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Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression   

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OVERVIEW

Ideal for small-group recording or live sound.

The Yamaha 10-Input stereo mixer offers sonic quality that will satisfy the most critical listener, surprising flexibility and ease-of-use, and some advanced features you normally wouldn't find in this type of compact mixer.

Flexible 10-Input Channel Configurations
The Yamaha mixer has a total of 10 input channels consisting of two mono microphone/line channels and four stereo line channels. The stereo channel can be used as mono microphone inputs, providing a total of four microphone inputs when necessary. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB - -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB - +10dB for line input.

Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel
Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. The Yamaha mixer features high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on both mono microphone/line channels and two of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining two stereo channels on the Yamaha 10-Input stereo mixer provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The two mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Four High-Performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power
Microphone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. All four microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all four channels.

Built-in Channel Compressors
This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on too many other mixers in this class, but in the Yamaha mixer you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 and 2. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter
Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles to draw on, and you reap the benefits in the MG-series mixers. Channels 1, 2, 3/4, and 5/6 feature full 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls, while channels 7/8 and 9/10 have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.

Master & output section

Effect/Aux Sends
The Yamaha MG102C stereo mixer has AUX send controls on all channels, and these adjust the level of the signal sent from the corresponding channel to the AUX SEND jack that can be used to feed external effects or a monitor system. A RETURN control in the master section of both models adjusts the level of the signal returned from external processors via the RETURN jacks.

Stereo, Control Room, Monitor, and Headphone Outputs
Located above the audio mixer's master controls, on the convenient easy-access connector panel, are the main stereo output connectors, phone-jack monitor output connectors, pin-jack recording outputs, and a stereo headphone jack. They may be compact, but these mixers offer plenty of connectivity for a wide range of applications

Lightweight, Portable Design
The Yamaha MG102C weighs only 1.6 and 1.5 kilograms. That's small enough to pop into your briefcase or shoulder bag and easily take with you anywhere. But the performance you'll get at the studio, club, outdoors, or anywhere you choose to use these fine mixers is far from lightweight.

Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring
Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read 12-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Easy Operation

All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.

FEATURES Format
  • Analog/digital: Analog
Analog inputs
  • Total: 10
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: Not applicable
  • XLR only jacks: 4
  • # of preamps: 4
  • 1/4" only jacks: 10
  • RCA (stereo pair): 3
  • Phantom power: Yes
Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: Not applicable
  • Main 1/4" out: 2
  • Aux XLR: None
  • Aux 1/4": 1
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Headphone: 1
Onboard effects
  • Compression: Yes
  • Reverb: No
  • Delay: No
  • Chorus/flange: No
Equalization
  • Bands per channel: 3
  • Treble: Yes
  • High midrange: No
  • Sweep high midrange: No
  • Midrange: Yes
  • Sweep midrange: No
  • Low midrange: No
  • Sweep Low midrange: No
  • Low: Yes
  • Q: No
  • Master graphic: No
Inserts/buses
  • Inserts (channel): No
  • Inserts (master): No
  • Buses: None
  • Sub groups: No
Connectivity
  • USB: No
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • MIDI: No
Other
  • Width x height x depth: 10.1 x 2.4 x 11.9"
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs.
  • Automation: No
  • Fader type: Rotary
  • Motorized faders: No

Order today for a small format mixer with surprising fidelity and features.

SPECIFICATIONS

MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression

  • Frequency Response: Effect, Effect Send (Aux Send*), Monitor Out, Rec Out
  • Gain: min (CH 1/5/6) 20Hz — 20Hz Nominal output level @ 1kHz: -3.0 — 1.0dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD + N) Effect, +14dBu @ 20Hz-20 kHz, Input Gain Control at minimum : 0.1%
  • Hum & Noise:
  • CH Input 1,2 MIC, EIN (Equivalent Input Noise): Rs = 150 Ohms, Gain: maximum (CH. 1, 2): -128dBu
  • Effect, Stereo Master control at nominal level and all channel Level controls at minimum: -87dBu
  • Effect Send (Aux Send), all CH. Effect (Aux) controls at minimal: 85dBu
  • Effect, Stereo Master Control and one CH fader at nominal level (Ch1,2) : -64dBu
  • Effect Residual Output Noise —100dB
  • Crosstalk (1 kHz): Adjacent Input CH 1, 2: -70dB; Input to Output Stereo L/R, CH 1-2, PAN: panned hard left or right: -70dB
  • Phantom Voltage MIC: + 48V
  • Input HPF: CH 1-5/6, 80Hz, 12dB/oct
  • Input equalization CH 1-5/6 HIGH: 10 kHz (shelving), MID: 2.5 kHz (peaking), LOW: 100Hz (shelving); CH 7/8, 9/10 HIGH: 10 kHz (shelving), LOW: 100Hz (shelving)
  • PEAK Indicator: Red LED turns on when post EQ signal (either post MIC HA or post EQ signal for CH 3/4, 5/6) reaches -3dB below clipping (+17dBu).
  • Internal Digital Effect*: 16 Program, Parameter control, Foot Switch (Digital Effect On/Off)
  • LED Level Meter, Pre Monitor Level, 2 x 7 points LED meter (PEAK, +6, +3, 0, -5, -10, -20dB), PEAK lights if the signal level reaches 3dB below the clipping level.
  • Power Supply Adaptor PA-10: AC 35 VCT, 0.62 A, Cable Length = 3.6m
  • Power Consumption: 21W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 10.10" x 2.4" x 11.9" (256.6mm x 62.2mm x 302.5mm)
  • Net Weight: 3.4lb. (1.5kg)
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YamahaMG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Simple controls (8)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yamahappy

