The Mackie 1604-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer builds on the legacy of the world’s best-selling mixer, the 1604-VLZ Pro. Sixteen studio-quality XDR2 second-generation mic preamps, along with redesigned 3-band Active EQ circuitry (with sweepable mids), give the 1604-VLZ3 its greatly enhanced sound quality. All channels feature insert points and line-level inputs for extreme versatility. The unique Rotopod option allows for two different desktop, and three different rackmount configurations. The new multi-voltage power supply allows it to be used anywhere in the world. Ideal for live use, and home and project studios seeking superior performance, the versatile 1604-VLZ3 Compact Mixer is equally at home on the stage or in the studio.
This powerful new line of Mackie mixers improves on the legendary performance of our highly acclaimed VLZ-Pro compacts. Mackie engineers burned the late-night oil and extracted even more headroom and frequency response from their successful XDR2 preamps. Then they tweaked the channel EQ for optimal performance and built an even better Mix Bus. After the dust settled and after some much needed sleep, they unveiled the new VLZ3 Series-mixers with individual mic pre THD below 0.0007%, and overall THD less than 0.0025%. (In case you’re not an electronics engineer, that means they’re incredibly quiet!)
- 16-channel ultra-low noise compact mixer with highest possible headroom - 16 studio-grade XDR2 Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps - 16 high-headroom line inputs, 16 channel inserts - Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection - 60mm long-wearing logarithmic-taper faders - 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 - 16 high-headroom line inputs - Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection - 4 Aux sends, level, pan, -20dB/Solo and Overload/Mute_LEDs on each channe - 4 stereo Aux returns, 8 Direct outs, 4 Group/Bus outputs - 3-band Active EQ with sweepable midrange - 18dB/oct. 75Hz Lo-Cut filter - Balanced 1/4" inputs and outputs (except inserts) - Control Room/Phones multi-input source matrix - Rack-mountable design with three physical configurations via rotating I/O pod - Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime - New Multi-Voltage power supply for worldwide use - Rugged steel chassis