Yamaha MG16XU 16-Input 6-Bus Mixer


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Yamaha MG16XU 16-Input 6-Bus Mixer

  • Yamaha MG16XU 16-Input 6-Bus Mixer
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Technical Specifications
  • AC Power Cord
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  • Rack-Mount Kit
  • Optional Accessory: Foot Switch FC5
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Yamaha MG16XU 16-Input 6-Bus Mixer

The Yamaha MG16XU 16-Input 6-Bus Mixer is designed to suit the needs of professional audio technicians.

Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps

This is where it all starts. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. MG Series mixing consoles feature Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural-sounding bass, and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allows them to handle signals from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. 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 to 'fix' your mix.

High-Quality Sound Op-amp

The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts of the head amp circuit. MG Series mixers feature new, high-quality, custom-made MG01 op-amps that we developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, we worked directly with the semiconductor manufacturer to focus on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimized and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.

Switchable Phantom Power and PAD Switch

With phantom power, MG Series consoles allow you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with a PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.

Your Sound

Yamaha mixers are famous for their flat response and sonic purity, but it often takes more than a perfectly-captured instrumental performance or vocal to achieve a professional-sounding mix. Equipped with some of the same state-of-the-art functionality featured on Yamaha’s high-end consoles, the MG Series gives you the tools you need to produce high-quality sound that is uniquely your own.

Knob Compressors

Compression plays an essential role in just about any recording or sound reinforcement environment by altering the level of dynamics of an audio signal when you need livelier guitars, punchier bass lines, a tighter snare, or a cleaner vocal sound. However, it can take countless hours to master the complexities of even the most basic outboard compression units and use them effectively. Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compressors are now an industry standard that gives you instant access to optimized compression settings via a single rotary control.

EQ and High-pass Filters

There's nothing more useful than reliable equalization when you need nuanced management of your tone. The MG Series benefits from Yamaha's unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. A high-pass filter allows you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix

AUX/Effect Sends/Group

MG Series mixers feature up to AUX 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. (except for MG06 / 06X) Master send controls are also provided.

A Variety of Input/Output Connectors

All models feature 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 accept MIC level signals while two phone connectors accept LINE level signals and can be used either mono or stereo. With 16XU, two phone connectors accept LINE level signals as stereo. Additionally, each of the stereo channels features 2TR in (RCA connectors) and can be used as independent input from external audio sources such as CDs. With XU models, any incoming source that is sent via USB can be assigned to one of the stereo channels. In addition to the main stereo outputs (XLR L/R, TRS phone L/R), MG Series mixing consoles are 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.

Built-in SPX Digital Effects

For musical and non-musical applications alike, effects processing adds polish and professionalism to the mix. The MG X/XU models feature Yamaha’s acclaimed SPX digital multi-effect processor, offering a comprehensive suite of 24 editable digital effects perfect for enhancing your mix, whether adding depth to a speaking engagement or breathing new color and atmosphere into a live band performance.

Yamaha MG16XU 16-Input 6-Bus Mixer

  • Mixing capability: SPX algorithm: 24 programs, parameter control: 1, foot SW: 1 (FX RTN CH on/off)
  • I/O: +48V
  • Digital I/O: USB audio class 2.0 compliant, sampling frequency: max 192 kHz, bit depth: 24-bit
  • Mono (mic line): 8
  • Mono/stereo(mic/line): 2
  • Stereo line: 2
  • Stereo out: 2
  • Monitor out: 1
  • Phones: 1
  • Aux send: 1
  • Group out: 4
  • Bus: Stereo: 1, group: 4, aux: 4 (incl. FX)
  • PAD: 26 dB (mono)
  • HPF: 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct (mono/stereo: mic only)
  • Comp: 1-knob compressor (gain/threshold/ratio) threshold: +22 dBu to -8 dBu, ratio: 1:1 to 4:1, output level: 0 dB to 7 dB attack time: approx. 25 msec, release time: approx. 300 msec
  • EQ high: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, frequency: 10 kHz shelving
  • EQ mid: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, frequency: Mono 250 Hz-5 kHz peaking, stereo 2.5 kHz peaking
  • EQ low: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 100 Hz shelving
  • Peal lead: LED turns on when post EQ signal reaches 3 dB below clipping
  • Level meter: 2x12 -segment LED meter (Peak, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30 dB)
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.03 % +14dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz), gain knob: Min, 0.005 % +24dBu (1kHz), gain knob: min
  • Frequency response: +0.5 dB/-1.5 dB (20 Hz to 48 kHz) , refer to the nominal output level 1 kHz, gain knob: Min
  • Equivalent input noise: -128 dBu (mono input channel, Rs: 150-ohm, gain knob: Max)
  • Residual output noise: 102 dBu (Stereo out, stereo master fader: Min)
  • Cross talk: -78 dB
  • Power requirements: AC 100–240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 30W
  • Dimension
    • W: (444mm) 17.5-inch
    • H: (130mm) 5.1-inch
    • D: (500mm) 19.7-inch
    • Net weight: (6.8 kg) 15.0 lb
  • Others: Operating temperature: 0 to +40-degree-C

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