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Tapco Mix.60 Compact Mixer
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Designed by Greg Mackie over 35 years ago, many original Tapco mixers are still in use today. Now back and better than ever, the Mix Series marks the...Click To Read More About This Product
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A great first mixer for students, solo and duo performers, or small home studios.
Designed by Greg Mackie over 35 years ago, many original Tapco mixers are still in use today. Now back and better than ever, the Mix Series marks the return of that legendary Tapco reliability and Mackie design expertise to home/project recording, professional video editing suites, sound education labs, and more. The competitively priced Tapco Mix.60 Ultra-Compact 6-Channel Mixer features two mono/mic line inputs, two stereo line inputs, one aux send and one stereo aux return in a rugged metal chassis.
The ultra-compact Mix Series is the answer for budget-conscious folks who refuse to sacrifice sound quality or reliability just to save a dime. The Mix.60 is built to suit a variety of needs from desktop recording stations to smaller live gigs--for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. It features high-quality sound, solid construction, and eye-catching cosmetics.
No skimping on sound
With this audio mixer, you no longer need to trade affordability for quality sound. The Mix Series offers the best sounding preamps and EQ in their class, so you won't sound like an amateur, even if you're still learning your mixing chops.
Compact and portable
All that great sound potential is efficiently packed into a compact solid-steel chassis. It won't eat up your precious desktop space, and practically fits in a car's glove compartment for you sneaky types. And don't worry about taking it out on the road. The Mix Series is a durable performer you can trust for any small PA or remote recording assignment.
Intuitive design, comfortable to use
Small doesn't have to be cramped. Tapco made the most of the Mix Series by designing them to be comfortable to use by everybody--not just dwarves or kids under four years of age. The knobs and buttons are spaced intelligently, so if you don't have the slender fingers of a professional hand model, you wont have to use tweezers to do a tweak. And because they're Tapco, the controls are presented in a way that simply makes sense to beginners and pros alike.
Utility, utility, utility . . .
The Mix Series mixers are the perfect, cost-effective solution for applications ranging from home/project recording to professional video editing suites, to sound education labs and more. Giving you all of the essentials, the Tapco Mix.60 mixing console also offers conveniences like CD/tape I/O, super-accurate 4-segment main meters, phantom power for professional-level condenser microphones, Active Direct Box, and a Kensington security lock, making it perfect for schools, dorm rooms, small churches, and anywhere a no-nonsense, die-hard, quality sounding compact mixer is needed.
2 Mono Mic/Line inputs
with Gain control
2 Stereo Line Inputs
1 Aux Send
Stereo Aux Return
Ctrl Rm Out
Main Mix Level
Ctrl Rm/Phones Level
Master Aux Send
Aux Send Level
Ultra-portable compact design fits almost anywhere
Rugged metal chassis takes all the punishment life can dish out
Intuitive layout gives access to all controls
Kensington Security Lock keeps mixer secure
Great for dorms, desktops, or music labs
Mic input to any output (trim at 0 dB): +0, -1 dB, 10 Hz to 150 kHz, -3 dB, 10 Hz to 200 kHz
THD and SMPTE IMD; 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Mic input to main output: < 0.005% @ +4 dBu output
20 Hz to 20 kHz BW (120-ohm source impedance)
Equivalent input noise (EIN): -129 dBu
Residual Output Noise: Channel and Main Mix levels off Main, Ctrl Room, Phones: -106 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
Mic in: 60 dB @ 1 kHz Gain @ maximum
Adjacent inputs or input to output: -90 dB @ 1 kHz
Input Gain Control Range: 0 dB to +50 dB
Phantom Power: +48 VDC
Mono Channel EQ/Stereo Channel EQ: High: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz; Mid: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz; Low: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
Mixer Rated Output
Main, Aux, Control Room: +4 dBu
Maximum Rated Output: +22 dBu
Maximum Input Levels
Mic Input: +12 dBu, Gain @ +10 dB
Line Input: +30 dBu, Gain @ +10 dB
Tape Input and Aux Returns: +22 dBu
Mic Input: 2.6 kOhms, balanced
Line Input: 20 kOhms, balanced
Stereo Aux Returns: 20 kOhms, balanced
CD/Tape In: 24 kOhms, balanced
Main: 240 ohms, balanced; 120 ohms, unbalanced
Ctrl Room, Aux Sends: 120 ohms
Tape Output: 1 kOhm
Phones Output: 25 ohms
Main Left and Right: 4 segments: Clip (+18), +6, 0, -20, 0 LED = 0 dBu
AC Power Requirements
External Power Supply output: 18.5 VAC x 2 @ 150 mA (3-pin AC power connection)
External Power Supply AC input: U.S.: 120 VAC, 60 Hz; Europe: 240 VAC, 50 Hz; Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz; Korea: 220 VAC, 60 Hz
Dimensions: 1.6"H x 7.4"W x 9.9"D (41x188x252mm)
Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kg)
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Amazing crystal clear signal!There are not to many choices in the lower price range for gear and up until now I have been going with Behinger mixers. But after one year of use I just had to replace a Behinger mixer because the headphone jack suffered from a signal balance issue. I decided to get a Tapco Mixer. The Tapco is built heavy and has a great look! All I have to say is SWEET!
