Yamaha MG166CX - 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects

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The Yamaha MG166CX - 16-Channel Mixer With Compression and Effects offers up 16-channels, 6 busses, 2 stereo outputs, 2 aux sends, 1 effects send, 8 channel inserts, 1 stereo recording output, 1 monitor output, built-in effects and so much more. You will love what this mixer does for your recording and mixing in the studio and/or for live performances. Buy yours today from UniqueSquared.com
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Description An Impressive Lineup with a Common Theme Unmatched Quality and Performance

Whether you have a mixing applications that involves only a few channels, or up to 32 inputs with substantial signal routing versatility, Yamaha's MG-series offers a console that will give you the capacity, control, and performance you deserve. All models are remarkably compact and lightweight for superior handling and portability, but absolutely no compromises have been made in terms of features, performance, or durability. The MG mixers offer an extraordinary blend of technology: some inherited from professional Yamaha mixing consoles you're likely to see in distinguished halls throughout the world, and some developed specifically to deliver optimum performance in the MG-console format. In either case these performance-packed mixers are founded on a world-spanning network of human and technological resources that crystallize to deliver features that really matter, and sound that is undeniably superior.

Lightweight, Portable Designs

Lightweight, Portable DesignDesigning a lightweight mixer is not too difficult, but designing a lightweight, compact mixer that delivers serious performance is another matter. The Yamaha design team went to extraordinary lengths in the MG series, including in-depth material and structural analysis, to bring you maximum manageability and maximum performance in the same packages. The result is that you can easily pop the smallest models into your briefcase or shoulder bag and take with you anywhere. Even the larger models can be tucked under an arm and carried around quite easily. But the performance you'll get at the studio, club, hall, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight. Every one of the MGseries mixers provides significant space savings along with huge performance benefits.

Versatile Connectivity and Pro-class Connectors

MG mixer connector panelTop-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. All models feature high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR-equipped stereo channels. These professional-class connectors were subjected to extensive testing by the Yamaha design team, and were chosen for the MG mixers for their superior reliability and sonic qualities. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. Mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pinjack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Built-in Channel Compressors

MG Channel CompressorThis advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound, as well as to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on too many other mixers in this class, but in the new MG mixers you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on several of the mono input channels. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and timeconsuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power

MG Series Phantom ButtonMicrophone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphones (-34dB ~ +10dB for line input), so you'll be able to achieve optimum level matching with just about any source. All microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones.

3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filters

Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles to draw on. You reap the benefits in the MG series mixers: all mono channels feature 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls. Depending on the model some of all of the stereo channels have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources. Although not directly related to the equalizer circuitry, all inputs also feature 80 Hz low-pass filters that can be used to eliminate subsonic noise that is outside the equalizers' range.

MG Series Digital EffectsBuilt-in Digital Effects ("CX" Models)

There's an astonishing amount of signal processing power packed into the compact chassis of the MG "CX" mixers. They incorporate a versatile digital multi-effect processor that provides a range of reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs you can use to refine and define your sound. Each of the 16 effect programs has a number of editable parameters as well as effect on/off switching capability and return level control. You can even blend the effects into the aux sends for "wet" monitoring, so the performers can hear the effects too. If you need to keep both hands free to play an instrument or perform other operations, an optional footswitch can be connected to the mixer's effect footswitch jack for convenient on/off switching.

Smooth 60-millimeter Faders & Illuminated Channel ON Switches

MG Series Fader and On SwitchesWhile the MG82CX and MG102C feature rotary faders, channel and master level control on all other models is accomplished via reliable, highperformance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide smooth, noise-free operation. When you have more than a few channels the direct visual indication of relative level settings can be an important advantage. Models with linear faders also feature illuminated channel ON switches that can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders.

Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring

Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read multi-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Easy Operation

All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.

