Yamaha MG16XU USB Mixer with Effects, 6-Bus

Build a better mix with 10 Class-A mic preamps, 1-knob compression, and 24 SPX digital FX -- then record your mix over USB at up to 192 kHz/24-bit quality.

Yamaha has always strived to provide sound engineers with the purest possible signal instead of added processing or color to give it a "signature" sound, and the MG Series is no exception. Embracing this philosophy of transparent sound, these mixing consoles deliver a level of sonic purity and sound quality that is unmatched in their class.

D-PRE Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps

This is where it all starts. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. MG Series mixing consoles feature Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to fix your mix.

High Quality Sound Op-amp

The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts in the head amp circuit. MG Series mixers feature high-quality, custom made read more MG01 op-amps that we developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, we worked directly with the semiconductor manufacturer to focus on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimized, and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.

Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch

With phantom power, MG Series consoles allow you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.


- 16-Channel Mixing Console
- Max. 10 Mic / 16 Line Inputs (8 mono + 4 stereo)
- 4 GROUP Buses + 1 Stereo Bus
- 4 AUX (incl. FX)
- "D-PRE" mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
- 1-Knob compressors
- High-grade effects: SPX with 24 programs
- 24-bit/192kHz 2in/2out USB Audio functions
- Works with the iPad (2 or later) through the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
- Includes Cubase Al DAW software download version
- PAD switch on mono inputs
- +48V phantom power
- XLR balanced outputs
- Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
- Rack Mount Kit Included
- Metal chassis
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- Dimensions(WxHxD): 444 mm x 130 mm x 500 mm (17.5" x 5.1" x 19.7")
- Net Weight: 6.8 kg (15.0 lbs.)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 20.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MG16XU

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 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted August 13, 2018 by John M in Lexington, KY
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I bought this mixer as a small format mixer for live gigs in moderate sized clubs and outdoors. It has plenty of inputs for most situations but what drew mw too it even more were the 4 auxiliary busses. Four separate monitor mixers should resolve most potential problems and if not there are at least 3 more sends available. The board is ultra quiet. I was using it at an outdoor gig by the river so was running things fairly hot for volume and there was no hiss, no hum, just nice sound at a good level. Having on/off mute switches also cleans up the signal path for unused channels. Some people have complained that 48v phantom power is on for all channels when on. Unless you have a passive ribbon mic, that voltage should not be a problem. Dynamic mics are not affected by 48v. And if you have a sensitive ribbon you should already know not to plug it in unless you have the proper gear to isolate the ribbon from potential voltage anyway. My only real "complaint" is the effects are pretty good, good enough for several to usable, but there are no stacked effects like reverb and delay together. My Allen Heath ZED 10FX manages to have stacked effects.....but overall I really like this mixer and all the great features! Lots of bang for yer buck!
Musical Background:
45+ years, drums, FOH, small studio owner, keyboards a little, and electronic/synth music.
Musical Style:
Just about anything but like rock, FUNK, R&B, progressive, alternative, fusion, classical, and even a little country.
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