I really like this tight little board. Fits nicely behind my kit and I can set n forget the mix while freeing the front people up. My bass drum mic mixes in very well...Read complete review

I really like this tight little board. Fits nicely behind my kit and I can set n forget the mix while freeing the front people up. My bass drum mic mixes in very well and the built in compression smooths out my mashed potatoes. I`m proud to have my first Yamaha and Musicians Friend has come through for me again with affordable gear we can go use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixer

This was a restock item I purchased, so I didn't expect it be cosmetically perfect, but did expect it to function properly. Both the main and monitor volumes did not work when it...Read complete review

This was a restock item I purchased, so I didn't expect it be cosmetically perfect, but did expect it to function properly. Both the main and monitor volumes did not work when it arrived. I was under the mistaken impression that these restock items were, at least, given a check over before they were resold. Apparently not, however, in their usual great fashion, Musician's Friend, made it all right. I didn't want to take a chance on another one of these, so I found a new Peavy mixer that was the same price and they swapped it out at no additional cost to me. You can never go wrong buying from Musician's Friend. They live up to their name.
This was a restock item I purchased, so I didn't expect it be cosmetically perfect, but did expect it to function properly. Both the main and monitor volumes did not work when it arrived. I was under the mistaken impression that these restock items were, at least, given a check over before they were resold. Apparently not, however, in their usual great fashion, Musician's Friend, made it all right. I didn't want to take a chance on another one of these, so I found a new Peavy mixer that was the same price and they swapped it out at no additional cost to me. You can never go wrong buying from Musician's Friend. They live up to their name.
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5.0

Ugly and dependable!

By 

from Columbus Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Reliable And Road Worthy
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Old School Unattractive

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Music Videos
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

I have 2 of these as they are versatile and road worthy. I've gone through several other brands only to have them fail with life on the road. These little buggers hang in there and never give up.

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5.0

great for intended use

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from pensacola,fl

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

    live duo, needed accessible mixer on mic stand. compact. perfect for the use.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Just enough to be usefull

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    from Lafayette, IN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

      When doing a small gig with just a couple guys this is exactly what you need. While it lacks some of the more deluxe features of a big board, it allows you enough control in a light, easy to carry, compact unit.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yamahappy

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      from Visalia,California

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

        I really like this tight little board. Fits nicely behind my kit and I can set n forget the mix while freeing the front people up. My bass drum mic mixes in very well and the built in compression smooths out my mashed potatoes. I`m proud to have my first Yamaha and Musicians Friend has come through for me again with affordable gear we can go use.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        QUALITY WITHOUT SPENDING ALOT.

        By 

        from The Bronx, New York

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Built Like A Tank
        • Not Built Solid

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

        You can patch a few things in and get the job done with great sound to boot. It pretty much includes all of todays bells & whistles "It's a Yamaha" And the unit allows you to mount it on a microphone stand. (With the optional purchase of the mount) A protective case is a must when transporting it. It's 85% plastic. My only beef is 2 channels don't have a mid in the EQ section. What do you expect for the price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Small but Mighty!

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        from Littleton, CO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

          I've only used this mixer for three weeks, but it functions as advertised and is very quiet. A good investment for pro or novice alike.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Don't rely on it

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          from Idaho Falls, Id

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

          Using this as a sub-mixer for live drums. For less than 100 clams you get what you pay for. XLR inputs on channels 1 and 2 are really finicky about the cables used plus no effect inserts on channels 3 and 4 makes this an OK mixer for one guy in a bedroom that is going to leave it set up.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Little Mixer!

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          from Rapid City, SD

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

            We are using it with our electric drums.
            The drums go into a channel, the main mix with vocals goes in and the lead guitar goes in.
            This way, the drummer can set his mix the way he wants it, and with a headset, he can hear what he wants.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MG102C

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            from Rocky Mount, NC

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Music Videos
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

              Good Product. It was used at an outdoor festival. Very easy to use and seemed to be a good quality for the price.

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              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              not happy with MG102C

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              from Iowa

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Sound

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha MG102C 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

              This was a brand new mixer, maybe I just got a bad one. ??? Like the 6 chan. I can put voice or instrument into. Small but yet sufficient. Did not like the controls had to turn up over half before I had any sound both gain and volume. Quality was bad. Traded in for a Pevey PV-8 instead. I am sold on Peavey. A friend told me about this mixer and thought I would try it. Musicians Friend is a superb company have had no issues and don't expect any from them.

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