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Mackie VLZ4 Series 802VLZ4 8-Channel Ultra Compact Mixer

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Now featuring Mackie's flagship Onyx mic preamps, the comprehensive Mackie 1402VLZ delivers the proven feature set, high-headroom/low-noise design an...Click To Read More About This Product

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Clean, quiet, versatile mixing.

Now featuring Mackie's flagship Onyx mic preamps, the comprehensive Mackie 1402VLZ delivers the proven feature set, high-headroom/low-noise design and "Built-Like-A-Tank" construction that created an industry more than 25 years ago. From every input to every output, VLZ4 is optimized to deliver professional-quality results each and every time.

Each generation of VLZ mixers benefits from a reinvestment in performance, all without raising prices. By continuing to ignore the "race to the bottom," VLZ4 benefits from generations of performance improvements like transparent EQ, class-leading negative summing bus architecture and custom-designed op-amps to ensure signal integrity from every input to every output. The result is a mixer that is at the peak of performance and is the obvious go-to compact analog mixer for engineers who demand professional results.

The performance of Mackie's Onyx mic preamps is more than proven. Just check all the amazing reviews and customer testimonials. Their boutique quality sound and unmatched performance rival any high-priced, boutique preamp on the market. Adding these flagship preamps to our VLZ4 Series compact mixers underlines our commitment to continually improving the performance of the VLZ line with each generation.

The VLZ4 design goal was simple: every VLZ4 mixer must have the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. Strict attention to component quality and tolerances has led to innovations like our custom M80 op-amps and class-leading negative summing bus architecture that add yet another level of assurance that a Mackie VLZ4 mixer is the right choice for your professional audio application.

Mackie VLZ mixers are truly "Built-Like-A-Tank." From beer spills to drops from moving vehicles, the testimonials are as endless as the applications Mackie mixers serve. The VLZ4 series is certainly no exception. With a nearly indestructible steel wrap-around chassis and features like grime-resistant rotary sealed pots, you can be sure that buying a Mackie VLZ4 mixer is a solid investment.

VLZ4's new black powder coat finish, cockpit-inspired controls and high-contrast knobs not only optimize your mixer's usability in low-light scenarios, it also means your mixer looks as good as it performs.

Boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps
High-headroom, low-noise
Rugged steel chassis
Phantom power for condenser mics
High-resolution 8-segment stereo meters
Sealed rotary controls resist dust and grime

Order today and get the clarity, punch, presence and versatility that your music deserves.

Main Mix Noise
(20 Hz-20 kHz bandwidth, channels 1-3 gain @ unity, channel EQs flat, all channels assigned to main mix, channel 1 panned left, 2 panned right, 3-8 centered.)
Main mix knob down, channel level knobs down: XLR: -95 dBu TRS: -101 dBu
Main mix knob @ unity, channel level knobs down: XLR -90 dBu, TRS -96 dBu
Main mix knob @ unity, channel level knobs @ unity: XLR dBu-84, TRS dBu -90

(1 kHz @ 30 dB gain, 20 Hz-20 kHz bandwidth) Mic pre @ insert: <0.001%

High Shelving
Mid Peaking
Low Shelving

(1 kHz relative to 0 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz bandwidth, line in, 1/4" main out, gain @ unity)
Main mix knob down: -75 dBu
Channel Alt / Mute switch engaged: -100 dBu
Channel level knob down: -100 dBu

Frequency Response
Mic input to main output (gain @ unity)
+0, -1 dB, 20 Hz to 50 kHz +0, -3 dB, <10 Hz to >100 kHz

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
(Mic input to insert send out, max gain)
150 termination: -128.5 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
1 kHz: better than -70 dB

Maximum Levels
Mic in: +21 dBu
Tape in: +22 dBu
All other inputs: +22 dBu
Main mix XLR out: +28 dBu
All other outputs: +22 dBu

Mic in: 2.55
Channel insert return: 5K
All other inputs: 17K or greater
Tape out: 1.0K
Phones out: 60
All other outputs: 120

Physical Properties
Height: 10.7"
Depth: 1.8"
Width: 8.9"
Weight (with power supply): 5.5lb
Weight (without power supply): 4.5lb

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MackieVLZ4 Series 802VLZ4 8-Channel Ultra Compact Mixer

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By Djembe Records

from Dallas

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Comments about Mackie VLZ4 Series 802VLZ4 8-Channel Ultra Compact Mixer:

I own several Mackie mixers. They all sound great and are priced right. This one has a great deal of capability in a small footprint, which was important to me. It's a lot of mixer for the price. You do have to download the PDF manual, not much documentation comes with it. You need the manual to get the most out of the mixer.

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By Northwest Noise

from Pacific Northwest, USA

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  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • DJ use (depending on routing /instrumentation)
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Sound Design work
    • Soundtracks
    • Video installation
    • Video studio

    Comments about Mackie VLZ4 Series 802VLZ4 8-Channel Ultra Compact Mixer:

    This Mackie 802VLZ4 is excellent. From studios to stage, Mackie mixers are very prevalent in the music industry, and for good reason. They are affordable, and offer durability, quality sound, and multiple application use. I have encountered or used at least one mixer from each iteration of the VLZ series at one time or another through the years, and I would say that this version is clearly the best offering, especially for its compact size and all that can be accomplished with it. Very versatile, including Guitar / Bass inputs, eliminating a need for DI Box, and clean professional ONYX mic preamps on the first three channels. Versatile routing capability, and even up to 4 channel output with use of ALT 3-4 outs. Still yet, more outs for headphones, monitors, aux, and plenty of input for signals including a dedicated aux fx routing, with complex master section. Lastly, the color graphics on this version is in my opinion the easiest to see clearly from eq, aux, pan, mute, etc in all lighting settings from high to low. I do not work for Mackie and i am very particular about my purchases and quality, pricing, and other aspects, but being in the Pacific Northwest, I am proud to use their product and support the company, and believe that it is every bit worth its price.

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