While keeping all the features and functionality of its
predecessor, the new Mackie 1402-VLZ3 offers even greater headroom. We
could have stopped right then and there, but we’re obsessed with
perfection. So we redesigned the Mix Bus, tweaked the EQs, and created a
mixer with a highly intuitive, musical feel.
Our new XDR2 (Extended Dynamic Range) second-generation mic
preamps are better than ever. These new pres 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 1402-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
We invested tremendous resources optimizing the center
frequencies of our 3-band Active EQs. By selecting 80Hz, 2.5kHz and
12kHz, for the Lows, Mids and Highs, respectively, we created an even
more musical EQ than on previous VLZs. With up to 15dB boost/cut
capability per band, VLZ3’s Active EQ provides more tone-sculpting
latitude than any other mixer in its class.
1402-VLZ3 VERSUS 1202-VLZ3
At 12.9" x 14" x 3.2", the 1402-VLZ3 is just slightly larger
than the 1202. It features two more mic/line channels, and for those of
you who prefer sliding to twisting, 60mm, long-wearing, log-taper
faders versus the 1202's rotary pots. And that’s just the obvious stuff.
Under the hood the 1402-VLZ3 has an assignable Solo AFL/PFL switch,
independent Left and Right Main output faders, and a Level Set LED.
You'll find Mackie mixers everywhere you go—from video
post-production facilities, to major artist tour buses, to duty as field
mixers for news departments of all the major networks. Drummers and
keyboardists use them to send submixes to front of house and monitor
consoles. VLZ3 compact mixers are the ideal choice for any situation
requiring superior audio mixing, especially where space and/or budget
constraints are an issue.