Super-versatile Mixwer!The Yamaha MG166CX 16-channel live mixing console will give you the capacity, control, and performance you need to get sweet live mixing results. The MG166CX is remarkably small and lightweight, but no compromises have been made in terms of features, performance, or durability. You get premium preamps, top-mounted inputs and outputs for simple patching and re-patching, impressive built-in single-knob compression, and EQ that's practical plus totally musical. All these features plus built-in effects make the MG166CX a incredible value!
Yamaha MG166CX 16-channel Live Mixer at a Glance:
- Versatile connections, useful placement
- Lightweight and portable
- 3-band Channel EQ, digital effects, and high-pass filters
- Channel compressors
- Premium microphone preamps with selectable phantom power
Lightweight and portable
The Yamaha design team went to extraordinary lengths in the MG series, including in-depth material and structural analysis, to bring you max manageability and max 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 go with to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight. Every one of the MGseries mixers has significant space savings plus massive performance benefits.
Versatile connections, useful placement
Top-mounted in and out connectors make setting up and re-patching your rig quick and really simple. All models feature first-class Neutrikô balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR-equipped stereo channels. These professional-class connectors were subjected to lots of 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 in either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a bunch 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.
This cutting-edge feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving killer vocal sound, plus to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. The new MG mixers give you 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 one control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.
Premium microphone preamps with selectable phantom power
Microphone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just one channel of microphone pre-amplification. The microphone preamps made into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line pro mixers, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB to -16dB range for microphones (-34dB to +10dB for line input), so you'll be able to achieve optimum level matching with just about any source. All microphone preamps also feature selectable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of excellent condenser microphones.
3-band Channel EQ, high-pass filters, sweet effects
Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no simple task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro mixers 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 straight 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. This MG series mixer also includes Yamaha's incredible SPX digital multi-effects for even better sound.
Yamaha MG166CX 16-channel Live Mixer Features:
- 16 input channels
- Premium microphone preamp
- 10 Microphone ins, four stereo line inputs
- 8 insert I/O
- 6 Compressors
- Phantom power switch (+ 48V)
- Illuminated CH ON switches
- 3-band Mid-sweep EQ (Ch 1-8)
- 60mm super-smooth fader
- 2-band EQ (Ch 9/10-15/16)
- SPX digital multi-effect
- 6 busses (Stereo + 4 groups)
- Monitor mix
- 2 Aux sends + 1 Effect send
- Lightweight (12 lbs)
- 1 Stereo Aux return
- 12-seg LED level meter
- Neutrikô XLR Connectors
- Input gain trim