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Allen & Heath ZED-436 - Analogue Mixer With USB

The largest of the ZED ‘4-bus’ line of mixers featuring 32 mic/line channel-strips. Just like it’s 4-bus little brothers, the ZED-436 features 4 x sub-groups on faders, 6 x Aux outs, direct outs, individual phantom power, selectable EQ in/out, talk-back capabilities, USB and insert points on all mono inputs and main outputs. Excellent value for money given the superb sound-quality, feature set and craftsmanship.  


        USB audio flexibility
        Getting audio to and from a computer easily is now a common requirement for live sound and music production. The way this has been implemented 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! CD quality audio to and from your PC or Mac. Switches and connection through jack socket terminals provide different send/return configurations:

        Send options
        1) Main Mix Left + Right (Post-fade)

        2) Main Mix Left + Right (Pre-Fade)

        3) Auxes 1-2

        4) Auxes 5-6

        5) Matrix 1-2

        Return options
        1) To Playback input

        2) To Stereo 3 channel

        ZED-436 has a tuned 4-band EQ taken from the acclaimed GL2200 mixer, utilising MusiQ – with optimised slope (or Q factor) for equalising individual instruments.

        Based on the proven pre-amps from the hugely successful PA series, ZED-436 has DuoPre 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 and also matching to a higher input impedance.

        32 mono channels
        2 dual stereo inputs with 4-band EQ
        Neutrik mic XLR
        Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
        Channel insert
        Super wide gain ‘DuoPre’ mic line input
        4-band EQ with 2 swept mids and in/out switch
        Illuminated mute
        Sound image pan
        Illuminated PFL & peak warning indicator
        ALPS 100mm faders
        6 auxiliary sends (2 pre, 2 post, 2 pre/post)
        4 sub groups fed from each channel
        All inputs with level control
        12 bar meters
        L, R and M main mix outputs
        2 matrix sections available; can send output to USB
        Individual channel 48V phantom power
        Direct output on every mono channel
        Peak and signal indication on every channel
        Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
        Master level controls on all outputs
        Easy to use layout – all connections and controls on top surface
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