing using the USB audio port for more details.
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MASTER SECTION
Aux output jack sockets
AUX1 OUT
Standard 1/4” jack sockets for Aux 1 to 4 outputs. Impedance balanced, nominal level = 0dBu.
MAIN OUT
INSERT L
L
AUX2 OUT
INSERT R
Mix L R Insert jack sockets
Standard 1/4” (6.25mm) Jack sockets for unbalanced insert send and
return signals. Wired Tip = send, Ring = return, Sleeve = Chassis.
Nominal level is 0dBu.
R
AUX3 OUT
MONO OUT
PHONES
Main L R output xlr sockets
AUX4 OUT
Main left & right outputs. Impedance balanced signals, pin1 = chassis,
pin2 = hot (+), pin3 = cold (-). Nominal level = 0dBu.
POWER
Mono output jack socket
48V
PHANTOM POWER
L
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
PHONES
MIN
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
AUX2
2TRK RTN
A mono sum of the main left & right post-fade signals.
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-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
Headphones jack sockets
One 1/4” and one 3.5mm jack socket for stereo headphones. Wired
Tip = left, Ring = right, Sleeve = Chassis.
It is recommended that headphones with an impedance higher than
30ohms are used.
48v Phantom Power switch
USB RTN
ALT
OUT
0
+6
OO
LR
MONITOR
PRE
POST
LR
AUX1
MASTER
0
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX2
!
Press this in to switch 48v Phantom Power to all the Mic input xlr
connectors, if any of the microphones attached require power. Dynamic microphones won’t mind being connected to a phantom
powered input, but care is needed to ensure that 48v is not
switched on if an xlr is used to input a signal from an electronic
circuit (ie. Another mixer or keyboard).
When switching 48v on or off, or plugging in connectors to
channels with 48v present, it is important (and normal
practise) to mute the channels. This will avoid loud clicks
and bangs potentially getting through to the amps & speakers with the possible effect of damaging the speakers, or
your audience’s hearing!
MASTER
0
10
5
0
5
Left Right meters
12 segment LED meters, peak type response, the “0” position reflects 0dBu at the outputs. These display the signals from the monitor selector switches below, or the PFL (pre-fade listen) signals
from any selected channels, which overrides.
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USB & MASTER SECTION
Headphone level control
48V
PHANTOM POWER
L
+16
+9
+6
+3
0
-3
-6
-9
-12
-16
-20
-30
R
PFL ACTIVE
PHONES
MIN
MAX
AUX1
STEREO
AUX2
2TRK RTN
USB RTN
ALT
OUT
Adjusts the level of the headphone signal.
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-3
-6
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-12
-16
-20
-30
Warning ! To avoid damage to your
hearing do not operate the headphones
or sound system at excessively high
volume. Continued exposure to high
volume sound can cause frequency
selective or wide range hearing loss.
82!
Monitor selector switches
These 4 switches select the signal source for the headphones monitor and the meters. They work on a priority basis. If they are all up
then the post-fade main L R signals will feed the monitor circuit, if
USB and 2 TRK are pressed, then only the 2 TRK signals will feed
the monitor circuit. The stereo option of pressing both AUX 1 and
AUX 2 together allows Aux 1 to feed the left and Aux 2 to feed the
right monitor circuit. This is useful if a stereo mix is set up using
Auxes 1 & 2.
0
Alternate output level control
+6
OO
LR
MONITOR
The Alt (Alternate) Output is useful for connecting a pair of monitor speakers separate to the main outputs. The level control adjusts
the volume of the output from off to +6dB.
PRE
POST
LR
AUX1
MASTER
0
+6
OO
AUX2
Alternate output selector switches
MASTER
These under-panel switches select the signal source for the Alt output. They select between the L R pre-fade, L R post-fade or the
monitor L R signals.
0
+6
OO
10
Aux 1 & 2 master level controls
For adjusting the level of the Aux 1 and 2 outputs. The range of
level control is from off to +6dB.