SKU YAM-MG166CX
MPN MG166CX
Features MG166CX Features:
  • 16 input channels
  • 10 Mics + 4 Stereo line inputs
  • 8 insert I/O
  • Phantom power switch (+ 48V)
  • 3 band Mid-sweep EQ (Ch 1-8)
  • 3 band EQ (Ch 9/10-15/16)
  • 6 busses (Stereo + 4 groups)
  • 2 Aux sends + 1 Effect send
  • 1 Stereo Aux return
  • Neutrik XLR Connectors
  • Input gain trim
  • High Quality mic preamp
  • HPF
  • 6 Compressors
  • Illuminated CH ON switches
  • 60 mm Super smooth fader
  • SPX Digital multi effect
  • Monitor mix
  • Light weight (5.5 kg)
  • 12-seg LED level meter
  • Rack Mountable
Specifications
MG166cx Specifications
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Less than 0.1 % (THD+N) 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +14 dBu (ST OUT)
Hum & Noise*1:
-128 dBu Equivalent Input Noise -98 dBu Residual Output Noise 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Rs = 150 Ω, Input Gain = Maximum
INPUT Connectors:
MIC: 10 LINE: 8 mono + 4 stereo CH INSERT: 8 AUX RTN: 1 stereo 2TR IN: 1
OUTPUT Connectors:
ST: 2 AUX SEND: 2 EFFECT SEND: 1 CH INSERT: 8 REC: 1 stereo MONITOR: 1 stereo GROUP: 4 Phone: 1
Crosstalk *2:
-70 dB @ 1 kHz
Phantom Power
+ 48 V
Input HPF
CH 1-8 CH 9/10-11/12 80Hz, 12dB/oct
CH EQ (MONO)*3 ±15 dB (Max.)
High: 10 k Hz: shelving Mid: 2.5 k Hz: peaking Low: 100 Hz: shelving
CH EQ (STEREO)*3 ±15 dB (Max.)
High: 10 k Hz: shelving Mid: 2.5 k Hz: peaking Low: 100 Hz: shelving
Compressor (COMP)
control x 1(Gain/Threshold/Ratio), CH 1-6
Internal Digital Effect
16 PROGRAM, PARAMETER control Foot Switch (Digital Effect, on/off)
LED Level Meter Pre MONITOR Level
2 x 12 points LED meter (PEAK, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30 dB) PEAK lights if the signal comes within 3 dB of the clipping level.
PEAK Indicator
Red LED turns on when post EQ (ST CH: or post Mic HA) signal reaches -3dB below clipping (17dBu)
Power Supply Adapter
PA-30: AC 35VCT, 1.4A Cable Length = 3.6m
Power Consumption
35 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
478 mm x 105 mm x 496 mm
Net Weight
5.5 kg
Options
Foot Switch (FC-5)

*1 Hum & Noise are measured with a 6 dB/octave filter @ 12.7 kHz; equivalent to a 20 kHz filter with infinite dB/octave attenuation.

*2 STEREO L/R, CH 1-2, PAN panned Hard left or right @1kHz.

*3 Turn over /roll-off frequency of shelving: 3 dB below maximum variable level.

System Requirements
System Requirements:
Minimum
120 Volt Power
Package Contents
  • (1) MG166cx Mixer
  • (1) USA Plug AC Power Cable
  • [120V Only]
  • (1) User Guide (Printed)
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Yamaha MG166cx 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Best In Class Mixer with Effects!!! Review by Chris Godber (www.chrisgodber.com)
    Rating

    As a Smooth Jazz Saxophonist I approach mixers from a different view point. I need something that's going to be flexible to meet my needs whether I'm playing with my band or traveling and just playing to tracks. What's more, I need it to be light weight and fairly compact, yet still giving me enough channels to run the band if needed...while also being fairly simple and straight forward as I may have a great sound tech one night, not so much the next or perhaps no tech at all and I need to set it and pretty much leave it other than an adjustment here and there. And last but not least.....the sound, that's a given, it needs to be nice and clean, crisp / clear sound with decent effects!! Afterall, I'm a sax player and a little reverb and delay can be the icing on the cake for a sax. (Often good for vocals too) But not just any reverb will do, I've tried various boards from Mackie, Behringer etc and all of them sounded thin and 'tinny'. I'm very happy with the size of the MG166cx, the compression and effects are nice and it's a straight forward board that if you've used any mixer before you can jump on it and feel comfortable. Try it out you don't be disappointed! (Posted on 3/23/13)

