Mackie 1604 Vlz PRO studio mixer

Mackie 1604 Vlz PRO studio mixerMackie 1604 Vlz PRO studio mixerThe Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro is one of the top compact mixer choices for audio professionals. Whether in live or recording applications, when sound quality, ease of use and durability are essential the 1604-VLZ Pro delivers value for money. It's perfect for live sound recording and small to medium-sized studios. The 16 channel mixer has sub-mixing capabilities using the XDR mic preamps.

With 16 line inputs and 16 channel inserts you get enough for a modest studio to mixdown or output in groups from your sequencer. The Mackie has the tendency to 'warm up' the sound with it's 3-band active EQ with sweepable midrange.

Starting at £465.99 the Mackie 1604 Vlz PRO is not a cheap solution however once you hear the sound puring out you will know that you have made a good purchase.
The only drawback for the more ambitious amateurs and the semi-pros is the limit of 16 line inputs that for some will be a barrier of creating their full sound in total flexibility. But then the price will significantly increase further.

The studio mixer market is now heavily competing with the software wonders of external sound cards and powerful sequencers and processors. The Mackie 1604 Vlz PRO though will die hard as it is established as one of the most popular studio mixers in it's range.

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Mackie 1604 Vlz PRO specification

* 16 line inputs, 16 channel inserts
* 4 stereo aux returns, 8 direct outs
* 3-band active EQ with sweepable midrange
* Balanced 1/4" inputs & outputs
* 6 aux sends per ch. with 15dB gain
* 16 XDR (tm) Extended Dynamic Range premium studio-grade mic preamps with:
o 0-60dB gain range
o 130dB dynamic range for 24-bit, 192kHz sampling rate inputs
o +22dBu line input handling
o Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz-20kHz)
* DC pulse transformer RF rejection
* 4 subgroups with left & right assigns and direct outs
* 60mm long-wearing logarithmic-taper faders
* Constant-loudness pan controls
* Switchable AFL/PFL Solo
* Aux 1 & 2 pre/post
* Aux Send 1-2 Master section with level controls, Solo switches and Solo LEDs
* Level, pan; -20, Solo & OL LEDs on each channel
* 18dB/oct. 75Hz Lo Cut filter on each channel
* Control Room/Phones multi-input source matrix outputs
* RCA tape inputs & outputs
* Tape input level control and Tape To Main Mix switch
* Switchable phantom power for condenser mics
* 5 physical configurations via optional rotating I/O pod
* Rugged steel main chassis, sealed rotary controls
* Built-in power supply, rack mount kit included
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Mackie 1604 Vlz PRO Studio Mixer features

Mic Preamp
Equivalent Input Noise (20Hz–20kHz) 150Ω –129.5dBu / 50Ω –131.0dBu / 0Ω –134.5dBu
Frequency Response: –1dB 5Hz–100kHz / –3dB 3Hz–192kHz
IM Distortion (4 to 1 ratio SMPTE)
35dB gain 0.0008%
Harmonic Distortion (20Hz–20kHz) 35dB gain 0.0007%
Gain Max +60dB / Min 0dB or Unity / Max Input +22dB
Input Impedance 1.3kΩ
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)2 0.0005%
Channel Mute switch engaged: –84dBu
Channel Fader down: –84dBu
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 60kHz: +0dB/–1dB / 20Hz to 100kHz: +0dB/–3dB
High Shelving: ±15db @ 12kHz
Mid Peaking: ±15dB, sweep 100Hz–8kHz
Low Shelving: ±15db @ 80Hz
Low Cut Filter: 18dB/octave, –3dB @ 75Hz
Power Consumption
120VA.C., 50/60Hz, 50 watts
Weight 20 lbs. (9.1kg)