Yamaha MG16XU 16 Channel 6-Bus USB Stereo Mixing Console with SPX Effects & 12RU Rack Mount Kit
Yamaha's MG16XU sixteen channel stereo mixing console with SPX effects combines studio-quality preamps and powerful digital processing into a rugged and reliable studio or live performance mixer.
Suitable for a wide range of audio engineers and applications, the MG Series from Yamaha lets you shape your sound with confidence, while continually delivering peak performance and a level of sound quality that is in a class all its own.
The MG16XU features a built-in SPX multi-effects processor that offers 24 editable digital effects that are perfect for enhancing all your mixes, or adding depth to speaking engagements. High-quality reverb and delay expand the spatial quality of your sound with remarkable realism.
Create, Record and Listen
The MG16XU features digital connectivity that is used to streamline the recording process. Take advantage of state-of-the-art digital technology that makes it more convenient than ever to plug-in, play, record, and listen to all of your creations.
2-in/2-out USB Audio Interface Function
The MG16XU's flexible digital connectivity creates quick and easy high-resolution playback of digital content. Simply connect to your PC via USB, or to your iPhone / iPad using Apple's Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The USB protocol uses asynchronous data transfer, and audio data is transferred based on the precise clock signal from the MG16XU for high quality recording and playback.
The preamp is where your sound begins, and determines the quality and character of your overall mix. The importance of this inspired Yamaha to develop the fattest and warmest sounding preamp possible: the D-PRE mic preamp. Perfectly integrated into the MG16XU, the D-PRE delivers more power with lower impedance, meaning the full depth and character of your original sound will be delivered with fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs. Having a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to reach your perfect mix.
Compressing with the MG16XU is made simple with 1-knob compression on channels 1-8. This intelligent compressor adds optimally set compressions when you need livelier guitars, punchier bass lines, a tighter snare, or a cleaner vocal sound with the touch of a single knob.
Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch
With phantom power on channels 1-12, the MG16XU allows you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channels with PAD switch accept MIC to line level of inputs, and the PAD switch reduces high input signals that often accompany instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.
EQ and High-Pass Filters
There's nothing more useful than reliable equalization when you need complete control of your tone. The MG16XU benefits from Yamaha's unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers with sweepable mid frequency on channels 1-8, and 3-band equalizers on channels 9-16 for refined control of your sound. High-pass filters allow you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
Built to last
For recording and installed applications alike, your console can be subjected to all kinds of environmental conditions and hazards. The MG16XU has been redesigned with an emphasis on durability and incorporates practical features that offer flexibility, while ensuring peak performance for many years to come.
AUX / Effects Sends / Group
The MG16XU mixer features four AUX sends and four assignable GROUP sends for expanding your sound reinforcement or recording setup, allowing you to incorporate additional effects, output to external recording devices, or feed to a monitoring system. Master send controls are also provided.
Rack Ears Included
Yamaha's MG16XU includes rack ears that meet the demands of both installed and portable applications. The attractive and extremely durable design gives you the option of a rack-mounted or desk-top configuration, and saves you time with hassle free set-up.
Multiple Input/Output Connectors
Yamaha's MG16XU uses high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR equipped stereo channels. Each of the mono inputs is equipped with a combo jack and accepts both MIC and LINE level signals. Two of the stereo inputs are equipped with XLR and two phone connectors with XLR accepting MIC level signals while two phone connectors accept LINE level signals and can be used either mono or stereo. Additionally, two of the stereo channels have RCA connectors and can be used for input from external audio sources such as CD players. In addition to the main stereo outputs (XLR L/R, TRS phone L/R), the MG16XU is equipped with a comprehensive suite of output connectors, including GROUP OUT (TRS phone), AUX/FX OUT (TRS phone), MONITOR OUT (TRS phone L/R), and HEADPHONE OUT (stereo phone) connectors, allowing master outputs to be chosen to suit specific applications such as monitoring or mastering.