5
0
Master L R faders
5
High quality 100mm faders for the main L R outputs. 10dB gain at
the top, unity gain marked at “0”.
10
20
30
OO
L
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USB CONNECTION
ST4 IN
R
USB
RETURN
SEND
AUX1-2
AUX 3-4
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LR PRE
P
UP=LR post
USB Audio Interface
The ZED is equipped with a stereo bi-directional USB 1.1 compliant audio CODEC. It is fully compliant with USB 2 ports
and uses standard Windows and MAC Core Audio Drivers. In other words, plug it in and your computer will find it and
be able to transfer audio to and from the ZED USB device.
You will need some form of audio software running on your computer to be able to record and play back what you record, but on a basic level, you can use your computers media player to play straight to the ZED device.
Just a couple of points to look out for:
Windows XP/Vista:
When you plug in your ZED USB interface to your computer, if the volume level is low or
inaudible, check the device volume in control panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Volume. Set the volume to High.
Windows 7:
At present, Windows 7 treats the USB audio device as a microphone source instead if a line input, so
set the device volume level much lower, we found setting to 3 is ideal.
If you want to reduce latency (delay) there are some different drivers available for your operating system. Please check the
Allen & Heath website www.allen-heath.com for details and links to third party companies able to supply appropriate drivers for your operating system.
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SONAR X1 LE
DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION
SONAR X1 LE Overview.
SONAR X1 LE is a software application from Cakewalk and is included free of charge with your new ZED mixing console.
SONAR X1 LE is a powerful first step into the world of sequencing and hard disk recording on the Windows platform.
You’ll be able to record from your ZED mixer, create tracks and arrange songs, then play back to your ZED mixer via
the USB port. You can decide whether the SONAR family of products is right for you. If you choose to upgrade your
copy of SONAR X1 LE to a more full-featured version, like SONAR X1 Producer, you’ll now be able to do so at significant savings.
We will describe the basic steps of installing the software and getting started here, for more comprehensive help or
technical support please use the Help files in SONAR X1 LE or visit the SONAR LE website:
www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONARLE/
The website will have details on registering your product and upgrading it should you wish. There are also tutorials to
get you started.
SONAR X1 LE Key Features.
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Powered by SONAR X1
32 audio tracks
64 MIDI tracks
8 simultaneous inputs and outputs
24-bit/96 kHz audio quality
24 simultaneous effects
8 simultaneous virtual instruments
Integrated VST/VSTi support
Support for ACID™-format loops
Support for ReWire clients such as Live or Reason
Active Controller Technology™ automatically maps MIDI keyboards and control surfaces to the parameters you
need most on effects, instruments, volume, pan, and other mix elements
Edit MIDI directly from the Track View with the Inline Piano Roll View.
Support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP operating systems
SONAR LE Installation.
Put disk into CD or DVD ROM drive and follow instructions on screen.
Register your copy of SONAR LE by accessing the Cakewalk website. Your SONAR LE software will display
its unique serial number. If the installing computer has access to the internet just click “Register”, if not, use
a different computer to access cakewalk.com and register by typing in the serial number.
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SONAR LE will run automatically after installation, or else
click the icon created on the desktop.
To initially configure SONAR X1 LE with ZED:
Create a normal Cakewalk project (an option offered
when starting SONAR).
In Edit/Preferences configure the I/O—enable the USB
Audio CODEC under Devices. This is the ZED interface.
For now, disable any other devices listed, for example the
computer’s internal soundcard listed here.
In SONAR X1 LE different views are available. The Track
view shows audio and MIDI tracks in a timeline aspect and
the Console view shows a mixer style layout. Different
views can be displayed by the “dock” tabs at the bottom of
the screen. On the left is the Track Inspector.
Add an audio track or two clicking Insert/Audio Track.
Tracks can be named by clicking the name box, here we
have named tracks 1&2 ZED-Left and ZED Right.
Configure the inputs for the tracks using the IN/OUT
routing drop-down menu in the Track Inspector. Here we
select LEFT USB Audio to track 1 and RIGHT USB Audio
to track 2. The track outputs are routed to the Master bus
in SONAR.
