By: Mackie
Professional Audio / Video Products
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16-Channel Compact Mixer (4 Stereo Pairs, 8 Mono)
The 1642VLZ3 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 1642 VLZ3 is packed with premium features and maximum flexibility. The 1642-VLZ3 is equipped with eight mono mic/line channels (channels 1-8), two mono mic/stereo line channels (channels 9-12), and two stereo line input channels (channels 13-16). In addition, there are four subgroup outputs, a stereo main out, and a mono main out.

The eight mono mic/line channels have an input Gain control with 60 dB of gain, phantom power, a sharp 18 dB/octave, 75 Hz Low Cut filter, a 3-band EQ with sweepable mid, four Aux sends, Pan, Mute, Solo, assign switches, a 60 mm fader, a Direct Out and a Channel Insert jack for connecting an external processor. The two mono mic/stereo line channels have all the same features as channels 1-8 except they are equipped with a 4-band EQ. The two stereo line input channels have the same features as channels 9-12 except the input Gain has 40 dB of gain and there is no Low Cut filter. The Control Room and Phones sections each have their own level control and outputs. The input matrix selects any combination of Main Mix, Tape In and Subs to create custom headphone mixes, to monitor tape levels, and more.

Aux Send 1 and 2 each have a master level control and a switch on each channel for selecting pre- or post-fader send, whereas Aux Send 3 and 4 are a fixed post-fader send, perfect for effects loops. There are four stereo returns with various routing options for each return. Other features include a stereo tape input and output, two 1/4-inch stereo headphone jacks, stereo 12-segment LED meters, BNC lamp socket, TRS and XLR stereo output jacks, with a mic/line level switch on the XLR outs. Above all, the 1642VLZ3 has superior sound quality, wide dynamic range, tons of headroom and extremely low noise, allowing you to create high-quality professional output. Whether you’re tracking in the project studio or laying down the truth in front of a live audience, you can always count on the Mackie 1642 VLZ3 to provide superb sound quality and extreme versatility.

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% THD (20Hz 20kHz)
Phantom power for studio condenser mics
16 high-headroom line inputs (4 stereo pairs, 8 mono)
Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection
60mm long-wearing logarithmic-taper faders
4 Aux sends, level, pan, -20dB/Solo and OL/Mute LEDs on each channel
4 stereo Aux returns, 8 Direct outs, 4 stereo Group/Bus outputs
3-band Active EQ with sweepable midrange on mono channels
4-band Active EQ on stereo channels
18dB/oct. 75Hz Lo-Cut filter on mic channels
Control Room/Phones multi-input source matrix with separate level controls
Balanced 1/4" inputs and outputs (except inserts)
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 50 watts
US, JP 100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Fuse rating 1A slo blo, 5 x 20 mm
EU, UK, AU, CN 200 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Fuse rating 0.5A slo blo, 5 x 20 mm
Operating Temperature 0˚ – 40˚C (32˚ – 104˚F)
Physical Properties (packaged product)
Height 21.0 in / 533 mm
Width 20.0 in / 508 mm
Depth 10.0 in / 254 mm
Shipping Weight 26.0 lb / 11.8 kg
Physical Properties (product)
Height 16.7 in / 425 mm
Width 16.6 in / 421 mm
Depth 5.2 in / 131 mm
Net Weight 18.2 lb / 8.3 kg
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