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Yamaha MG 16/4 Analogue Mixer

Yamaha MG 16/4 Analogue Mixer
I got fed up of my Mackie 1642 VLZ Pro after it broke down for the second time. So I got it fixed and sold it, replacing it with this little mixer for about 150. You can look up the specs if you want, but essentially it's 8 mono mic/line channels, 4 stereo (unbalanced) channels, phantom power, EQ, inserts, and two stereo busses. It's got control room and main outputs, plus a headphone output.

The preamps are not of the sort of quality that the Mackie VLZ Pro range have, but I don't need them for what I do. This little box acts quite adequately as a line level routing box, manages the monitoring and does not much else. I don't use the EQ, I don't use the inserts, I use the 8 unbalanced channels for monitoring the 8 channels from my RME converter and use the balanced channels for synth and effects inputs via my little patchbay.

No issues so far, and I hope I don't get any in the future. For 150, you're laughing if you don't need the complex routing capability and enhanced input output and quality preamps such as the Mackie has.

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Or you can mail me here, glen@abstractfriends.com
if you want to ask me anything, I'll do my best to answer if I can.