With its sleek new look, upgraded preamps and EQ circuitry, the new
Mackie 1642-VLZ3 redefines perfection. With the same features and
functionality of its predecessor, the re-engineered Mackie 1642-VLZ3 has
even greater headroom than the original. We could have stopped right
then and there, but since we’re obsessed with perfection, we redesigned
the Mix Bus and made significant enhancements to the EQs, giving the
1642-VLZ3 a more intuitive and musical feel.
The 1642-VLZ3’s three unique channel strip formats allow you to input
and shape any kind of signal, including mic, line, and stereo
instruments. Whether you need a live mixing board for club work, or a
full-featured workhorse for home and studio recording, you owe it to
yourself to check out the new Mackie 1642-VLZ3. You’ll think it’s
Our new XDR2 (Extended Dynamic Range) second-generation mic preamps are
better than ever. They offer incredibly low noise, with individual mic
pre THD below 0.0007%, and overall mixer THD less than 0.0025%. With
60dB of available gain per channel, the 1642-VLZ3 can handle inputs
ranging from a whisper to a scream, and can even handle hot line-level
signals up to +22db, without any added coloration. You simply won’t find
preamps this good on any other mixer in this price range.
THREE KINDS OF CHANNEL STRIPS
1. Channels 1–8 are essentially the same as those on our 1604-VLZ3, with
mono line-level input and our ultra-high-quality XDR2 mic preamps.
These VLZ (Very Low Impedance) mic pres offer superior sound quality and
the best RFI rejection of any compact mixer on the market.2. Channels 9/10 and 11/12 (two physical channel strips) each
provide a stereo pair of line-level inputs and a mono XDR2 mic preamp.
3. Channels 13/14 and 15/16 (also in two physical channel strips)
each provide a stereo pair of line-level inputs only, with fixed 4-band
equalization at points that are specifically designed for line-level
inputs, such as keyboards, sound modules, etc.
TWO UNIQUE EQUALIZATION FORMATS
High-quality equalization is a must for any good mixer, that's why we
didn't cut any corners on the 1642-VLZ3. Channels 1-8 feature the same
world-renowned 3-band Active equalization that you'll find on the
1604-VLZ3. Tremendous resources went into optimizing the center points
of these mic channel equalizers, with the Lows at 80Hz and the Highs at
12kHz. Midrange compensation is handled by a peaking control with a
two-octave variable frequency center. This means the Mids can be swept
from 100Hz all the way up to 8kHz—with a boost or cut of 15dB.We
designed a fixed 4-band, “musically-correct” EQ for the remaining
channels, which are primarily intended for line-level signals, such as
keyboards, sound modules, and drum machines. This all adds up to
practical, useful equalization, with the tone-shaping facility to
actually improve the musical nature of the original signal.
The Mackie 1642-VLZ3 mixer is packed with premium features on every
channel: 75Hz Low-Cut filters, four Aux Sends, inserts, phantom power,
constant-loudness Pan controls, OL (overload) and signal present LEDs,
sub and main mix assign switches, and assignable AFL/PFL Solo switch.
And since you can never have too many output options, we also provided a
Control Room/Phones source matrix, Master Aux section with EFX to
Monitor, tape outputs, a high-volume headphone amplifier, channels 1-8
direct outs, and balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced TRS outputs.
BUILT MACKIE TOUGH
All VLZ3 mixers are built tough. Our legendary solid-steel chassis can
take the kind of abuse that would turn our competitors' flimsy boxes
into so much scrap. And instead of cheap, unsealed potentiometers, we
use co-molded pots, which offer substantial strain relief at all
critical points. By design, our control knobs “ride” just above the
surface of the chassis, so if something heavy falls onto the mixer, the
impact is transferred from the knobs to the steel chassis—not to the
potentiometers or circuit board. Finally, to eliminate potential circuit
board damage, we use a thick, horizontally mounted fiberglass PC board,
braced with a shock-absorbing support structure. Nobody builds ’em
tougher than Mackie!
SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY
Above all, the 1642-VLZ3 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. Audition a “perfecter” mixer at your Mackie dealer
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