Select the output for the Master bus in SONAR by clicking
the drop-down arrow in the Inspector and selecting
STEREO USB Audio CODEC which is the ZED USB return.
In order to check the configuration, enable Input Echo On
(the top right button in the track view header). Play some
audio through your ZED mixer and select the USB send
buttons to the audio signal (for example the L-R mix).
N.B. Do not route the USB return to the L-R mix in your
ZED mixer at this stage—a feedback loop could occur.
You should see the signal on the metering in SONAR LE.
To try a recording, enable the Record buttons on the
tracks and click the main Record button on the transport
toolbar. Recorded audio signal should be displayed in red.
Click stop, or hit the space bar on your keyboard to stop
the recording.
Once you have recorded audio in your SONAR project
you can play it back to the ZED mixer.
De-select the record arm buttons and Input Echo on the
tracks (or you could get both the recorded track signal
AND the live input signal playing, and possibly a feedback
loop).
Press play or hit the spacebar on the keyboard. You should
see the audio being played and levels on the meters in SONAR.
On your ZED mixer, Press USB Rtn ON and turn the level
up to the desired point. Audio should be playing from the
tracks in SONAR to the L-R bus in your ZED.
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CONNECTING A ZED TO PRO TOOLS 9 ON A MAC
If you use Pro Tools 9 and want to connect to your ZED console using a Mac computer, here are
some notes:
1. Connect your ZED mixer to your Mac via USB and power on the mixer.
2. With Pro Tools 9 installed, open Audio MIDI Setup on your Mac. PT9 should have created a Pro Tools
Aggregate I/O folder in the Audio Devices list. The ZED interface should appear as USB Audio CODEC in the
list along with other audio devices in your system. Tick Use to enable the device in PT9. You may need to also
tick Resample in order for the audio data settings to be compatible with your PT9 session.
Audio MIDI Setup...
3. Run Pro Tools 9 and create a new session with
at least two audio tracks. Open the SETUP/
Playback Engine window and select Pro Tools
Aggregate I/O as the Current Engine. Click OK.
4. In PT9 click SETUP and then I/O. Select Output from
the menu and the devices available should appear in a box
labelled PTAI/O (Pro Tools Aggregate I/O). Here you can
create a new output path if one doesn’t exist, name it
(here it’s called ZED Stereo OUT) and tick it to enable.
The output path can be set as stereo or mono channels as
is required.
5. Still in I/O Setup, click the Input tab. Again the input
sources should appear for enabled devices in Pro Tools
Aggregate I/O. Create a new path for the inputs and name
as you prefer. Here we have a stereo input named ZEDStereo Input. Note that mono channels can use one
channel of a stereo input path. Make sure the path is
ticked and click OK.
6. Select the inputs and outputs for your tracks in your
session. Here the input for mono Track 1 is selected as
the Left channel from the ZED USB interface. The track
outputs can either be routed to the ZED directly or to a
master bus in Pro Tools and then to the ZED.
7. Finally check the interface and settings are working by recording some audio from the ZED mixer to PT9 and
then play the audio back to the ZED afterwards. Always be wary of audio feedback loops with bi-directional
interface connections which can cause high level audio feedback if signals are routed back to themselves either in
the mixer or in the software system.
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CD
fx
KEY:
MICROPHONE SIGNAL
STEREO LINE LEVEL SIGNAL
FROM DIRECT BOX
EFFECTS RETURN (STEREO)
EFFECTS SEND
STAGE MONITOR SIGNALS
(LINE LEVEL)
USB CONNECTION
MAIN PA LINE LEVEL OUT
(LEFT, RIGHT & SUB)
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KEY:
MICROPHONE SIGNAL
STEREO LINE LEVEL SIGNALS
USB CONNECTION
EFFECTS RETURN (STEREO)
EFFECTS SEND
CONTROL ROOM MONITORS
ARTISTS MONITOR
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ST2 IN
ST3 IN
R
2TRK
-10
RTN
R
USB
-5
RTN
0
-20
-10
RETURN
0
AUX1-2
ON
To LR
To 9-10
To LR
To 11-12
ST3 -10
-5
0
LR PRE
5
-30
0
-15
+15
-15
+15
+15
-15
+15
+6
OO
+6
OO
+6
OO
+6
AUX4
+6
OO
+6
=
BAL
L
OO
+6
OO
+6
1
POST
+6
OO
=
L
MUTE
PK !
