Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel Powered Mixer (Stereo, 1600 Watts)

Push your passive PA with this full-featured powered mixer! The PPM1008 has 1600 watts on tap, dual 9-band graphic EQs, onboard 32-bit digital FX, and more.
Ready to go for your next gig, the 8-channel Mackie PPM1008 powered mixer puts professional effects processing, Class-D amplification, premium Mackie preamps, and more into a box that's as portable as it is powerful. The completely self-contained PPM1008 offers 1,600 Watts of system power via two efficient, cool-running power amps for mains and monitors (800W + 800W). Go ahead and play it loud -- Mackie's Fast Recovery circuitry guarantees a distortion-free mix, even when you're pushing peak levels -- and have all the control features and FX you need right in front of you.

All in the Box

With everything you need and nothing you don't, the Mackie PPM1008 toolkit includes premium Mackie preamps with +48V phantom power, 3-band active EQ, individual channel inserts on channels 1 through 6, dedicated in-line compressors on four channels, dual graphic EQs for both mains and monitors, and more.

Have fun working with eight mic/line channels with transparent, low-noise, high-headroom preamplifiers and true +48V phantom power, and sweeten any channel with 3-band active EQ. Individual channel inserts (channels 1 to 6) allow you to use outboard processing on critical instrument or voice channels, while dual 9-band graphic EQs give you tight, constant-Q Filters that boost or cut only the frequency range you've intended. Main and monitor output metering show you exactly what's up with your signal.

FX for All Live Applications

Hit the stage running with read more the RMFX+ (Running Man FX) 32-bit effects processor, which packs 24 useable effects. Place your mix in the right space with your choice of small, medium, and large room reverbs with either warm or bright notes; and create awesome mixes with simple, rich choruses and a variety of practical delays.

Ruggedly Built

Accidents happen, and for that reason, the PPM1008 mixer is housed inside a solid steel chassis designed to protect the controls and electronics from kicks, spills, being tipped over -- you get the picture. Durable polycarbonate ABS end caps and a rounded front design with recessed controls help prevent extensive damage from normal wear and tear, and two metal side handles make it easy for you to move the mixer in and out of a van, up and down stairs.

This video from Mackie showcases the powerful PPM series:


Features:

- 8-Channel powered mixer
- Dual 800-Watt, Class-D, Fast Recovery power amplifiers
- 32-Bit RMFX+ processor with 24 reverbs, choruses, and tap delay for live applications
- 8 Mic preamps with 48V phantom power and TRS inserts (channels 1 to 6)
- Single In-line Compression (SIC) provides increased presence and punch for vocals and instruments
- 2 Stereo inputs with dual RCA and dual 1/4" line inputs for flexible connectivity
- Musical 3-Band Active channel EQ with a Mid sweep (100 Hz to 8 kHz) on mono channels
- 2 Built-in DI boxes for direct instrument connections
- Separate Monitor and FX auxiliary sends
- 12-Segment LEDs for the Main and Monitor outputs
- Dual 9-Band graphic EQ on the Mains and Monitor outputs for tuning rooms and monitor mixes
- 3-Mode Amplifier for flexible routing, switchable as Mains Stereo L/R, Mono Mains/Monitor 1, or Mon 1 and Mon 2
- Passive EQ for enhanced clarity and LF response with Mackie passive loudspeakers
- Rugged metal handles built into the sides of the mixer case for easy transport from gig to gig
- Classic rounded front chassis design protects the controls
- Lightweight and portable design
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- Dual 800W Mackie designed Class-D, Fast Recovery power amplifiers
- 32-bit RMFX+ processor featuring 24 sane, useable reverbs, choruses, and tap delay for live applications
- 8 premium Mackie mic preamps with 48V phantom power and TRS inserts (ch 1-6)
- Single In-line Compression (SIC) provides increased presence and punch for vocals and instruments
- 2 stereo inputs with dual RCA and dual 1/4-inch line inputs for flexible connectivity
- Mackie's Musical 3-Band Active channel EQ with a Mid sweep (100Hz-8kHz) on mono channels
- 2 built-in DI boxes for direct instrument connections
- Separate Monitor and FX auxiliary sends
- 12 segment LEDs for the Main and Monitor outputs
- Dual 9-Band graphic EQ on the Mains and Monitor outputs for tuning rooms and monitor mixes
- 3-Mode Amplifier for ultra-flexible routing, switchable as Mains Stereo L/R, Mono Mains/Monitor 1, or Mon 1 & Mon 2
- Precision Passive EQ for enhanced clarity and LF response with Mackie passive loudspeakers
- Rugged metal handles built into the sides of the mixer case for easy transport from gig to gig.
- Classic Mackie rounded front chassis design. If the PPM rolls on its face during transport the controls are recessed and protected
- Ultra-Lightweight and portable (20 lbs/ 9 kg)

Output at 8 ohms stereo: 250 watts per channel
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 34.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAC PPM1008
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 898-3211
Email: support@mackie.com

Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel Powered Mixer

Ultra-light and completely self-contained, the Mackie PPM1008 professional powered mixer features two ridiculously robust power amps for mains and/or monitors (800W + 800W). With 1600 watts of system power, the PPM1008 is in a class of its own -- fully capable of powering a huge system (try a couple S215s AND a pair of C300s!) Mackie custom designed the PPM1008 with Class-D amps, which are cool-running and boast maximum efficiency, keeping your sound pumping until they start kicking people out. They had to include Mackie's proven Fast Recovery circuitry, eliminating the risk of pesky amp latching. The result is a distortion free mix even when pushing peak levels. The built-in limiter can go toe-to-toe with the most popular outboard stereo limiters used in live sound today, protecting your speakers from damage. The limiter's attack and release times are specifically selected to address full-bandwidth music and will not muddy things up by adding any unwanted pumping. PPM mixers are surprisingly lightweight, but tremendously powerful. You can push the PPM1008 to its maximum output, distortion free!

