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Sweet mic preamps, 4-band channel EQs, pristine audio quality throughout and extensive routing options put these 8-bus Mackie mixers among top-class studio mixers. Quality is found in every detail—100mm faders, gourmet pans, sealed potentiometers, gold-plated interconnects, solid metal jack sleeves, fiberglass circuit boards, talkback mics, phantom power, easy-to-read LEDS, solid steel chassis—and in their overall, ultra-quiet operation. Very affordably priced for the level of quality and sophistication they deliver. Meter bridge and stand sold separately.
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I own this console and have used it for live sound for the past couple of years . The ribbon cables get loose on a regular basis. This causes major problems when you are about to do a show. I have talked to two other engineers and these boards are famous for going bad. That is exactly what has happened to my board(main outputs no longer work, aux sends make cracking noise) I am getting rid of it ASAP! The bottom line is this mixer is junk for how much it costs. I would not purchase this console. There are much better mixers out there for this kind of money.
I use this console on recording, I never use it on live sound. The problem is that inside the console is a ribbon cable that connects everything, my console come with a loose contact on that ribbon cable, I ask for warranty and I send my console when it came back it worked well only two weeks and then the cable get loose again. I made that procedure tree times more and the console was out for almost one year. Until now it isn?t working well, and if you see on the Mackie forum you are going to find that a lot of people have this problem. Don?t buy it.
this was really disappointing. i was very unhappy with how it functioned. 5 of the inputs didn't work when i got it.
I have an original 2408 which was made here in the states I've used it for many years without failure. I've heard that the new versions are made in china with u.s. parts. As for their worthiness this board is a great studio machine. AA's for being banged around in a truck or trailer it was never designed for that purpose. But with care and understanding it will work as a wonderfull live board as well. Just don't expect to drop it without some kind of problems. I don't understand why anyone would say this board is junk if they had any clue what it is used for. To each his own. I've been an engineer for 35 yrs. and this baby works day in day out flawlessly.
I bought one of these 5 years ago and I still use it for recordings. It is quiet and the EQ is usable. I use external mic pres for anything really critical, but I will use the pres in the Mackie if I need a lot of preamps like for drums. In the 5 years that I have owned it has run like a champ.
I have own it for 10 years, mostly studio work with some live performances. The Mackie 24x8 is quiet and lives up to everything it claims. In the past year I have purchaced 4 SMW-450's and 2 1501 sub cabinets....Mackie all the way.
Wow, like i said, try to do somthing it can't do. its multiple sends, returns, ultra low noise, and its amzing enginering (only capable of mackie) make this board perfect for near any use or project that is demanding the best. i have used other mackie boards, and a few non-mackies (bearinger, peavy, yamaha, allen & heath). they are all good boards... good sound, most of them, and good features... but none can quite match the mackie's design, and even the personality of the board. i am using it in primarily studio recording, and couldn't ask for more. the 6 or so times i have played out with it, and have used it for misc. large jobs (larger scale plays and productions, bands, and on-location recording) i haven't been able to complaine. the sond quality is only reduced by the quality of mic's, speakers, and wires you are using. one of my favorite features (so liked, it gets its own paragraph) is the 24 channel add on... ROOM TO GROW!! this is good for studios starting off with a demand that will only keep growing in size in complexity. so don't be afraide, it is possible to add on to the highest calibre of mixers around.if you are thinking about this mixer, go for it, its worth your money. this mixer is only toped by the 32 & 40 channel versions.
I got my 24x8 in Sept. 2002. I also had some problems with the ribbon cable that people have spoke of. I found out something very important. DO NOT take the console to one of the local authorized repair shops to be fixed. I took mine to a shop on Long Island twice and they couldn't fix the problem correctly. Finally I sent it back to Mackie and now it works like a charm. Mackie even extended my warranty because it was a reoccurring problem. The console sounds great and is super quiet. It?s definitely worth the minor problems I had with it, and Mackie was really good about getting the console fixed quickly and correctly.
I have used this mixer in my studio for 5 years and it has never let me down. The power supply triggers some glitchy LED displays from time to time but the sound is great. Techs that have cleaned it tell me the glitchy displays are nothing to worry about. This is the analog mixer to use unless you have $50,000 for custom built.