800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 14JD-W6NK
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)
Email Print
 

Mackie Onyx 32.4 Mixer

The Mackie Onyx 32.4 is a 32-channel, 4-bus live mixer featuring Mackie's Onyx microphone preamps for greater audio fidelity, headroom and transparency. (38) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States Can ship to Canada Can ship to Puerto Rico Can ship to APO/FPO
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)

2 models to choose from:

New From $2,299.99
In Stock
Free Ground Shipping
Questions? Call a gear expert now! (800-996-8637)
OWN THIS ITEM FOR AS LITTLE AS
$191.67 PER MONTH

Special Offer

12 Payments, Zero Interest! Split your order total into 12 easy monthly installments -- and pay zero interest. Just select "12 payments" in your cart.

Product Description

How do you improve upon a hugely successful mixer? With a heavy dose of R&D, that's how. Building on the success of the legendary SR32.4, Mackie is proud to introduce the Onyx 32.4 32-channel / 4-bus live sound console. Retaining the same convenient footprint as its predecessor, the state-of-the-art Onyx 32.4 brings dozens of upgraded features and enhancements to the party: 100mm Panasonic faders, premium Onyx mic preamps, completely redesigned analog circuitry with more headroom, greater routing flexibility, Perkins EQ, and a built-in assignable stereo compressor/limiter. And they're barely scratching the surface.

Better Sound by Design

The Mackie Onyx 32.4 sounds noticeably better than any comparably-priced 32-channel mixer on the market today. And with good reason. The difference starts with premium Onyx mic preamps on every channel which offer greater dynamic range and transparency versus any other mixer mic preamp on the market. The 4-band Perkins EQ offers the sweet, musical sound of the legendary British consoles of yesteryear, yet with greater filter control. And while the Mackie 32.4 is not the first mid-format console to offer an onboard compressor/limiter, they've specified a THAT(r) Corporation 4301 assignable stereo compressor/limiter, and then had it custom tailored specifically for the Onyx 4-bus Series. Finally, overall mixer sound quality and headroom has also been raised, thanks to the use of premium components, completely redesigned summing bus circuitry, and an electronically balanced design throughout the entire signal chain. Taken together, the Onyx 32.4 gives you big, full-range sound and even lower noise than esoteric mixing consoles costing much more.

Affordable "Boutique" Quality

Although Mackie's highly-acclaimed XDR mic preamps set high standards for quality and performance, Onyx mic preamps offer even greater fidelity, headroom and transparency -- as well as better radio frequency (RFI) rejection and wider dynamic range than ever before. Numerous magazine and online reviews have confirmed Onyx preamps sound just as good as many "boutique" standalone mic pres--with specs like 123dB total dynamic range, -129.5 dBm Equivalent Input Noise, and 0.0007% Total Harmonic Distortion. Click here to learn more about Onyx mic pres. Read more.

Perkins EQ

Mackie called on veteran audio engineer Cal Perkins to develop the EQ circuitry for the Onyx Series, and in turn Cal designed an extremely effective and musical 4-band EQ, with sweepable low- and high-mids -- perfect for live sound mixing. Called the Perkins EQ, Cal's circuitry builds on the classic Wein Bridge circuit used in the British mixing desks of the '60s and '70s, providing greater filter and phase shift control. Perkins EQ offers more control over harmonic content than any other EQ on the market, and it's only available on Mackie products.

Assignable Onboard Stereo Compressor/Limiter Section

Compression is an indispensable tool in a sound engineer's arsenal. That's why they've integrated a high-quality master compressor/limiter chip from THAT Corporation into the Mackie Onyx 32.4. This assignable analog stereo compressor/limiter was designed and manufactured in the US by veteran analog engineers, offering true RMS Detection and Auto Make-up Gain for extremely accurate and musical results. Controls are provided for Threshold, Ratio and Fast/Slow Attack, and the compressor can be assigned post-fader to the L/R main mix (for system limiting and speaker protection) or pre-fader to Group 1/2 or 3/4 outputs (for grouped signal compression, like drums or background vocals). This reduces the need for separate outboard processing.

