Mackie B248 Recording/PA Console (24x8x2)

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24x8 Recording/PA console. Does not include meterbridge.

The 8-bus Series was designed to eliminate the last barrier between you and audio creativity - the 32x8, 24x8 are capable of sound quality equal to or better than that of $100,000 consoles. Mackie's 8-bus consoles have recorded more platinum albums and major motion picture soundtracks than any other mixer in their class - they set the standard for affordable 8-bus consoles.

Excellent for project studios and digital multi-track recording when combined with digital multi-track or hard disk recording systems. A Mackie 8-bus console not only creates major label CDs, but also major motion picture soundtracks and network quality commercials.

Features include low-noise/high-headroom mic preamps on every channel, as well as channel inserts and direct outs. In the channel strip you'll find Mackie's truly musical EQ - with Hi and Lo shelving EQ, parametric Hi-Mid, and sweepable Low-Mid EQ - as well as our Low Cut Filter, which allows you to eliminate mic thumps and room rumble from your mix, and use your EQ for music and vocals.

With Mix B, "in-line monitoring" is a breeze. Six aux sends and 6 aux returns allow you to use all the effects you want. And the 8-Bus's complete talkback and phones level controls make communicating with the talent a snap. There's much more:

When you get right down to it, the 8ÝBus Series of recording consoles is a value at many times the price. The fact that artists and producers of every shape and size have sworn by them means when you buy an 8ÝBus you'll read more be in good company.

Loads of outputs for easy multi-tracking

Mackie's premium mic preamps on every channel (with phantom power for use with condenser mics)

100mm log-taper faders for consistently smooth fades

EQ: Full parametric Hi-Mid with separate band center and "Q" controls, swept Lo-Mid, and Hi & Lo shelving EQ

Low Cut Filter (18dB/oct @ 75Hz) on every channel

6 stereo (2 assignable) aux returns

Extensive routing capabilities
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Measured 20Hz to 20kHz bandwidth Tape Returns selected, no EQ, Channel Pans alternating L/R, L/R. "Faders up" refers to Unity gain, 0dBu position.

Output Noise: Main L/R or Submaster

Total Harmonic Distortion
1kHz @ + 14dBu measured 20Hz-20kHz, mic input, 1 channel assigned

Direct output: 0.0013% typical

L/R Mix output: 0.0014% typical

Submaster output: 0.0015% typical

1kHz measured relative to 0dBu, measured 20Hz to 20kHz.

Line In to Adjacent Channel: -91dBu

Channel Fader down: L/R Mix: -95dBu Submaster Output: -96dBu

Channel muted L/R Mix Output: -95dBu Submaster Output: -96dBu

Channel un-assigned L/R Mix Output: -91dBu Submaster Output: -95dBu

Adjacent Channel assigned L/R Mix Output: -92dBu Submaster Output: -94dBu

Panpot attenuation L/R Mix Output: -87dBu Submaster Output: -87dBu

Frequency Response
20Hz to 60kHz, any input to any output: +0/-1dB

10Hz to 120kHz, any input to any output: +0dB/-3dB

Mic input, 150-ohm termination, 20Hz-20kHz: 129.5dBm

Mic input, shorted, 20Hz-20kHz: -136dBV

Mic input, max gain, 1kHz: 83dB

Maximum Levels
Mic input: +14dBu

All other inputs: +22dBu

L/R Mix balanced output: +28dBu

All other outputs: +22dBu

Microphone input: 1.5 kohms

Channel insert return: 2.5 kohms

All other inputs: 10 kohms or greater

All outputs: 120 ohms

Hi-Mid (full parametric (Q) variable from 1/12 to 3 oct.): 500Hz-18kHz ±15dB

Lo Mid (swept): 45Hz-3kHz ±15dB

Hi (shelving): 12kHz ±15dB

Lo (shelving): 80Hz ±15dB

Lo Cut (HP filter): 75Hz 18dB/oct. slope (Tchebechev)

Console Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.78 x 37.02 x 28.75 in.

8 Bus Power Supply:
Power Consumption: 400 watts

+18V: 3.5A
-18V: 3.5A
+48V: 250MA
+12V: 1.5A
+5V: 3A

24 lbs., not including power cable.

Power Supply Dimensions (H x W x D)
3.35 x 19 x 10.08 in. (85 x 483 x 256 mm)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-898-3211

Submitted January 21, 2005
"Perfect for project studio's and for live concert setups not shows concerts this thing is heavy its the best in the market today"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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overall i give it a 9 only becaseu of those new digital mixers that are out and since i use it in our recording studio and there are new digital mixers that can control the whole room and software u can do it on this one but the new digital mixers are better. uglier but better.
The sound cant be touched best ever create
It has veery thing you need but because it is not a digital mixer which is prob a lil bit more modern for studio recording, this mixer can be used still for project studios but even better for live shows and concerts.
Like I said the sound is the best it is quite durable too. It wont break
Oh this is in the top 3 def. In the market today. I mean there are a few other brands that go into otherstuf like for video editing and stuf but If you know what your using it for and use it correctly it is def one of the best.
Manufacturer Support
I havent contacted mackie as of yetso thats a good thing if I ever need to I place a another review
The Wow Factor
It looks the best in the market its 8 bus is ont he side wchich distinguishes it from other brands its not in the middle like most other thatn that its the perfect prof quality prof studio mixer in the market
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