Allen & Heath ZED-14
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Allen & Heath ZED-14

ZED-14, Console FireWire/USB/mLan de la marque Allen & Heath appartenant à la série ZED.

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Note moyenne :5.0( 5/5 sur 3 avis )
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Rapport qualité/prix : Excellent
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aitd17/01/2011

L'avis de aitd

Allen & Heath ZED-14
Voici...

UTILISATION

mon avis...

SONORITÉS

en quelques lignes:

AVIS GLOBAL

Franchement que ce soit des console dj ou de studio...
le matos Allen & Heath est vraiment de tres grande qualité!
C'est vraiment une marque que j'apprécie car je ne suis jamais déçu
et biensure cette table ne déroge pas a la régle!

Exxxxxcellent rapport qualité prix!!!!

Musicalement
chapssigonce27/11/2008

L'avis de chapssigonce

Allen & Heath ZED-14
Allen and heath zed 14

connectique riche : XLR, Jack, RCA, USB
6 lignes mono avec entrée XLR ou Jack + 4 entrées stéréo + 3 entrées RCA
sorties Main Mix en XLR, retours en RCA ou jack, Phone Mini Jack et Jack
Les possibilités de routage sont importantes.
Elle est rackable avec des équerres optionnelles. Personnellement, elle est posée (velcroz)sur un skb mimi gigrig.

UTILISATION

Je ne suis pas spécialiste, mais l'utilisation est simple et facile d'accès. Je l'ai prise en main rapidement. Les potards 100 mm permettent d'être précis.
J'apprécie énormément les possibilités de branchements. Par exemple, j'entre un lecteur CD sur RCA qui est indépendant du reste, je branche un MD et j'enregistre avec une qualité CD, etc...
Le manuel est en anglais mais il est clair et succin.
La table est livré avec Sonar Le pour enregistrer, composer sur PC.
J'ai un peu plus de mal à comprendre le routage vers le PC; mais je n'utilise que très peu cette fonction.

SONORITÉS

Au niveau qualité sonore, rien à dire. J'ai déjà travailler sur Samson, Mackie, et Berhinger.
Avec Allen and Heath, pas de souffle et des réglages de gain, d'équalisation sûrs et pratiques.
Je me sers de cette table en répet et en live et je n'ai jamais eu de soucis en un an.

AVIS GLOBAL

J'adore les possibilités de branchements qui correspondent exactement à mes besoins :
Une DR 880 , un triton, un xv, une guitare sur les entrées stéréo
deux micro chants, micro accordéon, et violon sur entrées mono
un MD pour l'enregistrement, un lecteur CD
Le rapport qualité prix est excellent. Avant l'achat, j'étais sceptique : allan and heath à ce prix, je doutais du produit. Après un an d'utilisation, je me réjouis d'avoir choisi cette table.
A noter que pour une table 14 entrées, sa taille est assez imposante. La connectique se fait sur le dessus. Dans mons cas, elle est installée dans un rack skb gig rig et cela me permet de laisser un maximum d'appareils branchés même pendant le transport.
En live, mes réglages sont quasi-faits, et les balances se font rapidement.
Avant l'achat, j'ai comparé dans la même gamme avec Mackie.
J'ai opté pour Allen and Heath à cause des possibilités de branchement, des potards 100 mm, des ports USB et des possibilités d'équalisation. ( et aussi pour la renommée et le savoir-faire de ce constructeur)
contenu en anglais
racerevlon23/08/2012

L'avis de racerevlon (contenu en anglais)"A professional-grade mixer for the amateur musician."

Allen & Heath ZED-14
The ZED-14 is a top-notch mixer, coming from one of the foremost mixer manufacturers in the world. All the XLR inputs can provide phantom power for microphones and the bus routing options are more complicated than can be explained here--suffice it to say that this mixer is FLEXIBLE. I have my main outputs routing to my main room amp and speakers and the AUX outputs running to a pair of desk studio monitors. As you'll find below the ZED14 also has USB connectivity so that it can act as both a mixer AND an audio interface!!

Each of the MONO channels has a 4-band EQ--high, low-mid, high-mid, low and the standard panning controls, gain, etc. The prominent mixer feature that sold me on the ZED-14 above other similar units is that the ZED-14 has sliders instead of knobs for each channel master--it's much more easy to see where everything is set. If you need on-board effects Allen & Heath makes the ZED14-FX which you can get for a little more cash.

The ZED-14 and has the feel of a professional mixing board, but won't take up your whole desk OR your whole paycheck. I have yet to find ANY mixer/console/interface of this professional quality for such a low price. If you are in the market for a home mixer to start home recording I would HIGHLY recommend this package. For the price, you get a professional-class mixing board, USB interface, and Cakewalk SONAR LE. If you can find a better deal, I'd be interested to hear about it.

UTILIZATION

I have a good amount of gear. When I try to record something I usually used to end up spending a non-trivial amount of time running cables, disconnecting and re-connecting equipment, etc. just to get something simple recorded. A friend of mine suggested that I should get a mixer to run everything once and just leave it connected and mix in as necessary to record.

I found many entry-level mixers but they all seemed to provide very little functionality and not really take into account the idea of the amateur musician who is doing home recording on a DAW. Then my local music store suggested I take a look at the Allen & Heath ZED-14 mixer they had in stock. It was larger than I had in mind, but it had the multiple I/O options I would need and looked well-built (let's not forget this is Allen & Heath).

The winning blow, however, came when they explained to me that this mixer/console has a USB connection for connecting to a DAW. WHOA!! This mixer can actually act as your interface for recording!! I took it home and plugged it into my DAW. Sure enough, SONAR recognized the ZED-14 as a "USB Recording Device." I could now hook up my drum machine, multiple microphones, and amp outputs all to the ZED-14 and LEAVE THEM CONNECTED. When I wanted to record a specific part, I just muted all other inputs and just recorded the specific channels that I wanted and sent them straight to SONAR via USB--no additional interface required. How cool is that!?!?!? The ZED-14 even comes with a copy of Cakewalk SONAR LE if you don't have any recording software--BRILLIANT!!

This is one piece of gear that is really well-thought-out. Allen & Heath truly considered the needs of the home recorder when designing this mixer. The fact that you can plug the mixer into your computer/DAW via USB 2.0 is a HUGE step forward for home recording--no more sending your mixer output to another interface that may color the tone in a way that is undesirable.

SOUNDS

The ZED-14 is dead-quiet. I have other smaller mixers and audio interfaces and all of them seem to generate SOME noise or color the sound in some way. Not so with the ZED-14. I have to keep reminding myself that although I only paid a relatively small amount for the ZED-14, it IS after all an Allen & Heath and it shows in the quality of the sound. The faders are well-tapered as are all of the EQ controls; no, "It's on one or ten" here.

OVERALL OPINION

When I went looking I honestly didn't think that I would get such a magnificent piece of equipment for what little I paid. I figured to get a mixer of this caliber I would have to approach the thousand-dollar mark. To find that a mixer of this quality exists with all of the on-board mixing capabilities plus the ability to use it as an interface for a DAW is an incredible bonus. I've looked around at other mixing consoles and thus far I've found nothing that can compare to the ZED-14, especially when they throw in a copy of SONAR LE. This would be an easy choice even if the ZED-14 were near double the price. Lucky for us it's not. Try one and see for yourself.