By: Mackie
Professional Audio / Video Products
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12-Channel Compact Mixer
The 1202VLZ3 continues the evolution of the Mackie VLZ mixers. With improved XDR2™ mic preamps, a re-designed mix bus, and optimized active EQ on every channel, the 1202 VLZ3 is packed with premium features and maximum flexibility. The 1202-VLZ3 is equipped with four mono mic/line channels and four stereo line-input channels, for a total of 12 input channels. Each channel has a 3-band EQ, Aux 1 and 2 sends, Pan, Mute/Alt, Solo and a Level control. In addition, the mic/line channels have phantom power, an input Gain control with 60 dB of gain, a sharp 18 dB/octave, 75 Hz Low Cut filter and a Channel Insert jack for connecting an external processor.

The Mute/Alt 3-4 switch effectively creates a second stereo bus. The Mute button on each channel mutes that channel in the Main Mix, but also acts as a router to the 3-4 stereo bus, greatly increasing signal routing flexibility. The Control Room/Phones section has its own level control, outputs and input matrix for selecting any combination of Main Mix, Tape In and Alt 3-4 to create custom headphone mixes, to monitor tape levels and more. A separate switch routes this multi-source signal back into the Main Mix.

Aux Send 1 has a master level control and a switch for selecting pre- or post-fader send, whereas Aux Send 2 is a fixed post-fader send, perfect for effects loops. There are two stereo returns, with a switch to route Stereo Return 2 to Aux Send 1 (to include reverb in the monitors, for example). Other features include a stereo tape input and output, a 1/4-inch stereo headphone jack, stereo 12-segment LED meters, and TRS and XLR stereo output jacks, with a mic/line level switch on the XLR outs. Because of its many features and versatility, the 1202VLZ3 may be used for extra studio-grade preamps, as aux inputs for a mixing console, or as an impedance- or level-matching audio toolkit.

New ultra-low noise VLZ3 design with highest possible headroom
Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
130dB dynamic range
22dBu line input handling
Extended low frequency response
Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz 20kHz)
Phantom power for studio condenser mics
12 high-headroom line inputs
Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection
2 Aux sends, level, pan and PFL solo on each channel
2 stereo Aux returns EFX to Monitor
3-Band Active EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz, 12kHz)
18dB/oct. 75Hz Lo-Cut filter on Mic input channels
ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added versatility
Control Room/Phones source matrix
Rack-mountable design using optional rack ears
Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime
New Multi-Voltage power supply for worldwide use
Rugged steel chassis
Includes Tracktion 3™ Music Production Software for Mac or PC
AC Power Requirements
Power Consumption 25 watts
US, JP 100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Fuse rating 500 mA slo blo, 5 x 20 mm
EU, UK, AU, CN 200 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Fuse rating 250 mA slo blo, 5 x 20 mm
Operating Temperature 0˚ – 40˚C (32˚ – 104˚F)
Physical Properties (packaged product)
Height 14.0 in / 356 mm
Width 14.0 in / 356 mm
Depth 7.0 in / 178 mm
Shipping Weight 11.5 lb / 5.2 kg
Physical Properties (product)
Height 11.2 in / 284 mm
Width 11.9 in / 303 mm
Depth 3.0 in / 75 mm
Net Weight 6.5 lb / 3.0 kg
4 studio-grade XDR2™ Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps with

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