Yamaha MG10 Stereo Mixer

Yamaha MG10 Stereo Mixer

With 4 XLR mic preamps and 3 stereo line inputs, the MG10 mixer is perfect for small shows. Dial in your sound with 1-knob compressors on Channels 1 and 2.

Yamaha MG102C Stereo Mixer

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Achieve first-rate audio quality and superior processing capability with the Yamaha MG102C.

Many real-world mixing applications only involve a few channels, so a small mixer is the obvious choice. But no matter how simple the setup, you'll always want first-rate audio quality and processing capability. The MG82CX and MG102C are the ideal choice for live sound applications, offering sonic quality that will satisfy the most critical listener, surprising flexibility and ease-of-use, and some advanced features you normally wouldn't find in this type of compact mixer. So whether you need a compact main mixer, or a secondary utility mixer for a larger application, don't overlook these performance-packed models.

Flexible 8 or 10 Input Channel Configurations

The MG82CX has a total of 8 input channels comprised of two mono microphone/line channels and three stereo line channels. The MG102C has an addition stereo channel for a total of 10 input channels. On both models two of the stereo channel can be used as mono microphone inputs, providing a total of four microphone inputs when necessary. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB ~ +10dB for line input.

Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel

Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. Both models feature high-quality Neutrik(r) balanced XLR connectors on both mono microphone/line channels and two of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack read more connectors. The remaining stereo channel on the MG82CX and the remaining two stereo channels on the MG102C provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The two mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

4 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. All four microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all four channels.

Built-In Channel Compressors
This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used 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 MG82CX and MG102C you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 and 2. 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.

3-Band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter

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, and you reap the benefits in the MG-series mixers. Channels 1, 2, 3/4, and 5/6 feature full 3-band equalizers with Low, Mid, and High controls, while channel 7/8 on the MG82CX and channels 7/8 and 9/10 have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.

Effect/Aux Sends

The MG82CX has 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. The MG102C has Aux send controls on all channels in place of the MG82CX Effect send controls, and these adjust the level of the signal sent from the corresponding channel to the Aux Send jack that can be used to feed external effects or a monitor system. A Return control in the master section of both models adjusts the level of the signal returned from external processors via the Return jacks.


Located above the mixer's master controls, on the convenient easy-access connector panel, are the main stereo output connectors, phone-jack monitor output connectors, pin-jack recording outputs, and a stereo headphone jack. They may be compact, but these mixers offer plenty of connectivity for a wide range of applications.

Visual Level Monitoring

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.

Lightweight, Portable Design

The MG82CX and MG102C weigh only 1.6 and 1.5 kilograms, respectively. That's small enough to pop into your briefcase or shoulder bag and easily take with you anywhere. But the performance you'll get at the studio, club, outdoors, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight.

Optional Mic Stand Mount

Both of these compact models can be mounted on a microphone stand for optimal positioning and easy access using the optional BMS-10A Mic Stand Adaptor. This can be particularly handy when using the mixer as sub-mixer for drums or as a cue box in recording situations.

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.
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (32 ratings)
Submitted April 8, 2008 by a customer from inversionstudio.com
"Good quality with just enough useful features for small format applications."
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This mixer serves my purpose for what I use it for - which is, broadcasting on the internet. It would probaly be useful for live DJ's as well as it does have 4 XLR mic pre's and enough inputs to run several CD decks, etc. It would be useful for field recording. It would be ok for a small studio setup on a tight budget. It will not however, be a good choice for applications that require a lot of simultaneous tracking and or/large format recording/mixing.

I own this and use it for internet broadcasting - had been using a Yamaha MG12/4 for the same purpose but needed to pull it back to my studio for extra inputs. For the price, the MG102c has decent sound. Mic-pre's are useable but definitely inferior frequency response to those of the MG12/4. Same goes for the EQ although by a smaller gap of difference in comparison to the same unit - the real weakness is the noise floor, which is what really separates this smaller mixer from its bigger brother - although it is not terrible it is definitely noisier than the larger format MG mixers, especially on the high end. Generally the EQ is what aggravates this. Having said that, the MG102c is still quite useable, as long as some care is taken to apply EQ and gain conservatively. The built in compressor just plain sucks. Leave it off and rip the compression knobs off. Overall good quality for such a low price.

A pretty generous compliment of features read more for the price, but not ridiculously so. The MG102c generally gives what is really needed in a small footprint rather then packing in every little feature like Behringer tends to do. Less is definitely more when it comes to low cost mixers - the more that is added, the more quality suffers as cheaper parts have to be used to keep the cost down. Mute buttons on the input channels would have been nice. The 80Hz cut on the 4 channels with the mic pre's and inclusion of phantom power was a nice touch. 3-band EQ is useful but it's only offered on channels 1-6; 7-10 only offers 2-band hi/low. Not a problem for me as those particular inputs are perfect for inputting CD player decks or other line level playback equipment. Chassis is plastic, and the knobs are definitely of cheaper quality than of the knobs found on the more expensive MG-series mixers, but not to the point that they would easily break or get very wobbly. Again - useable. All I/O jacks are on the top of the mixer which is handle in the sense it's easy to patch it up but also a caveat as it becomes very easy for dust and other debris to enter open jacks. Leave it covered when not in use.

Ease of Use
It doesn't get much easier than this if you are an experienced user of audio mixers. Pretty straight forward and everything is very clearly marked. The manual is maybe 15 pages long and very straightforward - so even if you know nothing about mixers you'll be able to use this mixer effectively in a very short period of time.

The quality is what I'd call ok/useable. But don't kid yourself - This isn't going to be of superb quality at this price point. Most of the knobs are fairly solid - a few somewhat wobbly but you won't feel like knobs will break off when you turn them. They could have put in a master fader instead using a knob, there is certainly room on the front panel to do that. The input level and master knobs are, however, a good bit larger than the rest and should be ok as long as the mixer is kept clean. Chassis is plastic and a little bit flimsy - I wouldn't want to drop it. If it's going to be used on the road, definitely get a case for it and/or use the box it came to help protect it from being damaged and scratched up.

Good value for the price - but don't expect it to sound quite as nice as its bigger brothers. The best sub $100 mixer I've ever used, however, especially in the sense that the frequency response is pretty decent and albeit it a little noisy - it's manageable and isn't going to present a major problem. I have three Yamaha mixers, the RM800, the MG12/4 and this MG102c, and they all compare very well to their counterparts in the same class, and in general Yamaha is a very very good choice in the low cost compact mixer market. I personally wouldn't use anything else.

Manufacturer Support
Never have called Yamaha for anything, ever. Never needed to. I suppose that's a statement that favors the build quality and functionality of Yamaha products.

The Wow Factor
It's your basic "no-frills" 10x2 mixer that packs pretty decent quality and enough features to make it useful in multiple small format applications. I wouldn't call it sexy simply because I own superior mixers - but for the "my first mixer" crowd - it offers a lot and isn't hard to operate.

Musical Background:
recording engineer, songwriter/composer and broadcast DJ

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