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Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer

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The 8-channel Mackie PPM1008 Powered Mixer features Mackie's custom designed, dual 800W Class-D Fast Recovery Amps. The 1,600W PPM1008 is a powerhous...Click To Read More About This Product

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Replace a whole rack with this lightweight yet high-powered portable.

The 8-channel Mackie PPM1008 Powered Mixer features Mackie's custom designed, dual 800W Class-D Fast Recovery Amps. The 1,600W PPM1008 is a powerhouse powered mixer that will deliver maximum volume, distortion free. It's fast and easy to wire in and dial up a sweet mix with the PPM1008 extensive set of professional mixing tools. Features include premium Mackie mic preamps, 2 built-in DI boxes, musical 3-band Active EQs, in-line compressors, and 9-band graphic EQs for mains and monitors. The 32-bit RMFX+ processor with 24 sane, usable effects includes 3 sizes of warm or bright room and plate reverbs, rich chorus effects, and a user-accessible tap delay.

FEATURES
8-channels
32-bit digital RMFX+ processor
24 reverbs and choruses, and tap delay for live applications
Dual 800W Mackie designed Class D, fast-recovery power amplifiers
8 premium Mackie mic preamps with 48V phantom power
TRS inserts (Channels 1-6)
Single in-line compression (SIC) for increased presence and punch
Dual RCA and 1/4" line inputs on stereo channels (Channels 7-8)
Musical 3-band active channel EQ with mid sweep (100Hz-8kHz) on mono channels
2 built-in DI boxes
Separate monitor and FX auxiliary sends
12-segment LEDs for the Main and Monitor outputs
Dual 9-band graphic EQs for mains and monitor outputs
3-mode amplifier for ultra-flexible routing, switchable as Mains Stereo L/R, Mono Mains/Monitor 1, or Mon 1 and Mon 2
Rugged metal handles
Ultra-lightweight and portable
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MackiePPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer
 
2.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Simple controls (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What's the Problem

I am a professional singer/Guitarist what I call a "Bar Professional". and perform about 200 shows a year. I hate to buy new gear, but I know what works...Read complete review

I am a professional singer/Guitarist what I call a "Bar Professional". and perform about 200 shows a year. I hate to buy new gear, but I know what works for me and Mackie still does, I bought a whole Behringer system on the adive of a friend and associate and sent it back after a week. I ordered the Mackie and the a pair of JBL EON's and now I am happy again.
Only thing I haven't like about the 1008 so far is no actual gain control. but I have found away to overcome that. Just keep your line level signals lower and let the Mixer and Amp do the rest.
I have two 808M's one 11 years old and another that is 4. unfortunely they are both in need of some repair. I play a lot of gigs near the ocean so humidity can be a killer for these. But I think this is a Quality PPM. I tried the Behringer 1680's and sent it back after a week trying to get it tweaked.
Well let me say that for the 808M's I Own I paid about a little less for both of those. The price might be a bit high for this unit but you get what you pay for in most cases. I.E the Behringer 1680s, it is my opinion that the 1008 is much better.

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Mackie ppm1008

Avoid this product. I made the mistake of purchasing this along with Mackie's 300z speakers. While having the mains set to unity with only one guitar and one vocal, the built-in speaker protection...Read complete review

Avoid this product. I made the mistake of purchasing this along with Mackie's 300z speakers. While having the mains set to unity with only one guitar and one vocal, the built-in speaker protection would keep kicking in which causes one speaker to shut down for a split second or two. This has happened at each live gig.

I reached out o Mackie via e-mail and never heard back. I tried calling and was on hold for 30 minutes before giving up. I then went to their Facebook page and asked for help. I was told it was on its way. Two weeks later, nothing. So, I then posted a note on their wall asking if they cared about their customers? They responded by deleting my comment and banning me from their page.

This thing is a POS and Mackie clearly has dropped the ball.

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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Mackie ppm1008

By Robert Connolly

from Tri-state Area

Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

Avoid this product. I made the mistake of purchasing this along with Mackie's 300z speakers. While having the mains set to unity with only one guitar and one vocal, the built-in speaker protection would keep kicking in which causes one speaker to shut down for a split second or two. This has happened at each live gig.

I reached out o Mackie via e-mail and never heard back. I tried calling and was on hold for 30 minutes before giving up. I then went to their Facebook page and asked for help. I was told it was on its way. Two weeks later, nothing. So, I then posted a note on their wall asking if they cared about their customers? They responded by deleting my comment and banning me from their page.

This thing is a POS and Mackie clearly has dropped the ball.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not a good choice for me

By Jeanine Leder

from California

Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

I bought this powered mixer based on the trusted Mackie name. Friends of mine have used the 808 for years and years and I've always loved their sound.

This mixer for me has caused nothing but grief! I am playing at very low-level volumes with minimal FX. I've had huge feedback issues (partly due to small spaces I'm playing in) but also experiencing crackling sounds and distortion from the vocals. I have followed the Owner's Manual instructions to the T and have read through the manual many times in hopes to figure out what is causing this distortion at such low volume levels.

Last night at a gig, I had to shut it down and just play the acoustic guitar and sing unamplified. I'm very surprised that I'm having these problems with a Mackie.

I have replaced all of my cords and even purchased new speakers thinking that the speakers might be the problem.

I would not recommend this PA head.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth the money or the HEADACHE!

By troy uncle

from Chicago

Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

Sorry Mackie, peavey smokes your doors off on this one.
Clipped several times at several gigs then one night it clipped and died. The best option on this is the subwoofer out, of course the light weight is awesome. But for the price, Peavey kicks its hiney.
the sound quality is ok at best, but not why I would buy a mixer like this, bought it for portable live sound with alot of power.
price isnt bad, but no matter what you pay for it if it dont work, its useless.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Don't buy it.

