The Allen & Heath Zed-6FX promises to be a compact, budget mixer with good pre's and selectable headphone monitor outs, from a quality brand. Matt Vanacoro finds out how well it really performs.  

Solid Design

Allen & Heath Zed-6FX top view

Quality Pres

Fun Features


Price: $179
Pros: Great build quality, simple design, transparent pres, selectable ¼” impedance on inputs, selectable headphone monitoring
Cons: At first glance, this price point gets you more features in budget mixer offerings. You’re paying for build quality and preamp headroom here. Fortunately, the Zed delivers on both points.

Matt Vanacoro is one of New York's premier musicans. Matt has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band), Aaron Carter, Amy Regan, Jay Azzolina, Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), KeKe Palmer, C-Note, Jordan Knig... Read More


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