All the Tapco mixers share high quality preamps. Mic pre?s are the first and most important link in an audio chain, because if your sound is messed up there, you can never fix it later. Tapco delivers quality up front. The engineering of all these Tapco mixers is similar to the heralded Mackie mixers, so you will get maximum bang for your buck. So? How do they sell these so cheaply?These are made in China, they have knobs instead of faders and they do not have internal power supplies. Asian labor is inexpensive, but that does not necessarily mean ?bad.?A big cost in making electronics for sale in the USA, is that they require a UL listing. The purpose is to insure safety to the end user. Getting ?UL approval? is time-consuming and costly, which adds to the end-consumer?s price.By using an external power supply, manufacturers drastically cut cost because it is the power supply that is regulated by UL, not the device itself.Most Tapco mixers have knobs instead of faders. Many do not realize that knobs are usually better than faders? at least, at the same price points. A knob at ?$X? will usually outperform any fader at the same price. That?s because good faders are harder to make. Knobs also offer advantages in space-saving and dust-resistance. That?s a good thing.Faders are necessary when you have a large console with many channels to manage. The instant visual reference tells you which channels are where. But for small mixing needs, (say; a vocal mic or two plus a stereo source or two) ?knobs are just fine.So, if you are on a budget, don?t need fancy faders, want to save space, don?t mind imported electronics, can live with the external ?wall-wart? power-supply but want the best quality and reliability for your dollar, Tapco is the best choice this old pro can see. I would MUCH rather support an innovative American company that actually designs their own products rather than buying an inferior product that was stolen through retro-engineering. Use your own conscience. Those of us who know how the industry works would rather get a good product from an ?A? brand company, rather than a ?B? brand that ?rings your ears.? Savvy Vous?
This thing sounds great! :Low noise, true stereo, all the hook-ups a traveling solo or duo needs. Knobs save space and cost. External UL-approved power supply (i.e. "wall-wart") saves engineering and production cost. Of course, it is made overseas to reduce labor cost. All those things make it inexpensive, but it is not "cheap" sounding. For live performance it is really a fine bit of kit. I use it to mix two vocal sends and stereo guitar for small gigs. (STEREO processed guitar goes to mixer, to amp, then through Fender Ultralight cabinet. Beautifully lightweight and great sounding set-up!) The iPod hooks up for background tunes during breaks. On the odd occasion when we have a keyboardist, his digital piano can fit in the other stereo channel(s). Perfect! Bare bones... no bells or whistles, just pure analog audio with simple, easy-to-use features. investing in this mixer puts all the money all goes where it counts; into the sound. Yeah, it doesn't cost much, but if you know anything about quality, you will love this little mixer. The only thing I can even try to complain about... bright Yellow side panels. Also, be sure to locate power-supply so that it is physically distant from signal-cables, to reduce the chance of EMI. Other than that, this is the best small-format budget mixer besides Mackie I have ever used.
I used to think Behringer was it for DIY and CHEAP. No longer. I found the TAPCO because I wanted a mixer with Aux Send and the differences are amazing.1) Weight - It's not a brick, but Behringer feels like air in an aluminum box. The Tapco is SOLID. It feels like it ought to say Peavey on the casing.2) Pots - The Behringer knobs seem like they're going to break if you pull on them too hard. The Tapco pots offer more resistance, so when you make a minor adjustment you FEEL it.3) Quality - The difference is night and day. Behringer is tinny and thin and SOUNDS cheap. You get a fuller, warmer sound out of the Tapco mixers. Their preamps are truly the best in small mixers.I heartily recommend it for all applications.