The feature-set is incredibly advanced for a mixer at this level – it has 13 independent sources to the mix 10 independent outputs 4 aux sends a USB send & return for PC or Mac recording playback and effects a unique dual stereo input capability and some very advanced monitoring facilities. In fact ZED-14 is so packed full of great features that you’d think it would cost much much more! It can be used for many different tasks whether in live performance utilizing plug-in effects via USB live recording via USB and Cakewalk studio recording or mixing down to produce your own 2-track recordings. What about the sound quality? Our chief designer Mike Griffin has been at the forefront of audio innovation for many years and has developed the designs for our spectacularly successful MixWizard and GL series professional live mixers. Mike is always striving to produce the best possible sound for our mixers and for ZED has produced the ‘DuoPre™’ a mic preamplifier which sounds as sweet as a nut as pure as the driven snow. The DuoPre™ combines an optimised line input circuit together with the microphone preamp circuit so that it will not colour or distort your sound will give you lots of headroom and give you a truly professional feel. Key Features: Inputs One of the great things about the ZED series is the number and variety of things you can plug in. In addition to the six mono channels there are four stereo channels each with a main stereo input on jack sockets and with the ability to take additional stereo inputs from phono sockets or from the USB audio input flexibility gives you control. In all ZED-14 boasts 99 different controls on its front panel - way more than any of the competition! 6 mic/line channels are provided on ZED-14 - plenty for mics or DI boxes for a small band duo or solo performer 4 stereo line inputs - dual inputs both with gain and 2-band EQ DuoPreTM Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series the ZED series has new DuoPreTM pre-amps which 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. Line level signals are simply plugged into the second stage of the pre-amp by using the line input jack socket which has the great advantage of less noise when using the line input. EQ section ZED-14 features a responsive 3-band swept mid frequency design with MusiQ - optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments. HF and LF also boast Xtra Boost to make these frequencies more responsive. Auxiliary sends 4 aux sends are provided of which 1&2 are prefade for foldback monitoring and 3 & 4 post-fade for effects sends. A stereo signal can be sent from auxes via USB to computer to create 2 separate record feeds independent of the main LR mix (1&2) and or used as FX sends (3&4). USB audio flexibility 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 PC 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. Three switches provide different send/return configurations for recording playback and utilising external FX. Build At this level most mixers are built using a single flat PCB with all the pots and switches attached at right angles. ZED-14 utilises individual vertically mounted channel circuit boards with each rotary control fixed with a metal nut to the front panel - making a much more robust product that will resist damage and give years of reliable use. ZED also has professional 100mm faders for ultimate control over your levels. SONAR LE - provided Free! We have teamed up with Cakewalk to bundle SONAR LE with this ZED mixer. The two team up together in many ways - for example straightforward recording of a stereo mix recording tracks individually to build up a song or for inserting a SONAR LE effects plug-in. Other features: Insert points High pass filter Stereo imaging control on every channel channel mute switches stereo return 2-track return Advanced monitoring facilities ¼" and 3.5mm Live Sound > DJ Equipment > Headphones outputs stereo record out alternative stereo out mono sum of LR output main LR 12-bar LR meters master controls for aux1&2 Specifications: 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) Packaging Info Package Weight 21.5 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.5 x 20.6 x 10.0"