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Mackie 1604-VLZ3 Sixteen Channel Four Bus Mixer with Sixteen XLR Mic Inputs
Brand: Mackie
Part Number: 1604VLZ3

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The Mackie VLZ3 series are the latest in the popular VLZ line of small format mixing consoles. The VLZ3 is an improvement on the favored design with enhanced XDR2 microphone preamplifiers, an ultra quiet mix bus with improved headroom and a new look.

The1604-VLZ3 provides the quality and features that target most recording, P.A. and live applications. The Popular 1604-VLZ3 features sixteen line inputs, switchable between balanced and unbalanced signal. Sixteen insert points are standard and provide plenty of routing options to external signal processors. The 1604-VLZ3 features Extended Dynamic Range (XDR2) mic preamps that result in pristine, transparent audio signal at an impressive 130dB of Dynamic Range. XDR2 mic preamps are optimized to meet the demands of 24-bit, 192kHz recording.

The rugged design and steel chassis virtually eliminates noise caused from poorly shielded cable and ground loops. The 3-band EQ section features a sweepable mid range and four AUX sends provide options for routing signal to effect processors. Four dedicated buses and eight direct outputs provide plenty of routable outputs for sending signal to multitrack recorders, monitor feeds etc.


Improved XDR2 Microphone Preamplifiers
Featuring four improved XDR2 microphone preamps provide an impressive 130dB of Dynamic range. The microphone preamps deliver a wider frequency range than the older XDR mic preamps.
Improved Mix Bus
All VLZ3 series mixers have more headroom and less distortion thanks to an improved mix bus. Negative Summing results in a quiet output signal with improved gain
Durable 60mm Fader Control
60mm tapered faders control Channel, "Sub Group 1-4" and "Main Mix" level.
Rugged Construction
All steel construction virtually eliminates noise caused by bad grounding. Because the chassis is steel, connections are automatically grounded on contact.
Flexible Routing Options
The 1604-VLZ3 PRO provides Inserts on all channels and "Main Mix" out. There are 8 direct outputs on channels 1-8 and 4-direct Sub-Groups for routing input channels to multitrack recorders, monitor feeds etc.
Switchable Soloing
There is switchable "Post Fader" and "Pre Fader" SOLO provided on every channel. The AFL/PFL SOLO switch is located in the master section.


Total # Of Inputs
16 - Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs
16 - Balanced XLR Mic Inputs, 16 - Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone Inputs
Stereo Line Inputs
In-Line Inputs/Returns
AUX Sends
6 - Balanced/Unbalanced switchable 1/4" TRS Phone
AUX Returns
4 - Stereo (L/R) Balanced/Unbalanced switchable 1/4" TRS Phone
16 - 1/4" TRS Phone Pre-Fader/Pre EQ
BUS (Group) Outputs
4 - Balanced/Unbalanced 1/4" TRS Phone - Bus Outputs
2 Trk Master I/O
Main Output Stereo L/R - Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone, Mono 1/4" Phone output with gain control
Tape Input/Output L/R RCA-pin
Monitor Outputs
Control Room L/R Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone Phones Single 1/4" TRS Phone
EQ Section
HI Shelving +/- 15dB @12kHz
MID Peaking +/- 15dB, sweep 100Hz - 8kHz
LOW Shelving +/- 15dB @80Hz
Low Cut Filter 18dB/octave, -3dB @ 75Hz
MUTE switches on channels 1-16 SOLO (pre/post fader switchable) on channels 1-16
Channel Level Control
60mm long-wearing log-taper faders
Trim/Gain Control
Unity to +60dB
Phantom Power
12 - segment peak LED's with "RUDE SOLO" light
Frequency Response
20Hz to 60kHz: +0 dB/-1 dB
20Hz to 100kHz: +0 dB/-3 dB
Dynamic Range
130dB Dynamic Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
-100dBu; Main Mix knob down, channel Gain knobs down
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
(1kHz @ 35dB gain, 20Hz-20 kHz bandwidth)
Mic pre @ insert: 0.0007%
Power Supply
120VAC, 50/60Hz, 50 watts
17.5 x 17.3 x 5.1" (45 x 34408 x 129mm) (H x W x D)
20 lbs (9.1 kg)