The Right Tools for the Job

Most powered mixers out there have either a limited set of mixing tools-keeping your mix decidedly average-or they cram in a mind-boggling amount of lame effects that you would never use. Every professional carries the right tools for the job, so the PPM608 comes with a great-sounding, highly useable toolkit:

- Premium Mackie preamplifiers ensure transparent, low-noise/high-headroom characteristics right at the front of the mixer. The PPM1008 offers 8 mic/line channels with trusted Mackie preamplifiers.

- True 48V phantom power allows every condenser mic to perform at its full potential.

- Legendary 3-band active EQ straight off the tremendously popular VLZ3 mixer series. Sweetening any channel is a breeze.

- Individual channel inserts (ch. 1-6) allow compressors and other outboard processing on critical instrument or voice channels. Don't leave the lead singer hanging!

- Dedicated in-line compressors on channels 1-4 bring simple but sweet dynamics to our PPM mixers.

- Dual graphic EQs are provided for both mains and monitors. These EQs feature tight, constant-Q Filters that effect only the frequency range you've intended, unlike many inexpensive built-in graphic EQs that will remain nameless.

- Simple stuff like useable main and monitor output metering make a huge difference in your mix. Sorry, but 5 LED meters at the output doesn't tell you that you're about to clip. Our high-resolution 12 segment meters enable more visibility of your signal, and the super quick response of the meters allows what you see to translate quickly and easily to what you hear.

"Gig Ready" Effects

The RMFX+ (Running Man FX) 32-bit effects processor brings "gig ready," useable effects to your mixes. Why scroll through hundreds of bizarre effects, like "ghost ambience?" Yeah, like anyone even knows what that means. Or how about winners like "delay+phaser2", which you'll never use in a million years. Those other mixers will leave your fingers raw from all the scrolling you have to do. The RMFX+ processor features 24 solid FX that are known for their utility and usability. Small, medium and large room reverbs with the choice of a warm or bright characteristic put your mix in the right space. Simple, rich choruses and an array of practical delays enable you to create professional mixes without requiring a two-hour sound check. Also, the RMFX+ is the first onboard processor to feature a user tap function. So if you want to use a delay, but our preset delay time doesn't work, you can tap it in instantly! Basically, we've delivered a full rack of gear at your fingertips that is easy to master, allowing you to look really and sound really good at your next gig. Really, really good.

Absolutely Armored

The PPM1008 is fully armored inside a solid steel chassis, helping to protect the electronics from any potential environmental hazard (Think beer.) Extremely durable polycarbonate ABS end caps will protect the PPM1008 from years of abuse caused by tossing it in and out of the truck or falling off the stool at rehearsal. Each PPM1008 features rounded front with recessed controls, so if it rolls on its face in the van or gets kicked over at the show, you can be sure that it will emerge damage-free. Two metal side handles allow you to easily pick it up and get going. It's ultra-light so you won't need both hands!

Matching Made Easy

PPM mixers and Mackie passive speakers were made for each other. They've even included the one-touch Precision Passive EQ button, which is designed to make our speakers sound better than ever. From Mackie popular C series (C300/200) to our S series (S200/S400), they've designed their mixer to match the power requirements of Mackie passive speakers perfectly. Try driving a pair of S225 15 inch speakers off someone else's mixer. You can almost smell the smoke now! Yet this is child's play using a PPM and a pair of our S225's. We easily provide enough power for a complete system. In fact, we've got the bollocks to drive two of our S215 15 inch 2-way speakers off the mains AND a pair of C300s as Monitors without needing outboard amps. Others may try but, ultimately, don't provide the necessary power.

So if you want a truly professional set of tools for your next gig, including a Mackie mixer, onboard compressors, Fast Recovery amplification, twin graphic EQs, and "gig-ready" effects, pair up a PPM608 and any Mackie Precision Passive loudspeakers for the ultimate, portable, professional P.A. system.
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Submitted November 7, 2008 by a customer from comcast.net
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Althoug a bit pricey and I would have like to see the Onyx pre incorporated into these unit, you can not marvel at the quality of products that mackie puts out including these small but powerful PA heads. If you are looking for a powerful and excellent sounding PA head. look no farther than the PPM1008 series head. Well worth it for the quality and flexability you get with it.
Sound
This unit sounds great. The EQ's are very good amd the Mic Pre's are very good too, Still not as good as on the Onyx boards but just a notch below. The Graphic Eq's are musical and not typical of most Graphic EQ's helping when they are need.
Features
What can I say , Tons of features, from the 3 band eq with sweepable mids to the 800 watts per channel (4 ohms) to excellent usable effects which can be also routed to your monitor mix. This head has most feature need for any small to medium act.
Ease of Use
Simple to use and setup. Can't say enough about the easy it is to setup and get an excellent sound.
Quality
Built like a tank but still light weight...
Value
a bit pricey but if you want quailty you must pay for quality.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't used it yet but never ever had a problem with a mackie product.
Musical Background:
Active Musician, Recording and Sound Engineer.
Musical Style:
Rock
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