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Mackie 1604VLZ4 Compact 16-Channel Audio Mixer with 10 Onyx Mic Preamps

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A legend in compact mixer design, the Mackie 1602VLZ4 now combines the proven performance of Onyx preamps with the no-compromise high-headroom/low-noise design that made the 1604 an indistry mainstay.

All 16 channels feature an Onyx mic pre, line input and insert in a compact 4-bus design built for application flexibility and professional performance. Plus, it is truly "Built-Like-A-Tank" with a ridiculously rugged solid-steel chassis that includes high-contrast controls for ultimate tactile control.

Found in countless professional broadcast and post facilities and easily the most proven band-friedly analog mixer ever, the 1604VLZ4 stnads alone in the world of compact mixing.

Perfection Of Compact Analog Mixer Design
Mackie relentlessly pursues the perfection of the compact mixer. VLZ4 ups the level of sonic quality at every level, featuring Mackie's flagship Onyx mic preamps and premium components from front to back. The result is the most rock solid, the most easy to use and, yes, the best sounding compact mixer ever created.

The Original No-Nonsense Compact Mixer Series
Now featuring Mackie's flagship Onyx mic preamps, the comprehensive Mackie VLZ4 line delivers the proven feature set, high-headroom/low-noise design and "Built-Like-A-Tank" construction that created an industry more than 25 years ago. From every input to every output, VLZ4 is optimized to deliver professional-quality results each and every time.


  • 16-channel mixer featuring our signature high-headroom, low-noise design
  • 16 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps
  • Improved RF rejection, perfect for broadcastapplications
  • Phantom power for condenser mics
  • 16 high-headroom line inputs with +4/-10 operation control
  • 16 balanced inserts perfect for integrating outboard gear
  • 3-band EQ with sweepable midrange
  • 18dB/oct 75Hz low-cut filter on mic input channels
  • 4 aux sends, level, pan and solo and overload/mute LEDs on each channel
  • 4 stereo returns, 8 direct outs and 4 group/bus outputs
  • 60mm long-wearing log-taper faders
  • Control room/phones multi-input source matrix
  • High-resolution 12-segment stereo meters
  • Sealed rotary control resist dust and grime
  • "Built-Like-A-Tank" rugged steel chassis with powder-coat finish
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls deliver convenient "at-a-glance" visual feedback
  • Rack-mountable design with 3 physical configurations via Rotopod accessory (sold separately)
  • Multi-voltage power supply for worldwide use



  • Main Mix Noise
  • Main Mix Fader Unity, Channel Fader Down: -88.5dBu
  • Main Mix Fader @ Unity, Channel Fader @ Unity: -82.5dBu

    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • Mic In to Insert Send: <0.0007%
  • Mic In to Main Out: <0.005%

  • Channel Mute Switch Engaged: -84dBu
  • Channel Gain Down: -84dBu

    Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
  • 150 Termination: -128.5dBu, 20Hz - 20kHz

    Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
  • 1kHz: better than -70dB

    Max. Levels
  • Mic In: +22dBu
  • All Other Inputs: +22dBu
  • Main Mix TRS Out: +28dBu
  • All Other Outputs: +22dBu

  • High Shelving: 15dB @ 12kHz
  • Mid Peaking: 15dB sweep 100Hz - 8kHz
  • Low Shelving: 15dB @ 80Hz
  • Low Cut Filter: 18dB/octave, -3dB @ 75Hz

  • Power Consumption: 50W, 100 - 120V AC, 50 - 60Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 32F - 104F

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 17" x 17.3" x 5.1"
  • Weight: 20lbs



  • 1 year