800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 15GN-P4ND
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)
Email Print
 

Yamaha MG206C Stereo Mixer

Perfect for live recording, the MG206C offers a full contingent of features and EQing options at an unbeatable price. (13) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)

Sorry, this product is no longer available on zZounds

In most cases, a product is unavailable because it has been discontinued by the manufacturer

Please shop our site for related products:

Product Description

The rack-mountable Yamaha MG206C mixer packs serious functionality into a small footprint, with 16 XLR microphone inputs, 4 stereo line inputs, 6 busses, and 4 aux sends. With 3-band sweepable-mid EQ on 12 channels, 8 on-board one-knob channel compressors, illuminated Channel On buttons and 12-segment LED metering, this compact mixer is perfect for mid-sized performance venues and more.

Yamaha's MG series mixers give you the capacity, control, and performance you deserve. All models are remarkably compact and lightweight for superior handling and portability, but absolutely no compromises have been made in terms of features, performance, or durability. The MG mixers offer an extraordinary blend of technology: some inherited from professional Yamaha mixing consoles you're likely to see in distinguished halls throughout the world, and some developed specifically to deliver optimum performance in the MG-console format. In either case, these performance-packed mixers are founded on a world-spanning network of human and technological resources that crystallize to deliver features that really matter, and sound that is undeniably superior.

Features:

- 20 input channels
- Input gain trim
- 16 Mics + 4 Stereo line inputs
- High Quality mic preamp
- 12 insert I/O
- HPF
- Phantom power switch (+ 48V)
- 8 compressors
- 3 band Mid-sweep EQ (Ch 1-12)
- Illuminated CH ON switches
- 3 band EQ (Ch 13/14-19/20)
- 60 mm Super smooth fader
- 6 busses (Stereo + 4 groups)
- Monitor mix
- 4 Aux sends
- Light weight (6.0 kg)
- 2 Stereo Aux return
- 12-seg LED level meter
- Neutrik XLR Connectors
- Rack Mountable

Lightweight, Portable Designs

Designing a lightweight mixer is not too difficult, but designing a lightweight, compact mixer that delivers serious performance is another matter. The Yamaha design team went to extraordinary lengths in the MG series, including in-depth material and structural analysis, to bring you maximum manageability and maximum 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 choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight. Every one of the MGseries mixers provides significant space savings along with huge performance benefits.

Versatile Connectivity and Pro-class Connectors

Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. All models feature high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR-equipped stereo channels. These professional-class connectors were subjected to extensive 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 input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range 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.

Built-in Channel Compressors

This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound, as well as to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on too many other mixers in this class, but in the MG mixers you have 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 time consuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

High-performance Mic Preamps

Microphone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphones (-34dB ~ +10dB for line input), so you'll be able to achieve optimum level matching with just about any source. All microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones.

3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filters

Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles 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 directly 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.

Aux/Effect Send

All models except the MG82CX have from one to three Aux sends for convenient to processing and monitor systems. Master send controls are also provided, as are Return level controls for the Aux and Stereo busses. "CX" models have Effect send controls on all channels that adjust the level of the signal sent from the corresponding channel to the mixer's internal multi-effect system. The same signal can also be sent to external effect processors via the mixer's Effect Send jack.

6 Busses: 2 Stereo Groups + 1 Stereo Master

The MG206C features two stereo group buses and outputs that can be used for convenient channel grouping. Assign switches for the stereo and group buses are located next to each channel fader.

60-millimeter Faders & Channel On Switches

For all channels, busses and master, the MG206 mixer has reliable, high performance 60-millimeter linear faders for smooth, noise-free operation. When you have more than a few channels, the direct visual indication of relative level settings can be an important advantage. Models with linear faders also feature illuminated channel On switches that can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders.

Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring

MG Series LED Multi-segment Meter Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read multi-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Easy Operation

All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Yamaha products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "DOWNSIZED MY EQUIPMENT...AND UPGRADED MY SOUND! Running sound and playing at the same time saves money, but the equipment was"
Sound: The mic pre's seem to have so much more clarity than the 1604 VLZ PRO that I've been using for the last 5-6 years. The vocals punched right through. Seven piece band w/6 drum mics, bass, two electric guitars, fiddle, acoustic guitar, steel, dobro/banjo and 3 vocalists. All chanels in use. Ran the singers, bass, kick, snare, fiddle and acoustic with some level of compression. As the lead singers voice starts to drain, I add a little more comp and raise his monitor a bit. This board gives a lot clearer feed to the monitors as well. I run vocals with a bit of reverb, drums with a bit of delay. The main output goes to a DBX Driverack, and then to the amps (2-Peavey IPR 3000) powering Cerwin Vega Folded Subs and 2-15 tops. Feature: I love the built-in Compression, works great for mild to medium duty. it eliminated 2U of rack space from my setup. I miss having a "Solo" light to indicate a depressed button. I'd love to see them add two DSP effects to the board. I'd also like to have a lamp socket so I wouldn't need a flashlight. Ease of Use: This is my first Yamaha mixer. I'm very familiar with Mackie and Behringer mixer setup, and their differing methods of setting gain structure, so for this one I really didn't need to read the manual...,but did anyway. Very intuitive layout, no problems at all. Having to fumble with a flashlight was probably my only problem. Quality: The construction quality seems fine to me; no signs of shoddy work or materials. No issues so far. Value: Great value for the buck. Also a great compact design with integral compression. Manufacturer Support: No dealings with them yet. The Wow Factor: Sex Appeal...huh? I wouldn't go to bed with it, but it is a good looking mixer. I think everything else in the rack is happy to spend the night with her, no complaints sofar. Overall: Generally, I like to upgrade every five years or so, if upgrades are available and have added features. I'll never wear this out, only use it 4-6 times a month. This mixer was at a price I could afford, and had additional features that others did not. I would buy it again if lost or stolen. Like the sound and ease of use. Wish it had FX and lamp socket built in. If another mixer was available that had all that for a few buck more, I might consider it.
Style of Music: Modern Country/Country Rock
11 of 11 people (100%) 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. "I have been running live sound since 1972. Own a recording studio and do location recording and am a travelling engineer for a t"
Sound: I own Soundcraft, Mackie, Behringer and a smaller MG series Yamaha mixer. The Yamaha is as clean and quiet as the Soundcraft and better than the Mackie and much better than the Behringers. Feature: I needed a mixer in a hurry because my Mackie died. I was looking at an Allen & Heath Mizwizard or a Soundcraft FX 16, but the price of the Yamaha made the difference. The built in compression is a very cool feature and eight channels of compression would cost as much as the mixer in most cases. I would prefer four band EQ, but having sweep mids really helps. Everything else is very well laid out. Ease of Use: The signal routing could not be more simple. It is a snap to run three monitor mixes and an efx send and bring the efx back to a stereo return that also routes the effect to monitor mix (aux) one and two if the musicians want to hear the efx.. very cool. Having four channels of stereo line inputs is pretty neat too and something Allen & Heath and Soundcraft don't offer. If you have a rack of keyboard modules or multiple keys this is the perfect solution without taking up two channels for a stereo mix. Quality: So far so good.. although I have only had it a week and used it on one all day live sound event, my other MG series mixer has been in the family for nearly two years and works flawlessly. Value: Again, it's four hundred bucks cheaper than an Allen & Heath Mizwizard or the Soundcraft fx16 and has features they don't offer. So...yeah, it's well worth the money. Manufacturer Support: I have never had to deal with Yamaha support since none of their equipment has ever failed until ten years past the warranty expiration date.. Let's hope I never need them. The Wow Factor: Well.. I bought it so I obviously want it. Again, the built in compression is a very neat addition and makes this mixer a stand out deal. Overall: I hope to be using this mixer in my live sound rack for many years.
Style of Music: classic rock, new age.
57 of 60 people (95%) 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 "zZounds always makes it easy for me to get the gear I need. I just finished the installment plan that allowed me to afford my guitar and zZounds just gave me $400 off my new amp to match a competitor's price! That's awesome!" - customer on July 13, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 15GN-P4ND. 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.
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 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, Nevada and Mississippi, nearly 95 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!