$249 and $299 (ZED-10 and ZED-10FX)
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Allen & Heath has unveiled its smallest format mixers to date, the ZED-10 and ZED-10FX (pictured). Part of the ZED range of USB-equipped mixers for recording, audio production and live performance, the new additions are ultra-compact mixers, for a wide range of applications including solo artists, bands, schools, houses of worship and conference facilities.
The ZED-10 and ZED-10FX feature two high-impedance, discrete, Class-A, FET (Field Effect Transistor) inputs, which reportedly allow an instrument to be plugged directly into the mixer, emulating the valve/tube input circuitry commonly found on instrument combos or amplifiers. There is also a 26 dB gain boost switch, which caters for instruments with very low output pickups.