Master Section

If total control over signal routing, talkback/monitor mixing, and external effects processing is what you seek, then look no further--the Onyx 4-Bus Series Master section has everything you've come to expect from a Mackie mixing console, and more. The onboard 6 x 2 Matrix Mixer is the solution to the "not-enough monitor send" blues. Not only can you use the Aux Sends to generate up to six monitor mixes, but the Matrix Mixer can be used to generate two additional independent mixes -- ideal for IEM (in-ear-monitor) systems, cry rooms, green rooms or other zoned outputs. Visual monitoring of Solo, Main output and compression/limiting is expertly handled via four, giant 12-segment LED ladders. And even the Sub Groups feature 4-segment LEDs, so you know what signal levels are at glance.

Balanced MIC/LINE Direct Outputs

If you plan to use the Mackie Onyx 32.4 for live recording, they've included another invaluable feature: convenient balanced Mic/Line direct outputs for every channel. No longer will you need to run a splitter, or take individual direct outs from the board to your tape or hard disk recorder. Thanks to four Mackie DB-25 female connectors on the rear of the console (configured with standard Tascam(r) pin outs), you can quickly route all mic/line signals to an external device. All of these balanced direct outs are pre-fader and switchable via internal jumpers as either pre- or post-EQ. So there are only four cables between the Mackie Onyx 32.4 and your recorder -- it just doesn't get any easier than this.

Built Mackie Tough

Because they at Mackie know how tough the road can be on equipment, they've designed the Onyx 4-Bus Series to handle almost anything you can throw at it. Vertical aluminum supports are placed strategically to maximize the structural integrity of the solid-steel chassis. And because these boards get moved around a lot, they designed comfortable carry handles right into the sides -- even though they are portable enough to just tuck them under your arm and go.

Designed with a practical and easy to understand layout, anyone from a Sunday morning volunteer operator to a seasoned professional engineer can quickly learn to operate the Mackie Onyx 32.4 console. This makes it perfect for a wide range of live applications including churches, small- to medium-sized clubs, touring bands, and rehearsal facilities, just to name a few. With stunning sound quality and renowned Mackie engineering -- combined in a full-featured, portable, highly affordable, mid-format mixing console--the Mackie Onyx 32.4 is destined to set the standard.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Mackie products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 61 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 29 x 12 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-898-3211 and 425-487-4333
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (38 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Mackie Onyx 32.4 32 channel mixer"
Overall: Shipping was very prompt. The mixer has a very logical layout and is very easy to use. I bought it to replace my older SR vlz pro 32 channel mixer and I am impressed. I especially like the high and low midrange parametric eq's, and the long faders. It's more versatile and better sound than my old mixer. It did not come with an owners manual but so far, I haven't needed one. This is a very straight forward live mixing console. It is very easy to use, and has most of the features that one needs for professional results. Some of my audio friends wish it had firewire out for recording but I don't care about that. I mainly want a solid mixer for Live Sound and this is a good one for medium size venues, and the price is right.
Style of Music: I play mostly Americana music and mix sound for all genres.
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Main Buss drop out. That's about it."
Sound: See quality, below Ease of Use: if you are use to Mackie's world of signal routing, then you'll be right at home Quality: ok - this is my 3rd Mackie mixer to have the main buss go out, or part of the main buss. In this case, after 3 months in my basement studio, no extreme humidty or any abuse, the mains cut in and out. mackie's solution ? Clean the contacts of the main fader. But on smaller 16 & 12 channel mixers I have had the whole buss go out, poof. These are all on models built in ROC, not the old stuff from Washington State. But either way I am done with Mackie mixers after this. I now monitor out of one of my aux send pairs. Ridiculous.
Style of Music: unknown
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Our extended 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee applies on this product Buy it, and if it isn't just right for you, return it!
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "It's so easy to purchase top of the line guitar amps and other musical equipment online with zZounds' quick and easy payment plans. I'm so glad I found this website!" - customer on July 6, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 14JD-W6NK. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
X
ALL ACCESS PASS
5 REASONS YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE ZZOUNDS NEWSLETTER
  • Limited-time payment plan offers
  • Weekly deals
  • Exclusive giveaways
  • Exclusive artist interviews
  • Insider info on your favorite gear
To get your cool stuff, we'll need your address:
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x] Select a model from above to add to your cart.
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey and Nevada, nearly 75 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!