Mackie Onyx 1620 16-Channel Mixer

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Better sound quality, advanced tonal shaping, lots of "extras" like 4-segment LED metering on every channel, and optional FireWire connectivity.

Onyx Series mixers deliver more useful features, better sound quality, advanced tonal shaping, lots of "extras" like 4-segment LED metering on every channel, and optional FireWire connectivity.


Premium 16-channel small-format analog mixer with all-new circuitry

8 new ONYX mic preamps with sound comparable to boutique preamps

New 4-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable midrange controls provides warmer, more musical sound

96K FireWire option for streaming 16 independent channels of audio to computer with zero latency input monitoring through mixer

2 channels of monitoring from computer via FireWire option card

4 Aux sends w/ Pre/Post switches

4 stereo line-level inputs

Built-in Talkback section for use with internal or external mic

True hardware EQ Bypass

Planet-Earth" ± power supply

Individual 48v Phantom Power switches on all mic input

New Onyx mic preamps meet or surpass any standalone mic preamp on the market in terms of pure fidelity and headroom. The "neo classic" Perkins EQ circuitry gives you the sweet musicality of British EQ and a true hardware EQ bypass. This analog brilliance is paired with a full-featured discrete Aux section, a completely redesigned mix bus and summing amp section, and a Talkback section with onboard mic. The Onyx 1220 provides 4 mic/line inputs, 8 line inputs, 2 buses and 3-band Perkins EQ with sweepable midrange.

The Onyx 1620 provides 8 mic/line inputs, 4 stereo line inputs, 2 buses and 4-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable read more midrange. Add the optional 96k FireWire card and you can output a combination of direct outputs (from every single input channel) and the L-R mix, directly into a FireWire equipped computer, and, at the same time, return 2 channels of computer audio for monitoring through the control room/phones matrix.

Optional FireWire I/O

The Simplicity of Analog. The Convenience of Digital.
The Onyx FireWire I/O Card is a true first. This 24-bit/96k card bridges the gap between Mackie's flagship Onyx analog mixers and a Mac or PC, giving musicians and engineers a great-sounding and very efficient way to go from analog to digital - without the need for separate converter boxes or interfaces.
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Phone: 800-898-3211

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (47 ratings)
Submitted September 27, 2005 by a customer from
"The best board I've ever bought!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Kicks the **!#@%$*! of any other mixer Ive ever heard.
THE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD! Until I got this mixer, I honestly never knew how much difference a mixing board can make in your sound. I owned a Behringer Eurorack 2442FX-Pro but had consistent problems with machine noise / mechanical hum. Power conditioners didnt help, brand new monitors didn't help, etc. Nope - this thing sounds BEAUTIFUL...
The EQ in it is great. I also love the "guitar" features on channels 1 & 2. If I had my way about it - I'd have them on 3 & 4 as well, but hey - I didnt even know about them until I bought it. It was a pleasant surprise... I can't *WAIT* to get the Firewire I/O card for it!
I'm 100% comfortable cutting a CD on this board.
Expensive!! But *DEFINITELY* worth the price!
Manufacturer Support
A single question on one occasion and they answered it quickly and friendly.
The Wow Factor
*LOOKS* gorgeous.
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Electronic / Gothic / Darkwave
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