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Description

Description An Impressive Lineup with a Common Theme Unmatched Quality and Performance

Whether you have a mixing applications that involves only a few channels, or up to 32 inputs with substantial signal routing versatility, Yamaha's MG-series offers a console that will give you the capacity, control, and performance you deserve. All models are remarkably compact and lightweight for superior handling and portability, but absolutely no compromises have been made in terms of features, performance, or durability. The MG mixers offer an extraordinary blend of technology: some inherited from professional Yamaha mixing consoles you're likely to see in distinguished halls throughout the world, and some developed specifically to deliver optimum performance in the MG-console format. In either case these performance-packed mixers are founded on a world-spanning network of human and technological resources that crystallize to deliver features that really matter, and sound that is undeniably superior.

Lightweight, Portable Designs

Lightweight, Portable DesignDesigning a lightweight mixer is not too difficult, but designing a lightweight, compact mixer that delivers serious performance is another matter. The Yamaha design team went to extraordinary lengths in the MG series, including in-depth material and structural analysis, to bring you maximum manageability and maximum performance in the same packages. The result is that you can easily pop the smallest models into your briefcase or shoulder bag and take with you anywhere. Even the larger models can be tucked under an arm and carried around quite easily. But the performance you'll get at the studio, club, hall, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight. Every one of the MGseries mixers provides significant space savings along with huge performance benefits.

Versatile Connectivity and Pro-class Connectors

MG mixer connector panelTop-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. All models feature high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR-equipped stereo channels. These professional-class connectors were subjected to extensive testing by the Yamaha design team, and were chosen for the MG mixers for their superior reliability and sonic qualities. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. Mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pinjack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Built-in Channel Compressors

MG Channel CompressorThis advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound, as well as to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on too many other mixers in this class, but in the new MG mixers you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on several of the mono input channels. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and timeconsuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power

MG Series Phantom ButtonMicrophone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphones (-34dB ~ +10dB for line input), so you'll be able to achieve optimum level matching with just about any source. All microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones.

3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filters

Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles to draw on. You reap the benefits in the MG series mixers: all mono channels feature 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls. Depending on the model some of all of the stereo channels have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources. Although not directly related to the equalizer circuitry, all inputs also feature 80 Hz low-pass filters that can be used to eliminate subsonic noise that is outside the equalizers' range.

MG Series Digital EffectsBuilt-in Digital Effects ("CX" Models)

There's an astonishing amount of signal processing power packed into the compact chassis of the MG "CX" mixers. They incorporate a versatile digital multi-effect processor that provides a range of reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs you can use to refine and define your sound. Each of the 16 effect programs has a number of editable parameters as well as effect on/off switching capability and return level control. You can even blend the effects into the aux sends for "wet" monitoring, so the performers can hear the effects too. If you need to keep both hands free to play an instrument or perform other operations, an optional footswitch can be connected to the mixer's effect footswitch jack for convenient on/off switching.

Smooth 60-millimeter Faders & Illuminated Channel ON Switches

MG Series Fader and On SwitchesWhile the MG82CX and MG102C feature rotary faders, channel and master level control on all other models is accomplished via reliable, highperformance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide smooth, noise-free operation. When you have more than a few channels the direct visual indication of relative level settings can be an important advantage. Models with linear faders also feature illuminated channel ON switches that can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders.

Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring

Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read multi-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Easy Operation

All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.