+6
AUX4
BAL
R
OO
POST
POST
OO
12
AUX3
AUX4
POST
+15
PRE
POST
OO
10
AUX2
AUX3
POST
9
STEREO
+6
OO
PRE
AUX3
-15
PRE
AUX2
PRE
+15
AUX1
PRE
AUX2
-15
STEREO
AUX1
PRE
8
80Hz
STEREO
AUX1
2
LF
80Hz
-15
P
7
12kHz
LF
80Hz
10
HF
12kHz
LF
5
OO
HF
12kHz
0
-30
10
OO
-5
IN -20
5
-30
10
OO
HF
ST4 -10
-5
IN -20
3
AUX 3-4
UP=LR post
IN -20
6
SEND
10
OO
ON
ST2 -10
4
5
-30
10
OO
5
R
USB
-5
-20
5
-30
ST4 IN
=
BAL
R
L
MUTE
PK !
PFL
+6
OO
PFL
10
10
5
5
5
0
0
0
5
5
5
10
10
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Select Aux 3-4 on the USB output selector switches.
3
USB lead carries the digital signals to & from the computer.
4
Select USB Device Left for Aux 3 or Right for Aux 4 as the input for the track in
the software package.
5
You can use a send bus in software as you would a hardware mixer.
6
Assign an effect from your software plug in list.
7
If using reverb, it’s a good idea to have 100% wet mix level and reduce the predelay in order to compensate for any latency in USB.
8
Send the output of the software group or bus to USB Device. In this case, and
probably with most reverbs, it will be stereo so it will go to left & right.
9
Set the return level and select USB ON. You can monitor the level quickly by selecting USB RTN on the headphone monitor selection.
10
You can select the USB return to use the stereo channel ST3. Or, if using the stereo channel for another input route the USB return direct to L-R by leaving this
switch un-pressed.
11
If you are using the stereo channel ST3 for the USB return signal, then this will be
your effects return (Wet mix) fader for the effects to L-R.
12
You can then add some reverb for example, to your foldback (artists’) monitors.
R
MUTE
10
30
Use post fade Aux 3 & 4 as the sends from ZED so when you move the channel
fader the effects level stays in proportion.
PK !
PFL
20
11
1
20
30
20
30
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PROCESSOR
Insert cable wiring
RETURN
S
INSERT
T
OUT
T
R
S
R
SEND
GROUND
RETURN
SEND
S
T
R
IN
LINK RING TO SLEEVE TO UNBALANCE
Y-Adapter
Y-Adapter
2 Outputs to 1 Input
RCA PHONO CABLE
RCA phono jacks
adapter
1 Output to 2 Inputs
UNBALANCED
No !
UNBALANCED
INSTRUMENT CABLE
UNBALANCED
BALANCED
TRS JACK CABLE
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
Sleeve=ground
Ring=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
TO
INPUT
Tip=hot (+)
2=hot (+) 1=ground
BALANCED
MIC CABLE
BALANCED
1=ground
BALANCED
XLR FEMALE
XLR MALE
3=cold (-)
General
Wiring
Information
Yes
TRS to XLR-F CABLE
Sleeve=ground
2=hot (+)
FROM
OUTPUT
3=cold (-)
1=ground
BALANCED
XLR FEMALE
2=hot (+)
3=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
2=hot (+) 1=ground
BALANCED
TRS to XLR-M CABLE
BALANCED
Sleeve=ground
XLR MALE
3=cold (-)
Ring=cold (-)
Tip=hot (+)
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