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Mackie 1604 VLZ3 Compact Mixer – No Longer Available

16-channel 4 bus compact mixer
MFR# 1604 VLZ3

Product Description

The Mackie VLZ3 series are the latest in the popular VLZ line of small format mixing consoles. The VLZ3 is an improvement on the favored design with enhanced XDR2 microphone preamplifiers, an ultra quiet mix bus with improved headroom and a new look.

The1604-VLZ3 provides the quality and features that target most recording, P.A. and live applications. The Popular 1604-VLZ3 features sixteen line inputs, switchable between balanced and unbalanced signal. Sixteen insert points are standard and provide plenty of routing options to external signal processors. The 1604-VLZ3 features Extended Dynamic Range (XDR2) mic preamps that result in pristine, transparent audio signal at an impressive 130dB of Dynamic Range. XDR2 mic preamps are optimized to meet the demands of 24 bit/192kHz recording.

The rugged design and steel chassis virtually eliminates noise caused from poorly shielded cable and ground loops. The three-band EQ section features a sweepable mid range and four AUX sends provide options for routing signal to effect processors. Four dedicated buses and eight direct outputs provide plenty of routable outputs for sending signal to multitrack recorders, monitor feeds etc.

Improved XDR2 Microphone Preamplifiers - Featuring four improved XDR2 microphone preamps provide an impressive 130dB of Dynamic range. The microphone preamps deliver a wider frequency range than the older XDR mic preamps.
Improved Mix Bus- All VLZ3 series mixers have more headroom and less distortion thanks to an improved mix bus. Negative Summing results in a quiet output signal with improved gain
Durable 60mm Fader Control- 60mm tapered faders control Channel, "Sub Group 1-4" and "Main Mix" level.
Rugged Construction - All steel construction virtually eliminates noise caused by bad grounding. Because the chassis is steel, connections are automatically grounded on contact.
Flexible Routing Options - The 1604-VLZ3 PRO provides Inserts on all channels and "Main Mix" out. There are eight direct outputs on channels 1-8 and four direct Sub-Groups for routing input channels to multitrack recorders, monitor feeds etc.
Switchable Soloing - There is switchable "Post Fader" and "Pre Fader" SOLO provided on every channel. The AFL/PFL SOLO switch is located in the master section.

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