SKU YAM-MG166CX
MPN MG166CX

Features

Features MG166CX Features:
  • 16 input channels
  • 10 Mics + 4 Stereo line inputs
  • 8 insert I/O
  • Phantom power switch (+ 48V)
  • 3 band Mid-sweep EQ (Ch 1-8)
  • 3 band EQ (Ch 9/10-15/16)
  • 6 busses (Stereo + 4 groups)
  • 2 Aux sends + 1 Effect send
  • 1 Stereo Aux return
  • Neutrik XLR Connectors
  • Input gain trim
  • High Quality mic preamp
  • HPF
  • 6 Compressors
  • Illuminated CH ON switches
  • 60 mm Super smooth fader
  • SPX Digital multi effect
  • Monitor mix
  • Light weight (5.5 kg)
  • 12-seg LED level meter
  • Rack Mountable

Specs

Specifications
MG166cx Specifications
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Less than 0.1 % (THD+N) 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +14 dBu (ST OUT)
Hum & Noise*1:
-128 dBu Equivalent Input Noise -98 dBu Residual Output Noise 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Rs = 150 Ω, Input Gain = Maximum
INPUT Connectors:
MIC: 10 LINE: 8 mono + 4 stereo CH INSERT: 8 AUX RTN: 1 stereo 2TR IN: 1
OUTPUT Connectors:
ST: 2 AUX SEND: 2 EFFECT SEND: 1 CH INSERT: 8 REC: 1 stereo MONITOR: 1 stereo GROUP: 4 Phone: 1
Crosstalk *2:
-70 dB @ 1 kHz
Phantom Power
+ 48 V
Input HPF
CH 1-8 CH 9/10-11/12 80Hz, 12dB/oct
CH EQ (MONO)*3 ±15 dB (Max.)
High: 10 k Hz: shelving Mid: 2.5 k Hz: peaking Low: 100 Hz: shelving
CH EQ (STEREO)*3 ±15 dB (Max.)
High: 10 k Hz: shelving Mid: 2.5 k Hz: peaking Low: 100 Hz: shelving
Compressor (COMP)
control x 1(Gain/Threshold/Ratio), CH 1-6
Internal Digital Effect
16 PROGRAM, PARAMETER control Foot Switch (Digital Effect, on/off)
LED Level Meter Pre MONITOR Level
2 x 12 points LED meter (PEAK, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30 dB) PEAK lights if the signal comes within 3 dB of the clipping level.
PEAK Indicator
Red LED turns on when post EQ (ST CH: or post Mic HA) signal reaches -3dB below clipping (17dBu)
Power Supply Adapter
PA-30: AC 35VCT, 1.4A Cable Length = 3.6m
Power Consumption
35 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
478 mm x 105 mm x 496 mm
Net Weight
5.5 kg
Options
Foot Switch (FC-5)

*1 Hum & Noise are measured with a 6 dB/octave filter @ 12.7 kHz; equivalent to a 20 kHz filter with infinite dB/octave attenuation.

*2 STEREO L/R, CH 1-2, PAN panned Hard left or right @1kHz.

*3 Turn over /roll-off frequency of shelving: 3 dB below maximum variable level.

Sys Req.

System Requirements
System Requirements:
Minimum
120 Volt Power

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) MG166cx Mixer
  • (1) USA Plug AC Power Cable
  • [120V Only]
  • (1) User Guide (Printed)

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Yamaha MG166cx 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Best In Class Mixer with Effects!!! Review by Chris Godber (www.chrisgodber.com)
    Rating

    As a Smooth Jazz Saxophonist I approach mixers from a different view point. I need something that's going to be flexible to meet my needs whether I'm playing with my band or traveling and just playing to tracks. What's more, I need it to be light weight and fairly compact, yet still giving me enough channels to run the band if needed...while also being fairly simple and straight forward as I may have a great sound tech one night, not so much the next or perhaps no tech at all and I need to set it and pretty much leave it other than an adjustment here and there. And last but not least.....the sound, that's a given, it needs to be nice and clean, crisp / clear sound with decent effects!! Afterall, I'm a sax player and a little reverb and delay can be the icing on the cake for a sax. (Often good for vocals too) But not just any reverb will do, I've tried various boards from Mackie, Behringer etc and all of them sounded thin and 'tinny'. I'm very happy with the size of the MG166cx, the compression and effects are nice and it's a straight forward board that if you've used any mixer before you can jump on it and feel comfortable. Try it out you don't be disappointed! (Posted on 3/23/13)

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