By PW

from Oakland, TN

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Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

I have used plenty of Mackie gear over the years and always had a great experience until I got the PPM1008. It cuts out at random during a gig. Even on a soft acoustic set. I've had it less than a year. Plenty of features but the cutting out is not acceptable. I called Mackie and now I have to carry it in for warranty repair. Not what you would expect from a quality piece of gear.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

DOES NOT REPLACE THE 808 !

By Dr. Jones-8.3u3

from Illinois

Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

A nice layout, lots of power, light weight, recovers quick but not really designed to compete with the 808 as 1st advertised. I'd say this is a entry level board at best. We gave one a try and sent it back in three weeks. Very hard to manage from the stage, feedback was bad, would clip very easily because they eliminated the gain control which is a must for stage monitoring, especially with 2 mains two monitors. Too many effects-who cares! If you have a 808 keep it. The next model up may be better as it has 808 gain features. Also this will not run at 2ohms. Nice try but sub par to the 808's. Never was able to get a sweet sound.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

dont buy

By DR

from Illinois

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Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

do not buy this mackie 1008 powered mixer,musicians need to depend on their equipment, I'm returning it,it was distorted at low volume & the mic pre's seem to fold up & die for several seconds with any hint of powerful vocal. Using inferior gear can cost you gigs , it may have cost us a club .

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

bring back the 808S

By Tom- Hell or High Water Band

from NYC

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Compact

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Quality Sound

Best Uses

  • none

Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

I'ver been an avid mackie customer for decades. I just can't figure out what went wrong in the lab on this one. Mackie...you guys have been best in class for too long to let this mistake tarnish the brand...cut your losses and bring back the 808s.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What's the Problem

By dave sherman

from Ocean CIty, Maryland

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Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

I am a professional singer/Guitarist what I call a "Bar Professional". and perform about 200 shows a year. I hate to buy new gear, but I know what works for me and Mackie still does, I bought a whole Behringer system on the adive of a friend and associate and sent it back after a week. I ordered the Mackie and the a pair of JBL EON's and now I am happy again.
Only thing I haven't like about the 1008 so far is no actual gain control. but I have found away to overcome that. Just keep your line level signals lower and let the Mixer and Amp do the rest.
I have two 808M's one 11 years old and another that is 4. unfortunely they are both in need of some repair. I play a lot of gigs near the ocean so humidity can be a killer for these. But I think this is a Quality PPM. I tried the Behringer 1680's and sent it back after a week trying to get it tweaked.
Well let me say that for the 808M's I Own I paid about a little less for both of those. The price might be a bit high for this unit but you get what you pay for in most cases. I.E the Behringer 1680s, it is my opinion that the 1008 is much better.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Buy!

By Big D

from Brookville Pa.

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

    Not the Mackie quality I knew before! In the first 10 minutes it shut down 3 times. Next day I changed all the cables thinking maybe I had a bad cable, turn it on and it powered on but no sound. I put the first set of cables back on and nothing!!! Powers on, lights come on but no sound. I would avoid buying until they get this problem fixed.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Buy something more dependable

    By Bill K

    from SE U.S.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

    Mackie used to build quality gear. Since moving their assembly to China, quality has suffered along with dependability. My mixer went out without warning one night at the gig, which is a low volume piano setting. At these prices, it's too expensive to keep an extra around.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Might be great if....

    By Music From The Jar

    from Indianapolis

    Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

    Might be great if anybody ever gets them and Mackie stops hyping their over-priced equipment WAY BEFORE it is released. I went thru 3, yes THREE 808s's in 10 years as a gigging musician in NJ and the tri-state area and they always sounded GREAT, but durability wise were ridiculous. Hopefully these newer lighter versions are road worthy.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice compact powered mixer

    By Finaddict

    from Camden, SC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Nice Mid Eq Sweep

    Cons

    • 2 More Channels

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

    Read a lot of bad reviews about overloading and temporally shutting down. If you use the correct input selection there are no problems with overload. Would like to see a 10 channel version in same package. The variable mid range frequency is a nice touch that others do not have. Nice built in effects!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    UPDATED REVIEW

    By Robert Connolly

    from Northern NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

      I wrote the most liked negative review about this product last year.

      Since then, I've taken this same unit to the local repair shop, as recommended by Mackie. It turns out, I had a bad power amp. The power amp was replaced at no cost as it was covered under warranty.

      Since then, I've used the PPM for around 60 live gigs each year (2 vocals, 2 guitar and keys). It's held up very well. I even picked up the Mackie powered subwoofer to go along with it. Combined, I get a very robust sound. I recently used that combo for an outdoor movie to around 150 people. Received many compliments on sound.

      So, since the bad power amp was replaced, I give it two thumbs up.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Read these reviews with a grain of salt

      By Rumpilstilskin

      from Tennessee

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

        Most of the ridiculous one star reviews here are from people not using the unit correctly. Most of the complaints are clipping and overload. Instead of a gain control knob they have a gain button for high and low and have a compression control to keep the clipping at bay. In addition you need to know your way around pre amp settings from the EQ to your mic transmitter settings to get it set up for the right venue. That's the only reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars, you will need to self educate if your not already a sound guy.

         
        5.0

        Great Deal

        By Bert

        from Sumter, SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel 1600-Watt Powered Mixer:

          After seeing all the bad reviews on this head I was scared to try it but knowing how well all my other mackie equipment has held up I figured I would give it a try. I have only used it a few times and it rocks. Has everything I need in a compact size. I dont have to pull my trailer to the gig to get a big sound. I use it left and right stereo and run a crown 1500 watt amp for a sub or two on one side and run the monitors on the other side of my crown. Love it

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