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For more than a century, Yamaha has been building a legacy of superior craftsmanship and innovation exemplified in all of their products, from an unrivaled catalog of world-class musical instruments to touring-grade professional audio. The MG16 embodies this pursuit of design excellence, and incorporates some of the same technologies developed for use in high-end professional consoles, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital processing, and a rugged, reliable construction.
The MG16 mixing console features Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to "fix" your mix.
The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts in the head amp circuit. The MG16 mixer features high-quality, custom made MG01 op-amps that Yamaha developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, they focused on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimized, and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.
With phantom power, MG16 console allows you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'd instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.
Compression plays an essential role in just about any recording or sound reinforcement environment by altering the level of dynamics of an audio signal when you need livelier guitars, punchier bass lines, a tighter snare, or a cleaner vocal sound. However, it can take countless hours to master the complexities of even the most basic outboard compression units and use them effectively. Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compressors are now an industry standard that gives you instant access to optimized compression settings via a single rotary control.
There's nothing more useful than reliable equalization when you need nuanced management of your tone. The MG16 benefits from Yamaha's unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filter allows you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
Built to last, the MG16 mixer features a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis, offering an unrivaled level of durability. With a sleek design contoured for optimal convection cooling, the internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for superior noise reduction, and further extends the life of the components inside. To further ensure reliable performance, knob control placement above the surface of the chassis diverts any impact or pressure on the knobs to the chassis itself and not the circuit board or components underneath.
The main stereo outputs feature XLR type connectors that lock to prevent accidental disconnection. These connectors ensure stable signal transmission even in the most demanding environments.
Thanks to a highly-efficient internal universal power supply, the MG16 console offers worry-free operation in any region around the globe, even in environments prone to potentially damaging power fluctuations. An internal power supply also simplifies rack mounting of the console, eliminating the need for a bulky adapter or additional connections.
- 16 channel mixing console
- Max. 10 Mic / 16 Line Inputs (8 mono + 4 stereo)
- 4 GROUP Buses + 1 Stereo Bus
- 4 AUX (incl. FX)
- “D-PRE” mic preamps w/inverted Darlington circuit
- 1-Knob compressors
- High-grade effects: SPX w/24 programs
- 24-bit/192kHz 2in/2out USB Audio functions
- Works with the iPad (2 or later) through the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
- Includes Cubase Al DAW software download version
- PAD switch on mono inputs
- +48V phantom power
- XLR balanced outputs
- Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
- Rack mount kit Included
- Metal chassis
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