Yamaha MG16 16 Channel 6-Bus Stereo Mixing Console with 12RU Rack Mount Kit
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 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 MG16, 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 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 reach your perfect mix.
Compressing with the MG16 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 MG16 allows you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channels with PAD switch accept MIC to line level of inputs, and the PAD switch attenuates 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 nuanced management of your tone. The MG16 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 precise control of your sound. High-pass filters allow you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
Rack Ears Included
Yamaha's MG16 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.
Built to Last
For gigging, recording, and installed applications alike, your console can be subjected to a wide range of environmental conditions and hazards. Excessive humidity, unstable power supplies, and the rigors of road travel in general can take a serious toll on a mixing console, often causing expensive, time-consuming repairs, and reducing its lifespan. The MG16 has been redesigned with an emphasis on durability, incorporating practical features that offer greater flexibility while ensuring peak performance for many years to come.
AUX / Effects Sends / Group
The MG16 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.
Multiple Input/Output Connectors
Yamaha's MG16 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. The MG16 is equipped with additional stereo channels, each with a pair of phone jacks that accepts LINE levels. Additionally, two of the stereo channels have 2 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 MG16 is equipped with a comprehensive suite of output connectors, including GROUP OUT (TRS phone), AUX 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.