Yamaha MGP16X Mixing Desk
The Yamaha MGP16X is a versatile live mixer, which can be used as a portable or fixed PA. The MGP16X features a number of digital functions and excellent quality sound, along with studio-grade Class-A preamps, musical X-pressive EQ, two high-grade digital effects processors and connectivity for an iPod or iPhone. The MGP16X features 10 mic inputs with 48V Phantom Power, 16 line inputs and 2 Aux sends, 2 FX sends and 4 Group Buses.
- Studio-grade discrete Class-A 'D-PRE' mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
- Musical X-pressive EQ based on Yamaha's famed VCM Technology
- Professional 1-knob compressors with LED indicators
- High-grade dual digital effects processors
- Digital connectivity for iPod/iPhone
- Rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis
- Integrated rack-ears for easy rack mounting
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Yamaha's Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps make use of an inverted Darlington circuit design and deliver a fat, rich, smooth tone that gives the MGP16X a significant advantage over any other mixer in its class. With Yamaha's proprietary X-pressive EQ, the MGP16X manages to capture ultimate analogue authenticity by unlocking the mysterious secret behind the expressive sound shaping capabilities of sought-after classic EQ modules.
At the heart of the MGP16X's compact configuration, Yamaha have taken an innovative new approach to the utilisation of digital technology in an analogue mixer, adding high-resolution effects, iPod/iPhone integration and the superb functionality of the Stereo Hybrid Channel to the warmth and musicality of premium analogue sound. The MGP16X represents the ultimate balance of the converging technologies that are the heart and soul of Yamaha's extraordinary achievements in professional audio.
The preamp is where sound creation begins, and ultimately determines the character and quality of your overall mix. The importance of this critical first step inspired Yamaha to develop the most fat and warm sounding preamps possible - D-PRE mic preamps. Initially intended for use with Yamaha's high-end recording gear, these studio-grade, discrete Class-A mic preamps employ an inverted Darlington circuit design that features multiple circuitry elements in a multi-layered configuration in order to deliver more power with lower impedance. This means all the character, depth and feel of your original signal will be delivered with fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs. Rediscover a favourite mic or trusted instrument by capturing the full range of your musical expression with sound that you don't hear, so much as feel. With 48V phantom power for each channel and a sound that is incomparable in a compact mixer today, these studio-grade discrete Class-A mic preamps set the MGP apart, clearly defining a class of its own.
Everyone knows vintage EQ sounds great - but not everyone knows why. Throughout the development of the innovative VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects used in Yamaha's high-end professional digital mixers, Yamaha became increasingly focused on reproducing the warmth and musicality of classic vintage EQs. It was through precise modelling of the original circuitry of some of the most sought-after EQ modules from the past that Yamaha discovered a characteristic 'X-shape' of the frequency curves that was unique to these units - and would ultimately prove essential to unlocking real vintage authenticity. More than just a means of tweaking your mix, the precise response and very steep shelving of the high and low frequencies make the X-pressive EQ a powerful sound-shaping tool that essentially redefines the role that EQ plays in sound reinforcement. Never before has an audio engineer's contribution to the overall sound been so significant, with X-pressive EQ providing complete control of every aspect of your sonic palette.
Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compression is now a popular feature on an increasing number of compact mixing consoles with good reason. These intelligent compressors add optimally set compression to a wide variety of input sources with the touch of a single control - minus the hassle of setting up and configuring complex outboard gear. The MGP features Yamaha's upgraded 1-knob compressors that feature LED indicators allowing you to visually monitor when the compression 'kicks in' on each channel.
Durability is simply not an issue with the MGP16X. With a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated steel chassis, the MGP16X is more than ready for the rigours of road abuse. The sleek design of the chassis is contoured for optimal convection cooling, further extending the lifetime of the components inside, while the internal layout separates the power supply from the analogue circuitry for superior noise reduction. What's more, knob control placement above the surface of the chassis ensures that any impact or pressure on the knobs will be absorbed by the chassis and not the circuit board or potentiometers underneath.
Integrated Rack Ears
With integrated rack ears, the MGP16X easily meets the demands of both installed and portable applications providing safe, stable protection for your console. Extremely durable, their sleek, attractive design instantly gives you the option of a rack-mounted or desk-top configuration, with hassle-free setup saving you time and effort.
Beneath the analogue-style knobs and encoders of the MGP16X lies a sophisticated digital control system - a fusion that combines traditional analogue feel with the functionality that only digital technology can offer. The MGP16X utilises a powerful, proprietary DSP to provide three essential features that are staples of both installed and live sound applications. In keeping with the theme of analogue simplicity, each of these functions is readily accessible and available at the touch of a button. Featuring a mid-sweep, three-band EQ for nuanced sound control and high-performance onboard A/D and D/A converters, the Stereo Hybrid Channel offers unique functionality with superior sound.
Dual Digital Effects
The Yamaha MGP16X offers two separate studio-grade effects processors for ultimate enhancement of your sound, with simple intuitive control. Yamaha's high-end REV-X reverb offers three very musical and natural high-resolution reverb effects: Hall, Room and Plate - a first for any Yamaha analogue mixer. For more sound-shaping possibilities, Yamaha's renowned SPX digital multi-effect processor provides a useful selection of 16 advanced digital effects with editable parameters. Both processors can be used simultaneously, giving you a vast array of tools to colour your sound.
Digital Connectivity for iPod/iPhone
In response to the growing demand for compatibility with iDevices, iPod/iPhone integration with the MGP16X offers much more than simple playback. With a single connection your Apple device is transformed into a flexible controller, giving you more detailed control of your MGP16X console.
Yamaha MGP16X Specifications
• THD: 0.02% (20Hz - 20kHz at +14 dBu)
• Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
• Equivalent input noise: -128 dBu
• Residual output noise: -102 dBu
• Crosstalk: -74dB at 1kHz
• Power consumption: 55W max
• Dimensions: 447 x 143 x 495 mm
• Weight: 9 kg